Month: June 2010

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Don Sak, Surat Thani on the way to Koh Samui

Cheers to Esperanza for the heads up on Lint’s lo-fi performance at Blast Surf and Skate in Playa del Ray, CA. Check “The 11th Hour” (video/mp3) and “Olympia, WA” (video/mp3). Madlib serves up a rare interview in the latest edition of LA Weekly. Check Jeff Weiss’ three-page article here. Psyched about the newest installment of…

Dorothy Ashby – Afro-Harping

Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping

Cue up “Soul Vibrations,” the first track on Dorothy Ashby’s Afro-Harping, and revel: a one-note syncopated bassline over a slamming drumbeat that you’re sure you’ve heard sampled somewhere. Enter the double-tracked theremins, followed by swoopy strings. Next, over the relentless beat, an echo-plexed harp solo by Ashby, during which the strings return with 16-notes; then…

J.Boogie’s Dubtronic Science

J.Boogie's Dubtronic Science

J.Boogie’s sound is a blend of Broken Beat, Downtempo, Soulful House, Chill Out, Dub, Reggae, Disco, Soul, Hip Hop and Deep House. I’ve worn this release, his self-titled debut, out with listen upon listen upon listen. Included are the remixes (but not the instrumentals) taken from the Try Me 12″. Classic vibes. J.Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – Self-Titled;…

Tenorio Jr. – Embalo

Tenorio Jr. - Embalo

Tenorio Jr. was one of the greatest pianists of his generation. As a composer, he surprised many with the sophistication of his innovative harmonic compositions. As a musician, he moved slowly from accompaniment to being a leader and the driving force behind the vibrant performances of his band. As an arranger, he united the best…

Quantic – Addis to Axum


The Timeless Concert Series wasn’t just a series of stunning performances. All the shows were framed by our favorite DJs. From Madlib to J.Rocc to DJ Nuts and more. Cut Chemist even raised the bar with a one turntable romp! For the Mulatu show, Quantic brought along something very special . In 2004 Quantic, Miles…