Aloe Blacc’s Good Things Out Today + MP3

Stones Throw artist Aloe Blacc has been working up to today’s release of Good Things with interviews, performances and viral covers (check out our Exclusive Giant Step video interview, coming soon!) After perfecting his emcee skills with producer Exile in their group Emanon and a solo debut record, Shine Through, Aloe Blacc emerged from relative obscurity this year when HBO chose his “I Need A Dollar” as the theme song for How To Make It In America.  (“I Need A Dollar” is MP3 of the Day on Amazon) With production by the Truth & Soul crew, Good Things is now available and it’s the best soul album to come out this year.

Aloe Blacc – “You Make Me Smile” [MP3]
 

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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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The Hudson Series Returns Tonight with Danny Krivit

The wait is over. Tonight, the first installment of our fourth Hudson series takes off at 8 p.m. with the legendary Danny Krivit. Come help us celebrate the new season at Good Units at Hudson, as Danny throws down a four-hour DJ set sure to cure any Monday blues. As always, admission is free but only with RSVP. See you on the dancefloor.

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Four Tet On Tour + MP3

This past January, Four Tet released his first album in nearly five years, There Is Love In You.  On October 14th, this pioneer in musical creativity will have his first stop in Chicago before hitting up most major North American cities.  Four Tet fine tunes the techniques of electronic music by tweaking, sequencing, and mixing.  He distills his recordings with a vast variety of free jazz, hip hop, and even open-string folk tunings to create a sound that is uniquely his.

Check out “Angel Echoes” from There is Love in You [MP3]

 

Tour Dates after the jump.

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