Music Documentaries
Soul & Funk

Zapp & Roger – The Documentary

TV One’s Documentary on one of the greatest and most influential Funk bands — Zapp and talkbox master — Roger Troutman!

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Dj Mixes
Disco House / Techno Soul & Funk

Guest Mix: Jerome Derradji (Still Music, Chicago)

Still Music is based in Chicago, IL, and is the brainchild of Jerome Derradji. Now in its seventh year, Still Music has been instrumental in the worldwide proliferation of some of America’s freshest underground dance music. From raw disco to beautiful, refined techno, and stopping at every tempo and mood …

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Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Prince “Chelsea Rodgers”

It’s Prince Rogers Nelson‘s birthday and I thought that the least I could do is pick a track from his absolutely insane repertoire. At 53 years young, he is one of the last legends that we still have. “Chelsea Rodgers” was the 2nd single off the “Planet Earth” record released in …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Declaime “Quartz” (prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Next month, on July 12th, Dudley Perkins returns in raw rap form with a brand new Declaime album – Self Study, entirely produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The project is easily Dudley’s most focused effort since Holy Smokes, which finds him back at the forefront of his craft & more …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Esperanza Spalding “Inútil Paisagem”

I just got reminded by my friend Jasmine De La Paz of how absolutely dope Esperanza Spalding is. When I interviewed Jose James two years ago he was telling about how talented Spalding is. Ohhh, and by the way, for anyone in Montreal she will be playing this summer at …

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Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Koop & Yukimi Nagano “Come To Me” (2001)

I have to admit that i’ve had sort of a crush on Yukimi Nagano for the past 4-5 years. She was a certain hot weirdo thing going on that I can’t deny! Most people will know her from her outstanding work with lo-fi electronica-ish group Little Dragon. But few know …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 “Rise”

As they say, it began in Africa! There is an important message in this song and you should pay attention to the lyrics. Don’t get too distracted by the infectious afrobeat groove! This is about the need for a people to take control of their resources, and not be subjected …

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Soul

Erykah Badu “Out My Mind Just in Time” Video

OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME from Creative Control on Vimeo.

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Soul

R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron – movie “Originals”

Just got the very sad news. Gil Scott-Heron one of the most influential artists of his generation has passed away. I am extremely thankful to have seen him live at least once. I just can’t believe it was only 12 months ago… very sad news indeed.

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Future Classics
House / Techno Soul & Funk

Future Classic: 6th Borough Project “One Night In the Borough”

Following three separate EPs, the build-up to 6th Borough Project‘s debut full-length culminates in this CLASSY matte-sleeve 3xLP release. You already know the deal with these dudes – they’re one of the top dogs in the nu disco/slo-house category, constantly killing it with tasteful edit/productions, which are built on the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Handsome Boy Modeling School “The Truth” (1999)

Handsome Boy Modeling School was a collaborative project between renowned hip hop producers Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030) and Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, A Prince Among Thieves). The collaboration lasted between 1999 and 2006 and resulted in two albums, featuring a vast cast of guest rappers, singers, comedians and DJs.

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