NYC: Red Bull Music Academy Events – May 2-31

 

All month long, the Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting events in New York City to celebrate their 2013 cohort in our beloved city. Folks can find a full listing on the RBMA website.

We’ve handpicked a selection of events for you, including a 3 hour DJ set with Louie Vega and Kenny Dope on May 3 and Flying Lotus shows on May 5 and May 6. Dig in to more details below.

Giant Step Recommended RBMA Events
5/3: Masters At Work [event details]
5/5 & 5/6: Flying Lotus [event details]
5/9: Culture Clash [event details]
5/23: United States of Bass [event details]
5/30: Pass The Gates: NYC In Dub [event details]

New Track: Seravince – “U Love” ft. Renee Neufville

 

Keyboardist and composer Seravince will be soon releasing his new album Hear To See (ain’t that the truth). In the intermix, cozy up to the album’s first single “U Love” with the much loved Renee Neufville of Zhane and kick booty drummer Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, Jose James).

The swaying soul track dances around your eardrums with a fluent carefreeness.

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Rest In Peace, Austin Peralta

 


Photo by Seher Sikandar

Jazz pianist and Flying Lotus collaborator Austin Peralta has passed at the all too young age of twenty two. Flying Lotus announced the untimely death on his Twitter page this morning. Just last summer, we got to watch Austin rip with the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble at the Harlem Stage and snap the above photo backstage.

Thankful for the refreshing talent’s contribution to music thus far and wish we could have seen what his promising future held.

In the below clip, Austin performs live in Tokyo. Read more on the LA Times website.

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Video: Tupac Hologram Live + More Videos from Coachella

 

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The first weekend of Coachella 2012 has hit its conclusion and man, what a bar it has set. Above, catch a crazy video of a Tupac hologram performing “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party” on a mind-blowing onstage collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Live performance effects just got that much more serious, y’all.

Below is the video from an incredible performance by SBTRKT, which follows with our other favorite Coachella 2012 performances so far after the jump – Tune-Yards, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys.

Other performers this weekend included A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Azealia Banks, Beats Antique, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Feist, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flying Lotus, Gary Clark Jr., Justice, Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar, M83, Metronomy, Nero, Radiohead, Santigold, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, The Shins, The Weekend, Thundercat, and Wallpaper, to name just a little handful.

 

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More Coachella 2012 videos after the jump