K’NAAN Media Player @ Steven

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Click to launch the media player. Check out photos and video from the event, plus music from K’NAAN and his music video for “Somalia” from the new album, Troubadour.

Steve Madden’s K’NAAN Media Player

For more info about:
Steve Madden go to http://www.stevemadden.com
Steve Madden Music
go to http://www.stevemaddenmusic.com
Giant Step go to http://www.giantstep.net

Erykah Badu honored in ‘After Midnight Soul’ by Steven Lopez

The After Midnight Series, by visual artist Steven Lopez, has featured artists such as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, India.Arie, Sade, Jill Scott and more. Lopez works by selecting a favorite song, then he begins the painting process in front of a live audience. Lopez’s new series, called After Midnight Soul, features Erykah Badu as the first source of inspiration. Check out this time-lapse Vimeo of him painting to “Amerykahn Promise”:

Erykah Badu- Amerykahn Promise from Steven Lopez on Vimeo

After Midnight Soul

The Return of Giant Step’s Hudson Series

Giant Step’s biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel returns in 2009 on Monday, April 6th.

As New York City’s premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Bobbito and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Mark your calendars now for quality music and dancing at Hudson to come.

RSVP for the first Hudson on Monday, 4/6 here.

New Soil & ‘Pimp’ Sessions Download

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Download MP3 here

“SATSURIKU Rejects” is a piano-laden, horn-heavy track with a drum and bass back beat and soft female vocals placed second stage. If you are familiar with earlier tracks from PLANET PIMP, (Storm, Fantastic Planet), you’ll recognize this as a groovier and more soulful departure from their usual organized artful chaos.