Whoa!!! March 20 can’t come any quicker. The illustrious beatmaker Medline will be dropping his new tribute album A Quest Called Tribe and the first few singles are bangers. Medline has made a career of recreating and transforming classic hip-hop tracks in these new modern fused songs. He adds this layered approach to each song which gives the track a more complicated rhythm and arrangement. However, Medline never loses the original song in the productions. The listener can always hear the original orchestration. Go cop this album in March, and make sure you check out Medline.
Summer is in full effect with the warm temperatures, the long days, and the upbeat vibes. Reva Devito, out of Portland, and B.Bravo, out of Los Angeles, just created the supergroup Umii whose sound is perfect for your summer nights. Reva’s angelic voice flawlessly flows over B.Bravo’s signature futuristic funk. The duo has dropped three or four singles but their single Dangerous is hypnotic, I have been playing on repeat for the last few days. Go cop these singles, I can’t wait for a full-length album. Highly Recommended!
It has been a long minute since I last posted, but the sun is out, the warming temperatures, got me inspired to post. The Hot 8 Brass Band, out of New Orleans, dropped a new album On The Spot and it has some real heat. The group creates some magic combining Funk, Big Easy Jazz, and some Hip-Hop. If you are a sucker for the horns like me, this album is going to be your summer BBQ soundtrack. Go Cop this album!
I don’t know what it is, but there is something infectious about hearing a G-funk beat. You automatically are nodding your head and then slowly you are starting cutting the rug. Dr. Mad, the co-founder of the Voyage Funktastique, brings the heat with his new single Stanky. Certified pure G-Funk, it is pure poppin, I can only imagine if he got a singer or emcee to drops some vocals over the beat, it would so dope. Check it out!
Rap music with Rnb hooks used to be associated with pure club bangers, but now it is Trap music. Go to any and trap music will be playing constantly throughout the night. Trap music doesn’t have to be a club banger, Masego x Medasin are breaking that connection down with their smooth jazzy production. Masego handles the vocals, the horns and while the pair are on the boards. Their sound is one of the freshest things I have heard in a long time, they are really pushing the boundaries of the genre. Go get their new EP The Pink Polo on Film Noir Imprint. Highly Recommended!
Let’s just get to the chase, The Monophonics just dropped a new single Promises from their highly anticipated upcoming album Sound of Sinning. These guys bring pure funk and soul to every release, and Promises is no joke. I can’t wait for the full length album, but in the meantime check out the new single as well as L’Oncle Ben Soul’s album Coup De Reves, they were the backing band. Highly Recommended!
It has been a minute since my last post, I hope you all had a great christmas filled with joy, family, and great food. I had a great holiday, but no time wastin, let’s get to the music. The talented Amerigo Gazaway steps his game up by releasing a remastered version of his groundbreaking 2011 album Fela Soul. He doesn’t just stop there, as a token of his appreciation, he also releases a brand new single called Still Ego Trippin. The timing of the release on New Year’s Eve is perfect, the funky production with the on point rhymes of De La Soul will for sure get your night started. Don’t sleep and download this single. Have a great New Year!