Nouvelle Vague Return With 3 And Play New York June 17th

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Nouvelle Vague, the French band that conquered the world with bossa nova covers of punk and new wave classics, return to New York this summer to play The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on June 17th. The band’s NYC show will be the one of the first in their tour across the USA and Europe.

Their third album 3 (US release date tba) features Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Ian McCulloch of Echo And The Bunnymen, Terry Hall of the Specials and Funboy Three Magazine’s “Parade” sung by Barry Adamson.  Aside from the reggae and bossa nova interpretations, the songs are also inspired by country music and bluegrass. For this is what Nouvelle Vague do best; they take the songs that you adore and make you fall in love with them all over again.

Show Starts At: 09:00 PM
Advance Price: $25.00

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Nickodemus’ Sophomore Album Sun People + Free MP3

esl151cover300After his debut Endangered Species, Nickodemus unleashes his second solo album, Sun People. Inspired by sunny days and good people, the album mixes positive dance music from all over the globe including Guinea, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Romania, India, Turkey, United Kingdon & his hometown Brooklyn, NYC!

Some of the original Endangered Species cast returns for Sun People, including Jay Rodriguez, Quantic, Hector “Tempo” Alomar & The Candela Allstars, Zeb, Nappy G & Real Live Show. New additions to the signature Nickodemus sound on Sun People include Guinean born singer Ismael Kouyate, Indian classical & pop singer Falu, Richard Shepherd of Radio Mundial, Brazilian born singer Liliana of the band Maracatu, the versatile voice of Nuriya, members of Taraf de Haidouks, and The New York Gypsy Allstars.

Free download: “2 Sips & Magic” feat The New York Gypsy Allstars

More info on Sun People (out June 16)

Ancient Astronauts Serve Up Heart Of The Future Mixtape

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With the release of We Are To Answer (out June 9th on ESL Music), Ancient Astronauts have prepared a mixtape for your summer activities in the sun.

From old school hip hop classics, to new school beats, the mix skips in and out of genres, lacing hints of reggae with thick slabs of funk.

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Heart Of The Future Tracklist

Tru Thoughts Issues New Quantic, Kinny, Stonephace And More For 10th Anniversary

With a slew of product in the pipeline, Brighton’s Tru Thoughts Recordings are coming through with goodies from Quantic, Kinny, Stonephace and more, celebrating their 10th anniversary as an independent label.

Shot by the legendary B+ in Columbia, Quantic’s new video documents the conception of his upcoming album, Tradition In Transition.

Free MP3 Download (from the new Tru Thoughts Shapes Compilation):
“Don’t Joke With A Hungry Mother” by Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra vs. Lanu (right-click, save as)

Read More & Watch New Videos From Kinny & Stoneface

The UK’s Esser Woos America

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With a knife-sharp sense of style, lyrical wit and bombastic production skills, Esser’s forward-thinking, explosively catchy electronic pop songs come from a distinctly British standpoint, flush with undercurrents of ska and dubstep.

The 23-year-old UK native’s debut album Braveface comes out August 11 in the US.  A limited edition 300 copy vinyl pressing of the first single “I Love You,” complete with a handmade letter-pressed jacket and a neck-snapping remix from the legendary Prince Paul, will be available May 26th on Chocolate Industries.

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