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Miles Davis & Robert Glasper ‘Everything’s Beautiful’

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Columbia/Legacy Celebrates the 90th Birthday of Miles Davis with EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Robert Glasper

New Album Features Guest Artists Including Erykah Badu, KING, John Scofield, Bilal, Ledisi, Stevie Wonder, Laura Mvula, Hiatus Kaiyote & Others

Columbia/Legacy will commemorate the 90th birthday of globally renowned music innovator Miles Davis with the release of Everything’s Beautiful. The album is a visionary exploration of Davis’ music, featuring reimagined interpretations of his music produced by Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper. Everything’s Beautiful will be available on Friday, May 27—the day after Miles’ 90th birthday—and incorporates Davis’ original recordings into new collaborative soundscapes featuring guest artists Bilal, Illa J, Erykah Badu, Phonte, Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, KING, Georgia Ann Muldrow, John Scofield, Ledisi and Stevie Wonder.

iTunes - http://smarturl.it/Davis_Glasper_iTunes. The album is also available for pre-order at the official Miles Davis store on milesdavis.com.

 

Everything’s Beautiful is beautifully crafted collection produced by Robert Glasper, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across the incomparable Miles Davis Columbia catalog with an impressive lineup of contemporary artists and musicians to create original interpretations.

 

“I didn’t want to do just a remix record,” Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. “My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art.” Realizing that “Miles didn’t have one audience,” Glasper recruited a legion of diverse guest artists to add to the magic of the project including familiar collaborators like R&B musicians Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Bilal and KING. They are joined by British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula; hip-hop producer Rashad Smith; Grammy-nominated Australian neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, rapper/singer Phonte, rapper/producer Illa J; jazz guitarist John Scofield, who was in Miles Davis’ band; and the legendary Stevie Wonder.

 

Miles Davis is a rarity: a pioneering superstar who was constantly voyaging into new directions and genres with an ever changing cast of collaborators. Throughout his discography, sweeping change and innovation could happen based on who was in the studio and what they brought to his stunning musical vision. Few American artists have impacted popular music and culture in as broad and long-lasting a way as he did.

 

By similar design, pianist/producer Robert Glasper has built a career out of a vibrant fusion of R&B, jazz and hip-hop. As the leader of the acoustic Robert Glasper Trio and the electronic Robert Glasper Experiment, he’s pushed the boundaries of each genre he works in to their breaking point. This is the artist whose album, In My Element (2007), featured mashups of Herbie Hancock and Radiohead and tributes to rapper/producer J Dilla. 2013′s acclaimed Black Radio featured collaborations with Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Lupe Fiasco, Yasiin Bey and other artists. Black Radio was also capped by a sprawling cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Most recently, Glasper scored for Miles Ahead, the Miles Davis film directed by and starring Don Cheadle.

 

Everything’s Beautiful is unlike any other in Davis’ discography. From the familiar (riffs and passages within the catalog) to the obscure (samples of Miles’ in-studio instructions spoken after false starts), Glasper has built something unique but still unquestionably Miles. The cover art was created by Francine Turk and integrates elements of Miles Davis’ artwork. With the cover, Turk creates a visual that is similar to the idea of Robert Glasper taking fragments of Miles music and reinterpreting in a unique and modern way.

 

EVERYTHING’S BEAUTIFUL Track Listing

01. “Talking Shit”

02. “Ghetto Walkin” featuring Bilal

03. “They Can’t Hold Me Down” featuring Illa J

04. “Maiysha (So Long)” featuring Erykah Badu

05. “Violets” featuring Phonte

06. “Little Church” featuring Hiatus Kaiyote

07. “Silence Is The Way” featuring Laura Mvula

08. “Song For Selim” featuring KING

09. “Milestones” featuring Georgia Ann Muldrow

10. “I’m Leaving You” featuring John Scofield and Ledisi

11. “Right On Brotha” featuring Stevie Wonder

 

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RBMA Radio: Live From Detroit | Broadcasting May 23 – May 30 | w/ Four Tet, Dam-Funk, The Black Madonna, Big Freedia and more

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RBMA RADIO: LIVE FROM DETROIT 

Broadcasting from Detroit May 23 – May 30

Conversations, interviews and mixes: celebrating the past, present and future of music from the Motor City

Red Bull Music Academy Stage at Movement Livestream May 28-30

Sets By Four Tet, Dâm-Funk, Kyle Hall, Amp Fiddler, The Black Madonna, Big Freedia, and more

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From May 23 to May 27RBMA Radio returns to Detroit for the 10th anniversary of the revered electronic music festival Movement. Broadcasting live from a custom-built studio at 1325 Broadway in downtown Detroit. The week-long program celebrates the past, present and future of music from the Motor City. Alongside live interviews and sets by both pioneering artists and fresh new talent, the station will air exclusive features with trailblazing Detroit artists – from funk icon George Clinton and Motown legend Leon Ware to proto-punk rebels Death and rap eccentric Danny Brown.

The RBMA Radio: Live from Detroit program will continue with a Movement livestream from May 28 to May 30, broadcasting selected performances from the Red Bull Music Academy stage at the festival. Tune in to rbmaradio.com to hear sets from Four TetDâm-FunkBig FreediaThe Black Madonna and local artists such as Kyle HallAmp FiddlerDJ Godfather and more. See the full stage line-up below.

