Video: The xx – Three-Part Documentary + “Last Christmas” (Wham Cover)

 

Pop darlings The xx were flung into the limelight a few years ago, and since have been on a non-stop journey. The young British group share their story in a three-part documentary they break up into “Recording,” “Rehearsal,” and “Live,” giving you a well-rounded picture of exactly what goes on in their world. Watch part one above, and the remaining two parts after the jump.

The group also recently released a holiday tune covering Wham. You can stream “Last Christmas” below and enjoy the shivers that these guys invariably rule at giving. The son is also a free download!

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View part 2 and 3 of the documentary after the jump

Live Recording: Rich Medina at Le Bain, May 2012

We recently got slid a pretty amazing one hour and twenty six minutes of music by Rich Medina’s manager. The recording is from Rich’s set at one of our recent night’s at Le Bain at The Standard in NYC. And might we add that it’s been one of his best nights to date?! Yeah, we helped do that. We’re not boastful or anything. But in case you’re smacking yourself right now for missing it, feel free to stream the whole set below. We’re loving and compassionate like that.

Rich Medina Live at Le Bain, May 2012

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“International” – New Live Version from Baaba Maal

pic1_smBaaba Maal‘s Television (Palm, 2009) brought a subtle blend of electronic dance elements and timeless traditions of West African music, much as the result of collaboration with New York’s Brazilian Girls, co-producers of the album.

While on his current world tour, Baaba’s song “International” became a crowd favorite as it evolved with new layers and instrumentation. This extended version deviates from the original with its prominent horn section and added rhythms, yet it maintains the high quality of a studio recording.

Baaba Maal – “International (Alternate recording with horns)”
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