Tag: happy

September 20, 2018 /

I can’t listen to this without feeling a tightness in my chest.

The death of Mac Miller two weeks ago was a real shock.

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August 9, 2018 /

I’m a Libra myself, but whatever…

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley left an indelible mark on the world of jazz, playing with legends such as Ray Charles and Miles Davis (even playing on Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue and Milestones albums), teaching jazz at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (I lived near that school for a time), and later on as a bandleader in The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, which featured his brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley and other jazz heavyweights which included Yusef LateefJoe Zawinul, and Barry Harris.

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July 12, 2018 /

Shad is back, and I’m crazy hella excited, y’all!

It’s been nearly five long years since the Canadian rap sensation, Shadrach Kabango, AKA Shad K, AKA Shad, has blessed us with some dope music, and hearing this new track from his upcoming record A Short Story About A War made me realize how much of a drought it’s been.

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April 12, 2018 /

Ayo, Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax / Me, myself I love to max / Redbone cuties I’m out to wax / Stick up kids is out to tax!

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January 24, 2018 /

What a peculiar, spastic, and fun record Iglooghost has got here!

Iglooghost is the alterego of Irish electronic musician Seamus Malliagh, who has been raising the eyebrows of many with his maximalist approach to music-making, employing a hectic musical pastiche of noise, electronic beats, chipmunk-style vocals, radically-altered samples, and almost alien sound manipulations, all thrown together and somehow made to work with each other.

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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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June 22, 2016 /

There’s something about this song that makes me feel really, really good.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probably been hearing about Chance The Rapper a lot lately, an emcee out of Chicago who has been on a winning streak thanks to his exuberance, his spirited performances, and thoughtful lyrical content.

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June 2, 2016 /

Mike Birnbaum is D. Gookin, an independent NYC-based producer and deejay who has built up a steady discography over the past several years, creating funky and upbeat music which aims for positivity and good vibes, employing bouncy beats, calming melodies, and a joyous, carefree feel.

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April 7, 2016 /

Back again to take you on another journey!

KING is a Los Angeles trio comprised of sisters Amber and Paris Strother and Anita Bias whose long, long, long awaited 2016 debut, We Are KING, being a record I’ve been really enamoured by for the past few weeks.

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