This video is everything right now. Beyonce who? Nomi 4evz.
This video is everything right now. Beyonce who? Nomi 4evz.
Last month, we wrangled in NYC trio, Jessica 6, into the EVR studio on our weekly radio show, Belly of the Beast. (let's beat that fact over the head, as in, AHEM, you guys... it's Thursday, and the show is tonight at 8pm ET, so you should be listening right on ok thank you) Anyway, we dig them, and now they are offering up a new song, a free one if you will, from their forthcoming debut album, See the Light, which is due out June 7.
Prisoner Of Love [which] bridges electro and freestyle, featuring a soaring vocal melody that finds Nomi and guest vocalist Antony weaving their voices around each other to a stunning effect.
Those are some words from the press release.
Here are some from me: "I LIKE THIS A LOT". (and also ps: speaking of prisoners, and love, I was reminded of Colonel Abrams' Trapped... which talks about being in a cage, like a thieving bastard, and sounds nothing like this new song, but I really enjoy in this housey rework, and so you're getting that as well. pps: COFFEE RAMBLES!)
EEEK! Into this. And I love the song even more with every passing listen. Jessica 6. White Horse. New video. So rad.
PS: J6 play an early gig at Mercury Lounge tomorrow, March 1. GO!
Finally. The much anticipated follow up to Jessica 6's stunner of a funky as all get out dance floor filler, Fun Girl, is upon us. So here, ya go. Sing it with me: "Let me see you daaaaance. Let me see you move. Put me in a trance. Show me you can groove!"
Grab the new single, White Horse, for your cochlear pleasurings, below.
Born and raised in Sunset Park, NY side by side with the rebellious growth of hip-hop, Nomi Ruiz began composing songs around heavy street samples at the age of 12. Her deep dreamy vocals and personal lyrical content found refuge in these raw arrangements, creating a unique brand of soul music, much along the lines of a road-worn version of Sade.
Most recognized for being an integral part of the Hercules & Love Affair debut album/world tour as well as currently fronting the sexy dancepop outfit, Jessica 6, Ruiz takes a break from the dance floor and steps back to her roots. Nomi will perform material off her yet to be released album, Borough Gypsy, on Saturday, July 17, at Joe's Pub at 11:30pm. Tickets here.
This special rare solo performance includes a full band with the likes of: Morgan Wiley (piano/keys), Ben Tyree (guitar), Jim Orso (drums), Marlan Barry (cello), David Azzoni (turntables), Andrew Frawley (percussion), Phil Rodriguez (trumpet), Julio Monterrey (saxophone), and Kevin Farrell (bass).
Sounds rad! Check out a live rendition of Nomi's new song, Scarred, below.
This has shaped up to be one of the funkiest, most disco-danced out bills the early moments of the summer has seen thus far. With a trio of NYC troupes anchored by the skills of an LA comrade, Manhattan's stealth lil' spot in Chinatown is ready to get crazy when Dance Right takes over for a night of sweaty sexy fun-times.
The legendary LA party, Dance Right, is back! Last month, the kids of MeanRed brought their Cali flavor to NYC and got sweaty with A-Trak and Shepard Fairey (check out some pics here). On Saturday, June 12, they’re doing it again with Holy Ghost!, Classixx, PUNCHES and Jessica 6.
The last party sold out, so make sure you get advanced tickets...or enter to win a pair of 'em for you and a beastly buddy!
Want to win the tickets to this sweet gig? If you've frequented the contests here before, then you'll know we are cerifiably "twitter-crazy". So start by following us if you aren't already...winners get notified by DM, and the only way we can send you a beastly congratulatory message is if you're on board our tweetable train. Next, simply copy and paste the below message and hit send in whatever tweeterrific application you use (we're partial to TweetDeck ourselves...) yo @sheenabeaston, i want to dance right and dance all night with @holyghostnyc, @classixx, @punchesbk and jessica 6! That's all you gotta do...easy peasy. Contest will remain open until 5pm on Wednesday, June 9, so hit me with your tweets now. Go!
Want to win the tickets to this sweet gig? If you've frequented the contests here before, then you'll know we are cerifiably "twitter-crazy". So start by following us if you aren't already...winners get notified by DM, and the only way we can send you a beastly congratulatory message is if you're on board our tweetable train.
Next, simply copy and paste the below message and hit send in whatever tweeterrific application you use (we're partial to TweetDeck ourselves...)
yo @sheenabeaston, i want to dance right and dance all night with @holyghostnyc, @classixx, @punchesbk and jessica 6!
That's all you gotta do...easy peasy. Contest will remain open until 5pm on Wednesday, June 9, so hit me with your tweets now. Go!
So this wasn't as delayed as I thought it would be...
...because I just crushed a day job deadline, and the client digs. Rare when that happens. Celebrate with me and this music news, mmkay!
Listen to the new Klaxons track. About time they come back with a new one. link
Crystal Castles performed Celestica on Later with Jools Holland. link
Classixx, Holy Ghost!, Jessica 6 and PUNCHES all on one bill? Sign me up! You should get a ticket too. link
Sissy Nobby's Lay Me Down is out on iTunes now. Buy it here then head down a bit for an amazing re-work.
Want to preview Uffie's Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans? :30 sec clips up at Amazon. link
Sure I just posted about Kele earlier this morning. But then radness flowed in like a bolt of beastliness and there's more of the cool from Camp Okereke...along with the super chicness of NYC's own Jessica 6 in the form of tour dates together throughout the mid-summer months.
In support of Kele's upcoming album The Boxer, due out June 21, the lad will take his solo live show to North America with a number of stops which include the Brooklyn freestyle pop and dance-house trio serving as openers.
I'm still legitimately obsessed with their song Fun Girl, and only one question remains: "yo, when are we gonna hear new tunes?" Hopefully, the answer is soon.
In the meantime, check out the list of dates below.
July 23 - Metro, Chicago IL
July 24 - Varsity, Minneapolis MN
July 25 - Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI
July 27 - Crofoot, Pontiac MI
July 29 - The Mod Club Theatre, Toronto ON
July 30 - Capital Music Hall, Ottawa ON, CA
August 2 - Royale, Boston MA
August 3 - Webster Hall, New York NY
August 6 - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
August 7 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC