The Secretly Famous Spy from Cairo

albumThe Spy From Cairo is secretly Moreno Visini, the artist formerly known as Zeb, who’s reimerged with a new album, Secretly Famous. An effort by The Spy From Cairo to consolidate as much Middle Eastern music as possible, every track focuses on a particular style of music from the Arab countries – all with his signature Afro, Dub and electronic stylings – from the fierce sounds of the Mizmar and Nay in “Nayphony” (which is an adaptation of traditional Jordanian music) to “Ana Arabi,” a song about being an Arab (not a terrorist) with beautifully sung lyrics by Ghalia Benali.

The Spy from Cairo – Jennaty ft. Ghalia Benali
 

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Giant Step Presents New Year’s Eve 2010 In Miami With Common & Rye Rye

gs_nye01Giant Step is hosting the New Year’s Eve party you don’t want to miss in Miami. We are back after last year’s epic celebration, which included performances from The Roots, Janelle Monáe and DJ Bobbito. This year, Giant Step brings in 2010 with a bang with Common and Rye Rye.

Common will be performing live in The Florida Room, which only holds 200 people. It’s going to be like having this Grammy Award-winning artist play with his killer live band in your living room, with all your friends in it. Open bar from 10 PM – 1 AM.

Outside by the pool, we will have Rye Rye ringing in the next decade. The Baltimore native and protégé of M.I.A. is one of the artists we’re tipping for success next year.

So if you want your NYE to be hot, book your ticket to Miami and join the Giant Step party!

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Nickodemus’ Sun People Remixed

sunpplremixedNickodemus unleashed his sophomore album, Sun People, earlier this year, inspired by the big fireball in the sky & some wonderful people, with uplifting dance music from all parts of the world. Now the remixes have arrived on the full-length Sun People Remixed CD.

Earthrise Soundsystem add tribal flavor to the track “Sun Children,” while Tal Klein blesses “N’Dini” with a groovy rework. Trip-hop veteran J Boogie puts an electro twist on “Didibina” and Swedish producer Red Astaire funks up “Sun Children” with rubbery basslines, hand-claps, wah-wah guitar, and cowbell to spare.  Get it now!

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J Period & Nneka Present: The Madness “(Onye-Ala)”

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The Madness (Onye-Ala) from Nneka and J.Period is now available for free download from J.Period.com. Using J.Period’s unique documentary-style approach to the mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a collection of new and remixed tracks from Nneka, the Nigerian born singer/songwriter who is quickly making her stamp on the US.

Featuring guest appearances from heavyweights of all kinds, The Madness (Onye-Ala) includes exclusive new tracks from M-1 (Dead Prez), Jay Electronica, Zumbi (Zion I), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), General Steele (Boot Camp Clik) & Talib Kweli.


Nneka - Walking (J. Period remix) featuring Jay Electronica
 

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Robin Thicke’s Sex Therapy Out Now

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Get a session of Sex Therapy with Robin Thicke; the new album is out today. It includes singles “Sex Therapy” and “Meiple” featuring Jay Z, plus guest spots from Kid Cudi, Estelle, Snoop & Nicki Minaj.

Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy
 

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