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Climb The Heights Of Grooviness With Jazz Fusion Band Future Prospect

By JR on 3:11 PM

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The power of this tune hits like BAM as Future Prospect live up to the Jellowstone collective approach to Jazz Fusion which leaves a strong impression of soulfulness and passionate performance. For your enjoyment, this band climb the heights of grooviness as they merge exciting drum fills within the rhythm which drives a mellow melody featuring a smooth dose of synths and horns. Jellowstone is an eclectic music collection brought along by a special breed of RVA musicians. A little bit of this, a little bit of that. A lot of this, a LOT of that.

T-Shirts Which Celebrate Classic Synths & Studio Gear by Custom Synth

By JR on 1:55 PM

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From Alesis, E-MU, Sequential Circuits and Roland to Akai, British gear sluts and t-shirt designers Custom Synth provide a nice selection of clothes made for producers, engineers and musicians. Visit their eBay shop here for more designs and to order yours today!









DJ Adam Lee drops a heavy dose of funky synths and heavy drum machines to get down to.

For those that like their synthesisers with a little extra mod wheel action.

Top DJ Mag Presents: O.C., Big L, Das Efx, Jeru The Damaja & Cutmaster Swift Live In Croatia


Late 90's flavor from one of Croatia's most renowned Hip Hop media outlets. Enjoy full sets of live performances and some interviews from American Hip Hop royalty!

DJ Djaz Mixes Hardcore East Coast Hip Hop on "CLANDESTINITY" by JUNIOR MAKHNO


Compilation mixed and scratched by Dj Djaz
All tracks produced by Junior Makhno
Mastering reloaded by Miloud Sassi for db Master Pro

Photography & graphic design by GustavImages

Executive produced by Loscar
EFFISCIENZ, 2016
credits
released July 1, 2016

Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz "Eye is the King" (cuts by DJ Eclipse)
from the Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz album "Heavy Metal Kings"

Ill Bill "Acceptance Speech" (cuts by A-Trak)
from the Ill Bill album "Grimy Awards"

Genocide feat. Vinnie Paz "Conspiracy of Silence"
from the Genocide album "Classified Intelligence"

Spit Gemz "Al Swearengemz"
from the Spit Gemz album "godly Features"

Jedi Mind Tricks feat. Blacastan "F**k Ya Life" (cuts by DJ Kwestion)
from the Jedi Mind Tricks album "Violence Begets Violence"

CF "Terminate on Site"
from the CF album "The Road"

Heddshotts "Search & Destroy" (cuts by DJ Slipwax)
Heddshotts "Walk on the moon"
from the Heddshotts album "Circus Of The Freaks"

Diabolic "Alien Manuscript"
Diabolic "Piss and Vinegar"
from the Diabolic album "Fightin Words"

Ill Bill feat. Goretex "Omar Suarez"
from the Ill Bill album "Septagram"

Tamara Lloyd of T. Vox Sound Pays Tribute To Prince & Cherelle

By JR on 6:39 PM

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Let the funky sound of this emerging singer/songwriter and producer turn you on as she pays tribute to some of the grooviest jams of the 80's and 90's. Tamara Lloyd performs a Price medley and new arrangement of a classic by Flyte Tyme collaborator Cherelle.

Optimistic R&B Duo Maria Katre & Wright Brained Are "Looking At The Sun"


Know that with love for yourself and others great things are possible as this singer/songwriter and producer duo use their soulful approach in music to strike at the depths of the human spirit. Maria Katre and Wright Brained combine outstanding musicianship and heartfelt emotion behind the groove to spread positive vibes on "Looking At The Sun" and the acoustic cover jam "Betcha By Golly Wow".

Red Line Music Presents: Tony D "Beats From The Golden Era" Limited Edition Cassette


"“Beats From The Golden Era” is a full length instrumental album by the legendary NJ Hip Hop Producer & Emcee Tony D. This album displays Tony’s depth as a producer with tracks filled with deep bass & melodic samples accompanied by hard hitting drums, staying true to the Golden Era soundscape that he was known for.
All tracks were produced by Anthony “Tony D” Depula, who passed away on April 4th, 2009. This album was previously only available digitally, now available for the first time on a limited edition cassette perfect for blasting in your Walkman, Boom Box, Car or Stereo System!." _ Red Line Music Distribution

Trumpeter Will Magid Delivers Epic R&B/Soul On "Set Me Free" ft. Sharlotte Gibson

By JR on 6:14 PM

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Check out the progressive R&B Soul approach of Will Magid who orchestrates a moving arrangement around his trumpet for a message of music which celebrates liberation. Will's summer 2016 album "Aligator Spacewalk" is out now on Bandcamp.

