The Souljazz Orchestra ready new album, Resistance, and drop new homemade video for “Courage”

  Ottawa’s Souljazz Orchestra is set to release a new LP, Resistance, on September 4 via Strut Records. “We approached this…

August 25th, 2015 | | Videos
Wu-Tang Clan on Arsenio Hall Show

Golden Era hip-hop squad cyphers on final Arsenio Hall Show

  We recently discussed how David Letterman supported the Golden Era of hip-hop, but it’s more well known that Arsenio…

July 30th, 2015 | | Videos
The Jack Moves "Time & Enemy"

Moroccan filmmaker uses VHS vibes to capture the Jack Moves’ 2011 track “Time & Enemy”

  “Time & Enemy” by the Jack Moves is a blast from the past, “recorded in 2011 on a four-track…

July 3rd, 2015 | | Videos
A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest perform “Check the Rhime” with Paul Shaffer’s band on Late Night with David Letterman

  In the 1990s, “King of the Rappers” David Letterman supported golden-era hip-hop, despite Arsenio being the main spot where MCs…

June 29th, 2015 | | Videos
Quarter Street

Australian salsa group Quarter Street release single, video, free download

  In the 1970s and ’80s, many Latin Americans fled their home countries during the tumultuous times of coups, revolutions, and…

June 26th, 2015 | | Tracks/Videos
Polyversal Souls 'Invisible Joy'

Max Whitefield’s new group Polyversal Souls premieres new video

  Now-Again Records has partnered with Max Whitefield of Poets of Rhythm and the Whitefield Brothers in his new record…

June 10th, 2015 | | Videos
Ginger Johnson

Watch the mini-documentary about the forefather of Afrobeat, Ginger Johnson

On June 22, Freestyle Records is reissuing Ginger Johnson and His African Messenger’s African Party on iTunes and CD/vinyl. Originally released…

June 5th, 2015 | | Videos
James Brown on David Letterman

James Brown performs “Sex Machine” on Late Night with David Letterman, 1982

  As David Letterman winds down his multi-decade television career, many are reminiscing about the plethora of musical guests he…

May 18th, 2015 | | Videos
L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae premiere “Death Valley” video

  L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae dropped the full-length The Night Took Us in Like Family back in April on Mello Music. The…

May 14th, 2015 | | Videos
The Whispers

The Whispers “Keep On Lovin’ Me” music video from 1983

  From 1983’s Love for Love, released on Solar Records and produced by the great Leon Sylvers, Los Angeles R&B quintet…

May 12th, 2015 | | Videos

The Jack Moves premiere new video for “Season’s Change”

  Following up on the Mass Appeal premiere of their debut single, “Doublin’ Down,” New York–based duo the Jack Moves…

May 6th, 2015 | | Videos
Matthew Stevens

Jazz guitarist Matthew Stevens plays “Processional” live at Toronto’s Victory Social Club

Shot on location at Toronto’s Victory Social Club, guitarist Matthew Stevens and his trio run through “Processional”—wait for the change-up…

May 6th, 2015 | | Videos

The Monophonics premiere new video for “Lying Eyes”

  Bay Area band the Monophonics are known for their smart combination of heavy funk, soul, and psychedelic rock, something…

April 17th, 2015 | | Videos
Marvin Gaye Grammys

Grace Jones and Rick James present Marvin Gaye with Best R&B Male Vocalist Grammy in 1982

  Every year, the Grammys catch a lot of flak—for not getting hip-hop right, for missing the mark on…well, just…

April 3rd, 2015 | | Videos
Ironing Board Sam

Mini-documentary about obscure R&B musician Ironing Board Sam

  Originally from South Carolina, Sam Moore, better known as Ironing Board Sam, has had an interesting, rocky, and obscure…

March 13th, 2015 | | Videos
The Jack Moves "Seasons Change" (Wax Poetics Records)

The Jack Moves drop new single “Seasons Change” and perform for HuffPost’s A-Sides

Wax Poetics Records artists the Jack Moves recently visited HuffPost’s A-Sides with Jon Chattman for an interview about the upcoming record….

February 25th, 2015 | | Videos

“Come Away” video from singer/guitarist Miles Tackett of Breakestra

  With his 2014 release The Fool Who Wonders, guitarist Miles Tackett stepped away from the funk stylings of Breakestra, the…

February 6th, 2015 | | Videos
Funky Four Plus One

Deborah Harry invited the Funky 4 + 1 on to SNL for the first televised rap performance

As Blondie went on hiatus, lead singer Deborah Harry appeared on Saturday Night Live as both the host and musical guest. It was…

January 6th, 2015 | | Videos
The Jack Moves

Wax Poetics Records presents the Jack Moves, premieres “Doublin’ Down” video

Newark duo drops new single and video, premiering on Mass Appeal. New album out in 2015.

December 29th, 2014 | | Videos
Wax Tailor - Nelson Mandela

Wax Tailor honors Nelson Mandela with his live symphonic performance of “Am I Free”

  French producer Wax Tailor has released a 4LP box set and a 2CD and DVD edition of Phonovisions Symphonic…

December 10th, 2014 | | Videos

South African group Fantasma drops “Eye of the Sun” video and shares Spotify playlist

South African group Fantasma recently released their debut EP, Eye of the Sun, via Soundway Records. Fronted by creative pioneer and filmmaker Spoek…

December 2nd, 2014 | | Playlists/Videos

Atlanta’s Far Out Family premiere “Real Boy Pinocchio” video

The ATL new jacks on what it means to be a real boy.

November 11th, 2014 | | Videos
Donald Byrd "Blackbyrd"

Rare footage of Donald Byrd performing the Larry Mizell–penned “Black Byrd”

Gilles Peterson has dug up some very rare footage from the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973…

November 5th, 2014 | | Videos
Mosaic UneXpected TuRns

Premiere of new video “Falling” by MoZaic

Florida outtaspace soul singer-songwriter drops ‘Unexpected Turns’ on November 4.

October 25th, 2014 | | Videos