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  • Eclectic Vibes

    by Andrew Frey

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    Slumdog Millionaire - Slumdog Millionaire - Original Soundtrack

    Slumdog Millionaire - Slumdog Millionaire - Original Soundtrack

    Slumdog Millionaire
    Slumdog Millionaire - Original Soundtrack
    Label: Interscope Records

    Bringing Bollywood rhythms fused with hip hop beats to the minds of millions, this Oscar winning soundtrack weaves an intricate intertwining tale of suspense and drama. Spanning a splendid musical spectrum these tracks take the listener on an exotic experience as varied and exciting as the movie itself.

    Slumdog Millionaire WebsiteSlumdog Millionaire Wiki

    Billy Sheehan - Holy Cow

    Billy Sheehan - Holy Cow

    Billy Sheehan
    Holy Cow
    Label: Mascot Records

    Legendary bass player Sheehan shoots this solo load in a predictable direction. Featuring several prominent guest musicians, this release is competent, catchy and progressive within the bass-centric structure.

     

    Billy Sheehan WebsiteBilly Sheehan Wiki

    Stratovarius - Polaris

    Stratovarius - Polaris

    Stratovarius
    Polaris
    Label: Armoury Records

    This first outing after the departure of former bandmaster Timo Tolkki finds this Finnish melodic power metal group revisioned and situated to continue their formidable musical legacy for many more years to come.

    Stratovarius WebsiteStratovarius Wiki

    Street Sweeper Social Club - Street Sweeper Social Club

    Street Sweeper Social Club - Street Sweeper Social Club

    Street Sweeper Social Club
    Street Sweeper Social Club
    Label: Self Released

    Visionary guitarist Tom Morello has successfully joined forces with Boots Riley in an effort quite reminiscent of Rage Against The Machine, but not quite as whiney. Heavy grooves with even heavier breakdowns propel the anthems and agendas announced by the witty hip hoppin’ lyrics.

    Street Sweeper Social Club WebsiteStreet Sweeper Social Club Wiki

    Shadows Fall - Retribution

    Shadows Fall - Retribution

    Shadows Fall
    Retribution
    Label: Ferret Music

    Throwing together aggressive vocals and neck wrecking riffs and rhythms while whipping up a wild and entertaining stage show has been a quite effective formula for this twice Grammy nominated outfit. Now to up the ante, they are introducing their own record label!

    Shadows Fall WebsiteShadows Fall Wiki

    Something To Burn - Transitions

    Something To Burn - Transitions

    Something To Burn
    Transitions
    Label: Softdrive Records

    Powerful and dynamic hard rock with strong choruses and inescapable commercial appeal. Dynamically designed but mostly over polished to the point of sterility. Softdrive Records was founded by Scott Weiland so unsurprisingly they’re touring with Stone Temple Pilots this fall.

    Something To Burn Website

    Slavic Soul Party - Taketron

    Slavic Soul Party - Taketron

    Slavic Soul Party
    Taketron
    Label: Barbes Records

    Meet the horny side of New York’s Balkan musical revolution which also includes Gogol Bordello and Balkan Beat Box. Brandishing a barrage of briskly driven Balkan rhythms the songs are funneled through their impressive 9 piece horn section formulating highly danceable jazz, funk and folk exercises.

    Slavic Soul Party Website

    Suit Of Lights - Bacteria

    Suit Of Lights - Bacteria

    Suit Of Lights
    Bacteria
    Label: Visiting Hours Music

    I don’t get this. Good quality (well paid?) musicians (including Trevor Dunn) playing the most flaccid, poorly produced alt-pop crap you can imagine. As a bonus, the album cover is forgettable, blaze and unreadable. Wow does this suck!

    Suit Of Lights WebsiteSuit Of Lights Wiki

    Robert Soko - BalkanBeats

    Robert Soko - BalkanBeats

    Robert Soko
    BalkanBeats
    Label: Piranha Music

    Encapsulating the energy, excitement and amazing confluence of various Balkan dance grooves that erupt once a month at club Lido in Berlin thanks to this renowned DJ. A trailblazer since the early 90s, Soko hosts this international dance party friendly to both his fellow Balkan expatriates as well as the vibrant Berlin club crowds. Current and contagious!

    Robert Soko Website

    SambaDá - Gente!

    SambaDá - Gente!

    SambaDá
    Gente!
    Label: Self Released

    Brandishing a percussive Afro-Brazilian music palette this 7 member Santa Cruz, CA spawned pulse pounding sensation emerged from a Brazilian dance group and has transformed into a wild and engrossing groove stomping treat. Further energized with musical elements of surf rock, funk, reggae and a variety of other tropical rhythms allows for the sweet interplay between the male and female vocalists to swing this party into epic form.

    SambaDá Website

    Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun

    Souljazz Orchestra - Rising Sun

    Souljazz Orchestra
    Rising Sun
    Label: Strut Records

    As the name aptly implies, this is a very jazz centric soul filled multi instrumental offering. Capturing the vibrant emanations from the 60s and 70s and melding Afro and Latin rhythms to their base, this Ottowa, Canada group feeds your ear with the traditional while stoking the contemporary fires of innovation and pizzazz.

    The Souljazz Orchestra WebsiteThe Souljazz Orchestra Wiki

    Spy From Cairo - Secretly Famous

    Spy From Cairo - Secretly Famous

    Spy From Cairo
    Secretly Famous
    Label: Wonderwheel Records

    This Spy (aka Moreno Visini aka Zeb) is a prolific musician and producer with hundreds of songs and over 10 albums to his credit. Here, each song is smartly woven with a specific and concentrated Middle Eastern groove to represent the many facets of this wonderful musical panorama while being diffused through a danceable contemporary dub electronica template.

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