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Monday, October 27 2014

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - “Dawn” EPK (video) (Premiere)

Take an advanced look at the recording process behind the funky forthcoming album by the Australian soul outfit Emma Donovan & The PutBacks.


I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch!

The majority of Glow is a blow-by-blow account of the drugs he took and the women he bedded. James either had a great memory, or he took remarkable notes.


Jaco Pastorius: Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.


Tuesday, October 21 2014

Maya Angelou Meets Funk and Hip-Hop in “On Aging” (audio) (Premiere)

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more creative way to celebrate the legacy of Maya Angelou than to put some slap bass behind her evocative spoken word poetry.


Thursday, October 16 2014

Flow Tribe - “Back and Forth (Live)” (video) (Premiere)

For those keen on funky, NOLA grooves, Flow Tribe's "Back and Forth" will do the trick just right.


Monday, October 6 2014

The New Mastersounds @ The Hideout - San Diego - 1 October 2014

The New Mastersounds are sort of like a hybrid strain of cannabis. The music has an uplifting effect, yet one that’s blended with a relaxed vibe.


Friday, September 6 2013

Omar: The Man

Omar continues to look to the '70s for musical inspiration.


Tuesday, July 2 2013

Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker

Consistent and enjoyable, The Cooker serves as a triumphant showcase of top-rate musicianship.


Tuesday, June 25 2013

Founding Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist Hillel Slovak Died 25 Years Ago Today (video)

The Israeli-American guitarist played on 1985's 'Freaky Styley' and 1987's 'The Uplift Mofo Party Plan'.


Sunday, June 23 2013

Royal Canoe: Today We’re Believers

Today We’re Believers definitely employs the kind of sound that the term “hybrid” was invented to describe, especially in its excellent mid-section.


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Chico Mann: Magical Thinking (Reviews) [22.Apr.13]
20 Questions: Bad Rabbits (Sound Affects) [9.Apr.13]
Kylie Auldist: Still Life (Reviews) [22.Jan.13]
Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin (Reviews) [20.Oct.11]
Trombone Shorty: For True (Reviews) [11.Oct.11]
Blitz the Ambassador: Native Sun (Reviews) [25.Jul.11]
Com Truise: Cyanide Sisters (Capsule Reviews) [8.Feb.11]
Bilal: Levels EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
No BS! Brass: No BS! (Capsule Reviews) [20.Dec.10]
Squarepusher: Shobaleader One EP (Capsule Reviews) [23.Sep.10]
Grupo Fantasma: El Existential (Reviews) [1.Aug.10]
Stanton Moore: Groove Alchemy (Reviews) [13.Jun.10]
Whitefield Brothers: Earthology (Capsule Reviews) [16.Mar.10]
Kylie Auldist: Made of Stone (Capsule Reviews) [8.Sep.09]
Various Artists: Funk Aid for Africa (Capsule Reviews) [29.Jul.09]
Various: The Rough Guide to Latin Funk (Capsule Reviews) [18.Oct.07]
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