The folks at Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) want to send you on a trip full of free gifts and culture. For the weekend of April 16th – 18th, you’ll be put up in the Doubletree Hilton with free tickets to local Philly events: Questlove with Keren Ann (4/17), the Rennie Harris Puremovement dance company (4/16) and free admission to the Free to Be exhibition at The African American Museum in Philadelphia (4/17), which looks at African American expatriate artists during early 20th Century Paris, including Paul Robeson, Marian Anderson, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Josephine Baker.
We’ve been spreading the word about Nostalgia 77‘s upcoming album The Sleepwalking Society with the single “Simmerdown” and contests for free CDs and vinyl 7″s. As the release date (March 22nd) gets closer, they’ve released another free track, “Cherry.”
Nostalgia 77 – “Cherry” [MP3]
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When the TRON: Legacy movie came out last year, we were beyond excited to be along for the ride, helping to launch the official soundtrack, created by the legendary, pioneering, larger-than-life electro duo Daft Punk. The soundtrack showed a new side of Daft Punk’s music: they gave us a powerful, all-encompassing film score, which was a big leap from their usual dancefloor-shaking tunes.
And now the news we all have been waiting for: the hotly anticipated remix album, TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D will be released by Walt Disney Records on April 5th, including interpretations of the Daft Punk score by artists including Glitch Mob, The Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Boys Noize, Kaskade, Photek, Pretty Lights and more.
On Friday March 11, Giant Step will host a private event: an exclusive first listen to the TRON: LEGACY R3C0NF1GUR3D album at the Rooftop Pool at Soho Beach House, Miami FL. There is no RSVP but if you’re feelin’ lucky, enter to win a pair of passes here.
The upcoming album from Nostalgia 77, Sleepwalking Society, is due out on Tru Thoughts on March 22nd. “Simmerdown” featuring vocalist Josa Peit is a great introduction to Sleepwalking Society, showcasing the contributions of Josa Peit’s sensual bluesy vocals. The video is simple footage with overlays of flares and light, creating an ethereal effect that matches the track perfectly. “Simmerdown” (available now digitally as well) is a vinyl 45 backed with “Skin & Bones,” a non-album track inspired by a Mary Lou Williams quote.
Sleepwalking Society by Nostalgia 77 will be out on March 22nd via Tru Thoughts.
The Caliventura EP, out on March 15th, consists of remixes by Cut Chemist, J-Boogie, Jeremy Sole, Daedelus and DJ Day, from Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro’s immensely acclaimed Tradition In Transition. The Caliventura EP also features an alternative, previously unreleased version of the album track “Albela,” and you can preview all these new tracks below. This essential 12” comes in a full color picture sleeve featuring a photograph taken in Colombia by the celebrated LA-based photographer B+ (Mochilla). Inside the sleeve, you’ll also find an exclusive download card with all vinyl tracks as MP3s, plus five bonus goodies.
Enter to Win a free 12″ of the The Caliventura EP.
Pre-order from FatBeats.com – Out March 15th via Tru Thoughts