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Alice Smith shows “The (Diana) Ross” love in teaser video

So the gorgeous Recording Artist who sings like the Rock & Soul Gods had a hand in creating her is officially stepping back out on the scene. That Artist is Alice Smith, and I am beyond delighted to see this teaser of her glamming it up to one of her latest tracks “Cabaret.” She sang this a few months Back at the Highline Ballroom in NYC, I’m going to gather up that footage to share with you all.

In the meantime, enjoy this video ;-)

Alice Smith X Aloe Blacc X Allen Stone (via OKay Player)

Waste Land (Brazilian Cinema)

It’s no secret that I’m infatuated with Brazil. The culture, the people, the language…I love it all long time.

With that said, I watched the Waste Land‘ trailer, and the plight of this particular group warmed my Soul & peaked my interest. Looking forward to watching the film. Life truly inspires Art & Humanity.

Shout out to Emiliano Styles for tweeting this! Take time check out & support his film project ‘Color the Night’

Events: Makossa BBQ in BROOKLYN; Sweat Party (Carnival Edition) in NYC

As usual, NYC is POPPIN’ with an abundance of events this weekend.  For all those NYC residents, upgrade your life and make sure that Makossa BBQ (Hosted by Fresthetic) & The Sweat Party are on the agenda!

Word around the way is that Makossa BBQ was POPPIN’  all Summer, and I will be there tomorrow to get a taste of their Finale/ Farewell to Summer.  The DJ line-up is official, lead by DJ Wonway Posibul reppin’ Cali. Check out his Makossa mixtape’s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 here, for a nice dose of Afro/Latin/Soul fusion that will get you in a Feel-good mood and warmed up for the Makossa Finale in Brooklyn tomorrow.  Nothing like a daytime party!

Then right after you leave Makossa in BK, chug your Energy drink of choice, and come in your Funky Goodness to The Sweat Party.

The DJ’s saved my life at the last one, and it was an all out MASH-UP since Stilettos & Boat Shoes were left at home!

It’s a carnival theme, so you can come dressed accordingly, or in whatever makes you feel good enough to dance in and sweat.  The eye candy will be abundant, and there are healthy goodies and other health-related festivities within walking distance of the dance floor to support the Wellness Initiative that the Sweat Party is promoting throughout the City.  Our sister site, Hip Hop Hard Body, will be there dutty wining, dubbing, and making sure the masses are enjoying all that the Sweat Party has to offer.

NYC, come out and have a good time.

-Rhythm Junkie

Salute: Rise in Power, DJ Mehdi … you will be missed

DJ Mehdi, Paris-based DJ who rocked crowds around the world with his Electro-Funk style on the 1s and 2s, unfortunately transitioned from this Life this past weekend.  The beauty in being in artist is that your work assures that your Spirit lives on, and we can relive the good times.

Needless to say, his latest mix, an ode to his motherland of Tunisia and a “hot Summer” that he spent DJing parties from NYC to Tokyo has Surely left us with a Full Bodied Toast to the Talent and Life of DJ Mehdi.  Cheers to the good times, and Rhythm Junkie sends our condolences and positive vibes to his wife, Fafi (World-renowned Graff/Visual artist) and his family & friends.

Download DJ Mehdi’s mixtape Tunisian Summer Mix, and take a moment to soak in the talent that made party-rockers fall in love with another Artist gone too soon!

My favorite Amy Winehouse video…

I still haven’t finished my Amy Winehouse post (it’s got to be RIGHT), but this video right here makes my eyes water every time.

This is 1 of my fave tracks off of her last album “Back to Black.” A track i used to frequent on rainy nights contemplating love (mush moment OVER). Enjoy! Amy is missed! So much potential, but she left us with some gems that are timeless!

Rhythmix: S.L.C.A. Mixtape via DJ Qeys

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, DJ Qeys Presents “Strobe Lights, Camera, Action.” This is my first full length, downloadable mixtape and I want to thank all of you for taking time out of your day to listen to it. I greatly appreciate it. Leave comments and give me some feedback, I would love to hear from you all. Be on the lookout for more goodies from DJ Qeys and Rhythm Junkie…

-DJ Qeys

Video: ‘Aunt Tracy’ Busts a move at Mad Decent BBQ in NYC

Hip Hop is a major part of the foundation at Rhythm Junkie.

With that said, seeing this video made me feel all warm and gleeful inside; seeing “Aunt Tracey, (the moniker dubbed by Baratunde, owner of the video) pop-locking and breakin’ truly shows the depth & energy that the core of Hip Hop has as a culture. Watching her get in the zone, I could just visualize her doing her thing back in the day in NYC.  It’s all about the Good Times as we get through day by day in this life. Enjoy!

To all my NYers and those who want to be here, Check out MyBlockNYC, a cool site allowing users to ‘rep their block’ by uploading video of the happenings in their neighborhood.

Strung Out: Chris Brown takes flight at the VMA’s

I LOVE a performer. A full-bodied Entertainer.

Someone who gives a show, excites me, has me anticipating what they are going to do next.  Chris Brown is one of those Artist’s who always keeps my undivided attention when he steps on the stage and starts that foot work, and he has done so again at the VMA’s that aired this past Sunday. No one was expecting that intro giving a nod to the 90s music, leading into that trance-inducing, feel-good track “Beautiful People,” and then him leaping and soaring over heads!  DOPENESS!

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Lianne La Havas performs in NYC

Lianne La Havas, UK Songstress who is captivating your hearing devices by storm, performs 2 newly written songs.  As mentioned before, She came to NYC and had a low key performance at The Living Room, where she had the crowd enamored with her talent and down-to-earth candor.  Listen, enjoy! What do you think?

Check out our 1st reaction to Ms. Lianne’s talent here.

Rhythm Junkie ADDICTED.