The Paris based international trio known as Gotan Project is gearing up to release their third album next week, entitled Tango 3.0. This infectious mix of tango, breakbeats and minimalist electronica that has been the trademark of their last two albums is further realized and celebrated in this new release sweeping you into a sexy tangle of melody and rhythm. Come celebrate this new project and the arrival of spring at the exclusive listening party at the Thompson LES Pool, on Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm. Entrance is free with RSVP.
We were very lucky to have Erykah Badu celebrating the release of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh in LA and NY this past week. Giant Step co-founder Jonathan Rudnick was on hand to experience Erykah’s record release show in LA. Here’s what he thought:
"Naked or (preferably not !) when Badu rolls into town you know you're in for something extra special and that's exactly what we all got at LA's El Rey Tuesday night at the album release party event. Badu's on fire and for all the right reasons, and don't get me wrong the all abuzz vid for instant classic "Window Seat" is a must see, but clearly her Badu-ness live is the way ! A 2 hour journey with full 11 piece live band and Badu with her own 'toys' tearing through the hits, plus treats like Sun Ra's 'Nuclear War', and tunes from 'right side of the brain' steeped New Amerykah Part Two and it felt like a right on baptism!
A Part Two Badu, soul searching and in love, yet still clearly socially active and defiant, came across as part cheeky little girl, feisty teenager, empowering Queen rolled into one mesmerizing 21st century Goddess - All hail Badu - now get some clothes on girl !"
Quadron's self-titled debut is now available for purchase on iTunes, and Spinner/AOL is hosting a listening party for you to preview the Danish duo's full album. Stream it here. Earlier we posted the video for "Pressure" with a mp3 download: grab it here. After the jump, watch the unofficial video for "Slippin."
You've been waiting for this album for 10 years, and now we are pleased to invite you to hear it in person, before it's out in stores, only at the SkyBar at Mondrian, in West Hollywood, CA. RSVP now for you and one guest.
Soldier of Love hits stores on February 9th.