Funk

  • Tue
    Mar 11
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 12
    10:00 pm -
    11:00 pm

Jazz, Funk and R&B of 2014

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz, funk and R&B albums to have been released so far this year. I'll be featuring The New Mastersounds and Omaha Diner.

The New Mastersounds are a quartet from the UK who play old-school Meters' style funk. Today (03/10) they released their ninth studio album together: Therapy.

Omaha Diner is a super-group composed of Charlie Hunter (guitar), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Bobby Previte (drums) and Skerik (saxaphone). Together they reimagine (in their own avant-garde jazz style) songs which at some point have reached #1 on the Top 40 pop chart. Ealier this year they released thier debut self-titled album.

We'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from both The New Mastersounds' and Omaha Diner's new albums. On top of that we've got a whole lot more great jazz, funk and R&B courtesy of Ikebe ShakedownKarl Denson's Tiny Universe, Snarky Puppy and Lack of Afro--all from albums released this year. Stream it live March 11th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Tue
    Mar 04
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 05
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Trip-Hop and R&B of 2014

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite trip-hop and R&B of 2014. I'll be featuring Akshin Alizadeh and Lack Of Afro.

Cold Busted is a trip-hop record label based out of LA. They have a long-standing "funky and soulful downtempo beat series" called Street Bangerz. For each volume they tap a different artist from their label to bust out some of his or her best beats. For Volume 8, released last month, they picked Akshin Alizadeh, a producer from Azerbaijan.

"Taking his cue from his native country, this album sits at a crossroad between East and West incorporating the producer’s strong funk and nu jazz influences as well as his ability to combine funky grooves with punchy hip-hop beats." -Cold Busted

Lack of Afro aka Adam Gibbons is a producer and multi-instrumentalist from the UK. Today (03/03) he released his fourth studio album: Music For Adverts. Though Gibbons may not have the 'fro, he's certainly got the soul. His new LP draws on the styles of yesteryear to create an amazing blend of funk and R&B (plus a little hip-hop).

On top of that we've got Broke For Free, Moderator, Zamali, Kognitif and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings--all from albums released this year. Stream it live March 4th, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Feb 08
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Feb 12
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Contemporary Jazz, Soul & Funk

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some great contemporary jazz, soul and funk featuring Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.

Karl Denson (left) is a San Diego-based saxaphonist who first found his way to the spotlight playing with the acid jazz-boogaloo group The Greyboy Allstars. Earlier this week he released a new album with his own band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, entitled New Ammo. As usual Denson and the boys bust out a beautiful blend of jazz, funk and soul, but on their new recording they also delve further into blues and rock than I've ever heard them do before (and the results are quite amazing!).

The legendary queen of retro-soul, Sharon Jones, released a new album last month with The Dap-Kings (the house band for Daptone Records), entitled Give The People What They Want. I don't know if I count as a true representative of "the people", but I do know this album is exactly what I wanted; both the compositions and production are tight as hell. 

On top of that we've got Monophonics, New MastersoundsThe Greyboy AllstarsThe Gene Dudley Group, Rock Candy Funk Party and a whole lot more! Stream it live February 8th 10pm-12am right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Sat
    Nov 16
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Nov 20
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Instrumental Funk and Hip-Hop Of 2013

On this Saturday night’s edition of the After Hours we’ll be listening to some of my favorite instrumental funk and hip-hop to have come out this year. I’ll be starting off with some funk-rock fusion courtesy of Orgone, Springdale Quartet, Analog Attention and Suffer Like G Did. We’ll also be listening to some heavy soul-funk courtesy of The Gene Dudley Group from their new album Saturday Shifting. “The debut album, Saturday Shifting, was recorded in a cupboard in Muswell Hill, North London, and features the man himself [Gene Dudley] on trumpet, saxophone, drums, bass, guitar and piano. On a couple of occasions, though, Gene had to budge over to allow fellow musicians Ewan Whyte and Tom Jackson to fit in a play a solo or two, but other than that, everything you hear on this album comes from the mind, mouth, fingers and heart of Mr. Gene Dudley Esq.”

