Nickodemus Celebrates Sun People With Release Parties

2346Nickodemus of NYC’s Turntables On The Hudson is throwing a couple shindigs for his new album, Sun People, out today on D.C.’s ESL Music.

The first show is tonight at an undisclosed outdoor location with DJ Nickodemus + special live guests from the album. The party is free with RSVP to sunpeople@nickodemus.com, and you will receive full details by email. 8PM to 12:30AM.

This Friday, ZEB & Mamma Digdown Brassband join in the fun at Water Taxi Beach, Long Island City.  It’s ZEB’s birthday and the rest of the Turntables crew Mariano + Nappy G & Christian Rogers accompany in this double celebration that’s sure to be a night of super heavy Brassband funk.

Stream and download “2 Sips & Magic” from Sun People

Beastie Boys Headline Day 1 Of All Points West

bb_cyh_maincoverNew York City’s Beastie Boys are set to play the All Points West Music & Arts Festival on Friday, July 31, alongside Q-Tip, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Pharcyde, Organized Konfusion and many more.

With he release of their first vocal album since 2004 Hot Sauce Committee eminent, Ad-Rock commented to Billboard, “it’s a lot of vocals, a lot of words — very wordy.  And it’s political, depending on what you call political. You know, if toilet talk and fart jokes are political, which they can be, in that sense yeah, very.”

“Lee Majors Come Again”

B Boys In The Cut (Innerpartysystem Remix)

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The Latin Project Radio Show [Exclusive] & MP3 Download

the-latin-project-front-coverThe Latin Project are giving away the title track from their sophomore album, Musica De La Noche (out June 23). The song features guests Freddie Crespo (percussionist & vocalist for Tito Puente) and Debi Nova, who’s played with Sergio Mendes, Mark Ronson and Ricky Martin.

Headed by Jez Colin and Matt Cooper, The Latin Project have also recorded a one-off radio show exclusively for Giant Step. It’s a fabulous melange of tracks that served as inspiration for the album from Jill Scott to J5 and Incognito, with a couple of their own productions sprinkled in.

Download “Musica De La Noche”

The Latin Project Radio Show [Giant Step Exclusive]

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Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon & Benji B Play Giant Step’s 2009 SummerStage Event

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Summer is upon us and that means Giant Step’s SummerStage event is just around the corner on Saturday, July 18th. This year we are honored to present the legendary Q-Tip headlining with his full live band, new boys Chester French, Sweden’s Little Dragon and from London, holding it down on the decks, Benji B.

Expect, as always, a great day of eclectic music, Giant Step’s vibes and the beautiful people that you can only find in a city as diverse as New York.

Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, enter the park at 69th St. & 5th Ave.

Doors at 2 PM
Show at 3 PM
Free / All Ages

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120 Seconds With Jazz Legend Chico Hamilton

In this episode of 120 Seconds by NYC’s very own Friends We Love, jazz legend Chico Hamilton opens his heart about how he met the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Helen.

Chico’s latest album, Twelve Tones of Love, takes listeners on a musical journey of his venerable career and the numerous people who have influenced it, including trombonist George Bohanon, who was in one of Chico’s classic sixties ensembles; vocalist Jose James, who studied under Chico; and multi-reedist Jack Kelso, Chico’s lifelong friend.

Free download: “Penthouse A”

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