Dance Music

Beck – Colors (2017)

Beck – Colors (2017)

In typical fashion, the follow up to 2014’s somber ‘Morning Phase’ is perhaps Beck’s most upbeat and funky album to date.

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

This occasional look at road-worthy artists includes Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Billy Sherwood’s World Trade, Tomi Malm and others.

Brownout – Over The Covers EP (2017)

Brownout – Over The Covers EP (2017)

‘Over the Covers’ showcases the Brownout I always love with a new sense of urgency and maturity.

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, by Peter Benjaminson: Books

‘Super Freak: The Life of Rick James’ offers a glimpse at the human being and musical legacy underneath all the coked-out madness.

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock, Pop and Soul of 2016: Durand Jones, Childish Gambino, Circa

Preston Frazier’s Best Rock, Pop and Soul of 2016: Durand Jones, Childish Gambino, Circa

Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.

Alphonse Mouzon (1948-2016): Tribute to an Endlessly Versatile Fusion Legend

Alphonse Mouzon (1948-2016): Tribute to an Endlessly Versatile Fusion Legend

Alphonse Mouzon was a seminal force in the birth of fusion, and also had a notable impact on rock.

Kanye West, November 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Kanye West, November 17, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

By now, you think you know what happened at Kanye West’s Nov. 17, 2016 concert at San Jose, California. You probably do not.

Ron Temperton’s Early Groove: Remembering Heatwave

Ron Temperton’s Early Groove: Remembering Heatwave

Rod Temperton has died at age 66, after rising to early fame as a songwriter for Heatwave.

Armando Perez, of Esso Afrojam Funkbeat: Something Else! Interview

Armando Perez, of Esso Afrojam Funkbeat: Something Else! Interview

Armando Perez discusses the new project by the Chicago-based funk band Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, and how the issues facing immigrants shape their work.

LCD Soundsystem, Aug. 5, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

LCD Soundsystem, Aug. 5, 2016: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Fortunately for the music world, LCD Soundsystem are back. Let’s hope they remain – on record, and in lights.

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