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Saígo brings the jazzy vibes on “So Natural”

With plans to release his debut EP this summer, Saígo has dropped a jazzy new cut in “So Natural.” Featuring a wealth of methodically stuttering horns and keys, the track finds the Los Angeles artist displaying a wonderful vocal range as the track slowly morphs into more and more of a melodic affair. Follow the jump […]

REVIEW: Polyenso’s ‘Pure In The Plastic’ is purely impressive

Artist: Polyenso Album: Pure In The Plastic Label: Dog Radio, Tone Tree Music Genre: Indie Rock, R&B What’s your favorite piece of visual art? Maybe a Van Gogh painting? What about an intricate, modern art sculpture? It could be an award-winning film or a specific portrayal of Swan Lake or Les Miserables. Whatever it may […]

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BadBadNotGood Release New Single “Velvet”

Canadian hip-hop-infused jazz trio Badbadnotgood released their third LP, III, earlier this year, and now they’re back with a new single titled “Velvet.” Last we heard from them, they were playing alongside Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown on “Six Degrees,” but this sees a quieter side of the group. If your day is off to […]

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HURRY: Flying Lotus’ New Album ‘You’re Dead!’ Streaming for 24 Hours With Special Film

Flying Lotus‘ new album, You’re Dead!, is out October 7 via Warp, and we’ve been getting psyched about it for weeks. To celebrate the upcoming release, the electronic musician and producer is teaming up with the Boiler Room to stream the album before its release. As part of a special promotion, the stream will be […]

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Flying Lotus Shares New Song “Coronus, The Terminator”

Producer, electronic musician, and general genius Flying Lotus drops his highly-anticipated new album, You’re Dead!, via Warp Records on October 7. It’s a massive 19-track release that is following up 2012’s brilliant Until The Quiet Comes with a more jazz-oriented setup and guest star studded flair. In anticipation of the release, he’s shared single “Coronus, The Terminator.” Unlike the rhythmic […]

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Jazz Album, ‘Cheek to Cheek’

Whatever your opinion on Lady Gaga‘s music and persona, the girl can sing. And although his once-tight vibratto is starting to loosen, there is a reason Tony Bennett is known world over for his jazz crooning. The unlikely pairing announced on The Today Show that they’ve combined efforts and produced a jazz album, entitled Cheek […]

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Watch J.K. Simmons Conduct Miles Teller to the Brink in the Explosive New Trailer for ‘Whiplash’

While everyone today was too busy talking about the snore-worthy trailer for the adaptation of the grocery store romance novel adaptation 50 Shades of Grey, a sneak peek into an incredibly interesting looking film, Whiplash, hit the web today. Whiplash tells the story of Andrew (played by Miles Teller of The Spectacular Now and Divergent), a […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Danny Petroni Discusses The Blue Project

We’re pleased to bring you this exclusive interview with Danny Petroni, the founder of The Blue Project, which he describes as his own “little micro economic project to get local musicians and music production in play.” After the tragedy brought forth by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, many local venues in New Jersey were destroyed and […]

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Don Cheadle Set To Direct, Star In Miles Davis Film ‘Kill the Trumpet Player’

One of the most legendary musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis has yet to be given the proper biopic treatment – but don’t let Don Cheadle hear you calling Kill the Trumpet Player a biopic. The massively influential jazz man and main proponent of the cool jazz movement – the reaction to the unfriendly, uptempo […]

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REVIEW: Joan Torres’s All is Fused – ‘Before’

Artist: Joan Torres’s All is Fused Album: Before Genre: Instrumental Jazz For fans of: Weather Report, Return to Forever, Trioscapes Getting involved with music at a young age with a natural talent gave Joan Torres an advantage over a lot of his peers, and this talent which ultimately led to scholarships to attend the renowned […]

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MIXTAPE: Mac Miller – You

Mac Miller has long been a youngster with a sense of wonder about the world of music outside hip hop. One listen to any of his releases and you’re sure to find influence from virtually every genre, so it only makes sense that he is finally stretching his legs and experimenting in these other realms […]

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EXCLUSIVE: A Conversation With Tosin Abasi of T.R.A.M.

Tosin Abasi plays guitar, and plays it really, really well. What has he played guitar in, you ask? Well, his first moderately successful project was a little old band called Reflux. Most people probably know him best for his Animals As Leaders work. Now he’s got another project for us music connoisseurs (and fanboys) to […]