Nomi Ruiz of Jessica 6 is one of our favorite singers and live performers. “Down Low,” a steamy dance track featuring Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff, highlights Nomi’s acrobatic vocals and gives us some extremely satisfying deep ’90s vibes. The track is the lead single from the new Jessica Six EP The Capricorn, released yesterday. Buy it on iTunes here.
Warning: The video has no actual no nudity, but isn’t really safe for work.
We love the intricate production and evocative lyrics of Róisín Murphy‘s latest album Hairless Toys, and we knew there would be some great remixes forthcoming. Our favorite so far came today courtesy of Hercules and Love Affair’s Andrew Butler. Listen below, and buy the track exclusively on Beatport.
Violinist Teppei Okada has a special interest in the Mario franchise of video games. He’s able to play a live soundtrack (including background music and most sound effects) to a game as it’s happening. We want to invite him to our next Nintendo-themed party.
Above he plays to the original Super Mario Bros. After the jump, watch him riff on Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and Mario Kart.
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In the grand tradition of covers that improve upon the originals, Wynonna Judd sang Foreigner’s “I Wanna Know What Love Is” in August of 2003 and made Oprah cry. Yes, Oprah Winfrey wiped away a tear. And so did we. And so will you: Don’t try to hide it.
Belgian singer Kate Ryan has recorded a version of the beloved Bronski Beat anthem “Smalltown Boy” with more of a deep house feel. If you watch the video with no sound, you might think the song is “all-tan girl,” but we enjoyed the saxophone riffs. Still, somehow we’re not sure Jimmy Somerville would approve.
Enter to win Why Make Sense?, the new album from British quintet Hot Chip, featuring “Huarache Lights” and “Need You Now.”
THE CONTEST: Which one of Hot Chip’s early singles was released twice in the UK, charting both times?
The first three correct responses will win copies of Why Make Sense?! The winners will be announced on our Facebook page next week.