Diplo + Sia = Sweet Remix. Sia’s full-length album, We Are Born, drops June 22nd. Her current tour dates (The We Meaning You Tour) can be found here, along with more streaming music from the new album.
Sia – “Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)” [MP3]
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M.I.A. is the latest artist to send the internet into a full-blown frenzy with a video. The short film by French director Romain Garvas, which has been pulled from YouTube and labeled as NSFW elsewhere, is set to the music of M.I.A.’s “Born Free.”
We’ve all been waiting for this for a while. The official video for Distant Relatives‘ first single “As We Enter.” Album is due out May 18th.
Turntables on the Hudson and Giant Step are teaming up again, to ring in the spirit of Spring. This Friday, April 30th at Littlefield, we present a night of dancing reminiscent of all the good times by the waterfront, but this time on the Gowanus. DJs Nickodemus and Erik The Red will be spinning the hottest music from around the globe with Nappy G and Amon on percussion bringing the dancing to a feverish frenzy. Head to Ticketfly and be sure to pick up a copy of the Turntables On The Hudson – 10 Year Anniversary double CD or Nickodemus’s Sun People Remixed album with your advance ticket.
Despite the hectic touring schedule of hip-hop’s hottest new producer, our girl Seher snagged a moment with Dām Funk during SXSW.
Photo by Matthew Scott
To Dām Funk, funk is more than music, “it’s a lifestyle — it’s being ‘free’ at all times,” he says. As a kid, Dām would listen to records of varied styles and learn the drum parts. In early high school, he also picked up the keyboards. Today, he is here to usher in what he brands “modern-funk.”
“My vision is to hopefully have people respect Funk music again as a viable style and way of life,” says Dām.
Inspired by Los Angeles, his home town, Dām cultivates a style that is both spacey and futuristic but that also pays tribute to Slave, early Prince, P-Funk, as well as the likes of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren, to name a few. Using synths, drum machines, and “elbow grease” to craft his work, Dām keeps it analog and old school to the highest degree – “I like the work involved.” Eff’a Protools.
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