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Michael Jackson Drummer Nate Smith Releases Drum Sounds & Loops

By JR on 6:39 PM

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541 beats, fills and breaks comprise the Nate Smith collection for a rich source of percussion sounds and performance for producers to draw from. This talented musician who has played for everyone from MJ to Mark De Clive-Lowe and Jose James drops it heavy on a set of drum sample packs for The Loop Loft. Enjoy the punchy and pristine sound that Nate brings as his drum breaks hit hard, recorded from a vintage Neve 8058 console to all digital formats.

https://www.thelooploft.com/products/nate-smith-drums-bundle#a_aid=jr155

Bernard Purdie & Friends Leave The Blues Behind On "Elevate"

By JR on 5:51 PM

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Join one of the world's greatest drummers as he and friends use the Funk as a vehicle to fly high above suffering and pain. Opening with a massive breakbeat, "Elevate" marks 50 years of hitting the skins for Pretty Purdie as he embarks on another funky mission with his friends.

Download your copy of this tune here at Juno Download and stay tuned for the full-length album "Cool Down" to drop soon. Bernard Purdie & Friends rock an hour-long set below.

Cypress Hill Celebrates "Black Sunday" With Limited-Editon Vinyl


When the shit goes down ya betta be ready in 2018 as Cypress Hill drop a special project for Record Store Day. This limited-edition release of remixes from "Black Sunday" celebrates 25 years since the release of their hit 2nd LP.

Get your copy here at Juno Records, on Discogs, or at Rough Trade.

Tracklist
Insane In The Brain (Extended Version) 4:51
When The Ship Goes Down (Diamond D Remix) 2:56
Hits From The Bong (T. Ray's Mix) 4:24
Lick A Shot (Baka Boyz Main Remix) 3:31
Scooby Doo 3:39
When The Sh** Goes Down (Extended Version) 4:12

Nicolay of +FE Talks About His "Glaciers" LP with The Hot at Nights


"This week’s guest is the Grammy-nominated music producer and performer Nicolay. As one half of the music project The Foreign Exchange with Phonte and co-founder/co-owner of the record label of the same name, Nicolay has been able to foster a music career as an independent artist for well over a decade now. During our interview, we talked about what it takes to be an independent artist when the music industry is always changing. We also talked about the unique community that The Foreign Exchange has been able to create, especially at their live shows (you host K-Fresh has regularly been their opening DJ for their Detroit show). We also get into the making for Nicolay’s newest solo project Graciers with the North Carolina-based band The Hot At Nights, which is available now."

Follow Nicolay:
Facebook: facebook.com/nicolaymusic
Twitter: twitter.com/nicolaymusic
Instagram: instagram.com/nicolaymusic
Soundcloud: @nicolay-rook
The Foreign Exchange Music: www.theforeignexchangemusic.com
The Foreign Exchange Soundcloud: @theforeignexchangemusic

In '71, Soul Man David Peoples Cleans Up On "Got To Get My Broom Out"

By JR on 5:38 PM

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There's nothing like good Soul music to help you approach life's difficulties with a smile and optimism. In the year 1971, David Peoples joins Eddie Levert of The O'Jays on this upbeat and joyful tune which remains a highly sought-after 45 RPM. Sweep up your mess to the sounds of "Got To Get My Broom Out", a song that is sure to remove your disappointment in the face of the biggest mess.

The original 45 single goes for over $200 here at Discogs, but you can get this great tune on the Numero Group compilation "Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label".

UTFO's "Roxanne, Roxanne" Shows Up On Test Press 12", via Discogs

By JR on 9:50 AM

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Peep the game plan of this great Hip Hop song as UTFO get the beat thumping to take you on a trip of chasing after a female who is #1 around the way. The 1984 classic "Roxanne, Roxanne" by UTFO, now available as a test press 12" with instrumentals courtesy of Discogs.

Bill King Piano Goes Disco/Jazz/Funk on "The Atlanta Sessions 1978 -1979"

By JR on 7:52 AM

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An unmistakably easy-breezy late 70's Jazz-Funk album that's sure to brighten your day! Having worked with the legendary Oscar Peterson, musical directed for Janis Joplin, toured with Martha Reeves, The Pointer Sisters and more, pianist Bill King opens his vaults for a funky ride on "The Atlanta Sessions 1978 -1979".

Massive Sale Of Latin Music On Vinyl by pretovelho on eBay, Spring 2018

By JR on 8:41 AM

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From Marcos Valle and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Ed Motta, pretovelho drops a 600+ collection of Latin music on vinyl for your collection. Includes Brazilian, Samba, Funk, Soul and more. Enjoy digging here at pretovelho's eBay page!

Lyricist RJ PAYNE Presents #MURDERINLESSTHAN60SECONDS VOL. 2

By JR on 6:50 PM

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Out to get it while the gettin' is good, NYC lyricist RJ PAYNE projects the hunger of a talented up and comer in the form of fire rhyme delivery. Known for airing out lyrics in the whip on IG, RJ shows off like it's Easter in the entertaining punchline tradition of New York MCing. No mumble rap, just wordplay so enjoy the next generation of serious spitters!

In '91, Hip Hop Duo E. Nyce & Kool Krush ‎Are "Highly Untouchable"


Dropping street poetry for the early 90's, E. Nyce & Kool Krush represent intellectual superiority with beats and rhymes and are "Highly Untouchable". Poetry is the language of imagination as this Pittsburgh PA crew wreck the mic with a degree of intelligence that's seemingly effortless. Being that they are one of many groups that were obscure but dope, this 2-song project proves once again that The Golden Era of Hip Hop contains numerous gems.

"Highly Untouchable" by E. Nyce & Kool Krush ‎now available on 12" and cassette here at Discogs.

Georgia Anne Muldrow Chats With B-Side, Works with Moullinex & Nosizwe

By JR on 1:34 PM

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This soulful singer/producer uses music to show you how to give your love once again for 2018. Catch up with Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins as they visit African radio show The B-Side. For 2017 & 2018, Georgia lends her unique songwriting to the progressive Soul music of Nosizwe and Moullinex.


MC AKUA NARU & Eric Benét Evoke The Blackest Joy On "Made It"

By JR on 8:03 AM

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For the people of the slum, AKUA NARU & Eric Benét deliver hope and praise in a fusion of Hip Hop and Soul on "Made It". As a reflection of triumph over struggle, the singer and MC show you how to dance in the rain in an inspiring moment of humanity and reflection of African heritage. Buy THE SINGLE /Pre-Order The Album "The Blackest Joy' https://akuanaru.lnk.to/TheBlackestJoy

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