Ajoyo is coming

Tuesday marks the release of Ajoyo's self titled debut album, and it's the genre-blender of genre-benders. The early singles featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles have become faves of music lovers and tastemakers worldwide, and there is plenty more to dig into on this groundbreaking record from the mind of Yacine Boulares. Check the full band live in New York on Tuesday night, and dig in right here to listen and preorder the full album. If Itunes is your jawn, head over here and add it to your collection. 

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Farnell newton is ready to roll

Things are cooking over at Atlanta Records these days, with solid releases from Dionne Farris & Charlie Hunter and Rhonda Thomas leading the pack. Up next, the sublime and powerful trumpet of Mr Farnell Newton. After years on the road with the likes of Jill Scott and Bootsy Collins, Farnell brings us a finely crafted album featuring several guest vocalists from the emerging Portland scene. Check the new sounds right over here

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The Third Story with Leo Sidran

The latest podcast from Leo Sidran is out; an in depth interview with Madeleine Peyroux recorded live at a Paris cafe. Leo flew over on a moment's notice and met with Madeleine in the shadows of Montmartre, and the real feel is evident. A one of a kind moment. Tune in here, subscribe here, and check out Leo's upcoming Ropeadope release right over here.    

The Magnificent Seven

Unique is the name of the game over here at Ropeadope, and here's another for your ears. Nat Osborn Band drops their new EP today, and it is clear this seven piece band from New York is doing some kind of quantum physics trick as they exist in several genres at the same time. At the helm(s) is bandleader and vocalist Nat Osborn of course, who starts off easy and then gets in deep. Check the EP right here, and support the band on their way to world domination. 

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Nat Osborn Band At WNYC

The Third Story

Dig this - Leo Sidran has a podcast series called The Third Story, where he interviews some of New York's finest musicians. The in depth interviews give us an amazing glimpse into the creative world, and Leo's style and questions are right on the mark. You can tell people are at ease with a man who is one of them, and knows so much about music. Check the series right here and learn about Alan Hampton, Alex Cuba, Falu, Jacob Collier, and many more. Amazing.

Mucho leo

Leo Sidran wrote for Steve Miller and played on his album. When he was 15! Fast forward a minute or two and we find a storied career that weaves from Spain to New York with many points in between. From writing for ads and film scores, to co-producing the Academy award winning song "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" for the film The Motorcycle Diaries, Leo has been a solid contributor to the evolution of music. Leo's fourth album, Mucho Leo, hits right here on April 28, stay tuned for news.