DJ Spinna brought the house down this past monday as part of our bi-weekly Hudson Series. B-boys and girls flooded the dance floor, drinks were flowing, and a good time was had by all. Don’t miss the next Hudson featuring The Martinez Brothers, on Monday 11/30.
Giant Step is pleased to bring you the second podcast in the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series. The podcasts are hosted by acclaimed London-based DJ, Benji B, of Deviation. Each episode will feature a variety of artists and emerging acts from around the globe, crossing genres from soul and hip hop, to electronica and dubstep, to rock and much more. The best in future sounds, the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series presents just-released and unreleased music.
In this podcast, Benji B highlights the music of Little Dragon (Sweden), Electric Wire Hustle (New Zealand), Alix Perez (U.K), DJ Mitsu The Beats (Japan), Yaw (Chicago), Bei Bei (California), Martyn (Holland), and Cubic Zirconia (New York).
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Enjoy the sounds of 2033 and check back next month for the third installment.
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Our favo(u)rite UK songstress is back with her crew and a full set of new remixes. Alice Russell‘s Pot of Gold album sparked so many notable remixes, they just don’t fit on 1 disc. And so we have the double disc remix set, Pot of Gold Remixes, now available on Six Degrees Records Online. Remixers include Mr Scruff, DJ Vadim, Shawn Lee, Yellowtail, The Heavy, Clutchy Hopkins, Dusty, Ohmega Watts, Captain Planet, J Boogie, and more. Limited 7″ vinyl is available as well: DJ Vadim’s mix of “Got the Hunger” b/w Laura J Martin‘s remix of “Lights Went Out”.
For her Los Angeles debut — the fourth installment of our SVEDKA Vodka Sessions series — the hottest new African soul sensation Nneka joins very special guest DJ Vikter Duplaix for an intimate evening at SkyBar at Mondrian, in West Hollywood. Blowing away the jam packed crowd at her US-debut at Joe’s Pub last week, she showed us her guitar-slinging, soul-singing prowess yet again at the last Roots Jam Session.
Check out Afripop’s review and video of Nneka at her NYC debut last week.
Check out Norah Jones‘ new video “Chasing Pirates”, off her album The Fall, released today on Blue Note Records. Featured on Rolling Stone‘s Hot List, the lead single “Chasing Pirates” immediately announces her new direction. Entertainment Weekly wrote that “‘Chasing Pirates’ is a bluesy surprise and welcome change of pace,” adding that “Jones’ voice remains as lovely as ever.” From the swaying rock thump of “Stuck” to an intimate ballad like “Back to Manhattan,” one thing that hasn’t gone away on The Fall is the distinctiveness and expressiveness of Jones’s singing.
An exciting evolution from her previous three releases, The Fall has the feeling of an artist growing into a new phase in her creative development. Beyond the changes in the conception of her own sound, she maintains that her songwriting is at the very foundation of her new approach.