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.

Excellent Reception | Episode 20 : Brazilian Trip

Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe On this episode, we are continuing our musical world tour down in South America by taking a look at the ever evolving sounds of Brazil.  We are focusing on a group of artists who got their start during the late 60’s and early 70’s and made huge contributions to…

Excellent Reception | Episode 19 : Afro Boogie

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs by artists that take on Western musical influences and combine them with sounds that come from their African musical heritage.

Excellent Reception | One-Off : Herbie Hancock – Saturday Night

Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and save as) | Subscribe When it comes to jazz musicians, there are few who have careers that are long and musically adventurous as Herbie Hancock. Herbie’s discography is humongous. Today on Excellent Reception we are talking about the song “Saturday Night” from Herbie Hancock 1980 album “Monster”. This episode focuses…

Excellent Reception | Episode 17 : Think I’m Sexy?

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about a song that we actually don’t think is that great but the stories that come from it are pretty amazing. By the end of this episode, you will have a new appreciation for it and the melody will definitely be embedded in your mind for the next few days. We are talking about Rod Stewart’s song “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”.

Excellent Reception | Episode 16 : Party Breaks

From lesser know records to rare remixes to creative mash-ups, DJs have always had access to an exclusive arsenal of unique music tools. On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going explore some of the classic party breaks that set off dance floors worldwide throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Listen: DOWNLOAD (right click and…