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,” Ajoyo. 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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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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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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Richard Spaven – Show Me What You Got feat. Jordan Rakei (Busta x Dilla Remake)

Richard Spaven – Show Me What You Got feat. Jordan Rakei (Busta x Dilla Remake)

Busta Rhymes’ Anarchy album was released in 2000 with 3 placements from Dilla: Enjoy Da Ride, Live It Up, & Show Me What You Got. Amazingly enough, the original sample for Show Me What You Got, Stereolab’s Come and Play in the Milky Night was released in ’99, so Dilla would have had..

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BassHeadJazz – Side’aGrits EP

BassHeadJazz – Side’aGrits EP

Side’aGrits is an 8 track, 21 minute megablast of dense content and dope beats that will have you pressing repeat for another hit as soon as the album ends. At first listen, many will feel compelled to compare the crew of Sidney Vadale, See’J Foster, & Ottie James, to their regional relatives..

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Dilla Day 2019. Presented by DJ Rahdu and LBMX.

Dilla Day 2019. Presented by DJ Rahdu and LBMX.

Dilla Day 2019.Birmingham Edition.RSVP HERECelebrating the life and music of @J Dilla.James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006)Presented by DJ Rahdu and LOBOTOMIX.

This event, on the 44th anniversary of his birth (and 12th anniversary of his untimely death), is a celebration..

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Heather Victoria – One Love

Heather Victoria – One Love

Although some of my favorite tunes contain samples, I find myself hypocritically dismissing and hating songs when one of MY favorite childhood jams, especially one associated with a momentous memory is sampled. Big Sean’s Play No Games is a notable offender, sampling Guy’s Piece of My..

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