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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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Dub Realistic

Austrian dub music … Dubblestandart are back with their new album DUB REALISTIC. Get in the mood with the official music video shot in southern Austria, then dive deep into the subsonic soundscapes with the album stream below.  There’s a slowed down adaption of Massive Attacks “Safe From Harm”, a journey into the Middle East & a lot more. Get…

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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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Soul Sound Supreme Session 14

After a beautiful broken beat special, The RawSoul is back with the volume 14 of his SSSS series. This time, he dug through his vinyl racks to give us a blend of the dopest reggae/dancehall, soul, hip hop and R&B of different eras. This is the perfect mix for the hot summer days by the…

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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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Long Story Short

White Plains, New York rapper Shorts presents Long Story Short, his new EP featuring Breeze Mantana and Kayne Precise. ‘Long story short’ is a common phrase used to sum things up or conclude something, it’s a phrase I happen to use often and recently I’ve been reminded by family that I’ve been using it for a…

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IZZJAZZ

Can you imagine a painting collaboration between Gerhard Richter and Jean Michel Basquiat? What would happen if the vibrant, urban Jazz infused poetry of the latter, were to dissolve in the layered, contemplative, linear abstractions of the squeegee paintings of the former? izzjazz, the self tiled debut of this Berlin based duo, is a compositional…

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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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