Interview: Rich Medina Checks In Before Feb 24 DJ Set at Le Bain

 

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Party people! Join us this coming Monday, February 24 for a beautiful night with Rich Medina spinning tunes at Le Bain in NYC. Leading up to the night, we have our maestro bringing us up to speed on his favorite artists of the moment, what makes a great party, and other exciting morsels. Enjoy!

Event Details
Rich Medina DJ Set at Le Bain
Monday, February 24
8PM

Free with RSVP

Le Bain at The Standard
444 W. 13th St.
New York, NY

Giant Step: You’ve played at Le Bain a couple times for us now. What’s your favorite part about spinning there?

Rich Medina: There are many things I love about Le Bain, but the most important factor for me is the clientele. The meat packing district is a different monster in the 21st century, so the music heads and dancers who come to the nights I do there really make me happy.

GS: What type of music can folks expect to hear you spin on the 24th?

RM: So far, we’ve kept the music mature and sophisticated. A bit of a tip of the hat to the NYC dance club pioneers like Larry Levan, David Mancuso and the like. Freedom music. Sounds that bring people into the light rather than fan the flames of rebellion or angst.

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Video: Mara Hruby – “Cry Me a River” + “Character” (Live at Billboard)

 

Darling Oakland singer Mara Hruby visited Billboard studios recently to perform the first single off her upcoming EP, Archaic Rapture. Watch the live video for “Cry Me a River” above, and catch the interview as well as a performance of Van Hunt‘s “Character” after the jump.

Look out for Archaic Rapture on March 18.

Watch the interview and “Character” after the jump

Interview: Res Dishes on Her ‘Refried Mac’

 

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Last month, singer Res released a project entirely dedicated to Fleetwood Mac reworks that she calls Refried Mac. We had the pleasure of catching up with the lovely lady about the EP, her songwriting process, and the future. To get a taste of Refried Mac, catch the video for “Dreams” after the jump.

Giant Step: Of all the artists you could choose cover, what inspired you to do an entire project surrounding Fleetwood Mac in particular?

Res: I chose to cover Fletwood Mac and Stevie Nicks because I love the music. I love the melodies and lyrics first, and I am just a fan. People have said that I sometimes have a quality in my voice that is reminiscent of her, so I thought I’d give it a try.

GS: What did the process of doing these reworks evoke in you? Any surprising or profound feelings come about?

Res: What struck me the most is the lyrics and how strong and honest they are. I am surprised every time I perform how a great song will never fall on deaf ears.

GS: What’s your personal favorite on Refried Mac and why?

Res: I think “Dreams” and “Rhiannon” are my two favorites but “Little Lies” sounds great on the speakers as well!
“The Chain” is great live and “Edge of Seventeen” has alot of growl when performed and is so poetic!

Read the rest & watch “Dreams” after the jump