Nneka’s Concrete Jungle, NYC Release Party, US Tour

concrete_jungle_tourConcrete Jungle by Nneka was officially released in the US today. The album is an offering of love, hope and optimism dedicated to the people of Warri & the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Holding it all together is the emotional focus of her beautiful voice, located in a place somewhere between yearning and rage. Buy it here on iTunes; listen to tracks here in the Jukebox.

Tonight, Nneka takes the stage for her album release party at SOB’s in NYC, hosted by J Period. Don’t miss this exclusive performance!

Check more tour dates at NnekaWorld.com

Nneka – “Heartbeat”
 

DJ Center’s Push the Fader Radio

push-the-faderCheck out DJ Center’s latest edition of Push the Fader Radio. New and timeless music from: Ocote Soul Sounds, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & NaS, Sade, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Marvin Gaye, Zaki Ibrahim, DJ Center feat Gretchen Parlato, Nu Shooz and more.

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DJ Center’s debut album, Everything in Time, will be available February 9th, 2010.

The Making of “Everything in Time” from DJ Center on Vimeo.

SVEDKA Vodka Sessions #7: Amanda Blank, Daniel Merriweather (acoustic set) and Ebony Bones – 2/10

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On Wednesday, February 10th, on the eve of Fashion Week, Giant Step presents a very special edition and the final installment of our SVEDKA Vodka Sessions series. Taking place at the brand-new club space, Good Units, in the basement of Hudson, the event will feature performances by Amanda Blank and Ebony Bones, with an acoustic set by Daniel Merriweather and DJ set by DJ Moni. As always, entrance is strictly RSVP only.

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Gilles Peterson in Brooklyn Tonight

Tonight at Littlefield, Gilles Peterson will be making his Brooklyn debut, with special guest DJ Chris Annibell (Afrokinetic). If you already bought your ticket, good job, you’re ahead of the game. If you haven’t, then make sure you arrive early to ensure you get a ticket at the door. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at the door beginning at 10 p.m. In either case make sure you come ready to give that musical itch a good scratch.

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Littlefield
622 Degraw St.
Brookly, NY 11217

Doors:  10pm
Tickets: $20
Age:  21+ w/ID

GPWW 1/14/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape: Matthew Halsall

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With Gilles gearing up for his rare Brooklyn appearance tomorrow, we continue our regularly scheduled programming: GPWW Thursdays. The Brooklyn show is sold out, but we have a twitter contest going on. It’s an easy way to score a pair of tickets; just retweet us about the show. @GiantStep. We’ll notify the winners today at 5pm EST.

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This week features Manchester-based trumpeter, composer, arranger, DJ, producer, and band leader, Matthew Halsall.

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