featuring DJ ROCKIT ROOSTER // mix
DJ QBERT "HARD BOILED SCRAMBLED EGG BREAK MIX" PT.2
featuring DJ ROCKIT ROOSTER // mix
A WORD via MASS APPEAL // "DJ QBert isn’t one of those dudes who has to talk over every damn record he spins; he prefers to let his hands do the talking. And trust—they speak volumes. Today, Mass Appeal premieres DJ QBert’s latest mix with DJ Rockit Rooster (winner of DJ QBert’s “Corn Turd Sandwich Battle” 2015), HARD BOILED SCRAMBLED EGG Break Mix Part 2." // PRESS*PLAY >>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY*DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
// r&b | blue-eyed soul | pop | singer | arranger | musician | producer
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.
Born in West Hampstead, London to a family that enjoyed music, Springfield learned to sing at home. In 1958 she joined her first professional group, The Lana Sisters, and two years later formed a pop-folk vocal trio, The Springfields, with her brother Tom. Her solo career began in 1963 with the upbeat pop hit, "I Only Want to Be with You". Among the hits that followed were "Wishin' and Hopin'" (1964), "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" (1964), "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (1966), and "Son of a Preacher Man" (1968).
As a fan of US pop music, she brought many little-known soul singers to the attention of a wider UK record-buying audience by hosting the first national TV performance of many top-selling Motown artists beginning in 1965. Although she was never considered a Northern Soul artist in her own right, her efforts contributed a great deal to the formation of the genre as a result.
Partly owing to these efforts, a year later she eventually became the best-selling female singer in the world and topped a number of popularity polls, including Melody Maker 's Best International Vocalist. She was the first UK singer to top the New Musical Express readers' poll for Female Singer.
To boost her credibility as a soul artist, Springfield went to Memphis, Tennessee to record Dusty in Memphis, an album of pop and soul music with the Atlantic Records main production team. Released in 1969, it has been ranked among the greatest albums of all time by the US magazine Rolling Stone and in polls by VH1 artists, New Musical Expressreaders, and Channel 4 viewers. The album was also awarded a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Despite its current recognition, the album did not sell well and after its release, Springfield experienced a career slump for several years. However, in collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, she returned to the Top 10 of the UK and US charts in 1987 with "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" Two years later, she had two other UK hits on her own with "Nothing Has Been Proved" and "In Private." Subsequently in the mid-1990s, owing to the inclusion of "Son of a Preacher Man" on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack, interest in her early output was revived. - read full bio via wikipedia
WATCH DUSTY SPRINGFIELD LIVE AT THE BBC (1966) // PRESS*PLAY>>
'COMING FORTH BY DAY' tribute to BILLIE HOLIDAY
by CASSANDRA WILSON // vocal | contemporary | jazz | standards
A WORD via CASSANDRA WILSON VEVO //
"An otherworldly musical homage to legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915) on the 100th anniversary of the singer's birth, Coming Forth By Day is Cassandra Wilson's moody, soulful new album showcase for contemporary yet timeless interpretations of standards associated with Lady Day. Coming Forth By Day was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave's producer for the last decade among many other adventurous credits."
Pre-Order 'Coming Forth By Day' scheduled to release April 7th on iTunes / Amazon / or GooglePlay
WATCH THE MAKING of 'COMING FORTH BY DAY' by CASSANDRA WILSON // PRESS*PLAY>>
TUXEDO LIVE DJ SET in BERLIN // boogie | funk | mix
A WORD via TUXEDO ~ "Live boogie funk mix with bonus drunk Mayer karaoke." // PRESS*PLAY >>
HIATUS KAIYOTE covers "DARE" by GORILLAZ
for TRIPLE J :: LIKE A VERSION // soul | experimental | electronic
WATCH HIATUS KAIYOTE perform LIVE cover of "DARE" by GORILLAZ
for TRIPLE J :: LIKE A VERSION // PRESS*PLAY >>
'SIETE GALAXASIAS' new all vinyl mix of 45's by DJ PLATURN // latin grooves | vinyl | mix
A WORD FROM PLATURN via BANDCAMP //
"An 80-minute all-45 excursion into a random array of Latin-flavored grooves from diggin’ in Texas, the West Coast of California, and Central & South America. Eerie melodies, funky drums, and oddball covers permeate the mix—at times deep but mostly just a bunch of random 7-inch faves, sung primarily in various Portuguese & Spanish dialects. Enjoy the trip!"
'THE LOST TREASURES OF R&B' by NELSON GEORGE // r&b | soul | book | mixtape
DESCRIPTION via AKASHIC BOOKS //
"Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protecting rapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville, Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at the event. An acquaintance of D from the streets (and from the novel The Plot Against Hip Hop) named Ice turns out to be the courier.
During the exchange a robbery is attempted. Ice is wounded. D gets Asya Roc to safety but is then chased by two gunmen because he has the bag containing the guns. This lethal chase ends under the elevated subway where D and the two gunmen run into a corrupt detective named Rivera. A bloody shootout ensues.
D, who has just moved back to Brooklyn after decades in Manhattan, finds himself involved in multiple mysteries. Who were the gunmen? Why were they after the guns? Who was being set up—Asya Roc or Ice? Meanwhile, he gets a much-needed paying assignment to track down the rarest soul music single ever recorded.
With gentrifying Brooklyn as the backdrop, D works to unravel various mysteries—both criminal and musical—while coming to terms with the failure of his security company and the ghosts of his childhood in “old Brooklyn.” Like its predecessors The Accidental Hunter and The Plot Against Hip Hop, The Lost Treasures of R&B uses pop music as the backdrop for a noir-flavored big-city tale.
Nelson George was recently featured as part of the Lincoln Journey Series. Click here to watch a video and read an interview where George talks about his work process; what he considers to be his greatest challenge; and advice he would give to his younger self."
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WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER FOR 'THE LOST TREASURS OF R&B' by NELSON GEORGE // PRESS*PLAY>>
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