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Month: August 2008

Grupo Fantasma – Sonidos Gold

When you’ve got Prince’s seal of approval, little else matters. Grupo Fantasma, hailing from Austin, TX, have long been the Purple One’s band du jour. They’ve played various tour dates with Prince, performed at after parties, and logged a two-month residency at his Las Vegas nightclub, 3121. Sonidos Gold is the best document of GF’s…

AIFF – Afro Soul System

Afro Influenced Funk Federation, more commonly known as AIFF, are a Dutch outfit that create their unique sound by melding together various styles that range from deep-funk, soul and jazz to reggae and afrobeat. They just love all kinds of roots music. In reference to their sound, the percussion is breathing in a wide space,…

Down Santic Way

Leonard Chin’s Santic label was one of Jamaica’s truly innovative outfits, and, between 1973 to 1975, Leonard built a superb, but select, catalogue of hits at the centre of Kingston’s musical maelstromOne of Jamaica’s most creative and musical record producers, his name has remained relatively unsung outside of students of the music; for Leonard Chin’s…

eMusic.com

Don’t get me wrong, I fully support piracy in all facets and thoroughly enjoy being a part of the problem, but I do abide by intellectual property laws in some ways. Well, I guess really only in one way…and that’s by being an eMusic subscriber. I first joined their site back in 2000 and loved…

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Death of the Revolution

Unmistakably Quantic, but with an emphasis on reggae inspired sounds, Death Of The Revolution is sizzling with summer heat and tropical influences.Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno is the latest in the constantly evolving series of musical outings from the unstoppable Will Holland – aka Quantic. The concept and style of the Flowering Inferno project rests simply…