“In those days, people would carry boomboxes. There were always enough people with them, so we put a boombox on top of each speaker. We went out and bought a bunch of candles, and we tuned in a station that happened to be coming out of New Jersey, that played the kind of music that we usually had at the party, good crossover music. We tuned all the boomboxes into the same station, so we had sound through the room. The candles were lit, and the party went on.“
(interview // image: Kate Glicksberg)

Minutes of Funk 2015 All-Stars Mixtape

Now in rotation: Minutes of Funk 2015 ALL-STARS MIXTAPE

Featuring music from Mbongwana Star, Roots Manuva, Holy Forest, Melanie De Biasio, Pender Street Steppers, Jack J (Mood Hut), Soccer96, The Frightnrs, Quantic Music, Art Melody Official, emanative, Floating Points, Omar Souleyman, Little Simz, Young Fathers, Deena Abdelwahed, Gilb’R (Acid Arab), Hailu Mergia, Wiley, BADBADNOTGOOD, Princess Nokia, Anderson .Paak, Okzharp, and DJ KRUSH.

Tune in or stream the show here.

Going to start posting these soundcloud playlists.  This one is all recent uploads – 




On the back of what has been a successful year thus far for the Ithaca-based Blank Slate, the fifth release from this unstoppable imprint clearly shows these guys are not slowing down with the invigorating sounds. This EP is from a new cat – for me anyway – on the scene called Düve. A favourite is ‘Streets’ which projects the image of Ron Morelli and co. getting caught up in a bustling Middle-Eastern market, feigning of hagglers with their raw weapons of analog. The EP’s sound also ranges from the off-kilter, percussive elements of ‘Karv’ to the escalating, filtered ambience of ‘660’, this offering from Düve is full of unexpected curve-balls. It is music with balls. Music that takes risks.