We could not be prouder to present Hiatus Kaiyote's New York debut show on March 22 at the Slipper Room. The night promises to feature the finest neo-soul, hip-hop, and electronic beats along with flavors of Latin, Jazz, and opera.
Led by enigmatic songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm, Hiatus Kaiyote have been gaining popularity and support from renowned artists such as Questlove, Miguel, Erykah Badu. The Australian quartet was just picked as the Best Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards.
If you don't know about them already, get to know by streaming a track from their debut EP Tawk Tomahawk below.
Giant Step Presents Hiatus Kaiyote
Friday, March 22nd
167 Orchard St - 10002 New York, NY
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
Very excited to announce Detroit singer Britney Stoney as our November Next Step winner! Having learned guitar just two years ago, Britney has made quite the impression on her local circuit playing at coffee shops, clubs, and open miss. Citing Tracy Chapman, Dionne Farris, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill as influences, ger sound is primarily soul with alternative, folk, and pop leanings - you may even hear a tinge of reggae or country at times.
Above, we've got an awesome live performance video where Britney starts out with an Amy Winehouse cover of "Valerie." After, she moves into an original piece where she shows welcome hints of Adele in her style. Below, hear another one of Britney's tracks called "Three." Heaps of potential with this young lady!
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Up and coming Israel based Ethiopian vocalist Ester Rada recently released a new track called "Life Happens." The opening verse of the song definitely hints at some Erykah Badu vibes, which then quickly unfolds and lifts off into an upbeat tune somewhat reminiscent of VV Brown. Loving the Eastern string intstrumentation up in the mix as well!