Michael Wimberly – Afrofuturism

Michael Wimberly, a renowned and highly accomplished jazz percussionist and composer, paints a sonic display of his musical DNA across the 13 tracks that make up Afrofuturism. Released in three different parts (with the final piece coming out this Friday), this album finds Wimberly with a veritable army of talented collaborators (including Joss Stone andContinue reading “Michael Wimberly – Afrofuturism”

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””

Holiday Music Roundup

While COVID is still stalking us like a pissed off Krampus, we have to stay in and avoid celebrating the holidays in groups this year. With that in mind, you need to party even harder at home on your own to make up for it, so you’re going to need plenty of great new holidayContinue reading “Holiday Music Roundup”

Ghost Funk Orchestra – An Ode to Escapism

Following up Ghost Funk Orchestra’s excellent and moving debut LP, 2019’s A Song for Paul, wasn’t going to be an easy task. Yet, Seth Applebaum and his sonic family of bandmates and collaborators drastically upped the ante and really delivered on An Ode to Escapism. Perhaps the first major change between records that a keenContinue reading “Ghost Funk Orchestra – An Ode to Escapism”

The Record Crates United Mixtape #30

Dive into the latest episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape on Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST. Today’s show features new music by the likes of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Makaya McCraven, Ghost Funk Orchestra plus many other hazy, esoteric sounds. If you miss this airing, don’t forget that there’ll be an instant replay at 9, and another replay on SundayContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape #30”

June 2020 Roundup

There’s plenty going on in the world right now that’s far more important than what I have to say about music. However if you’re anything like me, taking an occasional break to get lost into some tunes might be the best way to process all of the heavy stuff and stay centered. So here’s aContinue reading “June 2020 Roundup”

L’Eclair- нощта

We might not be exactly done with spring yet, but L’Eclair’s bringing the summer heat with нощта.  Co-released with Calico Discos, this new EP finds the Swiss band fusing funk with the most vivacious aspects of dub, Latin jazz and psychedelic rock. The end result of this assemblage is enormously fun, energetic and of course, insanelyContinue reading “L’Eclair- нощта”

Chip Wickham – Blue to Red

Chip Wickham’s Blue to Red levitates you into the heart of a heavenly nebula of spiritual jazz that’ll leave you floating for the rest of the day. Wickham, a Brightonian saxophonist and flautist who’s currently based in Madrid, was inspired to use the hope and liveliness in his music to help listeners appreciate and care forContinue reading “Chip Wickham – Blue to Red”

Now Playing: Seth Applebaum and The World of Ghost Funk Orchestra

In this very special episode of Now Playing, we have an in-depth conversation with Seth Applebaum, of Ghost Funk Orchestra, about his roots, his inspirations and his creative process. We also talk about the band’s new debut full-length record, A Song for Paul, which has received a wealth of praise the world over, including beingContinue reading “Now Playing: Seth Applebaum and The World of Ghost Funk Orchestra”

Ikebe Shakedown – Kings Left Behind

After grooving together for a full decade, Ikebe Shakedown proves that they are not slowing down any time soon with Kings Left Behind For the uninitiated, Ikebe Shakedown is a vibrant outfit out of Brooklyn that’s known for their unique kaleidoscopic take on soulful funk, Afrobeat and skronky jazz, which they use to absolutely tearContinue reading “Ikebe Shakedown – Kings Left Behind”