Plan B Remixes by Breakage, Pendulum, Danny Byrd and Doctor P

Raised in Forest Gate, London, Ben Drew aka Plan B‘s album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks (out in the US on April 12), debuted at #1 on the UK album charts and hasn’t left the Top 10 since its release. Influenced highly by his love of classic Motown and his appreciation for Eminem, actor and musician Plan B raps and sings in his own accent on “Prayin’,” “Stay Too Long,” and “Love Goes Down.” Now he’s released remixes of these songs by Breakage, Pendulum, Danny Byrd and Doctor P.

Plan B – “Prayin (Breakage Remix)”

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Plan B will be playing two exclusive US shows – New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on Jan. 11th and L.A.’s Troubador on Jan. 13th. Find more info & tickets here.

Cilla K. Featuring Jneiro Jarel: “Evil Child”

Cilla K., the French West Indian vocalist and beatmaker released her first full-length album Fine Line in April 2010. This artist is on a mission to bring something intriguing to the table, with a concoction of indie and alternative beats, subtle jazz hints, hip hop and soul music sonorities. Coming to NYC from Guadeloupe, she collaborated with producer David Patillo and soon after releasing their song “Lost In You” online, Cilla K gained interest from more producers and established artists. The two have been working together since, and have brought on board such collaborators as Junius Bervine (Floetry, D’Angelo, Common), Clay Sears (Jill Scott, Vivian Green), Danny P. (Joss Stone, Robbie Williams), and Mr. Khaliyl (Da Bush Babees, Talib Kweli).

Besides the single “Easy To Love” (check the Official Music Video here), Fine Line also includes the powerful song featuring Jniero Jarel, “Evil Child” now on iTunes with original artwork by Muris Fixon.

Cilla K ft. Jniero Jarel – “Evil Child”

Lefto & Simbad Present Worldwide Family Volume 1 Teasers

Brownswood Recordings is a clear leader in the art of compilation releases. Besides the fact that the music is often hand-picked by Gilles Peterson, Brownswood compilations have a greater purpose than to rehash old hits; they bring quality music to light, music that might otherwise be overlooked.

Gilles isn’t the only DJ on a world mission to find the perfect beat, and he’s trusted the Brownswood family DJs Lefto & Simbad to start a new series for the Worldwide Family. Enjoy these teasers from both DJs and check the tracklistings after the jump.

Look out for Lefto & Simbad Present Worldwide Family Volume 1 in early 2011.

Lefto & Simbad present Worldwide Family Vol.1 // Lefto Teaser by Brownswood

Lefto & Simbad present Worldwide Family Vol.1 // Simbad Teaser by Brownswood

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The Wonderful Sound of Induce: “Her & I” + MP3

The Miami DJ, Induce, unleashes his previously hidden vocal skills on his new single, “Her & I”.  Induce has been known for his left field hip hop and instrumental music, so the single, which is first off his album, Halfway Between Me & You, is a move in a different direction.  The single, like much of the album, is punchy and soulful, with a carefree dance tune and passionate vocals.  On the album, Induce is joined by Manuvers, Mr. Familiar, and Jack Splash.

Induce‘s upcoming album, Halfway Between You and Me is due out April 2011.

The Wonderful Sound Of Induce! – “Her & I (Album Version)” by Induce

Seu Jorge & Almaz: “The Model: Oshun and the Dream”

“The Model: Oshun and the Dream” from Now-Again on Vimeo.

The second episode of the two-part short film starring Brazilan singer and actor, Seu Jorge, has arrived.  Both episodes were directed by Kahlil Joseph and inspired by Seu Jorge and Almaz‘s recently released self-titled album.  The latest video edition follows Seu Jorge as he struggles with continuous dreams of a gorgeous woman, “The Model”.  The films have a dreamy, trancelike quality about them, with rich imagery and even richer melodies.

Missed the first episode?  Check it out after the jump.

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