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Pre-release remix from Gaudi’s latest, In between times (5/14)
April 23, 2013, 3:48 pm
Filed under: FREE DOWNLOAD, Gaudi, New Release


We are stoked for the May 14th release of Gaudi’s latest album, In between times! In the meantime grab a copy of the exclusive “Rootikal Mix” (feat. Danny Ladwa) of Gaudi’s “Unlimited Possibilities”.

Catch Gaudi live in action this summer and check out this article in which Gaudi pays tribute to the late Pete Namlook.

6/01/13 // Summer Arts and Music Festival // Garberville, CA

6/02/13 // Wakarusa – Mulberry Mountain // Ozark, AR

6/06/13 // Hive // Sandpoint, ID

6/07/13 // Alhambra // Portland, OR

6/08/13 // Re-bar // Seattle, WA

6/12/13 // King King Hollywood // Los Angeles, CA

6/13/13 // The Ruby Room // San Diego, CA

6/14/13 // Mighty // San Francisco, CA

6/15/13 // Sonic Bloom // Georgetown, CO

7/20/13 // Photosynthesis Festival // Passage Neah Bay // WA

7/25/13 // Gratifly Music & Arts Festival // Westminster, SC

7/26/13 // FloydFest // Floyd, VA

8/9/13 // The Big Up // Claverack, NY

8/10/13 // Beloved Sacred Art & Music Festival // Tidewater, OR


Dom’s U.S. Promotional Tour!
March 28, 2013, 5:24 pm
Filed under: Dom La Nena

What an exciting week it was for Dom La Nena on her first U.S. promotional tour!

First up was LA for Dom’s U.S. live radio debut on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley. Dom stripped her tunes down for an interview and set that included a cover of the National’s “Start a War”. The show is available to listen to over here. While in LA Dom also popped by a music store to pick up a new distortion pedal. Check out this video for a taste of the good vibes that ensued! 

Next on the cross-country journey was a quick stop in San Francisco, where Dom was greeted in the Six Degrees office with Tartine pastries before playing a couple of songs for Rhapsody’s South Park Sessions.

Dom Rhapsody

A busy couple of days in NYC were next in store. First on the agenda was meeting with Six Degrees publishing partners at Primary Wave Music before shooting a song for Huffington Post’s A-Sides Sessions. And to top off the trip Dom recorded a session with Kurt Andersen for WNYC’s Studio 360.

Dom at HuffPo

Huffington Post’s A-Side Sessions

Dom will be back in the U.S. for a tour in June!

Anjo Gabriel – Dom La Nena Video!
March 12, 2013, 12:21 pm
Filed under: Dom La Nena, music video

New video. New beautiful vibes. Yesterday Dom La Nena released a video for Anjo Gabriel from her debut record, Ela. Check out the latest of of Jeremiah’s productions!

Another video that gets our bones shivering is this one from Jeremiah! Catch Dom La Nena and Piers Faccini deliver a soul-warming rendition of Dessa Vez!

Niyaz – ‘Naseem’
March 11, 2013, 12:12 pm
Filed under: Azam Ali, FREE DOWNLOAD, niyaz

Check out Niyaz’ new song and video from their upcoming SUMUD the acoustic EP (released worldwide 3/19)! Based on a traditional devotional Persian poem, “Naseem” features a duet from Azam Ali and the flute-playing of Habib Meftah Boushehri.

Catch Niyaz at NYC’s Cutting Room on April 25th and New Orleans’ Festival International de Louisiane on April 27th!

David Starfire VIBE Exclusive
March 4, 2013, 1:25 pm
Filed under: david starfire, FREE DOWNLOAD, Six Degrees Artist


David Starfire sat down with VIBE for an exclusive on his new album Ascend as well as to discuss his dream collaboration and Indian & hip-hop influences! Head here to check out the article!

VIBE also debuted Starfire’s brand new Zeppelin remix! Stairway (David Starfire remix) is available for free download by heading over here!

Festival Season!
February 28, 2013, 3:22 pm
Filed under: music festival

Alas, festival season is almost upon us. Six Degrees artists are gearing up for the dog and dance-filled days of summer. To prep for the ensuing good times we compiled a partial list of where some of the Six Degrees family will be bringing their great vibes this summer!

David Starfire:

4/6 – V Elements Festival – San Diego, California


3/2 – Envision Festival – Costa Rica

5/18 – Indigo Festival – Israel

6/2 – Wakarusa – Ozark, Arkansas

6/22 – Sonic Bloom – Georgetown, Colorodo

7/27 – Floyd Fest – Floyd, Virginia

8/3 – Sonica Festival – Italy

Karsh Kale:

5/31-6/2 – Wakarusa – Ozark, Arkansas

Natacha Atlas:

5/31- Festival Violon du Monde – Calais, France


4/27 – Festival International – Lafayette, Louisiana

Vieux Farka Toure:

3/8 – 3/11 – WOMADelaide – Adelaide, Australia

3/15 – 3/17 – WOMAD New Zealand – Taranaki, New Zealand

8/2 – 8/4 – Pickathon – Happy Valley, Oregon

A few of our favorite videos of Six Degrees artists at past festivals!

