Posts Tagged ‘Lounge’

Song of the Day: CéU’s “Bubuia”

July 14, 2009

By now you know I have a thing for Brazilian music. I’m a defender of the old-school, but I’m really digging what today’s musicians are doing too. CéU is one of those young artists that has never let me down.



She manages to find common threads in different genres and ties them perfectly together. You’ll find elements from all kinds of music in her songs—a little Bossa, a bit of Samba, a hint of Funk, a lot of Hip-Hop, and a lot (a lot) of Jazz. You’ll hear some of those, plus more (including a seductive electric guitar) in today’s Song of the Day. Warning: It’s quite addictive. This comes from her recently released sophomore album, Vagarosa, where she continues to experiment with her influences. If you’re lucky, you can hear this new album live in the flesh—she’s coming to four U.S. cities.

July 14 & 15 Triple Door, Seattle
July 17 Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles
July 18 Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
July 21 Highline Balroom, New York

CéU-Bubuia (MP3)

Céu-Bubuia (Video)

Federico Aubele takes Amatoria on the road

June 16, 2009
Federico Aubele on tour

Federico Aubele on tour

Argentine singer-songwriter, Federico Aubele has embarked on a tour in support of his latest record, Amatoria (out now on ESL Music).  Aubele’s first record, 2003’s Hotel Buenos Aires blended Latin lounge, dub with elements of ambient and hip-hop. That record was the demo that landed him on Thievery Corporation‘s label, Eighteen Street Lounge Music. His follow-up, 2007’s Panamericana saw Aubele expanding on the sound of its predecessor and sharing production duties with Thievery Corporation.  Amatoria sees Aubele self producing the record and collaborating with Cibbo Mato‘s Miho Hatori on “Riendo Asi”, Brazilian GirlsSabina Scuibba on “Otra Vez”, as well as Panamericana vocalist Natalia Clavier.

Aubele’s Amatoria tour kicked off in Boston on June 13th and takes him to Philly, The Montreal Jazz Festival,The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in NYC, Lollapalooza and Ravinia Festivals in Chicago, and two date residency in Scottsdale, AZ (!?) before wrapping up at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 3rd.

Check out Federico Aubele’s performance on WNYC’s Soundcheck!

Federico Aubele’s Amatoria tour:

06/13:  Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA
06/17: The Filene Center, Vienna, VA
06/19: Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA
06/21: Pavilion Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA
06/27: Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
07/02: Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, CAN
07/03: Meadowbrook – US Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, NH
07/04: Tanglewood, Lenox, MA
07/09: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
07/09: LAMC at Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
07/25: Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY
08/06: House of Blues, Chicago, IL
08/08: Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
09/25: InterContinental Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ
09/26: InterContinental Montelucia, Scottsdale, AZ
10/03: Austin City Limits Festival, Austin, TX

Federico Aubele “Sueña Mí Guitara” (Video)
Federico Aubele “La Esquina” (Video)