Announcing: YOTEL New York Weekender Series Inaugural Edition, Sat, 6/25 – Sun, 6/26

YOTEL New York is the largest NYC hotel opening in 2011. And Giant Step is welcoming the revolutionary hotel brand stateside with the YOTEL New York Weekender Series, taking place the last weekend of each month through November.

The weekenders will be a unique party experience in three parts; beginning Saturday evening with a late-night, world-class DJ event, continuing for a Latin themed Sunday brunch and closing the weekend right with an early evening sunset soiree.

Part One of the inaugural weekender kicks off Saturday, June 25th, at 10pm, with music by DJ Louie Vega and special performances by Anané (Nulu Music) and Josh Milan, of Blaze fame.

The next day, return for Part Two, a Sunday prix fix brunch of unlimited Latin-Asian small plates and free flowing cocktails at Dohyo for $35 per guest. DJ Bobbito Garcia will provide added Latin flavor, in between exclusive live sets from the legendary Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers. The perfect Sunday continues into evening with Part Three; the massively popular Libation Party, hosted by Manchildblack and Afro Mosaic Soul, and featuring a special sunset DJ set by Ian Friday.

RSVP is a MUST for Parts One and Three, and reservations are strongly recommended for Part Two – the Sunday Brunch. For Sunday Brunch reservations, please call 646-449-7790.

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Video: The Park’s “Belle”


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You know The Park; They’re the rhythm section behind the awesome left-coast based group, Grillade. “Belle” is in fact a single from The Park’s June 28th slated debut album, The Process. The video is simple and moody like the track with a vintage-y mélange of overexposed-ish color bursts; It feels like it could be the soundtrack to an indie emo film about love in San Francisco. Shouts to Lefto for a job well done on this piece!

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Rhian Benson’s “Be” Ft. Jonas (Anthony On The Beat Remix) – Free Download via Centric TV

Our friends over at Centric are offering up a free download from Rhian Benson’sBe” featuring Jonas EP that drops next week. In addition to the posted Antony On The Beat Remix, it will also include remixes by Goldielocks, Sioux City Boys and Sona Vabos.

Grab the free download and add it to your playlist; also, don’t forget to check out the video for the single.

Be” is the second single from the the Welsh / Ghanaian singer’s recently released sophomore album Hands Clean.

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ADaD and Illmind’s “Wishful Thoughts” + MP3


Chicago emcee ADaD is steady on the move with Q-Tip and all-star production lineup including Madlib, Exile, and Waajeed on his team. Having already released an impressive stream of material, ADaD is currently working on an album with Exile. While you wait for those goodies, we suggest you take a listen to his latest release with Illmind, the audibly triumphant “Wishful Thoughts.” Stream and free MP3 download below!

ADaD X Illmind “Wishful Thoughts” by allnaturalinc

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New Artist: Mord Fustang


Estonian electronic producer/remixer Mord Fustang kinda rocks our world. Fresh to the scene, his first single dropped only a month and a half ago. Just last week, he released a totally radical remix of CeCe Peniston’s “Finally,” which you can preview below. And you neeeeed to take a listen to one of our favorite tracks, “Lick the Rainbow,” also below. It sounds like a tropical forest house party on a spaceship with occasional alien attacks.

Finally (Mord Fustang Remix) *PREVIEW* by Mord Fustang

Mord Fustang – Lick The Rainbow by Mord Fustang

Purchase “Lick the Rainbow” on Beatport

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