Monthly Archives: July 2012
Both CD copies of my Goldfrapp records Black Cherry and Supernature are almost worn out. Lush, glamorous club beats, warm loops and Alison Goldfrapp’s gutsy, majestic voice make these records the best electronic collections for warm, sunny weather. By far the best song of all is from the more downtempo masterpiece release Black Cherry. Also one of … Continue reading
New soulful hip-hop artist Frank Ocean came out this month in a Tumblr post that was then covered in Rolling Stone Magazine. Talk about making an entrance! “I was thinking of how I wished at 13 or 14 there was somebody I looked up to who would have said something like that, who would have been … Continue reading
Here are a few of my secret summer records. These artists’ releases come fully tested and highly recommended. Best Summer Soul – Tried and True -James Brown – James Brown’s Funky People Volume 1 On this rare collection The Godfather of Soul plays lesser-known funk songs that are as strong as his legendary rhythm machine.
Vocalist Karen O met drummer Brian Chase at Oberlin College in Ohio at the very end of the 90s. When Karen transferred to NYU she and guitarist Nicolas Zinner formed a folk band in 2000 named “Unitard”. No joke! After absorbing a bit of the New York art/punk scene the group quickly changed direction. Zinner … Continue reading