The Frightnrs

Daptone reggae act Frightnrs debut new track “Purple”

  The Frightnrs shouldn’t be this good. A bunch of twenty-somethings from decidedly un-hip Queens playing reggae and not a…

August 23rd, 2016 | | Tracks
Here Lies Man (Marcos Garcia, Chico Mann)

Marcos Garcia’s new psych band Here Lies Man premieres new video/single

  Marcos Garcia—guitarist for Antibalas and frontman for Chico Mann—has executed a new project, Here Lies Man, a fuzzed-out psych-rock combo, something…

August 5th, 2016 | | Videos
Chico Mann + Captain Planet

Chico Mann + Captain Planet team up for this new banger, “Como Me Miras”

  Marcos Garcia rode hard with Antibalas before branching out onto his own as Chico Mann, exploring the ends of…

June 30th, 2016 | | Tracks
Holy Forest

Check the Gilles Peterson–approved debut record by Holy Forest

When Gilles Peterson walked into the London boutique record shop Love Vinyl, he by chance heard Holy Forest’s album playing. When he…

October 14th, 2015 | | New Releases

Trumpeter/arranger Todd Simon (Ethio Cali) drops Jazz on 45 mixtape

Los Angeles trumpeter/arranger/producer powerhouse Todd M. Simon (Quantic/Ethio Cali/Kelis/TV on the Radio/Madlib/Antibalas) is a lover of jazz 45s. He’s assembled a…

July 31st, 2015 | | Mixtape
The Fabulous Three

Truth & Soul issues The Best of the Fabulous Three on LP

The Best Of by the Fabulous Three has been available for several years on CD, and it seemed rather odd…

July 16th, 2015 | | New Releases
Alan Watts

Listen to Alan Watts talk about Zen Buddhism accompanied by new music from Antibalas horn man Jas Walton

  “When we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future,…

May 17th, 2015 | | Tracks
Peaches N Herb

Cole Williams (Pimps of Joytime) and Nikhil P. Yerawadekar (Antibalas, Akoya Afrobeat) team up for “Peaches N Herb”

“We went in to record with no plan, and we came out with our cosmic roots on our sleeves,” says…

May 4th, 2015 | | Tracks
Monk-one 'Lawn Chair Vibes'

Lawn Chair Vibes mixtape by Monk-One

Sometime around 2004, Wax Poetics teamed up with PF Flyers to do a mixtape, just as spring was erasing a…

April 14th, 2015 | | Mixtape
El Michels Affair 'Sounding Out the City'

Sounding Out the City by El Michels Affair gets a deluxe reissue a decade later

Leon Michels and Tommy Brenneck reminisce on the original sessions.

November 6th, 2014 | | Articles
Young Gun Silver Fox

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