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.
Thanks to DJ Day, we’ve got Patrice Rushen’s “Remind Me” and Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” in a sweet mash-up.
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.
Fred Wesley and the New J.B.’s “Breakin’ Bread” is perhaps my favorite holiday/family-related funk jam. This song is all about family and food and James Brown’s rhythm section just does not let up the groove.