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evenings - babe (shigeto remix)

the tune’s called 'evenings,' but i’m posting it now in the afternoon because i’m a rebel like that. when it comes to blending dreamy soundscapes into midtempo beats, combining the ambient with the actively engaging, shigeto’s right up there with the best in the biz. generally, it takes a special kind of producer, often one operating in a slightly different realm (like tycho & emancipator), to incorporate the sonorous and satisfying tones that he calls his own.


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Kitty Wu - Jaga Jazzist from The Stix

hidingintrees:

 Jaga Jazzist - Kitty Wu

one of my favorites, from my favorite group. this norwegian ensemble feature live instruments of all sorts, this song is reflective of their experimental electronica phase, presenting them at their charming glitchiest. it’s the first track off the stix, which was rewarded a decade or so ago by the BBC as their top jazz album of the year. it was a surprising assertion of appreciation for this fusion sound, but certainly warranted. be sure to note the section towards the end, when the melody is reprised, but with reverse tones, subtly underscoring a skittering drum solo. took me a few years to notice that. no one does it like these guys and i don’t think anyone ever will.


Le Monde Möö, by Moodoïd →

psychedelic journey into a whimsical french imagination, from a colorful dot within the tame impala/melody’s echo chamber circle. pablo padovani is europe’s natural response to kevin barnes, a must-hear in 2014. boundless and exuberant music, roaming without restraint or restrictions.


satalights, last night at empire control room, austin, tx
it’s my buddy alexander scott’s project, who i’ve been playing with periodically over the past month or two. each show has a general structure, but within that, the music is 100% improvised. this shot was taken last night. i’m on the left playing mellophone, which is like the combination of a french horn and a trumpet. View Larger

satalights, last night at empire control room, austin, tx

it’s my buddy alexander scott’s project, who i’ve been playing with periodically over the past month or two. each show has a general structure, but within that, the music is 100% improvised. this shot was taken last night. i’m on the left playing mellophone, which is like the combination of a french horn and a trumpet.


sorenhighwind:

I just found out about this band yesterday, and the one album they released is pretty awesome! It’s a great mix of deep, funky grooves, solid horns, and elegant strings. Well worth listening to if you have even a passing interest in funk!

the mysterious flying orchestra - shadows (1977)

funk. fonk. fownk.


amerigo gazaway - a tribe called quest x the pharcyde - bizarre tribe (a quest to the pharcyde)

nashville-based master of mixups hit us back in 2012 with this gem, and let’s not forget it. he’s also released mixtapes combining fela kuti & de la soul (fela soul), as well as yasiin bey & marvin gaye (yasiin gaye). all of them are on point, elevating the source material to another spiritual plane.

he hit me up back at sxsw 2012 about renting a bike from me (one of the many odd jobs i’ve picked up to make money), and i wound up seeing him perform at holy mountain with the pharcyde rapping over his beats in person. great experience, seeing them collaborate live, given the context.


snarky puppy - ready wednesday (live @ music lab, jefferson center, roanoke, VA)

jams for the cusp of going downtown on an eventful wednesday night. this is back in 2011, when snarky puppy were still relatively obscure, before  hundreds of thousands of heads finally tuned in to their blissful funk fusion. i love how this one incorporates glimses of unhinged afrobeat and stately cuban jazz. whether live or on record, this gang promises to electrify.


Elaquent - The Love
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The Love - Elaquent from EQ Oldies

elaquent - the love

got pretty excited today thinking about an upcoming show here in town, featuring blockhead, yppah, and this cat, a consistent purveyor of hip-hop beats from somewhere in the depths of left field. empire control room’s really being doing their part to keep austin’s music scene vibrant and unexpected. i’m actually heading there tonight to see some rasta dnb/dub cat named stickybudz, who’s in town from west canada. free show. elaquent’s also from canada, how do ya like that? read more about him here, and check out this previous post for more.