Bones & Beeker

The story of Bones & Beeker

  Filmmaker Lamar Landers traveled out to Minneapolis to interview singer-songwriter Anthony Newes and producer/multi-instrumentalist BK-One of Bones & Beeker…

November 6th, 2015 | | Videos

Bosq premieres “Cumbia en Bahia” video (HEAT!!!)

In mid-October, Bosq released his sophomore album, Celestial Strut, and picked up right where his debut album left off with…

November 5th, 2015 | | Videos
Bones & Beeker "Samana"

Bones & Beeker drop trippy video for new single, “Samana”

  Wax Poetics Records recording artists Bones & Beeker have dropped their second official single, “Samana.” The video, premiered by…

November 3rd, 2015 | | Videos

La Mecánica Popular releases cumbia version of “Thriller” for Halloween, debuts video

La Mecánica Popular debuts a new video for their latest single on the Brooklyn-based record label Names You Can Trust. Michael…

October 28th, 2015 | | Videos
The Jack Moves "Joyride"

The Jack Moves take a “Joyride”

  The Jack Moves (Wax Poetics Records) drop their third official single with “Joyride,” a sweet-soul classic about the simple pleasures…

September 28th, 2015 | | Videos
Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder pretends to play “Chase” from Midnight Express on the Minimoog on German TV

  Shortly after Giorgio Moroder won an Academy Award for his soundtrack to Midnight Express, he appeared on German TV where,…

September 22nd, 2015 | | Videos
Bones & Beeker "Heartbroken in Love"

Bones & Beeker drop video for new single, “Heartbroken in Love”

  Bones & Beeker (Wax Poetics Records) has officially dropped their first single, “Heartbroken in Love,” available on iTunes and…

September 11th, 2015 | | Videos
Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman of Zapp breaks down his use of the talk box

  On this 1987 episode of Video Soul, guest Roger Troutman, frontman of the funk/boogie group Zapp, says of the talk…

September 4th, 2015 | | Videos
Roy Ayers

Rare Roy Ayers performance of “Vibrations” from 1976 + Soul Train clips

  We’d like to take this time to admonish the YouTube nation for its lack of classic, live performances from…

September 3rd, 2015 | | Videos
Lianne La Havas

The Lianne La Havas x Wax Poetics video interview

  Last month, we caught up with singer Lianne La Havas after her performance in New York and chatted with her about…

September 3rd, 2015 | | Videos

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