Video: Little Dragon – “Feather” (Live At UCLA JazzReggae Festival)

 

It seems as though there can never be enough Little Dragon in the world. In the above video, catch your favorite Swedish electro homies jamming out to a sold out crowd at the UCLA JazzReggae Festival last year. The song is one of our favorite Little Dragon tunes of all time, “Feather.”

Yukimi per usual effortlessly spews her esoteric yet still somehow familiar lyrics, this time behind a makeshift scarf-cloak; mysterious entertainment is never at a shortage with Little Dragon, that’s for sure.

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New Tracks: The Funk Ark – “Hey Mamajo” & “El Rancho Motel” + ‘High Noon’ Out Next Week

 

Many of you probably remember sweating yourself into an funky euphoria after catching the spirit from The Funk Ark’s last release, From The Rooftops. Less than a year later, the group is bringing us High Noon, which continues on with 60′s and 70′s African and Latin funk that’ll have your senses on overdrive.

Below you can sample a couple tracks, the celebratory sounding “Hey Mamajo” and the sexy, lilting “El Rancho Motel.”

Look forward to High Noon to drop on April 3.

Also, catch the crew at their album release party next week! Enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets!

Event Details
The Funk Ark Release Party
w/ Chico Mann, Federico Aubele, and Ursula 1000

Thursday, April 5
10PM

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
NYC

Tickets: $15
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Video: Hawthorne Headhunters – “Teleport”

 

In October of last year, we shared a few tunes with you a la the Myriad of Now EP by Hawthorne Headhunters (Coultrain and Blackspade). Sooner than you know it, the Myriad of Now full length album will be dropping with sounds you didn’t know could feel so good.

While you wait, watch the beautifully done video for “Teleport” off the EP. With magnificent landscapes, glows, shadows, and delicate beauty of the minutiae, the video plays out something like a daydream.

Look for Myriad of Now to release on April 10!

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SXSW 2012 Artist Spotlight: Exitmusic

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Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church initially came together at the age of 18, when they met on a train in Canada and were inexplicably compelled to each other. Having been a couple for over a decade now must surely contribute to the near palpable magic that these two create together with bandmates Dru Prentiss (drums) and Nicholas Shelestak (electronic sounds).

Exitmusic certainly commanded the stage this year at SXSW with a whopping eight shows. We caught the band at the Filter Magazine x Dickies party at a wide open outdoor venue on a gorgeous Austin evening. The crowd was packed and the energy emanating to and fro the stage was that of an ethereal trance: sways and closed lids amongst soothing wails and pulsing, crackling rhythms. It’s exciting to think about the heights this group can reach.

“We want our music to confront people in a gentle but powerful way, to make them feel something,” says Devon Church of Brooklyn electro-rock outfit Exitmusic. There is indeed something highly emotive and stirring about this group. Just listen to the opening track, “The Sea,” in the live studio performance video of their four track From Silence EP above, and you’ll get it. The official video for the track that we posted several months back is something serious.

Lead singer Aleksa drives the point home when she shares her inspiration in “voices that have character and really tell a story on their own,” such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Her mother, an acclaimed opera singer, is also an influence from which she draws her skill in delivering those raw, shiver inducing vocals that give us life and take it away, all in one breath.


Exitmusic at SXSW 2012 (Photo by Seher Sikandar)

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Gilles Peterson Completes Final Show On BBC Radio 1

 

Surrounded by a studio full of friends and family, Gilles Peterson late last night closed out his final show on BBC Radio 1. Above, you can find an awesome video by sir LeFtO documenting a night not be forgotten.

But fret not, friends! As many of you may have heard, Gilles will be launching a new BBC Radio 6 show starting April 7 on Saturdays from 3PM-6PM.

Folks that missed the momentous event can tune in online to hear the final show.

The final track last night was a humorous little piece titled “The Adventures of Peterson” by none other than Earl Zinger. Take a listen!

Find the entire tracklisting from the night and a photo from the studio after the jump