Hear the music of The Notorious B.I.G. like never before with the inventive remix and mash-up work of Tokyn. This creative duo not only remix a few of his songs in a great way but lace each with new choruses and guest vocal appearances from other classics.
Tokyn are an MC/producer duo who strive to represent an original approach to the Hip Hop craft. "Tokyn Presents... Back To The Remix" presents a creative way to combine the best of classic R&B and Hip Hop songs into one new modern vision.
From Tokyn's free mixtape "Tokyn Presents... Back To The Remix" which you can download for free here.
Envision good times as Orgone hit you with a dose of groovy summertime Funk on "Don't Stop". Joyous and filled with strong love of life messages in the music, Orgone delivers a sound of early 80's R&B/Funk which laced with a stand-out bass guitar groove and the soulful performance of a female vocalist. This is an approach of music which aims to encourage the listener that love is the answer in life.
From Orgone's new LP "New You" which will be available to purchase exclusively at their 2013 tour performances.
Click here for show dates and tickets for Orgone's "New You" tour which begins at new York's Brooklyn Bowl.
Two of America's leading Jazz fusion band's rock the stage in separate performances live from Europe's Festival Jazz En Tête and Southport Weekender events. Prepare to absorb a 2 hour presentation of mind-blowing sounds as Robert Glasper Experiment and Chris Dave and the Drumhedz push the envelope of Jazz expression and live performance.
Thanks to D Neaxeah N at Soundcloud for the uploads.
Chris Dave and the Drumhedz - live @ Festival Jazz En Tête in Clermont-Ferrand
Chris "Daddy" Dave - Drums
Isaiah Sharkey - Guitar
Kebbi Williams - Sax & Flute
Jermaine Williams - Bass
Robert Glasper live performance at the 48th Southport Weekender UK in May 2012
Piano : Robert Glasper
Sax/ vovder : Casey Benjamin
Bass : Derrick Hodge
Drums : Mark Colenburg
Enjoy some interview footage from the "Illmatic" era as a young Nas speaks on his accomplishments in Hip Hop thus far as an emerging MC who walked an uncertain path from the danger of the ghetto into dreams of a new life within the music industry. This Canadian Rap City footage from 1994 is courtesy of YouTube user Hias74.
From Medline's album "People Make The World Go Round" now available to stream and purchase at Bandcamp.
Groovositive, a talented group of Italian musicians get together to emmerse themselves in the musical message of The Notorious B.I.G and Dave Grusin. With singing and MCing with a purpose based upon B.I.G.'s message of the "Everyday Struggle" paired with the band's appreciation and passion for re-playing the music of Dave Grusin, this live performance packs a great deal of inspiration and emotion. If only we could get a studio recording of this Grusin/Biggie tribute!
With seasonal change, self-confidence and life as their inspiration, AJRockafeller & Monopaly give you a piece of their mind as they lay thought-provoking lyrics in an entertaining display of back-to-back rhyming on "Summer Is Gone". Step into the world of this talented duo as they captivate your imagination with their lyrical craft in a 7 minute presentation of straight bars with no hook. This is the type of stand-out effort in Hip Hop that is bound to turn heads and bring joy within the listener who seeks unique talent, skill and personality on the mic.
Single from For "What its Worth EP"
Directed by Jaison BlackRose
(Produced by The Stuyvesants )
Paul Cantor brings a smooth interpretation of the Geto Boys classic "My Minds Playin Tricks On Me" which expands upon the original with a beautiful musical arrangement and relaxed vibe. If your a fan of "The Chronic", this version might remind you of a West Coast type of sound that Dre and Snoop would rhyme too as a nice example of slow-rolling Hip Hop/Funk fusion.
Paul has produced for artists like Freeway, Wu-Tang Clan, Mya, Glasses Malone, Joy Denalane (Germany), Project E.A.R. (Asia), Kool G Rap, Pras, Tragedy Khadafi, Killarmy and others. My TV/Film/Ad/misc media work includes original production, sync and score work for brands such as Disney, MTV, ABC, Casio, Hennessy, A Peace Treaty, Hot97, XXL, Complex and Respect magazine, amongst others. Check him out on Soundcloud for more treats!
Alvin Pingol adds a new vibe of excitement in a soulful re-arrangement to keep your head moving with his alternative Rock remix of Dre & Snoop's "Nuthin' But A G Thang". Alvin's work evokes a new vibe of this summer anthem as he uses a sweet guitar-based groove which attempts to redefine the sound and vision of G-Funk which Dre pioneered on "The Chronic".
The Caltones lay down a soulful performance which pays tribute to both The Geto Boys and Isaac Hayes in a live version of "My Mind's Playin' Tricks On Me". This sound captures and leans more towards the raw Stax sound of Mr. Hayes and features some entertaining solo work on the guitar.
Geto Boys meet Death Row Records in Los Angeles for a high-powered freestyles session, live from Bushwick Bill's birthday party in 1992. Catch a flurry of witty rhymes from two powerful entities of Hip Hop during a period where each click churned out their own timeless classics.
Enjoy the sounds of Funky Chicken, a dedication to the bird who for generations has inspired a whole movement of entertaining Funk and Soul music. Tricks Synthetic Podcast put together their own mix and I've posted a number of emerging artists below who take their own approach to the Funky Chicken sound.