In the second hour of the show we’ll be listening to some great instrumental hip-hop featuring Bristol based DJ & producer Sam Fergusson AKA Frenic. We’ll be checking out the album he released earlier this week: Back To The Beat Tape--"an incredible beat tape of 15 instrumental hip-hop tracks cooked up in old school boom bap manner with a bunch of soul, funk and jazz samples.” We’ll also hear from RJD2, Tab & Anitek, Suplington, Joomanji, Nightmares On Wax and The Stuyvesants. Stream it live November 16th 10pm-12am right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Nov 09
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Nov 13
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Afro-Beat and Downtempo/Trip-hop of 2013

In the first half of this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours, we’ll be listening to some of my favorite afro-beat based jazz-funk to have been released this year. I’ll be featuring Bosq Of Whiskey Barons, but we’ll also hear from Jungle Fire and Ikebe Shakedown.

In the second hour of the show we’ll be listening to some of my favorite downtempo and trip-hop to have been released this year. I’ll be featuring Suplington and Anitek, but we’ll also hear from RJD2Joomanji, The Stuyvesants, Skeewiff and Odjbox. Stream it live November 8th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU. 

  • Sat
    Oct 26
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Oct 29
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Jazz+Funk & Trip-Hop On The After Hours

On the first of half of this Saturday night’s edition of The After Hours we’ll be listening to some jazz+funk featuring Redtenbacher’s Funkestra, a six-piece jazz- funk group led by Austrian bassist and composer Stephan Redtenbacher (left). We’ll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from their new album Dr. Hypenstein, which comes out later this year. We’ll also be hearing from Soul Sugar, a soul-funk quartet led by Parisian organist Guillaume Metenier (right).

In the second hour of the show we’ll be listening to some trip-hop featuring DJ Frane, an instrumental hip-hop\electronic music producer from LA. We’ll be checking out the album he released earlier this year, Hi Dusty Stranger. We’ll also be listening to some seriously funky breaks courtesy of DJ Woodo. On top of that we’ve got Aaron Jerome, Inverse Cinematics, and DJ Nas’D. Stream it live October 26th 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some trip-hop featuring one of my favorite beat maestros, NYC-based producer Omega One.

We'll be checking out his 2008 album with rapper LoDeck, Postcards From The Third Rock. We'll also hear from DJ Ezasscul, Sound DefectsRuckus Roboticus, Will Magid, DJ Yoda and RSL. Stream it live October 1st, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Sat
    Aug 24
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 27
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Mop Mop On The After Hours

Mop Mop is a funk/afro-jazz group based around Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Andrea Benini. Earlier this year they released their fourth studio album Isle of Magic.

On tonight’s edition of The After Hours, we’ll be checking out Isle of Magic along with some of my favorite tracks from the rest of Mop Mop’s discography.

On top of that we’ll be hearing from Fat Freddy’s Drop, Little People, Fila Brazillia, Rjd2, Wax Tailor, 9Lazy9 and many more! Stream it live August 24th, 10pm-12am right here on KRUU radio.

                 

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite funk albums to have come out so far this year. I'll be featuring Rock Candy Funk Party's debut album We Want Groove and Analog Attenion's debut album City Limits, as well as Redtenbacher's Funkestra's new album The Cooker. On top of that we've got Orgone, The Greyboy Allstars, and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Stream it live August 13, 6-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Sat
    Jul 27
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jul 30
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Funk and Electro-Swing On The After Hours

I got another great show planned for tonight's edition of The After Hours. I'll be featuring Adam Gibbons AKA Lack of Afro, a multi-instrumentalist and DJ from the UK who mixes together funk, soul and hip-hop. We'll be listening to his debut album, Press On, along with his second album, My Groove Your Move.

We'll also hear from 6ix Toys, a seven-piece electro-funk group from Liverpool, off their self-titled debut album. And we'll hear from Caravan Palace, a seven-piece electro-swing group from Paris, off the album they released last year, Panic. On top of that we've got GalacticThe Haggis Horns, Analog Attention, and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Stream it live July 27, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU.