BUY HERE Seattle Duo, THEESatisfaction welcome you to their house party with open arms, and a few instructions to maximize your enjoyment: “Turn off your swag, and check your vain. From your lengths to your tense, get down. But whatever you do, hey, don’t funk with my groove.” Basically, be yourself, and don’t mind us [...]
BUY HERE For some, time is money. For others, time is means for a grand entrance. For Brazilian electro-pop trio, Bonde Do Rolê, time was the perfect opportunity to assemble an all-star team for an album five years in the making–not to mention, rally some fan anticipation.
Listen to “This World” here BUY HERE At the tender age of twenty-one, Selah Sue imparts a developed sound truly her own. The Belgian says, “Musically speaking, I know what I want,” and that confidence translates into her soulful reggae melodies. There are no mixed emotions in citing her influences either. Without being said, a [...]
Listen to “Sunny (Mercury Edit II) here BUY HERE The dark days were through with Bobby Hebb’s love-a-thon, one of the most soul-driven songs ever written and loved. “Sunny” is a transformation of love itself now topped with a modern cherry by Swiss producer, Mercury. Doubtful was any fan of this heartful Motown hit that [...]
Listen to “Madoff Made Off” Here BUY HERE Brooklyn’s Afrobeat band, Zongo Junction enliven a whole new meaning of the a world-wide scandal with “Madoff Made Off.” The transglobal soundscapes confuse the senses with Kings of Leon guitar riffs moving into congas and
Listen to “Lagos Speedway” here BUY HERE The African sounds of Captain Planet‘s Speakin’ Nuyorican EP is a salsa fiesta partnered with a a hip-hop record. The Brooklyn-based DJ returned to Bastard Jazz Recordings to give us more where 2005′s Gumbo Funk EP came from.
Listen to “Good Man” here BUY HERE Get out the time machine, Raphael Saadiq is back with his new rock-infused LP, Stone Rollin’. As you’ll see, he’s remained faithful to the retro soulful roots that caught our attention in his 2008 hit album, The Way I See It. The old-school inspirations have always been there [...]
It’s almost Friday so I thought I’d bring a little R&B groovin’ to our weekend. I happened upon this “cinematic soul” act by accident last week and cannot stop listening. El Michels Affair is the creation of two former band mates Leon Michels and Nick Movshon. They along with eight other former members of the [...]
Onra hails from France and is a swell producer of the, how you say, “hip hop” music? While he lists most of his influences as classic mainstream acts the likes of Dr. Dre, DJ Quick, Diamond D, and Reza, it would appear that somewhere along the way some funk crept in there. Cool little side [...]
It has been said that there is a song for every moment. Dam-Funk makes music for the time when you want to chill out. His synth and drum-machine based boogie-funk creates a spacey, mellow mood. What more could you expect from an artist that claims to be “keeping it fantasy,” instead of “keeping it real.” [...]