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Producer Just Blaze gets in where he fits in

  Wax Poetics Presents Just Blaze at the Jazz Cafe in London   Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton is too humble to admit it, but he…

May 26th, 2016 | | Articles
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Star Child: The George Clinton Q&A

For a musician whose creativity orbits around its own funk-fuelled planet, spinning out infectious melodies and dreaming up the most liberated of ideas, George Clinton…

May 25th, 2016 | | Guest Blog
Prince Around the World in a Day (original art)

Prince: may u live 2 see the dawn

This isn’t one of those canned celebrity obituaries that you hear about that media companies keep on file in case of the untimely passing of…

May 23rd, 2016 | | Guest Blog
Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint’s Warner years (Life, Love, and Faith; Southern Nights; and Motion) bundled on new set

Few musicians have meant to their home community what Allen Toussaint meant to New Orleans. He was a loved and respected fixture across the entire…

May 23rd, 2016 | | Contests/Reissues & Box Sets
The Jazz Cafe: Just Blaze

Wax Poetics Presents Just Blaze at the Jazz Cafe in London

Wax Poetics presents Just Blaze, with Hannah Faith (Soulection) and Finnish rapper Noah Kin, at the Jazz Cafe in London on Friday, May 27. Get tickets…

May 23rd, 2016 | | Events
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Record Rundown with Los Hacheros

The dynamic quintet from Brooklyn has recently released a follow-up to their acclaimed debut album in the form of a long-player called Bambulaye. Once again…

May 19th, 2016 | | Record Rundown
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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

New Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band LP, 55

  It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost ten years since the first we heard from Bjorn Wagner’s Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. Over the…

May 17th, 2016 | | Contests/New Releases
Apollonia 6

The Prince-penned “Manic Monday” was originally written for Apollonia 6

When Prince’s girl-trio pop project Vanity 6 morphed into Apollonia 6, the Purple One wrote the track “Manic Monday” but decided against giving it to…

May 17th, 2016 | | The Album
Lootpack

Mad Loot: Lootpack featured on Toyota of Oxnard commercial

Toyota of Oxnard commercial circa late 1990s featuring the Lootpack.

May 17th, 2016 | | Videos