Lauren Pritchard “Not The Drinking” Video

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Check out this brand new video by Lauren Pritchard. “Not the Drinking” is from the upcoming album Wasted in Jackson. The only way to face the challenges of growing up in Jackson, TN: breaking into choreographed song-and-dance!

Buy Not the Drinking EP on iTunes

Exclusive Premiere: Nneka Remixes of Heartbeat

Giant Step has the exclusive premiere of two remixes from Nneka‘s Heartbeat EP, to be released on October 5th. Her February full-length Concrete Jungle put her on the music industry’s radar, and since then she’s been praised as a new Lauryn Hill with a strong political message. For the Heartbeat EP, Nas hopped on a remix with producers like Chase Status, Kool Kojak, Crada and VLN.

“Heartbeat”-Crada feat. Nas Remix
 

“Heartbeat”- VLN Remix
 

“Heartbeat” (Album Version)
 

While you’re at it, check out DJ Booth for the Kool Kojak remix featuring (more) Nas here.

Heartbeat EP on iTunes

Concrete Jungle on iTunes

Alice Russell: Live Videos

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Alice Russell has recently been traveling the world and performing at venues in cities from Paris and Crete to San Francisco.  Check out these 3 vids of Alice performing in the Union Chapel in London with the One Taste choir, as well as a string section and some extra singers.

The lavishly soulful and bluesy cover “Crazy” and the song “Let Us Be Loving” came from Alice’s most recent album, Pot of Gold, which was released in 2009.

Purchase Pot of Gold on iTunes.

The other 2 vids are after the jump.

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Sade to go on Tour Summer 2011

They’re still back!  After over 10 years, Sade has announced that they’re going on an extensive North American tour the summer of 2011.  The tour will be in support of their first studio album in a decade, Soldier of Love, which was released earlier this year and went platinum.  There will be about 50 dates over the course of next summer, with 10 dates set so far.

Tickets go on sale on October 16th at Livenation.com.

Tour dates after the jump.

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Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: “If You Call” Video

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings have an emotionally powerful brand of soul that really comes out in this new video.  With an ending like that we’re already looking forward to Part 2!

“If You Call” is from the group’s recent album, I Learned the Hard Way, which was released this past April.

Purchase I Learned the Hard Way on iTunes