beats

drum circleno need to wait for the next full moon at the depot brewery.

thursday night and sunday morning: 2 hours of bass-heaving drum circle songs. some great songs with great beats.

beat something, crank it up, and play with em.

 

  • Sat
    Jan 21
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 25
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Downtempo Electronica & Jazzy Beats featuring Bonobo

On tonight's edition of After Hours we'll be checking out Migration, the new album by UK-based DJ/Producer Bonobo (AKA Simon Green). Green says Migration was inspired by “the study of people and spaces... It’s interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and affect another part of the world. Over time, the identities of places evolve.” 

We'll also hear some great jazzy beats and abstract hip hop from 2016 courtesy of some amazing record labels from all around the world, featuring: Chillhop Records (Amsterdam), Tour De Manège (Montreal), DirtyBeauty (Germany), Millennium Jazz Music (London) and more! Listen to the re-broadcast Wednesday, Jan. 25th 12:00am CST right here on KRUU radio.

 

On today's edition of Music is My Medication I'm prescribing you a heavy dose of brass and beats from 2016. On the brass side of things we've got Hackney Colliery BandMoon Hooch and Stomptown Brass. Then on the beats are Super Magic HatsEngelwood x Jeff Kaale and Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk

Stream it live August 9th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  

We'll be chilling out to some breezy summertime vibes on tonight's edition of After Hours. I've got a basketful of jazzy trip-hop and instrumental hip-hop from 2016, featuring Casablanca-based beatsmith and guitarist Saib with his amazing debut LP Around the Word.

  • Tue
    Apr 05
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Apr 06
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

New Brass & Beats

  • Tue
    Feb 23
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 25
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

New Hip-Hop and R&B

Alright folks, now that I'm done with my "Best of 2015" series it's time to dig into some new music from 2016. I've pulled out two recent releases to share with you on today's edition of Music is My Medication.

Up first we have French instrumental hip-hop producer Mounika and his new album of tasty soul-breaks Seagulls. Then, on the R&B side of things, we have legendary Chicago-based soul singer Mavis Staples, and her new M. Ward-produced album Livin' On A High Note.

On top of that, we'll hear from Staples' Grammy Award-winning album from last year: Your Good Fortune, plus some more great hip-hop released in the last couple years.

Stream it all live February 23rd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio. (Re-broadcast February 24th at 11pm).

Some of the music played is available for free streaming/download from the artists themselves. Check out the playlist for links: Playlist

Pax Volumi - Youngblood Brass BandHappy 2016 everyone! I can't think of a better way to start off the new year than with another round of kick-ass brass and beautiful beats, which is exactly what we'll be doing on tonight's edition of After Hours.

On the brass side of things, I'll be featuring the originators of "riot jazz", the legendary Youngblood Brass Band.

Then on the hip-hop & trip-hop side of things, I'll be featuring Bristol-based beatsmith Chairman Maf and the album he dropped last month: SOUP.

On top of that we've got a whole barrel full of great beats and brass albums from 2015. Stream it live January 2, 10pm-12am CST right her on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Oct 27
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 28
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Brass & Beats of 2015

We'll be starting out today's show with some alternative brass featuring the Manchester-based Riot Jazz Brass Band and the album they released last week: Incoming!. We'll also hear from Booka Brass Band and Tubaluba.

After that we've got some trip-hop and hip-hop featuring San Francisco-based producer Nym and the album he dropped today: ConvexWe'll also hear from Neroche, Awon & Phoniks, Blacklicious and a whole lot more.

Stream it live October 27th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    May 09
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Tue
    May 12
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

2015: Underground Hip-Hop

 

Three incredible hip-hop albums dropped this week. From Philly we've got rapper Sugar Tongue Slim AKA STS backed by producer RJD2 on their first (hopefully of many) collaborative album STS x RJD2. Then there's Brooklyn-based rapper Oddisee with his new album The Good Fight. Then on the instrumental side of things, we got Degiheugi, a producer from Quebec, with his new album of fresh beats: Endless Smile.

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to my favorite tracks from all the albums above, plus some more great hip-hop from 2015 with DafuniksMounika, Lyrics BornGhostface Killah, Peebs The Prophet and a whole lot more!

  • Tue
    Apr 28
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Apr 29
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

2015: Brass, Soul & Beats II

  

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I've got some brass, soul and beats from 2015.

We'll start out with Broken Brass Ensemble--an eight-piece brass band from the Netherlands--and their second album together Brasshopper.

Then on the soul side of things we've got Brooklyn-based Phony Ppl, a band that combines "vintage astral funk, colorful world music, and dusted-out hip-hop either from the future or the past." We'll check out their new album Yesterday's Tomorrow. We'll also hear some more from MonophonicsSound of Sinning.