Blank Project is Neneh Cherry's first solo album in 16 years. Produced by Four Tet, the album was recorded mixed over a 5 day span. With a unique mixture of avant-electronica, soul, and beat poetry, Neneh continues to push the boundaries of sound in a way that only she can. Download the title track for free, exclusively at Giant Step!
One of the most noted new voices in jazz, Gregory Porter, today celebrates the release of his first two albums as double gatefold LPs on 180 gram vinyl via Motéma Music! Water and Be Good have earned the singer two Grammy nominations as well as immense praise around the world.
New on the vinyl version of Water is an Opolopo remix of one of our favorite singles, “1960 What?” Grab these keepsakes and watch out for what this steady rising star does next!
Making up the Experiment and the core of the sonic vision are Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. And as expected, the guest vocalists are impressive: Common, Patrick Stump, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Get a taste of the sounds with the video for "Calls" featuring Jill Scott below!
The tour kicks off today in NYC at Best Buy Theatre with special guests Common and Marsha Ambrosius! Find additional tour dates after the jump.
Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna tomorrow releases her newest album, Nocturnal. So far the project has shaped up quite nicely, including singles with production from Robin Hannibal and Chad Hugo.
Blending R&B and folk in a way palatable for indie and mainstream audiences alike, the young songstress is poised for immense pop potential. Watch her video for "I Wanna Go" below to get a taste of Yuna's sound and impeccable style.