Thursday, September 23, 2010

HOT & FRESH OUT THE KITCHEN

Here are some recent releases I think you ought to check out:

CHROMEO - "BUSINESS CASUAL"


"Business Casual" is the third studio album from this Canadian-based band, Chromeo. This duo is made up of P-thugg on keyboards and synthesizers and Dave 1 on guitar and vocals. Their sound mashes together classic pop styling with electronica and funky rock guitar.

Sample this track off of the new album:

The Right Type - Chromeo

I also love this music video for their sensational first single, "Don't Turn The Lights On":




MAVIS STAPLES - "YOU ARE NOT ALONE"


Mavis Staples, the powerful lead voice behind her family's gospel/R&B group, The Staple Singers has returned with her latest album, "You Are Not Alone". With the help of Jeff Tweedy of the rock band, Wilco, this terrific record is a collection of classic gospel, reinterpreted rock songs and two original songs, including the title track written by Mr. Tweedy. This is a very welcome return by a great talent.

Enjoy the title song off of this disc:

You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples


ROBYN - "BODY TALK PT. 2"


The second chapter of Robyn's planned trilogy, appropriately entitled, "Body Talk Pt. 2 [Explicit]" is now out and it continues with more electric power pop from this blonde sprite from Sweden. Snoop Dogg even makes an appearance on a track.

This is my favorite song off of the album:

Criminal Intent - Robyn


MARK RONSON - "RECORD COLLECTION"


Mark Ronson, the Grammy Award winning producer and DJ, has just released his third CD, entitled, "Record Collection [Explicit]" which features his latest band called, The Business Int'l. Like his previous 2008 album, "Version [Explicit]", he has a wide assortment of guest musicians that include Boy George, Ghostface Killah, Duran Duran's Simon LeBon, the M.I.A., R&B singer, D'Angelo and the London Gay Men's Chorus but this time instead of a album of remakes, his new record features all new material.

Check out this tune that features vocals by Boy George and Andrew Wyatt of the band, Miike Snow:

Somebody to Love Me - Mark Ronson(ft. Boy George and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow)

NUMBER ONE FLASHBACK

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