Woods – Love Is Love (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Woods
Album: Love Is Love
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 219 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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“Wisdom comes with age, so it’s no surprise that Woods have grown more sage in the twelve years since they formed, expanding from sylvan drum circles into increasingly elaborate, transcendent psychedelia.” -Pitchfork “We walked down streets and crammed onto trains, our faces masks of fear. Unsure how to react, we, collectively, did not react. We grieved for a country and an ideal we never thought would die. We grieved for a loss of certainty. We argued about what we thought would happen. We preached understanding. We advocated for anger. Some people said that we’d at least get some incredible art, other people said that was a small view of a world we were quickly realizing we’d misunderstood. Everyone was right. Everyone was wrong. Art made in precarious times matters as much as we let it matter. But what are we looking for from the art we enjoy? Escapism? A reckoning with harsh reality? A temporary shared hallucination? Music can heal because it presents the pain of being human as universal. Love Is Love was written and recorded in the two months immediately following the election, but it’s not a record borne entirely of angry, knee-jerk reaction to what America is becoming. Instead, it’s a meditation on love, and on what life means now. Taking cues from last year’s City Sun Eater In The River Of Light, it feels very much like a record made from living, shoulder to shoulder, in a major city: weaving psychedelic swirls of guitar between languid horns reminiscent of the best Ethiopian jazz-Love is Love is a distinctly New York record. It is a document of protest in uncertain times and an open-hearted rejection of cynicism in favor of emotional honesty. It is bright, and then, unexpectedly, a little dark sometimes too. There will be parts of life where we will watch as events unfold and we will feel helpless. We will not be sure of the future. On good days, we’ll have each other. On the bad ones, we’ll turn to the art that helps us feel something. Love is Love is a document of the new world we live in, proof that light can come from despair and hope is still possible. We just need a little help remembering it exists.” -Sam Hockley-Smith

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Steps – Tears on the Dancefloor (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Steps
Album: Tears on the Dancefloor
Genre: Pop
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 334 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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2017 release from the British popsters. Steps return with Tears On The Dancefloor in what is their 20th Anniversary year. Filled with solid pop bangers from start to finish including first single ‘Scared Of The Dark’, this is the album that fans have been waiting for since the release of the band’s last fully original studio album Buzz in 2000. Includes tracks written by the biggest songwriters in pop including, Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), Ina Wroldsen (Calvin Harris, Britney Spears), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne, Little Mix), TMS (Years & Years, Sigma), Carl Ryden (The Saturdays, David Guetta), Fiona Bevan (1D, 5SOS) and Metrophonic (Take That).

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Joe Goddard – Electric Lines [Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Joe Goddard - Electric Lines [Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Joe Goddard
Album: Electric Lines [Deluxe Edition]
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 423 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Electric Lines, the landmark new album from producer Joe Goddard, is all about connections. It’s an apt title for a record which brilliantly unites the broad-ranging strands of a unique career. Whether it be as a key member of Hot Chip, one half of the 2 Bears, songwriter, producer, DJ, remixer or co-founder of the influential Greco-Roman label, Goddard’s influence has been keenly felt in clubs and headphones all over the world for over a decade. Electric Lines is the culmination of all this and more, and confirms Joe Goddard’s place in the front rank of British producers.

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Charlie Watts – Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Charlie Watts
Album: Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 336 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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A top European big band affiliated with national radio station of Denmark which has issued periodic recordings with top Danish musicians and occasional major guest stars like Thad Jones.

