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R&B Vets Change Return On "Too Late" (The Skalp & Davide Romani Good Vibes Extd RMX)

By JR on 3:38 PM

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The outstanding music collective who worked with Luther Vandross and Flyte Tyme to light dance floors aflame in the 80's is back with a new single for 2019. With good vibes from producers Skalp & Davide Romani, Change encourages you to wake up and realize it's never "Too Late". 30 years later and the band's sound remains cutting edge as they create a refreshing and groovy sound of modern Boogie.

Lead Vocals: Tanya Michelle Smith
Backing Vocals: Tanya Michelle Smith

Skalp: Bass, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Drums

Arranged by Skalp

Artwork By Alterego Creative Srl - Elia Murgia

With Blu On The Mic, Oh No Drops Exclusive Beats On A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night

By JR on 6:01 PM

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Oh No from Stones Throw Records remains sharp in the art of snapping necks as he gets the crowd bopping in an exclusive beat set at Boombox L.A. The veteran beatmaker/MC promotes his 2019 release with LA rapper Blu "A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night".

Jake Najor and The Moment Of Truth Release Angst Over The "High Costa Living"

By JR on 10:36 AM

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As rebellious energy meets groove, Jake Najor and The Moment Of Truth use The Funk in an attempt to break the common financial binds of capitalist society. "High Costa Living" is one for the everyday working class to let loose and get down, a high-energy tune from Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth's new LP "In The Cut". Out March 29th, 2019. 7" vinyl single for "High Costa Living" out now.

MC/Producer Redd Lettaz Reflects Upon Self & Society In A "Conversation"

By JR on 10:36 AM

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Soft voices of a choir and a head-nodding rhythm lead the way for Chicago's Redd Lattaz to conversate with himself in this self-reflective moment of Hip Hop. Witness a nuisance of bars as this up and coming artist goes deep into thought, encouraging us to listen more to our own conscious on "Conversation" and "Redd Rumm".

Grand Funk Railroad Celebrate 50 Years Of Funk, Drummer/Vocalist Don Brewer Speaks In 2019

For Interviewing The Legends radio, host Donald Newsom talks with Legendary Grand Funk Railroad Drummer, Singer and Songwriter Don Brewer.

Redtenbacher's Funkestra Blast Off With A Funky Version Of David Bowie's "Space Oddity"

Redtenbacher's Funkestra presents 'The Masterlink Sessions' featuring Helena May (vocals) performing 'Space Oddity' (David Bowie) in a New Orleans funk influenced style. From their 2019 album ‘The Masterlink sessions’.

‘The Masterlink sessions’ are a joint venture of James Welch (MLP studio) and Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher’s Funkestra) to strengthen the community of creative and open-minded musicians who love Funk/Soul/Blues and Jazz.

The MLP studio band, AKA the Redtenbacher’s Funkestra rhythm section will perform live in the studio ft. guest vocalists and instrumentalists, recorded by James and filmed by Leo Mansell. Like the legendary studio bands ‘The Wrecking Crew’, ‘The Swampers’, ‘The Funkbrothers’, ‘Booker T & The MGs’ et al we will have a whole bunch of musicians in the studio band. Here are the boys and girls who have or will take part in – we feel truly lucky!

Mike Sturgis – drums
Mike Outram, Leo Appleyard, Nat Martin – guitar
Stevie Watts, Rich Milner, Jez Davies, Ross Stanley, Jim Watson – keyboards (Hammond organ, Rhodes, Wurlizer, Piano)
Stefan Redtenbacher – bass, producer
Helena May – lead vox and BVs

Stezo & Friends Rock The '92 Connecticut Hip Hop Seminar, Drops "Bop Ya Headz" Compilation

By JR on 1:45 PM

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After taking it To THe Max back in 1990 with his classic debut LP, Stezo returns with his New Haven CT crew THE KGB who set it off live at the Ct Hip Hop Seminar 1992. Amped up, lyrically sharp and aggressive, Stezo and friends adapt their style to a new era and show skills.