Download/Stream: The Ol' Colonel Presents: Chicken
Super Chicken and Hasil Adkins intro
Red Hot Chicken - Wet Willie
The Chicken - The Olympics
Under The Chicken Tree - Geof Muldar and The Texas Sheiks
Chicken Shack - Ike and Tina Turner
Chicken Head - James Cotton Band
And Now Word From Fred Perdue...
Chicken On A Bone - Hasil Adkins
Green Chicken - Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
Funky Chicken - Rufus Thomas
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens B2B
with James Brown and B. B. King
Chicken Ain't Nothing But A Bird - Louis Jordan
That Chick's Too Young To Fry - Deep River Boys
The Chicken and The Bop - Doug Sahm
Fried Chicken and Gasoline - S.C.O.T.S.
Country Chicken - Velvert Turner Group
Dixie Chicken (fade) - Little Feat
Gowanus Reggae And Ska Society perform Bob Marley's "Catch A Fire" in it's entirety @ Bowery Poetry Club on November 7th, 2009. New York City. This strong fusion of Reggae and Funk music places Gowanus in a unique and outstanding category musicians to emerge from Brooklyn's music community. Take a listen to their 2010 and 11 albums below for more great sounds as these two genres unite for a powerful sound.
"Taking the music of the legendary Bob Marley to a new level, G.R.A.S.S. – the appropriately abbreviated Gowanus Reggae and Ska Society – are set to release Grass On Fire, their second CD. On Grass on Fire, this collection of eleven intrepid musician/explorers dedicated to bringing the sounds of classic Ska and Reggae to the fine people of Brooklyn and beyond, bring a jazz perspective to Marley’s 1973 classic Catch A Fire, instrumentally interpreting the Reggae pioneer’s music so that it retains all of its original passion and sincerity.
Featuring some of the finest players from Brooklyn’s vibrant musical community, G.R.A.S.S. creates music with the spontaneity of Jazz and a deep reverence for Jamaican Riddim, music that will make you listen and move your butt too."
The Society is: J. A. Granelli – bass, Nate Shaw – keys, Nick Balaban – keys, Russ Meisner – drums, David Bailis – guitar, Brad Shepik – guitar, Mark Miller – trombone, Paul Carlon – tenor sax, Ohad Talmor – tenor sax, Michael Blake – tenor sax and David Barnes – harmonica.
The heights of musical inspiration and expression reach new exciting levels as the Rotterdam-based Re:Freshed Orchestra pay tribute to the late J Dilla's legacy. Enjoy 2 hours of moving compositions as the approach of a legendary beatmaker and contemporary orchestra combine.
Re:Freshed Orchestra is the brain child of Sigmar Vriesde, Alexander van Popta and Furlan Felter and is supported by Podium Grounds (Rotterdam).
The orchestra is full of talented musicians who play different Dutch bands. Also are there classical musicians/students or graduates from the international conservatory: " CODARTS" in the Orchestra. The musical approach of this project is to create great music with young people with different musical educational background.
Some have buillt on their talent from scratch and some from attending a special musical education. The base of this project is controlled chaos, experiemental and creating from a joint passion of great music. The performances end up being unique one time only performances which have a jamsession feel.
Next to these musicians we invite guest musicians/ singers or rappers to join the performance. The orchestra plays some of their repertoire or a set of songs in a special theme. But they always do it different from the original which challenges the guest musicians with a new way of looking toward their own music.
J Dilla "Dillagence" artwork by Alexander J Wright
Furlan Felter - vocals, beats
Alexander van Popta - keyboards, piano
Rick van Wort - drums
Elder Sousa - guitar
Ronle Rouse - bass
Esperanzah Denswil - mc & vocals
Poliana Vieira - vocals
Bundy Styx - mc
Maite Neri - flute
Efe Erdem - trombone
Floris Windey - trumpet
Thomas Lumley - saxophone
Pauline Koning - violin
Yannick Hiwat - violin
Marien Okkerse - cello
From The Pace Report:
"The Revive Da Live Music Group paid tribute to Guru at Le Poisson Rouge as part as their 5th year anniversary. For the last five years Revive Da Live has produced innovative and fresh programming that continues forge both the legacy of hip-hop and jazz music. The Revivalist is a daily music and cultural blog that keeps abreast of the latest in the world of jazz, hip-hop, and happenings of the pull of urban America.
The Big Band Tribute was arranged and conducted by trumpeter Igmar Thomas and pianist/accompanist Marc Cary. These two divided the show into two parts: 1) featuring the music of Gang Starr. This included the music performed by the Revive De Live Big Band that showcased the music of both Guru and DJ Premier. 2) showcase and feature music from Guru's solo "Jazzmatazz" recordings. The Hip-Hop community showed up in full featuring live performances from Peter Gunz, Lord Finesse, O.C., Jeru the Damaja, and Greg Nice of Nice and Smooth.
Guru took a bold leap when he produced and spearheaded what would become a landmark in Hip-Hop. His 1993 release of "Jazzmatazz" volume 1 would be one of the most important crossroads in both jazz and rap. Guru recorded a record of original music along with some sampled jazz loop, along with some of the living legends of the music. The disc featured Branford Marsalis, Ronny Jordan, Courtney Pine, Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Ayers, and Dr. Donald Byrd. Fusing both a live jazz band with rap was both ingenious and a critical success. He would also go on to record three other "Jazzmatazz" projects featuring diverse artists like Kem, Bob James, Vivian Green, and Chaka Khan. "
Another tribute to the Jazzmatazz legacy of The Guru by Polish band Dziewczynniepij.