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Music Documentaries

“All Things Must Pass” Tower Records Documentary

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and a powerful force in the music industry. In 1999, Tower …

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Soul & Funk

Trailer for “THE GET DOWN” upcoming series based in late 70’s NYC

via Netflix: “The Get Down will focus on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped – dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with …

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Hip-Hop

The Pharcyde ‘Labcabincalifornia’ 20th Anniversary – Mixed by Chris Read

via WhoSampled: This Saturday (14th November 2015) marked the 20th Anniversary of the release of The Pharcyde‘s seminal sophomore album ‘Labcabincalifornia‘. Produced in part by the late great Jay Dee together with various members of the group and guest producers including Diamond D, it’s a timeless long player that sounds …

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Music Documentaries

The Ultimate Halloween Obscure Movie Marathon

We wanted a great Halloween mix so we called RendezVous crew out of LA as they are some of the absolute best in the world when it comes to soundtracks, sound library grooves, global psychedelia, incredibly strange cosmic funk, and other sleazy listening oddities. Not only did they deliver an outstanding mix called …

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Hip-Hop

“Rapping to the Beat” 1981 Report by ABC News

When the mainstream media reports on an emerging artistic movement or even new technology it’s usually pretty cringe-worthy. Much like the hilarious 1994 TV feature on “what is the internet“, this 1981 TV report on ABC News will make you laugh, shake your head is disbelief and make you realize how far …

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Worldwide Sounds

Brasil Brasil! “Part 2: Tropicalia Revolution” (BBC Documentary)

The second programme in the series covers the military era in Brazil, from 1964-85, and discusses the role that musicians played in leading the fight-back – and how they suffered as a result. The era began with the left-wing protest movement headed by singers like Nara Leao, that was matched …

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Jazz

Oscar Peterson on Signature Piano Styles in 1979 TV Appearance

Internationally renowned, Montreal-born jazz pianist Oscar Peterson entertained the world with his mastery and prowess over the piano for over 40 years. “The Maharaja of the keyboard” as he was called by Duke Ellington, shows that not only is he a genius of the piano but also true Musical Polyglot, …

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Tour the former East Germany’s HQ Studio now known as Funkhaus

via Sound on Sound: “Built in the ’50s as the broadcast headquarters for the GDR’s state radio, this complex is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking recording studios. In the factory district of former East Berlin, overlooking the River Spree, sits one of the most exceptional purpose-built recording complexes …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Video: Toast Dawg feat. Illa J “Finale”

Montreal-based producer (and good friend) Toast Dawg has followed on the success of his “Brazivilain” project with the 2nd volume of the conceptual project. We premiered one of the tracks of the 2nd EP which actually didn’t have a title yet and it turns out that when Toast Dawg met …

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