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

InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy
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InStereo is Back at Brooklyn Stable TONIGHT and Sh*t Will Be Wavy

YELLOWTAIL, ENGINE, and JUN BUG are back at BROOKLYN STABLE TONIGHT spinning all that inter-genre/inter-generational/international Funk and Soul they know you love so much. We’ll also be introducing a brand new production-oriented artist showcase featuring a few of the city’s talented music-makers. We’re extremely pleased to have Andrew Edward Brown, Jermaine “Maineframe” Fletcher, Kev Brrk … Continue reading

We’re doin’ it #INSTEREO… TONIGHT!!! at BROOKLYN STABLE
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We’re doin’ it #INSTEREO… TONIGHT!!! at BROOKLYN STABLE

TurnTables Talk, in association with Bagpak Records and Surreal Soundscapes (yeah, that’s us!) present “In Stereo”: a Friday night affair featuring an open format audio experience designed by DJs Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug. All night we’re dishing out multi-genre sounds focused on ‘Funk Fusion’ (new + classic + rare + jazzy + electro x … 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

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

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

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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

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Saturday Soul Search: Roy Ayers, Jazz Mafia Symphony and HSA Students at Central Park Summerstage Tonight

Tonight I’ll be in Central Park to watch performances by  the legendary Roy Ayres, Jazz Mafia Symphony, as well as a select group of students from the Harlem School of the Arts Jazz Band. Roy Ayers is a legend in hip hop, funk, soul, jazz and basically music in general, and my homie Nadav (of … Continue reading

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Blitz the Ambassador & the Embassy Ensemble – Upcoming Shows at SOBs and the Apollo

Blitz the Ambassador is doing very big things! If you’re not familiar with the Brooklyn based MC/producer who got a lot of press in 2010, you’ve got two more chances coming up to make sure that you’re up on Blitz and his six-piece, brass-heavy backing band – the Embassy Ensemble – in the new year. … Continue reading

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Cosmo Baker and Friends – More, More, More and Props

Thursday night I celebrated my boy, Aaron’s (AKA DJ Teddy Brown) birthday at Cosmo Baker’s monthly party at SubMercer – More, More, More. As the title indicates, this party served up some fine beats from the 70s and 80s (I’d say mostly 80s); disco, funk and hard bass-lines a plenty. This month’s special guest, Haycock … Continue reading