The Pepper Pots just released " We Must Fight ," after 10 years and six albums , several world tours with stops in the U.S., Japan , England, France , Russia and Germany and partnerships with some of the most important artists recent history of soul ( Binky Griptite Eli ' Paperboy ' Reed ) and past (the Impressions , Maxine Brown ) . 10 years have helped to mature the idea of old school soul music to achieve their best album, a leap forward in terms of the lyrics and the group's sound .
To record the album, The Pepper Pots have returned to work in his own studio , equipped with analog material to the golden age of soul, and have returned to sympathize with the co voices Binky Griptite The Dap Kings , one of the names most important new soul who has worked , among others, Amy Winehouse , Janet Jackson, Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Lily Allen , Ghostface Killah , Nas and Robbie Williams. Out of the long list of names, The Pepper Pots have the honor of having agreed with him in recent years , establishing links from Girona to New York until it could almost be considered " honorary Pepper can ."
Enjoy 4 hours of skills as the trio of Natural Elements unite with DJ Eclispe to bless the airwaves in New York underground Hip Hop radio tradition. The Halftime Show go out of their way to create special moments of Hip Hop in particular for representing the emerging talent and vets like N.E. from the birthplace of the culture.
Spotted at Dirty Waters
If you are one of those who enjoyed the release of Numero Group's 2013 compilation of Funk music from Minneapolis "Purple Snow", you will most likely enjoy these treats by one of the musicians from this music scene during the 70's and 80's. Band Of Thieves Saxophonist Bill Gaskill digs in his archives of demo and rehearsal recordings from bands he was affilaited with to present authentic Funk sound which captures good vibes and free-thinking experimentation which many music lovers thirst for decades later.
Enjoy the sounds and lear more about each group featured in this comp here at Numero Group and this PDF from Secret Stash.
As part of a 6-song performance live from New York's Central Park, The Chris Dingman Quartet lay down an exciting and soulful psychedelic vibra-Jazz version Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State Of Mind".
Chris Dingman (vibraphone)
Jesse Lewis (guitar)
Ike Sturm (bass)
Jared Schonig (drums)
Enjoy as the Native Tongues Quartet inject energy, imagination and diversity into their performance as they expand upon Hip Hop, Rock and Jazz classics for 2 hours, live @ The Jazz Cellar. Inspired by the rhythm of Hip Hop as equally as the soulful swing of traditional Jazz, this emerging young band put it down in playing the music of J-Dilla, Watch The Throne, Radiohead and more influential modern artists.
0:00 : E=MC2/Intro (Fantastic Vol.2)
3:02 : No Church In The Wild (K.West & Jay Z)
13:08 : Beatrice (S.Rivers)/Gyöngyhajú lány (Omega)
25:29 : Pink Matter (F.Ocean)
32:06 : Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (Radiohead)
39:18 : Yes Or No (W.Shorter)
50:45 : J Dilla The Greatest(K.Riggins)/Renaissance Rap(Q Tip)
Part 2 (below):
0:00 : Common Medley: Introspective/Real Nigga Quotes/I Used To Love H.E.R/Nag Champa/Thelonious
12:56 : Invitation(B.Kaper)/U And Ur Smile(J.Dilla)
24:13 : Marvin's Room(Drake)
34:10 : And I Love Her(Lennon/McCartney)/Pop's Rap P.II(Common)
39:24 : Black Swan(T.Yorke)
47:34 : On A Slow Boat To China(F.Loesser)
52:03 : Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe(K.Lamar)/The Root(D'Angelo)
1:00:32 : If You See Her Say Hello(B.Dylan)/Look Of Love(J.Dilla)
Drums: Miles Wong
Bass: Stephen Edwards
Guitar: Trevor Peverley
Trombone: Nebyu Yohannes
The iconic musician, singer of the hugely popular The Glamorous Life and drummer for the incomparable Prince, has combined careers of singer, songwriter, arranger, drummer, band member and, in recent years, musical director for the likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez.
Escovedo picked up the drumsticks and started making music at the precocious age of three, while watching her legendary father, percussionist Pete Escovedo rehearse. Escovedo delivered her first solo performance to a live audience two years later and has since established herself as one of the most talented percussionist/drummers and vocalists in the world.
Sheila E. became a top session and touring musician before the age of 20, performing and/or recording with George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Con Funk Shun and many others.
