Haute Chicago

Video: Black Alley 'Virgin Suicide'



So, we've introduced you to the DMV soul garage band Black Alley...well today we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE release of their latest video "Virgin Suicide!" Take a sneak peek!!

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Download: Chris LeSage 'Red Blush'



We've had our eye on Chicago native, Chris LeSage, for a while now.  He has been winning over critics and fans as he makes his mark on the music scene. His latest single, Red Blush, is nothing short of pure artistic genius.  It is one of those smooth grooves that you can sit back and listen to on repeat. If you enjoy the likes of some of his predecessors such as Miguel or Maxwell, experiencing this record will be an eargasmic delight. Don't just take my word for it, check it out!

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Video: Watch The Duck 'Poppin Off'



Houston-bred, Atlanta-based... We are watching!!! WatchTheDuck is what we've all been missing!!! Their single Poppin Off has taken the airwaves by storm, and we can't ask for more...well, we can, and probably will...but this is a dope jumping off point!! As an independent artist myself, I adore the mantra of WatchTheDuck ("Everybody sees the duck traveling smoothly on top of the water," Eddie says. "But nobody sees it kicking hard as hell under it, struggling to stay afloat. We would always say WatchTheDuck whenever we were in certain industry scenarios, when everyone's your friend and is trying to be of importance...")

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Download: Dallas Blocker 'Elevator'



Dallas Blocker has done it yet again! Known for his racy lyrics, The R&B crooner teamed up with Grammy nominated producer Jerrin Howard (Lotus Flower Bomb ) to give fans a a little something sexy right in time for Valentines Day. While this is not a ballad, if you're looking for something fresh and new to add to your Love Day rotation,  Elevator is one of our haute picks.

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Wikipedia says Moombahton is a "fusion genre of house music and reggaeton.". Ok, that's cool, but not good enough. We say its a recipe for a party that you'll never forget. Ever. The innovator of this musical drug...I mean genre... and closest supporting DJs/producers got together to "turn up" to the fullest. Moombahton Forever is on repeat, and its a free download that you need in your party playlist arsenal.


Wednesday Rewind: Prince 'Screwdriver'



Yesterday Prince dropped the visuals for his single, Screwdriver, as apart of his new website's launch. The video showcases  a color montage of lyrics to accompany the old school rock feel of the track. The delivery comes just in time for his Billboard Magazine  cover which will hit shelves this Saturday.

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Download: Slum Village Ft. Black Milk, Young RJ, T3 & Victor Scope 'Long Way Down'



Slum Village enlisted Black Milk, Young RJ, T3, and Victor Scope on their latest collaborative effort, Long Way Down. The single will be featured on the group's upcoming Dirty Slums 2 mix-tape, hosted by Mike Boogie.  The project, available for free via iTunes Jan 29th, will be the veteran rap trios' first release 2010. After listening to Long Way Down, we do not think that fans will be disappointed by the wait.

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Download:Vanessa Elisha 'Blur'



A nice little treat surfaced in our inbox from emerging singer/songwriter Vanessa Elisha. Hailing from Australia,  she debuted Blur as her first independent release.  Produced by Gxnius, it describes that oh so familiar feeling of being in love. As her sultry voice laces the track, we can only imagine what the talented songstress will bring us next!

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Audio: Wanderhouse 'Sugar'

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Sensual and seductive are two words that describe Sugar, the most recent release from alternative duo Wanderhouse.  It comes as a pleasant contrast after the group's cover of Ellie Goulding's Lights

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Video: Pete Philly 'Remember You'



This little eargasmic delectable is compliments of Pete Philly. Remember You comes from his Open Loop series, in which the Netherlands based artist put out 14 tracks over 14 weeks with accompanying visuals. Much like his music, the videos are extremely dope and timeless.

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