Jessica 6

Jessica 6 Premieres “Down Low” feat. Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff

The gorgeous Nomi Ruiz and Jessica 6 finally return with a brand new song (sort of) called “Down Low”!

The throbbing, deep-house track, which sounds like an erotic tale straight out of the pages of Fifty Shades Of Grey“aren’t you gonna watch my mouth, as I go down on you, aren’t you gonna hold my hair up, so I can stare up at you” is taken from Jessica 6’s upcoming The Capricorn EP schedule to drop July 28.

Although the steamy “Down Low” (produced by Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff) just recently had it’s official premiere; the band debuted the track sometime back in 2012 during a string of live shows in NYC (we were there, of course! see clip below). We originally thought that the track would appear in Ruiz’s solo Mixtape Borough Gypsy Vol. 1  but it didn’t happen. We’ve been crazy about this sensual, late-night jam since we heard it live and we love it even more now that the studio version is finally out!

Listen below and let us know what you think of the new track?!

Jessica 6iTunes

 

UPDATE: official video out now!

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
27 June :: Paris France :: YOYO (Dior Homme)
05 July :: Kiev, Ukraine :: L8 Park
17 July :: Buenos Aires, Argentina :: Niceto
23 September :: Toronto, Canada :: Hold Renfrew
27 September :: San Francisco, CA :: Folsom Street Fair
16 October :: Dallas Texas :: Aurora

NR& (Nomi Ruiz, Rampa, &ME) – “ENEMY” + “BROKEN TOY” [VIDEO]

 

THIS IS FUC**NG HOT!

Those are the exact words I uttered while listening to the killer dance cuts, “Enemy” and “Broken Toy” by NR&, the collaborative project of Rampa, &ME and Nomi Ruiz from Jessica 6.

Brought together by German dance label Keinemusik, “Broken Toy” showcases Nomi Ruiz’s warm and seductive vocals over smooth percussion and groovy piano chords. While the house-anthem, “Enemy” will lure you into the dancefloor with it’s bouncing techno beasts and alluring pop-disco flair. Check it!

Grab both tracks from Beatport and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!!!

NR& (Beatport)

BEST ALBUMS OF 2011

Here are my top picks for “Best Albums Of 2011

 

25. Theophilus LondonTimez Are Weird These Days

Brooklyn based rapper Theophilus London delivers a pop friendly debut by perfectly mixing 80’s inspired electro beats and dance music with his own dose of NYC rhyme and swag. The first 3 tracks will have you hooked in seconds. A must album if you need a little gansta fix. (iTunes)

24. Chris BrownF.A.M.E

With it’s perfect balance of R&B bedroom ballads and dance-floor thumpers, Chris Brown hits it out of the park with this great comeback record. (iTunes)

23. GIRL IN A COMAExist & All The Rest

Pop-Rock at is best. Dabbing into pop and 80’s style Brit-Rock, the girl-trio delivers their most pop-friendly record to date. If you are fan of The Smiths and Morrissey then you must listen to this record! (iTunes)

22. Wynter GordonWith The Music I Die

In the sea of pop starlets, Wynter Gordon appeared out of nowhere and managed to stand-out brightly with an instantly addictive, unapologetic, guilt free pop record. Sadly, only the EP is available on iTunes. Find the full album! (iTunes)

21. RihannaTalk That Talk

Sexy, raunchy and simply naughty. Rihanna pushes the boundaries of pop music with this record. She manages to get away with it with style and candidly rolls it all together with “Cockiness and Persuasion” (iTunes)

20. KATY B – On A Mission

Dub-Step is not an easy animal to tame, but London’s Katy B and her production team notably succeed by merging the genre with suave hip-hop beats, R&B vocals and plenty of pop friendly tunes. A star is born. (iTunes)

19.The DøBoth Ways Open Jaws

When I introduced you to this French-Finnish duo I recall describing their album as “one of the best albums you haven’t heard” Hopefully, that’s not true anymore. I hope some of you listen and took a chance on this phenomenal record. The album mixes indie-rock with electro-pop. The band’s use of organic instruments like horns and strings make this record among the most originals out there. Get this record! (iTunes)

18. Lady GagaBorn This Way

I hate the album cover and every over-produced, nonsensical, self-indulgent music video she has released so far off this record; but I love every song on the album! Lots of 80’s pop-rock influences and plenty of catchy, electronic pop gems that simply demonstrate that Gaga’s music can outshine her extravagant sense of Art and Style. Big props to Gaga for making the saxophone cool again. Great record. (iTunes)

17. NEW LOOK(Self-titled)

There is no formula for making music feel classic or timeless; but this Canadian duo managed to almost achieve that with their self-titled debut. Sonically, is one of most beautiful electronics albums I’ve heard in a long time. It’s dreamy soundscapes and Sarah Ruba’s beautiful lush vocals make this a stunning debut. (Amazon)

