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Jed and Lucia "Helium"

Berkeley duo Jed and Lucia (real names Emma Lucia and Mark Reveley) is only a week away from the release of the follow up to its Super Human Heart LP …

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Jed and Lucia "April Showers (Shlohmo Remix)"

California whiz kid Shlohmo (pictured above) has turned husband-and-wife duo Jed and Lucia’s folky number “April Showers” into a monster of a beat on this new remix. Drenching the guitar …

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Georgia Anne Muldrow Kings Ballad

Within three years, singer/songwriter/producer Georgia Anne Muldrow has cemented herself as somewhat of an anomaly. As a self-contained artist with album projects on an array of indie labels, it’s apparent …

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The Clonious Between the Dots

In addition to doling out wings on a daily basis, Red Bull is gaining quite the reputation with its esteemed Music Academy becoming an official launch pad for young, innovative, …

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SA-RA Creative Partners "Just Like A Baby"

This is some straight-up Sly Stone shit! L.A.’s SA-RA put their own little spin on this sexy, slow jam of rambling bass and wah-wah electricity from the 1971 funk milestone, …

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SA-RA "Dirty Beauty Feat. Erykah Badu"

With their latest album, Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, released yesterday, the SA-RA boys are ready to share the love, as well as another track from the album. This …

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Sa-Ra Creative Partners Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love

Their glorious reputation precedes them. The Kanye West affiliation. The production work for the likes of Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and John Legend. The Japan-only limited run vinyl EP pressings. …

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SA-RA Creative Partners "Bitch Baby"

L.A.-based hip-hop trio SA-RA Creative Partners will return with a new album, Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, which their longtime home Ubiquity is releasing. The group has leaked its …

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NOMO Invisible Cities

Dumpster diving pays. Producer Warren Defever (of His Name is Alive) used street-sweeper tines and donated hardwood scraps to create kalimbas used throughout this sister album to last year’s Ghost …

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Betty Padgett Betty Padgett

A soul singer who started out in Miami in the mid-’70s, Betty Padgett has a sweet, down-home sound. The disco-laced single “Sugar Daddy,” with its polite requests for ice and …

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Platinum Pied Pipers "Pigeon Hole"

Platinum Pied Pipers (PPP) may have established their place on the musical map with hip-hop, but Abundance, Saddiq and Wajeed’s sophomore full-length, finds the duo in decidedly more R&B/soul territory. …

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PPP Abundance

Three years after their critically acclaimed debut, Motor City thoroughbreds Waajeed and Saadiq deliver a sophomore release in a surprisingly about-face fashion. The duo all but abandons its hip-hop leanings …

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Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins Clutch of the Tiger

Taking a break from his regular Ping Pong Orchestra moniker, Shawn Lee collaborates with the mysterious, and possibly fictitious Mojave Desert-dweller Clutchy Hopkins on Clutch of the Tiger. Regardless of …

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Ohmega Watts "Eyes and Ears feat. Jneiro Jarel"

MC and producer Ohmega Watts’ influences, which range from funk and soul to Stereolab and Brazilian psychedelia, come out to play on his new album, Watts Happening. The first single, …

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NOMO Ghost Rock

On their self-titled debut, Michigan-based NOMO took Afrobeat in a completely new, gorgeously distorted, and fuzzy direction, but their sophomore stab makes no attempt to serve up more of the …

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Eric Lau New Territories

All the tags for the music that Londoner Eric Lau makes sound contrived: future funk, nu-soul, beat-head jazz–none of these really captures Lau’s confident, cool essence. Sure, artists like Jay …

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The Lions Jungle Struttin’

You might not expect solid, Jamaican-inspired music from L.A.’s plastic culture. But the results are tasteful when members of great bands–Connie Price and The Keystones, Rhythm Roots All-Stars, and Breakestra …

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Connie Price and the Keystones Tell Me Something

With its sophomore effort, L.A.’s Connie Price and the Keystones have become the latest funk/soul act to enlist MCs to compliment its sound. And on almost all accounts, the cast …

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