It's that time of year. Austin is heating up with big plans for SXSW 2011. Blaqstarr is one of the talented new artists out to showcase his skills - you can catch him at any of the performances listed below. Blaqstarr also just released some remixes of "Rider Girl," a track from his new Divine EP. The single gets a full remix treatment from Sydney Samson, Mux Mool, Nadastrom and Blaqstarr himself. The remixes shine a different kind of light on Blaqstarr's voice, giving new life to the single. "Rider Girl" also came with a great video; watch it here.
Blaqstarr - "Rider Girl" (Mux Mool Remix)
Blaqstarr at SXSW 2011
Thursday, March 17th – RCRDLABEL SHOWCASE
Thursday, March 17th – Baltimore Love Thing
Friday, March 18th – 508 House sponsored by Virgin Mobile
Friday, March 18th – Loose Control Party at VICE
Saturday, March 19th – La Zona Rosa – WME Showcase
Brooklyn's own DJ Center hooked up with DJ Spinna to remix "In A Song" featuring Middle Child, a track off the album Everything In Time. With an anthem-like chorus and thumping groove, "In A Song" is packed with bump and boogie, warmth and soul - a natural choice for DJs, dance floors and lovers of modern soul music with an instant vintage feel. DJ Spinna needs no introduction, and he adds his own style to the track here in the "Back from the Future Remix."
After the jump, watch a video about the making of the remix. Thanks to Push the Fader, who has a new blog up and running, so check that out too!
The upcoming album from Nostalgia 77, Sleepwalking Society, is due out on Tru Thoughts on March 22nd. "Simmerdown" featuring vocalist Josa Peit is a great introduction to Sleepwalking Society, showcasing the contributions of Josa Peit's sensual bluesy vocals. The video is simple footage with overlays of flares and light, creating an ethereal effect that matches the track perfectly. "Simmerdown" (available now digitally as well) is a vinyl 45 backed with "Skin & Bones," a non-album track inspired by a Mary Lou Williams quote.
Sleepwalking Society by Nostalgia 77 will be out on March 22nd via Tru Thoughts.
Marsha Ambrosius' (of the classic soul duo Floetry) highly anticipated solo album Late Nights and Early Mornings was released today, featuring the hit single "Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)" and another single currently climbing the charts, "Far Away." The emotionally charged video for "Far Away," conceptualized by Marsha and directed by her manager Julius Erving III, touches upon society's current ills of bullying, gay bashing and suicide. By being honest and aware in her approach to creating timeless music, Late Nights & Early Mornings offers a candid glimpse of Marsha's life and perspectives as she takes the reigns as the primary songwriter and producer of the album. Collaborations with musical peers Alicia Keys, Dre & Vidal (producers of "Say Yes"), Just Blaze and more add a raw and edgy vibe to the reflective and soulful album.
Marsha Ambrosius - "Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)"