Nneka’s Concrete Jungle, NYC Release Party, US Tour

concrete_jungle_tourConcrete Jungle by Nneka was officially released in the US today. The album is an offering of love, hope and optimism dedicated to the people of Warri & the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Holding it all together is the emotional focus of her beautiful voice, located in a place somewhere between yearning and rage. Buy it here on iTunes; listen to tracks here in the Jukebox.

Tonight, Nneka takes the stage for her album release party at SOB’s in NYC, hosted by J Period. Don’t miss this exclusive performance!

Check more tour dates at NnekaWorld.com

Nneka – “Heartbeat”
 

DJ Center’s Push the Fader Radio

push-the-faderCheck out DJ Center’s latest edition of Push the Fader Radio. New and timeless music from: Ocote Soul Sounds, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & NaS, Sade, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Marvin Gaye, Zaki Ibrahim, DJ Center feat Gretchen Parlato, Nu Shooz and more.

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DJ Center’s debut album, Everything in Time, will be available February 9th, 2010.

The Making of “Everything in Time” from DJ Center on Vimeo.

GPWW 1/14/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape: Matthew Halsall

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With Gilles gearing up for his rare Brooklyn appearance tomorrow, we continue our regularly scheduled programming: GPWW Thursdays. The Brooklyn show is sold out, but we have a twitter contest going on. It’s an easy way to score a pair of tickets; just retweet us about the show. @GiantStep. We’ll notify the winners today at 5pm EST.

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This week features Manchester-based trumpeter, composer, arranger, DJ, producer, and band leader, Matthew Halsall.

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Gilles Peterson Worldwide Family Mixtape: Sbtrkt

gilles81GPWW starts off 2010 with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, moving on to Andreya Triana, Nneka, Jay Electronica, and through to preview the new album by Gil Scott Heron, New York is Killing Me. In Part 2, UK producer Sbtrkt (pronounced ‘Subtract’) joins Gilles in the studio and the mix.

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