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.


Giant Step’s SummerStage Picks

SummerStage (NYC) is here with the season and as usual, tons of great artists are lined up to play in the park. We’ve selected some choice options for you, because alas we cannot all be everywhere at once. After the jump, check out the full line-up along with some videos of our favorites.

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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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