VV Brown’s Yellow Cab Sessions + N. American Tour

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Now that she’s making it in the US, VV Brown took the Black Cab Sessions idea and brought it to New York, hence the Yellow Cab Sessions. Enjoy, and find her remaining US tour dates with Little Dragon after the jump.  [Read more...]

Early Listening from NPR: The Gorillaz and Broken Bells

brokenbellsThe Exclusive First Listen feature on NPR has a very funky selection of full album streams available today, including The Gorillaz‘s new album Plastic Beach and the Broken Bells self-titled debut. Broken Bells is collaboration between Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins. NPR calls their debut album “a smart pop record full of melody and invention.”

Listen to Broken Bells in its entirety on NPR here

Pre-order on iTunes – Album to be released March 9th

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Plastic Beach
is packed with big names ranging from Snoop Dogg and Mos Def to Bobby Womack and Lou Reed, to our Swedish little favorite, Little Dragon. NPR calls Plastic Beach “a genre-bending collection of glitchy club beats and hip-hop grooves, augmented by brass, glitzy synthesizers and Asian- and Arabic-tinged orchestral harmonies.”

Listen to Plastic Beach in its entirety on NPR here

Pre-order on iTunes – Album to be released March 9th

Bonus: check out the amazingly badass new Gorillaz video, “Stylo” on youtube:

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Gorillaz featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack

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The first track from the new Gorillaz album has been released, and it features an incredible combination of Mos Def and Bobby Womack. The track, “Stylo” comes from the Gorillaz’ upcoming album Plastic Beach. Other artists featured on the new alblum include De La Soul, Little Dragon, Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more. Plastic Beach will be released on Parlophone on March 8th.

Gorillaz featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack – “Stylo” from Plastic Beach (mp3)
 

“Never, Never” Video by Little Dragon

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New video from Little Dragon by Ulla Tomtom. “Never, Never” is from Little Dragon’s sophomore release, Machine Dreams, an album which is very likely to show up multiple times in our (kinda late) 2009 Staff Picks.

 

SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series – Podcast #2

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Giant Step is pleased to bring you the second podcast in the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series. The podcasts are hosted by acclaimed London-based DJ, Benji B, of Deviation. Each episode will feature a variety of artists and emerging acts from around the globe, crossing genres from soul and hip hop, to electronica and dubstep, to rock and much more. The best in future sounds, the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series presents just-released and unreleased music.

In this podcast, Benji B highlights the music of Little Dragon (Sweden), Electric Wire Hustle (New Zealand), Alix Perez (U.K), DJ Mitsu The Beats (Japan), Yaw (Chicago), Bei Bei (California), Martyn (Holland), and Cubic Zirconia (New York).

After the jump, please verify that you are over 21 years of age and download or stream SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Podcast #2.

Enjoy the sounds of 2033 and check back next month for the third installment.

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