Contest: Win Tickets to October Red Bull Music Academy Events in NYC (with Grace Jones, SBTRKT, Jamie XX, Four Tet, Taylor McFerrin, The Gaslamp Killer, & more)

 

We have the privilege of giving away tickets to four amazing Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) events coming up in NYC this October.

Starting next week, the first event on October 10 will celebrate The Gaslamp Killer’s debut album Breakthrough, and will feature a slew of other Brainfeeder artists and friends, including Dorian Concept, Martyn, Jeremiah Jae, and Taylor McFerrin.

On October 11, electronic producer extraordinaire SBTRKT will be holding it down with staple vocalist Sampha. This bill will also feature Kilo Kish, Dr. Nick Hook, and Koreless as supporting acts.

October 26 is going to be another smashing night with Four Tet, B2B, Jamie XX, and Floating Points holding it down. Definitely going to be a nice little collision of sounds.

And finally, on October 27, the glamourous miss Grace Jones herself will be blessing the city with a sure to be inspirational show.

Details for the other shows can be found after the jump.

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Video: Toro Y Moi Interview for Red Bull Music Academy

 

Chillwave producer Toro Y Moi (aka Chazwick Bundick) sat down with XLR8R editor Shawn Reynaldo for a little chit chat for a Red Bull Music Academy session in Phoenix. In the video above, find out how Chaz came up with his stage name, his take on his work over the years, the difficulty many journalists have had in pinning down a genre for his music, what gear he uses, amongst other fun tidbits.

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Video: Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Maseo Speak In Celebration of J Dilla

 

Earlier this month, Red Bull Music Academy and Boombox in LA collaborated to put together a party and a sit down lecture featuring Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) and Maseo (De La Soul). The celebratory focus was the life and music of the late great J Dilla. The talk was hosted by our pal Cognito of Frolab.

Get schooled and enjoy!

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SF: Red Bull Music Academy Events This Week

 

The famed Red Bull Music Academy will be hosting three back to back events with some New York musical legends to celebrate the application phase for this year’s program. For those unfamiliar, RBMA is an international music workshop held in a different city each year. In 2011, musicians were brought to Madrid, this year the Academy will be held in New York City.

See below for details all the awesomeness to ensue!

Also, be sure to enter our contest to win a free pair of tickets!

Event Details
The Gary Bartz Project with featured guests Bilal & Aloe Blacc
Wednesday, January 25th
8:30pm @ Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore St.
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The Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Show (+ DJ Shortkut)
Thursday, January 26th
10pm @ Mighty SF
119 Utah St.
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Masters at Work: Kenny Dope & Little Louie Vega
Friday, January 27th
10pm @ 103 Harriet
1015 Folsom St.
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Red Bull Music Academy NYC Sub-Session, Friday 7/24

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Tomorrow, July 24th, The Red Bull Music Academy is hosting a “drink-and-discuss” round table with DJ Harvey, Gary Stewart, 88 Keys, and VERY SPECIAL SECRET GUESTS. The last time they said “very special secret guest”, they meant Lee Scratch Perry. So trust us, this is going to be good.

The event is free if you fill out an application for the Red Bull Music Academy in London.

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