Tron: Legacy RECONFIGURED – Audio Sampler

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Check out this new toy from TRON: Legacy – an audio sampler for the remix album of the original Daft Punk soundtrack, TRON: Legacy RECONFIGURED. They used YouTube annotations to create bits of audio blending into a seamless video, with mark points and links to each track. It makes the listening experience more like choose-your-own-adventure album. Click click click…

Dirty Vegas – Electric Love Out Next Week, Brooklyn Show 4/29 + Exclusive Remix MP3

Dirty Vegas will release their album Electric Love this Tuesday, 4/26. Visit their site for more streaming music and look out for the new album on iTunes and Amazon next week. Here’s an unreleased ‘Juke Mix’ of “Changes” by Body Language for free download, courtesy of Om Records. Dirty Vegas is also having a release-day celebration in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on 4/29 – get those tickets here.

Dirty Vegas – Changes (Body Language Juke Mix-Unreleased) by OMrecords

Red Hot + Rio 2 Coming This Summer


Red Hot in partnership with Entertainment One Music is set to release Red Hot + Rio 2 on June 28th. A modern tribute to late 60’s Brazilian Tropicália movement, the album will shed new light on the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever.

The Red Hot Organization is known for two (very important) things: 1/ having impeccable musical taste; and 2/ the ability to channel that taste into projects that successfully raise some serious money to combat HIV/AIDES. Compilations like Dark Was The Night (2009), and Red Hot & Riot (2002), all the way back to the first Red Hot + Rio (1996) have successfully raised over a million dollars and featured star studded line-ups that reminds one of the Grammys.

Red Hot + Rio 2 features over 30 original collaborations between Brazil’s legendary musicians and today’s international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more.

Check out Beirut’s lead singer Zach Condon’s cover of “O Leãozinho” (Originally sung by Caetano Veloso) after the jump.

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Chrisette Michele: Let Freedom Reign + MP3

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This native New Yorker with a gorgeous, soulful voice is back with a new album dropping November 30th.  “I’m A Star” is a single straight off of Chrisette Michele‘s third album, Let Freedom Reign.  Leading up to this release, Chrisette has created her first mixtape, Love Thy Brother, which is a collaboration with her brother, Lem Payne.

Chrisette Michele feat. Lem Payne- 90210 Marilyn Monroe [MP3]

 

Download Love Thy Brother for free at Datpiff.com.

Quincy Jones: Soul Bossa Nostra

The latest album from Quincy Jones, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, will be released on November 9th and has Quincy-produced tracks re-done with some of the biggest recording artists.  Billboard was able to sit down with this legendary producer and musician to hear his thoughts about each track and what it was like working with artists like Amy Winehouse, John Legend, B.o.B., Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and many others.

Read the article.