Enjoy a collectors item which represents Hip Hop's bare essence of two turntables and a mic as an art and a look into the foundation years of creativity which made one of the greatest known producers in music whom he is today. Dr. Dre's long sought-after Rodium Swap Meet Tapes are now available in a 5xCD set courtesy of Rodium US.
Get your copy today here at Juno Records
Merging a touch of Trap percussion with traditional R&B/Soul to make you bounce, the unmistakable tone of veteran Mint Condition vocalist Stokley Williams creates a profound vision of romance once again on his 2017 single "Level".
Taking it back to one of Stokley's all-time classics, Johnathan Davenport's heart pounds with desire as he shows affection for the Mint Condition sound on a powerful new arrangement of "Pretty Brown Eyes (Breaking My Heart)".
For diggers, Library music enthusiasts and those who feel like rebelling against the police like the late great J Dilla, the ultimate Rene Costy story is set to be released on Sdban Records March 3. ‘Expectancy’ will be available as a 2CD / 2LP and includes the best library cuts from the 70's and a dozen unreleased tracks as well as extensive liner notes. For those who look to discover more of this mysterious and funky composer, this should be quite a treat.
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In 2017, two veteran pianists unite for a magical Jazz Fusion composition which conveys the beauty of life and carefree emotion. "Beauty and the Beast" is easy breezy music at it's finest by two greats of the craft as this duet between Bob on Rhodes and Mike on piano sparkles like the sunshine and glows with love.
Enjoy the beautiful vibe and catch Bob James with his quartet playing one of his CTI classics, live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in 2016
With a collective of the world's leading musical talent at hand in his studio, DJ Jazzy Jeff continues where he left off in the neck-snapping Hip Hop/Soul fusion of his Beat Generation series with a powerful new step toward evolution in songwriting and production. In 2017 the Philly turntable wizard creates a stunning reflection of humanity within music as he joins singer Glenn Lewis and The PLAYlist crew to create songs built to give you goosebumps.
Nigerian-born musician Ifetayo Ali-Landing is one who reminds us that one of the greatest gifts of life is observing the heart and prodigious gift of children as she proves to be something to behold in her performance of "Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor" by Camille Saint-Saens. Learn more about Ifetayo at www.sphinxmusic.org/bio-ifetayo-ali/ and here at Hyde Park Suzuki's YouTube page.
"London soulful house label Makin' Moves (brought to you by Matt Langrish-Smith & DJ Jamesey) bring the heat once again with these awesome remixes of The Foreign Exchange: an internet-spawned collaboration between Dutch producer Nicolay and US rapper/singer Phonte Coleman from Little Brother.
"Body" is taken from their recent album Tales From The Land Of Milk & Honey and it is a wonderful slice of modern soul that calls to mind the work of Kaidi Tatham or Vikter Duplaix. The remixes on here work that extra bit of magic though and who better than NYC's finest DJ Spinna to deliver the goods on his deep and emotive remix. His second offering, the "Ride It Out dub" dives even deeper and does exactly what it says on the tin on this version, aimed squarely at late night dance floors."
Order the Zo! & DJ Spinna remix single of "Body" here at Juno Records.
Michael Rapaport aka The Gringo Mandingo sits down with the Legendary Lord Finesse, hip hop artist, Producer and leader of the D.I.T.C. Crew. They discuss the New Edition Movie, Working with Ice T, D.I.T.C. CREW, mumble rap, Bringing Back That Boom Bap, Traditional Rap vs New Wave Rap, David Axelrod, MC's he'd like to work with in the future, working with Notorious B.I.G., LL COOL J and a whole lotta mo'! This episode is not to be missed!
Dutch producer Giorgio Oehlers is here to drench you with his polished sound of synth-driven head-nod as one of the best to do it in the future beats scene for 2017.
""All Alone" is the second single off DJ Low Cut's new album "Dead End", coming out March 17th. The legendary Juice Crew member, Masta Ace and the young veteran, Torae speaks truly about the music business within their experiences gathered through the years and the loneliness it can cause. DJ Low Cut brought a classic melancholic beat that enhance the topic of the song alongside the faithful DJ Nix'on on the scratch hook."
Enjoy the versatility of DJ Spinna as he goes from the raw boom-bap which brought him recognition in the 90's as a Hip Hop producer of the indie underground on his "Unpicked Treats Vol. 1" instrumental project, to soulful Dance with Incognito singer Tony Momrelle in evolving as a Dance producer during the new millennium.
Abstract Orchestra, the all-star hip-hop big band making waves across the UK, lay down a sweet J Dilla medley at their Abstract Orchestra Does Dilla show, 2nd February 2017 at Band on the Wall. The medley includes: Think Twice, Won't Do, Players, Much More (De La Soul) and
Yum Yum (Slum Village).