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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Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: Nas Covers “Hey Young World” by Slick Rick + MP3

The Levi’s Pioneer Sessions kicked off with Nas covering his “personal favorite MC” Slick Rick’s classic song, “Hey Young World,” and you can get your copy here. The series has some exciting upcoming tracks from artists like The Shins, Raphael SaadiqJohn Legend & The Roots, She & Him, Passion Pit, and more, so stay tuned! For now, check out this bonus footage of Nas laying down his track for Levi’s.


Alex Cuba’s “Caballo” Video + MP3

Check out the video for “Caballo” (Horse en Español), a Cuban-funk-rock track, conceived and produced in Smithers, Canada, where Alex Cuba currently resides. Alex Cuba‘s new album is self titled, to be released in the US on June 8th. Grab yourself an MP3 after the jump!

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