Shannon Harris Releases Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism + MP3

Shannon Harris Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism celebrates and transforms his African roots and Latin/Asian/Middle Eastern influences into an alluring aural narrative. Weaving sultry vocals and live instrumentation together with six dialects from four continents, Harris’ second album truly sets a new standard for the definition of world in music.

The official album release party will be on 8/28 in Chicago at the Zhou B Art Center.

Purchase Audio Urbanology: The Art of Audio Truism on Amazon

Shannon Harris -  “Don’t Let Go Of Your Dreams ft. Jube” [MP3]
 

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Check out a trailer for the album after the jump:

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Sixteen F**king Years of G-Stone Recordings, Kruder & Dorfmeister at Nokia Theatre (NYC) on October 12th

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On Tuesday October 12th at Nokia Theatre Times Square, Kruder & Dorfmeister will return for their first NYC show in 9 years. The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session will feature MC Earl Zinger & Ras MC T- Weed with visuals by Fritz Fitzke. More details on the NYC show here. They’re also celebrating their record label anniversary with a new compilation, to be released in October 2010:

Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone Recordings gathers the complete artist roster of G-Stone and specialists for every kind of beat: turntable masters Urbs and DJ DSL bring hip-hop and comedy to the table while the productions of Peter Kruder, Rodney Hunter and Megablast & Makossa contain every nuance of dance beats from techno and house to cosmic funk, not to mention an impressive mastery of all the dance-floor-exotica from Africa, Brazil and the rest of Latin America.

The G-Stone range is rounded off by Stereotype and d.kay presenting the post drum & bass interfaces of digi-technology, dubstep and cut-up riddims as well as the glitch-wonk-whatever present. Sugar B gets all wacky, Marsmobil sound Air-esk and Richard Dorfmeister & Rupert Huber‘s Tosca is meditative and experimental all at the same time.

Rocky Dawuni “Walls Tumblin Down (J-Boogie Remix)” + MP3

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Rocky Dawuni‘s recent album Hymns for the Rebel Soul spurred a bunch of great videos and remixes, including the above video for “Walls Tumblin Down.”  Along with the remixes by DJ OBaH, DJ Drez and Jeremy Sole with Ticklah and Blitz the Ambassador, we just received this free download for the new J-Boogie remix of “Walls Tumblin Down,” suited up for the global dancefloor.

Rocky Dawuni – “Walls Tumblin Down” – (J-Boogie Remix) [MP3]
 

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New Music From Rox: “I Don’t Believe” Video

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Rox, the 21-year old Jamaican/Iranian singer from the UK has already been featured on The BBC, has performed with some major stars around the world, and she’s had an internet hit floating around for more than a year with her single, “My Baby Left Me.” The track was released to critical acclaim from big-time blogs like Pitchfork, Pretty Much Amazing, and Discobelle.

Now check out Rox’s new video, “I Don’t Believe” and follow her current European tour via her Myspace. Also keep an eye out for a new album, Memoirs, coming through Rough Trade later this year.

Jyoti: Album Release Performance in LA

A Giant Step favorite, Jyoti (aka Georgia Anne Muldrow) will perform live tomorrow in Los Angeles at Amoeba Music Hollywood with Declaime. You saw our exclusive interview with Jyoti last week, and her new album Ocotea drops tomorrow on SomeOthaShip Connect. Don’t miss the artist Mos Def calls “incredible.. like Flack, Nina Simone, Ella, she’s something else. She’s like religion.”

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