New Track: Ester Rada – “Life Happens”

 

Up and coming Israel based Ethiopian vocalist Ester Rada recently released a new track called “Life Happens.” The opening verse of the song definitely hints at some Erykah Badu vibes, which then quickly unfolds and lifts off into an upbeat tune somewhat reminiscent of VV Brown. Loving the Eastern string intstrumentation up in the mix as well!

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Video: Lianne La Havas Interviewed by VV Brown

 

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A beautifully shot conversation between Lianne La Havas and VV Brown. Lianne discusses how she first got into music when she was seven years old, what she listened to while growing up, what “luxurious, velvety, gravely” voices (what a description) inspire her to sing, and meeting Bon Iver, amongst a few othen fun tidbits. Who can be mad at two pretty talented ladies chatting about music, fashion, and inspiration, really?

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Giant Step 2010 Event Highlights: Photo & Video Recap

We had some unforgettable events this year, thanks to some incredible artists. Here’s a few of our favorites from the year with video and photo recaps. What was your favorite show this year? (Much more after the jump…)

+ Gilles Peterson and Questlove double bill 10 hour DJ set at The Florida Room during WMC
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+ Erykah Badu‘s secret show at Good Units at Hudson


+ Janelle Monáe‘s The ArchAndroid album release show at Highline Ballroom


+ Raphael Saadiq at Central Park Summerstage


+ Robyn‘s performance at Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles
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+ Aloe Blacc at Art Basel

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VV Brown’s Yellow Cab Sessions + N. American Tour

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Now that she’s making it in the US, VV Brown took the Black Cab Sessions idea and brought it to New York, hence the Yellow Cab Sessions. Enjoy, and find her remaining US tour dates with Little Dragon after the jump.  [Read more...]