Category Archives: new york

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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SONG OF THE DAY Kool & Kass – Peaceful Solutions

Always keen and eager to welcome pretty much any musical genre into my ears, hip hop/rap is something I don’t mind dipping into from time to time. I can’t say I like all of it but what I do find, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say

I know it was less than a couple of weeks that I featured the marvellous sounds of the Frigtnrs, but I am enjoying them so much that I really want share some more of their lovely sounds today! Daptone records pride … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – The Dispute

Daptone records pride themselves on producing exquisite vintage sounds and with Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs the label has mastered the art of producing a superb and polished 60’s-sounding dancehall album. Crafted under the intricate eye of producer Victor Axelrod … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Denitia and Sene – The Rum Diaries

NYC duo Denetia and Sene, aka Denitia Odigie and Brian “Sene” Marc, came together in 2011, fusing their diverse musical backgrounds into a diverse musical melting pot consisting of electronica, hip hop, funk and minimalist underground pop. Last Friday saw the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blitz the Ambassador – Heaven Ft. Tumi

Brooklyn-based, Ghanian-American hip hop artist, Blitz the Ambassador is preparing to release ‘Diasporadical,’ his fourth studio album which has been over a year in the making. Yesterday saw the release of new single ‘Heaven,’ an energised fusion of Afrobeat, Funk, … Continue reading

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