Always treading the genre line, Toronto based producer and singer/songwriter Colin Munroe drops a new suite today of his vocal remixes titled The Revox Suite – Vol 1. Featuring vocal remixes of Paramore, Jackson 5 and Sky Ferreira as well as a vocal mash-up of La Roux x Nicki Minaj. It also includes a revox of Bob Dylan‘s “Who Killed Davey Moore” previously released on the acclaimed mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero. Available exclusivly as a digital download, you can head to Colin Munroe‘s website and get the full suite in exchange for an email.
There is a new wave of jazz musicians taking over the scene with the kind of vitality, creativity and energy that only youth can bring to such an esteemed tradition. José James is among those musicians making waves across the world and he has been a favorite of ours since our Brownswood Sessions days. Giant Step is excited to be bringing José James for a special evening at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 3rd. Always taking on new challenges, José will be giving a Billy Strayhorn two-night tribute concert this weekend at the Lincoln Center under the direction of Wynton Marsalis that already has New York buzzing. Read what Time Out New York has to say about it here.
“Soul Strut” is the second single to be released from Lady Daisey‘s debut album produced by Batsauce. It dives into the traditions of funky soul to create a modern day classic. This was the last track written and recorded for the album and has proven to be an instant hit. The message is a reminder to take time out of the daily struggle, enjoy life and rock your inner you.
Lady Daisey’s debut, In My Pocket, will be released November 15th on BBE Records. Check out the EPK here.
Lady Daisey – “Soul Strut” [MP3]
Vtech Music has given us videos of Bilal in an amazing jam session, reworking classic songs like “Is This Love” and “Tainted Love.” But it’s especially appropriate that today they have released Bilal’s official music video for “Robots,” a track from the monster of an album Airtight’s Revenge.
From Vtech, An Election Day Special:
On this Election Day 2010, Bilal teams up with French director Mikael Colombu to bring you “Robots”. Come along and join us on this multi-media journey as we see the world of politics through Bilal’s eyes. Mikael’s ability to translate Bilal’s words into imagery, gives us a chance to properly reflect on his ideology of modern times.
To Bilal, people are becoming more like robots through the use of manipulative propaganda by corporate media . This video is his way of opening everyone’s eyes to the truth. As you watch “Robots” you’ll soon find yourself paying very close attention to what is really going on.
Pass this along, and help the robots amongst us.
And don’t forget to make a change by voting today.
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This German trio has an amazingly unique sound that can only be described as “acoustic techno.” For Brandt Brauer Frick, pianos, strings and drums provide the common thread between the classical past and techno present. While their music contains rich tones and timbres of orchestral instrumentation, their rousing tracks are rhythmically focused with the precision of electronic club beats.
Their debut LP, You Make Me Real, showcases the group’s stunning rhythms and chords, which speak fluently in an increasingly beat-driven culture. Their deep knowledge in music’s foundations helps them in creating a more pure, perfect sound. Their album will be released later this month.