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The Raveonettes – 2016 Atomized (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: The Raveonettes
Album: 2016 Atomized
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 354 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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The acclaimed Danish duo has recently received coverage from NPR, Stereogum, Noisey, Nylon, Brooklyn Vegan, and Q. The Raveonettes 2014 album ”Pe’ahi” reached #5 on Billboard’s ”Heatseekers” and was praised by Mojo, NME, Boston Globe. Since 2003, they’ve issued seven albums , via Columbia, Vice, and their own Beat Dies imprint. ”We’ve fallen in love with Sharin and Sune all over again!” says Hot Press, while Stereogum calls one of the singles ”…an eerie lullaby of sorts…glistening, humming synthpop.” Now LA based, The Raveonettes are Sun Rose Wagner (guitar and vocals) and Sharin Foo (bass, guitar and vocals). Widely credited as one of the key influences in the garage rock revival of the noughties, The Raveonettes have rightfully earned their place in Rock ‘ n Roll history. Revered by the likes of Tom Petty, Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Little Steven and Johnny Marr, to name but a few, the band continue to evolve sonically and visually as their live shows continue to captivate audiences around the world. Their music is characterized by close vocal harmonies combined with hard-edged electric guitar sounds and liberal doses of noise. Their songs juxtapose the simplicity of 50s and 60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats, and dark lyrical content.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band – So It Is (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Album: So It Is
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 217 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Although New Orleans’ traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no principal venue for the city’s veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In the early days, the key musicians included, at various times, trumpeters Kid Thomas Valentine, Punch Miller, or De De Pierce; trombonists Louis Nelson or Jim Robinson; clarinetists George Lewis, Albert Burbank, or Willie Humphrey; and pianists Joseph Robichaux, Billie Pierce, or Sweet Emma Barrett. By the early ’70s, the front line usually comprised trumpeter Percy Humphrey, his brother Willie on clarinet, and trombonist Jim Robinson (who, after his death in 1976, was succeeded by Frank Demond). The deaths of the Humphreys and occasional fill-in Kid Sheik Colar in the mid-’90s signaled more lineup changes, with John Brunious and his son Wendell Brunious taking turns at the trumpet chair. Also around this time, bassist Ben Jaffe (son of founder Allan Jaffe and a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music) took over as Preservation Hall’s creative director and the band’s main bassist/tuba player. Over a half century after the group’s genesis, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to honor the musical traditions of New Orleans, even as the ensemble’s lineup evolves. Although primarily known as a live band in its early days, the group recorded a handful of well-regarded albums under the leadership of Barrett and the Pierces, including 1964’s Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 1971’s New Orleans, Vol. 1, and 1982’s When the Saints Go Marchin’ In (New Orleans, Vol. 3). These are raw and joyous affairs that capture the vibrant, earthy atmosphere of Preservation Hall and its band. With the beginning of bassist Jaffe’s tenure as Preservation Hall’s creative director, the band began increasing its recorded output, releasing such well-received efforts as 1996’s gospel-themed In the Sweet Bye and Bye, 1998’s Because of You, and 2004’s Preservation Hall Hot 4 with Duke Dejan. While these albums showcased the group’s longstanding commitment to traditional New Orleans jazz, they also revealed a growing openness to the influence of later innovations, including bebop-inflected improvisations, funky R&B grooves, and various roots music traditions. Along with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s increased creative output, their worldwide tours have resulted in a great deal of goodwill. Consequently, the band remained on the road throughout much of 2005 and early 2006, due to the temporary closure of Preservation Hall in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Although the hurricane devastated the city, it left some of the band’s archival recordings unscathed, resulting in the release of Made in New Orleans: The Hurricane Sessions in 2007. Three years later, they delivered the charity album Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, which featured guest appearances by an eclectic mix of artists including Del McCoury, Steve Earle, Anglique Kidjo, Terence Blanchard, and many others. A year later, they collaborated once again with McCoury on the jazz-meets-bluegrass album American Legacies. That’s It!, the band’s first album of all-original material in its entire 50-year career, was released in 2013. A high-profile tour followed, with the group performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as appearing at Coachella alongside Arcade Fire in 2014. They also guested on the Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways album that year. In 2017, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band returned with yet another album of original, crossover-friendly material, So It Is. Produced by bassist and bandleader Jaffe along with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, it found the band combining its New Orleans jazz sound with Afro-Cuban and R&B influences. ~ Scott Yanow

