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Episode 9: Modern Interior Design

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Episode 8: Street Art in Brooklyn

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Episode 7: Camera Gear Review

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Episode 6: SoundCloud Example

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Episode 5: MixCloud Example

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Episode 4: External Audio File

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Episode 3: Important Tips for Podcasters

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Episode 2: Music Production for Dummies

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Episode 1: Design in the 21st Century

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I sink under the weight

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Possession of my entire soul

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of blist.

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I am so happy, my dear friend

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The Surfing Man Will Blow Your Mind

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George Duke (1946- 2013)

A reflective piece on the passing of one of Jazz’s greatest fusion artists, Mr. George Duke.

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The Jealous Guys – Bus Stop Jazz (Unofficial Video)

Check out this video derived from the jazzy tunes of The Jealous Guys.

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Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963) (Audio)

The worldly, yet straight ahead sounds of Kenny Dorham are on full display in his 1963 recording, Una Mas.

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NPR’s Terry Gross Interviews Questlove (2013)

Whenever Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is interviewed, we should take time to grab a pen and paper, and take notes. The knowledge of music history never fails to impress, and...

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Herbie Hancock – The Prisoner (1969) (Audio)

Herbie Hancock’s 1969 recording is a representation of protest music that is often overlooked.

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Banda Black Rio – “Mr. Funky Samba” (1977)

On the closing track of his 2009 opus The Ecstatic, Mos Def flows over a latin beat that presents an interesting contrast to the bleak hip-hop and middle-eastern influenced...

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Tyler, The Creator – Treehome95 featuring Coco O & Erykah Badu (2013) (Audio)

While the media eviscerated Rick Ross and his proclivity for addressing that life which he is not actually about (in this case, rape), the world casually overlooked one of...

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Lou Donaldson – Alligator Bogaloo (Audio) (1967)

Some jazzmen take risks, experimenting with every album and evolving through the years of their career. Others, not so much. Lou Donaldson is reminiscent of DJ Premier. When you...

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Diplomatic Immunity: A 10th Anniversary Reflection

In 2003, Dipset was everything. The pink polo assigned to me by my newfound prep school proclivities were the closest that I would ever get to being Cameron Giles....

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Sly, Slick & Wicked – “Sho’ Nuff” (1973)

The Godfather of Soul is best known as a crooner and bandleader, but he also made many contributions as a record producer. One track that featured James Brown’s production...

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Steve Williamson – Journey to Truth (1995) (Write-Up)

Slept On: Steve Williamson, Journey to Truth, Verve Records, 1994 In 1994, British saxophonist Steve Williamson released the recording Journey to Truth. This was his third and apparently last...

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Miles Davis – Workin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet (1959) (Audio)

Jazz can be considered to be derived from many different themes and concepts, but at the base is the sound of The Miles Davis Quintet

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Terry Gibbs Quartet with Terry Pollard (1958) (Video)

In a time when jazz was the popular art form, this 1958 Tonight Show with the Terry Gibbs Quartet and Terry Pollard is an indication of what style was...

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Brother Hayling – AutoPilot (2013) (Download)

Brother Hayling is known for his excellent articles, but here he shows off his skill at instrumentalism.

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Nas – “The Game Lives On” (c. 1994)

Before he dropped his first classic, young Nasir Jones was already proving himself to be hip-hop’s most gifted young story teller. This early cut resurfaced years after it’s recording,...

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…featuring Q-Tip

Haylow recalls his personal experiences listening to Q-Tip in the mid-90s, and how his collaborations demonstrated the true essence of music.

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People, Hell & Angels: The Progression of Jimi Hendrix

Posthumous albums maintain a paradoxical relationship to critical acclaim. In this noble pursuit (the act of exposing others to new sounds) it would seem as if these purveyors of...

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I-Level – “Heart Aglow” (1983)

I-Level were a short-lived blip on the global pop radar that demand a second spin thirty years after their debut. The dance-oriented trio’s number “Give Me” was a crossover...

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Weather Report, Live at Montreux (1976) (Video)

A lesson of fusion jazz is Weather Report’s performance at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1976.

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The Legendary Joe Zawinul (1985)

In this 1985 video profile, the legendary pianist/keyboardist Joe Zawinul discusses his embracing of black music, his love for electric music, and much more.

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Bilal – “All For Love” (2006)

This week Bilal Oliver unveiled his much-anticipated album, A Love Surreal. While the effort marks his third official studio release, most fans know it’s actually his fourth album. Love...

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Bilal feat. Robert Glasper – Butterfly (Audio) (2013)

Bilal’s latest offering, A Love Surreal, is vivid. Even in its most brooding moments, the music seems to pop with an unexpected vibrancy. It hits and you should be...

