Category Archives: Dance

British Artist Frank Addai Reveals New Single Feeling You

Frank Addai is back with “Feeling You” from his forthcoming EP. Addai received attention earlier this year for his cover of Naughty Boy’s “Runnin’ (Lose It All).” Solarium produced “Feeling You” and Addai explains the story behind the song:

“The song stemmed from a simple phone call I had with Solarium, about my desire to create some soulful house music that is R&B melody heavy. I wanted people to vibe to the music, but also appreciate the musical sensibilities. Solarium led on the production and writing on this record, and as soon as I heard the track, I thought it was a banger. I just had to record it and put it out there.”

Addai’s untitled EP is scheduled for release at the beginning of 2018.

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Mndsgn Remixes Washed Out’s Floating By

Washed Out released his visual debut album Mister Mellow on Stones Throw earlier this year. Fellow labelmate Mndsgn has remixed “Washed Out” from Mister Mellow and made it into something ideal for the rollerskating rink. Mndsgn’s sophomore album Body Wash came out in 2016.

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Kelela & Bok Bok Share Dub Me Apart Mix

Kelela has collaborated with Night Slugs label head Bok Bok on the 25-minute Dub Me Apart mix. Club versions of “Truth Or Dare” and “Bluff” from her Take Me Apart debut are included in the mix with beats from Terror Danjah, Steve Gurley and more. Dub Me Apart is available exclusively on Kelela’s Soundcloud. The artist is currently touring the United States and will unveil her film ALL IT TOOK Sunday at the New Museum’s Sky Room in New York.

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City Council Declares Oct 28th As The Official Uncle Jamm’s Army Day

The City Council of Los Angeles declares October 28th as Uncle Jamm’s Army Day to acknowledge their influence on west coast hip-hop culture. The day coincides with Red Bull Music Academy’s A Conversation With Ice-T as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles.

Ice-T will talk about the first electro and hip-hop party that grew from local high school dances to selling out arenas in a few years. Uncle Jamm’s Army DJs including Dr. Funkenstein, Egyptian Lover, Arabian Prince, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, and DJ Bobcat demonstrated how electro and hip-hop could co-exist then and its significance now.

Red Bull Music Academy debuted the new documentary episode from The Note titled Uncle Jamm’s Army: Pioneers of the Modern Party that looks at the history of these events and their impact on the west coast scene.

At the end of the evening on the 28th Egyptian Lover, Ice-T & The Glove, DJ Bobcat, Arabian Prince, Alonzo Williams & Cli-N-Tel (World Class Wreckin’ Cru), Dr. Funkenstein, and L.A. Dream Team will take part in a celebration of their pioneering work.

Watch the documentary above and you can also catch both events “A Conversation With Ice-T” and “Uncle Jamm’s Army” live on Red Bull Radio.
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Tunde Olaniran Releases New Single Hungry

Tunde Olaniran’s “Hungry” is an alluring dance/pop single led by his curiosity-provoking lyrics. His words are in the foreground of striking synthesizers emerging from the dim spaciousness of the track. He describes the music as a deeper exploration of the sound he worked with on his 2015 Transgressor debut album. “Symbol” came out last month after a two-year hiatus and now that “Hungry” has arrived it seems that the Flint native is back to making music again. You can stream “Hungry” to hear it first and it is available for purchase on iTunes.

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