Directed by Baff Akoto the official video for "Be" from Rhian Benson featuring Jonas, premieres today. "Be" is the second single from Rhian Benson's new release Hands Clean (Icarus Music) and showcases more of the British/Ghanian's ethereal vocals and a deeply personal message of self acceptance. Danish producer Jonas Rendbo's touch can be heard in this song, and throughout the new release along with his creative partner Daniel Fridell creating stark yet soulful electronic grooves for Benson's vocals to drape over. Make sure you pick up your copy of the album if you haven't yet, and enjoy this latest one from her.
Check out this video of Les Nubians discussing their latest album Nü Revolution, captured behind the scenes during their last show at The Shrine in Chicago by Cam B and Jamaar J for Okayplayer. The sisters also talk about growing up culturally diverse, the power of dance and what it means to be part of a new global generation.
The weekend of June 24th is quickly turning into the ultimate Giant Step takeover. What with the Thievery Corporation show on Friday and our annual SummerStage party Saturday, your out of town friends are already burning up with summer envy. And just to make things more exciting, joining Thievery Corporation on Friday, June 24th, along with Raphael Saadiq, will be Dâm-Funk & Master Blazter at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Now tell me why you don't have your advance ticket yet?
Please enjoy these photos from this past Tuesday's launch party for Hammock House: Africa Caribe featuring Joaquin "Joe" Claussell and Rich Medina. The party, the people, the venue, the vibe and the music set a high standard for what's sure to be one amazing summer here in New York City. If you didn't pick up a copy of the stunning two-disc album at the party, be sure you grab it this coming Tuesday, May 17th.
Thievery Corporation just announced they will be performing live with special guests at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday, June 24th. Gearing up for the release of their 6th studio album, Culture of Fear (out in June on ESL Music), Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are revved up and ready to throw down at the perfect outdoor, summer venue.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 6th at Noon. You can purchase yours online via Ticketmaster, or you can pick it up in person at the Best Buy Theater Box Office (44th St. & Broadway) in Manhattan or at Sound Fix Records (Berry & N. 11th Sts.) in Williamsburg.