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Gilles Peterson’s Tributes to Donald Byrd

If you are going to do a tribute mix on a legend like Donald Byrd, who we recently lost, the most important thing is to be thorough. Fortunately, the...

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Little Brother: 10 Years Later, We’re Still Listening

Today we revisit a classic album on the day of it’s release, The Listening by Little Brother.

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Giorgio Moroder – Theme From Midnight Express (1978)

This obscure sample from this great producer is accompanied by a short film that is a great representation of vintage film.

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OutKast – “Roaches and Rats” (c. 1996)

In late 2005, André and Antwan had the music world waiting with bated breath as they prepared their feature film debut Idlewild and its accompanying soundtrack. On the heels...

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The Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Live) (1963)

Cannonball Adderley – Alto Sax Nat Adderley – Cornet Yusef Lateef – Tenor Sax, Flute, Oboe Joe Zawinul – Piano Sam Jones – Bass Louis Hayes – Drums

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The Art of Digging According to Wajeed

A video from Wajeed shows us the importance and value of searching for the perfect record, especially the ones that are often overlooked.

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Tony Williams: Life Time

Carled extensively recalls the greatness that is Tony Williams, a drummer that lived a full life in a short amount of time.

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DJ Wonway Posibul – Later On… (music for chance encounters in bedrooms before dawn) (Mixtape) (Download))

A highly anticipated mix from one of the Bay Area’s best and most eclectic DJ’s.

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BrotherSpanky- “365 (Valentine’s Day)” (2011)

Since the advent of music recording, the love song has been the most crowded topical territory by far. Whether you’re celebrating new love or lamenting heartbreak, chances are you’re...

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Freddie Hubbard – Sky Dive (1973) (Audio)

An album that should be in the minds of any Jazz fan, as well as any Hip Hop producer

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ORD 2 SFO: The Travels of Sev Seveer

The travels of Sev Seveer are a personal journey that teaches a life lesson that we can all learn from.

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Parabéns, Sérgio Mendes (Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66)

Happy Birthday to an iconic figure in Brazilian music, Mr. Sérgio Mendes.

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Newly Discovered Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith Music to Be Released

from www.downbeat.com – Shifting gears – Organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith helped refine his instrument’s indelible groove when he started recording in the late 1950s. He also developed a unique...

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Karriem Riggins – J Dilla The Greatest (Video)

Karriem Riggins is a musical marvel, and he expresses his feelings about J Dilla in this candid video.

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Donald Byrd – A Personal Retrospective

My earliest memories begin in the backseat of a ’92 Camry. It was in my mother’s car that I was introduced to music. Before Jay-Z, before the radio, before...

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Pure Essence – “Third Rock” (1976)*

Pure Essence is one of countless soulful outfits whose sounds were almost lost to the dustbins of time. This funky crew of Cincinnati musicians included iconic vocalist Dwight Trible,...

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Seu Jorge and Almaz – The Model (Directed by Khalil Joseph)

This promotional short film is a perfect combination of aesthetics and music, give Seu Jorge an excellent tribute.

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Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation, Vol. 4 (Download)

Our gift to our people is the fourth installment of our beat submission compilation. We present The Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation, Volume 4.

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Smokey Robinson – Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique Remix f/ Roy Ayers) (2007)

In 2007, Motown opened up its vault to an elite group of DJs and producers to flip a few classics. Contributers included ?uestlove & James Poyser (producing under their...

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Karriem Riggins – Round The Outside (Alone Together) (Video) (2012)

A one of a kind video featuring the great Karriem Riggins, and the even greater Muhammad Ali.

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10 Years Later: Reassessing Electric Circus

Ten years later, we provide an alternative opinion on one of the most scrutinized albums of all-time.

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Earth, Wind & Fire – Head To The Sky (1973)

One of our newest writers Carled shares his unique experience with an album that helped shape his life at an early age.

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Understanding and Accepting The Roots’ Phrenology (2002)

10 years ago, The Roots released “Phrenology”, and simply put, my first listen was a life changing experience.

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Jimi Was A Rock Star

On what would have been his 70th birthday, we salute James Marshall Hendrix, a man that redefined “black music.”

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Blaxploitation: The Best Of…

With the recent re-release of Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man, we take a look back at some of the most iconic soundtracks of the Blaxploitation Era.

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WildFlower: From Skylark, to Creative Source, to Estelle

There are few songs that have impacted many different eras and genres like “Wild Flower”. Read to find out what makes this particular version special.

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Lonnie Liston Smith / Curren$y – A Song of Love / 2Much (1976 / 2012)

Curren$y teaches us a lesson on the importance of Lonnie Liston Smith with his newest mixtape, Priest Andretti.

