Monthly Archives: March 2013

Join the Movement! #FreeAngela the gripping story of Angela Davis exclusively in select AMC Theatres April 5th

Free Angela The gripping documentary on legendary activist and icon Angela Davis.

In select AMC Theatres April 5, 2013!

Get your FREE ANGELA tickets exclusively from AMC Theatres:

Not playing near you? Bring it to your city! Here’s how:

** Cities showing Free Angela Friday, April 5th:

Southlake Pavilion 24
Stonecrest Mall 16


Boston Common 19


Crestwood 18
Country Club Hills 16


Southfield 20


Ontario Mills 30
Century City 15


Jersey Gardens 20


Bay Plaza 13
Empire 25
MJ Harlem 9


Cherry Hill 24


Bay Street 16


Hoffman 22
MJ Capital Center 12






Visit to enter for a chance to win cash & prizes – contest ends 4/7/13


The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble ft. Zap Mama, Quelle Chris ft. P.U.D.G.E. & Chris Keys, AMIRacle, Hundred Waters, Lil Young Onez, Eric Benet ft. 2 Chainz, LA Nights with Blackliquid, Symbolyc One, Ali Baba Abnormal, Parallel Thought, The Layabouts featuring Shea Soul, Spasmodic Movements Radio, Duane Powell & more

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble featuring Zap Mama, “Walk On By”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Quelle Chris featuring P.U.D.G.E. & Chris Keys, “We Eat It (Remix)”

FREE DOWNLOAD: AMIRacle, “I’m About It”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Hundred Waters, “Boreal (Teebs Remix)”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Lil Young Onez, “Keyz In My Pocket”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Eric Benet featuring 2chainz, “News For You (Remix)”

MIX: LA Nights with Blackliquid, “WMC Edition”

MIX: Symbolyc One, “Still Underrated Vol. 2″

STREAM: Ali Baba Abnormal, “House Of Baba 2″

STREAM: Parallel Thought, “Fame”

STREAM: The Layabouts featuring Shea Soul, “Perfectly (Remixes)”

PODCAST: Duane Powell, “Oasis”

PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio, “Fusicology Mix 110″

Spasmodic Movements Radio Fusicology Mix 110 | Deep House post-WMC 2013


Quentin Harris Ft. Cordell McClary- U Don’t Know

Donald McCullum- Thin Line Between Love & Hate (Rob’s Electrified Mix)

Bah Samba- Doober (CasaMena Living Room Mix)

Zepherin Saint- Midnight Mawal (Vocal Mix)

Ezel Ft. Tamara Wellons- Thunderbolts (Atjazz Remix)

Mzee- Zvinosiririsa (Manoo Remix)

Mark Grant Ft. Russoul- You R The 1 (Mark Grant’s Original Soul Pass Vocal)

Kwi & Swift- Freedome (Adam Rios Remix)

Mya James- Same Thing/Umbakayo (Kevin Latham Edit)

Holi- Jehova (Original Phatgruv Mix)

Boo Williams- Robotic Slaves

Ezel Ft. Tamara Wellons- In My Lifetime (Deetron Remix)

Rihanna- Diamonds (Swift Charley Afrocential Mix)

Swift Ft. Theo Lawson- Afro Hard (Main Master)


Louie Vega & Elements Of Life ft. Josh Milan, Anané, Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, Ursula Rucker, Luisito Quintero, Oveous Maximus




Fania Records releases Elements Of Life ‘Eclipse,’ a 2-disc album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania is releasing in years. The first disc showcases 17 brand new tracks from Elements Of Life that tastefully traverse the sounds of Afrobeat, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Brazilian and World Music all woven with the golden touch of Grammy Award winning Producer/Artist/DJ Louie Vega. The second disc includes “EOL Soulfrito” an homage to Fania Records through interpretations and remixes of classic Fania songs performed by the Elements Of Life in a 33-minute sound collage as well as six more bonus tracks. Louie Vega connected with the legendary Fania Records after doing the smash club remix of his uncle Hector Lavoe’s “Mi Gente” track back in 2008. Louie elaborates, “At that time I started working on my new Elements Of Life album. Fania was already aware of my previous E.O.L. albums and when they got wind, they wanted to hear it. Once they heard it, they were very interested in signing it. I was in awe of the idea. Things really would go full cycle being on Fania Records.”

On Elements Of Life Eclipse, which was 4 ½ years in the making, Vega kept the style of the earlier albums (African, Jazz, Latin, World) but has added Soul, R&B, Gospel and Blues. The lyrics are deeper now and are bringing more conscious messages to the world. Joining Elements Of Life on this album are singers Lisa Fischer and Cindy Mizelle, and poets: Ursula Rucker and Oveous Maximus as well as percussionist Luisito Quintero (Vega produced his last two albums). Singer/songwriter, and global DJ Anané has blossomed since her full length release of Ananésworld and brought in more of her Cape Verdean influences and has also experimented more with the R&B/Soul sounds which she’s made her own on songs like the Roy Ayers penned “You Came Into My Life” and the Cesaria Evora classic “Sodade.” Lisa and Cindy have brought in their Gospel and R&B influences, and have even experimented with Jazz, Funk, and House. They performed backgrounds on live shows for many years for artists like Luther Vandross, the Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, and Mary J. Blige to name a few.

