Watch NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell

New York City was a different place in 1977. The whole word has changed, but the city during that time had a very particular chaotic rhythm to it: “Punk, disco, hip hop, the blackout, Son of Sam, Tony Manero, CBGB, Studio 54, Max’s Kansas City, Show World, Paradise Garage, cocaine, polyester and leather” [via Dangerous Minds].  This 2007 TV documentary reflects that time and place with great authenticity by including some of the real players of the time.

The full movie is here on Youtube in its entirety – so full-screen this, sit back and remember the days.

Daft Punk Video: “Derezzed” + Original Soundtrack to Tron Legacy Out Now

The highly anticipated original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy was composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award-winning French duo Daft Punk. Having grown up with admiration of Disney’s groundbreaking original 1982 film TRON, Daft Punk took on the scoring of the next chapter of the story with extraordinary thought and precision. The duo assembled a symphony of one hundred world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain’s premier scoring facility. TRON: Legacy marks Daft Punk’s first film score.

Check after the jump for an invite to tonight’s listening party in Atlanta at Halo Lounge.

More Video, Music & Tracklisting for The Original Motion Picture Score for TRON: Legacy

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New Janelle Monáe: “Without A Fight” & “Shape of Things to Come”

The soundtrack from Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls … featuring music from and inspired by the film, brings together an amazing selection of musicians. From Nina Simone to Gladys Knight to Laura Izibor to the intergalactic queen Janelle Monáe, it’s got a lot. It also features Giant Step favorite Zaki Ibrahim with her song “Ansomnia.” (Read the full tracklist after the jump).

 

Music From and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture For Colored Girls

 

Janelle Monáe – “Without A Fight”

 

Zaki Ibrahim  - “Ansomnia”

 

In this last week, Janelle popped up with a second new track as well, titled “Shape of Things to Come.” This song is associated with an organization of the same name, dedicated to growing careers of young women in the entertainment industry.

Janelle Monáe – “Shape of Things to Come”

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Foreign Exchange: Authenticity Out Now + Short Film

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Check out the short film about Foreign Exchange (more here) and get their third release Authenticity, in stores now.

And pick up The Ballad of Purple Saint James by frequently featured FE vocalist, YahZarah. Her second single “Cry Over You” features the lovable Phonte and comes with this good-times video. You can also hear Phonte & YahZarah featured on the upcoming Freedom Suite by The Beast & Nnenna Freelon.

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Gil-Scott Heron & Chris Cunningham Video

Last night filmmaker Chris Cunningham debuted his work New York Is Killing Me at the MoMA, an audio-visual remix of Gil-Scott Heron‘s song; a “musique concrete” of “New York Is Killing Me” from the recent album I’m New Here. The above video is a single channel version, but for the event it was projected onto 3 screens with an extended version of the song. Cunningham replaced 90% of the original music with recordings of trains and environmental sounds, giving the song a darker cinematic vibe.

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