Chicago’s Hefty records has taken its name to heart, taking on the sizeable task of releasing unique and adventurous electronic music. In running the label, founder John Hughes has balanced the financial and creative demands of this “artist’s label”, simultaneously releasing critically acclaimed records and keeping an eye on the bottom line. Operating from a … Read more
Misty Conditions is a project that started off when Henry Collins and Richard Wilson met up in Henry’s studio a couple of years ago and jammed for a few days non-stop, enjoying the process thoroughly. The connection became so good in this period that the duo developed a fluent understanding of how each other worked, … Read more
Pianist Richard Bennett Intuitively Balances Indian Classical and Jazz Sensibilities on “New York City Swara”
One day in India, New York-based composer and jazz pianist Richard Bennett discovered he was playing ragas. He was improvising with his friend, light Hindustani classical singer Dhanashree Pandit-Rai at her apartment by the Arabian Sea, when the singer’s mother walked in. She liked what she heard. “She kept naming the ragas I was playing,” … Read more
Kheswa & Her Martians release their debut album Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz on November 5, 2013 on Xippi Phonorecords, a label founded by African music icon Youssou N’Dour and his longtime cohort Thomas Rome. Kheswa’s vocal range and clarity, her grace and timing, and her pixie wit should rank her immediately among the music’s most interesting newcomers.
Felabration! Fela Kuti’s 75th Birthday Were he still alive today, 15 October, would have been Fela Kuti’s 75th birthday. To this day the legacy of the Afrobeat originator lives on across the globe with his ever-relevant, forthright political views and powerful music. Fittingly, today sees the release of the final tranche of Fela re-issue albums … Read more
Ulrich Schnauss, internationally acclaimed indietronic musician and producer, and Mark Peters, guitarist of the band Engineers, return with a second collaborative album, titled Tomorrow is Another Day. In the tradition of their first album Underrated Silence they have again created beguiling music, using keyboards and guitars, with the style lying somewhere between ambient and electronica.
A new Quantic record is always a cause for excitement among the followers of dance music’s worldly evolution. On this new material, the prolific and influential producer/musician collaborates with Colombian singer Nidia Góngora (who also features in his Combo Bárbaro and Ondatrópica groups) for a progressive and experimental take on the Pacific music of Colombia. … Read more
The Bahama Soul Club concoct an alluring and exotic cocktail of Jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms and instrumentation, environmental sounds and lush romatic themes featuring Afro-Cuban and soul legends.
Mountain Oasis Music Summit Presents Electronica in Asheville. Free Events at the The Apothecary include Trash Audio and Sound & Vision Art Show
The inaugural Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, happening Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27 throughout downtown Asheville, is rapidly approaching. Get the full lineup here, along with some free events at the Apothecary.
In this feature length documentary, renowned botanist, explorer, and author Wade Davis, follows in the footsteps of his mentor to experience for himself the mind bending discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Get an insight into native ceremonies and learn the secrets of shamans and medicine men. Retrace the thrilling exploration that transferred … Read more