16. Beyonce4

In my opinion Beyonce has never sounded better than in this, her 4th record. “4” focuses solely on Beyonce’s voice. The results turn out to be one of her best efforts. One can literately feel her every emotion in every note and breath she takes. She reaches Diana Ross DIVA like status with this record. Aside from Adele’s ’21,’ this makes for one amazing break-up album. (iTunes)

15. Florence + The MachineCeremonials

Did anyone have any doubt in their minds that Florence Welch‘s sophomore record would be anything less than amazing?! (iTunes)

14. Little DragonRitual Union

So much to love about this record! Sweden’s Little Dragon re-introduces early 90’s trip-hop music with a laid back, neo-soul rhythmic vibe. Yukimi Nagano‘s sensuous vocals contemplate the electronic island-tinged music on this record beautifully. (iTunes)

13. SBTRKT(Self-titled)

Incredible debut by producer Aaron Jerome aka SBTRKT. Amazing guest vocals. Melodic dub-step and Drum & Bass with undeniably groovy pop moments. A must have album! (iTunes)

12. AUSTRAFeel It Break

Katie Stelmanis’ haunting witchery voice in the tracks “Loose it” and “Beat And The Pulse” completely seduced me into a state of hypnosis. It’s synth driven arrangements and ethereal sound will transport you to a gorgeous dark fairytale. Dim the lights, light-up a candle and be spellbound. (iTunes)

11. The Sound Of ArrowsVoyage

A gorgeous, dreamy, uplifting, and melodic space-odyssey by the talented Swedish electro-pop duo. (iTunes)

10.EMIKA (Self-titled)

Emika’s debut-album mixes dubstep, electronica and classical-piano. The record has a gloomy atmospheric vibe with affecting lyrics that at times sent chills down my spine. Its minimalist sound, along with Emika’s alluring vocals will seduce into a beautiful haunting musical trance. A must have gem! (iTunes)

9. JESSICA 6See The Light

Nomi Ruiz‘s smokey sensual voice stands out greatly here. She beautifully complements the album’s nightlife and sexcapades love stories to the beat of Soul, Disco, House and R&B. An absolute must have album. (iTunes)

8. SEBASTIANTOTAL

This album has everything I loved from Justice‘s debut album– screeching guitars, high-energy raw sounds, but with Sebastian’s own unique take on french-electro and disco. A great dance record. Check out M.I.A‘s guest spot on the track “CTFO” (Chill the fuck out) It’s brilliant. (iTunes)

7. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

With it’s combination of retro throwback beats, 80’s style Synth and grandiose electronic orchestry, team M83 manages to make almost every track on this record play like an arena sized anthem. This album is simply EPIC. (iTunes)

6. MonarchyAround The Sun

Sweet electro-pop perfection! Catchy hooks and synth driven melodies make almost every track on this record shine on its own. A complete guilty pleasure. (iTunes)

5. Azari & III(Self-titled)

One of the best albums released this year period. Azari & III’s debut is a dance record that holds no prisoners. It’s vocal swag, driving bass lines and intoxicating house groove will having you dancing within minutes. Funk has never sounded so good. (Amazon)

4.The WeekndHouse Of Balloons

Lyrically, this album is overtly sexualized. It’s about sex, drugs and women. But surprisingly, the album doesn’t sound cheap or distasteful at all. And that’s due to it’s atmospheric production, smoky R&B electronic vibe and to Abel Tesfaye‘s incredible smooth vocals. (Free Download)

3.James Blake(self-titled)

James Blake‘s minimalist, atmospheric and spooky debut made me fall in love with electronic music all over again. Where other artists use a vocoder as a cheap trick, Blake uses it to invoke passion and yearning to his voice; in the process discovering that technology too, can have a soul. I SIMPLY LOVE THIS RECORD! “Limit To Your Love” and “The Wilhelm Scream” are masterpieces. I tear-up every time I play them. (iTunes)

2. Adele21

Unquestionably one of the best break-up albums EVER! Adele’s powerful voice reaches everyone’s heart and soul with every single song on this record. (iTunes)

1. PJ HarveyLet England Shake

I’m a huge PJ Harvey fan. I’ve seen PJ live in concert about 10 times and I’ve been following her career from the very beginning. I respect and adore her body of work. To me, PJ Harvey embodies true musical artistry. She is a rock star, a musician, a writer, a producer, a singer and a performer. And nothing can showcase that artistry better than “Let England Shake” the musical love letter to her homeland, England. This albums is PJ best work since “Stories From The City” and fully embraces the organic instrumentation (piano, harps etc.) and poetry she dabbled with during her seventh album “White Chalk”.  This is one of Harvey’s best records. Is masterful in every possible way. (iTunes)

 

*The records below didn’t quite make it into my list of 25 but should be considered*

26 – The RaptureIn The Grace OF Your Love

27 – Wolfram – (Self-titled)

28 –Friendly FiresPALA

29 – YuksekLiving On the Edge of Time

30 – Kelly RowlandHere I Am

Beni – House Of Beni + Sway (featuring Nomi Ruiz)

Beni And Nomi Ruiz

Sydney producer Beni recently released his debut album “House Of Beni” via Modular Records on October 11th. The album features guest appearances by Sam Sparro, Prince Terrence, Via Tania, Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6) and others! The non-stop dance record is filled with amazing dance tracks and has been in heavy rotation ever since I got my hands on it! The track “Sway” featuring vocals by Nomi Ruiz is everything right now! and currently stuck on repeat!

