downtempo

  • 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.

  • Tue
    Jun 14
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 15
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

2016: Electronica

  

A lot of great electronic albums have been dropping this month and on today's edition of Music is My Medication I'll be prescribing you a heavy dose of freshly picked glitch-hop, breakbeats and big funky bass. I'll be featuring Bassnectar and his upcoming album Unlimited, but we'll also hear from new albums by Opiuo, TorInqiteka and a whole lot more. Stream it live Tuesday, June 14th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Some of the music played is available for free streaming and download from the artists themselves. Check out the playlist here for links.

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

New Brass & Beats

  • Tue
    Mar 22
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 23
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Downtempo Electronica

  

On today's edition of Music is My Medication I'll be prescribing you a heavy dose of downtempo trip-hop, breakbeats and IDM courtesy of Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Bassnectar, Flying Lotus, Burial and a whole lot more. Stream it live March 22, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Check out the playlist here.

On today's show I'll be playing my favorite downtempo electronica from 2015. DJ Krush, Four Tet, Random Rab, an-ten-nae and a whole lot more. Stream it live January 19th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

Some of the music is available for free streaming/download from the artists themselves. For links check out the playlist here.

On tonight's edition of After Hours I'll be playing my favorite instrumental hip-hop and trip-hop released last year.  Expect boom-bap, funky breaks and sick beats from 21 different producers and DJs. Stream it live January 16th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

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

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

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.

 

  • Tue
    Nov 18
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Nov 20
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

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.

  • Sat
    Nov 15
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Nov 19
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

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!