With this tune Brass Construction perhaps laid down the greatest side of disco dance floor funk of all time.
Samuel Jonathan Johnson brings the funk with this in-the-pocket classic, “Sweet Love,” off his one and only album entitled My Music.
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.
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!
Donald Byrd’s Places and Spaces album just reminds me of spring (which has finally arrived here in DC).
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.
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!
Little Feat, fronted by former Frank Zappa protege Lowell George, was one of the most admired bands in the ’70s.
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.