Giant Step Presents SVEDKA Vodka Session #6 Announced: Daniel Merriweather with DJ Mateo DiFontaine

Giant Step returns to Miami Beach for SVEDKA Vodka Session #6, with Australian soul sensation Daniel Merriweather along with the aid of Miami’s own DJ Mateo DiFontaine. The event will take place in The Florida Room at Delano, on Friday, Jan. 22nd. Daniel’s debut album Love & War was released earlier this summer in the UK and entered the charts at number 2.  The much anticipated US release is scheduled for February of this year. Entrance is FREE but strictly RSVP only!

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Jack Splash featuring Cee-Lo – “.38 Special”

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“.38 Special” is the new track by Jack Splash featuring Cee-Lo, from the upcoming mixtape King of the Beats to be released next Wednesday, 1/13. If this single and the Jack Splash mixtape, Heir to the Throne, are any indication of what to expect from King of the Beats, we’re in for a treat. These mixtapes are all leading up to the release of a full album in 2010, Love and Technology Might Save Us All.

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Jack Splash ft. Cee Lo – .38 Special [download]
 

Four Tet DJ Mix and Remixes by Joy Orbison and Roska

2490Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden is set to release his fifth studio album, There Is Love In You, his first full-length in almost five years. It features the epic nine minute journey “Love Cry,” a loopy track that evolves and unravels around a simple vocal sample and thumping drumbeat. Now remixes have emerged from the acclaimed talent coming from South East London: Joy Orbison rolls out a floating electronic piece with skippy percussion, while Roska‘s remix is all at once dark, brooding, fierce and funky.

Four Tet will be touring in support of his much-anticipated new album, out January 26th on 2xLP, CD and digital.
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Four Tet – “Love Cry” (Joy Orbison Remix)
 

Four Tet – Much Love To The Plastic People (DJ mix December 2009)
Much Love To The Plastic People (DJ mix December 2009) by Four Tet

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GPWW 12/24/09: Gilles Peterson World Wide

gilles32On this show, recorded 12/24/09, Gilles plays some classic jazz tunes from the Blue Note catalog in honor of their 75th Anniversary- tracks by Lloyd Miller, Freddie Hubbard & Freddie Roach, to name a few. The mix also includes new music by Georgia Anne Muldrow, Bullion, Natural Yogurt Band & more.

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2010 New York City Winter Jazzfest This Weekend

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Celebrating its 6th anniversary, the NYC Winter Jazzfest is taking over the West Village this weekend, on Friday, Jan. 8th and Saturday, Jan. 9th. Showcasing over 40 of the best jazz and experimental artists, at five of the neighborhood’s most esteemed venues, boomBOOM Presents is bringing jazz fans back to what was once considered the heart of New York City’s jazz scene. In line with the festival’s mission to promote and present the best of the young and current jazz scene, this year’s installment will open with two showcases on Friday, Jan. 8th, curated by special guests Meghan Stabile of Revive Da Live and Adam Schatz of Search and Restore, at Kenny’s Castaways and Zinc Bar, respectively.

The festival will present live music from New York, New Orleans, Chicago, South Africa, Canada, France, and more, by their very best talent, including Nicholas Payton SeXXXtet, Bitches Brew Revisited, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Marco Benevento, Chris Dave, Jason Moran, Jenny Scheinman, Lionel Loueke, Somi, and many more. Grab your passes now and enjoy one the city’s best festivals.

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