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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.

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    Apr 05
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    Apr 06
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New Brass & Beats

 

On tonight's edition of After Hours I'll be playing my favorite afrobeat, brass and jazz-funk from 2015. Stream it live February 6th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

 

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.

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    Oct 27
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    Oct 28
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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.

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    Apr 28
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    Apr 29
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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.

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    Apr 18
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    Apr 21
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2015: Brass, Soul & Beats

  

On tonight's edition of The After Hours I've got some more great new music from 2015. We'll start out with some brass featuring Brass Knuckle Brass Band--an eight-piece brass band hailing from Australia. Last month they released their debut LP: Split Lip, where they combine New Orleans-style brass with elements of funk and hip-hop. After that we've got some psychedelic soul with the San Francisco-based Monophonics. Earlier this week they released their fourth album together: Sound of Sinning. We'll finish out the night with some instrumental hip-hop & trip-hop featuring UK-based DJ & producer Frenic and the album he released last week Monomyth: Seperation. Stream it all live April 18th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

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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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    Nov 15
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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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    Oct 14
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    Oct 15
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Brass of 2014 Featuring 1/2 Orchestra

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be playing some more of my favorite brass of 2014. I'll be featuring the six-piece experimental brass band from Moscow: 1/2 Orchestra. Earlier this month they released their second album together: Next Level.

We'll also hear from The Brass Funkeys, Moon HoochBrass Cooled and Busty and the Bass. Stream it live October 14th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.