Tonight at (le) Poisson Rouge, Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme takes the stage along with special guests Maya Jupiter, The Stepkids, and DJ $mall ¢hange. In case you missed his NY debut this past Summer at our annual Summerstage show, then this will be your chance to catch him live and in full effect.
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Talib Kweli dropped the first single from his upcoming album today, "Cold Rain," produced by Ski Beatz. The album Gutter Rainbows will be out on January 25th - check out the interview with XXL where Talib talks about the nature of this new album, and the changing artist relations with record labels, including his own imprint Blacksmith. Judging from this track, even just the dreary, poetic titles, this new album is set to be a lyrical achievement for Talib and rap in general. And production must be kwuality: Ski Beatz is joined by Hi Tek, M-Phazes, E. Jones and Symbolyc One. *A hundred points to whoever tells us what the original piano sample is in the comments.
Check out the video for MED's song featuring Aloe Blacc, "Where I'm From," produced by Oh No. This single is now available from Stones Throw Records via download, or 12" vinyl b/w "Classic" featuring Talib Kweli.
And if you're in NYC, don't miss Aloe Blacc tomorrow night with The Grand Scheme at Le Poisson Rouge.
Saadi, the Syria-born rocker turned synth queen, sounds very much like Santigold meets Marina & The Diamonds and has been killing it on the electro-indie pop scene. She just dropped her new single "Clotheslines" with remixes from Lemonade and Douster. Have em for download!
NYC: Saadi will be live tonight at Ella - get more info here
Saadi - Clotheslines [MP3]
Saadi - Clotheslines (Lemonade Remix) [MP3]
Saadi - Clotheslines (Douster Remix) [MP3]
The Clotheslines Remix EP is available on iTunes now from Dither Down Records.
News of this collaboration came too early; it was such a tease to read about Chromeo working with La Roux singer Elly Jackson. Then we had to wait and wait. Luckily we had the recent "Hot Mess" video to tide us over.
The Chromeo single "Hot Mess ft. La Roux" will be officially released on 12" vinyl Jan 17th.