Laura Mvula Announced On Coachella and Jazzfest Lineups
Debut ‘Sing To The Moon’ Receives Best of 2013 Praise
Nominated for Two 2014 BRIT Awards
Laura Mvula has been confirmed to perform at this year’s Coachella and Jazzfest festivals. Additional headlining dates have also been added. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.
MORGAN HERITAGE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM ‘HERE COME THE KINGS’
#1 Album on South Florida Reggae Chart
First Single “Perfect Love Song” Currently #1 on UK and Jamaica’s Reggae Charts
Morgan Heritage, one of contemporary reggae’s most powerful forces, announce U.S. and Canada tour dates in support of their first studio album in five years ‘Here Come The Kings.’ The sibling quintet, known worldwide for their riveting live performances, is currently rocking major stage shows across Europe and will wrap in London at the O2 Academy on July 21. The North American leg of the Here Come The Kings Tour will kick off in Los Angeles on July 31 and see Morgan Heritage perform in almost 20 cities in less than one month.
The group’s latest creation ‘Here Come The Kings’ (VP Records, June 11) is currently #1 on South Florida’s reggae chart. Filled with brilliant instrumentation and empowering lyrics, the 12-track set explores new sounds that successfully fuse roots, r&b, and a hint of dancehall – evident on the album’s first single “Perfect Love Song.” Read more…
1. Describe the Montreal Hip-Hop scene and how your contribution will make it even bigger than it is.
The Montreal Hip Hop scene is in the process of growth. I can see a huge difference between its current state, and its past. Unfortunately, Hip Hop shows are constantly being banned which makes it harder for people like to me work, however no one said this would be easy. I somewhat prefer it that way. My contribution will not be denied. “All roads lead to home” at the end of the day, it’s just about finding that ulterior route, and hitting them when they least expect it.
2. In this current age of music, it’s now a given to ‘give away’ an album or ‘mixtape’ to the fans when, in the past, artists tried in vain, to stop leaks of their music. Why do you think that has changed and how does it benefit the artists’ bottom line? Read more…
Real music and real artists always stand the test of time. Brownsville, Brooklyn’s Mash Out Posse is no exception. After penetrating pop culture with their smash hit “Ante Up” more than 10 years ago, the duo of Billy Danze and Lil Fame is still putting out quality music with a new album, Sparta, produced entirely by The Snowgoons, dropping later this month. M.O.P. sat down with TWV to discuss the album, their views on the current state of hip hop and what they’re doing to give back to up and coming unsigned artists.
The Well Versed: Let’s get right into the new album. How did you guys hook up with (production team) The Snowgoons?
Billy Danze: That happened through the label. The Snowgoons have some type of deal with Babygrande Records. The owner of the label called and asked if we would be willing to possibly do a project with them. They sent over a massive amount of beats that were all hot, literally like 100 hundred beats. So we were like “Fuck it.” They’re great producers so it was easy to put this thing together.
TWV: Fame, did you do any producing on this album?
Fame: Nah, The Snowgoons handled everything on this one. But I’m still doing my thing and after this album I’ll be back in the studio. Read more…