March 14 2011
A new week, more new music for you on Sound Travels. And though the week that follows the day is going to be all about Irish music as we dial in another St. Patrick's Day here in the Mil, today is all about the freshest new music from all over.
Just so happens that there is an awesome new release from The High Kings that would nice up any St. Pat's playlist. The High Kings are an Irish ballad group. They were formed by the same creators as the Celtic Woman phenomenon; recently, they were even featured on PBS during their fund drive special. Their new album, Memory Lane just came out last week, just in time for a small St. Paddy's push. As well as a nice cover of the classic "Whiskey In The Jar" there was this gem that I played today...
The High Kings "Step It Out Mary" Memory Lane
Federico Aubele returns to a smoky realm of acoustic guitar licks, heavy rhythms and sinister dub atmospherics for his fourth studio album, Berlin 13. The record pulls from the personal transformation Aubele experienced in his time living in Berlin and the vibe of a city strongly associated with electronic music. The inclusion of the number 13 in the title refers to the Tarot Cards: the 13th card is Death . While many may draw a negative connotation with this card, it can actually signify a deep renewal and transformation in a person's life. Aparently, the 13 can mean a deep crisis that eliminates everything that prevents you from moving forward. That is, Aubele explains, what he experienced in Berlin .To set the tone for this album, Aubele revisited his deepest musical influences, focusing on those he believed essential inhis formation as an artist. From the backing beats to the musique-concrete samples, and the nylon string guitar layered with his baritone voice, the result is a blending of the elements in his unique style. Though I played "Efemera" for Sound Travels, you can sample the song "No One" here...
Federico Aubele "Efemera feat. Ka" Berlin 13
Legendary Cumbia Maestro Toy Selectah releases he first Mad Decent EP Mex Machine! on the 8th of this month and it's a lock for today's new music Monday. The new album sits at the crossroads of modern Latin electronic music and interntional dance. Every track is soaked in Toy Selectah’s history and musical knowledge (which means having worked as a producer and remixer for names like Calle 13, Buraka Som Sistema, Vampire Weekend, Morrisey or Manu Chao, having been also one of the most influential minds in making Reggaeton a global affair as A&R for Universal’s Machete Music sublabel and having founded the 9 times platinum decorated Hip Hop group Control Machete). Say hello to the first proper release of one of the undeniably most influential, creative and exciting artists in the South American Global Bass scene. If you like this cut I've got a freebie of it, and it's a remix...
Toy Selectah "Sonidero Compay feat. DJ Blass" Mex Machine
I've got Cornershop at the end of today's set; premiering the first song from their new album, Cornershop & the Double 'O' Groove Of. The song is titled “United Provinces of India,” and features Bubbley Kaur on vocals. The song is the perfect mix of east meets west, Indian music mixed with western beats and stylings. You can download the single for free by clicking the video below(and signing up tp their mailing list).
Cornershop "United Provinces Of India" United States of India (single)