‘Red Hot + Rio 2′ In Stores Today + MP3

RH Loft Party: Mia Doi Todd + José González from Red Hot on Vimeo.

Red Hot + Rio 2 is out today! This modern tribute to the late 60′s Brazilian Tropicália movement sheds new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever. Featuring an impressive 33 original collaborations between Brazilian legends and international indie artists alike, the album features: John Legend, Alice Smith, Aloe Blacc, Cults, Angelique Kidjo, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José González, Beirut, Tom Zé, Javelin, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Madlib, and others. Red Hot + Rio 2 is the Red Hot Organization’s most recent project aimed raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Mia Doi Todd + José González – “Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo” [MP3]

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Photo Recap: Lee Fields And The Expressions, Fitz And The Tantrums, KING & DJ Rich Medina at SummerStage

There were trees, there was sun, there was music and gosh darn it was fun! Our annual party in the park is an NYC tradition that we all really look forward to and we want to thank all of you who came out this year to get down with us. Enjoy some photos from the Saturday, June 25th show, courtesy of Seher Sikandar, as we start plotting next year’s installment.

Video: Si*Sé – “Goes On”


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Si*Sé just released a fresh new video to “Goes On” from her May 2010 EP, Gold. The swingy atmospheric track is accompanied by chopped animations and desaturated high contrast visuals that make everything seem like a really cool photograph. And the gorgeous, always smiling Si*Sé doesn’t hurt either.

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Björk Releases “Crystalline”


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The first single from Björk’s forthcoming Biophilia is here! Sounding something like a lullaby in space, “Crystalline” sends you into a drowsy meditative state and then yanks you right out with its dramatic alien invasion closing. Aliens with machine guns, though. Biophilia is rumored to release on September 26th and will take the form of 10 iPad apps, one for each track. Sounds like it’s going to be one for the books, and of course, we’d expect nothing less.

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Video: Frank Ocean – “Novacane”


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Frank Ocean stars in the hazy video for his addictive track, “Novacane,” featuring impressively minimal facial and mouth movement. Directed by none other than the amazing Nabil Elderkin, the simple video does without too many frills while still remaining visually interesting. Some may know Nabil from his work with Kanye West on a photo book for the famed ‘Glow in the Dark’ Tour.

Want more Frank? Def Jam will be re-releasing Frank’s popular mixtape as the Nostalgia, Ultra EP on July 26th.

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