instrumental

  • 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

  • Sat
    Sep 13
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Sep 17
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

(Mostly Instrumental) Hip-Hop & Trip-Hop of 2014

 

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some great sample-based & breakbeat-laced hip-hop and trip-hop from 2014. On the roster we've got: Blockboy, ShagVanilla, PhoniksJazz SpastiksDilated Peoples, AtmospherexQz, Sifu Hotman and a whole lot more. Stream it live September 13th 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Sat
    Jun 28
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jul 02
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Math Rock On The After Hours

 

Math rock is a (mostly) guitar and drum based genre characterized by unusual, complex and frequently shifting time signatures. Kind of like metal but without the vocals and distortion. On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite math rock (all instrumental) from the last few years. I'll be featuring Totorro---a quartet from Rennes, France--and the LP they released last April: Home Alone. We'll also hear from Cleft, Suffer Like G Did, Plini and Moon Hooch.

In the last leg of the show we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz & funk fusion of 2014, courtesy of Omaha Diner, Analog Son and The Blacksmiths. Stream it live June 28th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Tue
    Jun 17
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 18
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

More New Jazz & Funk Of 2014

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be playing some more of my favorite jazz, soul and funk (all instrumental) from 2014. On the roster we've got:

do Dna, an experimental jazz-funk quartet from Slovakia, last March they released their debut EP: DNA.

The Blacksmiths, a funk, blues and soul quartet from Montreal, last March they released their epynomous debut album.

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, a big band jazz ensemble from Los Angeles, last May they released a new LP: Life Inside The Bubble.

Organ Explosion, a jazz-funk trio from Germany, earlier this month their epynomous debut album was released in the USA (came out in April overseas).

Stream it live June 17th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Mar 22
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Mar 26
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Downtempo Trip-Hop Featuring Erik Jackson

 

On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some great jazzy downtempo trip-hop, featuring Florida-based producer Erik Jackson. We'll hear some of my favorite tracks from across his discography. 

On top of that we've got Anitek, Kognitif, DJ Shadow, Groove Cereal, and Tor. Stream it live March 22, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Mar 08
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Mar 12
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Downtempo Trip-Hop On The After Hours

  

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours I've got some more great sample-based and breakbeat-laced instrumental hip-hop for your brains to digest. It's all gonna be downtempo with a definite soul & jazz influence. On the roster we've got: Anitek, St Germain, Dr. QuandaryQuestion, Ryan HelsingToshinori Kondo & DJ Krush, Broke For Free plus a whole lot more! Stream it live March 8th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.