New Music To Look Forward To in 2011

While we plan to keep our ears open for the exciting new projects of 2011, there’s some acts we’ve already declared winners. Here’s a short list gathered from various staff members:

+ Anything Janelle Monáe related
+ the sophomore album from Adele, 21, including “Rolling in the Deep” and studio footage
+ Plan B US debut of live show and The Defamation of Strickland Banks
+ New Nneka
+ Jessie J - Who You Are and everything she does on YouTube
Nikki & Rich to finally release Everything
+ Estelle to release All of Me
Jean GraeCake or Death from Blacksmith Records
Jack Splash – to show us the Future Of The Funk
Wilder Zoby‘s solo EP (snippet)
Little Shalimar album
Melanie FionaThe MF Life
+ more Kinky Notti videos like this, plus a full-length album
Cubik Zirconia album
+ whatever Georgia Anne Muldrow does with Some Otha Ship Connect
Alice Russell & Quantic on Tru-Thoughts
+ wild new dance moves from Rye Rye and her album Go! Pop! Bang!
The Avalanches’ 2nd album (plus all the promo mixtapes they’re going to (re)release)
Induce full-length & remixes
Ellie Goulding to finally release Lights and more remixes
+ the solo return of Marsha Ambrosious, Late Nights & Early Mornings
+ the self-titled debut of Hope
Jamiroquai to return to the US, possibly by helicopter
Laura Izibor
+ more solo work from Q-Tip and definitely more on the film
+ the next installment from Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
+ Lykki Li
+ Talib Kweli
+ Lupe Fiasco obviously
+ for Shawn Lee to open the gates to his World of Funk
+ another heater from Eric Roberson as a follow-up his Grammy-nomination
+ for Mocean Worker to keep us in motion with his next album
+ the debut LP from Dego, the acclaimed Silhouette Brown producer
+ for Ancient Astronauts to embark on a journey Into Bass and Time
+ more from Coco / I Blame Coco with The Constant
+ new album from Toro y Moi
+ and Crookers new album

The Wonderful Sound of Induce: “Her & I” + MP3

The Miami DJ, Induce, unleashes his previously hidden vocal skills on his new single, “Her & I”.  Induce has been known for his left field hip hop and instrumental music, so the single, which is first off his album, Halfway Between Me & You, is a move in a different direction.  The single, like much of the album, is punchy and soulful, with a carefree dance tune and passionate vocals.  On the album, Induce is joined by Manuvers, Mr. Familiar, and Jack Splash.

Induce‘s upcoming album, Halfway Between You and Me is due out April 2011.

The Wonderful Sound Of Induce! – “Her & I (Album Version)” by Induce

Catching Up with GPWW: Two Shows

We’re fast-forwarding the Gilles Peterson World Wide radio show to catch up, which means you get 2 shows at once today. That equals 4 full hours of high-quality GPWW.

In May 5th’s show, Gilles features 40 magical tracks, including some of his clear favorites like Gil Scott Heron, José James, Quadron and SBTRKT along with new ones like Twilight Tone, Kyle Hall, and Ezel.

GPWW 4/5 Part 1
 

GPWW 4/5 Part 2
 

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Moving swiftly along to May 12th’s show, Gilles starts with a new track by Cee-Lo called “I Want You,” written by Jack Splash. Then he gets into some Betty Davis, Fatima featuring Dam-Funk, Sofrito, Nas & Damien Marley, and new music by Paul White, Addison Grove, and Karizma. (And listen for the Giant Step shoutout – swoon!)

GPWW 4/12 Part 1
 

GPWW 4/12 Part 2
 

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Jack Splash is King of the Beats

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Jack Splash, DJ Skee and the TSS crew present the next installment of the royal mixtape series: King of the Beats. Catch up and download the first one, Heir to the Throne, here.

Jack Splash – “King of the Beats”
 

King of the Beats – Download Zip File (Mediafire)

Jack Splash featuring Cee-Lo – “.38 Special”

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“.38 Special” is the new track by Jack Splash featuring Cee-Lo, from the upcoming mixtape King of the Beats to be released next Wednesday, 1/13. If this single and the Jack Splash mixtape, Heir to the Throne, are any indication of what to expect from King of the Beats, we’re in for a treat. These mixtapes are all leading up to the release of a full album in 2010, Love and Technology Might Save Us All.

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Jack Splash ft. Cee Lo – .38 Special [download]