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Tagged With: Charles Bradley

Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

On the air Friday night on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle. Photo by Eve Cooke. Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. … Continue reading »

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Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. My favorite have soulful vocalists or lyrics. I play every show as if it … Continue reading »

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Best New Artist – Melbourne Funk Band The Cactus Channel

For a group who just graduated high school, Melbourne funk band the Cactus Channel are shockingly good. The tight grooves are locked in and each part fits perfectly with the other wheels in the rhythm machine. A horn section is a very difficult to keep together in pitch and time and these young musicians are … Continue reading »

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The Soul of Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley was discovered while doing his act as a James Brown impersonator going under the name “Black Velvet”. He had been to Brooklyn label Daptone Records as a handyman, but never thought he’d be one of their recording artists. Daptone founder Gabriel Roth must have been surprised to realized the man in his local … Continue reading »

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