Category Archives: new york

SONG OF THE DAY DAY Sharon Jones The Dap-Kings – Girl! (You Got To Forgive Him)

“You hope that the music and the feeling and the song can inspire people to be better or do better things, or to feel better if they’re in a tough spot.  That’s what Sharon was so unbelievable about, just singing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Sail On

There’s nothing quite like a bit of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings to bring a beaming smile to my face and this video (although tinged with loss and sadness) also brings joy and vitality, encompassing all of what Miss Sharon … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mystery Lights – Melt

S I’ve got to say that I am pee-my-pants excited about seeing this band tonight!!  The Mystery Jets are a New York five-piece who create a furious fusion of garage, blues, soul and psych-rock, delivering it raw and slightly on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Prince Paul feat. Chubb Rock, DOOM & Wordsworth – People, Places & Things (No I Didn’t)

New York producer, DJ and recording artist, Paul Edward Huston, aka Prince Paul, has been creating and producing music for over two decades.  He began his career as a founding member of Stetasonic and went on to produce De La … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY A. Savage – Winter in the South

This Autumn Parquet Courts frontman Andrew Savage, a.k.a A. Savage, will be releasing his debut solo album, Thawing Dawn via Dull Tools Records. The album is a collection of 10 songs all of which are orientated around the topic of love, directly … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Billy Woods – Snake Oil

 “…billy woods is a rapper who defies easy categorisation” Up until tonight I didn’t know anything about Billy Woods, but after reading the description above on his Bandcamp page, I was intrigued and wanted to see what he was all … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nick Hakim – Pour Another (Live)

New York soul revivalist Nick Hakim only has to sing a few words and the room fills up with soul, his voice is a dazzling and effortlessness breath of fresh air. Born in Washington DC, Nick Hakim now resides in … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Shaolin Brew

Last month, New York’s El Michels Affair, aka the group of Leon Michels, released their highly anticipated follow-up album to their 2009, Enter the 37th Chamber. Titled, Return To The 37th Chamber, this collection of songs revisits the albums of the Wu … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY WOODS – Love Is Love

Woods are to release a new album, Love Is Love, next month and as I write this I am also giving its title track a listen for the first time.  As anticipated, it flourishes with what has become their very … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Till Then

You may have noticed that Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs have cropped up on my pages a few times recently, I can’t help it, just love them! I finally got around to purchasing a hard copy of their Nothing More … Continue reading

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