B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)
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B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)

The InStereo crew (Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug) are back at Brooklyn Stable in Williamsburg for the open format, “funk fusion” party we call B-Wave. Tonight we’re blessed to host special guests Zero Chaser (Bagbak Records), DJ Critical (Surreal Soundscapes), and Zona Tapes (Paxico Records). The soundtrack will span genres, cultures, time zones, and time … Continue reading

Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st
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Red Baraat dropped a new Bhangra (Funk?) album – “Shruggy Ji”, Plays the Bowery Ballroom Feb 1st

Red Baraat is an eight-piece Brooklyn-based band that performs music that is technically classified as Bhangra, though boxing this outfit into a genre is almost an excercise in futility. It’s led by Sunny Jain on the dhol (a double-headed drum originating from southwest Asia… if you ain’t know already). Elements of Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, … Continue reading

FREE Fukuyama: Download “Inked Guardian” and Princess Of The Strings”, Free Funkiness All Week
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FREE Fukuyama: Download “Inked Guardian” and Princess Of The Strings”, Free Funkiness All Week

If you didn’t know, Tramis Kain and Joshue N. Nords are a Norwegian, fantastical Japanese Anime-themed EDM production duo named Fukuyama. They make dance music that’s funky as hell and is chock-full of dope samples, and their sound, like Daft Punk’s, appeals to more than the stereotypical fist-pumping club crowd. They’re getting people to listen … Continue reading

Music from “Black Radio Recovered”  – “Twice” Ft. Solange x The Roots, “Dillalude #2”, + Another Dope Joint
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Music from “Black Radio Recovered” – “Twice” Ft. Solange x The Roots, “Dillalude #2”, + Another Dope Joint

Robert Glasper and his band (Robert Glasper Experiment) have been having an amazing year since the critically acclaimed release of “Black Radio” in February. The album is arguably going down in history as both a hip-hop and jazz classic. To even further extend Black Radio‘s life on music players and playlists, RGE just released the … Continue reading

BlackHouse (Georgia Anne Muldrow X DJ Romes) – The Blackhouse
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BlackHouse (Georgia Anne Muldrow X DJ Romes) – The Blackhouse

As part of the MMG Instrumental Series, MMG just released a dope new project from producer Georgia Anne Muldrow and DJ Romes (of Lootpack), who’ve teamed up to form a group called BlackHouse. Their brand new album out today is called “The Blackhouse” and is full of some seriously creative, soulful, and, most importantly, funky … Continue reading

(NEW) MUSIC From DJ Vadim: “Vah Vaow”, and “Control 2012”, “Don’t Be Scared” On Sale Now!
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(NEW) MUSIC From DJ Vadim: “Vah Vaow”, and “Control 2012”, “Don’t Be Scared” On Sale Now!

DJ Vadim‘s new album, “Don’t Be Scared”, is available now and if you heard its first two singles, there’s a good chance you already know it’s worth buying.  Though it maybe unnecessary, here’s a couple more joints for added incentive: “Vah Vaoh”, which is on the album and features Heidi Vogel, and “Control 2012”, which … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cody ChesnuTT – “That’s Still Mama”
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NEW MUSIC: Cody ChesnuTT – “That’s Still Mama”

After a ten year break, Cody ChesnuTT is preparing tp release a new full-length album. The new project, “Landing On A Hundred”, should finally satisfy all those who wondered why they haven’t heard from this unique musician since his genre-defying double album, The Headphone Masterpiece. Like that classic, Cody is self-releasing the new joint, which … Continue reading

WATCH & LISTEN: Snarky Puppy – “Bent Nails” + More from GroundUP
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WATCH & LISTEN: Snarky Puppy – “Bent Nails” + More from GroundUP

A band that I recently became aware of, Snarky Puppy, has a pretty new album and DVD titled GroundUP. It’s pretty unique in that it was recorded AND PERFORMED over three days in Matt Garrison’s Brooklyn space – Shapeshifter Lab – in front of an audience. The music in itself is a pretty unique quality … Continue reading

Preview Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Eight – Out TOMORROW
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Preview Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Eight – Out TOMORROW

Saw this posted on KN earlier… definitely had to share it here. BBC Radio Host/Producer/DJ/Globe-traveling Crate-Digger and founder of Brownswood Recordings, Gilles Peterson, is bringing us another eclectic compilation of recordings from “unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground” with the eighth Brownswood Bubblers album. Multinational selections of FOlk, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Jazz … Continue reading

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SUPER SHORT NOTICE!! – – -> TONiGHT – – -> Brass Band Blowout at B.B. Kings (Lucille’s)!!! <- – – (STARTING NOW, LAST SET MIDNiGHT)

If you’re in Midtown this (June 8th) evening and you’re hungry for seriously funky live music and perhaps actual food, I highly recommend you hit up B.B. Kings for A Brass Band Blowout. This is really superduper short notice, but it’s well worth the hustle if you’re already around ‘the Deuce’. Three highly creative, brass … Continue reading