Aloe Blacc‘s single “I Need A Dollar” has found its way to every corner of the blogosphere, has been used in commercials, and even found a spot as the theme to an HBO series. The single, along with Aloe Blacc’s album Good Times, has received a steady amount of attention from us, but we were always left wondering when a killer remix of the track would surface. Earlier today, Voodoo Farm provided an answer with his remix of “I Need A Dollar,” which keeps the soulfulness of the original, but adds the electro beats that the VF moniker has become known for. Check out the video for the remix below, and make sure to grab a copy of the mp3!
During a series of shows in Las Vegas, Aloe Blacc recorded an alternative video for his hit single “I Need A Dollar.” Check it out below ..
Born Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins, Aloe Blacc is a first-generation American of Panamanian descent who combines soul with hip-hop, salsa, jazz, R&B and tropicalia. He originally recorded hip-hop as a member of the 1990s outfit Emanon before releasing a solo album titled Shine Through in 2006. Last year, he released his second album, Good Things, which focuses on 1960s and ’70s soul and funk music.
Hear Blacc play the aforementioned song and chat with World Cafe host David Dye about the transition from MC to soul crooner, as well as the creation of Good Things. [via]
Aloe Blacc‘s set on NPR’s World Cafe featured the tracks “You Make Me Smile” and “I Need a Dollar” and can be heard by clicking the link below.
When I hear the name Aloe Blacc, I think Good Times and some throw-back soul music. Through the track “Catch”, the album closer of Mr. Brady‘s latest effort Labor of Love, Blacc shows that he is not a one trick soul pony as he settles back in to his hip-hop roots with his rhymes. Labor of Love is currently available here.
Check out Aloe Blacc‘s performance of his single “I Need A Dollar” from Conan last night. Please note that the congo/bongo player is REALLY into this jam .. he must’ve known they were going to crank his mic for the performance. Regardless, Aloe Blacc kills the track and shows off some of his swanky moves .. hot damn!
While a large portion of music websites/blogs posted their top album lists prior to the end of 2010, we here at Music for Perfect People decided to wait. Right when you thought 2010 was in the your rearview mirror .. BOOM .. another list emerges.
So, here are the top 20 albums (in alphabetical order by band name) that were spun the most, by yours truly, in 2010:
Aloe Blacc – Good Times
The Black Keys – Brothers
Dam-Funk - Adolescent Funk
Fang Island – Fang Island
Forest Swords - Dagger Paths
Gayngs – Relayted
Good Old War – Good Old War
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Holy Fuck – Latin
LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
The Love Language - Libraries
Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork
Maximum Balloon – Maximum Balloon
Portugal. The Man - American Ghetto
Pretty Lights – Spilling Over Every Side
RJD2 – The Colossus
Rusko - O.M.G.
Suuns – Zeroes QC
Tobacco – Maniac Meat
Wild Orchid Children – The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp
Leave a comment and let us know what YOU think should have made the list!
While Aloe Blacc‘s recent album Good Things has received a large amount of praise, his debut album Shine Through slipped under our radar. That is, however, until Koyto went ahead and remixed a few tracks off the album, transforming it into his Bootleg Through EP. Check out and download the remixes below ..
There is nothing more refreshing than some live funk + soul music recorded by a new musician to the scene. Rather than going on a rant about Aloe Blacc and the beauty of his music, I will let the following two videos from La Blogotheque’s ‘Take Away Show’ do the talking.
Aloe Blacc has recently released his amazigly soulful album Good Things through Stones Throw Records and in the video below, we see Mr. Blacc performing his hit single “I Need a Dollar.”
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You’ve heard him performing the theme song to HBO’s hit series “How to Make It in America” and now we introduce you to the man. They say patience is a virtue which is definitely the case for Aloe Blacc and a reason why his sophomore album is called ‘Good Things’ (just released, find it at iTunes or your local music retailer). It’s been four years since Aloe’s debut record (Shine Through) and what a world of difference it’s been from 2006 to 2010. The path from his 2006 debut to Good Things is akin to the maturation of Marvin Gaye between That’s the Way Love Is and the What’s Going On masterwork that followed. Aloe has never purported to be any heir to Gaye, but musically, Good Things and What’s Going On are companion pieces as both albums establish a character for the artists that sets them apart from the sea of performers making very vivid and discernible—yet normative and conformist—statements about who they are and what they do. Good Things is a definitive declaration that places Aloe directly in the framework of modern soul and will immediately draw comparisons to the likes of Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers & Bobby Womack.
Ever since the single “I Need A Dollar” dropped, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Good Things from the soul singing Aloe Blacc. Head on over to NPR and grab yourself a first listen to the album and don’t forget that Stones Throw will be releasing Good Things on September 28th.
LISTEN :: Aloe Blacc – Good Things – [LINK]