Aretha Franklin – Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain (2014) #ArethaFranklin

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Ladies & Gentlemen … The great, the one & only Aretha Franklin on the¬†Late Show with David Letterman performing two covers !! Adele must be so proud right now !!!

Enjoy ūüėČ


Quantic feat. Nidia Gongora – La Plata (2014) #Quantic

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New track on Tru Thoughts Records from the great QUANTIC !!

A word from Quantic on the origins of the video and the track itself:
“The rhythm used in ‘La Plata’ is loosely based on one of the musical genres of Choco, which is called ‘Chirim√≠a’. Choco is a Colombian state located in the north west with a Pacific coastline and a rich musical heritage. Chirim√≠a has many styles but its foundation is the marching band style snare and cymbal and duelling clarinets. Nidia and I had gotten more into this sound after visiting Nuqui, Choco and hearing the local youth brass band play till the early morning. The following year we returned to Nuqui with Film Maker B+ to shoot the video to La Plata which features scenes from the nearby coastal region of Guachalito as well as footage from Quantic & Nidia Gongora’s performance upon Nuqui’s sports field during ‘Nuqui Festival’.”


Let’s Hear & Watch La Plata, featuring Nidia Gongora :

Enjoy !

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks – Dawn (2014) #Emmadonovan #thePutBacks

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A great soulful track coming straight from Australia ! Emma Donovan & the PutBacks are about to deliver their first LP in November 2014, called DAWN, on HopeStreet Recordings.

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks dawn

First single taken from this upcoming album is DADDY … WoW … It was¬†recorded in one¬†room¬†on eight channels of analog tape which leads to a fabulous sound, live, raw … Close your eyes … I’m sure you’ll see Pam Grier walkin’ by …

The record will be released in Australian stores on November 7, once again as a gatefold LP, CD and Digital. The international release dates are November 10 for Europe and November 11 for the US.

Enjoy !

Banda Magda – El Pescador (Yerakina) – 2014 #BandaMagda

Banda Magda Yerakina

First track of the upcoming LP from Banda Magda on GroundUp Music (Snarky Puppy) !! The album & DVD is called Yerakina and available in pre order here on Bandcamp : YERAKINA (releases 23 September 2014)

Produced by Magda Giannikou, Michael League (Snarky Puppy … !!) & Fab Dupont


Magda Giannikou: voice & accordion
Ignacio Hernandez: nylon-string guitar
Mika Mimura: vibraphone
Jordan Perlson: drum set
Marcelo Woloski: percussion
Keita Ogawa: percussion
James Shipp: percussion
Haggai Cohen-Milo: upright bass
Michael League: baritone guitar
Mike Maher: flugelhorn
Matt Holman: flugelhorn
Matt McLaughlin: french horn
Bill Laurance: piano (So talented !!!)

String Section

primi: Maria Im, Emily Ondracek
secondi: Eylem Basaldi, Allyson Clark
viole: Lev Ljova Zhurbin, Dana Lyn
celli: Maria Jeffers, Colin Stokes

Background Vocals: Marcelo Woloski, Michael League, Bob Lanzetti, Justin Stanton

Special Guests: Gregorio Uribe, Juan Andrés Ospina, Nicolas Ospina on vocals

Magda Giannikou

Here is El Pescador :