The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Giant Step celebrate the life of filmmaker John Hughes during the 25th anniversary of the classic 80's film The Breakfast Club. Following a special screening, with discussion led by director Kevin Smith on Monday, September 20th, Giant Step invites you to the exclusive After-Party at Good Units at Hudson, with guest DJs Ivan Pavlovich and David Prince. Entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.
GPWW this week features a mix by TOKiMONSTA, Los Angeles DJ and beatsmith who started out as an unfocused classical piano student. That piano training became her musical foundation as she grew to make layered productions with live and digital instrumentation, dusty old vinyl, and whatever else she could find. Signed to Flying Lotus' imprint, Brainfeeder, she's fearless and energetic, having performed with Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Gaslamp Killer, and many other of her fellow beat makers.
Jazz is undergoing changes of monumental magnitude and importance. Icons Among Us: jazz in the present tense is a documentary film that captures the metamorphosis of jazz by showcasing the words, music, and spirit of the artists that are paving the way for an unprecedented musical revolution. Featuring Esperanza Spalding, Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper, Medeski Martin & Wood, Russell Gunn, Dianne Reeves, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, and many more. For a taste, grab some downloads and watch some videos we posted a few weeks ago.
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The Roots - John Legend collaboration is really coming through now. Besides this live recorded single, "Hard Times ft. Black Thought" check out a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the album Wake Up! after the jump. Wake Up! will be released on September 21st.
The Roots & John Legend - "Hard Times ft. Black Thought" [MP3]