instrumental hip-hop

  

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Sat
    Apr 18
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Tue
    Apr 21
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

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.

  • Tue
    Mar 24
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 25
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Instrumental Hip-Hop & Trip-Hop of 2015

  • 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
    Jan 20
    6:00 pm -
    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 30
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 01
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

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.