For years Vega wanted to do a project and take Lisa and Cindy from the background to the forefront as leads. Rounding out the stellar talent are poets Ursula Rucker and Oveous Maximus who bring their storytelling and poetry in the form of spoken word to E.O.L. As Vega states, “It was all perfect for the new album.” Ongoing themes for the new album are about reaching out to our young generation, and paying homage to women. Vega adds, “I feel in these times we need songs like this to help inspire moves.”

Vega concludes, “It’s a true honor for me to be the first new artist album signed to Fania Records in years. It really comes full circle now, being able to be on the label my uncle Hector Lavoe was on and the Fania All Stars who are also great inspirations for me. Fania Records is to Latin music what Motown is to R&B and Soul, so to be even a small page in this encyclopedia of music is a dream come true for me.”


Snoop Lion ft. Drake and Cori B, Paul White ft. Danny Brown, Oveous Maximus, The Twilite Tone, Quadron, Famoso & Taj Mahal, Sal Negro, Spasmodic Movements Radio, Quelle Chris, Ezel, DJ Tommy Bones, The MyNORS & more

FREE DOWNLOAD: Snoop Lion featuring Drake and Cori B, “No Guns Allowed”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Paul White featuring Danny Brown, “Street Lights”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Oveous Maximus, “Yapping and Talking”

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Twilite Tone, “All’s Fair”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Quadron, “Hey Love”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Famoso & Taj Mahal, “Crooklyn Bars”

PODCAST: Sal Negro, “The Afro-Cuban Experience 39″

PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio Dedication to Larry Heard, “Fusicology Mix: Mr. Fingers Best Vol. 1″

STREAM: Quelle Chris, “Niggas Is Men”

MIX: Ezel, “Higher Ground”

MIX: DJ Tommy Bones, “WMC Mix”

MIX: The MyNORS, “Black Lung”


SMR Dedication to Larry Heard Fusicology Mix Mr. Fingers Best Vol. 1


1. Larry Heard- Fantasy

2. Mr. Fingers- Can You Feel It (Instrumental)

3. Mr. Fingers- Can You Feel It (Vocals by Robert Owens)

4. Mr. Fingers- Can You Feel It (MLK Version)

5. Larry Heard- Glancing at the Moon

6. Mr. Fingers- What About This Love

7. Mr. Fingers- Washing Machine

8. Larry Heard- When Summer Comes

9. Larry Heard Pres. Mr. White- You Rock Me (Long Version)

10. Larry Heard- One, Three, Five, Seven

11. Larry Heard- Another Night (Moody Man Re-Edit)

12. Larry Heard- A Long Short Story

13. Larry Heard- Missing You (After Dark Remix)

14. Larry Heard- Dolphin Dream

15. Larry Heard- Forbidden

16. Larry Heard- The Dance of Planet X

17. Larry Heard- Dreaming of Better Days

18. Larry Heard- Midnight Movement

19. Larry Heard- What is Devine?

20. Mr. Fingers- Closer (Closer to the Dub Mix)

21. Robert Owens- Bring Down the Walls

22. Larry Heard- And So I Dance (Anthony Nicholson’s And So I Rhumba Mix)

23. Mr. Fingers- What About This Love (MAW DUB)

24. Fingers Inc. Mystery of Love (Club Mix)

25. Fingers Inc.- Distant Planet

26. Larry Heard- Changes (Glenn Underground Vocal Version)

27. Fingers Inc.- Never No More Lonely

Gathering of The Vibes Festival Initial 2013 Lineup Announced

Festival Favorite Headliners Phil Lesh & Friends and The Black Crowes

18th Annual Festival – July 25-28 to Host National and International Superstars for 25,000 + attendees at Connecticut Oceanfront Venue

Bridgeport, Conn.– The 18th annual Gathering of the Vibes announces their initial line-up, keeping their track record – for nearly two decades as the premier music, arts and camping festival in the Northeast.

Returning to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT for the 7th year in a row, the four-day event features the top names in Rock & Roll alongside talented up-and-comers and local musicians. Headliners include: Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh & Friends featuring: John Scofield, John Medeski, Joe Russo and John Kadlecik; Southern Rock icons The Black Crowes; Grammy winners Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks; Grammy Award winners and the house band on Late Night with Jimmy FallonThe RootsGrace Potter & The Nocturnals; Australia’s John Butler Trio – back by popular demand; and late night DJ sets by James Murphy (DFA/LCD Soundsystem) and Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation).