The 2018 "Bop Ya Headz" project on Gentleman's Relief Records gathers all the tracks from Stezo's mid-90s vinyl releases together with 3 recently unearthed tracks from the early '90s. As a bonus, 6 instrumental/dub versions are also included. Limited edition of 250 CDs and 50 tapes - ships now.

Italy's Smuggler Brothers Band Get Funky For Schema Records In 2019

By JR on 6:09 PM

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Conceived within the realm of funk, rock, latin, jazz and library music by maestros like Puccio Roelens, Piero Piccioni, John Barry or Syd Dale, The Smuggler Brother's debut album is a work of love and sweat.
14 original tunes plus a cover of one Italy's cult composers (Alessandro Alessandroni) are featured on the first vinyl issue of music by this funky octet hailing from Palermo, Sicily.

The band prepares to release their sophomore LP "Musione" on Schema Records for the summer of 2019. Pre-orders available now, here at Juno Records. Their first single on Schema "In The City", available now on 7" vinyl.

Johnny Cuba of Soundsci Visits What's Wrong With Grooving? Podcast

Enjoy the sounds of a podcast who like cratesofjr, keep it diverse, groovy and soulful in their musical selection of gems past and present. Producer Johnny Cuba of the Hip Hop super crew Soundsci and World Expo Records stop in for an interview in-between a set of good music.


Lonnie Liston Smith - Island In The Sun
Visioneers - Smoker
The Amp Quintet - Mystic Brew
D.S.E - I Want Your Love (10to5 Edit)
Red Astaire - Follow Me
Ruby Rushton - One Mo' Dram
Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble - Brahman
Jack Jones - Shazzam ft UGeorge (as 20/20)
Jack Jones - In Rewind ft Deborah Jordan
Soundsci - Jack The Ripper
Jack Jones - Dope
J-Live - 3 Out of 7
Nino Nardini - Tropicola
Beta Hector Ensemble - Into The Light
Idris Muhammad - Moon Hymn
Gerardo Iacoucci - Violenza
Piero Umiliani - Lo Ore Che Contano
Hampshire & Foat - Main Theme (Reprise)
Andy Bey - River Man Follow and like the show here: Facebook. Twitter: Instagram: #pushtheBTN

Tensei Lend Heavenly Strings by Brandee Younger On "40000 Harpedelic"

By JR on 1:52 PM

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The neck-snapping and progressive groove of a Chi-Town production unit meet the heavenly strings of a musician on the instrumental piece "40000 Harpedelic". Both renowned and forward-thinking music creators in their own right, Brandee and Tensei's collaboration creates an ear-opening moment of pleasure. From Tensei's 2019 album "Constellate".

O.C. Reflects On D.I.T.C Life, Collabs With Rasheed Chappell & Kenny Dope

By JR on 6:03 AM

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For this installment of the Theorematic, unsung Rap icon O.C. reflects on his life and career in 2019. The great storyteller of rhyme talks about it all; from the 90s and the journey to the now. Enjoy a show that gets up close and personal with artists like none other. For your listening pleasure, O gets raw with Rasheed Chappell & Kenny Dope on their 2019 single "Degrees".

Put Your "Hands Up" & Feel Alive To The Groovy Sounds Of Tristan

By JR on 10:27 AM

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"Hands Up is quite a romantic song, telling the story of a friendship evolving from ‘just friends’ into a serious relationship. Of course, the transition into partners for life comes along with all kind of struggles. Fear of losing your best friend forever, excitement versus doubts and so on. But the bottom line is the fact that the love and friendship they felt at the start, is actually the ‘heart’ of their relationship today." - Tristan

Line up:

Evelyn Kallansee (Vocals),
Coen Molenaar (Hammond & Fender Rhodes),
Guy Nikkels (Guitar)
Frans Vollink (Electric Bass)
Sebastiaan Cornelissen (Drums).

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