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Stretch & Bobbito’s Debut Album ‘No Requests’ Out January 17, 2020

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  • November 15, 2019
    Stretch & Bobbito’s Debut Album ‘No Requests’ Out January 17, 2020

    Share First Two Singles: “I Know You, I Live You” Featuring Maimouna Youssef & “The Mexican” Featuring Mireya Ramos

    Launch New Podcast

    ADA Worldwide Enlisted for Distribution & Label Services  


    After three decades impacting airwaves, introducing game-changing talent to the masses, and influencing the culture at large, radio legends and dynamic duo Stretch & Bobbito announce the release of their first-ever album, No Requests, on January 17, 2020. The album will be distributed by Warner Music Group's independent distribution division, Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), who will also provide label services and global support.

    Pre-order HERE via Uprising Music/Brooklyn Road and ADA Worldwide.

    This marks an important milestone for the iconic New York DJs. They curated and produced songs for 10x Grammy Winner Eddie Palmieri’s new label Uprising Music, enlisting world-class talent for this inimitable body of work. As such, the track listing seamlessly integrates Soul, Latin, Jazz, Afro, Samba, and Reggae into an O.G. genre-less cocktail thats equally intoxicating and inspiring.

    In order to bring the project to life, they assembled an A-list cast of musicians to comprise, The M19s Band—affectionately named after Manhattan’s old M19 bus. Back in the day, Bobbito hailed from the Upper West Side and Stretch called the Upper East Side home. This M19 doubled as an artery connecting these two halves of unique urban neighborhoods. It ultimately allowed them to cross cultures and demographic boundaries, much like the music on the album does today.

    About the album and partnership, ADA Worldwide President of A&R Label Services, Kenny Weagly commented, Stretch & Bobbito are responsible for soundtracking multiple generations of hip-hop. Theyve influenced nearly every corner of the culture and continue to do so. Its an honor to join forces with them in a groundbreaking alliance that encompasses original music and more. Were excited to provide a platform for them to make history yet again.”

    “Producing an album together just seemed like the logical next step to our legacy,” Stretch & Bobbito added. “Having the blessing of NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri and his label’s team to guide us on this journey is almost unfathomable! Much in the way that Palmieri broke barriers with his seminal 1971 LP Harlem River Drive, our goal, from even the first rehearsal, was to do the same—bridge gaps and bring distinct listening communities to one common ground. Our advantage lies in that we’re both DJs who combined have spun in over 50+ countries worldwide. We bring all these experiences into this project. With Brooklyn Road and ADA’s global support and distribution of our music plus podcast, we’re hoping to really reach far corners!

    As New Yorkers, we don’t live in safe boxes. Our music reflects that. Don’t call us Latin Jazz. Don’t call us Hip Hop. Listen and relieve yourself of labels, and just dance . . .” 

    To herald No Requests, they dropped a pair of singles this morning. The first, I Know You, I Live You,” sees GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer Maimouna Youssef reimagine the Chaka Khan R&B classic of the same name. The songstress lends her sizzling sense of soul to a crescendo of Afro Boricua Bomba, transforming the original in a manner that only Stretch and Bobbito with the M19s Band could envision.

    Meanwhile, they also shared The Mexican” featuring Latin GRAMMY® Award winner Mireya Ramos on vocals and violin. Originally recorded by UK underground favorites Babe Ruth, the track became a park-jam favorite and an absolute staple for DJs. Backed by a Plena break, this version fuses Rock, Soul, Breakbeats, Jazz, and Latin in unprecedented form.

    Check them out HERE & HERE.

    Additionally, Stretch & Bobbito and Brooklyn Road announce the launch of their podcast “The Actual Stretch and Bobbito Show.” It will be produced and recorded at Atlantic Studios in NYC. They’ve debuted the trailer today, click HERE to view.

    Get ready for Stretch & Bobbito to make history like never before in 2020!

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on November 15, 2019 - 12:00am

Share First Two Singles: “I Know You, I Live You” Featuring Maimouna Youssef & “The Mexican” Featuring Mireya Ramos

Launch New Podcast

ADA Worldwide Enlisted for Distribution & Label Services  


After three decades impacting airwaves, introducing game-changing talent to the masses, and influencing the culture at large, radio legends and dynamic duo Stretch & Bobbito announce the release of their first-ever album, No Requests, on January 17, 2020. The album will be distributed by Warner Music Group's independent distribution division, Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), who will also provide label services and global support.

Pre-order HERE via Uprising Music/Brooklyn Road and ADA Worldwide.

This marks an important milestone for the iconic New York DJs. They curated and produced songs for 10x Grammy Winner Eddie Palmieri’s new label Uprising Music, enlisting world-class talent for this inimitable body of work. As such, the track listing seamlessly integrates Soul, Latin, Jazz, Afro, Samba, and Reggae into an O.G. genre-less cocktail thats equally intoxicating and inspiring.

In order to bring the project to life, they assembled an A-list cast of musicians to comprise, The M19s Band—affectionately named after Manhattan’s old M19 bus. Back in the day, Bobbito hailed from the Upper West Side and Stretch called the Upper East Side home. This M19 doubled as an artery connecting these two halves of unique urban neighborhoods. It ultimately allowed them to cross cultures and demographic boundaries, much like the music on the album does today.

About the album and partnership, ADA Worldwide President of A&R Label Services, Kenny Weagly commented, Stretch & Bobbito are responsible for soundtracking multiple generations of hip-hop. Theyve influenced nearly every corner of the culture and continue to do so. Its an honor to join forces with them in a groundbreaking alliance that encompasses original music and more. Were excited to provide a platform for them to make history yet again.”

“Producing an album together just seemed like the logical next step to our legacy,” Stretch & Bobbito added. “Having the blessing of NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri and his label’s team to guide us on this journey is almost unfathomable! Much in the way that Palmieri broke barriers with his seminal 1971 LP Harlem River Drive, our goal, from even the first rehearsal, was to do the same—bridge gaps and bring distinct listening communities to one common ground. Our advantage lies in that we’re both DJs who combined have spun in over 50+ countries worldwide. We bring all these experiences into this project. With Brooklyn Road and ADA’s global support and distribution of our music plus podcast, we’re hoping to really reach far corners!

As New Yorkers, we don’t live in safe boxes. Our music reflects that. Don’t call us Latin Jazz. Don’t call us Hip Hop. Listen and relieve yourself of labels, and just dance . . .” 

To herald No Requests, they dropped a pair of singles this morning. The first, I Know You, I Live You,” sees GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer Maimouna Youssef reimagine the Chaka Khan R&B classic of the same name. The songstress lends her sizzling sense of soul to a crescendo of Afro Boricua Bomba, transforming the original in a manner that only Stretch and Bobbito with the M19s Band could envision.

Meanwhile, they also shared The Mexican” featuring Latin GRAMMY® Award winner Mireya Ramos on vocals and violin. Originally recorded by UK underground favorites Babe Ruth, the track became a park-jam favorite and an absolute staple for DJs. Backed by a Plena break, this version fuses Rock, Soul, Breakbeats, Jazz, and Latin in unprecedented form.

Check them out HERE & HERE.

Additionally, Stretch & Bobbito and Brooklyn Road announce the launch of their podcast “The Actual Stretch and Bobbito Show.” It will be produced and recorded at Atlantic Studios in NYC. They’ve debuted the trailer today, click HERE to view.

Get ready for Stretch & Bobbito to make history like never before in 2020!