Tye Felix Huggins's blog

  • Sat
    Jan 25
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 29
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Downtempo Trip-Hop

On this Saturday night's edition on The After Hour we'll be listening to some great downtempo trip-hop featuring one of my favorite trip-hop record labels: Cult Classic Records. We'll be hearing from two fatastic recent releases by them: Moderator's Escape, which came out last week, and Bakoda aka Evan Awake's Sketchbook, which came out last year. On top of that we've got Nym, Catching Flies, Pawn ShopNicholas CheungJosh FureyBroke For Free and a whole lot more. Stream it live January 25th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jan 28
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 30
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Contemporary Jazz & Swing

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be featuring two of my favorite jazz & swing albums of 2013. The first is the self-titled debut from Bella Donna (top), a quartet from the Ozarks who plays a beautiful blend of gypsy jazz, swing and folk. From their bandcamp page: "Bella Donna is a jazz ensemble influenced by the Ozarks. The clacking of a tree limb in the middle of winter, the summer sound of cicadas and the rolling hills off of highway 65 help influence their sound to create what they like to call "Ozark Jazz"."

Secondly we've got The John Brothers Piano Company Quintet by The John Brothers Piano Company (left), an Oakland-based duo began in early 2010 by John Morgan and John Thatcher Boomer, who would alternate on the piano. As time passed Boomer switched to playing the clarinet and the group gained a drummer, trumpeter and bassist. For their first album as a quintet they re-worked older songs by The John Brothers as well as creating brand new material. The result is one of the best contemporary jazz albums I've ever heard. Be sure to check it out January 28th, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jan 21
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 23
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Funky Breaks

  

Alright all you b-boys and b-gals, it's time to put on your finest kicks and get down to the floor, because on today's edition of That Righteous Jive I've got some brand spankin' new funky breaks for ya'll to bust your best move to. I'll be featuring Belgian DJ & producer Zamali. We'll be checking out the EP he released yesterday: The Rebirth. On top of that we've got DJ Woodo Vs J:Loop, Skeewiff, DJ Nas'D, Gramatik and Fila Brazillia. Stream it live January 21st, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jan 14
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 16
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Contemporary Soul & R&B

  

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings new album Give The People What They Want came out today and I've been lovin' it. On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from Sharon Jones' new album along with a whole lot more great contemporary soul and R&B courtesy of Charles Bradley w/ Menahan Street BandAngeline Morrison w/ Frootful, Nuala Honan w/ Smerins Anti-Social ClubWeeland and the Urban Soul Collective, Darondo and more! Stream it live January 14th 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Jan 18
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 22
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Swing, Baby, Swing!

Something about the cold winter months always sends me back to those sweet swingin’ songs from yesteryear.

On this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours I’ll be featuring two of my favorite ol’ crooners: Nat King Cole (left) and Bobby Darin (right). We’ll also hear from Billie HolidayJudy Garland, Julie LondonPeggy Lee, and The Ink Spots, plus some great live performances by Duke Ellington and his band.

Stream it live January 18, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

   

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be looking forward to a year of great music. I've got six artists on my radar that will all be releasing new albums this year: Modest Mouse, Beck, Ikebe ShakedownSharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Wil Blades and Kormac. In anticipation of their new releases, we'll be listening to some of my favorite tracks from all of the artists above. Stream it live January 7th, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio. (More info on artists and albums below).

  • Sat
    Jan 04
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 08
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Electro Blues, Swing & Gospel

 

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite DJs and producers to have mixed and mashed blues, swing & gospel with electronica. I'll be featuring Nicolas Repac, Moby, Kormac, Parov Stelar and Skeewiff, but we'll also hear from C2C, Frenic, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Jive, Dungeons & DJ'sCircoswing, Boogie Belgique, Question, and Sixfingerz. Stream it live January 4th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Dec 31
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 02
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

2013 Retrospective: Electronica Edition

Start your New Year's Eve off right this Tuesday night with a healthy dose of electronica. 15 different tracks, 15 different artist--all from albums released this year. Ranging from trip-hop to electro-swing to EDM to the music that simply can't be described--it's gonna be all over the place and it's gonna be great. Daft Punk, Parov Stelar Trio, Bonobo, Skeewiff, RJD2, TOKiMONSTA, Souleance, Joomanji, Suplington, Odjbox & Pierre, Sixfingerz, Red Martina, Boogie BelgiqueFrenic and The Stuyvesants . Stream it live December 31st, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Dec 28
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 01
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

2013 Retrospective: Acid Jazz Edition

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to my favorite acid jazz from the last few years. In the first half of the show we'll be listening to my favorite acid jazz from 2011/12 featuring Heavy Shift, Lund Quarter and Snarky Puppy. In the second hour we'll be  listening to my favorite acid jazz of 2013 featuring The Brothers NylonThe Greyboy Allstars, The James Taylor Quartet, MaiGroup, Iordache, Plini, Suffer Like G Did, Analog Attention and Calibro 35. Stream it live December 28th 10pm-12am right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Dec 24
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 26
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

2013 Retrospective: Swing Edition

  

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to my favorite swing of 2013. On the roster we’ve got: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, George Benson, Kermit Ruffins, Jazzlight, Smerins Anti-Social Club and Smoking Time Jazz Club. Stream it live December 24th, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio. (More info on artists & albums below).

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