Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gil Scott Heron lives on thru the music...


photo by Ron Paz

Man, I'm pretty sad right now just hearing of the passing of one of my all time favorite artist. The raw and honest voice and musicianship of Mr. Gil Scott Heron has passed. I can't think of another artist who has had such a rugged existence and still shined so brilliantly thru all the trials and tribulations. His catalog which easily stretches some four decades is full of poignant moments that have symbolized movements in black America and beyond.

Here is just one of his very many contributions that has always been a favorite of mine.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Africa HiTech "93 Million Miles"




Been waiting for this album for awhile and its was well worth the wait. Africa HiTech(Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek)'s "93 Million Miles" on Warp is a nice mix of electronic and the emotive. The production is really on point as these two are seasoned veterans in the studio. I really love what they did with Sun Ra's "When There Is No Sun" on "Light the Way".

Stream the album below:

Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles by Warp Records

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thundercat "For Love I Come"




Thundercat, a basist collaborator with Erykah Badu, J Davey, Bilal, Sa Ra and Flying Lotus is coming out with an album of his own this fall. Pitchfork is streaming the new single, a cover of George Duke, and its smoooooooth.

"For Love I Come"
Check it out

and as a bonus, here is another track from the album entitled "Daylight".....