There's a lot to be excited about for 2013. One thing you should definitely be looking out for is the NEXT Collective, a group composed of some names you may already know (guitarist Matt Stevens, drummer Jamire Williams, keyboardists Kris Bowers and Gerald Clayton, saxophonists Walter Smith III and Logan Richardson, bassist Ben Williams, and trumpeter Christian Scott [guesting]). These guys are kind of a big deal.
They already have an EP out on iTunes all in preparation for their album of covers aptly titled Cover Art to release this coming February. Want to know some of the stuff this powerhouse group is covering? Fortunately, keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe put together this handy mix juxtaposing the original tracks from the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West, N.E.R.D., Little Dragon, D'Angelo, and many more with cuts of the NEXT Collective's versions. It's a nice little mix that you should definitely hear and cop for your own listening pleasure.