K’Jon’s I Get Around Sweeps #1 R&B Album On iTunes

Detroit’s K’Jon introduces his full-length major label debut, I Get Around, a superb collection with nods to both his contemporaries, including Kem and Robin Thicke, and his predecessors, like fellow Detroiter Marvin Gaye. While K’Jon’s music is well suited to Detroit’s ballroom culture and Chicago steppers, the appeal is much wider. Whether you’re holding up the wall in a Brooklyn club, roller-blading in Santa Monica or two-stepping in Chicago, K’Jon’s music fits.

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What separates K’Jon from his contemporaries, besides his lilting vocals, are the production values on I Get Around. You can hear acoustic guitar on the sweeping “Feels Like Love,” and the grandeur of a theatrical ballad on “I’ll Never Forget.” The music, handled in-house by K’Jon’s production team, is real soul music – the kind that speaks to an earlier time in our music history. From lively instrumentation to lush vocal arrangements, K’Jon does the Motor City proud with his approach to classic rhythm and blues. When asked about his personal favorites on his upcoming release, K’Jon can’t choose one. “That’s too hard!” he says with a laugh. “But I can say that a track like ‘This Time’ could become a bigger hit than ‘On The Ocean.’ It’s very special to me. And it’s one of those songs that people have been responding to.”

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Download Scott Hardkiss’ Technicolor Dreamer For Free


Electronic dance music’s most innovative & enigmatic DJ/producer Scott Hardkiss delivers his long-awaited debut artist album Technicolor Dreamer – out today. Scott’s signature, super-funky beats, psychedelic eclecticism and uplifting, atmospheric vibes are all featured, but the music has evolved into colorful, fun & catchy songs.

Technicolor Dreamer sees him step out from behind the turntables to sing, rap, and play synths, drums, bass & guitar, blending together live vocals & instruments to inject human funk & soul into the next-school electronic beats. And like a 21st century electronic P-Funk or Prince’s Revolution, Scott brings together a sexy, diverse band of backing vocalists & musicians featuring Lisa Shaw, Britta Phillips, Stevvi Alexander, Bobby Harden, DJ Afro of Los Amigos Invisibles, Steven Bernstein, Tabitha Fair, J Bowman, Alex Moulton & more.

The result is a fresh and inventive, whimsical dance-pop album. A kaleidoscope of sounds, sprinkled with themes of stars, transformation and celebration in the face of darkness, Technicolor Dreamer is being released by God Within, Scott’s new Brooklyn-based boutique label, with stunningly chic & surreal artwork to match.

Multiple formats include a deluxe digital download, a double-gatefold digipack CD w/ 32 page full-color booklet, and a gatefold 2xLP on 180 gram vinyl w/ full-color sleeves including lyrics & credits that’ll make all your wildest dreams come true.

Technicolor Dreamer is a bubbly, groovy retro-futuristic funk ride that every man, woman and child is sure to enjoy.  And for a limited time only, you can download the ENTIRE album for free!

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Colin Munroe at SOB’s on July 29 + Free MP3 Download of “Get Even” by The Kickdrums ft. Colin Munroe

flyerColin Munroe is making his first NY headline appearance at SOB’s on Wednesday, July 29th!

You’ve probably heard the dope mixtape, Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero featuring Wale, Drake, Joell Ortiz, Black Milk, and more. If you haven’t, download it here: www.myspace.com/colinmunroe.

The full-length album Don’t Think Less of Me, will be released this fall on Universal Motown.

On Wednesday, Colin will be supported by Cleveland duo The Kickdrums, and Giant Step has a free, exclusive track available to you. Download The Kickdrums “Get Even” feat. Colin Munroe HERE.

SOB’s, Wednesday, July 29th, Doors @ 8pm, Show @ 9pm

Advance tickets at SOBs.com and TicketWeb.

$13 advance, $15 day of show

Download “Get Even” by The Kickdrums featuring Colin Munroe (right-click to download)

Download Joy Jones’ Version Of “Go Down Moses”

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Here’s another unreleased bonus track from Joy Jones, whose debut album Godchild was just released on Future Soul Records.  This song – done with Jones’ inimitable touch – is a cover of the spiritual “Go Down Moses,” which was popularized by civil rights activist Paul Robeson.

Download “Go Down Moses”

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