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Maybe you haven't heard of Rumer until now, but we think she's an artist that's going to get a lot of attention in the US. Formerly of the indie-folk band La Honda, her solo project showcases her voice, which has been described as eerily similar to the voice of Karen Carpenter. The first single, "Slow," from her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, jumped out from MySpace enough to create a healthy buzz. Facebook helped launch the career of Rumer too, as her manager found her by posting the question: "Who is the most underrated person you know?" When five separate people replied with "Rumer," record labels and management companies started chasing her.
The highly anticipated remix album, which reconfigures tracks from Daft Punk’s original TRON: Legacy film score, hit stores today featuring some of the best producers in the game. Highlights on the album include Moby with "The Son of Flynn"; "The Grid" by The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland); and "End of Line" by award-winning German electronic music producer and DJ, Boys Noize (Alexander Ridha). Another great single on the album is "Fall," which features a collaboration between electronic/dream pop act M83 and Jonathan Bates' Big Black Delta. Watch the "Derezzed" video after the jump, and stream a couple tracks here.
Attention all DJs and producers: Want your own TRON remix released on Walt Disney Records? Now's your chance: global music hub Indaba is hosting a contest challenging the remix community to submit their best shot at reworking “The Grid,” “Derezzed” or “End of Line.” If you win, along with your Disney release and KCRW radio love, you'll also win the deluxe box set, and an iPad. Get started on Indaba!
Besides their combined magnetic sex appeal, the flamboyant electro-pop sensation J*DaVeY are known for delivering an electric and sensational performance. Backed by Brook D’Leau's throbbing beats with their special avant flare, Jack Davey's unique vocals soar and captivate the audience in a futuristic throw back to the 90s confirming that this duo is more than just looks. Join us on Saturday, April 9th, at The Shrine as the duo makes a pit stop in Chicago on their New World Culture Tour with special guests Blu and Res, backed The Shrine's residents Verzatile and DJ Mark Fulla Flava. Doors open at 8:00pm and show starts at 9:00pm.
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About 3 months ago, we had the pleasure of bringing you the first installment of The Boombox Series, in which Giant Step and Arcade 44 find bold emerging artists willing to throw themselves out there, supported only by a boombox. But before we could even share this experience, our unknown artist - Jessie J - exploded into everyone's favorite new pop star. Her highly-anticipated album Who You Are comes out next week, April 12th.
This isn't quite volume two of The Boombox Series, but rather an extra from our first set. That day in the subway, Jessie sang "Who You Are," captured in the first video, but she also started in on her duet with B.o.B., "Price Tag." [Official Video]