You probably heard Chiddy Bang, comprised of Nigerian born emcee Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and DJ/producer Xaphoon Jones, dropped their first EP, Opposite of Adults. The Philly-based, electro-inspired hip hop duo’s lead radio single of the same name samples MGMT and has been met with critical acclaim since Kanye West posted the video to his much-read blog. The four-track EP is a follow-up to the duo’s celebrated first mixtape, Swelly Express, and seven-song mini-mixtape, Air Swell. Their debut album The Swelly Life is coming August/September.
The soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film, The Kids Are All Right, includes tracks from MGMT, Little Dragon, Quadron, Ge-ology ft. Yukimi Nagano, Betty Wright, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, CSS, and more. It accompanies a story about two teenaged children conceived by donor insemination who seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.
Focus Features and Gilbert Films present The Kids Are All Right, the most talked-about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, in select theaters on July 9, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo and directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
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We’ve seen the original-nintendo – stylee music videos coming from Mark Ronson lately, and we’re all patiently waiting for his September release, Record Collection. Meanwhile, Tuesday night in London, Ronson was promoting the album with new band The Business International. Later in the performance, to the delight of the crowd, he was joined by his infamous collaborator Amy Winehouse. But audiences were let down when Amy only sang one song, for the encore. And when she did, she forgot the words.
Trainwrecks aside, Mark Ronson the producer is working in top form, and the new album features Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, Boy George and Q-Tip. So when September rolls around, remember to pick up Record Collection.
#Almost time for a new album from Estelle, tentatively titled All of Me. And as a promotional treat, she’s released a free mixtape ironically entitled #IAlmostMadeAMixtape. It’s available for download for a limited time, so check it out before it’s too late. Thanks to Mark Nero for the heads up. See the full tracklist after the jump.
Donn T has long been behind the scenes, but Questlove’s sister is stepping into the spotlight with her debut album, Kaleidoscopic, coming soon through More About Music. The budding singer/songwriter’s sultry first single, “Look At (What You Startin’)” reflects her extremely eclectic musical influences, as does her forthcoming electronic dance album.
OkayPlayer recently spoke with Donn T, and you can read the full interview here.
Donn T: “Look At (What You Startin’)” [MP3]