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

NEW MUSIC: MeLo-X – “Mojitos and Little Dragon” (Prod. by Abjo)
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NEW MUSIC: MeLo-X – “Mojitos and Little Dragon” (Prod. by Abjo)

Here are new sounds from Brooklyn, NY’s MeLo-X, laid down over a beat by Cali producer Abjo. Me thinks you’ll like the sound of this. You may even take extra delight from knowing that MeLo not only dropped verse, but also recorded, mixed, and mastered this joint. “Mojitos and Little Dragon” will be coming out … 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

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 the (Gentle) Beast that is Reggie Watts Rip-up AfroPunk Fest 2012
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Watch the (Gentle) Beast that is Reggie Watts Rip-up AfroPunk Fest 2012

If You didn’t know that Reggie Watts is a one-man monster of creativity, then you know now. Or, know after you watch this footage recorded during his amazing set at this past weekend’s AfroPunk Festival. More performance highlights are on-deck, which may feature more from Reggie’s show (the one at AfroPunk 2012, not that Comedy … Continue reading

FREE CONCERT TONIGHT: Robert Glasper Experiment and Lalah Hathaway at Marcus Garvery Park
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FREE CONCERT TONIGHT: Robert Glasper Experiment and Lalah Hathaway at Marcus Garvery Park

If you have yet to hear or see the Robert Glasper Experiment perform their amazing fusion of jazz, hip-hop, soul, and even alternative, now’s your chance to join in on the fun times. Obviously, the quickest and easiest way to watch and hear the ensemble is to check out the embedded videos below. The first … Continue reading

New Music from Elle Varner – I Don’t Care
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New Music from Elle Varner – I Don’t Care

Here’s Elle Varner’s latest song, “I Don’t Care”. If you’ve never heard this talented singer’s music, this track serves as a perfect introduction to her sound. If you need to hear more from Elle before you can officially fall for her music, listen to her mixtape, Conversational Lush (download via datpiff or another mixtape source). … 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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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