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Hear Jamiroquai’s Cloud 9 + Tour Dates

Hear Jamiroquai’s Cloud 9 + Tour Dates

Jamiroquai has released the second single from their latest project Automaton which is due out 3.31.17. The name of the tack is Cloud 9 and it is the type of music that fans are accustomed to hearing from the British future-soul funk band.

“Cloud 9” is a mild disco track that encapsulates the feeling of new love with its skipping bass line and airy synths. In a press release, frontman Jay Kay said, “‘Cloud 9’ is a song that’s written in the style that I hope people know us for and are familiar with. It’s a song that if anyone that has been jilted and yet found love somewhere else will no doubt relate to. Can’t wait for you to hear it – get in the car, stick it on the radio and just drive.”

Check out Cloud 9 and see Jamiroquai in a city near you. Enjoy!

Tour Dates:
March 28 @ Salle Pleyel – Paris, France
March 31 @ Roundhouse – London, England
May 25 @ Tokyo International Forum
June 17 @ Release – Athens, Greece
July 7 @ North Sea Jazz Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 11 @ Visarno Arena – Florence, Italy
July 13 @ Musilac – Aix Les Bains, France
July 14 @ Kirjurinluoto – Pori, Finland
July 19 @ Colours of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 20 @ Piazza Grande Di Locarno – Locarno, Switzerland
August 3 @ Sudoeste – Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal
August 9 @ Boardmasters Festival – Newquay, UK

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K.Avett Drops New Music

K.Avett Drops New Music

Singer/songwriter K.Avett has been on an incessant grind since landing on the Neo Soul Cafe’s radar. She has been putting in work performing, creating and prepping for her latest project

KAvette’s “The Matter (What Are We Here For?)” is the first single from K.Avett’s untitled sophomore album, which is to be released sometime this spring. “The Matter (What Are We Here For?)” is poised to celebrate Black Girl Magic and Black Boy Joy. The lyrics are a needed dose of encouragement connected to a smooth track. Easy listening with a great message. Check out “The Matter (What Are We Here For?)” Enjoy!

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Stream Gabriel Garzon Montano’s Jardin+ Show Dates

Stream Gabriel Garzon Montano’s Jardin+ Show Dates

On his debut LP Jardin, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of living in America today, and the universal challenges of love.

A Brooklyn-born and raised child of immigrant parents, Gabriel’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. His influence is a pastiche of Bach sonatas, Cumbia records, and the machine gun funk that echoes up and down Nostrand Ave. His mother, a member of the Philip Glass ensemble in the 1990s, instilled within him a painstaking attention to detail that remains a hallmark of his process. “She is the reason that I love music,” he says. Her rigorous classical instruction formed the foundation on which he honed his skills over the years in the lab, copping Stevie’s changes, studying Prince’s lyrics, and absorbing the beat theses of Timbaland, Dilla, and Pete Rock.

Jardín comes on the heels of three intense years of touring, writing and recording. Soon after the 2014 release of his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel was invited out on the road by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, as direct support concerts across Europe. The day after playing Wembley Arena, he received a call notifying him that his song “6 8” would be sampled by Drake on his full-length If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. The months following these cosigns Garzón-Montano was featured on back-to-back tours with English indie-rockers Glass Animals and Stones Throw label mate Mayer Hawthorne.

He recorded Jardín with his mentor, analog guru Henry Hirsch, at Waterfront Studios in Hudson, NY in 2016. Gabriel tracked drums, bass, guitar, piano, and synthesizers direct to 2-inch tape, adding percussion, digital programming, and several layers of his own vocals to create a lush sonic environment that recalls a contemporary, streetwise Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants. “I wanted to make music that would remind people how beautiful life is – how delicate their hearts are,” says Garzón-Montano. “A garden is full of life, and growth, and beauty. I named the album Jardín hoping for it to create a space for healing when people put it on. I’ve always wanted to make music that is healing, comforting, and funky.”

Fans of Bishouné will find familiar ground in the organic sounds and impressionist narratives of Jardín: the Moog-heavy “Fruitflies” reads as a lyrical epilogue to “Keep on Running,” while “The Game” brings the folkloric percussion of “Me Alone” home from Cartagena to Crown Heights. The enduring choruses of “Sour Mango,” “Crawl,” and “My Balloon” exhibit a melodic and compositional craftsmanship reminiscent of the fan favorite “Everything is Everything,” confirming Garzón-Montano’s innate pop sensibilities, and his knack for fusing a wide range of classic influences and cutting-edge ideas to create a sound all his own.

TOUR DATES

2/2: Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba (In-Store)
2/3: Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints (In-Store)
2/15: Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain
2/18: Paris, France @ La Bellevilloise
2/19: Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
2/20: Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
2/22: London, United Kingdom @ Jazz Café
2/24: Dublin, Ireland @ The Workmans Club
2/25: Cardiff, Wales @ Wales Millennium Centre (Jazz Club)

Buy Now:
Digital: smarturl.it/GGM_Jardin
Vinyl & CD: www.stonesthrow.com/store/album/gab…montano+/jardin

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Facebook: facebook.com/gabrielgarzonmontano
Instagram: www.instagram.com/gabrielgarzonmontano/
Twitter: twitter.com/MrGabrieLorenzo

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Anderson .Paak Performs ‘Am I Wrong’! With His Son On Ellen

Anderson .Paak Performs ‘Am I Wrong’! With His Son On Ellen

As if we need another reason to love Ellen. Who Knew that the one and only Anderson Paak is one of Ellen’s favorite artists. Anderson Paak along with the Free Nationals and his son performed his hit Am I Wrong from the CD Malibu for Ellen on her Birthday! The studio audience was electrified by the performance not a person was unmoved. Check out the performance and watch his son move the crowd! Enjoy!

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Jill Scott Announces New Greeting Card Line

Jill Scott Announces New Greeting Card Line

The multi talented Jill Scott is creating her own Hallmark Mahogany greeting card line.

Jill Scott is following in the foot steps of the late great Maya Angelo. ,

“She was a phenomenal writer,” said Scott, who also shares a birthday with Angelou. “I was proud of that being an Aries sister. I also wanted to create cards I felt represented things a sista would say.”

According to Philip Polk, Hallmark’s VP of Multicultural Strategy,
“Ms. Scott is more than a singer, songwriter and actress – among other things, she is a busy mom and wife, like many Hallmark shoppers who cherish and celebrate the important relationships in their lives, and this card collection is a reflection of that,” he said. “Through this partnership, we were able to combine Mahogany cards’ messages rooted in inspiration, positivity and cultural connection with Jill Scott’s unique, bold and soulful editorial and design vision to create a one-of-a-kind collection.”

“People still like to give cards. There are some traditionalists,” said Scott

“Some things just don’t go out of style,” she said. “Cards are a part of life.”
Select cards are available online and in stores.
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