We’re late on this – Esmerine‘s new album “Dalmak” emphatically confirms that the group has indeed continued writing, exploring and collaborating – definitively extending its horizons in this new iteration of the band’s trajectory. Bruce Cawdron (marimba) resigned from his seat as drummer for Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 2012, allowing him to focus more fully on Esmerine alongside co-founder and cellist Rebecca Foon (Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire To Flames); the two principals also recruited percussionist Jamie Thompson (Unicorns, Islands) and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson as full-time members to solidify the group as a writing and performing quartet. Below you can find two tracks taken from “Dalmak”, the record is available since september via Constellation Records.
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The Step Brothers (Alchemist and Evidence) finally finished the work on their collabo album. “Lord Steppington” will be out via Rhymesayers on January 21st, 2014. Featured guest are Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Blu, Fashawn, Rakaa Iriscience, Oh No, Styles P, Domo Genesis, and The Whooliganz. Stream the official first single and video. You can also cop the song “Ron Carter” for free via soundcloud. Pre-order now.
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MED & Blu announced their new collaboration over Madlib beats with The Burgundy EP earlier this year. “The Buzz” featuring Mayer Hawthorne, b/w Peroxide featuring Dam-Funk. This is the first time Stones Throw alumni Madlib, MED, Mayer & Dam have all appeared on the same record. This 8-track vinyl EP released by Bang Ya Head & Fat Beats features a bonus beat, instrumentals, and an acappella. Order now!
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Dudley Perkins is “Dr. Stokley”. So old school and still so cool. Holistic healer for the dark heart. Stimulator of the mind. Inoculating you with sharp darts. Old dirty record addict. Heads have been waiting 4 years for a new Dudley Perkins solo record – this Black Friday November 29th it arrives. The new album, “Dr. Stokley”, finds Dudley over production from Kankick, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Madlib. Pre-Order the album today on iTunes or direct. Get the first track “Foot Surgery” produced by Kankick feat. Percee P or free here.
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Nostalgia 77 is excited to announce his new album, “A Journey Too Far”, will be out on 10th February 2014. The fifth studio LP under the Nostalgia 77 name finds the hugely respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with the beguiling German singer Josa Peit, as well as featuring additional vocals from Jeb Loy Nichols (Island). Here’s a little teaser video, shot at the studio sessions for the album, including a sneaky snippet of the album track “Backlash”. Pre-order “A Journey Too Far” from iTunes and get the first single “An Angel With No Halo” straight away. More tunes on their Soundcloud.
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