In Defense of RSD

In Defense of Record Store Day   I’ll admit it: before last Saturday, I was an RSD hater. Just like some of the posts swirling around social media protesting the day as a faux, greeting card-esque holiday, I’d written it off a long while back, when I realized a line out the door of a [...]

By |2019-05-13T20:24:34+00:0005/13/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diamond Ortiz turns back the clock with “Virgo Baby”

“Virgo Baby” is the 1st offering from LA funkster, Diamond Ortiz’s forthcoming LP, Certified. Diamond Ortiz returns with his signature blend of retro & future funk which emanates from his deep musical roots ranging from 50’s era R&B to lover’s rock reggae to unapologetic g-funk. “Virgo Baby” is the perfect introduction to Certified and it [...]

By |2019-03-18T14:03:14+00:0003/06/2019|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come See About Me: Durand Jones & The Indications’ New Soul For Old Souls

By David Ma and Brandon Roos Vocalist: Durand Jones Vocalist / Drummer: Aaron Frazer Guitarist: Blake Rhein The origin story for modern soul heavyweights Durand Jones and the Indications emerged out of what can be considered divine timing. Vocalist Durand Jones is now best known for his gruff delivery and hair-raising yelps, but he arrived [...]

By |2019-03-01T20:48:20+00:0002/28/2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kamaal Williams – The Return (Black Focus Records)

Kamaal Williams – The Return Black Focus Records - 2019 While The Return may be a debut of sorts, it certainly makes reference to the sound it’s following. In November 2016, pianist and producer Kamaal Williams, an alias for Henry Wu, paired up with the vastly talented drummer Yussef Dayes as Yussef Kamaal. Their debut, [...]

By |2019-02-27T06:45:38+00:0002/27/2019|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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