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DJ Bobo – 25 Years (Greatest Hits) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: DJ Bobo
Album: 25 Years (Greatest Hits)
Genre: Dance
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 1.07 gb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Though he began his career spinning records, DJ Bobo became popular in his native Switzerland as a dance-pop vocalist, composing and producing most of his own work. His first hit as a vocalist was 1992’s “Somebody Dance with Me,” which reached the Top Ten in several European countries. The album Dance with Me continued his success, and the singer gained fame by touring Latin America and Asia as well as Europe. Though he hasn’t achieved much success in North America, DJ Bobo has released several albums in the U.S. ~ John Bush

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ATB – neXt (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: ATB
Album: neXt
Genre: Dance
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 694 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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ATB is the alias of progressive house/trance DJ and producer Andr Tanneberger, a native of Freiberg, Germany, born in 1973. ATB’s catchy, vocal-driven singles crossed over from clubs to mainstream pop radio, making him one of the most recognizable artists of trance’s late-’90s/early-2000s commercial peak. He is best known for his first single, “9 PM (Till I Come),” a euphoric yet chilled-out progressive house instrumental featuring a smooth, distinctive guitar riff. This guitar sound became ATB’s trademark, but his lengthy discography has incorporated elements of ambient, drum’n’bass, and rock. His popularity has continued, earning him rankings in numerous international DJ polls, and he has a particularly strong following in Poland, where several of his studio albums and mix CDs have gone gold or platinum. Tanneberger started his career in the early ’90s, forming Euro-house group Sequential One in 1993. The group was moderately successful in Europe, releasing three albums and over a dozen singles until their dissolution in 1999. In the wake of remixes for acts including the Outhere Brothers, Technotronic, and Haddaway, Tanneberger began using the name ATB for his original solo material. He scored a major hit with 1998’s “9 PM (Till I Come),” which hit number one in the U.K. and went gold or platinum in a few other countries. Similar-sounding 1999 follow-up “Don’t Stop” nearly duplicated the success, and full-length debut Movin’ Melodies arrived later that same year. The album also featured the single “Killer,” a remake of the Seal and Adamski hit, with Drew Williams on vocals. The song was another smash hit, and began ATB’s successful run of vocal trance anthems. At the end of October 2000, Tanneberger released his sophomore album, Two Worlds. For the album, ATB collaborated with Heather Nova, Enigma, and the Canadian rock band Wild Strawberries. The release was a double CD, the first consisting of more dancefloor-friendly tunes and the second featuring more downtempo/ambient tracks. Following a few more hit singles, third album Dedicated appeared in 2002, featuring a hit cover of Olive’s “You’re Not Alone.” Fourth album Addicted to Music arrived in 2003, along with a DVD of the same name that collected his music videos to date along with a U.S. tour documentary, interviews, and other content. Toward the end of the year, he also released The DJ in the Mix, his first of many continuous mix CDs. Fifth studio album No Silence was released in 2004, featuring another DVD in its bonus edition. The year 2005 brought ATB’s first retrospective compilation, Seven Years: 1998-2005, which featured all of his hits from that period as well as six new songs. The 2007 album Trilogy contained two discs, the first being more pop/rock-leaning and the second more ambient. Future Memories followed in 2009, and also featured separate uptempo/downtempo discs, but this time the uptempo disc featured tracks with higher BPMs influenced by drum’n’bass. The 2011 release Distant Earth expanded the format, not only featuring pop-trance songs on the first disc and downtempo/ambient tracks (including an Armin van Buuren collaboration) on the second, but also a club-centric third disc with the album’s bonus edition. The album was followed later in the year by the two-CD remix collection Distant Earth Remixed. Contact, ATB’s ninth studio album, continued his tradition of two discs focusing on dance and chillout tracks, as well as a bonus version featuring a third disc of remixes. ~ Jason Ankeny

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