Win Tickets: Roy Ayers Live at SOBs – January 9

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Leave us a facebook comment to win a pair of free tickets to see *the* Roy Ayers live at SOBs on January 9th, with a DJ set from Manchildblack. We’ll pick a winner by the end of the week…

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Listen to the First Single by Jessie J: “Who You Are”

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Check out the first single from the buzzworthy Jessie J, whose debut album will be out on Lava Records / Universal Republic later this year. The title track, “Who You Are” is about a point in Jessie’s career where the singer’s aspirations were hanging on a thread. “The most important thing in life is to be happy, but everything had become too ‘business’ and sterile. I really thought I was going to quit — not music, but the music industry … it wasn’t easy,” Jessie states. “I was really down, but when I’m down, I write a song about it.” (After the jump, check out a trailer for the video.)

Collaborator / producer Dr. Luke : ”Jessie J has one of the best voices I have ever heard. She is a hit songwriter with her voice and a lot to say.”

There’s also a private Jessie J showcase in NYC tonight at 7pm. We happen to have 1 pair of giveaway tickets – if you want em, comment or tweet us!

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Enter To Win Tickets: Cut & Paste Digital Design Tournament

This weekend, a whole new brand of competition comes to New York City; a Digital Design Tournament.  Cut & Paste is a live-action competition that brings out some of the world’s most innovative designers and pits them against each other in categories that include 2D, 3D and motion design.

The 2010 tournament will travel to 10 major cities worldwide from New York and LA to London and Tokyo.  The winners in each city will then converge for a last live-action design battle for the Global Championship in New York City in February.

Cut&Paste 2010 Digital Design Tournament from Cut&Paste on Vimeo.

We’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to the New York competition which will also include live DJs and an open bar until it runs out.

Enter below for your chance to win!  Winners will be notified Thursday September 30th.

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M.I.A. and Rye Rye On Tour (Enter to Win Tix)

Earlier this week, newcomer and Baltimore rap dynamo Rye Rye started a fall tour with M.I.A..  The 19-year old with the rapid-fire flow is the first artist to be signed to M.I.A.’s label N.E.E.T. Records.

After hearing Rye Rye rap on DJ BlaqStarr’s 2006 club hit “Shake it to the Ground”, M.I.A. collaborated with her to make her first single, “Bang”.  Rye Rye’s music is a blend of old school Baltimore rap and danceable techno beats, all showcased on her upcoming album, Go! Pop! Bang!, set to be released in early 2011.  The album also features Diplo, Blaqstarr, Count and Sinden among others.

Along with the bold and inventive M.I.A., the duo will create an energetic, not-to-miss tour.

M.I.A.‘s /\/\/\Y/\ is available on iTunes now.

We also have one pair of tickets to their concert in NYC that are up for grabs!  Check dates and win tickets to the NYC show (this Monday at Terminal 5) after the jump:

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Contest: 10″ Vinyl Prize Pack from Dr. Martens: Dam-Funk, Buraka Som Systema & The Cinematic Orchestra

Take a shot at one of our wonderfully easy trivia questions in order to win 3 pieces of 10″ vinyl from Dr. Martens, celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary by finding and sharing the best new music around.

Your prize pack includes Buraka Som Systema‘s “Buffalo Stance,” Dam-Funk‘s “Things That Dreams Are Made Of” and The Cinematic Orchestra‘s “Lilac Wine.”

Enter to win here.