Video: Rhye – “Open” (Live) + MP3

LA based production duo Rhye are purportedly concealing their identities, so while we can’t quite tell you who they are, we can say that their debut single is pretty rad. “Open” is a dainty, stripped down ballad liable to induce some shivers and floating sensations. Above, find a live ‘living room’ performance and below, stream and download the original track!

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New Release: Tensei – ‘One’ EP + MP3

 

You may be familiar with Tensei as our winners of the November 2011 Next Step Contest. Of late, this Chicago-based production duo is gearing up for their upcoming full length album with an EP that’s setting quite the standard.

One showcases the producers’ deft technique in using live instrumentation and ‘self-sampling’ to craft their music. The result is a set of some acutely groove-worthy jams. Jam after jam, folks. Get down!

Stream the full EP below and also download the bonus track “For The Love” for free!

Tensei – “For The Love” ft. Adad, Yaw, & Denmark [Download on Soundcloud]

Purchase One on iTunes

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New Track: Jennah Bell – “Swim Good” (Frank Ocean Cover)

 

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Oakland native and singer-songwriter Jennah Bell brings out her personal brand of folky soul to cover Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good.” A relatively recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, the now New York City based artist is just beginning to scratch the surface of what is clearly mounds of potential. Can’t wait to hear more from this awesome young lady!

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Chiddy Bang To Release ‘Breakfast’ + “By Your Side” Video

 

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Last month, you discovered the hip hop jingle that made up the bouncy video for “Ray Charles” by Philadelphia’s Chiddy Bang. Now it’s time to take it to the next level with their upcoming Breakfast album, due on February 28th. Act like that bacon isn’t changing your life right now.

Below, catch the video for the mellower non-album track, “By Your Side” – a sweet tune just in time for Valentine’s Day. Nice to see artists showcasing different sides.

 

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Pre-Order Breakfast on iTunes

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NYC: Robert Glasper ‘Black Radio’ Release Show – Feb 28 + Tour Dates & Ticket Giveaways

 

February 28th will mark the release of one of the best albums of this year, Black Radio by the Robert Glasper Experiment. We are beyond thrilled to be hosting the album release show (also on February 28th) at the Highline Ballroom. If you remember anything about the special guest lineup for the album, you already know it’s going to be a night for the books. Find more details further down in this post.

Also, on February 29th Rob and the crew will be getting down on the CBS Late Show With David Letterman with special guests Lupe Fiasco and Bilal. It, too, will be a fine evening.

Enter our contest to win tickets to one of several national tour dates, including the NYC release show!

Event Details
Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio Album Release Show
w/ Special Guests Chrisette Michele, DJ ?uestlove, Lalah Hathaway & more

Highline Ballroom
New York, NY

All Ages

Tickets: $35.00 advance / $40.00 day of show
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General Admission Standing Room
First come, first seated

Limited seating available
Full dinner menu available

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Full list of national tour dates after the jump