She played with Marvin Gaye on his final world tour, and toured and/or recorded with Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Gloria Estefan, Babyface, Patti LaBelle, Steve Nicks, Jennifer Lopez and Kanye West, among others.
Despite the demands of her commitment to making music, Sheila E. remains heavily involved in charitable organisations, most notably as co-chair of the Lil’ Angel Bunny Foundation, focusing on implementing music and the arts as an alternative method of therapy for abused, abandoned children.
“There are so many children and young adults who need our help,” she said.
“We’re trying to help them get their lives together, by building their confidence through music and the arts. It’s just another way for me to do God’s will. I believe we are here to help people in our lifetime. We must give of ourselves to truly live.”
Dokkerman and The Turkeying Fellaz is the lone Hungarian representative of the deep funk revival movement. In their music they recycle the gritty grooves only DJs spin nowadays, breathing new life into old funk, afrobeat, trash and garage beats. Dirty guitar riffs, no-budget organ, one sentence chants.
El Comandante is a blend of Cuban funk breaks and rarities. Listen as Aillacara gets busy on the one's and two's by cutting up selections from his 2743 vinyl collection. Original records only and deep digging within the funky Latin crates!
Aillacara 2743 "Cassure" Bundle
Limited edition bundle released for the El Dorado reissue.
Including "El Comandante" & "El Dorado" special reissue, full golden tape limited to 10 copies.
Digital release of the twis legendary mixtapes.
Heavy recycled cardboard sleeve printed with black ink.
All tapes will be hand numbered and signed by Aillacara 2743.
Special artwork will be made for the "El Dorado" reissue.
Special price of 15€
"Esoteric and Stu Bangas have teamed up to make one of the most brutal albums of the year. Both working in the cold New England climate, the cold weather influenced the feel of the tracks on "Machete Mode". Adding to the lyricism of the album, they reached out to Vinnie Paz, Madchild, Joell Oritz, Ill Bill, Celph Titled and Apathy. This album is a sharp follow up to "Czarface" and will have staying power with diehard fans.
Starting out in Boston, Esoteric teamed up with 7L, a DJ and Producer, playing in the Boston and Cambridge underground. They released their first single in 1996, paying homage to Marvel Comics. The attention led them to release "Rebel Alliance" LP with songs like "Protocol" and "Be Alert" which received significant radio plays. URB Magazine even chose 7L & Esoteric for their "Next 100" issue in 1997. The duo then dropped "Def Rhymes" which was featured on the EP "Speaking Real Words" which featured Wu-Tang Clan Member Inspectah Deck. While promoting the album in Philadelphia, he formed the super group, Army of Pharaohs. Esoteric then appeared three times on Jedi Mind Tricks breakthrough album "Violent By Design". Esoteric teamed again with 7L and Inspectah Deck to release Czarface LP before announcing that he would release another album in the same year called "Machete Mode" with Stu Bangas as the producer.
Stu Bangas has produced for the likes of Sean Price, Vinnie Paz, Heltah Skeltah, Esoteric, Blaq Poet, Chino XL, Apathy, Cappadonna and many more. Released an album with Reef the Lost Cauze called "Fight Music" then made an album with Vanderslice called "Diggas With Attitude". " - Review by UGHH
"iStandard alumni and Grammy award nominated producer Cardiak has just released his latest beat tape, The Emergency Room Volume 2, on Datpiff. Serving as the second edition of Cardiak’s The Emergency Room series, this second volume includes exclusive instrumentals Cardi has produced for the likes of Eminem (“Groundhog Day“), Rick Ross (“Diced Pineapples“), Meek Mill (“Polos & Shelltops“) and Joe Budden (“All In My Head“), just to name a few. Stream and download Cardiak’s The Emergency Room Volume 2 below and stay tuned to CardiakFlatline.com for more updates."
- Spotted at iStandard Producers
As another project which coincides with the release of this Winter 2013 mixtape, be sure to download Cardiak's latest drum kit "The Flatline" here at The Drum Broker"!
Technicolor HI-FI is Brought to you by Cotter Records, Elementality Productions, and Open Crates! All songs written, recorded, and produced by Pat Van Dyke in Jersey City, NJ.
Pat Van Dyke - Drums, Synths, Guitar, Percussion, Glockenspiel
Jesse Fischer - Rhodes & Synths
Jordan Piper - Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Josh David - Electric Bass
Jordan Scanella - Electric Bass
Ben Zeff - Guitar
Jameison Ledonio - Guitar