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    Mar 07
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    Mar 11
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More New Music From 2015

 

On tonight's edition of The After Hours I'll be playing some more great music from 2015. We've got some swing courtesy of Clare Teal & Her Mini Big Band, some jazz-rock with the piano/drum duo Wreche, and some instrumental hip-hop/trip-hop from Mounika, Esbe, Little People, Ruhe and Dirtwire. Last but certainly not least, we'll hear some tracks from indie-rockers Modest Mouse off their upcoming album, Strangers To Ourselves

Stream it all live March 7th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio!

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    Feb 28
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    Feb 25
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Afrobeat, Funk & Soul of 2015

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite afrobeat, funk and soul from the last two months. On the roster we've got: The Seven Ups, The Brighton Beat, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, EmefeApollo BeatSkeewiff vs. Shawn LeeEl Michels AffairThe Mighty Sceptres and more! Stream it live February 28, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

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    Feb 24
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    Feb 26
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All Hail The Mighty Sceptres!

Two incredible albums dropped today.

The first I have been anticipating for a long time now, it's the debut album of The Mighty Sceptres, a collaboration between guitarist Nick Radford and singer Angeline Morrison. On All Hail The Mighty Sceptres! they effortlessly and beautifully capture the sound and attitude of 60's soul, from funk to doo-wop to R&B.

 

The second is one that I wasn't expecting but am just as excited about, it's a new album by rapper Ghostface Killah, Sour Soul, where he's backed by Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD, who lay down some great 70's blaxploitation style beats for the Ghost to flow over.

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    Feb 21
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    Feb 25
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2015: Brass & Beats (But Mostly Beats)

Hot damn! A lot of great music came out this week. San Diego-based afrobeat group Sure Fire Soul Ensemble released a new 45, Rise of The East / Sunny Santa Ana, just two weeks after their amazing eponymous debut album. Dublin-based Booka Brass Band came out swinging hard with their debut EP, BBB.  Instrumental hip-hop producer Shag created a masterful ode to solitude with his new album: Hermit. Philadelphia-based downtempo hip-hop group Red Martina prove they have what it takes to perform just as well as they produce, with their new live album simply titled Live. Trip-hop producer Moderator crafted another jazzy, breezy and beat-laden landscape on his new album: The World Within. Last but not least, NYC-based instrumental hip-hop producer Blockhead finally released a digital version of his limited-edition (only 5000 CDs pressed) 2007 album Uncle Tony's Coloring Book.

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be checking out all the albums above. On top of that we've got some more great jazzy instrumental hip-hop from 2015 courtesy of Esbe, Malgrin, GoodMood and Fatgyver. We'll also hear some tracks off upcoming albums from J-Live and Ghostface Killah. Stream it all live February 21, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

 

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    Feb 07
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    Feb 11
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New Breakbeats, Chillstep & Ambient Electronica

I've got a real chill playlist set up for tonight's edition of The After Hours. We'll start out with some beautiful jazz post-rock from the Serbian quartet EYOT and the amazing album they released last year: Similarity. After that we've got some new chilled-out electronica featuring three albums that just came out in the last month, plus three albums that slipped under my radar last year. Read more about the artists & albums below:

 

UK-based producer Kamal Manzar aka zarr. Last month he released his debut album: A Wandering Clarity, where he takes the listener on a beautifully introspective journey through some ambient and cinematic electronica.

 


 

Russian bassist and producer Anton aka LTF Last month he released his debut album: Light The Fuse, a throwback to the old school hip-hop production style of the 90's. Expect jazzy bass, funky horns and dope beats.

 

 

 

Oakland-based producer an-ten-nae. Earlier this week he released his second studio album: Transmissionswhere he returns with some more delicious chillstep filled with soulful vocals and worldly rhythms.

    

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite afro/latin funk released in the last year. I'll be featuring San Diego-based afrobeat/psychedelic soul group The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and the eponymous debut album they released yesterday. We'll also hear from NYC-based The Brighton Beat, last month they released their second studio album of delicious afrobeat-funk: Off We Go. Then from 2014 we've got The Jungle Fire and Souljazz Orchestra. At the end of the show I'll send you out with some contemporary soul courtesy of Monophnics, QuanticThe Maytags and D'Angelo. Stream it all live February 3rd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio!

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    Jan 24
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    Jan 28
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Chillstep & Glitch-Hop

    

Blues guitar riffs, funky horns and soulful vocals, all mixed and mashed together with a healthy dose of bass and beats... sounds like the perfect recipe for another fine time on the After Hours. Tonight we'll be checking out some of my favorite electronica from last year, featuring: OpiuoAgeless, GramatikRameses B, and AudioTreats. Stream it live January 24th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

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    Jan 20
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    Jan 22
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New Soul, Afrobeat & Trip-hop

 

2015 has barely begun but there has already been some great soul, afrobeat, funk and trip-hop released in the last few weeks.

Brighton Beat, an afrobeat/funk group from NYC, released their second studio album: Off We Go

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, an afrobeat group from San Diego, released a new 45: City Heights/Strollin Adams.

Monophonics, a pshychedelic soul band from San Francisco, released two singles from their upcoming album, Sound of Sinning.

Skeewiff, a production duo from the UK, remixed multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee's Soul Foods 2 LP on their new album: Skeewiff vs Shawn Lee.

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    Jan 13
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    Jan 15
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Best of 2014: Folk, Swing & Gypsy Jazz Edition

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to my favorite folk, gypsy jazz, swing and americana from 2014. Stream it live January 13th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio!

 

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    Jan 06
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    Jan 08
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2015: Looking Forward To A Year In Music

It's already looking like 2015 is going to be another great year in music. On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be looking at some of the albums I can't wait to drop in 2015.

The Mighty Sceptres: A duo composed of guitarist Nick Radford and vocalist Angeline Morrison. Together they play both floor-shaking and sentimental soul & jump blues. I loved their earlier collaborations on Radford's solo project, Frootful, so I'm real excited to hear their first full length record together: All Hail The Mighty Scepters!. Out Feb 24th on Ubiquity Records.

 

 

Modest Mouse: The Northwest indie rockers are back (and, yeah, I know I put them on this same list for 2014, but it's for real this time guys, I swear!). On March 3rd they will release their first album together in eight years: Strangers To Ourselves.

 

 

 

Dead Weather: The gritty blues rock side-project from Jack White will be back with a yet-to-be-named third full-length album. They released two 45s last year with singles off the new album and they're both rock solid. No word on release date.

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