jazz

Song of The Day: Flying Lotus “Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

Posted by: Micah Vellian
Sep 11, 2014
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Steven Ellison—aka Flying Lotus—is perhaps the closest millenials will get in having a true 21st century jazz musician, one that carries the torch of his forebears.

Song of the Day: Ray Barretto “Acid”

Posted by: Neville C.
Jun 06, 2014
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Some songs grab you from the first 30 seconds and don’t let you go until the very end. As soon as you hear the intro for Ray Barretto’s “Acid,” you are sucked right in and off for the ride.

Soul Brunch with DJ D-Mac this Sunday!

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
May 16, 2014
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I’m lugging a crate of my favorite jazz, funk, soul, and reggae 45s into the DJ booth for a rare all-vinyl set at The Lodge at Red Rocks!

Song of the Day: Donald Byrd “Places and Spaces”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
May 07, 2014
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Donald Byrd’s Places and Spaces album just reminds me of spring (which has finally arrived here in DC).

Song of the Day: Dorothy Ashby “Lonely Girl (Protassov Edit)”

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Mar 31, 2014
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Switchstance Recordings artist Protassov just executed a re-edit of jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby’s “Lonely Girl,” adding an aggressive rolling drum attack and some filters, but keeping the beautiful melody intact.

Song of the Day: Zara McFarlane “Police and Thieves”

Posted by: Neville C.
Feb 24, 2014
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A few folks have covered Junior Murvin and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Police and Thieves,” but as far as I know no one has done a jazz version until Zara McFarlane!

Song of the Day: Little Feat “Spanish Moon”

Posted by: Neville C.
Feb 06, 2014
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Little Feat, fronted by former Frank Zappa protege Lowell George, was one of the most admired bands in the ’70s.

D-Mac joins Eric Hilton in the Den of Thieves this Saturday 02/01

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Jan 30, 2014
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DJ D-Mac is joining Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation, ESL Music) behind the decks this Saturday night at Den of Thieves, his brand-new intimate, DJ-centric drinking establishment at 14th & U Sts. NW.

Song of the Day: DJ Day “Steely Rushen”

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Jan 24, 2014
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Thanks to DJ Day, we’ve got Patrice Rushen’s “Remind Me” and Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” in a sweet mash-up.

Song of the Day: George Michael “Kissing a Fool”

Posted by: Ange
Jan 07, 2014
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I don’t think I have ever professed my love for George Michael on this (or any other) site before. I have loved him since the 80’s and have a deeper appreciation of him as an adult.

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