Poised to release her first album since her husband’s death, Corinne Bailey Rae is giving her first New York City performance in years on Monday December 7 at Hiro Ballroom showcasing a whole new sound that is garnering rave reviews. Naturally the show has been sold out for weeks, but for our community we have managed to save a few tickets for the lucky winners who can answer some questions.
Fat City Recordings is set to release the much-anticipated album In The Red, by the Mancunian wunderkind Trus’Me featuring collaborations with Dam-Funk, Amp Fiddler, and Paul Randolph. His debut album Working Nights is regularly held up as “one of the finest deep house and disco albums to come out of the U.K in years”, but this was just the beginning of the Trus’me sound. Since then he has become increasingly adept and inventive at taking on the sound system roots of reggae, soul, and disco, blending them with house and techno, to create a hypnotically radical sound.
Dam-Funk, Stones Throw recording artist and LA’s rising star of the nu-boogie scene collaborates on a low slung interpretation of the WasNotWas disco epic “Wheel Me Out”. Also on board is the jazzy Detroit innovator Amp Fiddler who features on two tracks including a bass & rhodes heavy cover of Bill Withers’ bittersweet classic “Can We Pretend”. Paul Randolph, Jazzanova‘s current front-man, provides vocals for a houseʼd up version of West Phillips‘ boogie favorite “Sucker for a Pretty Face” and Mahogani Musicʼs longtime collaborator Pirahnahead lends his vocal skills to the title track “In the Red”.
Trus’Me Ft Dam-Funk – “Bail Me Out”
For a girl who says she spends her time slinging bibs and teething rings, Kid Sister has been selling out shows from Chicago to Paris over the past 2 years. Tonight she will be flashing some hot new tracks by the likes of A-track, and Xxxchange, during Art Basel Poolside at Delano Hotel in Miami Beach, FL with the help of Miami’s own DJ Induce.
The list will be closing soon, so don’t forget to RSVP.
Peep her hot new track leaked out last week.
Kid Sister – Down Azz Jawn (mp3)
Delano, A Morgans Hotel
1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Having just released her latest full-length, The Fall, Grammy Award-winner Norah Jones has unveiled a set of brilliant remixes from a few of her favorite artists and collaborators. In this digital DJ promo, femme fatale Santigold joins forces with Snotty for an intoxicating remix of the bluesy “Chasing Pirates,” while Droogs (a remix collective featuring Beck) takes the track to a druggy downtempo wonderland. A masterful finishing touch on this EP comes courtesy of Beastie Boys’ Adrock and Mike D, with an intergalactic Big Apple remix of “That’s What I Said.” These remixes will be released digitally and on vinyl on January 12, 2010.
Norah Jones – That’s What I Said (The NYC Remix by Adrock & Mike D)
Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates (Droogs Remix)
Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates (Santigold & Snotty Remix)
The lovely Ms. VV Brown does not waste time. While she’s touring internationally, she’s steadily dropping acoustic videos and low-fi recordings on the web. Download her cover of the Rolling Stones’ track, “Miss You” (and turn the volume up!). If this soul-drenched version of the rock song sounds familiar, you might be remembering the days of Musiq Soulchild and his 2003 album Soulstar. (Revisit Musiq’s version here)
Travelling Like the Light, the upcoming full-length album, will be released in the US on Capitol Records on February 9, 2010.
V V Brown – “Miss You” (mp3)