Janelle Monae Reveals ‘Electric Lady’ Artwork & Tracklisting

 

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Janelle Monae has revealed more details on her upcoming Electric Lady album! Also a double-disc like her debut album, The ArchAndroid, we anticipate this to be a fantastical cinematic saga just the same. New this time around are several high-profile features, including appearances by Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange, Miguel, and Esperanza Spalding. Find the tracklisting below and revel in the gorgeous artwork above!

The Electric Lady drops on September 10.

Disc 1:
1. Suite IV Electric Overture
2. Givin Em What They Love (Feat. Prince)
3. Q.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)
4. Electric Lady (Feat. Solange)
5. Good Morning Midnight (interlude)
6. PrimeTime (Feat. Miguel)
7. We Were Rock & Roll
8. The Chrome Shoppe (interlude)
9. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look Into My Eyes

Disc 2:
11. Suite V Electric Overture
12. It’s Code
13. Ghetto Woman
14. Our Favorite Fugitive (interlude)
15. Victory
16. Can’t Live Without Your Love
17. Sally Ride
18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes (Feat. Esperanza Spalding)
19. What An Experience

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New Tracks: Vicktor Taiwò – “Digital Kids” ft. Solomon & “Only Love” (Ben Howard Cover)

 

This guy is incredible. Vicktor Taiwò falls somewhere between James Blake and Frank Ocean on this “Digital Kids” track featuring Solomon. The haunt of his echoey vocals mixed with the vibrating electronic production feels transcendent.

Listen to “Digital Kids” below as well as the lulling and gorgeous “Only Love” where Vicktor covers Ben Howard. Here, he’s sounding something like a cross between Miguel and John Legend. We need more of this guy yesterday.

NY: Giant Step Presents Hiatus Kaiyote At Slipper Room – 3/22

We could not be prouder to present Hiatus Kaiyote‘s New York debut show on March 22 at the Slipper Room. The night promises to feature the finest neo-soul, hip-hop, and electronic beats along with flavors of Latin, Jazz, and opera.

Led by enigmatic songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm, Hiatus Kaiyote have been gaining popularity and support from renowned artists such as Questlove, Miguel, Erykah Badu. The Australian quartet was just picked as the Best Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards.

If you don’t know about them already, get to know by streaming a track from their debut EP Tawk Tomahawk below.

Giant Step Presents Hiatus Kaiyote

Friday, March 22nd
Slipper Room
167 Orchard St – 10002 New York, NY

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

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55th Annual Grammy Nominations

 

Some awesome artists getting recognized with the 55th Grammy nominations this year. Super glad to see our boy Frank Ocean, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, M.I.A., Florence & The Machine, The Roots, Bjork, and Miguel, amongst many others making the list.

And once again, we are thrilled to see so many great projects we worked making the nominee list as well. A big congrats to Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, and Anthony Hamilton for snagging more than one nomination, too! The 55th Grammys will air on February 10. For a full list of the nominees, click here.

Best Pop Solo Performance
Set Fire To The Rain [Live] – Adele

Best R&B Performance
Thank You – Estelle
Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) – Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Ledisi

Best R&B Song
Pray For Me – Anthony Hamilton
Refill – Elle Varner

Best R&B Album
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Real Good Hands – Gregory Porter

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Cross Roads – Ravi Coltrane

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
City Of Roses – Esperanza Spalding

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
The Absence – Melody Gardot

Best Long Form Music Video
Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding