NY: That’s My Ish! With Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Powered By Giant Step – 01/17

New York, we hope to see you on January 17th for That’s My Ish, the monthly party of  Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The  legendary A Tribe Called Quest DJ and DJ Beetle will spin the finest in hip hop, classics, soul, and funk, making you dance into the night. Get there early and don’t miss a step.

That’s My Ish! with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Powered By Giant Step
Thursday, January 17th
Paper Box – 17, Meadow Street Brooklyn NY,
Doors: 10:00 PM /$5 Before 11 PM; $8 after 11PM.

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NYC: José James Presents No Beginning No End, In Association with Giant Step – 1/23/13

2013 is off to a great start! We are so proud to host this wonderful event celebrating, No Beginning No EndJosé James‘ most personal statement yet and full length label debut on Blue Note Records.

Join us for José’s inimitable, intoxicating blend of jazz, hip hop, and R&B, featuring his soulful and poignant voice.

Grab your tickets here

José James Presents No Beginning No End, In Association With Giant Step

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013
Highline Ballroom/ 431W 16th St (between 9th and 10th avenue)
Doors: 6:00 PM  / More Info


NYC: Vikter Duplaix’s Grand Finale of his Kiss-n-Grind Tour at Sullivan Room 12/5


Vikter Duplaix‘s first-ever national tour for his party event, Kiss-n-Grind, will be having its grand finale in NYC on Wednesday, December 5th at the Sullivan Room. The tour has already touched down in Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Baltimore & Philadelphia.

Get FREE admission to this event if you to “share” the event via Facebook here.

Alternatively, admission is $10 w/ RSVP here or $15 at the door.

Sullivan Room
218 Sullivan Street
Manhattan, NY 10012
21+ / 10p – 3a
Cover: Free with a “share”, $10 w/ RSVP, $15 at the door.

Originating in Los Angeles, Kiss-n-Grind events have become well known for their atypical locations, beautiful art installations and raucous dance-floor environments. Kiss-n-Grind has hosted a number of notable DJ and music talents including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Raphael Saadiq, Questlove, The Brand New Heavies, Kid Capri, Idris Elba, Eric Roberson, Just Blaze, Foreign Exchange, Biz Markie and many others.

Headlining the tour will be Kiss-n-Grind’s founder and curator, GRAMMY nominated recording artist and DJ, Vikter Duplaix along with a “surprise” DJ line-up in each market. We are looking forward to giving the rest of the country the same high production quality and raucous dance-floor environments that Los Angeles has come to know and love!

Check out the photos from from previous Kiss-n-Grind events here.

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Video: Jack Davey – “Like That”


With today’s release of L0-F! SIDE B, Jack Davey also releases a psychedelic video for “Like That” complete with ransom-esque magazine cutouts. Foot tapping, head spinning lo-fi rock addiction right here. If you remember the grungy production of SIDE A, you’ll appreciate the converse to the story with the “full production & instrumentation” thanks to Joey Strat of The Knux.

You can preview SIDE B on the Audible Treats Soundcloud.

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New Release: K’Naan – ‘Country, God or the Girl’


K’Naan yesterday released his new album, Country, God or the Girl, boasting a diverse sound fusing pop, soul, and reggae with K’Naan’s famously catchy lyricism. Topic matter spans the gamut from politics and society, relationships and loneliness, and mental attitude.

To go with the release, Rolling Stone featured K’Naan in a video where he offers a track by track breakdown behind each song – we’d surely like to get inside the man’s head! Watch above. A new track called “Gold in Timbuktu” is also now available for streaming. Starting out like a lullaby, the song builds into a telling personal reflection. Listen below.

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Album artwork and tour dates after the jump