A few months ago, Editor-In-Chief Andre Torres got a chance to sit with the John King of Chung King Studios for FRANK151′s Leaders issue. John spoke at length about his history, hip-hop, and the future of music while dropping more than a few nuggets along the way.
How this record got into my grandmother’s collection, I will never know.
This brassy squawk would be the voice of Zapp, a 1980s slap-funk outfit from Hamilton, Ohio, plopped conveniently between the R&B hubs of Dayton and Cincinnati.
Daft Punk give voice to robots and life to disco
Five years ago when Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk went into the studio to begin recording a new album, it wasn’t a traditional move for the duo.
Ray Manzarek, founding member of the Doors, has passed away at age seventy-four on May 20, 2013.
Dust Brother E.Z. Mike Simpson pulls endless possibilities from the funky past
Upon my first occasion to visit the Dust Brothers’ legendary studio, PCP Labs, in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, I stepped to Michael “E.Z. Mike” Simpson like De La Soul: “Please listen to my demo.”
Shuggie Otis doesn’t care. And I don’t mean “doesn’t care” as in a lack of regard, because Shuggie is one of the most devoted and sincere artists I have ever encountered.
The article you read here came about by mistake…
Mention the word “boogie” around Leroy Burgess and you’re bound to get a response of theatric proportions…
Few know that during the creation of one of disco’s most popular anthems, a real doctor was involved. “I had a heart attack the night I did ‘Dr. Love,’ ” says Tom Moulton about mixing this dance classic.