While we were celebrating the season, sipping on eggnog and stomping around in the famous NYC mud-slush, one of our favorite artists created a little Twitter scare. Unfounded rumors about Jazmine Sullivan taking a break from music were circulating but she returned today with “I’m Not A Robot” and a feature with Eminem on the song ”Cocaine.” [MP3 ] Here is proof that Jazmine is on fire and she’s not going away anytime soon.
Jalyn is a multi-faceted music producer who leads visual projects and develops music scores for ad campaigns, TV shows and films through his company, Music By Jalyn. After scoring Shandra McDonald’s film, Can’t Let Go, Jalyn quickly gained attention in the indie world and has since gone on to score music full-time for recording artists, brands, films/TV, and for fans.
But Jalyn is first and foremost a musician, an instrumentalist who plays piano, guitar and drums. In January 2011, he will be releasing a micro album called Pushing Through Walls via free download. Jalyn’s production is a vivacious blend of hip-hop, pop, alternative soul and electronica, spanning all genres.
“This one guy Jalyn had such a crazy flavor that we were going to use three [songs] from him but we were like, we can’t make this guy remix the whole album. He remixed ‘Uptown Girl’ [on my Yes! Remix Album] and he has this John Hughes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 80s music [feel], very authentic with his own touch to it.” - K-OS
Preview the first single, “Summer of ’88″ below and Tweet for a download: Tweet for A Track
Jalyn – “Summer of ’88″
The Miami DJ, Induce, unleashes his previously hidden vocal skills on his new single, “Her & I”. Induce has been known for his left field hip hop and instrumental music, so the single, which is first off his album, Halfway Between Me & You, is a move in a different direction. The single, like much of the album, is punchy and soulful, with a carefree dance tune and passionate vocals. On the album, Induce is joined by Manuvers, Mr. Familiar, and Jack Splash.
Induce‘s upcoming album, Halfway Between You and Me is due out April 2011.
What a collaboration on this new track: Jean Grae, the sharp emcee showing off new vocals on the “Bridge” hook, paired up with RJD2, who must be taking a break from his rock trip to produce some heavy electronic funk. This track is from an upcoming compilation, Year of the Blacksmith Community mixtape. Jean Grae’s highly anticipated album Cake or Death will never ever come soon enough.
Jean Grae – “Bridge” (produced by RJD2) [MP3]
Saadi, the Syria-born rocker turned synth queen, sounds very much like Santigold meets Marina & The Diamonds and has been killing it on the electro-indie pop scene. She just dropped her new single “Clotheslines” with remixes from Lemonade and Douster. Have em for download!
NYC: Saadi will be live tonight at Ella – get more info here
Saadi – Clotheslines [MP3]
Saadi – Clotheslines (Lemonade Remix) [MP3]
Saadi – Clotheslines (Douster Remix) [MP3]
The Clotheslines Remix EP is available on iTunes now from Dither Down Records.