Beni says: “I didn’t want to make a noisy record or anything that could easily be put into a category. Like there are disco influences, but it’s not a disco record. And there’s house influences, but it’s not a house record. It’s like a tree-once you look at one branch, it leads to another, and another”.

You must get this record, period!

Grab the free MP3 of  “Someone Just Like You (Style Of Eye Remix) ” below!

Beni (iTunes)

Beni – House of Beni by modularpeople

Beni – Someone Just Like You (Style Of Eye Remix) by listentobeni

Jessica 6 – Prisoner Of Love Featuring Antony Hegarty (Official Video)

Jessica 6

Check out Jessica 6‘s brand new video for Prisoner Of Love featuring the incredible Antony Hegarty. The song is taken from Jessica 6‘s outstanding debut “See The Light” (Out now)

Prisoner Of Love is one of my favorite songs and is a highlight of the album– not simply because of the flawless production, but because Nomi Ruiz and Antony Hegarty vocal collaboration is incredibly amazing. There is a harmonious chemistry between Nomi’s sensual tone and Hegarty’s androgynous voice that fit so great together. I hope the pair reunite again for more music.

Love the ending of the video btw! Miss Ruiz loves her wind, doesn’t she? 😉

Check out the video below!

Jessica 6 (Amazon)

PS. If you haven’t yet seen the band live, then you must! They sound amazing live.

Jessica 6 ‘Prisoner Of Love’ feat. Antony from Jessica 6 on Vimeo.

Jessica 6 – See The Light

Rejoice! The day has finally arrived! Jessica 6‘s debut album “See The Light” is finally here! After patiently waiting for what it seems like forever, the Nu-Disco trio comprised of Nomi Ruiz, Andrew Raposo, Morgan Wiley is ready to make their mark with a remarkable debut.

Jessica 6‘ “See The Light” is a perfectly crafted album that fuses an array of music styles and genres. From Disco-Soul, to House to R&B, and what can only be described as Pop-Noir. Nomi Ruiz‘ smokey, sexy voice, complements the nightlife vibe and midnight love affair stories of the album to perfection. Lyrically, the album is raw and emotionally charged. Every track tells a story; from the up-tempo “White Horse” to the more mellowed out “Not Anymore”. The songs “In The Heat” and “Freak The Night” are two sensual tracks that are stand-outs in the album.  The duet “Prisoner Of Love” with Antony Hegarty is by far my Favorite track of the entire record. Nomi’s and Antony’s voice blend so perfectly and harmoniously that they made me wish for more tracks of them together. See The Light has quite a few ballads but it never feels to slow down the record. It never once loses focus in the groove and brilliance of the music. “See The Light” is a must have!

This album will most definitely appear on my list of ‘top 10 albums’ of the year.

Support these talented musicians and buy the album NOW!

Jessica 6 iTunes link HERE

More Jessica 6 plus videos on my previous posts HERE

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Fun Girl – Jessica 6 by lalai

Jessica 6 – Prisoner Of Love Feat. Antony Hegarty

My eyes lid up and and my heart started racing as soon as I read that a new Jessica 6 track was floating around the web. I’ve been waiting for Jessica 6‘s debut album “See The Light” to drop for the longest time! I love this band! I’ve seen them live a few times and they are a talented trio. I have also seem them perform when they were members of the equally sick Hercules And Love Affair.

The new single “Prisoner Of Love” is as amazing as their first two offerings (Fun Girl And White Horse) and it makes me that more enthusiastic for their debut album. Prisoner Of Love features stunning vocals by the incredible Antony Hegarty of Antony & The Johnstons and also an ex-member of Hercules & Love Affair. Antony possesses and incredible unique voice that can hit you right at your core. All his records are sheer genius. And yes, I am a HUGE fan of his work and you should seek him out.

More of Jessica 6 on my previous post HERE

Jessica 6 – Prisoner of Love [ft. Antony]

Jessica 6 – White Horse (Todd Terry Remix)

“Let me see you dance, let me see you move, put me in a trance, show me you can groove…” – Jessica 6

I’ve been waiting for the full debut album of Jessica 6 for what seems like years now. So this track will do for now. You might recognize the sound, and lead singer Nomi Ruiz. She, along with her band are ex-members of the equally amazing group “Hercules And Love Affair”. Jessica’s sound is a mixture of pop,dance and deep house music.

Check out their latest offering via a Todd Terry remix.

Also, watch Jessica 6 amazing first single “FUN GIRL” and the original version of “White Horse” on the next page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3o0ZgvSLfo

 

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