Artist Spotlight: Verónica Ferreiro + Exclusive MP3

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Based in Madrid, Verónica Ferreiro is a dynamic young galician singer and composer. At age six, she received a cassette player from her parents and began recording her own melodies and lyrics. Coming from a family of musicians, this only came naturally.

In 2008, she began the journey to create her debut album, LAIO, which is set to release this September. In partnership with bassist, producer, and musical director Sergio Fernández, Verónica has created a project that beautifully weaves together jazz, soul, and folk. Blending Spanish and English effortlessly, she borrows sound from anywhere that inspires, “LAIO is roots, culture, heart, nostalgia, humans’ fear and fragility, hope and faith made into music of the purest kind.”

Today, we are pleased to bring you a very special exclusive release: Verónica’s first single from LAIO, “Riverside.”

Verónica Ferreiro – “Riverside” [MP3]


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New Release: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah – ‘Back For More’


Canadian soul vocalist Ayah has teamed up with DJ Jazzy Jeff to release yet another project, Back For More. They call it a mixtape, we say it listens like an album – it’s dope. Oh, and it’s free?! Yeah. Jazzy brings it with some new moods in his production, while Ayah reels you in with her infectious voice, costuming her instrument to do what she pleases. If you haven’t yet been treated to the talent that is Ayah, it’s about time you get to know what you’ve been missing. Stream and download for free below.

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New Track: Fitz and The Tantrums – “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” (Live)” + Free MP3


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Giant Step SummerStage artists Fitz and The Tantrums have a nice little treat for their fans. The anthemic “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” never fails to get a crowd hype and now, there’s a live version available for free download! Watch out for your neighbor, somebody’s about to have an impulse Wednesday boogie.

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New Release: Jesse Boykins III – ‘Way of a Wayfarer’ EP


Jesse Boykins III is finally here with the long awaited follow-up to his 2008 release, The Beauty Created. But don’t exhale all the way just yet. The Way of a Wayfarer EP is only a prelude for the upcoming and highly anticipated full-length album, Love Apparatus. If this EP is any indicator of what the upcoming album will be like, we are certainly in for a ride. The mood goes from dance to spaced-out electro to folky and back. The experimentation chops are being upped, ladies and gentlemen. Our favorite track? “Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)” featuring production from Gold Panda. Very curious to hear what’s next from this guy. Stream and download the EP for free below!

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Way Of A Wayfarer by Jesse Boykins III

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Gold Panda – “MPB” + MP3


Hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, Gold Panda has been stirring a steady buzz for the last couple years with his hard-hitting live shows and catchy, trancey hip-hop production. Per his admitted affinity for and study of Japanese culture, his tracks also often hold an air of Eastern instrumentation. His most recent single, “MPB,” premiered on The Fader about a week ago and showcases a fantastical blend of bright tropical sounds. Stream and download below! Look out for his US tour in October, too.

Gold Panda “MPB” by The FADER

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