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Quelle Chris “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often”

Detroit MC and producer, Quelle Chris, presents a liquid silver beat design and on mic persona that encompasses self-depreciating humour and disregard for fly by night rap trends on “BS Vibes”. From his forthcoming release “Being You Is Great, I  Read more  »

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Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins “Show You The Way”

Thundercat, the Grammy winning bassist/singer who continually delivers original, comedic and sometimes dark material for popular consumption, has returned with the soulful and eccentric single “Show You The Way”. It’s the lead single from the forthcoming 23 track record “Drunk”,  Read more  »

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Professor Brian Oblivion “Mendacity ’17”

Leading with a rude bludgeoned dirge-like bass line and accompanying bells, congas and horns. The opening of Mendacity ’17, released by Professor Brian Oblivian on Inauguration Day here in the United States, expresses that broad inquisitive despair while displaying how  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Stone Alliance “Stone Alliance” (1976)

I know for a fact that I passed up a worn version of this iconic newspaper-font album cover at Community Thrift in San Francisco years ago. I had no real reason to trust these smiling, toasting, well moustached dudes. They  Read more  »

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Oakland-Based Producer Aybee Proves Movement Knows No Genre

Aybee: ever the advocate for pushing boundaries when assembling sound or vision. Recording artist, filmmaker and label head, Armon Bazile aka Aybee, always keeps his creative chops at stay-ready mode. With The Odyssey, his fourth full length release on his  Read more  »