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Kalimist K Boog Gives Funk a Modern Facelift
The words "hip-hop," "funk" and " Tel Aviv" usually aren't uttered in the same sentence, but one musician is making sure it will soon become commonplace. Daniel Kalimist has been flying under the radar for some time, DJing at local venues like Pasaz...
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Thelonious Monk: Paris 1969 A never before released concert film and audio recording of Thelonious Monk's late-career concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris will finally be made available to the public on 25 November from Blue Note Records. Monk...
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Parquet Courts: You've Got Me Wonderin' Now The four-piece band from New York has a raw punk sound that could easily have been found on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack; the recorder line on Parquet Courts' newest single, "You've Got Me Wonderin...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Bonde do Rolê
This video visits DJ Gorky and Ana Bernardino of the Brazilian band Bonde do Rolê on a beach in Rio. We also get an impromptu bedroom performance by the duo, along with some insights into their concert style, influences and the origins of their...
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Heya Hifi Records: Music and Food
Have you ever wondered what Giles Peterson likes to cook for his wife after a long day traveling the globe, deejaying and being a musical tastemaker for all the world? Try Spaghetti and Sea Urchins?! Answering these questions, the dapper pair that...
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Antibalas: Security
Security is the first ever Afrobeat soundtrack. Irreverent, hip, rough, political, moody and soulful, it's like an afro-funkier Curtis Mayfield score for a Blacksploitation film that only exists in the mind of the listener. As told by Brooklyn...
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The Lions
Without a commercial recording or even a live gig—at last count their newest song on Myspace has only logged seven plays, at least three of which I can personally take responsibility for—The Lions are newly signed...
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Ammoncontact: With Voices
Somewhere in between extraterrestrial innovators Sa-Ra, in the outer regions of the musical galaxy, lies Organized Konfusion emcee Prince Po and jazz great Lil’ Sci delivers some of the more memorable moments, with his Ghostface...
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The Kings of Diggin'
Muro's contribution to the "King's of" series is an epic 44-track long anthology that opens with soaring glam '70s disco with near-constant flute riffs and slowly makes its way into more James Brown-esque grooves. More funk-heavy still is Kon &...
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