Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Breakestra, Orgone, and The Bamboos may have caught the ear of today’s young funk fans, but those artists would be nowhere without Stax Records’ soul. The Memphis, TN label that gave the world Sam & Dave, Booker T & The MGs, The Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes (pictured above), and Otis Redding was recently reborn, signing new artists, including Angie Stone and Soulive. Read more »
Veteran rocksteady singer Alton Ellis has been admitted to the hospital in London, U.K. Known for his soaring, soulful voice, Ellis penned the original “I’m Still In Love,” and was known as Mr. Rock & Soul. Ellis still occasionally records new tracks and regularly performs. We wish him a speedy recovery.
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Oakland, CA-based producer and DJ Amplive has put together a Radiohead remix album entitled Rainydayz Remixes, available in digital-only format on January 10 and free to anyone that took the time to download the band’s original and highly publicized In Rainbows album.
From a recent press release:
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When your musical influences are equal parts techno, 8-bit, and hip-hop, intriguing things are bound to arise. In the case of The Screaming Dance EP, French producer Léonard de Léonard's latest release, those things include frantically-paced synths, random intervals of yelling, and the overall feeling that one is trapped inside a videogame quest gone awry. Somehow all this works–startlingly well. Friends Chris de Luca (formerly of Funkstorung) and Phon.O step in to provide remixes of the EP's title track. Read more »
After a hiatus that lasted more than two years, Tim Holland, a.k.a. Sole, returned to the public eye this past October with the anticon. release Sole and the Skyrider Band. And despite what Holland's numerous solo endeavors (not to mention, his moniker) might lead you to believe, the Skyrider band actually exists. Read more »
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