Self-proclaimed “laptop artist” Dream Koala put his spin on Los Angeles songbird BANKS‘ “Change” from her 4-track EP entitled LONDON, by giving the track more of a house feel.
Stream BANKS’ “Change (Dream Koala Remix)” below.
The folks of Soulection, an independent LA-based record label and radio show founded by Joe Kay, 96, and Andre Power, put together Thank You, a free 5-track compilation featuring a few members of their roster (Jeftuz, Mr. Carmack, Esta, Sango and Ta-ku), in order to show their appreciation for the continuous support they’ve received from fans. The mini compilation is entirely instrumental.
Stream/download Thank You below.
The name, Luke James, has appeared on this site so much that he needs no introduction, but needs to be on the radio…like NOW. “Strawberry Vapors” is the latest single from his ear-pleasing mixtape, Whispers In the Dark, to be paired with visuals directed by Sarah McColgan.
Watch Luke James’ video for “Strawberry Vapors” below.
Last year, around this time, the always amazing singer-songwriter Jhené Aiko teamed up with fellow singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy on the Tae Beast-produced track, “Wrap Me Up.” With the success of her newly-released EP, Sail Out, and with Christmas steadily approaching, Jhené gives her fans this early present—a download of “Wrap Me Up” for free 99.
Stream/download Jhené Aiko’s “Wrap Me Up” featuring James Fauntleroy below.
Mary J. Blige dons a variety of white ensembles in the elegant visuals to her rendition of the popular tune, “My Favorite Things,” from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. Be sure to get your copy of her new album perfectly titled, A Mary Christmas.
Watch Mary J. Blige’s video for “My Favorite Things” below. [iTunes]
Actor Mustafa Shakir and Indian actress Deepti Gupta star in Jesse Atlas’ award-winning time sci-fi short, Record/Play, about a malfunctioning cassette tape that captures more than just audio.
Duration: 11 mins
Watch the short below.
In need of some motivation? Listen to the lyrics of India.Arie‘s inspirational song, “Break the Shell.” The soulbird paired a black-and-white montage of behind the scenes and performance clips from her Songversation Tour, directed by Denzel Williams and David Gallardo.
Watch India.Arie’s video for “Break the Shell” below.
Warning! This video contains flashing images.
In collaboration with fashion house Kenzo and i-D Magazine,M.I.A. glows in the dark in the Daniel Sannwald-directed visuals for her latest single, “Y.A.L.A” (an acronym for “You Always Live Again”), from her newly released album, Matangi. She is such a unique artist.
Watch the M.I.A.’s video for “Y.A.L.A.” below. [iTunes]