It's been too long since Gilles Peterson's last trip to NYC's clubland (January 2010 to be exact), so we're pretty damn excited to pause last week's show and head out to Cielo, tonight, to catch his rare New York set. Forgot to buy tickets in advance? No worries, we set some aside for purchase at the door, tonight, starting at 10 p.m.
Yes, people. In case you haven't already heard, the baddest of the bad, Grace Jones, will be releasing a new album entitled Hurricane on September 6th in the United States. The album was initially released in 2009 in the UK to much critical acclaim. This time around, she's also announced a bonus disc dub version of the entire album. Get a little peek at what's in store with a free download for the dark, tropical sounding dub version of "Well Well Well." Freshness.
Afrolicious dropped their debut EP, A Dub For Mali, yesterday and it promises to satisfy many musical palettes with its afro-beat, disco, reggae, and Malian blues sensibilities, to name a few. This EP has a wonderfully chill energy that's easily repeat worthy.
Produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, the EP is an inspired work, paying homage to the sounds cultivated at San Francisco's weekly Afrolicious party hosted by Joe McGuire (aka Pleasuremaker), who also comprises Afrolicious.
Stream the whole EP below and download "Thursday Night Kinda Swing" for free!
Afrolicious - “Thursday Night Kinda Swing” [MP3]
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Well, alright. Chromeo has dropped quite the video for their groovy "When The Night Falls" tune featuring Solange. And how do we say this without just saying it? We'll just say it: there's a lot of impregnation going on here, guys. Brace yourself.
The London-based dark pop singer/actress Natalia Kills dropper her debut album Perfectionist today. Featuring a slew of producers that have worked with everyone from Jay-Z to Alicia Keys to Michael Jackson to Gwen Stefani, miss Kills most certainly has set a strong foundation for her introduction. Influenced heavily by film, Natalia's sound shifts with the various given moods - moving from slow and almost sinister to dense and high-strung with a snap.
Natalia speaks on her ideology and inspirations: “I’m really influenced by the way music is applied to films, because it creates drama and suspense,” she says. “I like the way radio music used to be—really direct, wild and expressive."
Stream the sassy "Wonderland" below and check her stripped down live performance for "Mirrors" after the jump.
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Natalia Kills - "Wonderland"