Now we’ve all heard of auto-tune rapper T-Pain, but who knew he was such a skilled singer. Makes you wonder why he doesn’t throw out the gimmick right this instant.
Given that it has brought him to where he is at the moment. Lets be honest though…al this guy needs is a Fender rhodes and a microphone. T-Pain’s Tiny Desk concert on NPR is nothing short from amazing I tell you! They asked him if he would be kind enough to grace the Tiny Desk without any embellishment or effects to show what’s really made his career: his voice. He performs three songs that sound so different, yet beautiful to us.
“Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
“Up Down (Do This All Day)”
Hello world, meet miss Shay Lia from Montréal, Canada. This young lady is one some other sh*t I tell ya. A while ago I had heard her on that Stwo joint, but quite honestly it didn’t stick out. Her new track “3 Months” though produced by Kaytranada is the bizness. For real!
Her raspy voice fits the sex-covered production like a shaft fits a…you catch my drift right? The video is something else too, so we thought we’d spoil you with a video post. Something we rarely do, but for those that prefer audio. Get ya freak on and listen to Shay Lia’s amazing song on Soundcloud.
Get ready to be blown away, because the new documentary series “Diggin In The Carts” is the untold story behind the most influential music to come out of Japan. That’s right video game music.
Some of you might have been heavily influenced by the composers behind these timeless 8-bit melodies. Till now they have remained faceless, but thanks to the Red Bull Music Academy and Nick Dwyer the world can now hear and see some of the stories.
Episode 1: The Rise of Video Game Music is available here and I’m pretty sure you’ll want to tune in weekly after seeing it. Watch how producers like Flying Lotus, Kode9, Havoc (Mobb Deep) and Oh No comment on some of their most precious memories…video games.
When Stefloo heard about Stones Throw’s 7 Days of Funk video contest (ended Feb. 17th) they pulled an allnighter and designers this super dope retro game inspired music video for the song “High Wit Me”. The official contest winner will be announced next week, but in the meanwhile we lovin’ this entry a lot! [via: Ego Trip]
Multi-talent Mark de Clive-Lowe is currently raising funds to record and release his 11th (!) studio album “CHURCH”. Taking the concept from his popular clubnight by the same name, the album will find him collaborating with a variety of contemporary artists from jazz musicians to hip-hop greats.
To accompany the campaign, MdCL started a brand new video series of one take solo performances displaying the essence of his live process. I’m proud to premiere the latest in the series, in which Mark creates an uptempo broken beat influenced track from scratch. Make sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign which runs until Tuesday November 12th!
Bulgarian Soul singer Ruth Koleva has been working on her new album with Dutch producer/keyboardist Seravince. The first single of their project is entitled “Better” and has Richard Spaven on drums and the warm vocals of Sharlene Hector on backing. Gary Nurse from the UK produced the video, so we suggest you get to know Ruth a bit better. Her single is available worldwide on iTunes, so make your move.
D’Angelo and Questlove held an intimate jam session at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl for the ‘Soulquarians: “Brothers In Arms” yesterday. At the end of the show D’Angelo officially announced that he almost finished his upcoming album.
Time to congratulate Vince aka Seravince with his debut “Perfect Stranger” video. You all must have heard the song featuring Renee Neufville, but now you can also enjoy the visual translation from British director Gary Nurse. The fusion of music and dance has always been important to Vince, so it was only natural for him to see these two art forms combined in his video.
“Hear To See” is available worldwide in both digital form and on Compact Disc. It is being distributed worldwide by Fat Beats and exclusively in Japan by P-Vine. So don’t hesitate to ask your local record shop what the deal is. For all the digital freaks, get ya freak on over at iTunes and make sure you share with anyone who you think should be watching this video!