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  • 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
    Feb 09
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 11
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Best of 2015: Rap & Hip-Hop

Alright folks this is the last one--the last of my "Best of 2015" series. I started out with my favorite instrumental hip-hop and now we've come full circle and it's time to bring out the rappers.

I'm a sucker for that old school boom-bap sound and 2015 was another great year for bringing back the boom-bap. We had new albums by classic rappers like Ghostface Killah, Blackalicious and Slum Village. Plus a whole set of new artists, like Sugar Tongue Slim, Myke BoganOddissee, and Chance the Rapper, keeping the tradition alive.

Stream it all live February 9th, 5pm-6pm 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.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    Feb 24
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 26
    12:00 am -
    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
    Jan 03
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Tue
    Jan 06
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Best of 2014: Hip-Hop Edition