Jesus On The Mainline
Tommaso Cappellato Mixtape Vol 1
Portal Of Gold
The 4 Korners
From Atlanta GA come Clarence (TLee) Hill, James and Isaac Thompson, and Jerrod (JRod) Sullivan - THE 4 KORNERS. These cats are the real deal, with high energy sound that pays tribute to Chick Corea, Yellowjackets, and Dave Weckl while holding something sacred in the sound. The new 4 Korners album - PORTAL OF GOLD - is ready for worldwide release on October 28th, and it reads from start to finish like a story of life - the challenges, the triumphs, the energy of being here on planet Earth. Drop in here to stream some and support.
RC & The Gritz
There is not enough room on the page to credit the great RC Williams. A founding father of the dynamic Dallas music scene, RC embodies the collaborative spirit that fosters musical growth and empowerment. The Gritz are often referred to as 'Erykah's band', but they are so much more - RC, Claudiia Melton, Braylon Lacy, Jah Born, Cleon Edwards and Taron Lockett are a force that shapes and defines a core sound spreading from Dallas to the world. Their new album - THE FEEL - hits in a few weeks and in our opinion it's the best yet. Drop in here to hear the first single and preorder this diverse album.
Our favorite label in France - ONDE MUSIC - brings us their next release from singer and songwriter YASMINE KYD. A gorgeous mix of styles, Yasmine's new album PRIVACY SETTINGS explores the moving boundaries between privacy and exposure in the contemporary world. The band is tight, sending us scrambling for the credits to identify the players. Privacy Settings carries a decidedly hip and relaxed mood, creating an easy space to hear Yasmine's vocal style and message, and to inspire reflective daydreaming. Drop in here to listen and support.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Paytone Records to the growing network of interdependent labels at Ropeadope. The home of trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton, Paytone Records will reissue five catalog titles from Nicholas - all available now in high quality audio and coming soon to streaming services worldwide. In preparation for the 2017 release of the new record, Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Paytone dropped a gem on us for Indigienous Peoples Day titled THE EGYPTIAN SECOND LINE - a 15 minute reflection on Africans giving Africa back to herself. Check the track here, and support Paytone as they join forces with our growing movement.