New Track: Siaira Shawn – “Unthinkable” (Cover) + MP3

 

Ahhh! Much excitement. Our good homegirl Siaira Shawn out of Oakland just released a super rad cover of Alicia Keys’ “Unthinkable.” Keep a lookout for this lady; her mellow sing-song ways can make anything better.

And for those that have just been put on, check out Siaira’s EP, The In Between, that dropped last year. It’s a free download on Bandcamp!

Stream and download “Unthinkable” below!

Unthinkable(Alicia Keys Cover) by siairashawn

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New Track: Sonnymoon – “Yes” (Beyonce Cover) + MP3

 

Sonnymoon has a new droplet of cosmic goodness for us and we happily accept. The duo has selected an interesting variety of reworks and covers so far with Drake, Flying Lotus, and now Beyonce’s “Yes” from Dangerously In Love. It’s not every day that artists can pull off such an eclectic spread in the way these two have.

Amidst Dane Orr’s jittery synths, echoey claps, and laser sounds, Anna Wise works Beyonce’s original R&B stylings into her own fanciful stew, leaving you once again, floating.

Yes (Sonnymoon Covering Beyonce) by Plug Research

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NYC: Meshell NDegeocello Presents “A Night Of Gil Scott-Heron Covers” at Blue Note – Aug 5th & 6th

 

Meshell NDegeocello is simply cut from a different cloth – there’s just something about her. The prolific bassist and singer-songwriter has created some of the most heartfelt music we’ve heard. And while her public presence may be modest, the ten time Grammy nominee has graced albums of many international megastars and been featured on the soundtracks for many loved films, not just Love & Basketball.

This week, Meshell is sharing two very special nights of Gil Scott-Heron covers and let’s just say that you’d be mad to miss it.

Details
August 5th & 6th
Blue Note Jazz Club
8pm & 10:30pm
Doors at 6pm
$35.00 – table
$20.00 – bar

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Artist Spotlight: Anais Aida + Videos

 

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The Senegalese and French vocalist, Anais Aida, has journeyed from Toulouse, France to Oakland to New York City to develop her skill and pursue her dreams as a musician. Above we share with you a gorgeous cover of Janelle Monae’s “Say You’ll Go” that she’s put together with Queens-based producer, DannyBe. Currently at NYU, Anais and her partner, Alejandro Ghersi, are crafting their debut with a single and video called “Love Can Burn” planned for this summer. Anais has also announced she’ll be releasing four covers this month, the first being Anthony David’s “As Above So Below,” which you’ll find after the jump. New talent is always so inspiring!

watch Aida’s Anthony David cover after the jump

Artist Spotlight: Marques Toliver + Videos & MP3

 

Marques Toliver for Bounty from BOUNTY TV on Vimeo.

The Florida born Marques Toliver has heart; he escaped his family’s grave digging business to pursue training as a classical violinist, which he then later abandoned for the thrill of making music in New York City. Recently, he released his debut EP, Butterflies Are Not Free on Bella Union (April 26th). Blending classical violin with R&B songwriting, the young artist’s passion is palpable to the listener. And he’s also just so darn adorable. Don’t you just wanna give him a hug? We promise you will after you see the above video with him doing a cover of Aaliyah’s “4 Page Letter.” And of course we can’t leave you without a treat to take home; after the jump you can stream and download “Deep In My Heart” from the latest project and check out the newly released video!

“Deep In My Heart” video + download after the jump