New Release: Cecilia Stalin – ‘Step Like A Giant’

 

Now this is something truly special. Also taking inspiration from our namesake, John Coltrane’s Giant Steps album, Swedish vocalist Cecilia Stalin has released her Step Like A Giant project.

She has done an overwhelmingly beautiful job paying homage to one of our most cherished musical greats. She speaks on the project:

This project was born deep down in my heart when I first heard “Naima” by John Coltrane. I fell deeply in love with the melody and then even more with the lyrics after learning more about him. I have ever since spiritually been working with the music of John Coltrane and it’s now come out in new shapes, forms and ideas.

Cecilia aims to use the project to introduce Coltrane’s music to those who may not yet be familiar. Stream the project below and become inspired yourself!

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New Track: Sonnymoon – “Magicians” (Mndsgn Remix)

 

A couple weeks ago, Sonnymoon dropped their 2012 EP. And without skipping a beat, they’ve already unveiled a remix! Below, find the Mndsgn remix of “Magicians,” which reinterprets the well known Brazilian tune, “The Girl From Ipanema.” Loving the juxtaposition of Anna’s quirky vocals against the slinky tropical track. Stream and download for free below!

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Lana Del Rey Releases ‘Born To Die’

 

It wasn’t too long ago that we were all put into a spell with Lana Del Rey’s title track video. With Born To Die out today, there’s now a bunch more where that came from.

The self-proclaimed ‘gangsta Nancy Sinatra’ defines her genre as ‘Hollywood pop/sadcore.’ No doubt that Lana makes us feel a little emo with a side of gully – preview a few of the tracks below and try to stop that g-meter from rising.

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Lana Del Rey – “Off To The Races”
 

Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans”
 

Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
 

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Video: Jazzanova – “I Human” + Tour Dates

 

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Jazzanova gets down with Detroit vocalist Paul Randolph for their new “I Human” single. The song is about the power of one on one human interaction – the kind where we pull ourselves out of our often detached digital world. Above, you can catch the intimate in-studio video for the uplifting jam.

Jazzanova’s Alex Barck also did a groovy edit of the track, which you can stream below.

Jazzanova’s upcoming album, Funkhaus Studio Sessions, will be released in May 2012.

European Tour Dates
14.02.12 Amsterdam, Paradiso
15.02.12 Karlsruhe, Tollhaus
16.02.12 Jena, Kassa
17.02.12 Berlin, Gretchen
22.02.12 Leipzig, Werk 2
23.02.12 Prag, Palac Akropolis
24.02.12 Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
25.02.12 Budapest, A38

Jazzanova – “I Human” (Alex Barck Edit)
 

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GPWW: 1/27/12 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Emanative

This week’s edition of the Worldwide Show with Gilles Peterson features Emanative – the project of percussionist and producer Nick Woodmansey, who brings together and co-creates music with a select tribe of acclaimed musicians and vocalists. He graces the second half of the mix with a soulful assortment of funk, jazz, and R&B influenced jams.

Part 1
 

Part 2
 

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More Info & Track list

Check out Gilles’ most recent shows:
GPWW: 1/20/12 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Dauw

GPWW: 1/13/12 Worldwide Family Mixtape with Mais Um Discos

GPWW: 1/6/12 Words & Music with Bad Bad Not Good, Jesse Boykins III, Miles Cleret + Bumps for 2012