Remington “Remy” Shand’s tribute to legendary skateboarder “The Gonz” has all the style and funk of The Gonz in motion and a slick video to accompany it.
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.
Marcos Kostenbader Valle’s best selling record was the 1982 song, “Estrelar,” a boogie dance track marketed as “workout music” upon it’s release.
Neville C. remembers Brazilian superstar Jair Rodrigues, who passed away last week.
Skeewiff present us with the bouncing hip-hop samba, “Blame It On Rio,” featuring hip-hop legend Bam (Jungle Brothers).
Janelle Monáe’s “What is Love” appears in the animated feature Rio 2. The tune mixes a Brazilian beat with Monáe’s soaring vocals and an infectious hook; all the makings of a summer jam.
“Sou Negrão” by Rappin’ Hood is an irresistible Brazilian samba song in praise of positivity, in the tradition of James Brown and Public Enemy.
Qdup returns with the 21st volume of the Fort Knox Recordings Monthly Funk The World Cloudcast. Free download!
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!
Little Feat, fronted by former Frank Zappa protege Lowell George, was one of the most admired bands in the ’70s.