summerbreak

ScissorMix Vol. 11: Summer Break

Jul 6th, 2012 ScissorMix jz 1 min read

But better late than never, right? This mix is pretty much all hip hop, reggae, soul edits, afrofunk and other goodness that sounds great coming out of a boombox. Lots of familiar tracks in new packaging. It’s the soundtrack to the BBQ I haven’t had a chance to attend. So get out there, cook some meats, drink some beers, and pump these tunes for me.

leftovers

ScissorMix 6: Tasty Leftovers

Dec 22nd, 2010 ScissorMix jz 2 min read

Ebo Taylor, Bottin, Greenwood Rhythm Coalition and more.

New Jaga Jazzist Jam

Nov 4th, 2009 Afrobeat, Post-Rock steve 1 min read

The world’s greatest (and only) Norwegian 9-piece electro-afro-prog-whatever rockestra* has re-emerged from their lair with a new batch of indescribably brilliant songs for confused music fans worldwide.  By “confused” I mean “awesome + eclectic.” I’d imagine that their lair is pretty sickly designed Scandinavian, click with wood tones and tempered steel and smart Feng Shui and all that type of enviable Nordic shit. Sort of…

Chandeliers

Sep 18th, 2008 IDM, Krautrock, Post-Rock steve 3 min read

The Thrush sounds like a mixtape made by the dude down the hall with the ill Krautrock collection who’s dating a dancer into Afrobeat and old UK downtempo.

Nomo

Jun 20th, 2008 Afrobeat, Instrumental steve 2 min read

Michigan-based ensemble Nomo are back with their newest, buy Ghost Rock, health just in time for the summer heatwaves that will undoubtedly settle upon us. I know I have today’s post categorized under “afrobeat” but the truth is that Nomo’s sound is much broader, capsule fusing krautrock’s repetition, the deepness of funk, the borderless perspective of world music, the virtuosity of jazz and the sonic…

Chico Mann

Dec 10th, 2007 Afrobeat, DJ Weapons, Electro steve 1 min read

First off, ask apologies for being MIA for a few weeks. But good things do come to those who wait and today’s post is a can’t miss if you, sickness like us, love music that blurs the borders between genres. The brainchild of Antibalas’ guitarist, Marquitos Garcia, Chico Mann, is what I personally like to call “8-bit Afrobeat” and after seeing them live recently, I…