Latinaotearoa is a latin funk & soul outfit from the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. She consists of miss Jennifer Zea, Bobby Brazuka and our buddy Isaac Aesili. Have a listen to the last song, “Where The Heart Is…”, of their “Sonido de Latinaotearoa” album, produced by Isaac Aesili and with Steph Brown on piano.
Twentythree year old electronic savant and jazz trained keyboardist, Pomrad, released his second EP today. The refreshing sounding “This Day” EP is out on Earnest Endeavours and is the successor of last year’s “Vlotjes” EP. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by Pomrad’s funky electronic talkbox-type-of-sexy-stuff. Vinyl will be out in two weeks!
Now we don’t have to school you guys on Omar…right? This legendary Soul singer has done so much over the past decades that he needs no introduction. You all might be interested to know that Freestyle Records is releasing a new single entitled, “The Man”, containing a few interesting remixes. Both Zed Bias and Shafiq Husayn deliver a fresh rework in their own style (more on this soon), but wait there’s more. Omar re-recorded the classic love song “There’s Nothing Like This” with the one and only Pino Palladino on bass! The single will be out May 27th, but enjoy a sneak preview below.
K-Maxx and the Sweater Funk crew are releasing Ken’s new self-titled 4-track EP. The project has already won the endorsement of the no. 1 Modern Funk brotha, DaM-FunK, and will soon be played at a party near you! When I was in San Francisco a few years back, I noticed that the Funk was strong in the Bay Area. Feast your ears on “My Medicine” and make sure you pre-order the vinyl at Sound Boutique or get yourself a digital dose on Bandcamp.
Slum Village (in it’s new formation) returns with their new “Evolution” album in June. Now without Elzhi, we’re curious how that’s gonna sound. Listen to “Forever” and tell me this doesn’t take you back to memories of peace, prosperity and Hip Hop.
London-based producer Eric Lau is preparing his upcoming sophomore album, “One of Many”. Earlier today the first single, “Everytime”, featuring Rahel was let into the world via Okayplayer. The song can be pre-ordered on the Kilawatt Bandcamp page and will be out April 8th. Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming album!
I’m usually not the type to cry “Wolf”, but let’s face it…can’t really ignore Tyler, The Creator anymore. On his upcoming album there’s at least one superb track called “Treehome95″ with miss Erykah Badu and Coco (Quadron) on the vocal tip. Gotta do a quick post, but will give the entire album a listen later this weekend. Thanks DJ Blue for the tip and If you like you can pre-order “Wolf” via iTunes.