Video: Moon Taxi – “Cabaret”


Using a mix of stock footage, Moon Taxi has created a both modern and vintage homage to Bennie’s Boom Boom Room in Mississippi, a club the band frequently plays. “Cabaret” is the title track from the group’s forthcoming album due for February 7th, 2012. The song is a marvelous rockish pop rock tune with reggae undertones – it’s going to get stuck in your head.

Tour Dates
11/30/11-Brooklyn Bowl-Brooklyn, NY-with The Heavy Pets
12/1/11 – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA
12/9/11-Cosmic Charlies-Lexington, KY
12/30/11- Exit/In- Nashville, TN
12/31/11-Exit/In-Nashville, TN

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New Track: yU – “If U Down”


DC rapper and producer yU’s upcoming album, The Earn, is just around the corner with its December 13th release date. “If U Down” is the first single off the album. The drama-ridden track is produced by the super talented Slimkat78 and carries nothing less than the signature urgency of a yU flow. If yU’s flow was a persuasive argument, it’d probably win – he could pretty much be saying anything, really. Just saying.

Look forward to several amazing appearances on the upcoming album, including Nicholas Ryan Gant, Imani Bilal, Bilal Salaam, and Diamond District, to name some.

Stream and download “If U Down” for free below!

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(HPS) Video: Pollyn – “How Small We Are” (Nozinja’s Shangaan Electro Version) ft. Nurse Matlala


Pollyn “How Small We Are” from Pollyn on Vimeo.

Pollyn’s adorable “How Small We Are” track that we shared back in July now takes whole new life on this remix. Nozinja and Nurse Matlala of South Africa’s Shangaan Electro help create a pulsating other worldly sound that we just can’t get enough of.

The video above takes place in Soweto, South Africa with Nurse Matlala rocking out and doing her thing. The idea behind the remix was “to give [Nozinja and Nurse Matlala] the lyrics and have them translate them to create their own version of the song. They had free reign to do their thing. The track has a new brevity to it, several beats teetering insistently on as Nurse pontificates sagely over it all.” Amazing.

Also enjoy the free EP for the single below!

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New Release: J*Davey – ‘New Designer Drug’


Today marks the long awaited release of J*Davey’s New Designer Drug and we are thrilled! They’ve teased us plenty with their quirky videos and entrancing tunes, the latest being their double feature of “Whatchalookin@” and “Kill 4 Fun.”

Take a listen to our favorite track off the album, “Queen of Wonderland” featuring Thundercat below. You can also stream the full album directly off their Soundcloud page.

Note that the 11-track album will be available as a free download when you purchase the NDD: The Liner Notes digital booklet for $2.99. Yep. The booklet includes “lyrics, exclusive tour photos, a foreword from LA Weekly’s Rebecca Haithcoat, and a detailed explanation of the group’s journey from before they were signed to Warner Bros. until now, as told by Miss Jack Davey.”

Queen of Wonderland Ft. Thundercat by ILLAV8R

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Common ‘The Dreamer/The Believer’ Now Available for Pre-Ordering + Special Bundle Option with Book


Common is set to release The Dreamer/The Believer on December 20th. Hopefully you’re up to speed and have already seen the terrifically well done videos for “Sweet,” “Blue Sky,” and “Ghetto Dreams.”

So for those on their game, you know the album is about to be something serious. To sweeten the deal, the album is set to feature John Legend, Nas and an original poem from Maya Angelou!

Pre-ordering is now set to go, so we advise you handle that sooner than later. Folks that prefer CD will have the option to pre-order the CD or purchase The Dreamer/The Believer Bundle to receive Common’s book, One Day It Will All Make Sense in addition to the CD (pictured below).

Pre-order The Dreamer/The Believer on iTunes | Amazon [CD]

Pre-order The Dreamer/The Believer on Warner Bros. Records Store [CD + Book Bundle]

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