In addition to airing some of the best Detroit-centric stories, conversations and studio mixes, the program throughout the week will include special programs themed around the city:

Interdimensional Transmissions: The pioneering Detroit label will host a daily show at 9 PM EST highlighting the history of the city’s techno and electro underground. Featuring appearances from Terrence Dixon, Claude Young, Carlos Souffront and more.

The Bunker – Live From Detroit: Brooklyn’s renowned label and club night travels to Detroit to showcase their favorite Detroit artists and preview their weekend events. Featuring homecoming appearances from Mike Servito and Derek Plaslaiko.

Counter Intelligence: The RBMA Radio series profiling the world’s most iconic record shops goes local. Tune in to hear the stories behind Detroit’s top record stores – Detroit Threads, Hello, People’s and Street Corner – straight from the personalities who run them, soundtracked by their signature records.

Red Bull Music Academy Movement Stage Line-Up:

Four Tet

Caribou

RZA Feat. Stone Mecca

Dâm-Funk

Big Freedia

Kyle Hall

Tiga

The Black Madonna

Honey Soundsystem

Kenny Dope

DJ Funk

DJ Godfather

Will Sessions Feat. Amp Fiddler

Zelooperz

Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude Vonstroke

J.Phlip

Wheez-Ie

Justin Martin

Shady P

Jeff Risk

Pontchartrain

About RBMA Radio

Since its first broadcast in 2005, RBMA Radio has grown into one of the world’s largest and most reliable sources of pioneering music, offering an unrivalled selection of exclusive mixes, documentaries and live recordings from leading club nights and festivals in the world, plus interviews with the great musical thinkers of our time. In spring 2016, RBMA Radio transitioned from an on-demand service into a 24/7 linear channel under the mandate You need to hear this. We play only what deserves to be heard and bring you exclusive stories you won’t find anywhere else. We can’t promise you’ll like it, but we know you’ll respect it.

About Red Bull Music Academy

The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures, and city-wide festivals throughout the year. The 18th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Montreal in 2016, bringing together 70 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs from around the world.

Miles Davis 90th Birthday Celebration w/ Robert Glasper & Terrace Martin

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Grammy Award winners Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin will perform a live tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis in a community-wide celebration hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw dubbed #Miles90th

Along with partner The Jazz Creative, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw will host a celebration of music, art, and culture headlined by Martin, one of the key collaborators on Kendrick Lamar’s multi-GRAMMY award-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. Jazz Creative is a weekly television series dedicated to the world of jazz and blues hosted on All Music Television.

The May 19 event also will feature a behind-the-scenes interview with GRAMMY award-winning jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper. Jazz portraits from artist Jazmin Hicks will be on display throughout the event.

Long referred to as the “Harlem of the West”, South Los Angeles is known for fostering local and touring musicians since the 1930s. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw is hosting #MilesinMay to celebrate the region’s rich history as the epicenter of jazz music on the West Coast, and as part of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw’s commitment to provide music, art and entertainment programing that reflects the culture of the region and infuses energy into the Crenshaw Corridor.

#MilesInMay at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw comes as Don Cheadle’s highly anticipated biopic about the legendary jazz player, Miles Ahead, was recently released in theaters.

The event is free for all ages and open to the public.

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Fusicology: Unhooked “No One Does It Like The Bull”

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Fusicology: Unhooked mix from ATL’s own DJ Applejac. Born under the sign of Taurus, he decided to do a mix celebrating the music of some of his favorites also born under this sign. This mix features music from the likes of James Brown, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Busta Rhymes, Adele and more. Enjoy!

West Coast Weekender May 13-15, 2016

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West Coast Weekender May 13-15, 2016

DJ Schedule, Panels, & Activities + 1 Day Tickets Now On Sale

More info at http://www.westcoastweekender.net

Tickets are available online at:  http://westcoastwkndr.eventbrite.com

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Last Prince Cosign Sidibe Featured on Tidal Rising

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With her EP You Got the Luck dropping on May 10th, Sidibe has plenty to feel lucky about, including her most recent feature as an artist to watch on Tidal Rising.

Ever since putting out her delightful 2014 debut Metaphysical and follow-up EP Soul Siren, soul singer Sidibe has been hard at work, channeling the likes of such iconic artists as Sade, Janet Jackson and Joni Mitchell while developing her own distinct sound. Currently based in Los Angeles, Sidibe made a strong impression on the music world from the very start, impressing with her penchant for catchy yet wholly meaningful material.

On her forthcoming EP You Got the Luck, Sidibe and her long-time creative partner/producer Nico Stadi brought in Grammy award winning producers Warryn Campbell and Jack Splash. Together, they blended their funk, pop, soul and R&B influences to create songs reminiscent of our favorite classics, but with a fresh and modern production. 

Her new single, “I’m Only Dreaming,” was selected by Prince as Purple Pick of the Week just two weeks before his tragic passing. Additionally, look out for the release of her upcoming EP, You Got the Luck, on May 10th

Tidal Rising: This Week’s 5 Artists to Watch

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Twitter @sidibesings

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