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SONG OF THE DAY EPMD – It’s My Thang

It’s My Thang is another funky little hip-hop blast from the past and dates back to 1988 when it was first released on Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records.  Featuring on the critically acclaimed Strictly Business album by the hip-hop duo EPMD, this record earned … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Run DMC – Down with the King

I love this track! Originally released in 1993, Down with the King was the first single and title track from Run DMC’s sixth studio album.  The song proved to be a major success and became Run DMC’s second-biggest hit after … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sly 5th Ave – No Diggity (feat. Sydney Driver)

Going by the name of Sly5thAve, Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer  who lives, works and creates in Brooklyn.  Also a member of funk project Igbo, Ghost Note, Strawberry Jam and Quantic’s live band, Sly’s latest project sees him paying tribute to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2)

Coming together in New York in 1973, Television were an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970’s New York rock scene and are considered by many to be one of the band’s that shaped and influenced the development of punk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charles Bradley – I Feel a Change

“Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets andstruggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth. Most artists appreciate their audiences, just as many are … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Odetta Hartman – Widows Peak

New York/DC-based Odetta Hartman is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter who creates a very unique sound using a fusion of old country styles and new electronic productions. Her successful debut album, 222 was a bedroom-produced collection of songs that blended folk, musique concrète and psychedelia which … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY – My God Has a Telephone

Well, this little cutie somehow slipped under my radar last year when it was released, so I’m glad I found this song today! My God Has a Telephone is the debut solo single from Aaron Frazer of Durand Jones & The Indicatons … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abu Obaida Hassan – La…La (Don’t Say I Am Betraying You)

Last month I stumbled upon the bewitching sounds of Sudanese artist, Abu Obaida Hassan and have since been eagerly awaiting this day, for it is on this day that New York’s Ostinato Records have released a collection of Abu Obaida’s recordings … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abu Obaida Hassan – Qamar Al Massa (Moon of the Night)

I have just stumbled upon this track and sat through the 8:15 minutes of it thoroughly transfixed.. Rhythmically its a dream, a dream that sends you into a trance with mesmerising percussion and melodic call and response vocals.. The talent … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Just Give Me Your Time

Well today’s song needs no introductions or explanations and I dare say I needn’t point out the obvious in stating just what a divine track this is, but oh my this is a beauty.  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings couldn’t … Continue reading

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