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Big Mean Sound Machine: Video Premier & Big Mean BBQ

Big Mean Sound Machine: Video Premier & Big Mean BBQ

Since the release of Big Mean Sound Machine's fourth album Runnin' For The Ghost, released in April on Peace & Rhythm (North & South America) and Blank Slate (Europe & Asia), the band has continued touring relentlessly, winning new fans every time out with their avant-afro-psych-funk. The album has gotten a lot of radio play and excellent support from publications & blogs such as Downbeat, Afropop Worldwide, Okay Player, Global A Go-Go, Afrobeat Blog, Funkish, Grateful Web, Brooklyn Vegan and more. Word on the street is that this is one of critic's favorite albums of the year. We're also pleased...

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OUT NOW!!! Big Mean Sound Machine - Runnin' For The Ghost LP

OUT NOW!!! Big Mean Sound Machine - Runnin' For The Ghost LP

BRAND NEW!! OUT NOW!! The heaviest and sweatiest funk ensemble Big Mean Sound Machine's newest full length platter!! Runnin' For The Ghost is available now! Order here. Stores may contact Forced Exposure for wholesale. In a time when people need to come together more than ever, Big Mean Sound Machine is spreading positivity through communal dance by creating music that moves people of all ages and backgrounds. With this new album, the ten piece band breaks new sonic ground and creates a unique flavor of instrumental music with their fourth full-length studio album, Runnin’ for the Ghost, co-released by Peace...

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WORLD PREMIERE: Locobeach debut single, "The Devil Is A Charmer", OUT NOW!!

WORLD PREMIERE: Locobeach debut single, "The Devil Is A Charmer", OUT NOW!!

Taking the world by storm: the amazing Locobeach!! Psychedelic disco-cumbia made in Brooklyn NY, from the bastard children of Chicha Libre and Los Crema Paraiso. Members of Los Amigos Invicibles, La Muy Bestia Pop and featuring the talents of Joshua Camp, songwriting talent and creator of the C.A.M.P.O.S. project. This fantastic new outfit is already electrifying audiences around NYC. Locobeach is cumbia pop; latin disco with a psychedelic/spaghetti western edge. This supergroup of a band is comprised of Jose Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals, Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics, Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals and Edward Marshall on bass. Dance music for your...

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Runnin' For The Ghost, Out April 7!!

Runnin' For The Ghost, Out April 7!!

April 7 will see the release of the brand new album by one of your favorite funky ensembles, Big Mean Sound Machine. The East coast band's fourth full length album, Runnin' For The Ghost, is co-released by Peace & Rhythm (USA) and Blank Slate Records (Germany). In a time when people need to come together more than ever, Big Mean Sound Machine is spreading positivity through communal dance by creating music that moves people of all ages and backgrounds. With this new album, the ten piece band breaks new sonic ground and creates a unique flavor of instrumental music with...

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TONIGHT! Discoteca Latina Returns To Sevenstrong

TONIGHT! Discoteca Latina Returns To Sevenstrong

Tonight! The Discoteca Latina party returns to Sevenstrong in Northampton MA, with Peace & Rhythm's DJ Bongohead and guest Rob Suave out of Boston, spinning classic salsa dura, mambo, charanga, boogaloo, bachata, merengue, mambo, cumbia and other Latin styles for the dancefloor, all direct from old school vinyl! It's at Sevenstrong (7 Strong Ave), Northampton. It rolls from 10pm to 2am and admission is free! http://www.sevenstrongavenue.com/#!

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