The Wildebeest. Posts

August 17, 2017 /

“…And I did it up!”

billy woods (all lowercase, no gimmicks) really is becoming one of my favorite artists.

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August 10, 2017 /

When it comes to ’80s funk, Zapp are heavyweights. Coming straight out of Ohio (that great funk state) the Troutman brothers, Larry, Roger, Lester, and Terry, came to prominence with the help of musical gawds Bootsy Collins and George Clinton (king of the P-Funk), and a magical little device called a talkbox, and changed popular music forever.

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August 3, 2017 /

The Boy Who Spoke to The Wind is the second album from the Chicago-born, Arizona-based artist Lando Chill, and it stands out as one of 2017’s most fascinating listens.

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July 20, 2017 /

I have a special place in my heart for Illumination, the 2010 debut of Australian synthpop band Miami Horror.

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July 13, 2017 /

No song sums up my mood right now better than this classic by Martha and the Muffins.

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July 6, 2017 /
June 29, 2017 /

Last week we lost a hip-hop legend: Prodigy, in his own words, “a dirty New Yorker” and one-half of the seminal duo Mobb Deep, along with his partner Havoc.

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June 15, 2017 /

I came across the music of Hannah Miller in a way many people probably did: Through Danny Cook‘s video, Postcards From Pripyat, which went viral in mid-2014 for its stark imagery of Chernobyl set to Miller’s lonesome and haunting listen, “Promise Land.” It was a shot in the arm for the indie folk singer from Nashville, who had been performing easy, coffeeshop-style listens for years before she elected to create songs with more energy, attitude, and bite.

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June 7, 2017 /

Bring the funk.

The Menahan Street Band, named after a street in Bushwick, Brooklyn where founder Thomas Brenneck lived at the time, is a funk band composed of Brenneck and musicians from other notable funk / soul outfits like the Budos Band and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

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May 25, 2017 /

Damn, how could people sleep on Res, man?

Philly songstress Res (rhymes with “peace”) definitely had a solid debut in her 2001 record How I Do, a tremendously underrated work which, to this day, still boggles my mind that it didn’t get her a bit more shine.

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