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PHO: Two

Read "Two" reviewed by Joe Gatto

PHO, the Minneapolis funk band, is one of the hottest rising stars on the modern funk music scene. Even Prince thought so.

The Purple One got hip to PHO, and then invited the group to open for Larry Graham at Paisley Park. Since then, PHO has played with The Motet, Dopapod, Dam-Funk, Dumpstaphunk and ...

Euforquestra: Fire

Read "Fire" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Although Fire is their fourth studio album, it also marks two milestone “firsts" in the history of jam masters Eufórquestra: The band's first studio album since the live album Let Us In straddled their 2009 relocation from Iowa City, Iowa, to Fort Collins, Colorado; and their first studio album managed by an external producer, keyboardist Kyle ...

Worlds Apart, Whirled Together

Read "Worlds Apart, Whirled Together" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

BossaCucaNova
Our Kind of Bossa
Six Degrees
2014

Our Kind of Bossa celebrates fifteen fun years of BossaCucaNova, one of Brazil's most adventurous contemporary ensembles (and was also timed to coincide with Brazil hosting the 2014 soccer World Cup). These eleven tracks fuse the electro-bossa nova for which the group ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Eufórquestra Announces New Album "Fire" Out March 25

Eufórquestra Announces New Album "Fire" Out March 25

Fort Collins/Denver-based band Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo • FOHR • keh • struh) returns with their fourth full-length studio album, Fire, set for worldwide release on March 25, 2014. Fire was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident) and mastered by Dominick Maita, whose credits include Billy Joel and Herbie Hancock. The album spans 14 funk-infused ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Motet: Instrumental Dissent

Read "Instrumental Dissent" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Since its founding nearly ten years ago by drummer Dave Watts, The Motet has produced almost as many albums, mixing a mosaic of influences from African to Latin, and from western pop to dance club chic. Layers of sound both acoustic and electronic characterize the music, and myriad rhythms generate toe-tapping, booty-shaking and big-time chilling.