Ernest Gonzales 'Natural Traits' (Friends of Friends)

Ernest Gonzales is one of the greatest guys I've had the pleasure of booking. Last July he came through New Orleans under his Mexicans With Guns moniker and killed it two nights in a row. Now he unveils his gentler side with his upcoming full length 'Natural Traits' on Friends of Friends. Check a stream of a track from the album below as well as the remix he did for Sunny Day In Glasgow.

Ernest Gonzales
'Natural Traits'
Out 1.17, Digital/CD
(Friends of Friends)

1. The Prudence of Evolution
2. The Sentimental Sea
3. When Synchronicity Prevails
4. Peaks & Valleys
5. Beneath the Surface
6. The Heroic Lives of Particles
7. The Scattered Thoughts of Raindrops
8. The Voice of Fate (I ♥ You)
9. In The End
10. When Synchronicity Prevails (DNTEL Remix)

Ernest Gonzales - The Prudence of Evolution


Busdriver 'Beaus$Eros' (Fake Four Inc.)

MP3: Busdriver "No Blacks No Jews No Asians" (direct link)

Utilitarian Uses of Love
Bon Bon Fire
Kiss Me Back to Life
You Ain't OG
No Blacks No Jews No Asians
Picking Band Names
Beaus & Eros
Ass to Mouth
Electric Blue (feat. Sierra Cassidy of CocoRosie, Mike Ladd & Joelle Phuong Minh Le)
Here's To Us
Colour Wheel
Swandive Into a Drinking Glass
Scattered Ashes

Busdriver's 7th full length album 'Beaus$Eros' is set for release 2/14/12 on cd & lp, 2/21/12 digitally on Fake Four Inc.

Francis Harris (aka Adultnapper) 'Leland' (Scissor & Thread)

lostfound (Matthew Herbert's Let Yourself Go Mix)

Brooklyn-based Francis Harris (aka Adultnapper) has just announced the release of his 'Leland' full length due for release Feb. 7th via Scissor & Thread. The album is a very personal one, recorded as a requiem for his father. Not completely straying from his more dancefloor ready productions the album still maintains rhythm with more depth and introspection.

'Leland' was mastered by Joe Lambert (Washed Out, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, etc). Harris has also announced a string of live dates under his Adultnapper alias, listed below, with plans for an extended North American tour in 2012.

Here's the video for 'Lost & Found':

Francis Harris "lostfound" from Scissor and Thread on Vimeo.

Francis Harris as Adultnapper - Fall 2012 Tour Dates
November 23- The Warehouse, Scissor & Thread Showcase - Washington DC**
December 1- The Warehouse, Miami Art Basel Show**
December 3- Vienna, Austria
December 16- Guayaquil, Ecuador
December 17- Lima, Peru
December 30- Cielo, NY
December 31- TBA New York, NY
Jan 3- Scissor & Thread Showcase BPM Festival, Playa Del Carmen, MX**
** Lightbluemover vs. Black Light Smoke LIVE w/ Anthony Collins DJ Set

Francis Harris - Leland
Out February 7th, 2012 on Scissor & Thread
Plays I Play
Living Lips
Of the Field
Pharoah In the Morning
Picture Us
Close Air
Whether Is Was


Buraka Som Sistema "Hangover (Stereotyp Remix)"

MP3: Buraka Som Sistema "Hangover (Stereotyp Remix)" (direct link)

Buraka Som Sistema - 2012 Tour Dates
November 24 - MADRID, SPAIN @ Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid
December 3 - Skopje, Macedónia
January 6-8 - HOLY SHIP FESTIVAL w. Diplo, A-Trak, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, more.
January 10 - WASHINGTON D.C. @ 9:30 Club
January 11 - NEW YORK, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
January 13 - TORONTO @ Mod Club
January 14 - MONTREAL @ Igloofest

Buraka Som Sistema 'Komba'
Out Now in North America on Enchufada
Eskeleto feat. Afrikan Boy
Komba feat. Kaysha
Voodoo Love feat. Sara Tavares & Terry Lynn
Tira o pe
(We stay) Up All Night feat. Blaya & Roses Gabor
LOL & POP feat. Blaya
Vem Curtir feat. Stereotyp
Hangover (BaBaBa)
Macumba feat. Mixhell
Burakaton feat. Bomba Estereo (bonus track)

Exclusive Track: Jonti featuring The Stepkids, Illa J (Stones Throw)

MP3: Jonti feat. Stepkids & Illa J "The Days Have Turned" (direct link)

Jonti Live:
Nov 30: Miami at Electric Pickle (Jonti + M.E.D., Stones Throw Art Basel Showcase)
Dec 1: Miami at Mamushka (Free show)
Dec 3: Austin, TX at ND Venue


Cover Art of Studio One. (Soul Jazz Records)

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Introduction by Steve Barrow.

This is a seriously heavyweight guide to the great Studio One Records, Reggae's greatest ever record label. From the extensive introduction by Steve Barrow (Author of the Rough Guide to Reggae/Founder of Blood & Fire Records), through hundreds of full size classic sleeves to the closing 'collector's section' featuring rare silkscreens, alternate sleeves and more, Cover Art of Studio One brings you the artwork from Sir Coxsone's greatest achievement.

Features classic and rare sleeves from Horace Andy, The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals, Dillinger, Sugar Minott, Lone Ranger and many, many, many more. A goldmine of design, and a who's who of Reggae.