Justice Releases ‘Audio, Video, Disco’ + Video Interview & Full Album Stream


Today Justice released their most recent project entitled Audio, Video, Disco. Perhaps you remember the catchy title track video from September. And now there’s plenty more where that came from, so naturally, we’re psyched.

Above, catch their video interview with Rolling Stone as the Parisian duo describes their music making process.

Also compliments of Rolling Stone is a full album stream! Enjoy, folks.

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Andre Torres of Wax Poetics Interviewed on KCRW


Elvis Mitchell of KCRW speaks with Andre Torres, Founder and Editor In Chief at Wax Poetics. Listen to the the 28-minute interview to dig into Andre’s vision for birthing Wax Poetics, his view on hip hop and journalism, his approach to his work, as well as his journey to where he is today.

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Hindi Zahra Shares “Fascination” + Acoustic Video & Interview Magazine Feature


Hindi Zahra – “Beautiful Tango” (unplugged) from Wedge Mgmt on Vimeo.

Not long ago we introduced you to Hindi Zahra, a truly charming Parisian vocalist mixing jazz, blues, and folk. Today, we’re excited to share a few goodies from one of our favorite newer acts.

Yesterday Hindi Zahra premiered her newest single, “Fascination,” on Filter with a free download. The song is warm, folky, and perfect for an afternoon hum on our ranch (assuming we had a ranch). Find it below!

Interview Magazine has dropped an insightful feature on Hindi, covering everything from her role models and her view on some flattering comparisons (Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith) to the influence of film on her music.

The feature also touches on Zahra’s songwriting process, which is particularly intriguing. Ignoring pressures of peers to record, she took her time to start an album when she was “ready” – that time ended up being at age 28. Now 32, the graceful artist exhibits a peaceful patience in her approach to her music:

When I write, I write step-by-step. I just write a few words, and then I come back to the words. I have a lot of songs that have just four words. It starts like this, and I came back one or two years after. I work on it when I have a feeling to do it. I never force myself to do something. I think that I have to respect the inspiration. I just understood that you have to leave things, feel things, travel, meet people, get alone—and after, the music and lyrics come.

And if you haven’t already taken a peek, above you’ll find a video from an enchanting acoustic performance of “Beautiful Tango,” the song we shared with you earlier this month.

Look out for the digital release of Handmade on September 26th. Also be sure to check for Hindi on tour beginning September 30th.

Hindi Zahra – “Fascination” [MP3]

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Video: Shabazz Palaces on Noisey


Having released their debut album, Black Up, last month, Shabazz Palaces is well on their on their way to creating a new space for their quirky sounds. Noisey.com has chosen to feature the duo for one of their awesome multi-part videos. Watch a candid interview as well as live footage from a performance at Neumo’s in Seattle.

In case you aren’t familiar with the duo already, definitely take a listen and see how Butterfly of Digable Planets has totally flipped his persona for this project.

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New Release: Joss Stone – LP1 + Free MP3 & Videos


Joss Stone‘s first album on her own label, Stone’d Records, is out today! Aptly titlted, LP1 shows Joss taking total creative control; a fresh piano-driven rock sound blends the innate emotive soulfulness of Stone’s vocals with the raw bareness of traditional blues.

The Grammy award-winning singer co-wrote and co-produced the album with super-producer Dave Stewart – not bad at all for the inaugural album on your own label. Congrats to Joss!

In case you missed it, be sure to watch the album video teaser that we posted back in June!

Also, peep Joss’ cute interview about living in a van in the forest on The Late Late Show as well as a live performance on Jay Leno after the jump.

Joss Stone – “Somehow” [MP3]

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Watch an interview and a live performance with Joss after the jump