Video: Zakee – “Push The Power”

 

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Fusionist vocalist and producer Zakee brings together electronic, afro beat, hip hop, punk, and world sounds to create an uplifting brand of music. His “Push the Power” video is a choppy sequence of breezy scenes and a house party laid over the equally lighthearted track. If you dig TV On The Radio, you’ll want to hear this.

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Mecca:83 Releases ‘Life Sketches Vols 1 & 2′

 

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Unwind to the incredibly mellow stylings of of British producer Mecca:83 and don’t worry about a thing. We are so relaxed right now that we can barely focus on writing this post. We surely hope you heard the Life Sketches EP we posted back in July so you have at least an idea of what we’re talking about. If not, do go check that as well as his Life Sketches Vols 1 & 2 LP that dropped today! A masterly fusing of hip hop, jazz, soul, and electronic. Too lovely. Catch the video above to get some background on the project and the rising talent.

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54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

 

Nominees have been announced for the 2012 Grammys. Of course, we got the assumed contenders like Rihanna, Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Coldplay, Bon Iver, and yeah, Wiz Khalifa. But personally, we are especially excited about several of our prided projects getting nominated this year! And probably not surprising that miss Adele is definitely taking the cake here. Many congratulations to some great artists and musicians! The 54th Grammys will air on Feb 12th. For a full list of the nominees, click here.

Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Album Of The Year
21 – Adele

Song Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You – Adele

Best Pop Vocal Album
21 – Adele

Best R&B Performance
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Is This Love – Corinne Bailey Rae
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Good Man – Raphael Saadiq

Best R&B Song
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius

Best R&B Album
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Second Chance – El DeBarge

Best Dance Recording
Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Body Talk, Pt. 3 – Robyn

Best World Music Album
Africa For Africa – Femi Kuti

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
End Of Line (Photek Remix) – Daft Punk

Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best Long Form Music Video
Nine Types Of Light – TV On The Radio

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Tron Legacy – Daft Punk

Giant Step and Vikter Duplaix present the 3rd Installment of REDIREKT + Official Holiday Party – 12/13

After the first two successful REDIREKT parties, Giant Step and Vikter Duplaix are happy to announce the 3rd installment as well as our official holiday party. REDIREKT will kick off Tuesday, December 13th with DJ mOma getting things started. Make sure to get there early to take advantage of the open vodka bar from 9 to 10 PM. Limited free RSVP – so make sure to RSVP before it’s too late. See you there!

Vikter Duplaix has released his Redirekt Mix #3 for a taste of what’s to come on December 13, check it out below:

Redirekt Podcast Volume Three by vikterduplaix

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Lauriana Mae to Release ‘Love Mae’ EP + Stream

 

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The sassy Lauriana Mae is the newest fixture blending old school jazz and soul with a new age R&B and hip hop appeal. Drawing influences from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Etta James, the singer/songwriter will be releasing her catchy Love Mae EP on December 6th.

On “Money Mae,” she showcases a vocal style reminiscent of N’Dea Davenport on some Brand New Heavies ish. Take a listen to her YouTube EP sampler yourself – we’re already stomping into the floor and making a few dents hearing this bad mama.

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