Brooklyn’s Bembe has been one of the best places for DJ Meistro and me to play over the past year as The Sol Power All-Stars. Here’s an hour long slice of Sol Power getting busy. Free download!
Qdup returns with the 21st volume of the Fort Knox Recordings Monthly Funk The World Cloudcast. Free download!
Little Feat, fronted by former Frank Zappa protege Lowell George, was one of the most admired bands in the ’70s.
Quantic has been a favorite for a long, long time. On his brand new tune, “Duvidó,” he combines traditional Colombian rhythms and marimba with modern production and vocals.
As summer winds down I thought I’d pick one of my favorite hot weather jams! “LA Sunshine” was released by War in 1977 on the album Platinum Jazz.
Our very own Sol Power All-Stars remix Ondatrópica’s Latin dance floor bomb, ”Tiene Sabor, Tiene Sazón.” Proven dance floor fire starter!
One of my favorite Brazilian songs—heck just one of my favorite songs, period—”Aquele Abraço” was released in 1969 by Gilberto Gil.
As summer approaches and the days grow longer and hotter I find myself reaching for my Brazilian records more and more. Gal Costa’s “Que Pena” is pretty much perfect.
I’m absolutely loving “Numa Nice Numa Boa” by DJ LK out on Royal Soul Records. The whole album is filled with brazilian style rhythms made with modern feeling and danceable beats. This is a great spring vibe!
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’77 “After Sunrise” gives the impression of a warm summer day slowly and gently beginning, with chiming string instruments and a wordless female “la-la-la” chorus. Perfect reminder on a dreary late-winter day like today that warmer weather is around the corner.