The Roots percussionist Stro Elliot, follows up his 2016 self-titled SCM debut with a new ep featuring a variety of Moods, from the downtempo flip of Bilal on “Hey Slim”, to the bang-your-fucking-head-off slaps of “FTL”. Tributes are paid to lost greats and classics of old are made new again. Kanye fucks with Stro. You should too.
High John and Douniah are an alternative R&B / Hip-Hop duo from Hamburg and Berlin. Johns warm, lo-fi beats and Douniahs rich, soul-soaked voice interact in a very natural way, combining almost organically 90’s urban music with the timbre und themes of the here and now.
The Vapor Caves are a Texas-bred, R&B/modern funk outfit. A “vapor cave” is a rarity in nature, found underground, billowing mineral-rich steam known for its magical healing properties. The duo proudly pays homage to this natural phenomenon, synthesizing medicine for those who enter. The duo has drawn comparisons to such acts as Robyn, The Internet,...
Repressed! The unreleased album by James Brown’s backing band: the Bootsy Collins-lead JB’s.Never-before-heard James Brown and J.B.’s originals and covers of Jimi Hendrix, Kool & the Gang, the Meters. Contains a 12-page booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.
"Stay Tuned!", is Dominique Fils-Aime´’s sophomore album, the follow-up to her debut full length Nameless, part of her trilogy that brings to center stage the resiliency of mankind in the face of adversity and oppression and pays homage to Afro-American history and culture. Dominique Fils-Aimé has been chosen as Radio-Canada Jazz revelation 2019-2020
From dark and dusty days in Tucson, AZ to Long Beach sunshine, ZACKEY FORCE FUNK is back with another collection of bonafide gangster funk. His new album '4X4 SCORPION' is an assemblage of sentiments from Zackey’s life experience that spans from the streets of Arizona to outer space.
Five albums, sixty tracks and still counting. Cool Million are back with a new album and the title is Stronger! Ten years ago the euro soul duo Cool Million released their first album 'Going Out Tonight' on UK soul label Expansion Records. The album took the soul crowd by surprise, cause who were these guys that out of the blue, could recreated the...
Janet (stylized as janet.) is the fifth studio album by American singer Janet Jackson, released on May 18, 1993, by Virgin Records America. Prior to its release, Jackson was at the center of a high-profile bidding war over her recording contract.
Discovery is the second studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 26 February 2001 by Virgin Records. It marks a shift from the Chicago house sound prevalent on their first studio record, Homework (1997), to a house style more heavily inspired by disco, post-disco, garage house, and R&B.
Gensu Dean & Wise Intelligent have teamed up in Atlanta to record a new album together. Rooted in Universal Science, Game of Death takes dead aim at mediocre, dumbed down, manufactured rap. This is cultural warfare bridging the gap from Roxanne & Biz Markie to Jay Electronica & Erykah Badu. Bending time & space, Gensu & Wise take...
Heavy Weather is the eighth album by Weather Report, released in 1977 through Columbia Records. The release originally sold about 500,000 copies; it would prove to be the band's most commercially successful album. Heavy Weather received a 5-star review from Down Beat magazine and went on to be voted jazz album of the year by the readers of that publication.
Black Market is an instrumental jazz fusion album released by Weather Report in 1976. This album was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter. It was recorded in December 1975 and released in April 1976 through Columbia Records. This is Weather Report's seventh overall album and the first with the bass player Jaco Pastorius who features on two tracks.
Talking Book is the fifteenth studio album by Stevie Wonder, released on October 28, 1972. He is said to have "hit his stride" in this signal recording of his "classic period". The album's first track, "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts, then earned Wonder his first Grammy Award, for Best Male Pop...
First of its kind for Funk Embassy Records, the compilers have dug the archives of Estonian Radio for funk, soul-jazz, disco, instrumentals, library music and covers. Influences from West made it to Soviet Variety musicians on one hand; to rock, jazz, folk and fusion artists on the other.
Mother's Milk is the fourth studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, released August 16, 1989 by EMI America. Frusciante's influence altered the band's sound by placing more emphasis on melody than rhythm, which had dominated the band's previous material.
Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, in the US by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records. It explores genres similar to Jackson's previous album, Off the Wall (1979), including pop, post-disco, rock and funk.
In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes on the question: why does Kurt Cobain still matter so much, 20 years after his death?
