NYC: Lady Alma and DJ Carlos Mena Join Mark de Clive Lowe at Church 8/3

It’s only been a few short weeks since Mark de Clive-Lowe‘s last Church at DROM, but we can’t get enough! This Friday, August 3rd, special guests will include Philly’s Lady Alma of 4hero’s “Hold It Down” fame, and Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Carlos Mena (Ocha Records / Casamena / Yoruba Dance Sessions). As always, MdCL and company will be blending and blurring genre boundaries for your dancing pleasure.

Giant Step & Revive Music Present Church on 8.3 at DROM
85 Avenue A (between 5th & 6th), New York
Doors: 10 PM

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Next Step June Winner: The Broken Orchestra


Our June Next Step winners are quite marvelous, we must say. We actually featured their video for “Closer” with Anna Stott a while back, and totally fell in love with their laid back soulful groove.

The Broken Orchestra is centered around producers Pat Dooner and Carl Conway-Davis, who work in tandem with selected artists and musicians to cultivate their soothing sounds.

After two years in the making, the group just signed to Phonosaurus Records and will be releasing their debut album, Shibui, on October 23rd. The vocal appearances are going to be a real treat with contributions from Moby’s lead singer Inyang Bassey, Natalie Gardiner, Lauren Jade, and Lady Paradox.

Oh, and yeah – we got the exclusive premiere for the first official single from Shibui called “Take Back The Day,” which also happens to be the track featuring Inyang Bassey. Yeah, no big deal. It’s also a free download – holler at the widget below. Beautiful, beautiful music!

Folks can also look forward to tour dates in the pipeline, acoustic version videos, remixes, and instrumentals. Wee!

The Broken Orchestra – “Take Back The Day” ft. Inyang Bassey

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New Release: Christian Scott – ‘Christian aTunde Adjuah’


You just don’t wanna mess with someone that has eight albums. Like, really? Step off. Christian Scott today drops his number eight album called Christian aTunde Adjuah. One of his most personal projects, the 23-track project covers topic matter ranging from the Trayvon Martin case to Christian’s recent engagement to his girlfriend Isodora. The album ends with a song dedicated to his mother, Cara.

Enjoy the jazzy tunes of this young musician extraordinaire below – brilliant.

You can catch Christian at an in-store performance at the Apple SoHo location today in NYC.

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Disc 2 stream and tour dates after the jump

Video: Khari Lemuel – “Love Has Spoken”


Chicago musician and vocalist Khari Lemuel boasts talents on a variety of instruments, including the cello, flute, bass, guitar, violin, keys, and trumpet. Initially starting out in youth orchestras and chamber ensembles, Khari ultimately left the classical community after being frustrated with its confines.

Moving on then to poetry, Khari now moves to his own drum as a wondrously soulful singer and instrumentalist. His voice kind of reminds us of a more earthy John Legend. Take a look at his video for “Love Has Spoken” above and get wrapped up in that cozy voice for yourself – happy to have come across this treat today!

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