The Record Crates United Mixtape #38 (A Mellow New Year’s Eve)

Happy New Year’s Eve, folks! If you’re keeping it safe and staying home tonight like I am, then let this chill mix of classic jazz keep you company. It’s been a hard year, so let’s close it out on the most mellow note possible. Dune Buggy Radio is taking a much needed vacation this week,Continue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape #38 (A Mellow New Year’s Eve)”

100 Records We Loved in 2020

I actually wasn’t planning on creating an end of year list this month, but I had been requested to do so several times, so I figured I could at least give it a shot. This list isn’t saying that these are the end-all-be-all greatest albums of 2020, these are just some personal favorites of mineContinue reading “100 Records We Loved in 2020”

Hermitess – Celestial

This tainted world needs a little more magic in it, which is why I greatly appreciate experimental folk group, Hermitess, and their digital release series available via tarot cards. Hermitess, a project lead by Jennifer Crighton of Devonian Gardens (which also features input from her partner and DG bandmate, Danny Vescarelli), is making all ofContinue reading “Hermitess – Celestial”

December 2020 Roundup

This horrible year can’t end soon enough, but there’s still so much great music to cover! To make matters worse, I had to take most of last week off to tend to some urgent matters, so the stack of music in my inbox just keeps growing and growing. So here’s a final roundup for 2020!Continue reading “December 2020 Roundup”

The Record Crates United Mixtape – 2020 Holiday Special

It’s that time of year once again, folks. So we’ve got another holiday-themed episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape for you tonight, featuring Josh Kimbrough, the Ahmad Jamal Trio, James Whetzel, Kelly Finnigan, The Black Swans and many others. Tune in to tonight at 8PM EST for some much needed festive joy. EggnogContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – 2020 Holiday Special”

Endless Boogie – The Gathered and Scattered

If you love rock in its rawest and most primal state, then you need to grab the mind-melting new vinyl boxset, Th Gathered and Scattered, by acid juggernauts—Endless Boogie. This hefty four record set collects together a heap of molten rehearsals, informal late night jams and other chaotic sessions, all of which have either onlyContinue reading “Endless Boogie – The Gathered and Scattered”

Steffen Basho-Junghans – The Dancer on The Hill

When it comes to guitar soli music, few artists possess the finesse and precision of Steffen Basho-Junghans, particularly on his latest album, The Dancer on The Hill. Released on vinyl last month through Architects of Harmonic Rooms & Records, this record shines with astonishingly intricate fantasias and fluid ragas that absolutely spark with life. WhileContinue reading “Steffen Basho-Junghans – The Dancer on The Hill”

Exclusive Live Video: Brad Farberman – “I Have a Little Dreidel”

Happy Hanukkah, folks! To celebrate the holiday, Brad Farberman, the versatile guitarist of experimental funk jazz groups Middle Blue and Big Feet, performed his rendition of “I Have a Little Dreidel” exclusively for Record Crates United. Check out the clip below, which he filmed himself in his own NYC backyard: Huge thanks to Farberman forContinue reading “Exclusive Live Video: Brad Farberman – “I Have a Little Dreidel””

Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest

It’s no surprise that the forced isolation of Covid and lack of shows have produced some spirited home-recorded albums and remote collaborations, but Dataland by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest might be one of the best of the bunch thus far. Synths gurgle and throb over cold drones and mechanical beats allContinue reading “Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest”

Heavy Stars – Portico

Heavy Stars’ elegant Portico album received the vinyl treatment a few weeks back, courtesy of El Gran E Records, and it was long overdue. Heavy Stars (AKA Lacey Lewis) is known for making ethereal ambient pop, but Portico takes it to another level. From drifting astral soundscapes to dreamy minimalist variations on hip-hop, this isContinue reading “Heavy Stars – Portico”