Los Miticos Del Ritmo
From the sweltering tropical depths of Cali, Colombia Will ‘Quantic’ Holland’s studio band Los Miticos Del Ritmo (The Mythics of Rhythm) return with an album of hip shaking, dancefloor quaking instrumental cumbias.
Assembled using vallenato and cumbia musicians living in Cali, Los Miticos del Ritmo are a 7 piece studio band put [...]
Lack Of Afro
In a remarkably short amount of time, Adam Gibbons (Lack Of Afro) has amassed an extensive and varied body of work. From his own recordings, featuring his multi instrumental skills, to producing, DJ-ing and of course remixing tracks by a huge range of different artists.
The 12 inch vinyl single/digital download that he has [...]
The Bombay Royale
Melbourne’s HopeStreet Recordings deliver an eclectic, yet amazingly deep AND fun album from The Bombay Royale. Their album, “You Me Bullets Love”, has led the Australian broadsheets to describe it as being “where A.R. Rahman and Ennio Morricone converge, where “Slum-dog Millionaire” meets “Goldfinger” head on, with Quentin Tarantino and Indiana Jones lurking [...]
Featured on today’s show:
Music is one of the most powerful forces of unification. It has the power to heal, the power to help, the power to inspire, and the power to change. Yuna understands the importance of music and has the ability to write songs that transcend any and all boundaries. With her soft vocals [...]
Pop music is a ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ world. A starburst of YouTube notoriety and then oblivion. Or at least it is for most. But when your journey has been as long and extraordinary as Nneka’s – when you’ve travelled 10,000 miles and are still only just starting out - then instant celebrity is the [...]
It’s about time we paid some attention to Larry Levan, I love virtually everything Larry touches, his distinctive pulsating synth bass sounds are as refreshing in a retro way as it was in the eighties!
Two of his reworks of Gwen Guthrie’s tracks are my favorites, “Padlock” & “Peanut Butter” which we played on this show, [...]
We lost another legend this year…..
Jimmy Caster - R.I.P.
As leader of the Jimmy Castor Bunch, the elder Castor combined funk and humor with such novelty songs as “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” a No. 6 Billboard pop hit in 1972, and “The Bertha Butt Boogie” two years later. Mr. Castor’s records featured a recurring cast of characters, [...]
In one week we lost both Johnny Otis & Etta James, in remembrance….
Etta James was born on January 25th 1938, Jamesetta Hawkins died January 20, 2012, James was one of the most sustainable divas on the R&B scene with more than half a century as a performer and a long list of hits to her [...]
I decided just to showcase one artist this week because of his impact on a music, and the springboard of a cultural & political revolution the one and only father of AfroBeat….
Fela Anikulapo Kuti was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria in 1938, was a singer-composer, trumpet, sax and keyboard player, bandleader, and politician. Kuti was one [...]
Hi-lighting some of the artists that we played on today’s show:
A mystery to most, Darondo records are high on the wants-lists of many collectors. He is spoken about in hushed-tones by other Bay Area musicians. Back in the day he was seen cruising around town in a white Rolls Royce (with a “Darondo” license plate). [...]