Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
One of the best cover versions of a Michael Jackson song that we've ever heard. Check out Aloe Blacc getting seriously soulful & bluesy on this stripped back version of Billie Jean. His new album, Good Things, also featuring the outstanding single I Need A Dollar, is due to drop in August on Stones Throw.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Just like it says on the tin: Wed June 23rd at Khuja Lounge, just $5 on the door, from 8.30pm...
Screening the awesome Secondhand Sureshots film & DJ support from Scratch 22... wrap your listening gears around it! Big thanks to J & Morgan for setting up the THIS CULTURE film series.
OK, so we're pretty excited about this one! The Brazilian actor Seu Jorge has an album forthcoming on Now Again Records, due for release in July. There's a fantastic cover of Roy Ayers' Everybody Loves The Sunshine, alongside some incredible music - take a click over here to find out a little more & take a listen to some soundclips.
If you don't know who Seu Jorge is, ask your Brazilian friends! This is music to make you smile on these wintry days...
Just a quick recommendation for you to point your mouse at this to check out/download for FREE a 14-track compilation featuring artists from Tru Thoughts, Ubiquity, Now Again, plus Fania, Bastard Jazz, ESL & Plug Research! Tu meke!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Clockwatching is the first single to be lifted from the new Belleruche album, forthcoming on Tru Thoughts. This talented 3-piece have been lifting eyebrows & feet in the RM office since their debut Turntable Soul Music - so we're definitely looking forward to checking the album when it drops!
In the meantime, enjoy this clip & another wicked groove from Belleruche.
Friday, June 18, 2010
TALK NORMAL - Sugarland
Label: Rare Book Room
Sandra says: "Months on from release this record is still making a big racket in my world".
We all say: you should watch this clip for In A Strangeland cos it's pretty darn great.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Great track. Firm downstairs favourite here at RMHQ. Have you heard it yet? Should've. Great video too. Impressive. Have you seen it yet? You're in luck... Aloe Blacc is a LA-native who's about to release his 2nd album for Stones Throw, entitled Good Things, sometime in August or September. For now we have to make do with the video from the lead single, I Need A Dollar, & the promise of more, er good things to come...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Our "Man on the Street", Lio, selects one of his favourite albums of the moment...this week it is:
THE LIL' BAND O' GOLD - The Promised Land
"Some good friends of mine gave me the heads up on this 9-piece Cajun Swamp pop group before we released this album and I'm mighty glad they did! The Promised Land is the soundtrack to the documentary (that hopefully gets a DVD release here) The Promised Land: A Swamp Pop Journey. It's heartfelt music from down Louisiana way, and is best enjoyed with some cold beers and good company. A quote from the doco sums the sound up for me nicely - "White guys, playing Black music, damn good"."