Video: Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”

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Check out the new video from Ellie Goulding. Her full-length album Lights has been through the wringer, around the world with various obstacles. But it’s strong enough to stay in the game, and will be officially released in the US on Interscope / Cherry Tree on March 8th.

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Video: “Earthquake” by Wyclef Jean

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Love him or hate him, Wyclef Jean remains relevant to our culture in more ways than one. His EP If I Were President: My Haitian Experience was released in December 2010 and now he’s released the video for “Earthquake.”

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“Vicadin” by Jose James & Flying Lotus + MP3

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If only there were more info to accompany this track… all we know is that “Vicadin” is produced by Flying Lotus, and it may be a single from an upcoming follow-up to Jose James Black Magic. Jose just put this up on his Soundcloud account without much explanation, but we’re not complaining. Bonus Jose James download after the jump…

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Video: Jamiroquai’s “Lifeline”

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Take a trip around the world with Jamiroquai with this new music video from the upcoming album Rock Dust Light Star. This new song is called “Lifeline,” not yet released in the US.

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Show Recap: Plan B at Bowery Ballroom – January 10

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This Tuesday, NYC was on winter storm watch throughout the night, but that had no apparent effect on Plan B‘s New York debut at Bowery Ballroom. The place was packed and full of energy, with a crowd that was at least half British folks “on holiday.” Before Plan B, the crowd was treated to a beatboxing extravaganza from Faith SFX, complete with layered drum beats broken down, live instrument imitations and sing-a-longs to hip-hop classics, including DMX and Lil Wayne. He riled up the crowd for Plan B, who came out strong with a full backing band: two guitarists, back-up singers – the works.

Plan B played a mixed set including many tracks from his upcoming release The Defamation of Strickland Banks. First his soulful ballads had the crowd swaying, then he got into his more upbeat songs like “Prayin” and the crowd got jumpy; couldn’t get enough. Of course Plan B added a bit of flavor to his set, sprinkling in some classic covers, medleys, and switching to a reggae groove mid-song. Overall Plan B nailed it in our famously snobby city on a bitterly cold night. By the end of the show, there were nothing but warm smiles inside.

LA: Plan B is in the States for one more night, playing at Troubador (LA) with DJ Luke Top (Fools Gold) tonight. Hope you already got tickets, cuz it’s sold out.

More Videos & Streaming Tracks from The Defamation of Strickland Banks