Thievery Corporation will DJ a benefit for the Callum Robbins Family Fund @ The Black Cat in Washington, DC on Sunday, March 11. Thievery Corporation also guest on Satellite Party, the long-awaited new project from Jane Addictions’ Perry Farrell.
ESL Music has announced the release of Federico Aubele’s follow up to his debut, Gran Hotel Buenos Aires. His 2nd album, Panamericana will be released worldwide on May 8th. This time out, Aubele delves deeper into the rich, Latin sounds of his native Argentina with virtuoso guitar playing, hypnotic rhythms, smoky, dub atmospherics, and the sensual vocals of Amparo Sanchez of Amparanoia, newcomer Natalia Clavier, and a collaboration with Calexico. Look for several singles to precipitate the release and North American and European tour dates throughout the spring and summer.
Randy Crawford, Tortured Soul, Joe Sample, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jerome Harris, and Danilo Perez have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Capetown International Jazz Festival 2007.
Stuart Wade, producer, writer and mastermind behind UK outfit Down To The Bone are releasing their seventh album, Supercharged, due for release in May 2007.
Kruder & Dorfmeister, Jazzanova, and Gilles Peterson perform at the Winter Music Conference Sunset Soiree’s in Miami Beach on March 22, 23, and 24.
Pianist Robert Glasper has a March 20 release date for In My Element on the Blue Note label. The CD features his trio with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Damion Reid. In My Element includes seven new Glasper originals, as well as a tribute to the late, great hip-hop producer J Dilla, and a mash-up of Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage with Radiohead's Everything In It's Right Place.
Hopes Too High is the debut album from Marcell & The Truth. Their sound is an attractive blend of jazz and bluesy soul that has brought them comparisons to Frankie Beverly and Maze, and has resulted in a string of songs that are being picked up by radio stations around the world. www.soultracks.com is offering a free download of their single Maybe I’m Not The Man for all to enjoy.
Grammy winning mixer/producer/DJ Frankie Knuckles has been on the scene since the ‘70’s and he has been dubbed the "Godfather of House" by his legions of fans. His unique blend of sounds has graced recordings by everyone from Chaka Khan to Diana Ross to Toni Braxton. Along with remixing other artists, Frankie has made a few classic house tracks on his own. One of those is The Whistle Song. First released in 1991, this song was a number one smash in its original incarnation fifteen years ago. It has now been updated by Knuckles himself along with assistance from Eric Kupper.