A revelatory discovery in the Tinariwen archives, Kel Tinariwen is an early cassette tape recorded in the early 90s that never received a wider release, and sheds new light on the band’s already rich history. Not having yet developed the fuller band sound that they became internationally established with, Kel Tinariwen features their trademark hypnotic guitar lines and call-and-response vocals weaving in between raw drum machine rhythms and keyboard melodies that almost evoke an Arabic take on 80s synth-pop.
There’s distinct parallels with the sounds found on this tape and the work uncovered in recent years by cratedigger labels such as Awesome Tapes From Africa, Sahel Sounds and Sublime Frequencies. Kel Tinariwen features songs from Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, Hassan Ag Touhami aka ‘Abin Abin’, Kedou Ag Ossad, Liya Ag Ablil aka ‘Diarra’ and Keltoum Sennhauser.
Sony Masterworks Broadway is proud to announce the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of KPOP. The musical stars, from the world renowned K-pop group f(x), super star Luna as MwE, Julia Abueva, BoHyung (from the K-pop group SPICA and half of the duo KEEMBO), Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Eddy Lee, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Min (from the K-pop group Miss A), Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, Zachary Noah Piser, Kevin Woo (from the K-pop group U-KISS), and John Yi.
The exhilarating energy of a stadium concert meets the talent and passion of your favorite musical in KPOP! Packed with pulse-pounding new music and electrifying choreography, this original musical explores the relentless discipline, raw talent, and commercial ambition behind the international sensation. As global superstars put everything on the line for a special one-night-only concert, they face struggles both cultural and personal that threaten to dismantle one of the industry’s hottest labels. Featuring a cast of K-pop and musical theater stars, it's a multimedia experience unlike anything else on Broadway.
With music, lyrics, music production and arrangements by Drama Desk nominee Helen Park, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon, KPOP is directed byTeddy Bergman and features a book by Jason Kim with choreography by Jennifer Weber. Produced by Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes, KPOP is the first Broadway musical to celebrate Korean culture with Korean, Korean-American, and API representation on and off-stage.
The 1st solo album Indigo by RM of BTS is officially here. Indigo includes different tracks in collaboration with various artists that portray RM's prevailing thoughts. Contents of the album include a CD, CD Envelope, Outbox, Booklet, Postcard, Photocard (random 1 of 3), Fabric Card, Instant Photo and Poster. Dimensions: 258 x 176 x 26 mm.
BTS member Jin Is releasing a brand-new single titled “The Astronaut.” As a follow up to his Billboard-charting song “Moon,” Jin partnered with Coldplay for the song production. This release will be available in two versions. Contents include a CD, Outcover, Booklet (84 pages), Lyric Card, Folded Poster, Postcard, Seal Sticker (random 2 of 8), Graphic Sticker, and Photo Card (random 1 of 2). Product Dimensions: 150 x 150 x 20 mm.
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Nino Rota’s soundtrack to Federico Fellini’s masterpiece ‘La Dolce Vita’ has been fully restored and remastered from the original master tapes and will be released on CAM Sugar as part of the CAM SUGAR Heritage Series – the label’s collection dedicated to the scores synonymous with the history of Italian cinema.
Introducing QUANDO L'AMORE E SENSUALITA by Ennio Morricone, the fourth release in the MORRICONE SEGRETO series. The soundtrack is one of the undiscovered gems in Morricone's catalog. Newly remastered, this album features eleven previously unreleased tracks and marks the 50th-anniversary of the film's release. With its tonal experiments and compositional complexity, it shows the most obscure, dark-tinged, and psychedelic side of the Maestro and his unbridled creativity.
For the first time ever, BTS’ highly successful mini album LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘Her’ is now available on vinyl! Featuring the group’s hit songs “DNA” and “Go Go,” LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘Her’ landed on the top of the charts across the globe upon its original release in September 2017. Contents of this vinyl album package include a Black 12” Vinyl, Outer Sleeve, Lyric Poster, Poster, Sticker, Bookmark and Photocard (7 total). Product Dimensions: 316 x 316 x 6 mm.
Real Pack CD: Love holds many different chapters: The initial spark, the passionate infatuation, its tendency to turn us innocent and childish, and finally, nostalgic reminiscence. Through various styles of genres, B.I paints his own interpretation of various forms and colors of love. Real pack version includes: CD, folded photo, folded card, selfie photocard, book mark, tattoo sticker, double sided postcard, poster.
Normal version. 2022 release. Includes 80-page photo book, lyrics card, photo card + sticker.
NMIXX is a South Korean girl groups formed by SQU4D, a sub-label of JYP Entertainment. Consisting of LILY, HAEWON, SULLYOON, JINNI, BAE, JIWOO and KYUJIN, NMIXX debuted in February 2022 with the single AD MARE that featured the title track "O.O". The name NMIXX combines the letter "N", which stands for "now", "new", "next" and the unknown "n", and the word "mix", which symbolizes combination and diversity, altogether meaning "the best combination for a new era". NMIXX’s debut single AD MARE introduces a new genre called MIXX POP, packed with the confidence and ambition of a new group ready to take on the world. It blends in two or more genres into one flavorful song and represents the unusual experiment of NMIXX. “O.O” is a reinterpretation of baile funk and the track leads the listeners to the world of MIXX POP. After the start of promotions the MV of "O.O" surpassed 20 million views in the first 24 hours of its release. The song entered the Billboard Global Chart (excluding U.S.) at No. 71, and also ranked No. 138 on Billboard Global 200. Meanwhile AD MARE sold over 220K copies in the first week, recorded the highest debut album sales by a girl group ever in K-pop history.
