On this episode, we are going to explore a few rhythm & blues classics that combine the sound of groove box drum machines with bare bones melodies and lo-fi multi-track recording techniques to produce one of the more niche sounds of 70’s soul music. Mainly, we are looking at two specific peaces of gear, the Maestro Rhythm King – MRK 2 and the built-in drum machine found in a Lowrey Organ, and how the impacted the music from a specific group of artists from Los Angeles and Miami.
Excellent Reception | Great Albums of 2019
On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs, that even though they may not be from the most well know albums of 2019, they had a strong influence on the current musical landscape in their own way.
Excellent Reception | Do The Tighten Up
On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at a song that, for whatever reason, inspired a seemingly endless stream of reinterpretations. It was a number one hit in the 1960, but it still has a way of getting the dancing floor moving after all of these years. This song is “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell and The Drells.
Excellent Reception | Transcendence Pt. 2
This is part two of our Transcendence episodes. We are looking at jazz musicians who have used their music as a way to transcend beyond the world we know by experimenting in the sub-genre know as spiritual jazz. There are almost too many noteworthy artists and songs to mention around this subject matter, but here are just a handful to get you started.
Excellent Reception | Transcendence Pt. 1
On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to look at jazz musicians who have used their music as a way to transcend beyond the world we know.
Excellent Reception | The Mystery Of Jai Paul
This time we are going to talk about a singer/songwriter who went from one of the most promising cutting-edge artists to an almost mythological figure within the music industry. On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to tell the story of Jai Paul.
Excellent Reception | The Story of Iko Iko
We’re looking at a classic song that brings about joy with just the uttering of a few lyrics and gets you dancing with the second your hear it’s bare bones rhythm. On this episode of we are looking at the 1965 hit from The Dixie Cup called “Iko Iko” and it’s connection to New Orlean’s culture.
Excellent Reception | UK Rappers
Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at some MC’s from the United Kingdom who can hold their own on a microphone and have used their music as a platform to push the sound of hiphop in new directions On this episode, we feature…
Excellent Reception| Nohelani Cypriano – Lihue
On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are focusing on one of my favorite Hawaiian soul songs… “Lihue” by Nohelani Cypriano.
Excellent Reception | Great Songs of 2018
On today’s episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs, that even though they may not be the biggest songs of 2018, they has a strong influence on the current musical landscape in their own way.
Excellent Reception | Jazzanova – L.O.V.E. and You & I
For today’s show, we are going to talk about the ground breaking nu-jazz/future soul production crew known as Jazzanova. Mainly we are going to focus on one of their most well constructed songs “L.O.V.E and You & I”, which took sampling to a whole new level.
Excellent Reception | Episode 21 : Japanese Sounds
We are continuing our musical world tour in the East Asian country of Japan. We are following the careers of a handful of music artists that draw their personal style from a variety of sources. They take these genres to new heights all while including elements that are uniquely Japanese.