Good Morning and what great way to kick off this funky Tuesday! Big news and big gigs this week! Join be this Friday Night (Jan 13th) in downtown Phoenix as I will be rocking the 1's and 2's (DJing) along side the almighty New Orleans Funk, Soul, Jazz World Beat outfit, Nth Power!! The band, consisting of some of the most talented individuals in the music industry formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans. The relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps. The boys & girl from New Orleans will be rocking that heavy soul jazz gospel funk at Last Exit Live in Downtown Phoenix this Friday Night! Tickets at www.lastexitlive.com or at the door.
Happy New Year! and Happy New Music! I hope everyone is ready to bring in the new year with positive, uplifting vibes, and good energy overall! I know I am! 2017 is gonna be epic, and I hope each and everyone of you enjoy it and live it up!
NOW! On to some new music by San Diego's multi-cultural funky grooven latin lingo band - B-SIDE PLAYERS! The band just released a new single titled - BROWN LIKE THAT~! Its a killer tune and is gonna raise dance floors and rooftops in 2017! I've had the opportunity to open up and share the stage with these guys over the years, and man! they put on a killer show! Hope to see them back in Phoenix soon!
Saturday Morning vibes with the almighty Mark De Clive Lowe! Mark has put together a really wonderful album - CHURCH! Press play and enjoy the sounds!
Salsa! Mambo! Latin Jazz! Rumba! These are a few of my favorite of things! And let me start by saying this next band is every bit of that and more!! The first time I came across this band I was floored with excitment, and couldn't wait to work this in my DJ Sets! Talk about a floor burner!! OWW!!!! Push Play and Enjoy!
Jair Ganan y su Orcquesta Batallan will have you become a dancing machine! Jairo Gañan, a composer and singer from Caleño, was born in 1968 and from his childhood and adolescence sang at school, made presentations and participated in neighborhood contests, his taste for salsa was developed in Buenaventura where he lived at Age of 10 years being strongly influenced by Orchestras like the Great Combo, Larry Harlow and admiring vocalists like Frankie Dante, and Ismael Rivera among others.
Words don't even describe how incredible Robert Glasper's Live at Capitol Studios album is. I mean its pure Jazz magic on so many levels. Intimate, groovy, melodic, soulful, jazz jazz jazz all the way through. The folks that had a chance to experience this live must have been in ahh! I mean who wouldn't! Robert Glasper's musical retrospect is just pure heaven on keys, bass, drums, and overall direction. If you haven't picked this up, go! now! right now! so good!
Spent the whole day just Jazz digging through my Jazz record collection and mixing up different sounds of Jazz from across the world. From standard American Jazz to Japan to the Nordic sea and beyond. Jazz and Sundays go hand in hand in my house, especially on Sundays. Who am I kidding, everyday is a Jazz kinda day! Here are some of today's back to back picks in my playlist (all vinyl of course) of some of my favorites. Perfect for a cold day in December.
When you need that hotness on a cold December night! Working Together / Keeping it Funky!! Ewww wee @hot8brassband killing the grooven goodness. These guys really put on an amazing show, and the sound is just incredible! New singles out now, and full length on the way! Push play, and then repeat!!
Just came across a very cool link at VIBE.com featuring 20 Latino / Afro-Latino Artists, Singers, Atheletes and more who raised the bar in 2016! These 20 latinos went above and beyond to create, to excell and to do good for the world to see! Read the full article and see features on each person at (HERE)
As you can see, I am still on my cuban digs and just in the zone as of late with so much great music out there. Today's feature comes from the Bahama Soul Club on the Buyu Label out of Germany. These guys are always putting together some of the funkiest, jazziest and latin grooves around! I think I own every release on their label, but who's counting, and long as the music hits you! Listen / Buy below
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