2012: The Hip Hop Experiment

20121Tomorrow, Saturday September 26th, at 6:00 pm at The Gatehouse, Harlem Stage is hosting an all-encompassing hip hop event with conversation and performances; an overall multi-sensory virtual experience. Oh yeah, and open bar.

The experiment will be conducted by Marc Cary and Shon “Chance” Miller with artists like George Lewis, Phonte, DJ Jazzy Jay and Prodigal Sunn.

6:00 Conversation
7:30 Open Bar
8:30 Main Event
11:00 DJ set

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Bebel Gilberto to Release All In One

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Known for her adventurous blends of Brazilian, European and electronic pop styles, Bebel Gilberto continues to blur musical boundaries on her release All In One. But the sensual rhythms of her native country dominate the production courtesy of Carlinhos Brown, Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls), Mark Ronson, Daniel Jobim and John King of the acclaimed Dust Brothers.

The thoughtful artistry and sensitive vocal execution heard throughout All In One, to be released on September 29th, are culminations of a lifetime of performing. Music, the stage – it’s all in Gilberto’s blood. Bebel will showcase songs from her new Verve album in a special release performance at New York City’s The Box on Tuesday, September 29th.
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Basement Jaxx Album Scars Available Digitally

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While the physical release doesn’t come around until October 6th, the highly anticipated Basement Jaxx album Scars is now available worldwide in digital format with bonus tracks. (Buy here from iTunes). Featured vocalists and collaborators include Kelis, Meleka, Chipmunk, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Santigold, Sam Sparro, Lightspeed Champion, Amp Fiddler, Yo Majesty, Yoko Ono, Paloma Faith, Lisa Kekaula, Jose Hendrix Ndelo, Jose James, Lil Louis, Serocee, Funkagenda and Paul Thomas.

“There’s a good reason why the new record is called Scars,” says Felix Buxton. “Making it has been a grueling process. When we finished recording, it felt like we’d come out of a boxing ring.” His bandmate Simon Ratcliffe nods in agreement.

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Wild Young Hearts by Noisettes Out Now

The London trio Noisettes‘ full length album Wild Young Hearts was released in the US today on Mercury Records. From the stomping electro-rock of “Saturday Night” and galloping funk grooves of “Don’t Upset The Rhythm,” to the glorious ’60s-tinged soul of “Never Forget You,” Noisettes have made what is set to be one of 2009′s most adventurous albums. “Wild Young Hearts – it’s about feeling and acting young, whatever your age,” says guitarist Dan Smith. “It’s about having fun and not following the pack.

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