Is that a yes? If we caught your attention up until here, then we've got some great free music for you to check out. A couple days back we highlighted Bumbershoot's soul and roots lineup. This year's hip-hop roster is just as impressive. Not only does it include [mp3com-artist]Big Boi[/mp3com-artist] and [mp3com-artist]Wiz Khalifa[/mp3com-artist], but emerging talent as well. [mp3com-artist]Champagne Champagne[/mp3com-artist] anyone? The Bumbershoot organizers have trained ears for emerging talent, and they're not afraid to book hip-hop acts--such as Seattle's own Champagne Champagne. [caption id="attachment_71586" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="(Photo Credit: Anngie Dehoyos)"][/caption] They’re a hybrid of backpack rap, new wave, and experimental pop that's reminiscent of artists such as [mp3com-artist]Kid Cudi[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]The Cool Kids[/mp3com-artist], and early [mp3com-artist]J Dilla[/mp3com-artist]. Like the sound of that? Then get a free MP3 here. Champagne Champagne plays Saturday, Sept. 3. Not too far off from the sounds of Champagne Champagne, is another Seattle hip-hop collective called [mp3com-artist]Shabazz Palaces[/mp3com-artist] led by by Palaceer Lazaro aka Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, formerly of the alt-rap trio [mp3com-artist]Digable Planets[/mp3com-artist]. [caption id="attachment_71588" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="(Sub Pop Records)"][/caption] But, you won't find any of that jazz-soul influenced sounds of [mp3com-artist] Digable Planets[/mp3com-artist]. Instead you’ll find his next-level of rapping creating more of journey for its listener, rather than a groove. If you like your music with a sci-fi touch (think [mp3com-artist]Company Flow[/mp3com-artist]), then this is a hip-hop artist to keep an eye on. Get a free MP3 here. Shabazz Palaces plays Saturday, Sept. 3. Other highlights include: Stones Throw Records' [mp3com-artist]Dam-Funk[/mp3com-artist] and his live band [mp3com-artist]Master Blazter[/mp3com-artist]! Just look at that boom-box behind him! And, those shades... This guy lives and breathes funk! And, oh, did I mention he can rock a crowd with his keytar? Dam-Funk plays Sunday Sept 4. [caption id="attachment_71590" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="(Photo Credit: Mathew Scott/StonesThrowRecords"][/caption] [mp3com-download url="" artist="Dam-Funk" song="Sahy Uhns' Cosmic Song Bird Remix" email="optional" year="2010"/] Excited? You should be. All week long, we'll be adding more free MP3s. Missed them all? Don't fret, we got you! Download this week's Spotlight artists performing at Bumbershoot. Electronic-pop act Little Dragon fronted by singer Yukimi Nagano. [mp3com-download url="" artist="Little Dragon" song="Nightlight (Remix)" email="optional" year="2011"/] Read about more must-see electronic artists at Bumbershoot. Mash-up pioneer [mp3com-artist]Z-Trip[/mp3com-artist] for some late night hour dancing. [mp3com-download url="" artist="Z-Trip" song="Bring The Justice" email="optional" year="2009"/] "The World (Is Going Up In Flames)" is a free song from soul music veteran Charles Bradley--who recently released his first album, No Time For Dreaming. Bradley is playing Bumbershoot on Monday, Sept. 5. Check out more must-see soul and roots artists playing Bumbershoot. [mp3com-download url="" artist="Charles Bradley" song="The World..." expiration="09/30/2012" email="optional" year="2010" label="Dunham Records"/] On the other side of the musical spectrum is a free song from Puerto Rican garage-rock band Davila 666. [mp3com-download url="" artist="Davila 666" song="Callejon" email="optional"/] __________________________________________________________________________ The Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival runs Sept. 3-5 in Seattle, Washington. Get tickets and see the full lineup. Use to help you find other festivals in your area that match your musical tastes Download the free Festival app for iPhone and Android Connect with on Facebook Charles Bradley at SXSW 2011 See all Spotlight posts

Artists: Champagne Champagne, Dam-Funk, Shabazz Palaces

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