Nikko Gray – Live at the Breath + MP3

 

Earlier this month, Nikko Gray was invited for a very special live performance at the breath, a boutique label, gallery, and workshop owned by artist Ken Barrientos in LA. Stripped down with a stool as her stage, the low-key and intimate performance allowed people to get close to the whimsical artist through the bare bones of her music itself. Says Nikko, “I was happy to be doing a slower set because I don’t usually perform many of the songs (infact, twas my first time doing ‘Water on the moon’)!”

Nikko Gray – Live at the Breath Set on June 11 [MP3]
 

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Giant Step & Steve Madden Music Present Katy B w/ DJ Dhundee – Mon, 6/27

Giant Step teams up with Steve Madden Music once again to celebrate a great summer full of the best up and coming artists. Kicking off the series will be London’s latest genre-bending pop sensation, Katy B, giving us an exclusive, stripped down performance with special guest DJ Dhundee on Monday, June 27th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Le Bain at The Standard New York. The event is the perfect chance to get to know this rising star whose success in the UK has propelled her from the dance charts to the pop charts, and onto the Rolling Stone Artist To Watch list along the way.

Entrance is free, but strictly RSVP for this event – so come out and bring a friend.

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The Knux Video – “She’s So Up”

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Check out The Knux perform “She’s So Up” live.  Following 2008′s Remind Me In 3 Days, the duo relocated from New Orleans to LA and ended up recording with Interscope.  This comes off the new album, yet to be titled. We hope coming very soon.

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Goapele with DJ Mark Fulla Flava – 4/2


While it’s been a few years since Goapele has released a studio album, she has been touring and performing constantly since the release of Change It All back in 2005. She will be performing live this coming Saturday, April 2nd, at The Shrine in Chicago backed by Verzatile with special guest DJ Mark Fulla Flava.

If that’s not enough good news, check out the video interview below and listen to her talk about her upcoming third release titled Milk & Honey, scheduled to hit stores later this year.

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Les Nubians – Live Performance & Interview on NPR

Les Nubians have an upcoming album on Shanachie Records on April 19th, Nü Revolution; if you haven’t already, check out the video for “Veuillez Veiller Sur Vos Rêves” and the streaming audio for “Afrodance.” The Cameroonian/French-based duo recently stopped by NPR’s ‘Tell Me More’ for a live performance and a lovely interview in which we learn more about the concept of Nü Revolution. With all the turmoil in the world right now, the optimism of sisters Célia and Hélène is an essential part of their uplifting music.

“…It’s the evolution of a dream. It’s also the evolution and the revolution, through woman, through Eve. This album is how we materialize our dreams and how we formulate new dreams to create the future.” – Célia

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Les Nubians Live on NPR’s Tell Me More