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One of the first dub records I ever heard was “Flour Power.” A madman rant by Naggo Morris over a lazy mule trot of a groove, it was a 45 airmailed to me from Antigua by a friend I had made while visiting relatives there in 1975. I was 15. The number one black radio station in New York was WBLS. It was class and panache incarnate, the home of the velvety voiced DJ Frankie Crocker, but reggae music wasn’t part of their playlist. I had to turn the dial to WNEW a rock station that…Continue
Known as the frontman for UK rock band Sabatta, Yinka Oyewole has made a name for himself with his music bridging the gap between alt rock and soul. On his latest full length record, the prolific Yinka Oyewole mixes his signature style with acoustic guitars and touches of hip-hop on Whirlwind Since The Day.
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Morcheeba's single "Make Believer" has received several remix treatments; and now the British band has shared one of the best remixes yet, mixed by Dave Davis.
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I've always been fascinated by the "almost-weres" in music. I've probably wasted entire days of my life imagining what Nirvana would have sounded like if Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis had accepted their offer to play drums instead of Dave Grohl, or what the 90's underground would have sounded like if Guy Picciotto and Brendan Canty hadn't quit their noise-post-punk-hip-hop collective Happy Go Licky to join Fugazi. But there are few bands that inspire more…Continue