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In Retrospect, Pianist Skinny Hightower Re-Vibes A Stylistics Classic

With a hip-shaking rhythm and dazzling vibe, Skinny Hightower reminds us about the gift of life in his re-vibed take on Stylistics classic "People Make The World Go 'Round". Enjoy one of the most joyful songs in music as this acclaimed pianist expresses happiness in his own way and elevates the groove factor. The result is a jam that's bound to make you move to the beat of humanity.

Pianist Justin Kauflin Brings Majestic Keys To Lennon's "Strawberry Fields"

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Take it light as this American jazz pianist, composer, producer, educator and Quincy Jones artist soars with his beautiful arrangement of a Beatles classic. "Strawberry Fields" takes pleasant new form as Justin's magical touch on keys come to the forefront of a timeless Rock turned Jazz composition. This rising musician's accomplishments include worldwide as solo artist or with Justin Kauflin Trio, recorded on 27 albums as sideman, composed the film score for Keep On Keepin' On, published 29 original compositions and produced 4 albums as leader.

From Justin's Fall 2018 LP "Coming Home".

Oxygen of Soundsci Spins Hip Hop, Funk & Soul On "Chemical Breakdowns"

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Concentrating on old school & golden era Hip Hop, funk and soul. Concentration on underground, old school & golden era Hip Hop, funk and soul. Same formula - different location.

Tracklisting for this month's show:
- CBD INTRO - Longevity Crew from California (Produced by Choice37)
- Fantasy Three - It's Your Rock
- JVC Force - 6 Feet Back On The Map (Hardcore Mixup)
- Latee & DJ Mark - Puttin' On The Hits
- J Scienide - Power Of The Holy Ghost
- E Rule - Synopsis
- Dillon & Diamond D (feat. Boog Brown) - Femme Fatale
- Peanut Butter Wolf talk-over instro
- Lakim Shabazz - Don't Try Us
- Hard 2 Obtain - L.I. Groove (remix)
- Super Kids - The Tragedy
- Marley Marl & MC Shan - Marley Scratch
- Slum Village - Raise It Up
- Skye - Central Line w/ Queen Latifah -Wrath Of My Madness (OXY-blend)
- Son Of Sam (feat. Masta Ace & Large Professor) - Come A Long Way
- Laster - Searching 4 Meaning
- Dred Scott - Can't Hold It Back
- Children Of Zeus - Still Standing

Howard "So Fine" Johnson Preps New LP With Leon Sylvers & DJ Battlecat

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"Very excited to share my conversation with Howard Johnson for Take It Out On The Groove episode 103! We discussed everything from his early singing days in the 305 (Miami) to him continuing to keep the funk alive with his forthcoming release with production from Leon Sylvers and DJ Battle Cat. You'll also find out whose debut album was supposed to be his 2nd album, the story behind So Fine, and what singing cameos he made in some classic music movies! All of the and more as we, Take It Out On The Groove with Howard Johnson!"

Musicians Eric Essix & Brian Lenair Cover The Isley's "Voyage To Atlantis"

Bringing a new definition of smoothness to Jazz, Eric Essix & Brian Lenair takes you on a voyage to heaven with a revisit to the music of The Isley Brothers. "Voyage To Atlantis", a classic by The Isleys that's truly remarkable in it's soulful edge and laid-back feel goes on a journey to new musical territory. With his energized and soulful cover version, saxophonist Brian blows with great passion to express music that speaks about yearning for love. On a more laid-back note, Eric provides pleasure as he strums his guitar for a very mellow and jazzy take on this Soul classic.

Lyricist Maylay Sparks Prepares To Release "Hood Thrill Hunters" LP

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This newly formed trio composed of Philly Hip Hop Legend ”Rahsheed aka Maylay Sparks”, newcomer “Chukk Rukkuz” and rapper/producer “K-Sluggah” from the squad known as Muddy Fatique, have joined forces to form the “Hood Thrill Hunters”. This 10 track urban reprise was entirely produced by Karl “K-Sluggah” Frigyes and is a must have!

