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SONG OF THE DAY Syl Johnson – Different Strokes

Blues/soul singer and record producer Sylvester Thompson, a.k.a Syl Johnson, was born in Mississippi in the late 30’s.  Moving to Chicago in 1950 with his family, his earliest introduction to music was to come from his next door neighbour and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY L’Orange – Look Around (feat. Oddisee)

“My new album is called The Ordinary Man, it’ll be out 10/27!   The first single with Oddisee is out today and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever made.  Losing my hearing over the past few years has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Galt MacDermot – Coffee Cold

Having discovered Galt MacDermot for the first time tonight, I have to ask myself why I’ve never heard his music before! It’s been sampled in songs that I’ve heard, influencing hip hop and funk artists substantially, but until this evening … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Branded Moore – 123

“Branded Moore is the shit..ask around.  No bullshit hiphop” Up until this evening I’d never heard of Canadian rapper Branded Moore, but I have discovered through a little bit of background reading that he has over ten years of music-making … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shabazz Palaces – Shine A Light (feat. Thaddillac)

It’s been nearly three years since Seattle art-rap Shabazz Palaces released their last album, Lese Majesty.  This July, they will return with a new LP called Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, an album appears to be a sort of Brother From … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Axian – Strangers

“…Just trying to express myself ” These are the words of the Denmark artist called Axian, who seems to be doing a grand job of expressing himself right now with his soulful blend of lo-fi, beats and hip hop. I can’t … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Freddie Joachim – Thrill Of Kills

Having featured the big sounds of California’s Freddie Joachim twice already (check out previous tracks, Good Man and Lately), I was delighted to find that he had yesterday shared another new song on Soundcloud. Releasing via his own label Mellow Orange, Thrill … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY David Axelrod – Loved Boy/ Holy Thursday/ Songs of Innocence

“Loved Boy” – Taken from his 2001 self-titled album. This track is the closing song on this album and is dedicated to his deceased son Terry. On Saturday 5th February, Los Angeles-born David Axelrod passed away at the age of 83, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dennis The Fox – Piledriver

Sampled by DJ Shadow (which is how I stumbled upon today’s song), Piledriver is a groovy little track featuring on an album titled, Mother Trucker.  Recorded and self released by Dennis Caldirola, AKA Dennis The Fox, this album originally came out … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Bill Osborn — Bamboo and Rice (Instrumental)

Having always been a big fan of DJ Shadow, I was delighted at my random discovery this evening when I stumbled upon a track that Mr Shadow had sampled in Dark Days (Read and listen to DJ Shadow’s song on … Continue reading

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