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Posts Tagged ‘Funk’

Collaborateurs: “Marshall Sessions” – ambitious, absorbing, and at times, even blissful!

I’m in love with this album. “Marshall Sessions” (as in Marshall, NC) is filled with beautiful melodic themes, sweeping lush choruses, and one of the smartest rhythm sections I’ve ever heard in a little ...


Magazine Gap: “Calling Card” – they have a groove built into their core sound

From beginning to end the new Ep, by Magazine Gap, entitled “Calling Card” distills what makes this groups’ music flow as well as it does. For sure they have a well-oiled sound that is distinctive and instantly recognizab...



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Phantom Pop: “Hometown” combines an ear-endearing melody and sweeping harmonics

Phantom Pop is an instrumental band from Brooklyn, NY. The group combines elements of funk, soul, and R&B with the improvisation of jazz to create their own sound. Originally formed by Dave Lowenthal simply to create an alb...



The PrimaDonna Reeds: “Red Stilettos” – experimenting with words and music!

The PrimaDonna Reeds is a New York rock band formed by JC Ryder, an accomplished flamenco and rock guitarist, and Karena Reiter, a talented rock vocalist and veteran music journalist and promoter. A longtime friend of Karena...


Intricate Folk: “Pride” ft. Yahz Chyld – a winning formula with nostalgic influences

Intricate Folk is a band based out of Southern California.  The group’s name is centered on the brand “Only IF” which translates, “Only Intricate Folk”.  The word “Folk” was chosen to describe the man or woman t...



Otonana Trio: “The Lost Ramen Generation” – Eclectic, wouldn’t be enough to describe how different this band is!

Otonana Trio is a three piece band from Tokyo, Japan, with Kentaro Saito on Guitar/Vocal, Kazuhisa Maekawa on Bass, and Hikari Kuroda on Drums. Their biggest influence was none other than their audience. They have played over 3...


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SkyLaw: “Indigo” meant to touch every square inch of the soul!

SkyLaw is led by married lead vocalists Layne and Reve Kalell, the band’s line up also consists of Nema Sobhani (Guitar) and Erik Martin (Drums, Piano). Fueled by the passion and a foundation of lyrical hip-hop and electr...


“COMING BACK TO LIFE”: ALTEREGO VIBE’S NEW MUSIC VIDEOCLIP

Alterego Vibe’s latest single release “Coming Back to Life” has already stirred up early interest amongst fans, established music blogs, websites and critiques- Now they have a music video to accompany this success. Their...



Album Review: Sax Quartet The Quadraphonnes Get the Funk Out! on Latest Album

It’s not every day you come across an all-female saxophone band, but then again, The Quadraphonnes are no ordinary group of musicians. Their latest album Get the Funk Out! (2014) proves that. Over the past eight years, the Po...


Alterego Vibe: “Coming Back To Life” – the suave finesse of fusing R&B, funk, jazz and modern pop sounds

Alterego Vibe was conceived in 2010, and originally started its journey in Italy as a bunch of close friends and musicians from the local live scene, who intended to create a collective that mixed their common funk-soul roots a...