The wait is over. The details revealed…
SLY STONE wants to celebrate his birthday with you. Yes you! And he wants you to come dressed in the appropriate attire: 60S/70S THEME…requested, but not required.
In return, you will be part of an amazing edition of THE SLY STONE VARIETY SHOW…truly a family affair
with live performances by Sly, BabyStone and as always, special surprise guests (George Clinton funked it last time)
Plus your favorite DJs: JEREMY SOLE (KCRW, Afro Funke), A-SKI (Unique 74), and ANTHONY VALADEZ (KCRW)
And lots of other goodies and surprises.
(every birthday has a cake and party favors, right?!)
This may be the last of the infamous Sly Stone Variety Show for a while and it’s his birthday to BOOT! Who else can say they went to Sly Stone’s birthday party???…so you don’t want to miss it!
$15 b4 9pm, $20 after
$10 LIMITED RECESSION PRICED PRESALE!!!
(Sly knows times is hard) templebarconcepts. tickets. musictoday. com
Check out my latest review on the new India Arie album, courtesy of our friends at Nu Soul!
This is a cat that i’ve have had the pleasure of collaborating with on numerous occassions and is one of of the most fiercest Dj’s i’ve heard on the decks who never ceases to surprise me as an artist. Dj Center has been putting in work on his latest for quite some time and is ready to share with the masses. You are in for a treat, please enjoy the latest.
Peace, Love and Music,
To download the latest tune from Everything In Time, featuring the lovely stylings of Ms. Samia Farah.
All for free for right now, tell a friend!
Produced and Arranged by Dj Center
Vocals: Samia Farah
Bass: B. Satz
Guitara: Lucas Trigueiro de Carvalho
Keyboards: Victor Axelrod
Additional Shakers/Tambourines: James “Bonzai” Caruso
The word “Swag” or “Swagger”..anybody who uses that word is corny. period. the word “sexy” is next door to it..
It is to be sold not told if you truly live it.
Check out my Ann Nesby Review courtesy of our friends at NU SOUL
The day before…
Madlib :: Sound Directions (Stones Throw)
This funky offering celebrates compositions by Soul, Jazz and Funk icons such as David Axelrod, Billy Brooks, JJ Johnson just to name a few. Armed with seasoned musicians featuring Madlib clocking in on drums, Sound Directions presents fresh and sincere approach to these timeless pieces. Intense musicianship to the 10th power incorporating horns and other settle elements. The personal highlight for me on this album is a rendition of the 60’s soul dancefloor classic “The Horse” originally by Cliff Nobles and Co. This loose and extra funky version will have you out on the floor in no time (took me back to the days when my mom literally wore this record out). Majestic horns are replaced by the guitars giving it an edge, the late Jessie James would be proud of this version. Sound Directions not only provides a lesson in Soul 101 by paying homage to these musical icons but it demonstrates Madlib’s ongoing and everchanging process in pushing the musical envelope in the name of honest and good music. Sound Directions is the destination!
The Budos Band :: Self Titled (Daptone)
Okay im gonna put it out there.This record is bananas! This funk outfit hails out of Shaolin aka Staten Island, clocking in with a pinch of Afro Beat & Latin tones immersed in the bottom line, Funk. Its weird listening to this release because one cannot help but think that it was recorded back in 70′. The major highlight of the release is their rendition of Sly and The Family Stone’s “Sing a Simple Song”. Now you would think that no one can top the original but the fellas hold their own putting their own staple in this timeless piece. Overall, The Budos are bound to become one of the groups to relight the flame in funk bands. Making this release the sure shot!
6PM-8PM: Marques Wyatt (DEEP Creator)… all the classics!
8PM-11PM: Louie Vega (Vega Records, NYC)
11PM-2AM: Tony Humphries (Tony Records, NJ)
2AM-4AM: Louie Vega & Tony Humphries tag team
8PM-10PM: Garth Trinidad (KCRW, LA)
10PM-12AM: Rich Medina (Jump & Funk, Rock Steady Crew, NYC/Philly)
12AM-2AM: DJ Spinna (Wonderwax, Brooklyn)
2AM-3AM: Rich Medina & DJ Spinna tag team
Save The Date 02.20.09: My Chi Town fam will be bringing it live and direct! I’ve had the great pleasure playing with Drack/Wize and you are in for a treat! Play some “Free Man” for me fellas!