Carsten Rubeling – Volk // People

Carsten Rubeling – Volk // People

Contemporary Jazz trombonists are few and far between …at least to me. So when I find one who is able to present a modern version of Jazz without making it cheesy, I pay attention. Canadian trombonist and composer, Carsten Rubeling’s Volk // People is a really great album for those who..

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Ajoyo – War Chant EP

Ajoyo – War Chant EP

War Chant is the 2nd release from self described “Afro-pop/jazz-fusion collective,” Akoyo. The crew is 6 members deep, and 2 of its members Jesse Fischer and Sarah Elizabeth Charles are personal favorites of mine. I began listening to this one with high expectations on the strength of..

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DJ Rahdu – Phife Features Mix

DJ Rahdu – Phife Features Mix

There have been many musicians that have passed on recently, but the passing of Malik “Phife” Taylor hit me hardest because ATCQ was an integral part of me grasping and appreciating creativity and individuality while in High School where standing out can be social suicide. I never went..

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Alfa Mist – Retainer

Alfa Mist – Retainer

When I began BLS in 2008, I was a diehard Soul & Hop Hop head and at best a casual Jazz listener. Fast forward 11 years, neither soul music or Hip Hop are quite the same and, not by default, Jazz has become my music of choice. There are so many NEW & YOUNG artists doing incredible things with..

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Suaze – SunRoom Sessions

Suaze – SunRoom Sessions

I am a DJ, curator, (sometimes) blogger and overall music appreciator who is always on the go. I constantly acquire new music and when I’m mobile I listen primarily on my 32 gig iPhone 6s. Its limited space is always one step from bursting at the seams and to prevent this, I usually listen to..

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DJ Rahdu – 15 Minutes of Fly Isht!

DJ Rahdu – 15 Minutes of Fly Isht!

In the middle of this indecisive weather I decided to get on the turntables and spin something to summon the Spring & Summer weather I prefer. Brazilian, Samba, Mambo and boogie vibes collide on this mix to keep you groovin from start to finish. Enjoy & Spread the word | BookRahdu@BamaLoveSoul.com

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03.24.19 Crates on Charlemagne | DJ Rahdu x RyneaSoul x Suaze

03.24.19 Crates on Charlemagne | DJ Rahdu x RyneaSoul x Suaze

Sunday March 24, we’re setting Spring off and taking over Charlemagne Records on the Southside! Dope DJ sets by DJ Rahdu, RyneaSoul & Suaze take it back to the essence with just two turntables and a mixer. We’re spinning everything from Jazz to Hip Hop & beyond ON VINYL! There’s..

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DJ Rahdu – Some Jazz 23: Herbie Hancock Remakes & Covers

DJ Rahdu – Some Jazz 23: Herbie Hancock Remakes & Covers

My first encounter with Herbie Hancock was in 1983, as a 6 year old, watching his Rockit video on MTV. Completely unaware of his 21 year history, I would either dance around the room or stand, mouth agape in awe of the mannequins/robots, DST’s scratching and that catchy synth line. It would..

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DJ Rahdu – Hot 107.7 All Star Party Mix (2/15 & 2/16)

DJ Rahdu – Hot 107.7 All Star Party Mix (2/15 & 2/16)

I recently returned to the radio station and I’m holding down Fri & Sat nites from 12A-2A. Here’s a portion of the set I did this past weekend which includes gems from The Roots, J Cole, Rapsody & more. Please enjoy and tune in Fri & Sat nites on 107.7 FM in BHM or Hot1077radio.com..

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