New Release: Rye Rye – ‘Go! Pop! Bang!’

 

Yeow! One thing you cannot deny is that the colorful Baltimore vocalist Rye Rye has got enough personality for about twelve of us. The M.I.A. protégé today released her debut album Go! Pop! Bang!.

The fun electronic album is easily pop worthy with production from producers like Pharrell and Bangladesh as well as guest appearances from Akon, Robyn, and M.I.A. Below, sample the album and after the jump watch the electrifying video game themed video for “Boom Boom” – we promise that removing your eyes from the screen will not be easily achieved.

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Tour Dates
5/15 – New York City – Kiss & Fly
5/15 – New York City – Atrium
5/16 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom *
5/18 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Garden
6/9 – Boston, MA – City Hall Plaza
6/10 – Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian Room *

* = w/ Santigold

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“Boom Boom” video after the jump

54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

 

Nominees have been announced for the 2012 Grammys. Of course, we got the assumed contenders like Rihanna, Kanye, Nicki Minaj, Coldplay, Bon Iver, and yeah, Wiz Khalifa. But personally, we are especially excited about several of our prided projects getting nominated this year! And probably not surprising that miss Adele is definitely taking the cake here. Many congratulations to some great artists and musicians! The 54th Grammys will air on Feb 12th. For a full list of the nominees, click here.

Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Album Of The Year
21 – Adele

Song Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You – Adele

Best Pop Vocal Album
21 – Adele

Best R&B Performance
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Is This Love – Corinne Bailey Rae
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Good Man – Raphael Saadiq

Best R&B Song
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius

Best R&B Album
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Second Chance – El DeBarge

Best Dance Recording
Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Body Talk, Pt. 3 – Robyn

Best World Music Album
Africa For Africa – Femi Kuti

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
End Of Line (Photek Remix) – Daft Punk

Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best Long Form Music Video
Nine Types Of Light – TV On The Radio

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Tron Legacy – Daft Punk

Rye Rye Releases “Never Will Be Mine” (ft. Robyn) + Video

 

The colorful M.I.A. protégé, Rye Rye, just released her newest single, “Never Will Be Mine.” The radio ready track is an easy listen featuring an acoustic sample from Robyn’s 2005 track, “Be Mine.” Now, if we can just get someone to put out Rye Rye’s long awaited album, Go! Pop! Bang!, we’ll be set. Don’t forget to check out the new video as well!

peep the video after the jump

Top Rated Projects by the Giant Step Community

Every year, we measure the projects we worked on throughout the past 12 months using a meticulous ratings system based on funk levels, dancing reactivity, clicks per engagement, dollars forked over, random tallies, and the rest is sealed in confidential documents protected by the US government.

This year Sade, Erykah and John Legend with The Roots are just a few of the artists rated as one of our top ten 2010 releases. Congrats to them! And us!

11. Four Tet - There Is Love In You


10. N.E.R.D. –
Nothing



9. Eliza Doolittle - s/t


8. Mark Ronson & The Business IntlRecord Collection


7. Sia
We Are Born


6. RobynBody Talk Part 1


5. Various Artists - 16 F#cking Years of G-Stone Recordings


4. John Legend & The RootsWake Up!


3. Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh


2. Sade -
Soldier of Love

1. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid