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Soulive Leave Blue Note; Join NdegéOcello

The Boston-based, ’60s-style, groove-jazz trio Soulive dipped into contemporary-music and featured MCs Black Thought (from the Roots) and Talib Kweli on its 2002 CD, Next (Blue Note).

But no less than five months after dropping its first live album, Soulive (Blue Note), the trio is jumping into hip-hop once again. With the band’s amicable parting from Blue Note, the eclectic Turn It Out Remixed will be released via Velour, and the CD sees the band taking a more progressive approach to its compositions. The album features remixed and reworked songs from throughout the group’s career, and Soulive enlists some of its closest friends to lend a hand, including up-and-coming DJ Spinna and his conscious MC companion J-Live, the experimental hip-hop head DJ Krush and rap production gurus the Beatnuts.

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