Russian rapper “L’One” releases his new album Pangea. We love this album here at VMM, even though we don’t understand the Russian lyrics, and we wish them all the success with this release which has already gone a well deserved #1 in Russia.
With Mardi Gras right around the corner on March 5th, it’s the perfect time to start getting into the festive spirit. Longtime VMM friends Basin Street Records, based out of New Orleans, released their 20th anniversary recording “Live At Little Gem Saloon: Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Years”. This amazing live performance features the all-stars of the Basin Street catalog coming together to celebrate history. Artists featured include Jason Marsalis, Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Dr. Michael White, and Davell Crawford. Just as fun as this record is, VMM Mastering Engineer Jeremy Lubsey had just as much fun mastering this project from start to finish. The project can be purchased at the Basin Street Records Online Shop. Below is the Spotify stream as well. Take a listen, you certainly won’t regret it as your spirits will definitely be lifted.
Live At Little Gem Saloon: Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Years
New Orleans Brass Band “Bonerama” is set to release their new album on April 26th. Titled Bonerama Plays Zeppelin, the album features the group playing the classic music from the iconic band Led Zeppelin. As a teaser leading up to the release of the full album, they released the track “Good Times Bad Times”. Give the track listen below!
For the second year in a row Krewe du Kanaval is back! This year, there’s a new track “Iko Kreyòl” from Lakou Mizik and 79rs Gang featuring Win Butler and Regine Chassagne (Arcade Fire) and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. “Iko Kreyòl” is a re imagined track of the classic New Orleans song “Iko Iko” which shows the cultural union of Haiti and New Orleans with musical influences of both cultures on display. Krewe du Kanaval is annual event that supports the Kanpe organization in Haiti (http://kanpe.org) as well as the Preservation Hall Foundation in New Orleans (https://www.preshallfoundation.org/). Take a listen to this amazing track below, as well as the remix made by DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler).
DJ Widnows 98 Remix
“Iko Kreyòl” – Lakou Mizik and 79rs Gang featuring Win Butler and Regine Chassagne