Featuring:

Sharlotte Gibson: Vocals

Tylana Renga - Violin

Peter Jacobson: Cello

Misha Khalikulov: Cello

Aaron Leibowitz: Bari Sax, Tenor Sax

Will Magid: Trumpet, Piano, Synthesizers, Guitar, Percussion, Electronics

Kevin Wong: Hammond B3, Clavinet, Moog, Piano, Fender Rhodes

Miles Senzaki: Drums, Percussion

Tall Black Guy Chats With Radd Nadesananthan, Remixes Noah Slee

By JR on 8:23 AM

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Music fans Radd and Tall Black Guy spark insight in discussing the connection between life, happiness, creativity and music in a short interview. From his musical career in making heads nod to soulful music and positive messages, the art of producer TBG is definitely one who brings a new perception in the way we appreciate our lives through music listening.

"Berlin-based, New Zealand-born Noah Slee has enjoyed a remix by Tall Black Guy for his track "Rampant Wild Free" from debut EP, which was released in March.

TBG has taken the banger style track, originally produced by Ben Esser, and put a more laid-back, old-school hip-hop slant on it, removing the synths in favour of subtle, tinkling keys."

If your in the United Kingdom, catch Tall Black Guy performing on Saturday July 30th 2016 at the event Better Days & Groovement at the venue First Chop Brewing Arm in Manchester. Tickets available here at Skiddle.

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Trumpeter Jerry Hey Interviews With Drummer JR Robinson


"Jerry Hey is a world class trumpeter, arranger and orchestrator whose career has spanned over four decades. From Dixon Illinois, born to a pianist mother and trombonist father, with older brothers who played trombone and tuba. He started playing at an early age on his older brother’s boy scout bugle. Jerry studied in high school with Charlie Geyer from the Chicago Symphony and then went to Indiana University where he also studied with William Adam. He connected with lifelong friend, Larry Hall and others who lured Jerry to Hawaii for gigs. After that, Larry Williams came and joined with Ken Wild, Bob Wilson, Kim Hutchcroft and Pauline to form The great band, Seawind.


Seawind moved to L.A. in 1976 and recorded two albums for CTI Records. The great Quincy Jones asked Jerry to play and arrange on Q’s record, “I Heard That”. That was the catalyst which put Jerry as Quincy’s “go to guy” . Next was the Brothers Johnson’s, BLAM which hit #1 on the R&B charts. Not only did the future six-time Grammy winner become Jones’ “first call” horn arranger on all his subsequent projects (George Benson’s Give Me the Night; Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad), but Hey became the go-to trumpeter and horn arranger in the industry, contributing to some of the biggest records of the subsequent decades including Chaka Khan’s “I Know You, I Live You,” Al Jarreau’s “Boogie Down,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove,” Toto’s “Rosanna,” Teena Marie’s “Behind the Groove,” Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls”.

Today, the Illinois native is still one of the most dependable musicians in the business, having worked on recent records from Mary J. Blige, Wilco, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, D.J. Cassidy and Dirty Loops." - John JR Robinson, drummer

Enjoy the interview plus a Spotify playlist which features the trumpet of Jerry Hey throughout the 1970's, a collection of music which spans Soul, R&B, Jazz Fusion, Disco, Brazilian, Rock and more.

Aaron Neville Delivers Soul Music Powerful Enough To "Make Your Momma Cry"

By JR on 6:46 PM

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"Neville's past several solo albums have read as loving markers of the music that's contributed to his formation: 2006's Bring It On Home was a collection of soul classics, 2010's I Know I've Been Changed a gospel hymnbook, 2013's My True Story a dedication to doo-wop and R&B vocal groups. But Apache — the first album he's primarily written himself — is a fresh, confident statement of who Neville is now. It nicely captures and resolves the duality that hangs around him: He's known in his solo career for heartrending ballads, but in his work with Allen Toussaint and with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril for hard-driving funk. He's a man whose formidable figure and rocky past might come as a surprise once you've heard that gold-filigree voice." - NPR

It's Another Love Story As Musician Frank McComb Seeks His Soulmate

By JR on 5:00 PM

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With performances that leave an impression of a musician who seems to show as much affection to his instrument and songwriting craft as if it were his significant other, keyboardist and vocalist Frank McComb shines with sounds of romance on "Soulmate: Another Love Story". Enter a musical atmosphere of pure happiness by an artist who rivals the greatest romantics of R&B/Soul as Frank's smooth arrangements support his vocal approach for a delivery of sentimental joy.

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