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Check out this footage from our first SVEDKA party! Wale and DJ Mark Ronson at the Hudson Hotel Private Park in New York.
Giant Step's biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel presents Hex Hector on Monday, August 24. New York born and raised Hex Hector is a Grammy award winning DJ and a dance music veteran around the NYC club scene. His resume includes residencies at some of NY's most iconic clubs like Tunnel, Limelight, Palladium, Sound Factory Bar, Nell’s, Club USA and Danceteria. With an undeniable talent to transform what's considered to be mainstream music into infectious, ground-breaking tunes - DJ Hex is truly one of New York's finest!
356 W 58th St.
New York, NY
7PM - 11PM
Lately, some new artists have hit the interwebs who are down right addictive and, if all goes well, they will be giving fans the shakes on a massive level. J. Cole’s “A Dollar and A Dream II” affixes graceful metaphors about the throes of quarter-life insecurity to a generous piano melody that makes a clean break from the ever-ubiquitous synth-hop. Jay-Z scooped the North Carolina MC as the first signee to his newly-formed Roc Nation imprint; a move that makes sense since Cole has the same low-key cleverness that has rendered Hov a mega-bajillionaire. He’s young so his mixtape The Warm Up has the requisite knuckle-headed sneaker and swagger rhymes. But the clean production has the classic brooding sensibility of jazz-sampled hip hop from Slum Village and Little Brother. Tracks like “I Get Up” and “Losing My Balance” are that good good.
!llmind’s rework of Common’s “I Want U” smoothes the original stutter by injecting a little more lounge, more R&B, flickering it into a warm Saturday night jam.
Thanks to RCRDLBL for the MP3. From !llmind's new remix album, mixed by DJ Icewater of The Pharcyde.