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Isokratisses (Greek for "women who sing the "iso" or "drone") is a vocal ensemble comprised of eight women who carry the ancient tradition of polyphonic songs from Epirus: a region in northern Greece and southern Albania. Born and reared in the Greek speaking villages around Deropoli and Politsani in Albania, the women of Isokratisses have sung these songs since childhood. The group ranges in age from 19 to 56 with some sisters in the group as well as an aunt. They were nurtured by this archaic music, listening and singing it with their family and friends. The songs were passed down from generation to generation. The group started its artistic activity in 2015, after the singer Anna Katsi took the initiative to encourage the younger members to perform regularly. The communal nature of polyphonic singing is a way of revitalizing an art that has declined in recent years and to reassert the primacy of female voices in the southern Balkans. Singing these songs builds an invisible bridge that connects the present with the past, the memories of childhood travel with the immediacy of daily life. On Oct 14, 2022, Third Man Records will release a full album of these solo polyphonic songs, with Grammy-winning producer Christopher King. "It is social music, woven into the fabric of poor, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities. Many of the songs are variations of mirologia (songs of fate, songs of morning) that used to be sung throughout the southern Balkans but have largely disappeared on an informal cultural level except for Epirus. Structurally, the songs are pentatonic (five notes with no semitones) and are composed of three or four distinct melodic voices that weave together in an organic yet unexpected way. The remaining members of the group provide the iso or “drone” that is the low tonic note of the melody." - Chris King
NCT 127 returns in a genre-bending album of 12 songs that combine brilliant performance with appealing vocals. Lead single, ‘2 Baddies’, is a powerful performance-based hip-hop dance track. A signature synth sound & members’ energetic vocals create a lyrical portrayal of positive mindset, racing through life with confidence to reach success. Random Cover (out of 9 members) with matching Folding Poster, Random Photo Card, and Random Exclusive Photo Card.
The album consists of 12 songs across various genres including the lead single, ‘질주 (2 Baddies)’. The album presents fans around the globe an opportunity to meet NCT 127’s brilliant performance as well as their appealing vocals. The lead single is a powerful performance based hip-hop dance track with a catchy signature synth sound and members’ energetic vocals. The lyrics portray NCT 127’s positive mindset, racing through life with confidence to reach success. Globally renowned songwriters participated in this album’s production, including Dem Jointz, Andreas Öberg, Cutfather, and KENZIE, Paul Blanco, sokodomo.
Following their 4th World Tour "III,” TWICE is back with an 11th mini album BETWEEN 1&2. This new album is available in 4 versions: Archive, Cryptography, Pathfinder & Complete. Contents include CD, Photobook (80 pgs), Sleeve, Box, Photocard (random 5 of 45), Film Photo Sticker (random 1 of 9), Polaroid Photocard (random 1 of 9), Folded Poster (random 1 of 9), Message Photocard (random 1 of 9), Heart Glass, Crossword Postcard (random 1 of 9). NA Retail Exclusive: Photocard Set & Folded Poster.
Primed for a massive summer, multi-award-winning Billboard chart-topper Sean Paul heats up 2022 with Scorcha, his 8th full-length album and Island Records debut. The album is a collaborative celebration of his Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which Sean trades the mic with Buju Banton and Damian Marley. Dancehall can be stereotyped as a competitive, macho space where sound clashes are king, but 2021’s Live N Livin set out to emphasize what’s possible when unity is the goal.
Boxset including 3 different album covers, 1 folded lyrics poster, 1 folded group poster, 1 photobook, 1 sticker set, 1 ID card (1 of 8 randomly packed inside), 1 member photocard (1 of 16 randomly packed inside), 1 additional member photocard - U.S. exclusive (1 of 8 randomly packed inside). Global sensation ATEEZ is back to begin a new journey with the first album in a new series, [THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT]. Praised for high-octane performances and bold musical stylings, ATEEZ sold 1.86 million albums in 2021 to firmly plant their name on the charts. ATEEZ also went on their first arena world tour "THE FELLOWSHIP : BEGINNING OF THE END" in 2022, meeting 150,000 fans from their kick off in Seoul, followed by five American cities and finishing with dates in five European countries. ATEEZ made history by being the first K-pop act to start a European arena tour after the pandemic. Having just wrapped up their search for precious [TREASURE], and a feverish journey in [ZERO : FEVER], ATEEZ unveils a powerful new concept in their next release [THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT] calling for change in our conformist reality.
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Alhaji Waziri Oshomah — known to his fans in southern Nigeria as the Oyoyo King, the Godfather of Afemai Music, the Etsako Super Star — is the originator of a form of Muslim highlife that fuses local folk styles with pan-Nigerian highlife and Western pop. A devout Muslim and an exemplar of religious piety in his community, Waziri has recorded more than 100 albums over the course of his decades-long career. To this day, he continues to perform to adoring audiences who regard him as the greatest entertainer in Edo State. This September, Luaka Bop brings you the best of Waziri’s illustrious career as the third installment of their critically acclaimed World Spirituality series.
Pepper's sophomore release, Kona Town, is the album that put the band on the map. Featuring classic songs such as "Give It Up", "Stone Love", "Stormtrooper" and "Too Much", Kona Town is 46 minutes of Pop/Rock/Reggae driven by the spirit of aloha and the inspiration of the Hawaiian islands.