For „Headnod Suite“, Karriem Riggins second album on Stones Throw Records, he expertly builds on his credentials with 29 tracks of pure hip-hop. Each track deftly crafted with swing that only a drummer would know. Swing is the weapon. And there’s always a message, be it verbal or instrumental. “Headnod Suite is a concept of several rhythmic ideas fused together,” Riggins says. “I wanted to explore the power of interludes and marrying different styles and harmony together.”
Common makes a reciprocal vocal appearance on the track “Yes Yes Y’all,” which gives way to literal grunts from James Brown and the 1-2 shot of “Trombone Love” and the 16-bit funk “Crystal Stairs.” If 2012’s AloneTogether was right at the intersection of hip-hop and jazz, Riggins’ current path is less the jazz found in his family and career lineage, and more the hip-hop culture he found on his own.
Album out now – available on Bandcamp. Stream below.
After a two years hiatus, i finally uploaded the new episode of bklyn’s ‚Food For My Soul‘ compilation series. #51 is a slow but powerful selection of soul by great artists such as Kool Blues, Black Merda, Lee Bonds, Eunice Collins, Albert Smith, Thomas East, or Eddie Finley. Unmixed 50 minutes of music – enjoy.
Food For My Soul Volume 50 features powerful songs by artists such as Otis Clay, The Temptations, Isaac Hayes, Syl Johnson, Solomon Burke, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Aretha Franklin, and more. 70 minutes unmixed, one fades out, then another begins. Listen mobile on Soundcloud or Mixcloud. Enjoy. Tracklist after the jump.Continue reading →
Here’s the entire streaming of Quentin Tarantino’s „Django Unchained“ official motion picture soundtrack featuring Rick Ross, John Legend, Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton and many more. Soundtrack release is Dec. 18th the movie comes to the theaters on Dec. 25th. Pre-order on Amazon.
The Hidden Jazz Quartett comes along with a new 7″ single featuring Omar on vocals and they don’t take a prisoner on this Jazz & Soul track while Lack Of Afro makes a strong 60s statement on his „High Heels“ version. Get it via bandcamp.