Tonight, if you are out and about in San Francisco make your way down to the Velvet Room at Clift for a very special performance by soulsters Fitz and The Tantrums, with DJ Smash on the 1s and 2s. Entrance is free with your RSVP and there will be SVEDKA Vodka specials all night long. Doors open at 8pm and you must be 21+ with a valid ID.
The latest album from Quincy Jones, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, will be released on November 9th and has Quincy-produced tracks re-done with some of the biggest recording artists. Billboard was able to sit down with this legendary producer and musician to hear his thoughts about each track and what it was like working with artists like Amy Winehouse, John Legend, B.o.B., Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and many others.
Read the article.
Gilles is back this week with some mixes made to get you into the winter spirit. He first starts off some Computer Jay moving through to a Linda Clifford Mix. Gilles brings out an eclectic blend of sounds in his wintery mix including Jean Claude T, Gabriel and His Angels, Flora Wilson, Brandt Brauer Frick, and some big names like John Legend.
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A new lyric video from Cee-Lo, which lifts our expectations for a full "It's Ok" video, possibly coming soon. Obviously as a supporter of quality music, you should plan to buy The Lady Killer immediately when it's released this Tuesday, November 9th.
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Check out the first single from the buzzworthy Jessie J, whose debut album will be out on Lava Records / Universal Republic later this year. The title track, "Who You Are" is about a point in Jessie's career where the singer's aspirations were hanging on a thread. "The most important thing in life is to be happy, but everything had become too 'business' and sterile. I really thought I was going to quit — not music, but the music industry ... it wasn't easy," Jessie states. "I was really down, but when I'm down, I write a song about it." (After the jump, check out a trailer for the video.)
Collaborator / producer Dr. Luke : "Jessie J has one of the best voices I have ever heard. She is a hit songwriter with her voice and a lot to say."
There's also a private Jessie J showcase in NYC tonight at 7pm. We happen to have 1 pair of giveaway tickets - if you want em, comment or tweet us!