Tye Felix Huggins's blog

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Best of 2014: Hip-Hop Edition

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    Dec 30
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Best of 2014: Instrumental Hip-Hop Edition

On today's edition of That Rightous Jive it's gonna be all about the beats, as we listen to my favorite instrumental hip-hop from 2014. Stream it live December 30th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

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    Dec 23
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    Dec 25
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Best of 2014: Jazz-Funk Edition

  

On today's edition of That Righeous Jive we've got my favorite instrumental funk, jazz-funk and soul from 2014. Fifteen different artists, fifteen great songs. Stream it live December 23rd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio!

  

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    Dec 20
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    Dec 24
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Best of 2014: Funk & Soul Edition

2014 has been an incredible year for funk and soul. Later this month we'll be listening to my favorite instrumental jazz-funk and soul, but tonight it's all about the vocalists: the men and women pouring out their hearts and getting funky with it. Thirty different songs, thirty different artists--all from albums released this year. Stream it live December 20th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio!

 

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    Dec 16
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    Dec 18
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Best of 2014: Big Band Jazz Edition

The 2014 retrospective continues this week on That Righteous Jive. This time we'll be listening to my favorite big band jazz released this year.

It's hard enough to make it in the music scene today without having eighteen musicians to pay after each gig, but there are still some groups swingin' on: keeping the tradition alive and re-imagining the genre.

Once again I've got five great albums by five great bands:

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Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band - Pianist Orrin Evans returns with his 16-piece NYC-based band for some more beautiful jazz on their second album: Mother's Touch.

 

 

 

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    Dec 11
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Best of 2014: Experimental Jazz Edition

2014 is quickly coming to an end, which means it's time to take a look back at some of the great music released this year. On this week's edition of That Righteous Jive, we'll be listening to my favorite experimental jazz of 2014. I've got five different albums from five incredible artists:

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Quick Fix. This trio from Saratoga Springs continues to impress me with their combination of jazz, rock & post-bop. This year they released their second album together: Golden Ticket

 

 

 

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Swing-Hop & Electro-Swing of 2014

Once again it's time to brush off those dancing shoes, grab your favorite partner and head down to the floor, because on today's edition of That Righteous Jive I've got some of my favorite producers & DJs to have mixed, mashed and bashed swing with electronica this year. From downtempo trip-hop to hip-hop to EDM, the styles change but the sample-base remains the same. 

I'll be featuring French swing-hop producer ProleteR and the amazing EP he released last Sunday: Rookie. We'll also hear from Jamie Berry, Boogie BelgiqueParov Stelar, L'Orange, Red MartinaBlockboy and Akshin Alizadeh.

Stream it live December 2nd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

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    Nov 18
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    Nov 20
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Downtempo Hip-Hop of 2014

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'l be listening to some more great downtempo hip-hop/trip-hop from 2014.

I'll be featuring Red Martina, a group from Philladelphia that combines the talents of producer Stoupe (formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks), multi-instrumentalist Ish Quintero, Emcee Noesis (of Philadelphia Slick), and vocalist Hayley Cass. Yesterday they released their second album together: Come On Home.

We'll also be checking out NYC-based producer Blockhead and the album he dropped today: Bells and Whistles.

On top of that we've got: ArtOfficial, Jazz Spastiks and Catching Flies. Stream it live November 18th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

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    Nov 19
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Hip-Hop & Trip-Hop of 2014 Featuring Blockhead

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some more great downtempo hip-hop and trip-hop from 2014. I'll be featuring NYC-based producer Tony Simon AKA Blockhead and his new LP Bells and Whistles (out Nov. 18th).

Blockhead says that "the offerings on Bells and Whistles lay somewhere between a '70s horror movie soundtrack and what you might hear in a Turkish cafe, with boom bap roots front and center."

We'll also hear from Hypnotic Brass Ensemblean eight-piece brass band from Chicago consisting of the eight sons of jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, and their new LP Bad Boys of Jazz. Continuing the direction began by their amazing album last year Fly: The Customs Prelude, HBE move further away from the traditional brass sound and even further into realms  hip-hop and soul.

On top of that we've got: Red Martina, Groove Cerealmononome, Blockboy, Catching Flies, Chill Bump and Sifu Hotman. Stream it live November 15th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio!

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    Nov 08
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    Nov 12
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Trip-Hop of 2014

On tonight's edition of The After Hours I've got some more great sample-based and breakbeat-laced instrumental hip-hop & trip-hop from 2014. I'll be featuring New York-based producer Francesco Climato AKA Groove Cereal and the EP he released last month: There's A Surpise In Every Box. We'll also hear some singles from Blockhead's upcoming LP Bells and Whistles (Out Nov. 18th).

On top of that we've got: Erik Jackson, Neroche, mononome, Boogie Belgique, MEDL4Kill EmilThe Stuyvesants, Blockboy, KormacKOGNITIF and a whole lot more. Stream it live November 8th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

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