New Track: NEXT Collective – “Africa” (D’Angelo Cover)

A group of immensely talented jazz musicians have come together as the NEXT Collective to release some amazing covers. The one we have for your today is of none other than D’Angelo’s “Africa.”

Look out for CoverArt to drop on February 26. Additional covers will include interpretations of work by Little Dragon, Stereolab, and Me’shell Ndegeocello, amongst others.

Support the NextAid Auction

 

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NextAid is an LA based nonprofit, which utilizes the power of music to “support sustainable development projects that serve vulnerable children, youth and women in Africa.” Learn more about the organization’s cause in the above video.

Currently, NextAid is hosting a fundraising auction to support their efforts. Giant Step has contributed a CD package to add to the pool of amazing offerings, including:

- VIP Experience 3 Day Passes to Electric Zoo
- Cruise for two on the Groove Cruise (Miami > Bahamas) on Jan 27-30 2012
- Admission to the SF MusicTech conference
- VIP tix to LovEvolution
- Show tickets and swag package from Bassnectar
- Admission for four plus a bottle services at Cielo NYC
- Dinner for four at LA’s hottest new nightspot Supperclub

Note that the auction ends in a week! Please offer your support prior to the close of the auction on August 31st.

Place your bid on the NextAid Auction Site

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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.