Mo Kolours – Free “Biddies” MP3

Mo Kolours has released this free track “Biddies” as a sampling of his upcoming EP, Drum Talking. A recently featured producer on the famous Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show, Mo Kolours has a growing reputation in the UK. This beguiling, otherworldly record sees him drawing heavily on the ‘sega’ music of his ancestral island homeland and uniting it with dub, soul and various electronic styles to create intriguing new combinations.

Biddies is a house-not-house bumper, driven by Mo Kolours’ crafty vocal manipulations, percussion and chants. This is a unique record announcing a very unusual talent. 

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Lanu – Exclusive Giant Step Mix “Shoe-gazing at the Stars” + MP3

Lanu aka Lance Ferguson, the guitarist/producer and creative force behind The Bamboos, has a new album for pre-release on iTunes this week. Her 12 Faces features “Roosevelt Blues” (free Soundcloud download below) and “Beautiful Trash” [YouTube] with the amazing Australian vocalist Megan Washington, who is winning awards and topping charts on the other side of the world.

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Lanu – Roosevelt Blues feat. Megan Washington by Tru Thoughts

Shoe-gazing at the Stars Mix [MP3]
Just for Giant Step, Lanu presents this 45 minute mix containing tracks that have influenced and inspired his music, plus a selection of Lanu re-edits, remixes and previously un-released/exclusive material! Enjoy.
 

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J Rocc – Some Cold Rock Stuf, “Stay Fresh” Video + “Play This Too” MP3

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J Rocc (of The Beat Junkies fame and Stones Throw family) is dropping hot mixes all over, which is nothing new, but now it’s all about his new album Some Cold Rock Stuf. Above is a great video for “Stay Fresh,” shot by Mayer Hawthorne on his iPhone and edited on the flight back to LA. (budget? what’s a budget?) Below, grab another track from the album for download, “Play This Too” and check out J Rocc’s special with Benji B on BBC’s Radio1.

And if you’re the kinda fan that loves rare merch, check here to get even more J Rocc goodies, including ‘mystery discs’ and posters of the artwork by Jeff Jank, the artist responsible for the indie hip-hop label’s distinctive look.

Buy Some Cold Rock Stuf on iTunes | Amazon | ST Store (Vinyl)

J Rocc – Play This Too by stonesthrow


Exploring Future Beats: J Rocc previews Some Cold Rock Stuf on BBC Radio 1 by stonesthrow

Jessie J’s New Release: Who You Are + “Nobody’s Perfect (Netsky Remix)”

Jessie J‘s album Who You Are was released on Universal Republic this week, and unsurprisingly it rose to the top of the charts. You may already know that we jumped on the Jessie wagon early and we’re proud; see The Boombox Series Part 1 – “Who You Are” and Part 2 – “Price Tag”. A few days after we shot The Boombox Series with Arcade 44, her video for “Do It Like A Dude” came out and she blew up. By popular demand, her release date was moved up to this week. Stomp stomp she arrived!

Who You Are on iTunes | Amazon

Check out the new video for the UK single “Nobody’s Perfect” and for something different, check out this Netsky remix of “Nobody’s Perfect” -

Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect [Netsky Full Remix] by PurplePR

Daft Punk – Enter to Win 10″ Translucent Vinyl

Here’s your chance to own some rare fancy vinyl from Daft Punk: songs from the ongoing saga of their  TRON : Legacy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack have been pressed to awesome, translucent vinyl, featuring “Derezzed,” “Tron Legacy” b/w “End of Line” & “Castor.” It’s one of the special exclusive releases set aside for Record Store Day 2011 (this Saturday, April 16th). So remember to visit your local participating record shop to buy a copy. Or if you’re feelin’ lucky, enter to win it from us.
If you haven’t already, check out the remix album R3C0NF1GUR3D.