• www.thewickedsound.com El Michels Affair Life of People Adult Themes
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    El Michels Affair released a new track “Life of Pablo” from their highly anticipated new album “Adult Themes”

    El Michels Affair released a new track “Life of Pablo” from their highly anticipated new album “Adult Themes”. History of this album began in 2017, when Leon Michels, leader of the El Michels Affair, in between other musical project began creating compilations of short interludes intended to be sampled by hip hop producers. Some of them end up on songs by Jay Z & Beyonce or Travis Scott. These minute-long snippets were inspired by the dense moody work of ‘60s composers like David Axelrod, as well as Moondog’s brand of classical jazz. Michels liked so much creating these instrumentals that he decided to expand on some of the ideas and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jamael Dean People of the Moon Oblivion
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    Jamael Dean dropped an EP “Oblivion” for Stones Throw Records

    Jamael Dean dropped an EP “Oblivion” for Stones Throw Records. Last year he released his first full-length titled “Black Space Tapes” for the same prestigious label. "Oblivion" is a 3-track, 30-minute EP album, available on vinyl and tape. “'People of the Moon' is a healing piece “about connecting to your roots, and the values communicated through you as a messenger for your people. Each melody represents an individual idea and they orbit each other like satellites. Everyone plays with the times of each melody simultaneously which makes the song sound like it’s breathing”, Jamael explains.   Watch the video to Jamael Dean new song "People of the Moon", the single…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Alfa-Mist-Emmavie-Energy-Epoch
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    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released collaborative album “Epoch

    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released a collaborative album “Epoch". On the album, the pair collaborated with a list of acclaimed contemporaries including Dornik (Odd Future ghostwriter) and bassist Rocco Palladino (son of great Pino Palladino), who recently worked on new Tom Mish and Yussef Dayes album. “An ‘epoch’ (ee-pock) is a particular period of time in history or a person’s life. Can’t think of a better word to describe how some music takes you back to where you were & what you were doing when you first heard it” Alfa Mist explains the album title.   Watch the video to Alfa Mist & Emmavie…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Lettuce-House-of-Lett-Resonate
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    Lettuce released a new single “House of Lett” from the upcoming album “Resonate”

    Lettuce released a new single “House of Lett” from the upcoming album “Resonate”. The band also issued the official live video for "House of Lett".  The song it’s exactly what we can expect from these funk heroes – funky groovy banger with a nod towards house music. “House music can be funky!” he said. “The driving force of the beat can lift you up and make you MOVE. Until we can all be together grooving again, we hope you enjoy the vibe of this live video of ‘House of Lett’ and that it gets your blood flowing during this difficult time in history. Turn it up and get your at-home…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Waaju-Grown Listening Glasses
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    Uk jazz outfit Waaju released a new single “Listening Glasses”

    Uk jazz quintet Waaju released a new single “Listening Glasses” from their forthcoming second album "Grown". Since debut self-titled album released in 2018 via London’s independent label Olindo Records, the band’s sound has developed, as we can say “grown”. They took influence from a number of cultures across Africa, South America & beyond, adding new dimensions to their sound. The record will also feature a song co-written with Jordan Rakei. Waaju is led by drummer and percussionist Ben Brown (Alfa Mist, Dizraeli, Ashley Henry), and comprising members across the UK’s extensive music scene including, percussionist Ernesto Marichales (Jordan Rakei, Sigala), guitarist Tal Janes (Nubiyan Twist, Bahla), Sam Rapley (Fabled, Maria Chiara…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nikitch Kuna Maze
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    French duo Nikitch & Kuna Maze dropped a dancefloor jazz banger “Hey, This Must Be Deep”

    French duo Nikitch & Kuna Maze dropped a dancefloor jazz banger “Hey, This Must Be Deep”, and announced the first full-length debut album “Débuts”. The song oscillates between jazz, funk, Brazilan music, house, and broken beat. Nikitch & Kuna Maze is the collaboration project between two emerging young artists from France. Nicolas Morant aka Nikitch is Lyon based classically trained musician, who becomes a footwork and trap producer and has developed influences amid various jazz, electro and trip-hop bands. Edouard Gilbert aka Kuna Maze is a young producer from also from Lyon and now based in Brussel. Training trumpetist, his music is a hypnotic and melodic beat-driven style that touches on…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ceelo Green Dan Auerbach Lead Me
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    CeeLo Green come back with retro soul song “Lead Me” with Dan Auerbach on production

    CeeLo Green comes back with the retro-soul song "Lead Me" with Dan Auerbach on production. Thomas Callaway is the real name of the artist professionally known as CeeLo Green, an American singer, rapper, composer, record producer, and actor. He is a a member of the Southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, solo artist and a member of Gnarls Barkley, a collaboration with DJ Danger Mouse. He is mostly known as a singer of some of the most memorable songs of the last decade – “Crazy” and “F**K You”. This time, he decided to work different way and record his first album in five years, under his real name. CeeLo explained…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-The-Free-Nationals-Anderson-Paak-Tiny-Desk-Concert
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    The Free Nationals featuring Anderson Paak & Chronixx returned to NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”

