Category: funk

  • Toro Y Moi – New Beat

    Toro Y Moi – New Beat

    More from Toro Y Moi who is gearing up to release his second album Underneath The Pine later this month. This is the second song released from that album, “New Beat” and continues the deeply funky feel of “Still Sound.” Really liking this new direction and can’t wait for the album. See what you think: […]

  • J. Rawls – Hotel Beats Vol 1

    J. Rawls – Hotel Beats Vol 1

    This was a nice treat in the ole’ inbox today. Mr J.Rawls hooked me up with this new beat collection, courtesy of Polar Ent & Mighty Healthy NYC – Hotel Beats Vol. 1. This collection shows off Rawls’ diversity, featuring bright jazz-heavy beats (“Red Pepper”)  alongside darker fare (“Casina”) which will satisfy hip-hop heads with […]

  • DJ Destroyer – This Is My Loft Vol 1

    DJ Destroyer – This Is My Loft Vol 1

    I have been extremely remiss in holding on to this mix for so long. But the homie DJ Destroyer has come through lovely once again with another dope mix. This time the Strictly Social resident, Destroyer takes you on a journey encompassing funk, disco, soul and house and providing a nice mesh between old and […]

  • Ancient Astronauts – Mixtape Download

    Ancient Astronauts – Mixtape Download

    The production duo of Ancient Astronauts are getting ready to release an artist album on ESL, June 9th – We Are To Answer. They have previously remixed the likes of Up Bustle & Out, Ladybug Mecca of Digiable Planets, Zion I, and Dr. Rubberfunk, and show off their musical pedigree with this excellent freebie mix […]

  • Kinny – Idle Forest of Chit Chat

    Kinny – Idle Forest of Chit Chat

    Kinny aka Caitlin Simpson is a half-Jamaican, half-Native American, half-Swedish soulful, funky, jazzy, folksy singer from Toronto, who now lives in Norway. Her debut album, Idle Forest of Chit Chat on Tru Thoughts showcases the singer’s eclectic musical sensibilities, as she is a classically-trained Opera singer as well. So the album is a big bowl […]

  • Wandering Feet Podcast

    Wandering Feet Podcast

    Red Bull Music Academy presents Wandering Feet podcast James Pants (Stone’s Throw), Chas Jankel (The Blockheads) and Fatima feature this month. Download the Wandering Feet Podcast and join music journalist, and Red Bull Music Academy team member, Emma Warren, for her take on new music, collaboration and emerging talent with a special UK focus. In […]

  • Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

    Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

    Stones Throw’s latest find is the very soulful Mayer Hawthorne. He’s got a classic soul n’ funk sound that even your parents might appreciate. And in this case, that’s not a bad thing. “Maybe So, Maybe No” channels a time when soul was good n’ funky, catchy and melodious. No production frills, no freakin’ autotuney […]

  • J Todd – Luxxxurious

    J Todd – Luxxxurious

    J Todd is another producer from the Frite Nite camp (home to B. Bravo). He has a wicked way of making synths sound downright sexy, and when he meshes them with his funky, glitchy, satisfying beats, he creates a sound that hits all the right spots. “Luxxxurious”, taken from his XOXO album, is a prime […]

  • Pursuit Grooves – Fun Like Passion

    Pursuit Grooves – Fun Like Passion

    It’s taken me too long to get around to writing this post, but now that I’m on kind of an instrumental kick, it seems appropriate. Here’s another great producer you need to be up on, Pursuit Grooves. If you like Flying Lotus, 14KT and those type of folks, you’ll dig Pursuit Grooves. She was kind […]

  • Karma Stewart – The Karma EP

    Karma Stewart – The Karma EP

    Karma Stewart is from the PPP camp and appeared on the track “On A Cloud.” Her free EP download “The Karma EP” was recently made available and it showcases her  strong, distinctive personality. Her sound is not your average progessive soul vibe. It’s very edgy with strong rock influences. The EP was produced by PPP […]

  • Garth Trinidad Returns to Weeknights on KCRW from 8 to10pm

    Garth Trinidad Returns to Weeknights on KCRW from 8 to10pm

    Here’s the news, straight from the horse’s mouth: Starting December 1, KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad returns to weeknights, hosting a music show from 8 to 10pm PST, the slot previously occupied by new Music Director and Host of Morning Becomes Eclectic Jason Bentley. Garth has been on the air at KCRW since 1996 and hosted […]

  • 10th Annual Thanks Givends Benefit

    10th Annual Thanks Givends Benefit

    Thanks Givends is an annual event in Los Angeles that brings together the cream of LA’s music scene to raise money around the holiday  for important community arts programs and individuals in need. Every year two recipients are chosen, one always being The Mar Vista Family Center, which is where LA’s beloved DJ Dusk was […]