DJ Rahdu – Shifting Gears (Mix)

DJ Rahdu – Shifting Gears (Mix)

The passing of Malik “Phife” Taylor affected me more profoundly than the death of any previous musical celebrity to date. I never met him personally but bonded with A Tribe Called Quest’s aesthetics as a Freshman in high school. During this period of self discovery I began to select..

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Velvet Portraits Of A True Talent

Velvet Portraits Of A True Talent

Ladies & gents?

Please allow this man to re-introduce himself.

For many of you who may be seeking a composition of works similar to the very seamless likes of treats you may have already familiarized yourself with since 2010 – piercing underground bangers from his “Here, My Dear”..

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Gwen Bunn – UNOFFICIALL!!!

Gwen Bunn – UNOFFICIALL!!!

If you’re unfamiliar with producer/vocalist, Gwen Bunn here’s a short list of artists she’s worked with: The Foreign Exchange, Kendrick Lamar, and Jordan Rakei. Pretty impressive, right? Her latest offering, Unofficiall is a musical window into a couple’s conversation about..

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Average Rap Band – El Sol (Download)

Average Rap Band – El Sol (Download)

El Sol is Average Rap Band’s followup to last year’s Stream of Nonesenseness. If you missed it, like me, their most recent release is a great, chilled out introduction to their sound. The album’s title informs you its contents are perfect for playing in your Jeep,..

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Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band – Grocer’s Delight

Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band – Grocer’s Delight

Great musicians with live instruments is what you get when Tacuma Bradley’s Unity Band comes to play! Grocer’s Delight, the first single from new album, Joint Effort shows how the band seamlessly transitions from an upbeat funky groove to the Jazz sound fans of Kamasi Washington are..

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Pomrad – Rush Hour feat. Steve Kashala (Download)

Pomrad – Rush Hour feat. Steve Kashala (Download)

German producer Pomrad’s lead single, Rush Hour is a cool groove that announces a new player in the growing funk arena. Featuring vocals from Steve Kashala plus Pomrad on talkbox duty, I can’t wait for this one to drop! Stay tuned

Rush Hour by Pomrad

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DJ Mitsu – Beats of the Month 6

DJ Mitsu – Beats of the Month 6

The 6th installment of DJ Mitsu’s Beats of the Month has six beats that show why we need a new album from DJ Mitsu sooner than later! Grab it HERE

beats of the month 6 by dj mitsu the beats

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Leonard Charles –  Basement Donuts: Vol. 1

Leonard Charles – Basement Donuts: Vol. 1

Just when you thought there could be no more possible ways to pay homage to Dilla, Leonard Charles proves you wrong with funky remakes of the Drum Master’s final album. Read more below and grab part 1 HERE 

“Way down in picturesque Auckland, New Zealand, tucked inside..

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Misumami – Let the Drums Speak ft Illa J (Download)

Misumami – Let the Drums Speak ft Illa J (Download)

Berlin’s Misumami steps onto the scene with a sweet voice that provides a perfect balance for the crucnchy funk of Let the Drums Speak. Lay-far’s bouncy groove will start the party, Illa J’s 16 will keep it going and Misumami’s crowd chant will send it into overdrive until..

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D’Angelo – Greatdayndamornin’/Booty (Jank Remixed-ItBootyleg)

D’Angelo – Greatdayndamornin’/Booty (Jank Remixed-ItBootyleg)

Although, D’angelo’s Voodoo album was initially misunderstood, it became the tether that kept his fans from jumping ship during his 14 year hiatus. The potency of the funk/rock/soul present on that album is still powerful, but Japan’s Jank, producer & professed house..

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Kazumi Kaneda – Action???

Kazumi Kaneda – Action???

We return to the Land of the Rising Sun to check out Jazz pianist/producer Kazumi Kaneda and his latest JazzHop hybrid, Action???. It’s driving keys, rolling bass and snapping snare place you in a hypnotic spell you’re unable to break before the 5 minute groove is done. Want more? Peep..

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Alfonso Calvo Septet – Sea Ahead

Alfonso Calvo Septet – Sea Ahead

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover but I’m not so sure that applies to albums. One look at the cover for Sea Ahead and I knew I had to give it a listen. Spanish Double bassist Alfonso Calvo’s Sea Ahead has to be one of the most sublime listens I’ve had in a while…

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XL Middleton – Slapped Witta Velvet Glove

XL Middleton – Slapped Witta Velvet Glove

I would like to imagine that you knew when you read the title of this track that this was gonna be some ish! I did and XL Middleton does not disappoint with some warmed up, leftover funk from last year’s Tap Water. Please don’t take that to mean, this jam is tepid – It’s more..

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Ashley Henry – Ashley Henry’s 5ive

Ashley Henry – Ashley Henry’s 5ive

24 year old pianist Ashley Henry just may be the UK’s answer to Robert Glasper. Influenced by Hip Hop, his trio’s robust sound bursts through your speakers like the creations of the producers he grew up admiring. Ashley Henry’s 5ive is comprised of 4 originals, and one cover of..

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Cro Magnon x Jin – A Peacemaker

Cro Magnon x Jin – A Peacemaker

When Da Brat proclaimed she was baptized in the funk, I wonder if she was aware just how far its gospel had traveled. Missionaries and converts are everywhere, even in the Land of the Rising Sun! Funk trio Cro Magnon have returned, this time joined by highly acclaimed DJ Jin to release new album,..

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