Posts by Lara Gamble

And If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Radius

Photo Credit: Jamal Jameel   For those folks unfamiliar with Chicago native, Radius, here’s a quick and dirty introduction to what this talented producer has to offer up on this beautiful Friday. (And if you’re not in NYC today, I’m sorry…but not really.)   Photo Credit: Lira Angel   Check out a little of Radius’…

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BKR Exclusive Mix: Nanna B

Got a case of those Monday blues? Here’s a mix from Denmark darling Nanna.B to serve as the soundtrack on this overcast day.     You can also check out the official video for Nanna.B’s single, “Where is the $$$” below.     Find Nanna.B on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  

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Grandmaster Flash Is Still Rockin’ On the Wheels of Steel

The birth of hip-hop is said to have taken place at some point in the early ’70s, more specifically at a birthday party in the Bronx where a young Clive Campell (aka DJ Kool Herc) could be heard making magic happen on the 1s and 2s. Other pioneers of the movement include Afrika Bambaataa, The Sugarhill…

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Win Tickets to See Grandmaster Flash at House of Yes!

Brooklyn’s “coolest new nightclub” House of Yes will be hosting a very special edition of Throwback Thursday tomorrow (October 6) with hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash. If, like me, “The Get Down” has you longing for those Golden Era days, this is a set from a legend you won’t want to miss. You can buy your…

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Karriem Riggins: Hip-Hop’s Humble Genius

It’s been a minute since we’ve been blessed with the opportunity to speak with yet another exceptional, Detroit-bred producer. But Karriem Riggins isn’t just your everyday producer. Riggins’ father, a talented jazz musician in his own right, noticed and nurtured his son’s talent from a young age. And today, the drummer/producer/DJ is in high demand. His discography from just the last two…

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The Invisibl Skratch Piklz Found Their First Album on The 13th Floor

Many believed the incomparable hip-hop DJ band the Invisibl Skratch Piklz would never be heard from again after they parted ways in the late nineties. But several years ago, a few of the original members started playing shows in Cali and then last year, Piklz members DJ D-Styles, DJ QBert and DJ Shortkut were among the…

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Adrian Younge Is Keeping It Real

The spectrum of artists putting out original, innovative material these days is limited. Too many take the easy road, relying on the ever popular “all-in-one” package for their production needs. Adrian Younge is the antithesis of these drones with their seemingly lackluster work ethic. Younge is highly sought after for his ability to recreate the lush, warm…

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Oslec – Shakti

Shakti is the first solo instrumental album from Santiago, Chile native Oslec. The producer/DJ is best known for his work with Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux who won a Latin Grammy back in 2011. He’s also worked with several Detroit-based artists, including Waajeed and Invincible.

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Mass Appeal and WeWork Present: Live at the BBQ NYC

The inaugural Live at the BBQ will take place on Monday, July 25 from 5pm-10pm at SummerStage, Central Park (5th Ave @ 69th Street). Artists confirmed to perform include Ty Dolla $ign, Danny Brown, Machine Gun Kelly, and Fashawn, among others. The event will be hosted by the “Live at the BBQ” legend himself, Nas,…

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SummerStage, NYC’s Largest Free Performing Arts Festival, Kicks Off June 4

SummerStage 2016 is upon us, folks! City Parks Foundation is proud to announce this year’s season of SummerStage, NYC’s largest free performing arts festival with 115+ free performances throughout the 5 boroughs. The festival’s 30 Year Anniversary season last year was heavily influenced by hip-hop culture. This year’s lineup will highlight the classic styles of Jazz. More…

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