New Track: Eric Lau – “Guide You” ft. Rahel

 

It’s always a delight to hear anything from London songstress Rahel. Produced by Eric Lau, the woozy “Guide You” tune creates a fantasy world somewhat akin to that created on Janelle Monae’s ArchAndroid album. We love it!

The track will be on Eric Lau’s upcoming album, One of Many, out June 17.

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Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid: Number One of 2010

We’ve truly enjoyed watching the rise of Janelle Monáe this year, whose album ArchAndroid places in just about every single ‘Best of 2010′ music list. Her success may be due to her unclassifiable space funk music, or her stage presence, or her concept of the Android in the Cybertronic Purgatory, or the genuine groundswell of support around her throughout the past two years; either way we’re glad to see her with the critical acclaim she deserves:

“a heavenly, spectacular debut” - ABC News (#1 Album)

“Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid proves she’s the whole package.” -Popmatters (#1 Album)

“No other album this year seems so alive with possibility. Monáe is young and fearless enough to try anything, gifted enough to pull almost all of it off, and large-hearted enough to make it feel like a communal experience: Us rather than Me. She may yet surpass it – let’s hope so – but for now, this is one hell of a show.”- Guardian UK (#1 Album)

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Janelle Monáe: “Tightrope (Mr Niceguy Remix)” + MP3

It should be obvious by now that we love everything about Janelle Monáe, and we’ve heard “Tightrope” nicely reworked before. But this “Tightrope” remix by Mr Niceguy (via Culture of Me) is nothing like the others.

Janelle Monáe – “Tightrope (Mr Niceguy Remix)” [MP3]
 

Photos: Giant Step Presents Janelle Monáe at Highline

Photos by Jaecyne Howell (MoonRisingNYC.com).

Janelle Monáe truly gave us an epic show on Tuesday night, supported by DJ Moni. Those of you who stood patiently in line got into the venue with plenty of time to get your groove on and revel in Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid Spectacular Emotion Picture experience. If you didn’t make it, maybe you can catch Janelle on tour with Erykah Badu. It’s a show not to be missed. But no matter who you are, cop the new album as soon as possible.

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Janelle Monáe Releases The ArchAndroid & Giant Step Presents A Special Performance at Highline Ballroom

The long-anticipated album from Janelle Monáe will be released tomorrow: The ArchAndroid. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen it yet, check out the video for “Tightrope” here.

These photos were taken at last week’s SVEDKA Miami release party for The ArchAndroid, hosted by Janelle Monáe. And tomorrow night, to celebrate her new release, Ms. Monáe will give a very special performance at Highline Ballroom (NYC) with DJ Moni. It will be a magical evening in Metropolis, so we hope you can make it. If you didn’t RSVP in time, try your luck in the contest for free tickets — quick.

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