Last Friday, British record label Ninja Tune took over a two hour spot on East Village Radio to feature some of their artists spinning tracks and discussing their past, current and upcoming projects. Hosted by DJ Still Life, the Ninja Tune lineup of Bonobo, Machine Drum, FaltyDL, and Lee Bannon excited fans with news of future releases as well as playing some of their classic favorites. Listen to the full show on EVR’s website!
Welsh rock band Los Campesinos! dropped by the Grand Street Recording Studio, while on tour the US to support their latest album, ‘No Blues.’ While there, they were able to perform for the ninth installment of Brooklyn Vegan‘s BV Studio Sessions. They played ‘Cemetery Gaits‘ and ‘What Death Leaves Behind,’ both from the new album. Check it out:
Seattle rapper, Grieves, returns to deliver his fourth studio album, Winter & The Wolves. The insatiable, devil-may-care MC is well known for his meticulous exploration of life, love and loss, through a unique medley of hip-hop and soulful music. Together with B. Lewis, Grieves has created 14 new tracks, combining organic pianos and guitars with boisterous synthesizers, to paint a colorful backdrop for his unique blend of rapping and singing. Listen to his single ‘Shreds‘ below!
Pre-order his album on iTunes here!
“Vintage Soul Songstress” Jessica Childress has just released a full stream of her upcoming EP ‘Don’t Forget My Name‘ on music and entertainment blog Vibe. The Los Angeles singer has a style similar to classic mo-town singers with a funky, 21st century kick to it. Listen to the full EP on Vibe’s website, and watch the video for her song ‘I Quit‘ below!
Our very good friends at Pitchfork have just put up a full stream of Illum Sphere‘s debut album ‘Ghosts Of Then And Now.’ His style ranges from electronic to hip-hop to techno, and this album is an excellent display of Illum’s versatile skills. The Ninja Tune artist (real name Ryan Hunn) is also co-owner to the Manchester nightclub Hoya:Hoya, where many other large electronic artists have played. Listen to the full album on Pitchfork’s website!
Quantic (aka Will Holland) released his video for his first single ‘Duvido‘ AND dropped his album, ‘Magnetica,’ which sees Quantic revisiting his electronic roots, blending cutting edge and distinctive production with elements of folk, reggae, soul, highlife, cumbia and more. ‘Magnetica’ is the first studio album from Quantic under his main solo moniker since ‘An Announcement To Answer’ in 2006 so the anticipation is running high. Buy the album on Quantic’s website here, and watch music video for Duvido below!
British rock band elbow premiered the music video for their first single New York Morning. The track comes off their upcoming, sixth studio album ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything,’ which will be available March 11th. The video was produced in collaboration with Soup Collective, and features Dennis and Lois, two legendary New Yorkers whose forty-year plus involvement in the music scene of Greenwich Village saw them befriend a host of bands from The Ramones to Blondie, Doves to elbow. The band first met Dennis and Lois on an early US tour whilst supporting fellow Manchester band Doves helping out on their merchandise stand. Watch the video below!
Pre-order ‘The Take Off And Landing Of Everything here!