Jalyn – “Summer of ’88″ + MP3

Jalyn is a multi-faceted music producer who leads visual projects and develops music scores for ad campaigns, TV shows and films through his company, Music By Jalyn.  After scoring Shandra McDonald’s film, Can’t Let Go, Jalyn quickly gained attention in the indie world and has since gone on to score music full-time for recording artists, brands, films/TV, and for fans.

But Jalyn is first and foremost a musician, an instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar and drums. In January 2011, he will be releasing a micro album called Pushing Through Walls via free download. Jalyn’s production is a vivacious blend of hip-hop, pop, alternative soul and electronica, spanning all genres.

“This one guy Jalyn had such a crazy flavor that we were going to use three [songs] from him but we were like, we can’t make this guy remix the whole album. He remixed ‘Uptown Girl’ [on my Yes! Remix Album] and he has this John Hughes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 80s music [feel], very authentic with his own touch to it.” - K-OS

Preview the first single, “Summer of ’88″ below and Tweet for a download: Tweet for A Track

Jalyn – “Summer of ’88″
 

GPWW Worldwide Family Mixtape: Sinden: The Jazz Mix

London based DJ Sinden comes into GPWW this week with a jazz mix and various worldly styles. But first our man Gilles starts with some recent favorites: Prommer & Barck, Gil Scott-Heron remixed by Jamie XX, Cubic Ziconia, DJ Oil and more. Sinden brings a lot to the World Wide mixtape, including Moonchild, Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion, Lutchiana, Donso & more. So before GPWW presents us with the 2010 All Winners set, listen to the Sinden Jazz Mix to explore a bit of what’s left out there.

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TRON: Legacy Motion Comic

Given the cult following of the original 1982 film Tron, Disney naturally wanted to create the same enthusiasm in a new generation of sci-fi nerds. To accomplish this, they teamed up with Double Barrel Motion Studios to create a “motion comic” with interactive Tron-style visuals. The motion comic will be an interpretation of the film, skewed to appeal to children under 8 years old, available on the iTunes app store.

Watch the trailer at The NY Times.

Label Love Vol 2: Free Album from Plug Research, Tru Thoughts, Ubiquity & More

Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed, Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity. These labels have earned reputations that are basically untouchable in their respective indie music worlds. After all the consistently great music they’ve released, we can just trust them to give us something good:

Tracklist after the jump.

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New Years 2011: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with Allen Toussaint

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are performing in NYC this New Years Eve, as well as December 30th, at the Best Buy Theater (formerly known as NOKIA Theatre Times Square), located in the heart of Times Square.  Don’t worry about the NYE festivities in Times Square; there will be exclusive access to the theater for ticket holders.

Joining Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings on December 30th and 31st will be New Orleans R&B legend, Allen Toussaint. Most recently, Toussaint and his music were prominently featured on the HBO series Treme. During his 40 year plus career, Toussaint has collaborated with such music giants as The (original) Meters, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, and countless others.

Tickets and More Info: sjdknye.com

Check out this exclusive Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings track, “Give Me A Reason,” which is only available in the Limited Edition I Learned the Hard Way 7″ Box Set. Buy your 7″ Box Set here.

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