New Track: Oke – “#TheFever” + Exclusive Download


Spanish neo-soul artist Oke kind of reminds us of a dude version of Vivian Green mixed in with a little Robin Thicke. Or butter. Either way, his most recent single is winter boo playlist material for sure.

A big fan of Giant Step, Oke has offered us the opportunity to share “#TheFever” as an exclusive free download for our community. Loving his blend of early 2000′s underground soul with after dark radio slow jams.

Expect new music from our new boo in February 2012. Now excuse us while we obsessively body roll.

Oke – “#TheFever” [MP3]

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New Track: Gonjasufi – “EATFISH” ft. Blu + MP3


How can one not love the eerie hazy radness that is Gonjasufi? Just listen to his new tune with Blu set upon a track that sounds like theme music to a tricked out Eastern prayer. And now, obviously, you’re looking forward to The Ninth Inning free EP that comes out on October 24th like we are. Yeah, duh. You’re welcome.

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Video: The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble – “Pretend” + Tour


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Germany’s Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble will be releasing their debut album, Mr. Machine, next week as they also embark on a supporting North American tour. Today, the band premieres their gorgeously shot food fight video called “Pretend,” which is a reinterpretation an Emika song. The lovely guys are also throwing in a free download of the track that you can find below.

Be prepared to get blown away on next week’s release, which features a full 10-piece ensemble “fusing minimal techno with classical instrumentation.” Instruments include: violin, cello, harp, piano, trombone, tuba, timpani, marimba, vibraphone, drum set, various percussion and a Moog synthesizer. Amazing.

The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble – “Pretend” [MP3]

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The Stuyvesants – ‘The Finer Things’ LP


Brooklyn’s own, The Stuyvesants, are back with their second album! Called The Finer Things, the album consists of parts one and two, each with twenty tracks to groove to – the homies are on fire!

The mood is often cinematic and like its predecessor, Brooklyn’s Finest, it makes for perfect background music to pretty much any occasion. Us? We’re picturing ourselves inside a old school romance film on an epic car ride at dusk.

As always, the project is for the people and for free! Stream and download below – find the Volume 2 stream after the jump.

And for those of you that fancy The Stuyvesants’ apparel designs like we do, they have their OG designs along with a couple new ones available at their shop, including sweatshirts for the fall!

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 1 [Download]

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 2 [Download]

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Occam to Release ‘My Rorschach’ + Exclusive Free MP3


Hungarian electro-jazz musician Occam will be releasing his debut album, My Rorschach, on October 10th and it’s seriously not something you should sleep on. Known for his work as Tibor Lazar in the popular eastern European band Zagar, he adopts a new persona as Occam to create music that is absolutely refreshing. We caught up with Occam for a quick interview where he shared some thoughts:

“Occam is my doppelgänger. He differs from me – as Tibor Lazar – in his audacity touching new instruments: he doesn’t want to spend ages to finally make an instrument sound good but rather prefers to make a record with them just as they are. He doesn’t care to orchestrate a song in a classic way, rather he chooses a way where no one has walked. I could say Occam is a rebellion against myself, a rebellion against socialization, conventions, against our overridden age. I can be my own therapist this way.

The most important inspiration is beauty, but not the cheesy beauty. Beauty can be sad, it can be old, worn out. A wrinkled face can be beautiful as well. In Eastern Europe a happy end is a very rare thing. Our past is everything. That is why people learn here to appreciate the little joyful moments that life brings and to set their eyes on the hidden beauties. Hungary is a very special place if you look at things through these glasses: anything can be inspiring if you manage to tune-up yourself to the surroundings, if you gave time and chance to these to take their effect on you.”

The man is eloquent. And so is his music. Grab our exclusive free download of the brilliantly smooth downtempo track, “Passage.” It’ll only be available for a month!

After the jump, also take a look at a great video collage for “White Flag.”

Occam – “Passage” [MP3]

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Video for “White Flag” after the jump