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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
Bill Withers

Bill Withers and engineer Bill Halverson speak about Just as I Am on the 45th anniversary

Coming from humble beginnings in Slab Fork, West Virginia, Bill Withers grew up in a coal mining town. Beset by…

June 20th, 2016 | | Articles
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Ill Communication: The Internet

  After releasing their third album, Ego Death, last year, the Internet finished out 2015 touring the world and snatching…

June 15th, 2016 | | Articles
Benjamin (Cherries Records)

Benjamin produces modern soul and boogie by way of Cherries Records

An white ’92 Buick Century pulls up to a diner in Queens, where it was once said, “murderers come with…

June 2nd, 2016 | | Articles
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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…

May 26th, 2016 | | Articles
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Son of Detroit:
The Oral History of J Dilla

  James DeWitt Yancey. Deep down, he may have been thinking, “I’m killing it with this beat thing,” but that…

May 19th, 2016 | | Articles
Norvis Junior by King Texas

Vocalist and producer Norvis Junior’s “space gospel” stretches the boundaries of rhythm

  Beat conductor and Dallas native Norvis Junior exploded onto the global electro scene in 2013 with his first EP,…

May 12th, 2016 | | Articles
Young Gun Silver Fox

Yo! MTV Raps, The Internet, Kashif, Mary Wilson, Miguel, Cool Uncle, Mia Doi Todd

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