New Track: Andreya Triana – “Song For A Friend”


While new material from Andreya Triana feels like it’s been a long time coming, hearing “Song For A Friend” reminds us why we’ve waited; Andreya is one of those artists unyieldingly committed to honest, vulnerable music – the kind that works on its own schedule. Slightly somber yet wistful and inspiring, the piano driven ballad dedicated to friendship draws out emotion in the most beautiful of ways.

Listen to the track on Planet Notion.

New Release: Tokimonsta – ‘Half Shadows’


Tokimonsta today releases her new album, Half Shadows. Grittier and more upbeat than her previous work, she’s also got a slew of impressive vocal features, including Kool Keith, Jesse Boykins III, Andreya Triana, Gavin Turek, and MNDR.

Hear the full album on SoundCloud.

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Just Announced: Our Annual SummerStage Show Line-up with Lee Fields And The Expressions, Fitz And The Tantrums, Andreya Triana & Rich Medina – Sat, 6/25

Every year Giant Step’s SummerStage party is hailed as one of the best summer events in New York, and every year we try to outdo ourselves searching far and wide for the best musicians we can find. This year we decided to go on the soul and funk tip with performances by Lee Fields And The Expressions, Fitz And The Tantrums, Andreya Triana (US debut), and a very special DJ set from our friend Rich Medina.

Doors to SummerStage open at 3:00pm, on Saturday, June 25th. Use the 72nd St. entrance to Central Park when you come out and bring the whole family because an event this special only happens once a year.

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GPWW 1/5/11: Another Best of 2010

More of Gilles Peterson‘s annual winners this week – as many songs as could possibly fit into two hours. As Gilles said, it was a fantastic year for music. You won’t want to skip any of this mix, featuring Janelle Monáe, Bonobo & Andreya Triana, Joy Orbison, Ramadanman, Tokimonsta, Flying Lotus, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Aloe Blacc and a whole lot more.

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Andreya Triana’s Lost Where I Belong Available in US Now

Today Ninja Tune releases another album we’ve been waiting for: Andreya Triana‘s debut album, Lost Where I Belong. Check out the beautiful still-motion picture video after the jump and grab some remixes from the official site. If you like the singles, you won’t be disappointed with this album. It’s a fantastic debut for the rising UK singer/songwriter and a brilliant addition to the Ninja Tune family, who celebrate their 20th anniversary this year – congrats!

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