Interviews
Modern Funk

XL Middleton Invites You To Enjoy The Ride

The Modern Funk “world community” is always thirsty for new releases, and the new XL Middleton LP “Things Are Happening” is ready to quench that thirst. The Los Angeles native delivers his most complete project so far, following-up his “Tap Water”, “In The Middle Of The Night” EP and a …

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Afrikan Sciences’ music leaves monoculture in the dust

For the past decade, Eric Porter has meticulously built a canon of Electronic Music that persistently challenges the status quo notion of what rhythm can do… And how it should behave. His take on West London Broken Beat is distinctly tied to culture, rather than trend or sub-genre classification. The …

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Waajeed’s Multifaceted Approach To The Detroit Sound

Hailing from Conant Gardens Detroit, Waajeed’s productions through the years have been known as both inventive and genre-defying. Of recent years and with a more dance floor orientated mindset, Waajeed launched Dirt Tech Records as well as collaborating with many hometown legends like Carl Craig, Mad Mike, and Theo Parrish. …

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Jazz

Emma-Jean Thackray’s Tour De Force

London-based trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Emma-Jean Thackray has been making a lot of waves in the Jazz scene with the recent release of her new EP “Ley Lines”. With four full-length tracks separated by four interludes included as “palette cleansers”, the EP is a real journey through her ideas …

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Disco House / Techno

Marcel Vogel’s Lumberjacks In Hell Continues Upwards

In eight years, DJ, producer and label boss, Marcel Vogel has curated the Lumberjacks in Hell imprint into a highly respected portal of how the essence of Paradise Garage, Detroit Techno, and Chicago House can be tastefully brought into the contemporary dance music zeitgeist. When pressed about his sound, the …

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House / Techno

Jovonn Proves He’s Timeless

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY Jovonn has been deep in the House music scene since its earliest stages. Coming from a family musicians, he was taught a number of instruments at a young age, and started spinning records at block parties when he was only 10 years old. He …

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Beats House / Techno

Lay-Far “War Is Over” (In-Beat-Ween Music)

Russia’s Alexander Lay-Far released his long-awaited third studio album “War Is Over” this past Friday on his own In-Beat-Ween imprint. The deeply personal, honest, and uncompromising album covers a lot of ground stylistically and shows a ton of versatility and musical knowledge. It makes sense that the album nods to …

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Modern Funk Soul & Funk

After Impacting Vinyl & DJ Culture, Sweater Funk Glides Out

After ten strong years of being San Francisco’s weekly Sunday night Boogie haven, Sweater Funk is scaling back knowing they impacted DJ culture in a major way. If you’ve been to one of San Francisco’s most-attended, highest low-key high credibility DJ music functions, that’s Sweater Funk. This dedicated weekly gig …

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Modern Funk

Zackey Force Funk: Rocket Builder By Day, Modern Funkster By Night

For some, tales of street escapades, drugs, and fast women are essentially tales of fantasy. For Zackey Force Funk, these tales were at one point his reality. The Tuscon, Arizona native has been living in the Los Angeles area for several years now, and the lyrical content of his forthcoming …

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