Introducing Katy B + “On A Mission” MP3

Do you know Katy B? You should. The 21 year old is tearing up the charts in the UK with her debut album, On A Mission, snatching the #2 spot (just behind Adele). Katy comments on her album, “it’s me; just as a young woman, partying, relationships… the album’s definitely where I’m coming from.” The genre bending artist traverses gritty underground production, dubstep, pop hooks, and soul sophistication all in one fell swoop. Released this past April in the UK, On A Mission will officially hit the US on September 13th. Download the title track below for free and view the video after the jump!

If you were amongst the lucky ones, you caught her intimate live performance at Le Bain at The Standard last night. Giant Step was proud to co-present Katy B’s U.S. debut as part of the continuing Steve Madden Music series. It was a gorgeous evening with some lovely folks. You can find coverage of the event at Brooklyn Vegan, Village Voice and Prefix Mag.

(photo credit: Chris La Putt / Brooklyn Vegan)

Katy B – “On A Mission” [MP3]
 

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New Release: 3:33 – ‘The First Thousand Days’ + Free Album Download

 

In preparation for their November album, Live From The Grove, 3:33 has released a special project entitled The First Thousand Days, which is dope enough to really just be its own full length project.

Described as intensely experiential, 3:33 aims to take the listener on an exploration of existence itself with this project. You might compare it to the soundtrack to your favorite RPG, riddled with the cinematic landscape of mystery and haunting secret worlds. “On this journey, you will encounter, hooded figures, invisible trap doors opening and snapping shut. You will find yourself in the midst of a drum circle and watch your inner being twisting, bending in half, head banging, folding into itself and finally blossoming with relief.” It’s not a game. While the digital release is free, the group has also made a limited edition run of 100 cassette tapes they’re selling on Bandcamp.

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New Track: Van Hunt – “June” + MP3

 

Last time we caught up with Van Hunt was during an interview in August of 2009 while he was still working on the record he’s now about to release. Close to two years later, the ever-funky soul maestro is ready to share a new track called “June” (free for download below). But this is just the beginning; Van plans to sprinkle some free download goodness on us every month leading up to the release of his new album, What Were You Hoping For? (out September 27th). Among the freebies will be the album’s first single, “Eyes Like Pearls,” which is slated to hit radio this summer. Sir Hunt has also relaunched his official website, www.vanhunt.com – it’ll be another place you can download and find out more on the awesomeness ahead.

Van Hunt – “June”
 

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DJ Brainchild & Dego Release It’s All Over The Place Mixtape + Dego’s Solo Debut Album Out June 20th

 

Brooklyn based music aficionado and our pal DJ Brainchild was commissioned by the highly revered sound magician Dego (2000Black, 4Hero, Silhouette Brown) to create a mixtape chronicling his works, old and new alike. Brainchild took care to perfect a delicate balance between well known tracks, lesser known “overlooked” tracks, and hidden gems many probably didn’t know existed. His favorite from the mix include: 4Hero’s “Hold It Down,” Da One Away’s “Trash Da Junk,” Dego’s “What ever” and 2000 Black’s “If You Got 3 Wishes” and “Got Me Puzzled.”

more on debut + free mixtape download after the jump

Soundtrack for Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides In Stores Today – Music by Hans Zimmer ft. Rodrigo y Gabriela w/ Remixes by Photek, Adam Freeland & more + Free MP3


Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer‘s soundtrack to Walt Disney’s Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is out in stores everywhere today. The composer for the three previous “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, once again captains the musical ship, in collaboration with acclaimed guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela with featured performances by legendary trumpet-player Arturo Sandoval. The soundtrack album also showcases songs re-mixed by top DJs, including Adam Freeland, Photek, and Static Revenger.

Make sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a free copy of the album, and don’t miss opening night for the movie in theaters everywhere on May 20th.

Hans Zimmer “Angelica” (Grant Us Peace Remix) – Remixed by Ki-Theory [MP3]
 

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