    The Free Nationals featuring Anderson Paak & Chronixx returned to NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”. They played at NPR Tiny Desk before in 2016 as an Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals. That video of that concert was the most popular in the history of the long-running series (since 2008!), with over 48 million views on YouTube. Ron Avant, keyboardist of The Free Nationals, thanks to NPR for the invitation: "I'm grateful that the Tiny Desk has made my face recognizable around the globe".   Watch their first Tiny Desk performance below: They started with Daniel Caesar's "Beauty & Essex" featuring India Shawn. She used to play and recording with the band…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.04.4 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/04/4 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound 2020/04/4 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: CeeLo Green, Lettuce, Jamael Dean, Alfa Mist, Emmavie, Ronin Arkestra, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Shinpei Ruike, Tsuyoshi Kosuga, Wataru Hamasaki, Sauce 81, Kenichi Ikeda, Kohei Ando, Hiraku Arata, El Michels Affair, John Carroll Kirby, Tom Misch, Yussef Dayes, Freddie Gibbs, Aron Ottignon, Myele Manzanza, Middle Name Dance Band, Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Joe Lovano, Portico Quartet, Lack Of Afro, Kennzo, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Studnitzky, KY, Nina Simone   You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer or Soundcloud.   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/04/4 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats…

  • www.thewickedsound.com 44th Move Alfa Mist Richard Spaven
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    Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven released debut EP of their enigmatic project 44th Move

    Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven released debut EP of their enigmatic project 44th Move. The pair are two of London's top young innovative jazz players. Alfa Mist is a self-taught piano player, jazz producer and rapper. His early album "Antiphon" become an international fan-driven success, received more than 6 million streams on YouTube alone. He dropped full-length album “Structuralism” in 2019, followed by the solo piano EP “On My Ones” in February 2020. Richard Spaven is a jazz drummer and music producer, he debuted with his “Spaven’s 5” on Jazz Re:freshed. His last album is the acclaimed “Real Time” LP on Fine Line. He was working with The Cinematic Orchestra,…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Damon-Locks-Black-Monument-Ensemble
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    Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble share new song, “Stay Beautiful”, a love letter to his hometown

    Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble share new song, “Stay Beautiful”, a love letter to his hometown. The new track was recorded live at Chicago’s Red Bull Music Festival in late 2018 at Garfield Park Conservatory, and was released alongside a video which features that performance plus behind-the-scenes preparation. Black Monument Ensemble started as a solo sound collage project by Chicago-based sound & visual artist Damon Locks piece, where artist used samples from Civil Rights era speeches and recordings to create an improvisational pallet for performance on his drum machine. Over 4 years the project has turned into his 15-piece Black Monument Ensemble – featuring musicians (including Angel Bat Dawid…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Bill Laswell
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    Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders and Chad Smith joined Bill Laswell on his new album “Against Empire”

    Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders and Chad Smith joined Bill Laswell on his new album “Against Empire”. Bill Laswell probably tried already every music genre in his career, and on this album, we can hear a delicious mix of all of Avant-jazz, rock, dub, experimental, ambient, sub-bass. Everything is based on rhythms built around the solid and elastic drum foundations of probably the most versatile drum section: Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Hideo Yamaki (Toshinori Kondo) master percussionist Adam Rudolph (Yusef Lateef) and Satoyasu Shomura (Japanese pop sensation). But this is not the end of a guest list, therefore Herbie Hancock and Pharoah Sanders are on…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Aub Alex Hitchcock Tom Barford
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    AuB “Not Jazz” is the new collaboration between the two young saxophonists, Tom Barford and Alex Hitchcock.

    AuB “Not Jazz” is the new collaboration between the two young saxophonists, Tom Barford and Alex Hitchcock. AuB is the London based quartet, masterminded by Barford and Hitchcock, musicians who are making huge waves as part of the next generation of virtuosic instrumentalists in the UK. Barford released highly successful solo release, “Bloomer”, in 2018. Alex Hitchcock released last year two albums, his debut “All Good Things” and an EP “Outside In”. AUB, pronounced ORB, refers to the meeting and unity of two musical minds and instrumental sounds melded into one group sound. Together with bassist Fergus Ireland and drummer James Maddren, AUB melds contemporary Jazz sounds, an adventurous and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Sting-Jimmy-Fallon-The-Roots
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    Sting joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a “Classroom Instruments” rendition of The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”

    Sting joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a "Classroom Instruments” rendition of The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” became one of the Covid-19 self-isolation anthems. Jimmy Fallon with mighty The Roots invited Sting for "Classroom Instruments” rendition of this song. They didn’t stay so close to each other, they all shoot separate videos at their own homes using home “instruments”, and the effect is brilliant as always. The video was recorded as part of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon “At Home” edition.     Sting, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots version of “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.04.3 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020/04/3 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound 2020/04/3 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from: Bill Laswell, Village of the Sun, Moses Boyd, Binker Golding, Simon Ratcliffe, AuB, Tom Barford, Alex Hitchcock, Gregory Porter, Chip Wickham, Damon Locks, Black Monument Ensemble, Rob Luft, Joy Crookes, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Christian Sands, Bob Reynolds, 44th Move, Alfa Mist, Richard Spaven, Takuya Kuroda, Victor Rice, Polyrhythmics, Mia Doi Todd, Scientist, Death by Dub. You can listen to this playlist also HERE. (link to multiple music platforms of your choice)   The Wicked Sound weekly playlist 2020/04/3 Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats Tracklist: 1           …