Jeremy Ellis on NI's Maschine

Long time friend of the Rhythm Section, Jeremy Ellis killing it on NI's Maschine. Seriously, he's that good.

Live Donuts


“The crowd at The Local 269, a shabby New York City bar on 269 Houston Street, could not have been less interested. The bartender scribbled on his notebook, two older men talked to a woman half their age, and a gaggle of NYU students crowded a booth by the stage. Midterms were distant enough that they could drink on a Sunday. When an ear-splitting free jazz session finally died down, three NYU students put down their drinks took the stage.

“I thought Dilla was just a rapper,” asked a friend of mine who was there by mere coincidence. I began to reply, but the opening riff from “Workinonit” drowned out my voice. Maybe it’s a good thing more hip-hop kids weren’t in the house — one of them would have replied to that statement with the business end of a broken bottle.
The Detroit hip-hop producer passed away on February 10, 2006, but his influence is inescapable in 2010. The fanatical zeal of the Dilla fanbase has resulted in an outpouring of tributes, but few like this.
Stray Phrases is a jazz trio consisting of Storm Siegel on drums, Dave Mainella on piano, and Evan Crane on bass. On Sunday October 17, 2010, they covered J Dilla’s classic instrumental album Donuts from beginning to end. Metal Lungies is proud to bring you a recording of the whole set.”
J Dilla’s Donuts Performed By Stray Phrases by TheSmokingSection

Music I Like: Hugh Masekela "Keep Me Hanging On"

I scooped up Hugh Masekela's "Reconstruction" LP a few weeks ago up north, and there's a lot of quality joints on here. My favorite tracks are "I Can't Dance" and "Sala Le Mane." Couldn't find them on youtube, though. I did, however, find the leadoff track on this album, which is a fine cover of the Diana Ross & The Supremes Motown classic from 1966, which was written by the dynamic team of Holland-Dozier-Holland.

I love how Hugh puts his afro-beat flip on this soul track. Enjoy!

Sample Check

First and foremost, Happy New Year Everyone!

I was randomly going through the interwebs, looking for new and old music. It is like digging, but digitally. I ran across this sample and it blew my mind. It is one of those songs (both original and sampled) that bring back memories. That is when you know you've got a classic, to me at least.

original song:
Gabor Szabo - san franciscan night by yourstrulysf

sampled song: