Nikki & Rich: “Next Best Thing” Remixes by Jazzy Jeff, Trent Mazur, Steve Aoki & More

Nikki & Rich are gearing up to release their eclectic, genre-defying debut album Everything this summer on Reprise Records. The swaggering first single “Next Best Thing,” which the duo unleashed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April, has now been remixed by some of the best hands in the game. We have colossal remixes from Trent Mazur, Steve Aoki, Jazzy Jeff, Drek Martinez, Jesse Marco & Jus Ske, and Gigamesh. Check out the video for the album version.

“Next Best Thing” (Jazzy Jeff Remix #2):

 

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Andreya Triana: “A Town Called Obsolete” Video

A few weeks ago, British songstress Andreya Triana offered a sneak-preview acoustic version of the second single from her debut album, Lost Where I Belong, which drops August 23th on Ninja Tune. We’re happy to see the official version of “A Town Called Obsolete” is here, with a quirky still-picture video to go along with it.


GPWW 5/24/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape: James Blake

This week Gilles Peterson features a mix by producer/musician James Blake, along with some way-out African, more deep jazz and new James Pants, Janelle Monáe, Joanna Newsom, Flying Lotus, Ital Tek and plenty more. The first track is by an artist called Gregory Porter, who Gilles says you’ll like if you’re into José James. Gilles also gives us his take on the new Jyoti, calling her the Mary Lou Williams of the new generation! “Lots of stuff in the box this week…”

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Exclusive Interview with Jyoti

We are excited for the release of Jyoti (aka Georgia Anne Muldrow)’s new album, Ocotea, which is scheduled to drop June 15, 2010 on SomeOthaShip Connect. We got the chance to sit down with this singer, songwriter, and producer extraordinaire and get the scoop on her artistry, spirituality, and experience as a new mom.

What’s your favorite jazz album ever and why?

it’s really hard for me to pick just one record that i love the most, what i tend to dig are ones that are drenched in the pursuit of higher consciousness, or are heavily rooted in the blackness of music…

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José James on “Lush Life”

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“Lush Life,” the jazz standard written by Billy Strayhorn and famously recorded by Johnny Hartman with John Coltrane is an iconic song for most jazz fans. In this video, the new vocal sensation José James discusses the importance of the song, from its original conception (by Billy Strayhorn in his teens) to its forward-moving musical nature.

After the explanation by James, treat yourself to his sublime version of “Lush Life,” performed live with Belgian pianist Jef Neve. The song comes from their album on Impulse!, For All We Know, available in stores now.

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