Video: Chiddy Bang – “Ray Charles”

 

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Late last week, Philadelphia hip hop duo Chiddy Bang released their “Ray Charles” video featuring a makeshift bachelor pad (in someone’s mama’s house) juxtaposed against a swanky retro jam. And there’s, um, a church party like we’ve never seen. Shake it but don’t break it, y’all.

Look out for their full length debut, Breakfast, out February 28th.

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Video: Jesse Boykins III – “Zoner”

 

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Jesse Boykins III kicks up the sensuality a couple notches (if that’s even possible) in his new video for “Zoner.” A song of masked selves and carefully calculated detachment, Jesse fears his love will “catch” him being himself and reject him.

The softly sung tune is complemented with its same moody dreaminess in visual form; glimpses of skin and forlorn expressions amidst dim blue lights and “double exposure” haze whirl the viewer into his or her own wistful flurry.

Get the track on Jesse’s Way Of A Wayfarer project available for free download below!

Jesse Boykins III – Way Of A Wayfarer [Download]

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New Release: J Biscuits – ‘Quests’ EP + Download

 

Suckers we are for some good instrumentals. UK producer J Biscuits put out a winsome EP called Quests this past December that we just can’t stop playing.

The eastern influences added to this mellow set of electronic hip hop beats are super appreciated. Yes, there’s a sitar in the mix, a little bit of freakage of what sounds like a traditional old school Bollywood tune, and a sample of some classic east Indian vocals. This makes us just a little weak.

Please do enjoy as thoroughly as we are – it has somehow, generously been made a free download. And also thank our pals over at Potholes In My Blog for sharing!

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NYC: Now vs Now @ Rockwood Music Hall – Tonight + MP3

 

Oh yes. This is some newness that would be criminal to overlook. The much admired Meshell Ndegeocello has produced a debut project for some pals called Jason Lindner Gives You Now Vs Now.

Now vs Now is an electro-jazz trio with soul to spare. The band’s members are some pretty powerful musical talents – keyboardist/composer Jason Lindner (Meshell Ndegeocello, Lauryn Hill), bassist/vocalist Panagiotis Andreou (Yerba Buena) and drummer Mark Guiliana (Heernt, Beat Music).

Below is an incredible free download from the debut project called “Far.” The intro lasts just under two minutes, so make sure you don’t miss these guys really getting down.

Finally, NYC folks should not miss the free live show later tonight! Details below.

Now vs Now – “Far” [MP3]
 

Event Details
Now vs Now Live
Monday, Jan 9th
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY

10pm
Free

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