Video: Gizmo – “Love Song #3″ (Meshell Ndegeocello Cover)


We met bassist and singer Gizmo last year at HarlemStage when he was part of the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble shredding it up. To our surprise, we recently also found that homeboy is also a singer – and a pretty good one, at that. The 21-year old does a marvelous job above at covering Meshell Ndegeocello’s “Love Song #3.” Quite rad to see a dude singing her parts – it works well. Big kudos to Gizmo.

Gizmo also recently released his Derrick Hodge (Robert Glasper Experiment) produced debut album, Red Balloon, which features a gang of dope artists including Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment / Q-Tip), Jamire Williams, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon, amongst several others.

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Video: Anthony Valadez – “Asleep” ft. Anna Wise (Sonnymoon)


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This album is a such a gem. Anthony Valadez has got a new video for another Just Visiting track called “Asleep” featuring the mystical Anna Wise of Sonnymoon on lullaby duty. We’ve totally spaced out to this track about seven times already and forgot to finish this post. Loving the dim evening mood to this video – it’s so dreamy.

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New Release: Sonnymoon – ‘Sonnymoon’


Awww ish! What many of us have been waiting for is finally here! Sonnymoon presents their self titled debut album after releasing some stellar music via a couple beloved EPs.

To go with the release is a woozy live video for “Universal Appeal” where it seems that the out of this world Anna Wise can’t help but taunt us with her chilling vocals. Watch the video on Pitchfork.

And below for ya is a full stream of the album to help get you right for this Wednesday right here. “Watersboiled” is a must listen – surely one of our favorites!

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New Track: Anthony Valadez – “Under Water” ft. Mar + Video Trailer for ‘Just Visiting’


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Known by many as a DJ and show host for Los Angeles’ highly respected KCRW, Anthony Valadez is preparing to now show us a slightly different side. June 5th will see the release of Anthony’s debut full length album as a producer, Just Visiting. Expect to find appearances from Miles Bonny, The Park, Rebekah Raff, Anna Wise (Sonnymoon), Def Sound, Damon Aaron and others.

Above, find a video digging a little into Anthony’s inspiration and recording process. Below, find the first single from the album, “Under Water,” featuring a super sexy vocal appearance from Dutch singer Mar. Also included is a house/dance remix by the incredible Full Crate.

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