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Last week, Prince previewed a new track “Screw Driver,” which featured vintage Purple Rain rock vibes with a pop edge. Prince has now unveiled the song in full, which you can check out here.
Just found these guys on bandsoup.com. Good’ol rocking song.
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Time to get back to the music:
Antonia Vai is a 24-year old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sweden, well-established on the music scene of Stockhom. She has been titled as a “bohemian soul diva”, but has clearly been influenced by folk. Focused on storytelling, shaped by rhythms and unique melodies, every song turns into a journey. She shifts between sadness and hopefulness. Combines metaphors and contradictions. One second she’s dynamically explosive, and the other she’s emotionally stripped down.
Antonia began recording her songs in the bedroom, or in random hotelrooms along the road, and ever since, the songs started spreading and circulating on the net. A growing request for a debut album emerged. In September 2012 she is finally releasing her album “Lovers and Prophets“, a tribute to forbidden love and sanctifications. In the same turn, she’s releasing “Dirt From When The Earth Was Flat“, an album with gathered homemade productions.
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She’ll be huge in the States soon, mark my words. I’m never wrong about this stuff.
Orange Grove has been around, through ups and downs, in leaps and bounds.. always laying down that wicked sound and pound for pound the number one challenger in the underground. You dig?
OG has indeed been around a little while now, somewhere between the underground and the mainstream you can find them, maybe in a studio in Amsterdam or on a stage in the Caribbean…or maybe you’ll come across them on a beach somewhere jamming acoustically with a gathering of close friends sharing drinks and good times. I heard not long ago they were even seen doing an interview in Times Square! “Wherever the music takes us that’s where we’ll be” adds Jacob, guitarist and co-founder of the band.
Singer Michael Maidwell and close friend Jacob Streefkerk formed the group about ten years ago. They had both come to the Netherlands to study after graduating from high school, leaving their Caribbean homes on St Maarten behind. They applied for a marketing management study but soon found out they really didn’t enjoy thinking about the economy and what firm they might end up working for when they graduated. Actually, one of the few things they did feel sure of was that they wanted to make music. A few years of studying business helped to reinforce those thoughts even more, and before you know it Orange Grove was born. Jacob had been playing guitar for a couple years and was getting quite good at it, and Michael had just discovered he could sing while one day trying to sing a Bob Marley song in the shower..so it made perfect sense: they’d put their talents and brains together and before you know it they’d be playing in front of thousands of people! Maybe even trillions!
Many tours and a few albums later, OG is finally at their moment of truth. Michael fills us in: “We are about to drop something big..and it’s very heavy. It will make a very loud thumping noise and even the people who are not paying attention will hear it. It will wake people up out of their sleep..even the very deep sleepers.”
When we asked him what exactly it is, he declined to comment any further. “If I told you what it is you might never feel it for what it really is”.
Born in my home town of Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend. On the heels of the hit musical FELA!, which several members collaborated on, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabriel Roth at our House of Soul studio, who was at the helm for their first three albums. This self-titled album is their first release in five years, and the first on Daptone Records!
“Wonder of wonders, this native New Yorker’s debut CD sounds legitimately more jazzy than folky—smack-dab in the Laura Nyro/Ricki Lee Jones/Sophie B. Hawkins lineage, complete with sax solos warm enough for Baker Street and titles that namecheck Ab Fab and Dorothy. The latter of which “contains language which may not be appropriate for radio” to wit: “No one gives a fuck about the wizard in the end.” Tell Auntie Em and Toto, too; Oz never did give nothin’ to the tin man that he didn’t already have.”
I just discovered Kelly off Reverb Nation. You will have to check her out for yourselves.
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