Sunset Soiree Photos from WMC 2010 in Miami

A collection of photos from our three Sunset Soiree events at Delano during Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach this year: A Night of Latin Flavor with Gilles Peterson, Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love, Alex Barck of Jazzanova, Nickodemus and Chico Mann on Friday; Estelle, Rye Rye and more, Poolside on Saturday; and Gilles Peterson with Questlove at The Florida Room on Saturday. The three events were co-presented by Levi’s and Windows 7.

14th Annual Sunset Soiree at WMC – Miami Beach

Thousands of people from around the world will flock to Miami Beach for the annual Winter Music Conference, and we are some of those people. Celebrating our 14th year at the conference, we, along with help from our friends at Levi’s and Windows 7, bring our annual Sunset Soiree to the Delano for exclusive performances both poolside and in The Florida Room. Revelers can expect a line up that includes the likes of Gilles Peterson, Questlove, Estelle, Alex Barck and many more. As always entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.

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Robin Thicke’s Sex Therapy Out Now

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Get a session of Sex Therapy with Robin Thicke; the new album is out today. It includes singles “Sex Therapy” and “Meiple” featuring Jay Z, plus guest spots from Kid Cudi, Estelle, Snoop & Nicki Minaj.

Robin Thicke – Sex Therapy
 

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The Resident 46: The Roots Picnic, Summer Jam ’09, LL Cool J, Estelle

estelle08_cd-736899By Mawuse Ziegbe

Puberty would not have been the same without LL Cool J. Honestly who was hotter than shirtless, lip-lickin’ LL in 1995? Coolio? Tag Team? Exactly. And yet when Estelle and LL Cool J took over Terminal 5 for the Grammy and T-Mobile tour I was not prepared for how totally phat it would be. Estelle was aiight – she was two-steppin’ and bitching about her ex-boyfriend – entertaining but all things I could see any sloshed slag do on a Saturday night. LL weaved through his 20-year-plus repertoire flexing to hits like “Doin’ It,” “Rock The Bells,” “Phenomenon,” “I Need Love,” “Headsprung,” and “Radio” with the energy and abs of a delusional MySpace MC. I spent much of the time jonesing for FUBU, Dunkaroos and general nineties awesomeness. So, mad props to LL and the booty-quaking potency of his def beats.

The Roots don’t score as many mainstream snaps as LL but they continue to prove their legendary status with events like the 2nd annual Roots Picnic. Following a typically grizzly Chinatown bus ride to the illadelph, I caught Antibalas’ fairly uninspired set. Philly’s own Santigold often relies on her fussy downtown b-girl look and heart attack-serious dancers to carry a performance. But she actually smiled and flicked her hair a bit more than usual through songs like “Find A Way,” “Unstoppable,” and “Say Aha.” Throngs of mall-accessorized girls thrashed along to “Creator” and Spank Rock made [Read more...]