We can feel spring coming in fast over here at the fake office, and we're dropping the soundtrack. Today marks the release of three great records from the Ropeadope family of interdependent labels. First up is Jeremy Danneman with a soul stirring travelog of the world, from Atlanta Records comes the acclaimed new release Vinyl Daze, and the RVA crew at Jellowstone Records comes out of the gate with a mind bending, boooty shaking instant classic from KINGS. mmm, mmmm, mmmm we gonna boogie all over your head.
A Parade Of One
Tomorrow marks the release of Lady Boom Boom from NY Saxophonist Jeremy Danneman. Jeremy is the founder of Parade Of One, a nonprofit project dedicated to engaging international audiences with a unique blend of street performance, educational programming, and recording. The images that Jeremy has collected from his trip are stunning, as one can see the unique power of music crossing all cultures. Lady Boom Boom, the first of three records from Jeremy, Illustrates in music the same experience - intriguing rhythms give way to distant and exotic sounds that bring the journey right to your heart. Pick up the record right here and support this unique vision.
S.T.V. - Bill Dickens
Our resident bass virtuoso Bill Dickens was just featured in Bass Musician Mag (of course!), and today is the day that we drop the second installment of Bill's STOP THE VIOLENCE Remix Project. Check Bill's own remix right here, download it for free right here and spread the word(s)!
Ajoyo - benskin
Today we drop a fresh new single from Ajoyo, whose full length debut is due out on April 21. Ajoyo blends Cameroonian rhythms with improvisational jazz and soul, with the intent of transforming deep emotions to joy. Vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles holds our attention as she delivers a new style of soul, with a tight cast of musicians behind her. TODAY is the last day to participate by supporting the crowdfunding campaign, or head on over here to snag the new track, Idanwo.
new new new
We're cooking (with gas) over here at the fake offices, with our Interdependent labels dropping great new music in the coming weeks. Check Atlanta Records for news of Rhonda Thomas and Farnell Newton, Jellowstone brings us KINGS (Are you ready?), and GroundUP is cueing up more tasty goodness from Mr. Bill Laurance. Our roster gets a little bigger with the much anticipated Kuf Knotz single, Get Free, due out next week and a fascinating release from Jeremy Danneman and his Parade of One. The industry is paying attention, but we're counting on you to spread the word about these hardworking and prolific artists.
Fresh Cut Orchestra Debut
Christian McBride mentioned it's on his list of jazz albums to watch for in 2015, Ben Ratliff mentioned it in the New York Times this past Sunday, and tastemakers from around the world are nodding their heads in approval. From The Vine, from Philly's own Fresh Cut Orchestra, drops today, and we need you to support by doing your thing the way you choose - Buy It, Share It, Post your own review, or just give it some stars over at Itunes. This is how the community supports great music, and you are part of the family.
Pups X NOLA
The Fake office is now live from New Orleans LA - A city that has always been close to our hearts. Almost 10 years ago they tried to wash it away, but the soul does not die and great music is still created, played, and lived right here. We're visiting with many, but the main event is Snarky Puppy's Family Dinner Volume 2. Last night we caught some rehearsals with the great David Crosby, Susana Baca, and more. While we wait for the magic to unfold, let's go back to the beginning with Family Dinner Vol 1. Enjoy.
Nicky Egan X Goste
Dig this new track from Ropeadope songstress Nicky Egan, produced by NY experimental electronic artist Goste. Catch Nicky live this Saturday at The Living Room in Brooklyn for a Valentine's Day medley of 'super questionable' love songs.