New Release: Dego – ‘A Wha Him Deh Pon?’ + Video


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Dego’s (4hero, Silhouette Brown) solo debut album, A Wha Him Deh Pon?, is now here! Released on the visionary producer’s own label, 2000Black, the 20-track album features Georgia Anne Muldrow, Taylor McFerrin, Ferraz, Nadine Charles, Face, Matt Lord, Kaidi Tatham, and others. The ceaseless innovator carries on how he knows best: twisting and teasing genre boundaries, blending classic and future sounds to create music that is profoundly familiar and new. Above, you’ll find an album sampler to tease your earbuds. After the jump, check out Dego’s “Monday Blues” video.

In case you missed it a few weeks ago, also check out DJ Brainchild’s It’s All Over The Place mixtape celebrating the expanse that is Dego’s catalog.

Purchase A Wha Him Deh Pon? on Amazon | eMusic

“Monday Blues” video after the jump

Introducing Katy B + “On A Mission” MP3

Do you know Katy B? You should. The 21 year old is tearing up the charts in the UK with her debut album, On A Mission, snatching the #2 spot (just behind Adele). Katy comments on her album, “it’s me; just as a young woman, partying, relationships… the album’s definitely where I’m coming from.” The genre bending artist traverses gritty underground production, dubstep, pop hooks, and soul sophistication all in one fell swoop. Released this past April in the UK, On A Mission will officially hit the US on September 13th. Download the title track below for free and view the video after the jump!

If you were amongst the lucky ones, you caught her intimate live performance at Le Bain at The Standard last night. Giant Step was proud to co-present Katy B’s U.S. debut as part of the continuing Steve Madden Music series. It was a gorgeous evening with some lovely folks. You can find coverage of the event at Brooklyn Vegan, Village Voice and Prefix Mag.

(photo credit: Chris La Putt / Brooklyn Vegan)

Katy B – “On A Mission” [MP3]

Purchase On A Mission (UK release) iTunes | Amazon

“On A Mission Video” after the jump

Video: J Dilla – “Last Donut of the Night”


Last Donut of the Night from Tuomas Vauhkonen on Vimeo.

In April, Stones Throw launched a video contest, which called fans to make a video of any song from Stones Throw’s catalog and upload it to their Vimeo group for consideration. A couple days a ago, Stones Throw chose to feature the first label-approved video from J Dilla’s anthemic album, Donuts, on their site. Directed by Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen, “Last Donut of the Night” is the selected backdrop for the video that views like a short film. Dare we say it’s kinda cute? Heads up that the Stones Throw Contest closes for submissions on July 1st.

Stones Throw Vimeo Group | Contest Page | Official Site

NYC: Soul Train 40th Anniversary – Tonight


Soul Train celebrates its 40th anniversary tonight at Damrosch Park. The evening will feature a live set from the legendary horn section Pee Wee Ellis & Fred Wesley, who will be jamming “funk classics from James Brown, the JBs and Lyn Collins.” Sir Biz Markie will also be in the building with a DJ set, which will include a display of rare vintage footage from Soul Train archives. We’re not done yet. Last, original Soul Train Dancer Tyrone Proctor will be gracing attendees with a dance lesson that will include “the Bump, The Robot, the Funky Chicken, and the all-important Loose Booty.” You’ll be dancing alongside pioneering Lockers he’s commissioned to come along as well. It’s going down tonight!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 6:00
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30
Damrosch Park (62nd Street btw Columbus and Amsterdam)
Purchase Tickets

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Video Premiere: Boom Pam “Light Up” Directed by Kutiman

Tel Aviv based Boom Pam premiered the video for “Light Up” on Mashable yesterday, and now it’s available to the masses. YouTube sensation Kutiman directed the clip utilizing video projections manipulated with various materials.

Boom Pam offers up a fresh mixture of Mediterranean, rock and surf music in a format of a unique power trio consisting of electric guitar, tuba and drums. They have been touring extensively around the globe.

Kutiman’s groundbreaking success, Thru-You project, in 2009 has put him on the forefront of the Internet music world. An online music video project mixed from samples of unrelated amateur YouTube music videos, Thru-You was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2009.

Boom Pam Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | MySpace | Kutiman’s YouTube