After his great success of both albums, Gregory Porter now signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records. “Water” (stream below) which received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Porter was buoyed by another Grammy nod in 2012 following the release of his sophomore LP “Be Good”. Porter released both LPs on Motéma Music prior to making the transition to Blue Note, where he has been busy working on his forthcoming third LP. The album will feature production from Brian Bacchus and is scheduled to drop this fall. Check out Gregory Porter’s subway car performance of “Be Good” for NPR below.
Waajeed aka Jeedo’s Detroit techno influenced project releases first EP of Electric Street Orchestra, which is available to stream in full below. ”Natvies EP” is the techno side of Waajeed, influenced by the electronic music of his native Detroit. More information on DUMMY Mag. Have a listen … pruchase on submerge.
A four-track preview of Myron & E‘s upcoming album “Broadway” is available today on ITunes. Release-date of the complete work is July 7th. ”If I Gave You My Love” was shot in east Los Angeles at the UFW Hall in the City of Industry. Get the track for free here(right click).
Pragmatic Theory‘s “The Soul Sessions” is a free beat-compilation based on soul-samples, is brought to you in conjunction with Rhythm22. The tracks are produced by well-known producers like Jewbei, Miles Bonny, Ta-ku, Pawcut, Es-K, Brock Berrigan, Handbook and many more. Get it via Bandcamp or direct.