New Song from The Weeknd: “Rolling Stone” + 6 Unreleased Tracks

The mysterious new artist The Weeknd, who popped up on the scene a few months ago with the dark and moody gem “Wicked Games,” just unleashed to the world a new song from his upcoming mixtape. The song is called “Rolling Stone” and will be part of his Thursday project, which according to his twitter account is coming soon. The song is another dark and introspective cut from him with very minimal production, led by a beautiful acoustic guitar melody and spare drums throughout. If this is a preview of what’s to come, then we definitely can’t wait until Thursday.

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GPWW 5/18/11: Worldwide Family Mixtape by J Rocc

This week Gilles Peterson brings us another eye-opening GPWW show, complete with a special guest DJ set by J Rocc (from the Beat Junkies crew), who’s currently working with Madlib and of course Stones Throw Records, which recently released his new album Some Cold Rock Stuff. J Rocc brings his special touch to Worldwide, with a prime selection of jazzy gems, unheard breaks, world vibes, and some very special mixes from his own kitchen.

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Video Premiere: “Be” Rhian Benson ft. Jonas

Directed by Baff Akoto the official video for “Be” from Rhian Benson featuring Jonas, premieres today. “Be” is the second single from Rhian Benson’s new release Hands Clean (Icarus Music) and showcases more of the British/Ghanian’s ethereal vocals and a deeply personal message of self acceptance. Danish producer Jonas Rendbo’s touch can be heard in this song, and throughout the new release along with his creative partner Daniel Fridell creating stark yet soulful electronic grooves for Benson’s vocals to drape over. Make sure you pick up your copy of the album if you haven’t yet, and enjoy this latest one from her.

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Video: Les Nubians Discuss Their Diasporic Music Philosphy Live at The Shrine Chicago

Les Nubians @ The Shrine from Cam Be on Vimeo.

Check out this video of Les Nubians discussing their latest album Nü Revolution, captured behind the scenes during their last show at The Shrine in Chicago by Cam B and Jamaar J for Okayplayer. The sisters also talk about growing up culturally diverse, the power of dance and what it means to be part of a new global generation.

SoulParlor “Nothing Ever Changes” feat. Jacob & The Appleblossom Video

This soulful little jam from Soulparlor feat. Jacob & The Appleblossom was brought to our attention and it was too awesome not to share. For the uninitiated, the group is a collective of DJs and Producers Frank Jensen, Frank Lotz and Tobias Müller, based out of Germany. Their 19-track album Evoluzion is set to be released in June through Tokyo Dawn Records and has them collaborating with a wide range of vocalists whom they consider their “musical partners over the years.”