New Release: Jamiroquai – ‘Rock Dust Light Star’

 

It was almost a year ago now when we collectively lost our mind at news of a new Jamiroquai single, “Smile.” Yesterday, the US finally got the official release for Rock Dust Light Star, their first album since 2005′s Dynamite!

Below, you can view the video for one of the album tracks “White Knuckle Ride” – more of that classic carefree tuneage that we love these guys for!

 

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New Remixes: Norah Jones – “She’s 22″ & “After The Fall” (by David Andrew Sitek)

 

May 1st is just around the corner and that means we are that much closer to Norah Jones’ release of Little Broken Hearts. In case you missed our post on her “Happy Pills” tune earlier this year, do yourself a favor and backtrack for a listen. Also in the meantime, you can stream the entire album on NPR.

But, oh, we have more! David Andrew Sitek (yes, the one from TV on the Radio) has added his remix treatment to two cuts from the album, “She’s 22″ and “After The Fall.” So smooth and screwface worthy at the same time – listen below and enjoy!

Norah Jones – “She’s 22″ (David Andrew Sitek Remix)
 

Norah Jones – “After The Fall” (David Andrew Sitek Remix)
 

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NYC: Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal to Headline SummerStage 2012 Show – June 7

 

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Yessir. Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal will be headlining our SummerStage show this year! Lock June 7 in your calendars, folks!

Above, watch the mini-documentary on Bobby’s process with recording The Bravest Man in the Universe, his first album of original material since 1994. Sit down with Bobby in the studio and hear what’s really good from the man himself. Look out for the album to drop just about a week after the show on June 12!

The once homeless Chicago native Willis Earl Beal taught himself how to make music during an overnight motel job in New Mexico. His debut album, Acousmatic Sorcery, is a result of this period of bare-essentials creativity, which consisted of “a cassette-based karaoke machine and a $20 microphone.” We are so excited to help introduce him to New York City! Definitely do take a looksee at his new video for “Monotony” after the jump.

Event Details
SummerStage & Giant Step Present:
Bobby Womack and Willis Earl Beal Live

June 7, 2012
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FREE

Central Park
New York, NY

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Watch the video for “Monotony” by Willis Earl Beal after the jump

Next Step March Winner: Derek Dumont

 

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Congratulations to Pittsburgh bred, LA based producer Derek Dumont for being our March winner! His music is an earthy electronic with sounds inspired by “landscapes and weather patterns, sunsets and city lights dotted in the distance.” Derek shares:

“As much as I want to make music that is fresh and stimulating, I want to make music that communicates on a therapeutic level, without being boxed into any specific genre. A level that allows people to escape to their concentrations.”

The young producer is featured on two tracks for Wiz Khalifa’s new mixtape Taylor Allderdice, and as such, be sure to dig into “Number 16″ and “Mia Wallace.” But that’s not introduction enough for this self-made beat maker who’s just getting started. Derek has also composed the soundtrack to a feature-length documentary entitled Only God Could Hear Me. Watch the trailer for the documentary after the jump.

And we are so very excited to premier the video for the gorgeous cinematic tune, “Yesterday,” above – don’t you see yourself on an epic rode trip in the middle of nowhere?! Below, we have been graced with the opportunity to share an unreleased track, “Colored Coma,” yet another brilliant cinematic tune – we’d pair it with the breakdown the protagonist has after finding out the love of his life is gone forever. After that is a free download for the previously released “One Night In Charlotte” – put this over a scene of all-night teenage shenanigans on a coming of age indie flick. Yep – we could make up stories to his songs all day.

Derek Dumont – “Colored Coma”
 

Derek Dumont – “One Night In Charlotte” [MP3]
 

Watch out for this dude – he’s not playing games.

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Watch the trailer for Only God Could Hear Me after the jump

New Release: G’s Way – ‘Seventy Seven’

 

French composer and musicians Gérald “GG” Bonnegrace aka G’s Way has created Seventy Seven as an amalgamation of all his musical influences – pretty ambitious, we’d say. Drawing from artists like Ray Baretto, Eumir Deodato, Fela Kuti, Grover Washington Jr., the music is a shining blend of jazz, funk, and afro-latin sounds.

Sprinkled with guest appearances from an international sampling of artists, this album is a stunning tribute to seventies music. We love it!

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