New Track: Robert Glasper – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” ft. Muhsinah


Robert Glasper bestowed us with a little holiday gift yesterday on Christmas. Calling on the other-worldly vocal joy that is Muhsinah, he created a brilliant new holiday song, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman.”

With Glasper’s signature stirring piano playing and Muhsinah’s chilling delivery, the track holds both a traditional and modern fusion feel, never quite resting in any singular place you can give a name to. Leave it to these two to partner up and evoke a few emotions or twelve. Holiday music isn’t the same anymore.

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New Track: Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Silver And Gold” + New Album in 2013


The much loved New Zealand band Fat Freddy’s Drop is going to be releasing a new album titled Blackbird in 2013 and we couldn’t be more excited – this third studio album will be their first in four years.

In the last month, the guys have dropped the first single from the album, “Silver And Gold.” Still keeping to their dub, reggae, and soul roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop deliver yet another beautifully rich, layered tune made for winding some hips to. The download is free below!

Above is a video for the song, including footage from their recent tour in Australia.

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New Track: Frank Ocean – “Wiseman”


Frank Ocean yesterday dropped a new tune on his Tumblr called “Wiseman.” According to The Fader, the song was originally intended for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino flick titled Django Unchained. The song unfortunately didn’t seem to find a naturally fitting place in the film, however, and went unused on the soundtrack.

Doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it, though! Dig the sparse production with the lone guitar vibrato, too – actually adds intensity to the emotion.

Stream “Wiseman” on Frank’s Tumblr.

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NYC: SummerStage Preview Showcase @ Highline Ballroom – January 10


An amazing evening is about to take place this coming January 10 at the Highline Ballroom. Called the SummerStage Preview Showcase, the event will preview the upcoming 2013 SummerStage season. Look forward to performances from Shuggie Otis, People Get Ready, Ofei, Joshua Nelson, and DJ Kool Herc.

Event Details
SummerStage Preview Showcase

January 10, 2013
Doors 6PM
Concert 7PM

Tickets: $25 advance / $30 door
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Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St.
New York, NY

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