NEW AudioDax (@AudioDax) – Pop Rocks Mixtape

                        Summertime seems to be the season of choice for the boys of AudioDax; this time last year, we were jamming to their debut mixtape, The Annexation and in time for this year’s summer festivities, Temble and Krypton-FLO have released their second effort, Pop […]

Yuna (@yunamusic) To Tour the States with Raphael Saadiq in May

                Fresh off of the heels of her US debut EP, Decorate, and performances at Mercury Lounge and SXSW, Malaysian chanteuse Yuna returns to the US for her first US tour. Joining recording artist Raphael Saadiq, Yuna will kick off the tour in New York’s Webster Hall this […]

Les Nubians – Veuillez Veiller Sur Vous Reves

In anticipation for the release of their highly anticipated upcoming album, Nu Revolution, French duo Les Nubians have released a video to the track “Veuillez Veiller Sur Vous Reves” (that’s French for “Don’t Let Your Dreams Fall Asleep) featuring French MC John Banzaï. Nu Revolution is slated to be released in April and features, among […]

Stephanie Morillo & Belle Boussole – Midnight Aria

Electro-soul duo Belle Boussole have teamed up with, erm, me, Stephanie “Radio” Morillo, to create a song about love and lust underneath streetlights. The tune, “Midnight Aria” was co-written by Bryan McGurn and I, and features Belle Boussole’s decadent soul-infused funk pop music as well as my penchant for dramatic lyrics and jazzy vocals. It […]

Watch: Raphael Saadiq – Radio

Here’s a video for Raphael Saadiq‘s hot new single Radio, off is upcoming album, Stone Rollin. Don’t miss Saadiq @ Coachella this year. Raphael Saadiq – “Radio” ( director’s cut ) from Tracemaker on Vimeo.

Introducing Najwa Mahiaddin (@najwamahiaddin)

Malaysian R&B/soul singer Najwa Mahiaddin is widely known as an artist with exceptional musicianship. Just recently she performed at the “Dimanakan Ku Cari Ganti: Satu Indiepretasi” event, commemorating the contributions of iconic Malaysian artist P. Ramlee to the national culture. A student at the International College of Music, Najwa’s been delighting Malaysian audiences for years […]

Introducing Yvette Rovira

Here’s one fresh out the inbox. New York City-based chanteuse Yvette Rovira is gearing up to release her eponymous debut album this August. The Berklee College of Music graduate delivers an infectious and sophisticated blend of funk, R&B and pop. It’s exactly what we need for a summer weekend. Here’s “Let’s Go Out Tonight” by […]

Introducing Freshlyground

I’m happy to say I came across Freshlyground when I visited South Africa two years ago, well before the “Waka Waka” craze.  If you watched the World Cup opening or closing ceremonies, you noticed how the crowd went crazy when Freshlyground’s lead singer, Zolani Mahola, sang her verse in Shakira‘s “Waka Waka”. Well-loved and respected […]

The Constellations To Play Free Show At Brooklyn Bowl On Feb. 3rd

The Constellations are playing a free show at Brooklyn Bowl Tomorrow, Feb 3 at 9 PM then will be heading out on a big tour through the US. You can download their track, “Setback” below, a track from their forthcoming album, Southern Gothic, which will be released this summer. Stay tuned for the exclusive interview […]

The Disco Biscuits Set to Release New Album, Planet Anthem, in March

Everyone’s favorite electronic jam band, The Disco Biscuits, are set to release their latest album, Planet Anthem on March 16th. Since they started in 1995 they have successfully and creatively merged the jam band experience with live electronics into crazy shows worth watching. With their new album however, the band finds itself in a new […]

BudNubac – I’m Gonna Follow

Electronic/latin/dub is the flavor of the afternoon and it comes courtesy of BudNubac. BudNubac, the Cuban Dub brain-child of Robin Taylor-Firth, is a long term collaborator with Nightmares on Wax and also includes fellow members Sara Garvey (Ella May from the UK), Rawle Bruce and Shovell. Together they are making some interesting Latin music that […]

Curry & Coco Release First EP, Sex is Fashion

Curry and Coco, who we were first turned on to a little while back with their catchy single “Who’s Next,” are releasing an EP titled Sex Is Fashion while they wait for the finishing touches to be added to their full length debut, We Are Beauty. The EP will have the first single, “Who’s Next” […]

New Mixtape: B.O.B Vs. Bobby Ray

My friend put me on to this mixtape from ATL (Atlanta for the un-educated)  producer Bobby Ray. Not usually a fan of these kinds of mixtapes, but this guy has some dope beats, and vocals (he both sings and raps on the 22 track tape).  It is a concept mixtape titled B.O.B vs Bobby Ray, […]

Alex Winston – Animal Baby

Alex Winston is a singer/songwriter/guitarist based out of Detroit.  She was classically trained in opera and  cites Little Richard, Professor Longhair, The Beach Boys and The Cardigans as some of her musical favorites, Her first single, “Animal Baby”, produced by Ian Kirkpatrick, is the perfect pop song. It’s like if you had a formula for […]

Loomis & The Lust

It may be fricking freezing here in NYC, but its good to know that Santa Barbara rock band Loomis & the Lust are keeping us warm with their catchy, throwback, danceable rock music. Formed in Early 2008 by guitar-wielding front man, Will Loomis, this bright four-piece features Casey Hooper on guitar, Anthony Sonetti on drums […]

Stars Go Dim

Stars Go Dim, has captured the attention of a devoted fan base as well as music critics. Formed in 2007, Joey Avalos and bassist Michael Wittig, who had worked together previously in more hard-rock based outfit, met with vocalist Chris Cleveland in late 2007 and laid the groundwork for what would become the band. Every […]

Introducing: Joe Burge

Oakland producer Joe Burge is here to seduce you with his smooth, silky R&B/soul tracks. He started playing piano when he was eight years old and along the way picked up guitar and bass. A few years later his parents buy him a 4 track and a drum machine– the rest is history. With this […]

Shayna Zaid & The Catch

NYC band, Shayna Zaid & The Catch, blend elements of folk, jazz, indie-pop and just plain awesomeness into their music. They have shared the stage with Norah Jones’ ‘Puss & Boots’, Emily King, the Kin and G-Love to name a few and even were in a nationally aired cotton commercial. With Violin, mandolins, guitars, and […]

Who’s Next?

Curry & Coco is next. These french dudes  are binging a fresh new sound. Fun, catchy, full of pop and a sick organ part that reminds me of The Doors. Their Sex Is Fashion EP will be released on January 18, 2010, while their full-length LP, We Are Beauty, is set for April. enjoY! Curry […]