Last Thursday Birmingham, Al was graced by a performance by supercrew The Foreign Exchange with DJ Rahdu on turntable duty! I’m happy to say that the soul community showed up and supported a great band that chose to come to our city on their own dime. A good time was had by all and we hope to see you all again soon. Thanks to everyone that helped make the show a success, including the wonderful Jessica Latten (visit her site) who showed up and showed out on camera duty and for always being willing to assist!
Here’s the large portion of my set, recorded before the gain somehow got set too high and distorted the sound. Enjoy! Note: This is not a mix of The Foreign Exchange songs, just a cool mix of soul and Hip Hop to prepare the crowd for the show| Listen on Mixcloud
Right after the release of 1998′s The Love Movement and before VH1 Hip Hop Hoors and the Rock the Bells festival, Hip Hop endured a truly sad occasion: the disbanding of A Tribe Called Quest. Never ones to not bring it at a LIVE show, this is no exception. Luckily, for some, they have reunited to perform together at times since then and continue rock powerful LIVE shows for the people’s enjoyment. Here’s one that was thought to be their last. Enjoy
Gilles Peterson drops some audio of live Jay Dee appearances at Radio 1, some studio sessions with Slum Village, and of course Dilla produced tunes. This is a great homage from a friend
Originally posted Feb 2, 2010
Gilles Peterson – Dilla Tribute (2006)
What better way to transition from LIVE audio week to Dilla tribute week and get y’all ready for Dilla Day 2010 than this Mos Def and Robert Glasper led tribute to J Dilla in Ann Arbor. Enjoy!
01. Black Radio
03. The $
07. Ms. Fat Booty
08. The Look of Love
10. Bass Solo
13. Paint The World
15. Stakes Is High
16. Fall In Love
Mos Def x Roberet Glasper – Dilla tribute LIVE in Ann Arbor (2008) (Download) Originally posted Jan 31, 2010
Quadron recently covered the classic Michael Jackson song Baby Be Mine at anice change of tempo from the original tune. Afraid? Don’t be. This sounds really great. can’t wait to get my hands on some proper audio.
On June 24th, 2010 the good folks at Homebase NYC and Rareform brought Quadron out to Southpaw in Brooklyn to showcase and perform their recently released self-titled album (iTunes). We are providing a full audio download so you can enjoy this amazing performance for their first Brooklyn show.
Download Quadron Live @ Southpaw (Brooklyn)HERE
I’ve been in a really heavy Roy Hargrove bag lately. It started when I pulled out my old Habana album, and then I reached for The RH Factor: Hard Groove album. It’s difficult to believe this was released 7 years ago. It still sounds so good. The only thing better would be to hear it live, eh?. Well download HERE and have that experience
Personnel :Rene Neufville:Voice,Keyboards // Jason Thomas:Drums // Willie JonesIII :Drums // Reggie Washington:Bass // Sparky Calmers Alford: Guitar // Bobby Sparks: Keyboards,Orgel // Keith Anderson: Sax(Tenor&Alt) // Roy Hargrove: Trumpet,Voice // Jacques Swartz-Bart: Sax(Tenor&Soprano)
My first Fertile Ground album was Spiritual War and I’ve been hooked on their music ever since. I own all of their albums and was excited to get my hands on this live performance of them as I have never seen them live before. Shouts out to @Sweetlocs who is going to see them live this week and its rumored that there will be another album this year! Untul then, there’s always this! Fertile Ground – Live in Belgium (2002) (Download)
Van Hunt is easily one of my favorite artists! I love his style and his nonconformist attitude and he makes such GREAT music. Here’s a live set he did on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Have you ever heard the unreleased Popularalbum? Get it HERE Download LINK / Mirror