That’s My Ish! with Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Tonight

New York, this is our first party of  2013 and we hope to see you there! That’s My Ish, the monthly party of Ali Shaheed Muhammad is back tonight in Brooklyn at Paper Box.

Join us for a supreme set with the legendary A Tribe Called Quest DJ and DJ Beetle. Expect the finest in hip hop, classics, soul, and funk for your dancing pleasure.

That’s My Ish! with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Powered By Giant Step

Thursday, January 17th
Paper Box – 17, Meadow Street Brooklyn NY,
Doors: 10:00 PM /$5 Before 11 PM; $8 after 11PM.

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November Next Step Winner: Britney Stoney


Very excited to announce Detroit singer Britney Stoney as our November Next Step winner! Having learned guitar just two years ago, Britney has made quite the impression on her local circuit playing at coffee shops, clubs, and open mics. Citing Tracy Chapman, Dionne Farris, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill as influences, her sound is primarily soul with alternative, folk, and pop leanings – you may even hear a tinge of reggae or country at times.

Above, we’ve got an awesome live performance video where Britney starts out with an Amy Winehouse cover of “Valerie.” After, she moves into an original piece where she shows welcome hints of Adele in her style. Below, hear another one of Britney’s tracks called “Three.” Heaps of potential with this young lady!

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Video: Marcus Canty – “Used by You”


Singer and dancer Marcus Canty recently released his video for his bouncy “Used by You” tune. The X-Factor fourth place contestant fits nicely with the pop R&B male acts of today, bringing a little something extra with the dub step influence on the beat. Watch this young fella and his chair break it on down.

Marcus’ debut EP, This…Is Marcus Canty, is set to drop on January 22.

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Video: Maya Azucena – “Dance Revolution” (prod. DJ Spinna)


In partnership with the One Billion Rising campaign to end domestic violence, singer Maya Azucena has just released her new video for “Dance Revolution.” Produced by DJ Spinna, the song aims to instill courage and a sense of community:

“This is for all the babies, this is for all the survivors, this is for all the women – who didn’t have a voice when they needed it. This is for the lost. This is for the found. This is for the warriors -the ones willing to fight, and not stand down. This is for truth seekers and truth bearers. This is for all of us – because what kind if world is it that can settle for 1 Billion of its kind being abused and raped? I shout this out with joy, victory, empathy, and conviction – that we can all, and should all, change this statistic forever and no longer turn away or be silent and allow such atrocity to remain unchallenged. It is time to STOP the madness. It is time for us to own our power to heal this wound in the earth.”

The heartfelt video shows Maya and other women and girls dancing their frustrations away and working towards the courage to build a more peaceful world.

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New Release: Jessie Ware – ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’ EP


Londoner Jessie Ware made quite a splash on our Staff Picks of 2012 lists with her debut album, Devotion. Today, the lovely lady releases her official US debut project, the If You’re Never Gonna Move EP, which features the title track and a remix, two tracks from Devotion, as well as a cover of Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love.”

Catch Jessie on her tour, which kicked off this week on the east coast – a few shows are already sold out!

Tour Dates
1/14 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
1/15 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
1/17 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
1/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
1/20 – Chicago, IL – Tomorrow Never Knows Festival @ Lincoln Hall
1/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Music (6 PM)
1/23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey (SOLD OUT)
1/24 – San Francisco, CA – PopScene (SOLD OUT)

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