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Monday, April 27 2015

Ava Luna: Infinite House

Ava Luna's latest is as multilayered and pleasantly bewildering as the "infinite house" where it was recorded.


Thursday, April 16 2015

Bettye LaVette: Child of the Seventies

This re-release provides evidence that Bettye LaVette should have been famous decades earlier.


Tuesday, April 14 2015

Pimps of Joytime - ‘Jukestone Paradise’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Brooklyn funk and soul outfit Pimps of Joytime create their own "science fiction juke joint" with their riotously fun new LP, Jukestone Paradise. Stream it here exclusively a week before its release.


Sidewalk Chalk: Shoulder Season

Sidewalk Chalk rise further to the top of the hip-hop scene with their third release, Shoulder Season.


Friday, March 27 2015

Umphrey’s McGee - “Bad Friday” (audio) (Premiere)

The Chicago prog jam outfit Umphrey's McGee were given 12 hours in the legendary Abbey Road studios. The funky and groovy "Bad Friday" is one of the results of that fruitful time in the studio.


Tuesday, March 17 2015

Galactic Blasts Off in San Diego - 3 March 2015

Any chance to get a taste of one of New Orleans’ best sonic flavors is one to be savored, and Galactic did not disappoint San Diego.


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.


Omar: The Man (Reviews) [6.Sep.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Alice Russell: To Dust (Reviews) [1.May.13]
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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