Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What's New(s)?

De La Soul releases J Dilla mixtape for download

Earlier this month I reviewed "Dilla Plugged In", a warm bare-bones affair that acted as the first sample of the pairing between the legendary De La Soul and fallen hero J Dilla. Now we have more than a sample, as the Long Island trio has released Smell the D.A.I.S.Y. The entire mixtape, which runs 11 tracks, sprinkles reworked De La lyrics over unreleased Dilla beats and has one feature from frequent Method Man collaborator Redman. You can download the tape now for free through BitTorrent and cop the Dilla documentary Still Shining along with it.

Along with Smell the D.A.I.S.Y., De La Soul have two new albums planned for 2014 entitled You're Welcome and Premium Soul on the Rocks, which will be produced by DJ Premier and Pete Rock.

1. "Let the King Ascend
2. Who ft. Redman
3. Dilla Plugged In
4. "Goes the Word"
5. "Vocabulary Spills"
6. "The Pitch"
7. "Taking the Train"
8. "Leave Your Cares Behind"
9. "O'Shut Up"
10. "No More No Less"
11. "Marvin Jaye"

More Johnny Cash albums of unreleased material could be on the way

Yesterday, Out Among the Stars, the latest posthumous release from Johnny Cash dropped via Columbia. But apparently another collection of unreleased material from the Man in Black maybe just around the corner.

According to Cash's son John Carter Cash "There are a few things that are in the works right now – probably four or five albums if we wanted to release everything," he speculated in an interview with the Guardian. Cash went on to say that there maybe "three or four"more albums worth of material his father recorded during the storied "American Recording" sessions with go-to producer Rick Rubin. 

In that same piece, Rubin backed Cash's claims. "We released the work we had been planning to release along with John [Carter Cash] and the idea of the Unearthed boxset of outtakes was his idea," Rubin affirmed. He went on to add, "We will probably put out additional Unearthed material recorded since the last Unearthed box, in keeping with John’s wishes."  With so much of Cash's work still coming down the pipeline, the Man in Black is becoming the country equivalent of 2Pac.

Until a new collection of Cash tunes surfaces, there's Out Among the Stars to enjoy along with the terrific video for album cut "She Used to Love Me A Lot".

Kate Bush adds more dates to first tour in 35 years

Last Friday, the Guardian reported that noted British pop-perfectionist Kate Bush was embarking on her first tour since 1979. And now, before Bush has even played a note of a single show, she's expanded the tour. Pitchfork notes her Hammersmith Odeon residency "Before the Dawn" has expanded from "15 to 22 shows" and now includes gigs on "on September 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, and October 1, as well as the originally announced dates on August 26, 27, 29, and 30, as well as on September 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17,

 and 19."

If you can't make it to any of those shows, you can always enjoy the video for Bush's classic 1985 track "Running Up That Hill". 

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