Video: Gizmo – “Love Song #3″ (Meshell Ndegeocello Cover)

 

We met bassist and singer Gizmo last year at HarlemStage when he was part of the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble shredding it up. To our surprise, we recently also found that homeboy is also a singer – and a pretty good one, at that. The 21-year old does a marvelous job above at covering Meshell Ndegeocello’s “Love Song #3.” Quite rad to see a dude singing her parts – it works well. Big kudos to Gizmo.

Gizmo also recently released his Derrick Hodge (Robert Glasper Experiment) produced debut album, Red Balloon, which features a gang of dope artists including Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment / Q-Tip), Jamire Williams, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, amongst several others.

Purchase Red Balloon on iTunes | Amazon

Official Site

Video: Anthony Valadez – “Asleep” ft. Anna Wise (Sonnymoon)

 

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/F-tlDZw7egE" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

This album is a such a gem. Anthony Valadez has got a new video for another Just Visiting track called “Asleep” featuring the mystical Anna Wise of Sonnymoon on lullaby duty. We’ve totally spaced out to this track about seven times already and forgot to finish this post. Loving the dim evening mood to this video – it’s so dreamy.

Purchase Just Visiting on iTunes

Twitter | Official Site

New Track: Anthony Valadez – “Under Water” ft. Mar + Video Trailer for ‘Just Visiting’

 

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/ik-_19Jeefo" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

Known by many as a DJ and show host for Los Angeles’ highly respected KCRW, Anthony Valadez is preparing to now show us a slightly different side. June 5th will see the release of Anthony’s debut full length album as a producer, Just Visiting. Expect to find appearances from Miles Bonny, The Park, Rebekah Raff, Anna Wise (Sonnymoon), Def Sound, Damon Aaron and others.

Above, find a video digging a little into Anthony’s inspiration and recording process. Below, find the first single from the album, “Under Water,” featuring a super sexy vocal appearance from Dutch singer Mar. Also included is a house/dance remix by the incredible Full Crate.

Purchase “Underwater” on iTunes

Twitter | Official Site

New Track: Sonnymoon – “Yes” (Beyonce Cover) + MP3

 

Sonnymoon has a new droplet of cosmic goodness for us and we happily accept. The duo has selected an interesting variety of reworks and covers so far with Drake, Flying Lotus, and now Beyonce’s “Yes” from Dangerously In Love. It’s not every day that artists can pull off such an eclectic spread in the way these two have.

Amidst Dane Orr’s jittery synths, echoey claps, and laser sounds, Anna Wise works Beyonce’s original R&B stylings into her own fanciful stew, leaving you once again, floating.

Yes (Sonnymoon Covering Beyonce) by Plug Research

Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp