J Rocc Soundation Part 1
(Part 1 of 5) Soundation is a Bi-Weekly afternoon club (Saturdays) that is bought to you by Byze One, Shinehead, Jfx & Myself. We Play Reggae/Roots/Foundation/Dancehall and all other related music.This set is from June 6, 2010. Our special guest for the week was DJ Daz (Umoja Hi-Fi)
Afro Beat Created by Tony Allen | 101 Apparel
Tony Allen has long been acknowledged as Africa’s finest kit drummer and one of the continent’s most influential musicians. His playing draws on four different styles – highlife, soul/funk, jazz and traditional Nigerian drumming. A unique and mighty sound. Together with Fela Kuti (with whom he played for 15 years) Allen co-created Afrobeat - the hard driving, horns rich, funk-infused, politically insurrectionary style which became such a dominant force in African music and such an influence worldwide.
Tony Allen’s latest release ‘Secret Agent’, is a majestic slice of hardcore roots Afrobeat, and is Allen’s debut for World Circuit, his first release since he became a founder member of The Good The Bad and The Queen (alongside Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon and Simon Tong). his recent work has included also the collaboration with Finnish maverick Jimi Tenor for Strut’s Inspiration Information series. Afrobeat is currently enjoying an upsurge of interest and for fans of hip-hop, funk and jazz, Allen, holder of the Afrobeat flame, is today revered as its seminal living figure.
Choice defines the man. Rich Medina has made a life based on one choice that has transformed the listening experience of millions. DJ Rich Medina lives, breathes, and revels in sharing the type of music that make a listener remember his soul. It is this awareness of soul that brings listeners back time and again to hear Rich spin: heads nod, bodies sway, emotions expand and coalesce. DJ Rich Medina uses the decks to guide his people away from the ordinary and into the realm of their imaginations. His intelligent blends bridge unexpected song selections that build a collective consciousness of intoxication. Without even realizing it, DJ Rich Medina lures you in and makes you forget who you were before the music began. Medina spins you into the now, into the moment, into the vital essence of who you are.
Always evolving as an artist, DJ Rich Medina transitions into the role of pre-eminent spoken word artist at clubs the world over. DJ Rich Medina, renaissance man, articulate performer and a down and dirty DJ who can go head to head with the best, is an artist who will transform the average experience of any club or venue and give his audience a night of music and words to remember.
Jason Rebello Know What You Need f. Omar (SoundCloud Edit)
From Jason Rebello’s upcoming ‘Anything But Look’ album, which features Omar, Will Downing, Joy Rose and many more.
Out now on Lyte Records. lyterecords.com/lr021.htm
Prince and Nile Rodgers Cover David Bowie at Essence Festival
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers)July 6, 2014
The Essence Music Festival turned into a funk royalty jam on Friday night when Prince and Nile Rodgers teamed up to cover David Bowie. Before taking the stage for his own 24-song headlining set, Prince made an appearance at Rodgers’ show and the two busted out a cover of Bowie’s 1983 hit “Let’s Dance,” from the Rodgers-produced album of the same name.
Prince has made no secret of his admiration for Rodgers, and he interviewed the disco legend for the June issue of Essence magazine. Rodgers talked about how his work producing Bowie’s album helped him bounce back from the infamous Disco Demolition Night. He echoed that sentiment on Facebook Saturday in the caption of a photo he posted of himself onstage with Prince. “How Proud Am I at This Moment?” he wrote. “Playing ‘Let’s Dance’ w Prince is so symbolic. That album w Bowie changed my life after Disco Sucks.” He also posted the same photo on Twitter:
Rodgers just dropped his first solo track in quite some time. He recorded "Do What You Wanna Do" in Ibiza last summer, and the song was released by Cr2 Records at the beginning of the month to celebrate the label’s 10th anniversary.