Video: Nickodemus – “Moon People” (Album Trailer)

 

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Nickodemus blasts off to outer space in his new video for Moon People, his new album that just released this week! This joint is flavor all the way through.

The album has got a stellar lineup of guests, too, including Afrika Bambaataa, The Spy from Cairo, Jean Shepherd (Navegante), The Real Live Show, Kathrin deBoer (Belleruche), Kissey Asplund, Jose Marquez, Amon, and La Troba Kung Fu.

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New Track: Kissey – “Cry” + MP3

 

Oh how we love Kissey (formerly Kissey Asplund). She recently dropped an electro-soul track with her special space-fairy dust. Parts remind us of Sonnymoon and Quadron as she crescendos into a chill evoking echo reminiscent of Radiohead. Still all Kissey, though. We are so excited for more! More, please, more!

Cry by Kissey

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Kissey Asplund “Forget” & “Sexocology” Previews

 

About a week ago, the Stockholm originating beauty Kissey Asplund released previews for a couple of her newest tracks and we couldn’t be happier with what we’re hearing. “Forget” is a slower song, sounding like an 80′s inspired rock-ish pop track, whereas “Sexocology” picks up the pace and borrows from 70′s disco and funk.

Forget (snippet) by Kissey

Sexocology (snippet) by Kissey

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Record Breakin’ Music: Five Year Anniversary Mix + MP3

In celebration of their 5 year label Anniversary, our friends at Record Breakin had DJ lil’ dave mix some tunes from the catalog as well some future gems that will be coming out on the label. The tracklist includes artists like Joy Jones, Spinnerty, Kissey Asplund, Anthony Valadez, Coultrain, Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts, DJ Stylus and many more. If you like what you hear, support the upcoming album: Record Breakin’ Music 5 Year Anniversary. The compilation will be available on February 7th, here and at other fine retail outlets in physical CD or digital format.

Record Breakin’ Music 5 Year Anniversary Mix by DJ lil’ dave by Recordbreakin

Exclusive Interview & EP Premiere: Rehes Gets Down With Drummer/Producer Daru Jones

Just on the heels of countless showcases at SXSW (he was the drummer for everybody and their mama), Brooklyn-based drummer and producer Daru Jones was recently out in San Francisco for a Camp Lo and Digable Planets show. In addition to breaking several drumsticks and eating up all the fish tacos the Bay had to offer, Daru sat down with me on a stoop in the Mission District to talk a bit about keepin it hip-hop and church all at the same time.

Following the video, treat yourself to an exclusive Giant Step premiere: a free download of Daru’s promo EP entitled “So Good” featuring Swedish soul singer Kissey Asplund. The project is part of a monthly series Daru is doing to get the word out about what he calls “RUSIC” music (think soul-hop).

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Daru Jones feat. Kissey Asplund “So Good” PD EP (download)

“My mission was to challenge myself by releasing one RUSIC project per month, to showcase indie artists in coordination with the RUSIC sound. Each project has a different theme in order to showcase my diversity, and convey a message, regardless of the form or genre.” — Daru Jones

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Seher Sikandar is a Bay Area-based photographer and writer who covers music, art, and lifestyle events. Check out her work at rehescreative.com.

We Bay We Boogie is a regular Giant Step column featuring artist interviews and profiles by Seher Sikandar.