What makes music so appealing as a whole is without a single doubt the variety of its genres. So rather than focusing on one or a couple of them as most oftenly seen elsewhere, we’ve decided to go way further.
The advantage is supposed to be multiple. Recapturing the versatility of Black Music and in the meantime (a part of) its long history. But also giving it a different perspective for (hopefully) a better understanding.
Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Soul, but also Afro or Latin are among the countless moods and influences which have paved its way since day 1. As many elements which form the core of genres such as Funk, Disco, House, Broken Beat and more.
This is pretty much what you’ll find on these shores…
Jazz legend George Benson takin’ on where Donny Hathaway left with a Latin Jazz improvisation around the classic ‘The Ghetto’, along with Joe Sample on keys with production work courtesy of Tommy LiPuma and Masters At Work… [Read More…]
From their self-titled debut-album back in 1979, Skyy delivering one of their most intoxicating gems by the likes of the bleepy syncopated ‘First Time Around’. Missed it back then? Check it out and let us know what you think… [Read More…]
An unsung treasure from last year (we eventually missed it back then), the blowing ‘Heat’ by the likes of UK producer Rapson is given a new life with an extended mix we could defo not pass on this time. One word: killer! [Read More…]
Famous Californian Rock/Pop Jazz fusion band Toto scoring one of their biggest successes back in 1978 under the form of the influential ‘Georgy Porgy’, along with Disco/Funk songstress Cheryl Lynn… [Read More…]
NYC vet producer Darryl James and Chicagoan R&B singer Chris Rob bringin’ us to soulful intoxicating territories, along with ‘Touch The Sky’, which they obviously both managed to do on this definitive masterpiece… [Read More…]
The S.O.S. Band scoring one of their biggest classics by the likes of the infectious synth funk driven ‘Just The Way You Like It’. Pretty much illustrative of the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis signature sound… [Read More…]
Italian production pair Souldynamic and French singer Jocelyn Mathieu delicately clinkin’ glasses to the ongoing Summer along with the soothin’ and jazzy ‘Fine Wine’. Bottoms up, everybody! [Read More…]
Competing for supremacy with Chic, Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi delivered some of the most boiling gems in the history of Disco/Funk. Such as the vibrant and groovy ‘Heaven Of My Life’ by the likes of Change as fronted by lead singer James Crabs Robinson back in 1981. [Read More…]