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

Description:

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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Sheryl Crow – Be Myself (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Sheryl Crow
Album: Be Myself
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 283 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and musician Sheryl Crow will release a new album, entitled Be Myself, on April 21st via Warner Bros. Records. Be Myself, her ninth studio album and the first album for the label is available for pre-order now.
For this album, Crow worked again with producer, musician, and songwriter Jeff Trott, a long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crow’s classic hits including “If It Makes You Happy” and “My Favorite Mistake.” Crow says her main goal was “to investigate what made my early songs strike people as being authentic and original. So for the first time in my life, I made it a point to sit down and really listen to my old records. I’d drive my kids to school and play the old stuff as I came back home. That helped me remember what it felt like when I was just beginning as an artist. But it wasn’t about repeating myself. It was about revisiting where I came from and seeing where that would take me now.”
Be Myself is like each of her preceding releases: thoughtful and candid. It’s unlike them too, mainly in that it represents contradictory movement — a look at the world today powered in part by a return to the energy that first lofted Crow and her music into the limelight.

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Procol Harum – Novum (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Procol Harum
Album: Novum
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 379 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Novum is Procol Harum’s thirteenth studio album, their first since The Well’s On Fire in 2003, and is released in the band’s fiftieth anniversary year. Kicking things off with the huge and ongoing success of their debut single A Whiter Shade Of Pale, Procol Harum went on to help define the progressive rock genre in the early seventies whilst at the same time embracing their roots in blues and soul. Novum sees a new lyrical direction for Procol Harum with the songs all featuring words by Pete Brown, most famous for his song writing collaboration with the members of Cream. This has given a different feel to the songs, retaining the thought provoking content for which the band has always been known but with a different slant and elements of humor. As ever, the music and musicianship within the band is of the highest level and this long-awaited collection of brand new songs is sure to be devoured greedily by Procol Harum’s devoted fan base.

Line-Up:
Gary Brooker (vocals, piano); Geoff Dunn (drums); Matt Pegg (bass); Josh Phillips (organ); Geoff Whitehorn (guitar).

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Parov Stelar – The Burning Spider (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Parov Stelar
Album: The Burning Spider
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 265 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Parov Stelar returns with a brand new studio album. Entitled “The Burning Spider” the release opens a new chapter of his samplebased sound. Whereas Parov Stelar chopped and alienated sampled vocals in the past, he now places the names of the sound donors self-consciously beside his own: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins are also on the album as the singer Anduze from the American Virgin Islands, who already worked for Stelar before and who has a key position on “The Burning Spider”. And, more or less as a bonus, there are still three “classic” Parov Stelar tracks with a decent portion of Swing on the album, because even if you are developing in giant steps you should not forget where you come from, and swing music is just a part of what Parov Stelar is. Many aspects of the unique Parov Stelar sound, that the worldwide Parov Stelar fans have been able to cherish and love remain, only influences and references are newly generated once again. On his last albums especially swing references made Stelar a global superstar of a genre, now he offers new sounds with blues and jazz elements to connect the decades. At the same time, he constantly rethinks his own musical history, and longtime fans will rediscover style elements that have been pushed in the background in the past years.

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