“Our 2013 lineup is a result of sorting through thousands of comments and surveys responses; we hope to deliver an experience that keeps our core fans happy while remaining diverse and current,” commented Ken Hays, festival founder. “It’s a model and approach that works for us.”

This year’s lineup also includes New Orleans funk legends the funky METERS, Americana new-grass rockers, Railroad Earth; distinguished jazz legend John Scofield; lords of punk/ska FISHBONE; son of Willie Nelson – Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real; and gifted singer/songwriter/Vibes regular, the Ryan Montbleau Band are among some of the many notable bands and artists performing. Bridgeport’s own Funk superstars Deep Banana Blackout will return to the Vibes stage along with Latin rock bandCosmic Jibaros. The Silent Disco returns, proving that the loudest late night party on the beach can’t be heard. **Additional artist announcement are still to come.
In total, Gathering of the Vibes will host over 40 bands in 2013 on multiple stages located throughout the historic and scenic 370-acre beachfront venue. Latest updates are available at

Gathering of the Vibes is an all ages, family friendly event, offering an exclusive Family Camping area, Kids Corner, Teen Scene including interactive programming and a “School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage,” featuring musical instruction and jam sessions with Main Stage artists.

Though tickets at the Early Bird price range have sold out, Way Advance tickets are still available. VIP ticket holders enjoy added perks: expedited entry and rock-star parking with easy in/out access, shaded camping areas along with catered meals, snacks and beverages, air conditioned bathroom trailers, and hot showers. Located stage left on the concert field, the massive VIP hospitality tent and viewing platforms offer exceptional stage sightlines and the opportunity to mix and mingle with artists. For complete ticket buying options, please visit:
Seaside Park is easily accessible by public transportation and just 50 miles from Manhattan. Fans traveling from NYC can travel easily via Metro North or the Port Jefferson Ferry and shuttle bus service will transport attendees to and from the venue, local area hotels, the ferry, train and bus stations. Discounted hotel accommodations at Vibes preferred hotels are available here.


Check out LAURA JANE’s sophomore album EVERYTHING CHANGES, displaying
a different sound and an eclectic musical quilt. Laura Jane is very much rooted in soul
music and r & b , but she seems to enjoy “sashaying” around different genres and trying
new things. As an independent artist she says “I have the freedom to not put myself in
one box”.

Everything Changes features a stunning acapella song THE ANSWER with
a unique orchestra of brazilian percussion arranged and performed by percussionist
extraordinaire GILMAR GOMES, who hails from Bahia, Brazil. Laura Jane then glides
into the title track EVERYTHING CHANGES, featuring piano and light percussion,
poetic lyrics and signature vocal harmony arrangements. My Confession is a pulsating
and funky soulful groove and probably taps the most into her very soul, R&B roots.
Another interesting treat on the album is the duet THE VOW – a classic wedding
song, which seems like it could become a classic. This album might have a little bit for
everyone. Laura Jane’s talent is undeniable and she is an artist to watch….

Laura Jane is a indie soul artist based out of Los Angeles. She is not necessarily new to
the music business having proven to be a very busy and in demand singer. She busted
on to the scene with her debut album TO MY PLANET BOO released independently in
2005. Having taken the time to write, recreate and redefine herself as an artist she has
released a sophomore album EVERYTHING CHANGES. This soul rooted album still
captivates her musical quilt and displays a lot of what makes LAURA JANE unique.
There are elements, of jazz, soul, poetry, brazilian, latin soul and even pop on this
album. Her lyrics always thoughtful, this album displays some serious growth in her as a
songwriter . Laura Jane is an artist to watch!

@sweetlaurajane1 | |

iTunes | Amazon

iTunes: TO MY PLANET BOO (1st Album)
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Raashan Ahmad featuring Homeboy Sandman, KG Superstar, Opio & Pep Love are First Light, Chuck Inglish featuring Travi$ Scott, Trek Life, Jasiri X featuring Brother Ali, Silent John, Yellow Claw, Africa In Your Earbuds #39, Uhuru Afrika + SMR WMC Deep Fusicology Mix

FREE DOWNLOAD: Raashan Ahmad featuring Homeboy Sandman, “No No No”

FREE DOWNLOAD: KG Superstar, “U My Fave”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Opio & Pep Love are First Light, “Hold On”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Chuck Inglish featuring Travi$ Scott, “Back Up (Remix)”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Trek Life, “Just The Music”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Jasiri X featuring Brother Ali, “The Pillars”

MIX: Silent John, “CoachHELLA 2013″

STREAM: Yellow Claw, “Amsterdam Trap Music”

PODCAST: Africa In Your Earbuds #39, “Mathieu Schreyer”

PODCAST: Uhuru Afrika, “Monthly Edition: February”


PODCAST: SMR WMC Deep Fusicology Mix