Highlights from Sunset Soiree 2010

In case you were not able to flock south to Miami in March for the annual Winter Music Conference (where precious little conferencing actually happens), there was a great deal of amazing music showcased non-stop throughout the week. Watch some highlights from Giant Step’s 14th Annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7, featuring Estelle, Rye Rye, Questlove, Gilles Peterson and many more.

Kaskade’s Dynasty

Award winning DJ, remixer and producer, Kaskade follows up the massively successful Strobelite Seduction full-length with his sixth album, Dynasty. The first single, aptly titled “Dynasty,” has a gritty production, smoothed out by the vocals of Haley, known as the ethereal singer of “I Remember” and “Move For Me.” There’s also “Only You,” which features production work from none other than Tiėsto. The result is a blend of Tiėsto’s signature pace of trance and Kaskade’s soulful swagger — organic California underground meets big floor Euro. “Fire In Your New Shoes,” featuring Dragonette’s Martina, delivers a rock-riffed, downtown cool, electro-pop sound sure to resonate all summer.

Dynasty is available digitally now [iTunes] and in stores on CD May 11.

To support the album, Kaskade’s extensive worldwide tour will span the remainder of 2010.

Kaskade feat. Haley – “Dynasty”
 

More Streaming Tracks, Tour Dates & Tracklist

Theophilus London – I Want You Mixtape Download

Theophilus London has a new mixtape coming soon [UPDATE: out now, via Complex Mag], titled I Want You [usershare] for the legendary Marvin Gaye song he covers. He also covers Tweet & Missy‘s “Oops (Oh My!)”.

Theophilus London – “I Want You” [MP3] (from I Want You)
[Mixtape Download: usershare | sendspace ]
 

Theophilus London – “Oops!” [MP3]
 

Theophilus delivered a message with “I Want You,” [thanks to hypetrak.com] and we will not compromise his vision by correcting meaningless syntax or spelling errors:

“This track sparked the whole mixtape!
I bought every single Marvin Gaye record i could fine.. and spent an entire 2 months listening while working on my album in LA. I then bought the separate parts from the original song I WANT YOU by Marvin Gaye and
recorded my verse and singing in LONDON. I put all the different instruments together for the new wave version :)

It was a pleasure Covering this song! I really Want my Listeners! and this is my way of telling them!!
I am very Excited for people to hear my new desires and I just want Girls to wake up and put this on! eat their breakfast smoke their brains out and enjoy I WANT YOU”

myspace.com/theophiluslondon
twitter.com/THEOPHILUSL

New Re-issues from Fela Kuti & Knitting Factory Records

Our friends at Knitting Factory Records and Fela.net have announced the second set of Fela Kuti reissues, Na Poi:

These 7 CDs, which include 14 albums released primarily in the mid-70s, contain some of the most powerful music of Fela’s career, representing Fela and Africa ‘70 in their prime. In this collection, Fela’s political and social commentary begins to reach a boiling point with songs such as “Alagbon Close”, “Icy Blindness”, and “Expensive Shit.” “Na Poi” was banned from the radio for explicit sexual references, and in “Yellow Fever” Fela urges people to shake loose the colonial mentality. Fela’s more poetic and metaphysical inclinations are also represented in this collection, with masterpieces such as “Water No Get Enemy.”


Sia “Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)” Download

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]