Roy Ayers

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.

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 collective moniker “The Randy Watson Experiment”), Salaam Remi, Jazzy Jeff and King Britt, to name a few.

One unheralded gem included in the mix was the Groove Boutique remix of Smokey Robinson’s sultry classic, “Quiet Storm.” Featuring none other than Roy Ayers with a guest solo, this tune is one of few productions credited by DJ Rafe Gomez. His gentle nu soul ambiance add a serene texture to the classic, and Roy’s tasteful contribution on the vibes make this remix a smooth listen in any weather.

Smokey Robinson ft Quest Soloist Roy Ayers – Quiet Strom (Groove boutique chill jazz mix)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Virgo Red (1973) (Audio)

This is one of Roy Ayers’ best album, and this article explains why.

Dave Pike – Jazz For The Jet Set (1966) (Audio)

This is a great look into 60s jazz that specializes in the marimba, Dave Pike.

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.

The Influence of People’s Instinctive Travels And Paths Of Rhythm

We all know the greatness of A Tribe Called Quest, but they’re influence on hip hop is immeasurable.

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

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

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.

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.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – A Tear To A Smile (Audio) (1975)

Roy Ayers’ fusion sound is best exemplified in this 1975 release.

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.