Driis To Release High Class Problems Vol 1 EP

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Listen to the new track by Driis, “Private Garden”, off the upcoming EP High Class Problems Vol 1.

Driis – Private Garden (Produced by 9th Wonder)
 

Driis, the musical alter ego of Hackney-born entertainer Idris Elba has been carving out a name in music for years, producing, performing and DJing while honing his craft. The uplifting 5-track EP, High Class Problems Vol 1, includes the popular Pete Rock-produced single “Please Be True,” leaked track “Best I Can” as well as new material, preparing music fans for the hotly anticipated album due in late 2010 on Hevlar Recordings.

2010 is set to be another huge year for Idris, who made his name starring as the infamous Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire. Not only will he be starring in major blockbusters including Takers, The Losers, and his feature Legacy (in which he is also the executive producer), but Driis will also be performing at a series of lives dates across the UK, Europe and the US, as well as several DJ guest spots.

For more information and tour dates, check out DriisMusic.com.

The Bowery Presents Zero 7 with special guest Body Language at Terminal 5 11/27

Having released their 4th studio album, Yeah Ghost, earlier this Fall the Grammy-Award winning duo Zero 7 have hit the road doing a major city US-tour. The album features jazz and soul singer Eska Mtungwazi, folk artist Martha Tilston, long time collaborator Rowdy Superstar, along with the vocal stylings of band member Binns, creating a more upbeat and approachable sound than their past albums. Opening for them is the Brooklyn based electro-soul group Body Language. You can catch them in the New York part of their tour at Terminal 5 on Friday Nov. 27.

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Animatedcartunes Releases Georgia Anne Muldrow and Adriana Evans

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The indie soul and hip hop label animatedcartunes has some heavy releases out now in Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s Early and Adriana Evans‘ re-issue of Nomadic. Videos and downloads after the jump.

Adriana Evans’ 1997 self-titled debut was critically acclaimed but commercially panned, leaving her disenchanted with the music industry. This led to a seven year hiatus in Evans’ musical career, followed by the limited sophomore release, Nomadic. Nomadic was released on Evans’ independent label to be sold only at shows and on her website… until now. Animatedcartunes is proud to re-issue this hard-to-find classic, now enhanced to include a music video for the lead single “7 Days”. The album draws its inspiration from many genres of music including samba, reggae, rock and hip-hop, with soul firmly rooted at the base.

Georgia Anne Muldrow is a singer, producer, songwriter born and raised in Los Angeles, known for her abstract production and writing style. In 2005, she introduced herself to the indie scene with the self-released Worthnothings EP, eventually signed to Stones Throw and began to get attention from artists like Mos Def, SA-RA, and Erykah Badu.  These are Georgia Anne Muldrow’s “Early” recordings. She wrote, produced and recorded this lean, ten track album entirely by herself. Seventeen years young with an old soul, Georgia managed to blend the composing acumen of Roy Ayers and J Dilla with the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday and Lauryn Hill.
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Norah Jones Releases New Album Today

Check out Norah Jones‘ new video “Chasing Pirates”, off her album The Fall, released today on Blue Note Records.  Featured on Rolling Stone‘s Hot List, the lead single “Chasing Pirates” immediately announces her new direction. Entertainment Weekly wrote that “‘Chasing Pirates’ is a bluesy surprise and welcome change of pace,” adding that “Jones’ voice remains as lovely as ever.” From the swaying rock thump of “Stuck” to an intimate ballad like “Back to Manhattan,” one thing that hasn’t gone away on The Fall is the distinctiveness and expressiveness of Jones’s singing.

An exciting evolution from her previous three releases, The Fall has the feeling of an artist growing into a new phase in her creative development. Beyond the changes in the conception of her own sound, she maintains that her songwriting is at the very foundation of her new approach.

Listen to the full album on NPR

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Giant Step Presents SVEDKA Vodka Sessions #5: A Special Performance by Kid Sister plus Special Guest

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We are very excited to present the fifth installment of the SVEDKA Vodka Sessions series in Miami Beach, FL, during Art Basel, with Kid Sister performing poolside at Delano, a Morgans Hotel on December 4.

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Check out her new video for “Right Hand Hi” (Thanks to Sheena Beaston)

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