Trixie Whitley in full

Trixie Whitley, born in Ghent, Belgium, daughter of musician Chris Whitley, has been hovering back and forth between New York, where she grew up, and Belgium. As a teenager, Whitley toured with the famous dance company Les Ballets C de la B, as a singer/musician and dancer.
Trixie already recorded 3 EPs. Strong Blood, her first, was produced in collaboration with Me’shell Ndegeocello and Dougie Bowne in 2008. That same year, she was invited to the Berklee School of Music, by legendary producer Daniel Lanois. Daniel and Trixie got together with drummer Brian Blade & bassist Daryl Johnson to form Black Dub. At this point Whitley recorded a second EP, The Engine. In 2011, she released a Live EP, including 5 songs performed at Rockwood in NY City.
Last year, Trixie began working on her first full-length solo record with producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman, known for his work with  eg Antony & the Johnsons and Rufus Wainwright) and engineer Pat Dillett (known for his work with David Byrne and Mary J. Blige). Fourth Corner is scheduled for release January 29 in the US (Feb 11 in Europe, March 5 in UK). Judging by the lead single Need Your Love, the album will be a warm ‘n bluesy listening experience. Selah Sue’s got company!


Out of the Game is out

Out Of The Game, the album, will be released April 23 in the UK, April 24 in Canada and May 1 in the US. The first single to be taken from Rufus Wainwrights’ new Mark Ronson-produced album, the title track, was revealed last Wednesday on BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley show.
The day before the album cover was posted on Rufus’ Facebook page. For those who missed the broadcast, the song and an interview were only available on the Radio 2 web site for a few days, the brand new single is now also -limitless- available to listen to on Soundcloud. The Rufus crew also posted a teaser video for the new record on YouTube. You’ll catch glimpses of the recording process, the photo shoots, and hear Rufus and Mark (Ronson) talk about their collabo.
Enjoy both right here.

Rufus unveils Out Of The Game

As if we haven’t enough new album releases to look forward to this month, Canadian singer Rufus Wainwright will release his seventh studio album Out Of The Game on May 1st, produced by Mark Ronson. Release date for the UK has been set for April 23rd. The first single will be the uptempo title track. No clip available as yet.
Rufus calls the album “the most pop album I’ve ever made”, while Ronson claims “it’s the best work of my career.” The 12 track set was recorded in New York in the fall of 2011 and will be more pop oriented with a ’70s touch, though referring to Wainwright’s earlier work, inspired by some of the great pop writers of the past, including Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Elton John. Musicians on the album include the Dap-Kings who also worked with Ronson on the Amy Winehouse album Back To Black.

Out Of The Game track listing:

Out Of The Game
Welcome To The Ball
Bitter Tears
Respectable Dive
Perfect Man
Sometimes You Need
Song Of You