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Month: February 2009

Kinny: Melting Pot of Influences

Kinny – aka Caitlin Simpson – was born and raised in Canada and has a mixture of Jamaican, Native Canadian Indian, French and Swedish heritage. Describing herself as a ‘freestyle improv vocalist’, she fuses a classical mezzo-soprano sound with the jazzy attitude-soul of the likes of Erykah Badu, and her voice sashays effortlessly between soaring…

dâm-funk: ambassador of boogie-funk

dâm-funk (pronounced: ‘Dame’ as in Damon G. Riddick)  is known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie-Funk” and represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere, his legendary Monday-night session in Culver City which is rooted in the early-’80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk. As a DJ, dâm-funk attracts the most discerning Boogie-Funk afficionados, but…

Stay on the Groove

Groove. What is it? As complex and diverse as mood; as infectious and innovative as melody and as inclusive and instinctive as rhythm itself, “Groove” is a term often lacking in today’s overly-saturated and easily digestible pop consumerism. It is when an artist or band slips into a relaxed, yet uniform swagger and things that…

Umm…Insane!

Attention sports-video editors: All basketball buzzer-beater reels need to be amended immediately following the pure insanity of Devin Harris’ game-winning shot against the Sixers last evening. I’m gonna show some love to my favorite basketball blog, Ball Don’t Lie, and let J.E. Skeets spell it out for ya. If you only watch one NBA highlight…

I.O.U.S.A.

Wake up, America! You’re on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. boldly examines the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. Burdened with an ever-expanding government and military, increased international competition, overextended entitlement programs, and debts to foreign countries that are becoming impossible to honor, America must…

Grant Phabao: Dub Salvador

Grant Phabao is a sound engineer and a DJ from Paris, France who puts out some heavy riddims inna di dub and roots tradition. He’s also the co-founder of T.I.M.E.C. records and part of the collective that revolves around the label. His cuts are mostly distributed in highly-limited 7″ pressings or featured as exclusive remixes.…