Vieux Farka Toure live at the Summer Sounds Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2010

David Starfire at Coachella, 2008

Karsh Kale & Midival Punditz live at Paleo Fest, 2009

Chamber Music First U.S. Tour
February 26, 2013, 1:09 pm
Filed under: Chamber Music, Six Degrees Artist, Tour


Tonight Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal kick off their first ever Chamber Music U.S. tour. To celebrate we’ve included some of our favorite videos of the duo making musical magic!

Chamber Music 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

2/26 – Eastman School of Music – Rochester, NY

2/28 – Florence Gould Hall – New York, NY

3/1 – Atlas Performing Arts – Washington DC

3/2 – Arden Gild Hall – Arden, DE

3/6 – First Christian Church – Bloomington, IN

3/8 – The Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN

3/9 – Wehr Hall – Milwaukee, WI

3/10 – Old Town School of Folk Music – Chicago, IL

3/11 – Ohio State University – Newark, OH

3/12 – Prius Hall/Emens Auditorium (Ball State) – Muncie, IN

3/14 – Skirball Cultural Center – Los Angeles, CA

3/15 – St. John’s Presbyterian Church & Center – Berkeley, CA

3/16 – First Congregational Church – Santa Cruz, CA

3/23 – Charles H. Morris Center – Savannah, GA

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Rhino Festival 2009 – Lyon, France

A Take Away Show Part 1, La Blogotheque

A Take Away Show Part 2, La Blogotheque

David Starfire “Ascend” released today!
February 19, 2013, 1:56 pm
Filed under: david starfire, FREE DOWNLOAD, New Release


On the most musically bright of sides on this otherwise dark weathered morning, today (2/19) saw the release of Ascend, the new album from David Starfire. Hailed as his most “live” project thus far, Ascend serves as further evidence of Starfire’s innovative mastery of musical fusion. A sound that knows no genre-limiting boundaries, “Ascend” features what Starfire describes as “an eclectic mix of bhangra, Arabic, dub, reggae, dubstep, moombahcore, trap and other genres produced in ‘Starfire’ fashion”. On Ascend a collaborative spirit propels the good vibes of Starfire’s category-defying sound. Among artists featured on the album are founding father of hip-hop Afrika Bambaataa, fellow members of the Six Degrees family Cheb i Sabbah and Natacha Atlas, Desert Dwellers, iCatching, and Sheila Govindarajan.

Check out “House of Bhangra” from the new album Ascend

Starfire shares Burning Man memories in this vid 

Egyptian Project – February Egypt Tour
February 18, 2013, 1:33 pm
Filed under: Egyptian Project, Tour

This month a most musical of paths has led Egyptian Project to the source of their sound, a February stint in Egypt prior to a month-long tour in France and a July Morocco tour. The brainchild of French producer Jérôme Ettinger, Egyptian Project blends electronic and acoustic music with the sounds of Egypt’s musical tradition. Their February soiree with Egypt brought the guys to French Institute in Mounira (a sold out performance that led to an encore show), Cairo Jazz Club, and French Institute in Alexandria. We are excited to hear that today Egyptian Project announced two encore concerts in Aswan (2/20) and Abu Simbel (2/22). Check out these photos from the Egyptian Tour as well as the “Anta Ana” track from Egyptian Project’s debut album, “Ya Amar”.


Bringing the boogie at Cairo Jazz Club (2/9)


Jérome, Anthony, and Antoine juicing up for the tour in Giza/Cairo (2/5)

On stage at IFE Alexandria

On stage at IFE Alexandria


“Free form radio with a global edge” – Six Degrees Traveler Radio Show
February 11, 2013, 3:50 pm
Filed under: Eclectic, Radio, Uncategorized

For two hours each week our sound waves fill with a little extra music-induced good feeling. Wednesdays at 11AM PST Six Degrees co-founder Bob Duskis schools college DJs on the art of hidden musical treasures from around the world on the weekly Traveler Radio Show! Tune in Wednesdays 11AM-1PM PST by heading to Live 365 or listen in through the iTunes Radio “Eclectic” category!

Head here for a list of tracks from past shows all the way from 2004 to this most recent week!

And stream one month of past good-vibe-filled shows over here!

Last week’s Traveler Radio (2/6) featured this most epic of tracks

Chill vibes featured on 1/16’s show