Lonnie Holley shares video for new single ‘Sometimes I Wanna Dance’

Celebrated improvisational artist Lonnie Holley is set to release MITH, his first album in five years, in less than two weeks. Ahead of it, Holley has shared a jubilant new single, ‘Sometimes I Wanna Dance’, featuring Laraaji on piano. It comes with a video, filmed in Tonky’s Rocket Ship, a juke joint that Holley and the film crew created in Atlanta. As the press release puts it, “the message is clear: Free your ass and the mind will follow.” Cyrus Moussavi directs the video. Watch it below.

In other related news, Lonnie Holley is embarking on a European tour in November. Take a look at all his live dates below:

Nov 1st – Oceanen, Goteborg (SWE)
Nov 3rd – Uberjazz Festival, Hamburg (GER)
Nov 4th – Quasimodo, Berlin (GER)
Nov 5th- Studio 672, Cologne (GER)
Nov 6th – Rote Sonne, Munich (GER)
Nov 10th – Kings Place, London (UK)
Nov 11th – Sonic City, Kortrijk (B)

MITH is out on September 21st through Jagjaguwar

Mixtape #46

We're huge fans of New Zealand's Orchestra of Spheres and their unique compositions, creativity, eccentricity and ecstatic live shows. Inspired by artists and bands from all over the place and a wealth of genres spanning from kuduro to free jazz and funk, from krautrock to Bornean sape music and Polynesian no wave prog, they are a singular band you oughta know if you don't already. Baba Rossa, E-Tonal-E, Tooth and Mos locos, who make up Orchestra of Spheres, all sent us awesome tracks for this month's mixtape. Give it a listen now!

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