New Release: Boardwalk Empire Presents ‘Sounds of The Onyx’ + MP3

 

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HBO TV drama Boardwalk Empire presents Sounds of The Onyx, celebrating the launch of the popular show’s 4th season via remixes of “rare jazz recordings from the Prohibition Era.”

Remixers on the promo project include hip-hop elite Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn, JayCeeOh & B-Sides and Tall Black Guy.

The original recordings that set the foundation for this project come from legends like Eva Taylor & Clarence Williams’ Blue Five, Ethel Waters, Lloyd Scott & His Orchestra, Jim Jackson and Charlie Johnson’s Paradise Ten Orchestra.

The one exception is Pete Rock’s remix of a new recording from the official soundtrack: a cover version of “Sugarfoot Stomp” by Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, also known as the Boardwalk Empire house band.

The Emmy Award winning series began its fourth season on September 8.

“Sugarfoot Stomp” by Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks (Pete Rock Remix) [MP3 via Facebook]

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Exclusive Release: ‘Sonic Boom Vol. 1′ (Compiled by Maiya Norton) + Download

 

Giant Step contributor Maiya Norton today kicks off a marvelous treat for our readers and listeners. A new music compilation series called Sonic Boom will bring together some of the tastiest new tunes around, including several tracks that will be Giant Step exclusives!

Sonic Boom Vol. 1 features some of our favorite noisemakers of late: Tall Black Guy, Szjerdene, Teresa Jenee, Tensei, and Hiatus Kaiyote are just some of the amazing artists that you’ll get to hear. Stream the entire thing and download for free below!

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New Release: Emma Shaheen – ‘Heart Cries’ EP

UK based singer-songwriter Emma Shaheen got her start in a nu-jazz band called Today’s Mathematics and in the last few years has been cultivating her solo craft. Citing influences within the realm of Erykah Badu, The Roots, Roberta Flack, Lauryn Hill, and Jeff Buckley, Emma’s vibe is refreshingly earthy and light. Her tone and enunciation kind of reminds us of a mellower Zaki Ibrahim.

A couple weeks ago, Emma released her Heart Cries EP, a five track EP of fluttery, flowy music to pick up the mood of anyone’s day. The fifth track is actually a Tall Black Guy remix of “Sunshine,” and is the most upbeat tune on the easygoing album. We love it all, though. Watch the video for the title track after the jump and stream the entire EP below!

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New Track: Tall Black Guy – “Sparkling Adventure” + MP3

 

Tempo Dreams Vol. 1 is going to be a sure treat says the awesome trailer we posted a few weeks back.

For those that need a rehash, Tall Black Guy has curated the upcoming compilation to include some of his favorite upcoming producers worldwide. The lineup includes Tensei, Ta-Ku, Chief, Teru, Monkey Robot, Buscrates, Doc Illingsworth, and others.

Today, we’ve got a free down of the only Tall Black Guy track on the project, “Sparkling Adventure.” And indeed it is a glistening, shimmery, tropical adventure!

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