DJ D-Mac is returning to the Den of Thieves this Saturday night with Eric Hilton. Gonna dust off the funky 45 box and spin some real vinyl!
Most people that like hip-hop like Biggie Smalls. AfroQBen comes with a really nice Biggie remake “Hypnotize Me.”
The Allergies have returned with another scorcher of a tune, “Special People.” Sounding something like a turbo-charged O’Jays, this is an absolute monster of a dance floor track.
DC’s All Good Funk Alliance and Australia’s Copycat have teamed up on this detailed and beautifully executed tribute to hip-hop legends Main Source.
“Copycat’s Heavy Hitting Remix” of The JB’s draws admitted inspiration from Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad, but with enough filter and tweaks to let you know this is 2014, not 1989. Get at it.
Disco and synthpop pioneer Patrick Cowley’s early compositions have been compiled and officially released, including the long-form “Journey Home,” where bubbling synth leads mix with didgeridoo-like bass and a slo-mo 4/4 disco thump.
I’m not from Chicago, but that doesn’t stop me from loving this 1982 Chi City theme song from the Light Touch Band and the 2013 rework from DJ KON.
Here’s a holiday treat! Video artist &/OR [re]added the visuals to The Bird Peterson Holiday Spectacular, a Dilla-like production using music from vintage animated TV specials.
“Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee is one of my favorite holiday songs for reasons you’d never suspect.
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.