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Ezra Collective – Juan Pablo: The Philospher

Ezra Collective – Juan Pablo: The Philospher Released: October 6, 2017     At this year’s Winter Jazz Fest in New York City, Ezra Collective closed out a BBC Music Introducing showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge with stunning energy, saving an evening that never quite caught fire until the quintet set the stage ablaze. In [...]

By |2019-02-06T05:10:09+00:0002/06/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tony Palkovic – Deep Water

Tony Palkovic – Deep Water Originally released 1980 via Deep Water Records; Re-issued digitally 12/21/2018 via Numero Group Guitarist Tony Palkovic’s Deep Water, initially released in 1980 on Cleveland imprint Deep Water Records, is a dash of Non-Fiction era Steve Kuhn, a nod to the guitar-synth excursions of early Pat Metheny Group, and a few [...]

By |2019-01-23T07:08:38+00:0001/23/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


B. LEWIS – San Jose, CA. Producer - Singer - Songwriter - Bass - Guitars - Keys – Percussion - Samplers B. Lewis – San Jose, CA  Producer - Singer - Songwriter - Bass - Guitars - Keys – Percussion - Samplers An alum of Ex’Pression College of Digital Arts, Brad Lewis [...]

By |2019-03-19T13:25:41+00:0012/21/2018|Artists|0 Comments

In Heavy Rotation – Needle to the Groove’s 2018 Top Spins

In Heavy Rotation – Needle to the Groove’s 2018 Top Spins It’s that time of year where we tell you what was In Heavy Rotation in 2018. We had the whole crew give their top 5 spins on the year.   Basura “Qualm” - Helena Hauff “NTS Sessions” - Autechre “Auto-Da-Fé” - SPK “Vengeance Factory [...]

By |2018-12-11T02:09:36+00:0012/11/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heavee – WFM (Work For Me) LP

Heavee – WFM (Work For Me) Teklife Records 2018   On this latest release from footwork collective Teklife, producer Heavee maintains the booming, crisp rhythms the crew have made their calling card. He also manages to nudge the style’s rigid musical framework in evocative new directions. For those unacquainted, footwork is a contemporary continuation of [...]

By |2018-12-06T23:47:06+00:0012/06/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Irreversible Entanglements – S/T LP

Irreversible Entanglements - S/T - LP International Anthem Recording Company  / Don Giovanni Records - 2018   Irreversible Entanglements don’t make music to vibe out to. They don’t craft “bops” that passively graze your eardrums as you study or read. No, the four spellbinding tracks of simmering desperation and channeled rage found on their stellar [...]

By |2018-12-06T23:48:25+00:0011/30/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Umii – This Time – LP Review

“This Time” by Umii released 7/26/2017 Fresh Selects Eight-song set This Time, the debut project by recently-minted duo Umii, almost works as an exercise to showcase the various contexts where vocalist Reva DeVito and producer B. Bravo pair well together. From club-ready dancehall riddims to bedroom ballads, both shine in their ability to create a [...]

By |2018-11-04T20:18:19+00:0011/04/2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments