SBTRKT

January 19, 2012

Working on falling for that recent SBTRKT release.  Totally fallen for his track that features LIttle Dragon. Trance inducing. Die for. Hell yes. Love it that much. Works a mean subtle groove. Dig that.

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The Stepkids

November 28, 2011

Man I just love this band. Good vibes all the way around. So smooth and I couldn’t be more in love with their first full length release. Their groove is so distinct and well, undeniable. Dreamy psychedelic soul.

Late Bloomers

July 26, 2011

They did. THEY WENT AND DID IT. The easiest of groove. The funkiest of hip hop. Three Shades of Brown is a lotta soul, funk, hip hop, and a touch of electronic. It’s all kinda musically magic. It’s nice to hear hip hop that treats their music with such indulgence.

Late Bloomers are magical and soulful.

Nite Jewel & Dam-Funk

July 11, 2011

This track is all about two of my favorites! Serious funky groove. Looove it. If you can’t work it out to this … you’ve got a problem or two goin’ on. Real deal here.

Starship 27 Vol. 2

May 20, 2011

Now that’s what I’m talking about. This project, this compilation, takes you funky … hard funky. All the way big fat and funky. Soul, beats, electro and the like are thrown in, but really, it’s an overall get your groove on funk compilation created by J-1. Great sample listen here. Artists include Dam-Funk, B. Bravo, I, Ced, Computer J … Can’t recommend enough. Jams.

Those Sneaky Gorillaz

May 16, 2011

Originally released for free to fan club members … now available to buy. I didn’t even see this coming. The Fall was created during their North American tour on an iPad. Very experimental and at times, a journal vibe. Listen to the whole thing and get lots of details right here.  Not all the tracks are keepers, but there’s certainly more than enough to crush on.  A sense of freedom here … in the moment vibe.

Salva

May 6, 2011

Today’s all about crunchy fat beats. Salva’s Jar from 2009 is so grimy and thick and well, crunchy. Complex Housing was just released but for me, it just doesn’t have that … texture Jar has. I mean it’s all gravy but today, it’s all about Jar. Serious sound manipulation. Check out XLR8R for a rad mix Salva did featuring bands/sounds including B. Bravo, Dorian Concept, and Bok Bok. There be some bass in that mix! Plus check out his Frite Nite label for tons of music hook ups, tons.