Who Is Nneka?

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If you haven’t heard of Nneka yet, now it’s time to watch this rising star. Check out the new interview footage above, and grab a free download of her hit single, “The Uncomfortable Truth,” here.nneka_concrete_cover

Watch video from our SVEDKA Vodka Session with Nneka at Skybar at Mondrian, LA.

Her new full-length, Concrete Jungle, will be available on February 2nd. Pre-order yours from Amazon here.

Vote for VV Brown’s “Shark in the Water” on MTVu’s The Freshmen

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We love the UK singer songwriter VV Brown, so we’re thrilled to see her competing on MTVu with The Freshmen. Show your support by voting for her “Shark in the Water” video, and check back here regularly for more VV news – we might have a special performance up our sleeves. Vote V V!

And don’t forget, Traveling like the Light comes out March 16th.

M.I.A.’s Upcoming Album To Be Awesome

News has been leaking about the new M.I.A. album to come later this year. We share her frustration regarding interweb connections, so we absolutely love this story: M.I.A. wrote a song about Verizon Customer Service’s incompetence, and she even got some Philipino Verizon employees to sing backup on the track, perfectly titled “I’m Down Like Your Internet Connection”.

No guarantee that this song will be on the new album, but for now, take this MP3 to go along with the video, via MFR.

M.I.A. – “There’s Space For Ol Dat I See” [download MP3]
 

“Never, Never” Video by Little Dragon

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New video from Little Dragon by Ulla Tomtom. “Never, Never” is from Little Dragon’s sophomore release, Machine Dreams, an album which is very likely to show up multiple times in our (kinda late) 2009 Staff Picks.