NYC: Brasil Summerfest – July 21-28

 

Brasil Summerfest will be presenting its second year after a smashing debut last summer. July 21-28 will serve as a platform for some of Brazil’s most moving talent, spanning the breadth of the country’s gorgeous musical landscape.

Truly, be prepared for a healthy range that will traverse “traditional styles of samba, forro, bossanova, MPB as well as new emerging ones such as manguebeat, hip hop, indie rock, baile-funk, among others.” Yep!

Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto and two fast rising hip-hop artists, Criolo and Flávio Renegado, will together kick off the festival. And Os Mutantes will be closing everything out!

The festival will take place across several popular NYC venues, including Central Park Summerstage, City Winery, MoMA, Joe’s Pub, Nublu, Drom, SOBs, Dekalb Market, and The Standard East Village.

Stay tuned to the Brasil Summerfest website for more details!

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Miguel Migs Releases ‘Outside The Skyline’ + MP3

 

One of San Francisco’s finest, Miguel Migs, released his Outside The Skyline album today. The inventive musician blends house music sensibilities with jazz, reggae, and soul to create sounds that resonate broadly from track to track.

He commissioned all kinds of awesome help to shower an array of color on this album. Guest appearances include Capleton, Half-Pint, Meshell Ndegeocello, Georg Levin, Bebel Gilberto, Lisa Shaw, and Aya, to name some.

Make sure to grab the free download for the original version of “Everybody” below. Also take a listen to the Nav Izadi and Kid Who remixes we posted earlier.

Enter our contest for your chance to win the CD.

Miguel Migs – “Everybody” ft. Evelyn “Champagne” King [MP3]
 

Tour Dates
Friday, September 23rd – U Hall – Washington DC
Saturday, September 24th – Le Poisson Rouge – New York City
Friday, October 7th – Neumos – Seattle
Friday, October 21st – The Mid – Chicago
Saturday, October 22nd – Vagabond – Miami
Friday, October 28th – Yalta – Sofia, Bulgaria
Saturday, October 29th – The Egg – London

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New Track: Miguel Migs – “Everybody” (Nav Izadi Remix)

 

Soulful house DJ/producer Miguel Migs is sharing a free download with us: a Nav Izadi remix for “Everybody,” which also features Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King. The track is groovy, breezy, and just the right tempo for getting down at a summertime rooftop jam.

“Everybody” Pt. 1 is available July 19th worldwide featuring remixes from Soul Clap, Aki Bergen, Hardsoul, Miguel Migs and Nav Izadi.

The full length album, Outside the Skyline will be released September 20th and features guest appearances from Bebel Gilberto, Capleton, Freddie McGregor, Aya, Lisa Shaw, Half Pint and George Levin.

Miguel Migs – “Everybody” (Nav Izadi Remix) [MP3]
 

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‘Red Hot + Rio 2′ In Stores Today + MP3

RH Loft Party: Mia Doi Todd + José González from Red Hot on Vimeo.

Red Hot + Rio 2 is out today! This modern tribute to the late 60′s Brazilian Tropicália movement sheds new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever. Featuring an impressive 33 original collaborations between Brazilian legends and international indie artists alike, the album features: John Legend, Alice Smith, Aloe Blacc, Cults, Angelique Kidjo, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José González, Beirut, Tom Zé, Javelin, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Madlib, and others. Red Hot + Rio 2 is the Red Hot Organization’s most recent project aimed raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Mia Doi Todd + José González – “Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo” [MP3]
 

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Red Hot + Rio 2 Out June 28th + Listening Party in LA

 

We at Giant Step are so excited about this release. Red Hot + Rio 2 is a musical compilation aimed at raising money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Succeeding the original Bossa Nova inspired 1996 tribute, Red Hot + Rio, this release pays homage to the late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement and sheds “new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.”

Featuring over 33 original collaborations between legendary Brazilian musicians and other international talents, Red Hot + Rio 2 will leave you overwhelmingly content with its audible treats; this roster showcases many beloved musicians, including Madlib, Bebel Gilberto, Quadron, José Gonzalez, Alice Smith, Beck, Seu Jorge, and John Legend, amongst countless others.

more + listening party after the jump