New Video: Rhye – “Open” + Tour Dates

The Los Angeles duo, Rhye, just released their latest video for “Open”. Although they released a (NSFW) version of the video last year, the second version, features less nudity and more longing sentiment. Watch it below.

Rhye will release their debut album, Woman, on March 4th in the U.K. and on March 5th in the U.S. Look below for their North American Tour dates.

Rhye North American Tour Dates:
04/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
04/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
04/11 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/13 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
04/14 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret du Mile End
04/16 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
04/17 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
04/18 – Washington, DC @ Sixth and I (small room)
04/20 – Philadelphia PA @ World Cafe Live Upstairs

Raphael Saadiq’s Stone Rollin’ Out Now + MP3

Stone Rollin’ – written and produced by Raphael Saadiq, who also plays bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks – is even more powerful, urgent and bold than The Way I See It (2008). The new songs are firmly planted in classic R&B, and nod to Saadiq’s heroes like Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Little Walter and Sly Stone, with his own contemporary spin.

Stone Rollin
‘ features its share of special guests too. Robert Randolph dropped by to lay down some nasty steel guitar on “Day Dreams.” Guesting on “Just Don’t” is Larry Dunn from Earth, Wind, and Fire, plus one of Saadiq’s indie rock favorites, Yukimi Nagano from Little Dragon. Another standout track is “Good Man,” which brilliantly blends golden age soul with a killer hip hop hook, co-written and sung by upstart Taura Stinson. The new album is in stores today – get yours now!

Get a free download of “Stone Rollin’”

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Also, Raphael Saadiq is today’s Spotlight Artist on YouTube.com’s home page discussing his favorite music videos. His choices may surprise you! Check it out after the jump.

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Hugo Video – “Bread & Butter”

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Hugo‘s new video for “Bread and Butter” shows the artist in his own comfort zone, pure soulful rock and roll, dedicated to the ladies. But the song that got him a deal on Roc Nation was a country-twanged cover of Jay Z‘s “99 Problems.”

Magnetic Man – “Perfect Stranger” ft Katy B Video + New Release

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The big name in UK dubstep at the moment is Magnetic Man, particularly known for the hit featuring Katy B, “Perfect Stranger.” The US debut of their self-titled album was released digitally in April but the physical copies will be out next week on the 10th. Magnetic Man’s Benga, Skream and Artwork are three producers/DJ’s with serious dubstep credentials who met over a love of pulverizing beats at the now-defunct mecca of the genre, Big Apple Records. Together, Magnetic Man infuses the dubstep landscape with melodic pop grooves that play counterpoint to hyped-up synth and fat bass lines that apply pressure like silky-scaled boa constrictors.

You can stream Magnetic Man in its entirety at Popmatters or In Your Speakers.

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Soulstice New Album In the Light, Soundcloud Remix Contest + MP3

After a decade long hiatus, Soulstice will be releasing their new album In The Light, on May 17th. Check out the teaser (below) of three tracks from the new album.

Note that they have a free download available through Facebook. Like ‘em on fb to unlock your free download of an Ayers-inspired remix by The Jazzual Suspects.

Soulstice also has a contest going on now with Soundcloud: Download the vocals to their new track, “Realistic,” then remix, chop, screw, etc to create your own version of the track. Om Records and Soulstice will judge 10 highest voted entries and pick the winners. Did we mention the winner will receive a CA$$$H prize? They will. Enter to win!

Soulstice ‘In The Light’ Teaser [Out May 17th] by OmRecords