The 26th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA announces a lineup change for Jam Day, May 27th, as headliner Bobby Womack has canceled his performance due to health issues. Replacing Bobby Womack, we are proud to announce the addition of the illustrious soul man and musical genius, Booker T. Jones, as the new sub-headliner for this year’s Jam Day.
As one of the legends of R&B and soul music, Booker T. Jones embodies the true essence of the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA. Entering the professional music scene at the age of sixteen, Jones was later called a radical for stalling his early fame to attend college in Indiana, but it was this devoted study of music and enthusiasm to perfect his craft that has made him a more profound listener and prolific …
KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez is preparing to release his full length album “Just Visiting” via Plug Research on June 5th.
A vital tastemaker for Los Angeles and beyond through his various DJ sets and his radio program on KCRW, he know steps into the production end of things with his upcoming album which also feature like minded artists and friends including Miles Bonny, The Park, Rebekah Raff, Anna from Sonnymoon, Def Sound, Damon Aaron and others.
Today, enjoy a video EPK which captures Anthony Valadez as he talks about his inspiration and the process recording and producing this album. You can also check out the full stream to the first single “Under Water” which is available on iTunes now.
Sonnymoon’s second single from their upcoming album is out today for the track “Wild Rumpus.” The single also features remixes from Blum and Time Wharp and the full length album is scheduled to drop May 22nd via Plug Research.
Today, enjoy the full stream for the single and below are a few words from Dane and Anne of Sonnymoon.
“Sonnymoon encourages you to contact your animal side with ‘Wild Rumpus,’ their second single off of their upcoming eponymous LP. As the title suggests, this cut questions what separates Human from Animal. It opens like the dawn with the morning sun, bright and boisterous, with the energy of a gang of thirsty animals at a watering hole. Forget your responsibilities and dance around like a fool for 4 minutes and …
This is a free compilation that we wanted to share with everyone. Features all brand new music coming out on Plug Research during the spring quarter of 2012. We have been at this for the last 15 years and at some point this year, we will have had our 200th release. This is the year of letting go. Opening the flood gates of Plug Research for all to enjoy all of the wonders we have in our vaults.
Download all 12 tracks, FREE. Features music from Sene, Elephant & Castle, Naytronix, Astrobal, Sonnymoon, Hawthorne Headhunters, Lee Bannon, and others. Share this with anyone and everyone.