NYC: Giant Step Presents Alice Russell At Le Poisson Rouge – 5/12

It’s been almost five years since British singer Alice Russell did her last show in New York and we could not be happier to have her back for a very special performance. Giant Step has been collaborating with her for a long time and we are excited to celebrate and discover her fifth solo album To Dust (4.30, Tru Thoughts) live.

Universally acknowledged as one of the best soul voices of our time, Alice’s vocals are one of a kind and is sure to  captivate all the vintage soul and gospel fans.

Giant Step Presents Alice Russell
Sunday, May 12
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St – 10012 New York, NY
Doors: 10:00 PM
$15 Advance Tickets More Info 

Catch a live version of her first single Heartbreaker:

Video: Alice Russell – “Heartbreaker”

 

The lady that always gives you a full body experience with her music, Alice Russell, returns to her original label (Tru Thoughts) to release her upcoming fifth album. Working again with the brilliant producer TM Juke, Alice Russell is definitely going to be slangin’ some tasty treats. The “Heartbreaker” video above serves as the first of many gems to come.

Alice speaks on the track, “It is a broken hearted love song about the end of a relationship,” explains Alice. “it’s about that time when you’re just emotionally exhausted by it all and you are at the stage where you know you just have to let it go, and you are resigned to it all being over.”

Emotion is certainly something Alice’s delivery is never short of. Can’t wait for her new album in early 2013!

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New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 5: The Jazz Edition’

 

Label Love is back! Now you’ve got an accompaniment to go with last year’s electro, soul, and funk grooves from Label Love Vol. 4 release. Contributions came from various rad labels galore: Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Label Love Volume 5: The Jazz Edition endeavors to ‘expand minds to the magical genre and its many forms.’ Sit down with this scrumptious grab bag of treats from Tru Thoughts, Impossible Ark Records, Gondwana Records, Jazzman Records, Edition Records, Katalyst Entertainment, Revive Music Group, and Basho Records. And while hard to believe, this incredible compilation is free for download and streaming below. Thursday never looked so good.

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Next Step August Winner: Lady C

 

Super soul goodness thanks to our August Next Step winner of ours! Canadian singer/songwriter Lady C is also a dancer and choreographer internationally recognized for her house dancing and b-girl moves.

In preparation for the release of her debut EP, Lady C recently released a video for “On Your Mind” to give folks a taste of what’s coming. Watch miss C seductively pop and lock her way into your consciousness. Can we steal that jean jacket, by the way?

Also, below we’ve got a couple of our favorite tracks from the lady, “Womankind” and “I Stand Strong.” “Womankind” sounds like the type of the buttery soul you’d hear on Tru Thoughts, a la an Alice Russell vibe – super smooth and sexy. “I Stand Strong” rests upon a Dilla beat and is a song ‘freshly written after a broken heart,’ – the song haunting and soothing all at once.

In addition to her upcoming solo EP, Lady C and fellow dancer CoFlo Ferreira have teamed up as Social Notation. With Lady C on vocals and CoFlo on production, the duo plans to release an album together.

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New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 4′

 

But of course you remember Label Love Vol. 3 from last year. Now the fourth installment is here just in time for summer! Label Love Vol. 4. includes contributions from some of our favorite record labels, including Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Each label brings its unique flavor in putting together this yummy soundscape of soul, funk, folk, disco, house, and electronic music. Find classics, unreleased joints, and exclusives on this unique compilation. Makes being trapped inside during this heatwave that much more bearable.

And hella high fives to our boo Roland LeFox for hooking up the awesome album artwork!

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