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09/24/2021 05:57 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros

New Music! 'Rejoice' was the first posthumous release from trumpeter Hugh Masekela - considered to be the father of South African jazz - who died in 2018 at 78. Pioneering Afrobeat drummer and Fela Kuti collaborator Tony Allen passed away shortly after the album's release in 2020, at 79. For this forthcoming (Oct 22 release) Special Edition, World Circuit have gone back to the original 2010 mixes and added previously unheard parts from the 2019 sessions to create 8 reimagined bonus mixes. According to Rough Trade: ‘Rejoice’ can be seen as the long overdue confluence of two mighty African musical rivers – a union of two free-flowing souls for whom borders, whether physical or stylistic, are things to pass through or ignore completely. According to Allen, the album deals in “a kind of South African-Nigerian swing-jazz stew”, with its roots firmly in Afrobeat. Allen and Masekela are accompanied on the record by a new generation of well-respected jazz musicians including Tom Herbert (Acoustic Ladyland / The Invisible), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective), Mutale Chashi (Kokoroko) and Steve Williamson. https://bit.ly/2ZuRb9W Read KEXP's tribute to Allen: https://www.kexp.org/read/2020/4/30/rip-tony-allen-afrobeat-pioneer-and-former-drummer-fela-kuti/
09/24/2021 05:54 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
Fear No Man
by Little Simz
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

Gabriel sat down a couple of weeks ago with Little Simz for an interview and performance Live on KEXP at Home -- including a discussion of what books she's reading: https://youtu.be/ynoR0zEdMe4 Little Simz just announced May 2022 tour dates in the US - beginning in Portland on May 1 and including a May 2 stop in Seattle at the Crocodile. More tour dates: https://www.littlesimz.com/
09/24/2021 05:49 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
Let Me Not
by Hollis
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

NEW MUSIC! & video! Track produced by Ryan Lewis, video directed by Hollis. From ‘Subliminal,’ her forthcoming debut solo album. The album was recorded during the pandemic shutdown, with artistic collaborations held over Zoom. “The album is a document of the highs and lows, all of the self-consciousness and soul-seeking, cracking myself open to find hope within all of the unknowns,” says Hollis. “It was also a period of growth for me as a music creator, a lyricist, and a singer, and an opportunity to work with dear friends.” https://bit.ly/3zB1BRD https://youtu.be/SGCLoUIXWw8
09/24/2021 05:43 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
by Cleo Sol
(14 plays) | (0 fans)

Cleo Sol, the voice behind mysterious avant-soul band SAULT, recently had a baby, an experience she describes as “the most transformative, uplifting, heart melting, strength giving experience thus far that led me to write this album.” Her beautiful second album, 'Mother' was just released last month: https://cleosol.bandcamp.com/album/mother
09/24/2021 05:40 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros

New Music! Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) is a national and international touring musician, poet, visual artist, and workshop facilitator. Camae is co-founder and curator of Rockers Philly Project a 10-year long running event series and festival focused on marginalized musicians and artists spanning multiple genres of music. https://www.moormother.net/ https://moormother.bandcamp.com/album/black-encyclopedia-of-the-air https://www.blackquantumfuturism.com/
09/24/2021 05:33 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
We Are Darker Than Blu(e)
by Blu
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

NEW MUSIC! Out today! The LA MC reinterprets the Curtis Mayfield classic on this track from his new LP. https://thenewcolorblu.bandcamp.com/album/the-color-blu-e Check out Blu & Exile's December KEXP Live at Home session with Gabriel! https://youtu.be/Xo8H6aS16JM
09/24/2021 05:27 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros

"GT, Posting this on the road because I followed the White Sox to see them clinch a division championship. Also thought of you yesterday as I was visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and saw some Curtis Mayfield items on display. Back on the road this morning and would love to hear something by Curtis as I rumble along the highway. Thanks, have a great weekend and as always Sending positive energy to you and all those you hold dear. Dave in Chicago (From Cleveland)"
09/24/2021 05:23 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
The Idea of America
by the Gift Of Gab
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

New Music! Posthumous release from the recently departed 50-year-old MC from Sacramento, one-half of the Blackalicious duo. In the years before his tragic death, Gab had endured kidney failure, dialysis, and an emergency transplant, but remained resilient, finding empowerment in music. Recorded in the midst of these health struggles, 'Finding Inspiration Somehow' was already complete and set for release upon his death. An impressive showcase from one of the great wordsmiths in rap history, the album is a testament to perseverance, and a fitting tribute to an artist who will never be forgotten. https://bit.ly/3zFzz7s https://naturesounds.bandcamp.com/album/finding-inspiration-somehow
09/24/2021 05:20 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
by Adeline feat. KAMAUU
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

New music! Bassist, producer and former Escort singer Adeline said in a statement: “I’ve had many experiences of not being taken seriously, of people making me feel like I’m not good enough, and of being hit on by fake aspiring collaborators who turned out to have ulterior motives. ‘Stages’ is my self-affirming chant reminding me that I’m not going to take shit from anybody anymore.” Check out the video! https://youtu.be/21-vGVrqvp4
09/24/2021 05:11 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
by The Roots
(5 plays) | (0 fans)

Released on this day, 25 years ago! The third full-length studio LP from the Hip Hop legends from Philly! Hip hop/neo soul band, The Roots, began in 1987 with Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and expanded to include Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams. http://www.theroots.com/
09/24/2021 05:07 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
Check The Rhime
by A Tribe Called Quest
(162 plays) | (0 fans)

Released on this day, 30 years ago! The Hip Hop legends sample from Average White Band, Minnie Riperton, Grover Washington Jr, and Dalton & Dubarri on this album. Check out the music video! https://youtu.be/1QWEPdgS3As
09/24/2021 05:02 AM
DJ: Gabriel Teodros
Jazz (On A Du)
by Madeline
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

Medline is a French-Chilean artist, composer, producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist focusing on the flute. For this album, he partners with artists Stéphane Carricondo to create a soundtrack for Carricondo's portraits dedicated to Hip Hop legends - first interpreting ATCQ's classics with elements of the past, present and future. https://mybags.bandcamp.com/album/a-quest-called-tribe