Video: Q-Tip – ‘Offline’ Party Trailer

 

Q-Tip has now successfully torn the house down twice at our monthly Offline party at Irving Plaza in NYC. The inaugural party brought out about 800 folks and this last time we packed it in with upwards of 1000 music loving peeps! As you can see from our little trailer above – it was quite the place to see and be seen. And Tip’s shiny throne of of a DJ booth smack dab in the center of the dance floor was quite the work of art.

Come out this month on August 17 and celebrate the real New York, real music, real people. Step away from your computer and keep your phone turned off as Q-Tip takes you on a musical journey through the world of funk, jazz, hip hop, and more!

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New Release: I/O – ‘Isolation’

 

Harlem based vocalist and producer I/O (aka Ayo Olatunji) this week released a pretty darn killer mix tape called Isolation. Mostly understated in its vibe, the sound is somewhere along the electro-pop soul vein of The Weeknd. The guy’s voice is super soothing, too – he can sing us a lullaby anytime.

I/O – Isolation [Download on Mediafire]

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New Track: Jesse Boykins III & Melo-X – “Black Orpheus”

 

Almost a year ago, we sat in on a live recording session party of sorts in Manhattan to create what is now called “Black Orpheus.” Jesse Boykins III and Melo-X took turns in the recording booth as a group of us huddled in the monitoring room and looked on as they took takes in between frequent goof-off’s. And now look at what we have here!

The dense and echoey track transports you into a some sort of ancient cavern, and we predict more of something similar is to come judging by the title of their upcoming joint project, Zulu Guru.

October 15 join these two bohemian Brooklynites on the journey that will be Zulu Guru. Start practicing your “schwazas.”

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Video: Selah Sue – “Lost Ones” (Lauryn Hill Cover)

 

On June 3, Belgium’s precious miss Selah Sue got her gully on at the annual Roots Picnic in Philly. Above, watch a mesmerizing rendition of Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones” – Selah’s interpretation of the song is completely captivating with her sweet disposition showing a thrilling transformation in this performance.

After the jump, you can catch more info on Selah’s tour dates – she’s going to be on the road with Emeli Sande, Allen Stone, and Ed Sheeran.

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Video: Emeli Sandé – “Abide With Me”

 

In this simple yet striking black and white video, Emeli Sande sings “Abide With Me” at Capitol Studios in LA for Capitol Records’ One Mic, One Take series. This is the same song Emeli had the honor of performing during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London. Get em, girl!

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