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!
Tuxedo, the super group consisting of Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, are in getting into the Christmas spirit of giving. The group released a special christmas track. They flip the classic track Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time and add some pure funk, maybe it can be a new tradition of Funking up Christmas. I like Christmas music during the season, but with this track, I could love Christmas music year round. Check out this track and look for their full length album in the New Year
I haven’t heard too much the Australian songstress MAÏA, I was lucky to hear her new single Life Is A Lie and I was blown away by her voice. MAÏA’s chilled vocals goes perfectly with the funky airy production. You can check out a few other tracks on her soundcloud. I can’t wait to hear more from MAÏA, hopefully there is an EP or a full length album in the works.