Video: Melo-X – “Video Games” (Lana Del Rey Cover)

 

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The ever talented Melo-X can probably make music in his sleep. The most recent product of “playing around in the studio” is a cover of the popular “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey. Pretty fancy indeed.

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Video: Afta-1 – “HeyeLAND” ft. Nikko Gray

 

So, uh – guys. We’ve been super duper holding out on y’all. There’s this secret invite only party we’ve been going to for a few months in Jersey (yeah, Jersey) that is all kinds of amazing. Basically, a talented photographer/videographer by the name of Tone (that many New York heads may be familiar with) started a live music series at his loft featuring upcoming talent called Live At The Loft.

For those unable to snag an invite, we’re going to start sharing some of our favorite videos with you. You’ll definitely want to check out the Live At The Loft site for previous performances, which include Chico Mann, Muhsinah, Jesse Boykins III, Full Crate and Mar, Cubic Zirconia, Melo X, and Fresh Daily. Yep. Thank us later.

Without further ado, here’s one of our favorite recent performances featuring Los Angeles’ Afta-1. The gorgeous video perfectly captured the mellow mood and just dropped last night! This is taking us back and making us relive the sexiness in a whole new way. Very much awesome.

Live At The Loft on Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

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NERVE ft. Jojo Mayer with Sonnymoon in NYC, 5/16

We’re looking forward to the New York live debut of Sonnymoon, whose album was reviewed and posted here for free download. Joining them will be NERVE, the band formed to back up “drum wizard” Jojo Mayer.

$10 Advance | RSVP to rsvp@luckyandlamazing.com

MeLo-X remixed Sonnymoon’s single, check out the stream here:
“Houstatlantavegas” (Sonnymoon vs. Nite Jewel vs. Drake MeLo-X remix)
 

MeLo-X & Sonnymoon‘s “HTLV” Remix EP on iTunes

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Jesse Boykins III Interview + MP3 Download

jb3The Beauty Created: An Interview With Singer Jesse Boykins III
By Mawuse Ziegbe, Photo (c) J. Shotti

No one has more swoon-worthy finesse than Jesse Boykins III. With his breathy intonations, boyish hustle and collaborations with artists like Melo-X and Theophilus London; he’s making noise in a soul music scene aching for something classic and new. In an age where vocals course through vocoders and double-clicks rule the DJ booth, Boykin’s New School-bred production and arrangement skills are both novel and necessary. His second album The Beauty Created is awash in richly textured instrumentation and driven by Jesse’s lyrical adoration of a woman’s quirks. Giant Step spoke with the Miami native about ’90s boy bands, working out with Bilal and, of course, the fairer sex.
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