First Listen: AWB returns with your funky “Doctor”

(February 10, 2018) More than four decades after they stormed onto the charts with “Pick Up The Pieces,” the Average White Band is still going strong. The group, now consisting of Alan Gorrie (lead vocals, bass, guitar), Onnie McIntrye (guitar), Fred “Freddy V” Vigdor (tenor sax, keyboards), Brent Carter (lead vocals), Cliff Lyons (alto sax, keyboards), Rob Aries […]

Chaka Khan and friends breathe new life into “Baby Don’t You Go”

(November 27, 2017) We never hesitate to jump for joy when we hear something new from the legendary Chaka Khan. So when we heard she was singing on the new song by The Wanda – a new act to us – we were all ears. And the Questlife remix of “Baby Don’t You Go,” which also features […]

Jussie Smollett’s new video might be the wokest thing ever created in human history

by Isha Aran It’s been over four months since Donald Trump was elected president, and Empire star Jussie Smollett has a lot on his mind. In fact, he’s got so much on his mind that he’s packed every single thing that has ever crossed his mind into a three minute and forty-five second music video for a song […]

First Listen: Thundercat, Michael McDonald and Kenny Logginz want to “Show You The Way”

March 15, 2017 — Stephen Bruner, professionally known as Thundercat, is a 32-year old singer/songwriter and bassist from Los Angeles. He made his mark initially in the underground LA music scene as the formidable bass player of the band Suicidal Tendencies and has worked with a host of A-list artists over the last 10 years, […]

Sa-Roc – I Am Her

When writing “I am Her”, I intended for it to be an anthem of sorts. For women like me, worlds away from me, or somewhere in the middle, who have ever felt afraid of being too bold, outspoken, or opinionated. Women who have ever softened their tone, minced their words, or adapted appearances to become […]

NEW MUSIC: BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR ISSUEZ A RALLYING CRY ON ‘DIASPORADICAL’ #SOUNDCHECK

“From Joburg to Ferguson it’s all the same system,” Blitz the Ambassador spits on “Heaven,” lyrically tying together the international struggles for justice the same way he ties together diasporic sounds on Diasporadical. Highlife, Afrobeat, hip-hop, jazz, dub, and the odd touch of soul collide on the album, while Blitz and his impressive crew of […]

Ziggy Marley – Ceceil

Grammy-winner and cultural icon Ziggy Marley sat down with Josh Cooper to talk creative process, thriving off of positive vibrations, and being influenced by everything he encounters. “Everything I listen to, everything I see, everything I hear has an effect on me. Am I aware of it consciously? Might not be[…]It’s effecting me seemingly. How […]

Who You Gonna Call Now (For Sandra Bland)

  Recorded, Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Yuri Koller Additional Vocals by Erik Flowchild Artwork by Yuri Koller – Lyrics – Everyday I see em goin thru the same thing Pointing fingers but who’s gonna take the blame It’s not black or white, it seems like there’s more than 50 shades of grey Tryna make […]