Miami: Armada Fania Club & Pop Up Store @ PAX – Dec 5-8

 

The Armada Fania Club and Pop-Up Store in Miami during Art Basel 2012

The famed Latin music label Fania Records will be showcasing its music during the 2012 Art Basel weeklong event in Miami. The Armada Fania Club & Pop-Up Store is a four night event slated for PAX Miami and will feature eight top DJs from Miami, Boston and NYC, who will be playing the original and remix sounds the label that is often referred to as the “Motown” of Latin music.

 

An alternative to the “laser & smoke” events held in the Miami at this time, the Armada Fania will bring together the best components of Latin music, “música para bailar,” combined with a Pop-Up store for attendees to buy Fania merchandise ranging from CDs to T-Shirts. In addition to the music, the Armada Fania will feature the LIVE art of Santiago, a New York based pin up/portrait artist.

Armada Fania Club & Pop-Up Store Line Up:
Dec. 5th: Bobbito Garcia (aka Kool Bob Love) & The Brass King (More Info)
Dec. 6th : Rice & Beans Sound System (More Info)
Dec. 7th : Whiskey Barons & Mr. Pauer (More Info)
Dec. 8th : Radio Rios & DJ Africa (More Info)

PAX
337 S.W. 8 St. Miami FL, 33130

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Next Step September Winner: Rachel Brotman

 

Swoon! More delicious flavor thanks to this Next Step contest of ours! Our September winner is the graceful miss Rachel Brotman and we are ever so thrilled to share her sounds with you.

The jazzy Manhattan born and bred singer, songwriter, and pianist has returned to NYC after a long stint as a New Orleans dweller. Along with her new band, which includes, Yago Vazquez (piano), Zach Lane (bass), Anthony Taddeo (drums), our lady is fully equipped to induce tingles at her will.

Below, we’ve got her flutter worthy cover of the Dirty Projectors tune,”Two Doves.”

Catch Rachel live on November 30 at Pete’s Candy Store in NYC – if the above video for “Only” is any indication, it’s going to be stellar. Also look out for Rachel’s EP coming out soon.

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New Release: Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers – ‘A Hill Of Feathers’ + Contest

 

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We know you loved the raw soul energy first time we shared Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers with you a la the “Work It Out” video back in September. Now they’ve released their debut album, A Hill Of Feathers, and it hits just as hard with an undying funky groove and that ever-commanding voice. Whew! Above, watch the album teaser and below hear the entire album!

Enter our contest to win A Hill Of Feathers.

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Video: The Bamboos – “Lost” (Frank Ocean Cover)

 

Yeah. Couldn’t stop listening or watching. The Bamboos are out of the world with this performance and Kylie Auldist has some voodoo powers with that voice, for real. Certain covers bring a whole new life to a track and just thrust you into a world of wonder. We found ourselves ruminating on the possibilities of all the beautiful varied versions that can be birthed from great songwriting. Frank Ocean, how we love thee.

Awesome version of “Lost.” And it is pretty fantastic to hear our gal sing about titties – we agree.

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