Hot Mustard – Seconds

Does your day need some smooth funk? Then try a drizzle of Hot Mustard’s new album, Seconds. Made up of Antibalas’ trumpeter Jordan Mclean and TV on the Radio Trombonist Dave ’Smoota’ Smith, along with the assistance of cellist Helen Gillet and vocalist Alanna Royale, Hot Mustard is as grooving as they come. The groupContinue reading “Hot Mustard – Seconds”

Hot Mustard – “The End of Time” Video

It’s Friday, so get your day started right with the laidback funk grooves of Hot Mustard’s latest single, “The End of Time.” Hot Mustard, a psych-leaning instrumental funk group headed by Antibalas’ Jordan McLean and TV On The Radio’s Dave “Smoota” Smith, is as smooth and mellow as ever. Joined by Ross Bogan (Doom Flamingo, Lureto)Continue reading “Hot Mustard – “The End of Time” Video”

Ghost Funk Orchestra – A New Kind of Love

The NY-based 10-piece continues to remix the funk genre into a slick new beast with their third LP, A New Kind of Love. Ghost Funk Orchestra took the sensuality that could be felt occasionally on their 2020 psychedelic soul record, An Ode to Escapism, and based an entire album around it. This effort finds theContinue reading “Ghost Funk Orchestra – A New Kind of Love”

Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation – How Good It Is

Do you need some soul-to-soul resuscitation? Then you HAVE to hear the jazz-funk gospel of Jimetta Rose and The Voices of Creation’s How Good It Is. Available today through London’s Night Dreamer Records, this album is as cathartic as it gets. Rose, a former collaborator with the likes of Angel Bat Dawid and Georgia AnneContinue reading “Jimetta Rose & The Voices of Creation – How Good It Is”

The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo – The Prophets In The City

Let the vivacious grooves of The Bogie Band and Joe Russo shake any last remaining bits of winter blues out of your body and soul with their new collaboration, The Prophets in The City. Available tomorrow through Royal Potato Family, this album features Russo and Stuart Bogie leading a collective of only percussion and windContinue reading “The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo – The Prophets In The City”

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 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”