“International” – New Live Version from Baaba Maal

pic1_smBaaba Maal‘s Television (Palm, 2009) brought a subtle blend of electronic dance elements and timeless traditions of West African music, much as the result of collaboration with New York’s Brazilian Girls, co-producers of the album.

While on his current world tour, Baaba’s song “International” became a crowd favorite as it evolved with new layers and instrumentation. This extended version deviates from the original with its prominent horn section and added rhythms, yet it maintains the high quality of a studio recording.

Baaba Maal – “International (Alternate recording with horns)”
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Sia Releases First Single From We Are Born

siaTwitter followers got a special treat from @SiaMusic this week: the first single from her new album, “You’ve Changed”. It’s a new version of a perviously leaked track, reworked with production by Greg Kurstin and Nick Valensi (of The Strokes) on guitar.

Sia – “You’ve Changed” (right-click to download)
 

Animatedcartunes Releases Georgia Anne Muldrow and Adriana Evans

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The indie soul and hip hop label animatedcartunes has some heavy releases out now in Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s Early and Adriana Evans‘ re-issue of Nomadic. Videos and downloads after the jump.

Adriana Evans’ 1997 self-titled debut was critically acclaimed but commercially panned, leaving her disenchanted with the music industry. This led to a seven year hiatus in Evans’ musical career, followed by the limited sophomore release, Nomadic. Nomadic was released on Evans’ independent label to be sold only at shows and on her website… until now. Animatedcartunes is proud to re-issue this hard-to-find classic, now enhanced to include a music video for the lead single “7 Days”. The album draws its inspiration from many genres of music including samba, reggae, rock and hip-hop, with soul firmly rooted at the base.

Georgia Anne Muldrow is a singer, producer, songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, known for her abstract production and writing style. In 2005, she introduced herself to the indie scene with the self-released Worthnothings EP, eventually signed to Stones Throw and began to get attention from artists like Mos Def, SA-RA, and Erykah Badu.  These are Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Early” recordings. She wrote, produced and recorded this lean, ten track album entirely by herself. Seventeen years young with an old soul, Georgia managed to blend the composing acumen of Roy Ayers and J Dilla with the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill.
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Gilles Peterson with Dam Funk in the mix

gilles3Proclaimed by Fader “a god of funk”, Dam Funk is the artist and producer of the moment, with a five-part concept album, Toeachizown, out now on Stones Throw Records.

The Gilles Peterson Worldwide radio show fuses sounds from around the globe and is dedicated to the promotion and nurturing of new music & beats. This week’s edition, GPWW 11/16/09, features some cuts from Dam Funk’s masterpiece Toeachizown, plus a mix of everything from Archie Shepp to Snoop Dogg.

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Giant Step Presents: The Martinez Brothers At Hudson on 11/30

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Giant Step is proud to present for our next installment in the Hudson Series; The Martinez Brothers.  Even though these boys are young, they certainly have earned a reputation as the party starters when it comes to house music.  Catch them at Hudson on Monday 11/30.

Hudson

356 W 58th St.
New York, NY 10019
ph 212-554-6217

7-11pm, 21+ with ID

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