JAMIROQUAI - AUTOMATION
Global electronic soul funk sensation and international tastemakers, Jamiroquai, announce their 8th studio album – the first piece of new music from the band in seven years. Founded in 1992 by front man Jay Kay, the pioneers of “future funk” have taken the world by storm, establishing themselves as one of the most successful popular acts on the planet. Since the release of their debut album ‘Emergency on Planet Earth’ in 1993, Jamiroquai have completed reinvigorated modern pop music while also paving the way as chief influencers of some of today’s most exciting artists. With famous fans including the likes of Chance the Rapper, Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Jungle, Redman & The Internet as well as historic performances alongside Stevie Wonder & Diana Ross, Jamiroquai have consistently proved themselves as one of the globe’s most revered and unifying musical innovators of our time. With over seven albums reaching the UK Top 10 (and three reaching #1), the Grammy Award winning band have sold over 26m albums worldwide and hold the Guinness Book of World Records record for best-selling funk album of all time. ‘Automaton’ Vinyl is a double heavyweight vinyl consisting of twelve tracks including singles, ‘Automaton’ and ‘Cloud 9’ and a Sound of Vinyl download card.
CANDY DULFER – TOGETHER
Dutch saxophone player Candy Dulfer again stretches her musical borders with the release of 'Together', her first new solo album in six years. 'Together' sees Candy return to her Funk roots, while the uplifting album is also a melting pot of diverse influences culled from Jazz, Disco, Soul, Dance, and R&B as well as her own interpretation of what's going on in modern Pop music. She created a personal mix, connected to the characteristic sound she is known for worldwide. 'Together' stands for connection; the one she feels with her music but also the unity that needed in the world of today. On this album she also responds for the first time on the passing away of Prince, in a way that she thinks suits best, through music with a special tribute to the musical genius that put her on the map back in 1989 with the famous words "When I want sax, I call Candy". All in all, her fourteenth album is a new chapter in the long running career of the versatile saxophonist and one that will be promoted with live shows throughout Europe, Japan, Mexico and the US.
MARC ANTOINE – LAGUNA BEACH
After 12 years living in Madrid, Spain, Parisian born acoustic guitarist Marc Antoine celebrates his return to Southern California with his highly anticipated Woodward Avenue Records debut Laguna Beach. Keeping his trademark 'classical soul' vibe front and center, he artfully balances crisp sonic production edges with balmy, breezy light funk melodies (as on the infectious title track, also the lead single), brassy energy, cool samba excursions and sensual romance. Produced by Antoine, Laguna Beach features guest spots by keyboardist Philippe Saisse, guitarist and labelmate Paul Brown (who also mixed the project), harmonica master Tim Welvaars and trumpet great Rick Braun.