Funky NY House Compilation: Henry Street Grooves + MP3

In 1999, BBE released Henry Street Music: The Story So Far – 1993 To 1999, a slice of superior club classics featuring the key music makers of the day. Todd Terry, Armand Van Helden, Kenny Dope, DJ Sneak, 95 North, Robbie Rivera, Davidson Ospina, Ralphi Rosario, Mike Delgado, King Britt and a handful of others under various alter egos and nom de plumes.

Now the story of Henry Street Music as a label continues with Henry Street Grooves – Classic Deep, Funky and Jazzy House from New York, to be released on March 21st, 2011. Even though many people will be familiar with nearly all the artists and many of the releases put out on the label, most of these tracks will be entirely new to their ears. Featured artists on this New York based comp include Liquid Dope, Mike Delgado, The Force, Johnick, Tronco Traxx, DJ Duke, E-Smoove, Robbie Rivera, Ray Roc and more.

The Rising Sunz - “Sunrize” [MP3]
 

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Taylor McFerrin Video: “A Place in My Heart” ft Ryat

Taylor McFerrin feat. Ryat – Place in My Heart from Simon Benjamin on Vimeo.

“A Place in My Heart” by Taylor McFerrin and Ryat has been on heavy rotation in our office for months, so we’re thrilled to see some visuals. They’re guaranteed to be good, coming from the best new West Coast record label, Brainfeeder, owned by Flying Lotus who’s just made his own very successful foray into directing music videos with Erykah Badu‘s “Gone, Baby…” and Bilal‘s “Levels”.

Cee-Lo Green Video: “Bodies”

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The story of The Lady Killer continues with Cee-Lo‘s next single, “Bodies,” which takes on the kind of morbid surreal tone as Gnarles Barkley‘s “Necromancer.” The “Bodies” video, directed by Mikael Colombu, features celebrities like Kerry Washington, a transformer-Karl-Lagerfeld-switchblade (apparently available at H&M), Bilal Oliver ‘trapped inside,’ and Janelle Monáe looking even less human than usual.

Raphael Saadiq Video: “Good Man”

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Raphael Saadiq‘s video for “Good Man” was released last week, the second single off his upcoming album Stone Rollin. This video left some fans confused – it’s not exactly what we’d expect from the sexy R&B crooner. And YouTube commenters prove that there are different interpretations as to what is actually happening in the video, but the overall point is clear – Raphael is the good guy.