Nod Your Head To Beats by Mr. Porter (aka dEnAuN) of D12

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Lend an ear to the musical mind behind Eminem, 50 Cent Ludacris, Game, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Royce Da 5'9, 2 Chainz, Dr. Dre and many more. Mr. Porter joins the growing Beatstars community and offers an exclusive playlist of head-nodding tracks from his beat catalog. More sounds available at

@WillSessions & @AmpFiddler Fly You To The Moon On "Belle Isle Drive"

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"Will Sessions is proud to present The One, their most cohesive and fully realized original work to date.
Written and performed with vocalist/keyboardist Amp Fiddler (Parliament/ Funkadelic, Was Not Was, Mahogani Music) and Dames Brown (a all-female vocal trio), The One is an album that tells the story of a man’s search for the love of his life, and the trials and tribulations that surround their budding romance within the city of Detroit.

Stylistically the album has roots that go deep into late-70’s progressive funk, soul and boogie, with layers of live/electronic drums and percussion, funky synth and slap bass lines, snappy guitars, classic analog synths, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, tight horns, and lush string arrangements, all accompanied by the vocal stylings of Amp and the Dames."

"The One drops October 26, 2018, 12" single for "Rendezvous" available now on Amazon.

Butcher Brown Soothe With Guitar-Driven Funk On "Camden Square"

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"Introducing Butcher Brown’s brand new direct-to-disc album, available on Vinyl, CD, and Digital. Following on from previous release Live At The Vagabond (2017) and Bandcamp digital exclusive AfroKuti: A Tribute To Fela (2018), Camden Session is a snapshot of the band’s explosive energy, groove-heavy sequences, and unrivalled togetherness. Their playing is modern and innovative, yet contains rich echoes of Weather Report, Return to Forever, early Earth Wind and Fire, and Zappa.

DJ Harrison is broadly seen as the visionary in an albeit egalitarian band. His keys provide the harmonic colours around which drummer Corey Fonville’s (Christian Scott, Nicholas Payton) muscular delivery and bassist Andrew Randazzo’s effortless cool pulsate. Multi-instrumentalist Marcus Tenney on saxophone/trumpet and Morgan Burr’s guitar complete the quintet. "

"Camden Session" the album drops on CD and digital everywhere October 12, 2018.

The Doggett Brothers Invite Singer Jarrod Lawson For "Don't You Know"

This slow-grooving Soul fits the harmonies of Jarrod Lawson well as he lends his unmistakably smooth vocal touch express love and caring on "Don't You Know". Enjoy this laid-back vibe of romance from the upcoming album 'Get High', out 28th September 2018.

Verb Turner Rhymes For The Working Class On "Give Me The Reason"

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A stress reliever in the form of bars and beats, Verb Turner of Epsilon Project expresses the satisfaction of when you reach the point of getting off the job. Let music provide the balance you need between work and personal enjoyment as this crew make your head nod with rhymes dedicated to the working class.

The Large Professor's "The LP" 20th Anniversary Reissue With Bonus Tracks

Red Line Music Distribution supplies Hip Hop with another collectors item in the 2018 repress of The Large Professor's debut solo album. "The LP" 20th anniversary reissue will be available November 2018 as 2xLP transparent blue vinyl, CD digipak and limited cassette formats.  “THE LP” includes bonus unreleased songs and a few rare unearthed alternate demo versions of classic tracks such as the “Mad Scientist”. It also includes “I Juswanna Chill”, “That Bullsh*t”, the title track “The LP”, “Hard”, “One Plus One” featuring NAS, the newly polished up “Queens Lounge” and many more including the unreleased single “Amaman” b/w “Bowne” that was available on the now out of print 12” vinyl.

Revisit a classic by The Mad Scientist as the Professor at Large works his magic on the boards and mic like no one else can.

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