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Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

Sofrito, one of the UK’s leading Afro, Caribbean and Latin music party collectives, is comprised of DJs Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis alongside The Mighty Crime Minister, who have consistently combined the serious vinyl hunter’s ear for amazing records with a stylish, accessible approach, rocking dancefloors worldwide since their inception in 2007. For their debut…

Mebusas – Blood Brothers

The reissue of Mebusas only LP, Blood Brothers. An exemplary platter that blends elements of American Soul and Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Latin, Caribbean rhythms and traditional African music. Innovative arrangements, deep rhythms and top-notch playing make this 1973 album a true classic. Mebusas – Blood Brothers; Academy, 2009

The Doctor

I finally got a chance to see this documentary and it was everything I’d anticipated it to be. Incredible look into the life of Julius Erving, the man known worldwide as Dr. J. Learned quite a bit about his life that I never knew and it solidified a few things that I already knew; the…

Through My Lens

Finally getting around to sharing some photo collections that I’d been meaning to go through for quite some time. Spent most of the past year sans camera since mine had an irreparable spot on the lens, but my wife’s Canon S90 was great to put in my pocket and snap the majority of the collections…

Somm

Somm takes a look into the lives of individuals who are attempting to pass the Master Sommelier Exam which is conducted by the Court of Master Sommeliers, one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The…

Rock Bar – Koh Samui

Here’s a video showcasing my friends’ bar here on Koh Samui down the street from my house in Lamai. Tucked away in a tiny cove nearby Hinta Hinyai, it’s the perfect place to chill out and relax. Definitely check it out if you visit the island sometime. If you’re lucky, they’ll have live music on…

Crate Diggers

Back in December 2012, I dropped a post about Fuse’s Crate Diggers series. Check it here. In the time since, they’ve featured additional diggers and I thought I’d shed some light on it as I’m addicted to watching these.Those featured since include DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Babu, House Shoes, Adrian Younge, DJ Rhettmatic, Diamond D, Kid…

Hepcat

Hepcat remains one of my favorite bands of all time. Their vibes have been in steady rotation for well over a decade and have never grown old. Traditional Ska/Rocksteady done right in every way possible; incredible instrumentation coupled with outstanding vocal harmonies. Few can hold a candle to the sounds of Hepcat! Hepcat – Out…

Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks

Much love and respect to the great Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks who passed away earlier this month, but will live on forever through the incredible music he created.  Jah bless! Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks’ is arguably the most innovative saxophone players in all of Reggae music. His stunning fusion of Jazz, Afro-beat, Funk and Latin with Reggae…

Big Mean Sound Machine

In 2009, Big Mean Sound Machine formed in Ithaca, New York with one goal: to create music that stimulates both body and brain. The result is a fiery exhibition of artfully conceived dance music that truly is ‘Big and Mean’. Today, Big Mean Sound Machine comprises a collective of over 15 analog artists spread out over…

Inna Ruminations Stylee

Inna Ruminations Stylee has been a long time comin’ since the last one (9 months to be exact and 8 months before that one). Minimal time gets spent on the Web clicking away reading/watching/listening to this, that and the other; however, here are a variety of things I bookmarked on random occasions since mid-2012. Dust &…