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  • Tue
    Jun 14
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    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
    Mar 22
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    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 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
    Mar 24
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    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 25
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Instrumental Hip-Hop & Trip-Hop of 2015

  • Tue
    Feb 24
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    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 26
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    1:00 am

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.

  • Sat
    Feb 21
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    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.

 

  • Sat
    Feb 07
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    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Feb 11
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

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.

  • Sat
    Jan 24
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    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Jan 28
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

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.

  • Tue
    Jan 20
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    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 22
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

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.

  • Tue
    Dec 02
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 04
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

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.