Next Step September Winner: Rachel Brotman

 

Swoon! More delicious flavor thanks to this Next Step contest of ours! Our September winner is the graceful miss Rachel Brotman and we are ever so thrilled to share her sounds with you.

The jazzy Manhattan born and bred singer, songwriter, and pianist has returned to NYC after a long stint as a New Orleans dweller. Along with her new band, which includes, Yago Vazquez (piano), Zach Lane (bass), Anthony Taddeo (drums), our lady is fully equipped to induce tingles at her will.

Below, we’ve got her flutter worthy cover of the Dirty Projectors tune,”Two Doves.”

Catch Rachel live on November 30 at Pete’s Candy Store in NYC – if the above video for “Only” is any indication, it’s going to be stellar. Also look out for Rachel’s EP coming out soon.

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Video: Jaden – “The Coolest” (beat by The Stuyvesants)

 

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We knew something sounded familiar here. Glad our homies The Stuyvesants got credit where due on this track that was initially ganked. For those unfamiliar, the awesome instrumental is called “Stoops, Park, & Rooftops.”

Will Smith’s young man Jaden is following in his father’s rappity rap steps with his new single called “The Coolest.” Got kind of a Wiz Khalifa type flow going on, and he really is pretty damn adorable.

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