Holiday is widely considered to be the greatest jazz singer of all time. Dozens of singers were influenced by her in her own time, including Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Frank Sinatra. Racism, drugs, alcohol and the men who abused her are all dealt with in this warts-and-all biography.
The music of James Brown was almost a genre in its own right, and he was one of the biggest and most influential cultural figures of the twentieth century. But the singer known as the 'Hardest Working Man in Show Business' was also an immensely troubled, misunderstood and complicated man.
Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebels is a compelling and intimate story of northern soul, Britain's most fascinating musical underground scene, and takes the reader on a journey into the iconic clubs that made it famous - The Twisted Wheel, The Torch, Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes Pier.
Detroit 67 is the story of Motor City in the year that changed everything. Twelve chapters take you on a turbulent year-long journey through the drama and chaos that ripped through the city in 1967 and tore it apart in personal, political and interracial disputes.
The Encyclopedia of Reggae is packed with hundreds of rare photographs, profiles of the influential performers, impresarios, and producers from the golden age, and fascinating sidebars showing the wide-ranging influence of reggae.
Destined to become a classic on the subject alongside Legs McNeil’s Please Kill Me, Babylon’s Burning is a groundbreaking, definitive account of punk rock, one of the most influential and lasting music movements in history - a movement that ironically was built on self-annihilation.
Motown Artist by Artist relates the history of one of popular music's longest lasting success stories through the stories of the singers and musicians who made the hits. From Ashford & Simpson to Stevie Wonder, every Motown success story is here.
THE UNIVERSAL TONE offers an inspiring story of musical fearlessness that finds humour in the world of high-flying fame, speaks plainly of personal revelations, and celebrates the divine and infinite possibility Santana sees in each person he meets.
In The Rolling Stones, Christopher Sandford tells the human drama at the centre of the Rolling Stones story. Sandford has carried out interviews with those close to the Stones, family members (including Mick's parents), the group's fans and contemporaries - even examined their previously unreleased FBI files.
Нашите приятели от Funky Fresh и МКЦ подготвят поредното трето издание на единствената конвенция за винил в Македония. Тя ще се състои на 28 септември / събота в просторното фоайе на МКЦ и за нас от MyVinyl и Домъ на плочата Soul Searchin' ще е чест и удоволствие да участваме отново. Събитието ще е цял ден и цяла нощ на едно място, където се очаква да се съберат голям брой любители на винил културата.Read More
В това ревю ще ви представим испанския лейбъл Jazz Images, позициониран в Барселона, който съчетава изкуството на най-големите джаз фотографи с най-добрите записи на най-изявените джаз майстори на всички времена! Ще се фокусираме върху техните три интересни колекции, посветени на 3-ма големи и емблематични фигури в джаз фотографията, а именно: Francis Wolff, William Claxton и Jean-Pierre Leloir.Read More
Началото на 70-те години са бурни времена в САЩ. Движението Black power е в пика на дейността си, Черните пантери са развита организация за социална промяна и дебатът за гражданските права на афроамериканците е по-ожесточен от всякога.Read More
В последните години казахме сбогом на много значими хора от света на музиката. През февруари на 2017-та година ни остави авангардният гений на Дейвид Акселрод. Роден е през 1931-а в Ел Ей и е израстнал там. С музикално образование е. Баща му е активист. През 60-те работи в Capitol Records и тази статия ще разкаже накратко именно за този период.Read More
Сещате ли се за онези малки плочи, които през 50-те се въртяха в джубокс машините? Да, точно тези, с голямата дупка по средата! "You spin me round and round... like a record..." Ето, че тази година 7-инчовите винили удариха 70 години от създаването си!Read More
PreOrder Now! Със сигурност сте виждали "предложението" за предварителна поръчка на очакван продукт и преди. Е... за тези от вас, които вече са, това няма да е нищо ново под слънцето. Но тук ще обърнем внимание на хората, които не са запознати с идеята за PreOrder, или Предварителна поръчка/заявка - на буквален български.Read More
Родената на 7 април 1915 г. Елианора Фейгън (станала известна по-късно с прозвището "Lady Day"), когато майка й е на 13, а баща й на 15 години, израства в бедната част на Балтимор, Мериленд. Често бяга от училище, а когато е на 11 обявява, че е била изнасилена. Скоро след това я пращат в католическо поправително училище, където живее две години.Read More
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