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

MCA Lives on in Music: The Roots and BK’s DJ Woof represent for lost Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch
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MCA Lives on in Music: The Roots and BK’s DJ Woof represent for lost Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch

Sadly, in the three weeks since our last post – a feature on Cali beatmaker and fellow TPB fan, Nappy Chan – serveral music legends representing multiple genres and eras passed on. One of the first in our latest string of musicians lost, and arguably the most meaningful to the hip hop community and to … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Don Cornelius – Legendary Founder of Soul Train

This video is part 1 of a series (haven’t seen the rest) on Soul Train and serves as a basic introduction to the television show’s 35 year history. This segment focuses mostly on Soul Train’s early, defining years… years when great music was obviously abundant and supported. I know Soul Train and Don Cornelius will … Continue reading

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Saturday Soul Search: ShawnDub – Promo Mix (50 Minutes of Funky Feel-Good Music)

I recently had the opportunity to meet ShawnDub, along with fellow Brooklyn turntablist/beatmaker, Engine NumberNine, and I was immediately impressed with their skills on the wheels, in addition to the depth of their love and knowledge of music. On his Promo Mix, ShawnDub showcases this with just about 50 minutes of feel-good eclectic rhythms that are … Continue reading

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Watch “B Movie – Gil Scott Heron” on YouTube

I was planning on posting this yesterday, but it didn’t work out as planned. This video of Gil Scott Heron performing “B-Movie” shows his political side and the political times that hip hop and many of its 70s and 80s baby fans were born into. Even though this track isn’t very melodic, I think it’s … 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