Wayna ft. Wale – “Billyclub” Remix

waynadown1Download the Run DMC-backed remix of Wayna‘s “Billyclub ft Wale” here (right-click to download).

Wayna’s new EP, Soul and the City, featuring Wale, Wajeed and more drops in November on Quiet Power Productions.

She’s also performing on a Billie Holiday Tribute at Blues Alley – Wednesday, October 21st in Washington D.C. Keep an eye out for November tour dates coming soon…

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Nneka Download & November Tour Dates

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Download MP3 of “The Uncomfortable Truth” Here (right-click to download)

Coming from Nigeria via Germany, Nneka is finally making her US debut with Concrete Jungle, slated for release on February 2nd, 2010. In preparation she’s hitting the road this November; her first US tour. The digital EP will be available on November 3, and a vinyl 7” will be released later in November.

Tour Dates:

Monday, 11/9 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
Tuesday, 11/10 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom w/ The Roots
Thursday, 11/12 – Boston, MA – Café 939
Friday, 11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
Saturday, 11/14 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
Tuesday, 11/17 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Thursday, 11/19 – Santa Monica, CA – Zanzibar
Friday, 11/20 – San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord

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The Bowery Presents HARD NYC: Crookers, Major Lazer (Soundsystem), Rusko, Jack Beats & Destructo

The hottest DJs and producers in the scene today; Crookers, Major Lazer, Rusko, Jack Beats & Destructo blow up the dance floor at Terminal5 Sat 10/10 (tomorrow night).  Come ready to sweat your clothes off!!

The latest from Major Lazer ft Nina Sky and Ricky Blaze

Zap Mama Exclusive New Single & Ticket Giveaway

zapmamaZap Mama will be playing several shows next week in support of her album ReCreation, as well as her new single “Chill Out,” which will be released on Nov 3rd. Giant Step is offering free tickets to her show in New York & Boston. Enter to win after the jump.

A remix EP will be released November 17th.

Here’s a sneak-peak, exclusive advanced stream of the new single:

Zap Mama – “Chill Out” Extended Version

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Somi’s Upcoming Release If the Rains Come First + MP3 Download

somi2Somi‘s third album, If The Rains Come First, is a stunning collection of self-penned story-based songs, a meditation on opening ourselves up to life’s blessings and challenges much in the way that we accept the rain and all that it brings. If The Rains Come First is set for release on October 27th on Obliqsound. “The songs on this album reflect where I am emotionally and spiritually today,” Somi says. “At the end of the day, I still know who I am and where home is before, during, and after the rain – it’s in the music.”

Optimism, conviction and resilience are hallmarks of Somi’s new creations. “Prayer To the Saint of the Brokenhearted,” reflects on the sense of helplessness and hopelessness one often feels after heartache, while serving as a reminder of the possibilities of faith and renewal. “Enganjyani,” which means ‘most beloved’ in Rutooro, refers to, “the memory of whispered prayer and being haunted by a past lover.” The track features the legendary Hugh Masekela, a longtime Somi fan who has become a mentor, guesting on trumpet. “Rising,” a song about faith and navigating life’s challenges, is all forward motion, a flawless juxtaposition of sizzling rhythm, instantly memorable melody and a vocal style that JazzTimes magazine describes as “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves.”

Digital exclusive of the album to be released October 13.

Download & Tour Dates After the Jump

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