Kashif took the post-disco genre into a modern boogie wonderland

Embed from Getty Images   After a brief stint with Jeff Lorber’s jazz fusion group, saxophonist Kenny Gorelick abbreviated his…

September 28th, 2016 | | Articles
Adrian Younge

Adrian Younge drops new synthesizer album, The Electronique Void

  You know that friend that’s always giving you love advice? The kind of advice you don’t really want to…

September 23rd, 2016 | | Articles

Grasso Brothers know how to boogie, and show it on new compilation

A pair of siblings for whom crate digging has grown from a shared obsession to a family business, Gino and…

September 14th, 2016 | | Articles
Terry Reid

Terry Reid passed on Led Zeppelin to follow his own path

Terry Reid passed on the opportunity to become the front man of Led Zeppelin—instead introducing Robert Plant to Jimmy Page. His choice to carry on as a solo act never paid off with the heights of fame and fortune of his musical pals, yet he recorded two soulful folk-rock masterpieces and has become known as an artist’s artist, championed by many of the greats as the genuine article.

August 22nd, 2016 | | Articles
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Poised to Strike: Anderson .Paak

  Uno: Yes Lawd! Meet Anderson .Paak, the man of the moment and a name to keep in mind. Born…

August 22nd, 2016 | | Articles
Loose Ends 'Zagora'

Loose Ends singer Jane Eugene and producer Nick Martinelli talk about 1986’s Zagora

By the mid-’80s, Jane Eugene, Steve Nichol, and Carl McIntosh—collectively known as Loose Ends—established themselves as a formidable R&B group…

August 15th, 2016 | | Articles

Protoje leans on reggae’s foundations to build a new revival

photos by Che Kothari   Listen to enough reggae and you tend not to evaluate performers by the albums they…

July 8th, 2016 | | Articles
The Isley Brothers '3 + 3'

Engineer Malcolm Cecil speaks on the Isley Brothers’ classic 1973 album 3 + 3

Almost twenty years before they would release their first platinum selling album, the Isley Brothers formed as a quartet in…

June 30th, 2016 | | Articles
Bernie Worrell and Funkadelic

Bernie Worrell was the key to
the P-Funk sound

  “Bernie is like a genius of geniuses.” –George Clinton “There’s perfect pitch and absolute pitch. I was born with…

June 27th, 2016 | | Articles
The Jackson 'Triumph'

Engineer Tom Perry on the making of the Jacksons’ 1980 album Triumph

By the end of the 1970s, the Jacksons experienced a lineup substitution, two label moves from Motown Records to CBS…

June 23rd, 2016 | | Articles

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