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Step Into The "Transformation Circle" of UK Lyricist Phoenix Da Icefire


Phoenix Da Icefire drops the first single 'Transformation Circle' from his upcoming 'Project Chimera' EP - due to drop in August 2016.

It's A Detroit/Cali Hip Hop Affair On "The Makings" by Houseshoes

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"Pre-order a limited cassette copy of “The Makings” which serves as an introduction to folks unaware of Shoes’ past production credits. Compiled by Shoes himself to help in the promotion of his 2012 debut “Let It Go”, “The Makings” features previous productions for the likes of Danny Brown, Proof, Elzhi, MED, Quelle Chris, Invincible, Roc Marciano and more. “The Makings” also features audio testimonials from the likes of Rich Medina, Black Milk, Gaslamp Killer, Phife, Exile, Nick Speed, Rhettmatic, Paul Rosenberg and a few others as they talk Shoes’ influence and lengthy history as it ranges from the D to Cali, and talking about House Shoes’ work over the last 20+ years."

Neil Sedaka - "Laughter In the Rain" (Covered by Singer Cherilyn Evans)

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"Cheri Evans performs an eclectic mix of Jazz infused Soul and R&B music while possessing the rare ability to move smoothly between multiple genres. Her soft, supple tones will touch your heart, fill your spirit and embrace your soul."

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Faithful Singer & Guitarist Danielia Cotton Hopes For "A Prayer"


Life is a seesaw and guitarist/singer Danielia Cotton takes the ride bravely as she uses her passionate approach to songwriting for Rock music which is rich with hope and powerful emotion. Reach for a better day with this rising talent who pours her desire for a better world into song on her groovy summer 2016 EP "A Prayer".

Bounce To The G-Funk Of Sholo Truth & Erick Sermon On "Salí"

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The Funk Lord Erick Sermon remains rooted in the sound which made his group EPMD renowned as he links with talkbox Funk producer Sholo Truth in 2016 for something to make you bounce. "Salí" touches upon the signature bounce and vocoder sound of the late Roger Troutman with great authenticity for a party banger which unites The East, West and Latin cultures.

Bassist Derrick Hodge Makes A Moment Of Time Profound On "The Second"

By JR on 6:29 AM

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Known for lending his virtuosity on the bass to Robert Glasper Experiment and exploring new territory within the art of Jazz Fusion in his solo work, bassist Derrick Hodge delivers something to pump your adrenaline in the rhythmic excitement and uplifting aura of "The Second". Enjoy a taste of what's to come as Derrick gears up for his next Blue Note release!


Enjoy more Hodge as Ennio Styles presents a big show with A Guy Called Gerald live in the mix, soul man Chris Turner going acappella live in the studio and Blue Note recording artist Derrick Hodge dropping unreleased music. Also music from Jose James, Evan Marien, Cookin' on 3 Burners, Free the Robots, The Bombay Royale and Felix Dickinson.

Mo-Matic On Beats & Oxygen On Rhymes Are The "Sureshot" (Nick Bike remix)


Lyrical tappin jaws and causin disasters, Oxygen of SOUNDSCI rips the microphone apart over the raw boom-Bap of Nick Bike to let you know he's the indisputable "Sureshot". Available on limited edition 7" vinyl with more remixes here at Juno Records.

Preview J Dilla's "King Of Beats II" Collection by Yancey Media Group

By JR on 12:29 PM

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With Dilla's iconic MPC3000 drum machine as the front cover and 15 tracks of neck-snapping instrumentals, the "King Of Beats II" collection represents the raw and funky essence of beats which Jay Dee fans worldwide continue to seek years after his passing. This collection displays Jay's early beat tape sound of the mid-90's that circulated the underground during the emergence of Slum Village, featuring a more laid-back and jazzy vibe than the more aggressive production style that appeared upon the arrival of "Welcome To Detroit".

Press play and enjoy as Juno Records provides a preview of this heat, "King Of Beats II" by J Dilla now available on vinyl LP and digitally at iTunes and Amazon.

Barry White's Flutist Darnell White Drops "This Love" ft. Chuckii Booker


"Flutist, Darnell White's music is known over the world through his collaboration as writer, composer, and arranger for the late soul singer Barry White.

"This Love," the title of Darnell's long awaited debut CD was well worth the wait.

Each song, with it's original arrangements and vocals by Darnell White and Chuckii Booker takes the listener on a musical journey along with Darnell's dazzling flute solos and beautifully written melodies.

This is a must buy CD which will have the listener playing each song over and over and over again." - darnellwhite.com/music



Bio:

Darnell White was born in Los Angeles into an extremely musical family.

During the 80's and 90's Darnell wrote and composed for the maestro Barry White. Two of Darnell's songs, "Strange" and "My Fantasies' were on Barry's album, The Love Unlimited Orchestra Presents Mr. Webster Lewis. Darnell also wrote "Tell Me Who Do You Love" on Barry's album "Beware."

Darnell also wrote the smooth and romantic "Your What's on My Mind" for Barry White and played the spiraling flute solo at the introduction of the song over Barry's rap.

Boiler Room Presents: Black Milk & Nat Turner Perform Live In London, 2016

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An hour of live instrumental hip-hop, jazz and beats with Black Milk and Nat Turner.

Soundsci & Supastition Release "Write On" b/w "Changing Of The Gods" 7" Vinyl Single

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World Expo Records continues to bless the Hip Hop world with beats and rhymes that stick to the ribs like good food with another gem in their series of collectable vinyl releases. The 7" vinyl single "Write On" b/w "Changing Of The Gods" features the witty and skillful rhyme flows of Soundsci and Supastition which show that intellect, a humble perspective of life and the traditional aspects of Hip Hop art remain timeless.

Get your copy of "Write On" b/w "Changing Of The Gods" here at Juno Records.

Groove To The Unshakable Pop Sound Of Veteran Duo BlissBliss

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"Renee Garcia and Lang Bliss drive the pop, groove group, BlissBliss.
Influences on their music range from Sting and Steely Dan to Joni Mitchell and John Mayer.
They are both, veteran performers of countless tours, shows and recording sessions with world-renowned artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sony/Arista artists The Henningsens, country legend Alex Harvey and many others.
Their first single, Fight For Peace, became a number #1 hit on CCM radio. They’ve effortlessly crossed back and forth between genres and formats as their experience through the years has afforded them the privilege of playing for a diverse group of artists and situations from singing on the Grammy’s to performing in prisons. Their infectious, sophisticated sound was described by one fan as, “an elixir of pop, groove and jazz where elegance reigns supreme!""



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