Hypnotic Ethiopian Grooves From Tommy T

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For the past three years, Tommy T has been the bass player for gypsy punk powerhouse Gogol Bordello. Tommy was born and raised in Ethiopia and brings his knowledge of global rhythms, reggae and dub to his first solo album, The Prester John Sessions. An aural travelogue that ranges freely through the music of Ethiopia, the album is a collection of 11 songs including a remix featuring fellow Gogol Bordello band mates Eugene Hutz and Pedro Erazo and mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars. The record also features two collaborations with Gigi, one of the most popular modern Ethiopian singers.

“The Response” from The Prester John Sessions
 

Head over to gigantic.com/tommyt to get your free download of “The Response”, listen to more streaming music at tommytmusic.com, and buy the album on iTunes today!

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Can I Get You High?

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On Wednesday October 21st Plug Research will invade BLVD NYC on Bowery with some of the best soul, hip hop and experimental music of today by some of the most dynamic and interesting artists of today.

Bilal will headline the show with a six piece band, and the host of the evening is Pharoahe Monch. Shafiq Husayn of the SA-RA collective will perform material off the new album Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka, with musical collaborators from the album Stephen Thundercat Bruner and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Exile will be showcasing his famous wizadry on the MPC with a guest spot by Blu, one of the best new MC’s around. DJ sets will be provided by Blu Jemz, the legendary Large Professor and mind-blowing combination of Spinna and J Rocc.

This has the makings of a classic show, take advantage of presale tickets, do not miss out!

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live sets:
BILAL with 6 piece band
EXILE featuring BLU
SHAFIQ HUSAYN featuring Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Thundercat

hosted by PHAROAHE MONCH

dj sets:
JROCC & SPINNA Record for Record
LARGE PROFESSOR
BLU JEMZ
+many special guests TBA!

venue info:
BLVD

limited presale $10 (www.wantickets.com)
door: $20
9pm-4am

more info: Plug Research | V Tech phones

Exile “Summer Song” Remix (right-click to download)

 

42BELOW Presents New Zealand@CMJ on Opening Night

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It is that time of year again and CMJ is back in New York City starting tomorrow. This year, the Red Bull Music Space will host a special New Zealand showcase on October 20th, presented by 42BELOW. Free food and complimentary 42BELOW Vodka cocktails, Wild Rock wine and beer will all be served, with performances by NZ artists ranging from hip hop to power pop. Bands include Bang Bang Eche, David Dallas, Die! Die! Die!, Kidz in Space, Kingston, Motocade, Smashproof, Steve Abel, & Surf City.

Surf City:”Records of a Flagpole Skater”

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SVEDKA VODKA Sessions #3: An Evening with Diane Birch and DJ Anané Vega

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The third installment of our SVEDKA Vodka sessions featured an intimate evening with singer-songwriter Diane Birch from her debut album Bible Belt. Setting the mood at Hudson Bar at Hudson, DJ Anané Vega opened and closed the event. Watch the video with interviews from both.

Cut&Paste 2009 Global Championship – TONIGHT

This year’s Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament has made its way through 16 cities and 256 competitors and now it culminates in a battle of the best, champions vs. champions, with the final 2009 tournament event: the first ever Cut&Paste Global Championship. Taking place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Friday, October 16, 2009, putting sixteen competitors onstage for all three competitions. These competitors, forty-eight in all, represent the winning designers from every city on the tour.

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