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ARTICLE: RADIO

On the Road, Fellini & All That Jazz

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The Road. A place that inspires both composing music and listening to it.

In this episode of Mondo Jazz we'll focus on music about a road to Timbuktu, French, Italian and Brooklyn streets, being on the road and the road as a metaphor for a jazzist's necessary openness to the unexpected. Not to mention, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Thievery Corporation at ARM Stadium - Macedonia 2017

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Thievery Corporation
ARM Stadium
Skopje Calling
Skopje, Macedonia
June 20, 2017

It's been awhile since I witnessed a show like this. The ARM's stadium which is basically an open field resounded to plenty of driving beats, deep basses and expansive and hypnotic ambient sounds as Thievery Corporation in its expanded ...

Bossacucanova: The Best of Bossacucanova

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Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two decades ago, when three amigos--DJ Marcelinho DaLua, Alex Moreira and Marcio Menescal, son of bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal--began remixing classic 1960s bossa nova just for the fun ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fort Knox Five: Pressurize the Cabin

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Pressurize the Cabin delivers the best of the club dance experience--funky grooves, spacey loops and echoes, scratches and samples, shout outs and call outs--without overpriced drinks or the ubiquitous smoke, glitter or perfume. The core four of the Fort Knox Five--Sid Barcelona, Jon Horvath, Rob Myers and Steve Raskin--herewith present a jumping party that's just waiting ...

Music’s Where You Find It

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Ajoyo
Ajoyo
Ropeadope
2014

Multi-reed player Yacine Boulares has picked up, and left behind, musical footprints literally all around the world. He was born in North Africa (Tunisia) but grew up in Paris, where he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and jazz performance at the National Conservatory and New School ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fort Knox Five: 10 Years of the Fort Knox Five

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“All good things come in five, baby...You can't get around no prime number, you dig?"

Some music just makes you feel good. You can't explain it but some music makes you feel like life's a party and you're invited. (It's that “can't explain it" part which drives writers crazy.) 10 Years of The Fort ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Rob Garza: Being Open-minded

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DJ and producer Rob Garza has been known as one half of the kaleidoscopic duo Thievery Corporation, along with Eric Hilton. Earlier this year Garza released a collection of 14 remixes that he has done for artists such as Gogol Bordello, Tycho and Miguel Migs. Remixes is a crisscross concoction that merges beats, ambient waves, low ...

Six Stops Around the Whirled

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Fort Knox Five
10 Years of The Fort Knox Five
Fort Knox Recordings
2013

“All good things come in five, baby...You can't get around no prime number, you dig?"

Some music just makes you feel good. You can't explain it but some music makes you feel like life's a ...

Analog Players Society: Hurricane Season in Brooklyn

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Hurricane Season in Brooklyn marks the debut of the Analog Players Society (APS), an extension of the lifelong pursuit of the groove by the percussionist, engineer and producer known as Amon, who first discovered Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music in college--and then dropped out to tour with a circus multi-instrumentalist.

“I ...

Fusion Groovin’

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Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn
Studio Brooklyn
2012

Hurricane Season in Brooklyn marks the debut of the Analog Players Society (APS), an extension of the lifelong pursuit of the groove by the percussionist, engineer and producer known as Amon, who first discovered Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music ...