Excellent Reception | Episode 12 : 2016 Joints

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are highlighting 10 albums from 2016 that stood out but may have not received the fanfare they are worthy of.

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Excellent Reception | Episode 11.5 : Jazz *Bonus* Episode

This is a bonus follow up to episode 11. Here are a few extra songs by other artists that are worth a mention. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this bonus episode we feature these songs: Nicola Conte – Love In BADBADNOGOOD – Cashmere Soil & Pimp – Paraiso Bajka –…

Excellent Reception | Episode 11 : Jazz Thang

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the new wave of jazz musicians that have helped to reinvigorate the art form and drawn in a new breed young jazz enthusiasts. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode we feature these songs: Kamasi Washington – The Rhythm…

Excellent Reception | Episode 10 : Radioversary

On this very special episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to celebrate our host lil’dave’s 20th year of doing radio.  From the Down Lo Mix Show to Eavesdrop Radio, he has built a legacy exposing people to great music.  We are going to take some time to dig through his cassette tape archives and see…

How the TR-808 drum machine added the low end to modern music.

[From Excellent Reception : Episode 9] By lil’dave The classic drum machine known as the “808”, has maintained a place in the backbeat of popular music since it’s creation in the early 1980’s all the way up to today. It’s unique sound has helped to define numerous genres, such as Techno, Miami Bass, Electro and…

Excellent Reception Episode 6 | The Ladies

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we talk about the women who are producing and arranging the hiphop, electronic, and soul music you love. Some are just starting to make a name for themselves, while others have achieved legendary status.

Excellent Reception Episode 5 | Beats For Dilla

On this edition of Excellent Reception, we will celebrate the life of J Dilla as we focus on the genius that can be heard in instrumental hiphop and explore the evolution of beat centric music. Some tracks we’ll talk about are products of the post-Dilla era. Others are from producers, who just like J Dilla, have established there own signature style when it comes to using samples and drum machines to make music.