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Flying Lotus’s Until the Quiet Comes and The Importance of Musical Imagery

Flying Lotus and his extraordinary project, the short film directed by Kahlil Joseph.

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I Am Somebody – Jessie Jackson / JB’s (Sesame Street) (Circa 1975)

A political figure, a children’s program, and the funkiest band alive all combine to give you an important lifelong message.

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Stoned Soul Picnic Revisited (Laura Nyro’s Version) (1968)

An entry from a new writer, Carl Edwards shares his personal experience and interpretation involving a classic Roy Ayers tune.

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good kid, m.A.A.d world – The Deification of Kendrick Lamar

An examination of Kendrick Lamar’s most recent release, good kid, m.A.A.d city and his newfound position as the “2nd Coming.”

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Vinyl Fridays: Our Analog Journey Through Sound

One of our writers, Hayling, explains how he and his select group of friends are keeping the spirit of vinyl alive, as well as developing an in depth understanding to what they’re listening to.

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Erroll Garner – Autumn Leaves (1955)

This is what a warm autumn day sounds like, provided by one of its chief architects, jazz pianist Erroll Garner

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Cruel Summer: The Downside of Musical Piracy

With the recent release of G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer, the problematic nature of musical piracy takes center stage.

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Amerigo Gazaway – Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde (2012)

Amerigo Gazaway explores the hypothetical collaboration of A Tribe Called Quest and the Pharcyde to an effective end. This is a Quest to the Pharcyde.

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Michael Jackson’s Bad: Twenty-Five Years Later

Every family has those stories. You know the ones. They’re recanted over holiday meals and backyard barbeques. With each telling the tale grows slightly more outlandish than the last....

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Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1981) (Live) (Video)

Check out the late great Grover Washington Jr. in this 1981 performance in Philadelphia.

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George Duke – Feel (1974) (Audio)

George Duke’s ability to combine many different genres is unparalleled, and in his album ‘Feel’, he creates his own style of music and composition.

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70|30 Presents: Brasiliana – Mixed by DJ Haylow (Free Download)

Haylow’s newest mix features 120 minutes of bossa nova, jazz, samba, and lounge music for your listening pleasure. Click the banner for the free download, then sit back and relax, and enjoy what Brasiliana has to offer.

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Inspired With Art: Hip Hop Sampling Album Covers

Some Hip Hop artists not only sample music from previous decades, but they also sample the album art as well.

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Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce (1965) (Audio)

Listen to one of Cal Tjader’s most popular releases, and hear why he’s one of the greats.

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70|30 Presents: Brasiliana – Mixed by DJ Haylow (Promotional Video)

DJ Haylow is releasing his first mix in two years, and this one comes equipped with a promotional video to help you understand where his new project is coming from.

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Poncho Sanchez – I Showed Them (Live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Circa 2004)

A brilliant performance from a master in Latin percussion.

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Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler) (Video)

Here is a video of a classic tune sang by the great Marvin Gaye,

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Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear (1978)

With the recent release of Nasir’s open letter to Kelis, let’s take a look back at the original black king scorned.

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Gary Clark Jr. – Bright Lights (Live) (Video) (2010)

Check out this masterful performance by Gary Clark Jr.

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Abdullah Ibrahim – For John Coltrane (Live) | A Midsummer Night’s Eulogy

Taking a moment out to eulogize one of our most important figures, forty-five years later.

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Shirley Scott – Superstition (1973) (Audio)

In a male dominated genre, Shirley Scott is a force behind the organ, and her album ‘Superstition’ might be the funkiest of them all.

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Johnny Hammond – Gears (1975) (Audio)

Although the record cover doesn’t look the part, this album is filled with samples by contemporary artists, and it is brought to you by the great organists Johnny Hammond.

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Ike Quebec – Blue & Sentimental (1961) (Audio)

A classic album by a tenor player that you may not be familiar with. This early 60’s Blue Note release stands alone as one of their best.

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John Coltrane – On Green Dolphin Street (Live) (1960) (Video)

This rare footage shows some of the greatest names in jazz performing one of the most greatest jazz tunes.

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David Axelrod – Seriously Deep (1975)

David Axelrod is an extremely unique musician, and this 1975 album is unlike any other Axelrod album for many reasons.

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Columbia Nights – Dawn | Dusk EP (2012)

Today marks the release of Columbia Nights first EP, Dawn | Dusk. Take a listen to what they have to say.

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The Unconventional Mother’s Day Playlist

There are songs that we all identify with when it comes to our feelings about our mothers, but here is a list of unconventional songs that pay tribute to our mothers, both literally and indirectly. (Art by Said Ali Sowafy)

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Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers – Music of Many Colors (Audio) (1980)

There are only a select few that have had a career that can parallel Roy Ayers, but this is one thing that sets him apart from all the rest.

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