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Tuesday Reviewsday: Jamie Cullum, Bambu and more

Jamie Cullum performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.
Jamie Cullum performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.

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Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez in the studio for Take Two's weekly new music installment - Tuesday Reviewsday.

Below are their picks for what you should be listening to.

Oliver Wang

Artist: Bambu 
Album: "Party Worker"
Song: "Welcome to the Party"
Bambu is an L.A.-raised rapper (currently living up in the Bay) known for his uncompromising political messaging. He's also Filipino American and sometimes raps bilingually in Tagalog and on this song, you can hear what I think is a Filipino kulingtang. He's been grinding away for years now and I feel with every new release, more and more people are discovering him - as well they should!

Warning: Explicit lyrics

Artist: Captain Planet feat. Chico Mann
Album: "Esperanto Slang"
Song: "Un Poquito Mas"
Captain Planet is Charlie Bethel, a transplant from the East Coast to L.A. who's found a cozy home here with his particular style of dance music that you might describe as being all about the Global South. On the album, there's Brazilian, Colombian, West Indian and Afro-Cuban influences and you can hear the latter on the song we just heard which also features Brooklyn's Chico Mann, no stranger to world fusion dance beats.

Morgan Rhodes

Artist: Jamie Cullum 
Album: "Interlude"
Song: "Good Morning Heartache ft. Laura Mvula"
Compelling arrangements and interpretations seem to be a mainstay in Jamie Callum's albums. Interlude is his 7th, and we find him covering Cannonball Adderly, Randy Newman, Nina Simone and Billie Holliday. "Good Morning Heartache" featuring Laura Mvula, brings a soulful intimacy to a song which has never been recorded as a duet.

Artist: Rukaiya Russell
Album: "Havana Cultura Mix: The Soundclash"
Song: "Para Ti (feat Sexto Sentido)"
Summary: "
Havana Cultura Mix: The Soundclash" is the latest offering in the Havana Cultura series, which features collaborations between Cuban artists and electronic producers. Gilles Peterson, one of the most celebrated tastemakers of our time, launched this series in 2009 and each release is highly anticipated and enjoys heavy rotation from deejays and music programmers the world over. 

Rukaiya Russell is a British producer, well known in the world of UK Funky (an uptempo 4-to-the-floor genre of music that blends afrobeat, deep house, soca, electronica). She brings a soulful dance element to the project.