After 2 million sales and 400 concerts worldwide, Gotan Project are back on tour, having delivered their third studio album, the magnificent Tango 3.0, earlier this year. Don’t miss ‘em when they come to NYC tomorrow night!
Mark Ronson is back, and this time more than ever he means business – The Business INTL, in fact. Record Collection is the third album headed up by the trans-Atlantic music mastermind and, as usual, he’s brought a host of talented friends and mainstay collaborators along for the ride: Ghostface Killah, Q-Tip, MNDR, Boy George, D’Angelo, Nick Hodgson of the Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, The Zutons’ Dave McCabe, Spank Rock, Elinor Dougall, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, Cathy Dennis, Miike Snow frontman Andrew Wyatt, and more.
By now, half the globe is already familiar with the lead-in single “Bang Bang Bang,” a 3am Cote d’Azur disco beat featuring Q-Tip and MNDR that takes the French nursery rhyme “Alouette” and turns it into a Jean Michel Jarre meets NYC hip-pop sing-along. 2010 just got a lot more fun.
Mark Ronson & The Business Int’l -”Bang Bang Bang (SBTRKT Remix)”
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Already a success in her native England, 23 year-old UK singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding makes her stateside debut with her EP An Introduction To Ellie Goulding and a few exclusive performances, including tomorrow night at Hiro Ballroom (NYC). Described as “electro-folk-acoustic-pop,” Ellie’s songs mix heartfelt emotion with other-worldly atmospherics, spinning electronica into dreamy warmth. She’s also released a pack of “Starry Eyed” remixes by Penguin Prison featuring Theophilus London, Monsieur Adi, Jakwob, Russ Chimes, and AN21 and Max Vangel.
Ellie Goulding – “Starry Eyed (Penguin Prison remix ft. Theophilus London)”
Stones Throw artist Aloe Blacc has been working up to today’s release of Good Things with interviews, performances and viral covers (check out our Exclusive Giant Step video interview, coming soon!) After perfecting his emcee skills with producer Exile in their group Emanon and a solo debut record, Shine Through, Aloe Blacc emerged from relative obscurity this year when HBO chose his “I Need A Dollar” as the theme song for How To Make It In America. (“I Need A Dollar” is MP3 of the Day on Amazon) With production by the Truth & Soul crew, Good Things is now available and it’s the best soul album to come out this year.
Aloe Blacc – “You Make Me Smile” [MP3]