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New Music: Jeff Bradshaw feat. Eric Roberson & Tweet: “All Time Love”

Posted on January 25th, 2015 by

Check out “All Time Love” from Jeff Bradshaw featuring Eric Roberson and Tweet. “All Time Love” is from Bradshaw’s forthcoming album on Shanachie Entertainment, Home.

About the album (executive produced by Robert Glasper) Bradshaw says, “I hope that people find this album to be a breath of fresh air. And that every part of their musical appetite is satisfied. That’s why Robert and I designed the album this way and hand-picked every artist. It’s like opening a menu and seeing all your favorite foods.”

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

The Network… Can You Hear Me Now? How about NOW??? Pt.2 – Great Minds Think Alike…

Posted on January 24th, 2015 by

You can check out Pt. 1 of this series here

Not necessarily looking for clones (head nod to the funk) but we need each other and by we I mean folks who love great music, period. I don’t mean good music I mean great, I don’t mean giving a pass because the music or creator has attached themselves to some “label” (and by label I mean name of genre not company) and I definitely don’t mean because someone had one hit eons ago that somehow they are granted some sort of faux-legendary status and we should be compelled to listen to their feeble attempt at making music that appeals to the “young people”. Nope. Not going to do it. At all. You know why??? We. Do. NOT. HAVE. TIME. It’s a simple as that, however I do believe we have time to find persons out there who will go about the task of coming to the conclusion that we don’t have time for mediocrity because ultimately in the end it will save all of us time. What do I mean by that? Read the rest of this entry »

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

#Get Grown: Rockie Robbins: “You And Me”

Posted on January 24th, 2015 by

Get Grown.

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

DJ Polished Solid: Best ALBUMS of 2014 (No Turn Unstoned #255)

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by

Friend to GFM DJ Polished Solid has done it again!!! If you missed any of these from last year, no worries there’s always time to get hip and DJ Polished gives the full rundown on the what’s good in the audio hood.

Description:
We’re getting our annual best of party started. The Best Albums will be the first of 4 shows. The Best Songs, Remixes, and the Originals of the Remixes will follow.

Here’s additional commentary:
http://dj.polishedsolid.com/best-2014/

Check out the tracklisting after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

New Music: Ivy Joe Milan: “Rent Party”

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by

Growns, if you like it soulful and funky, then check out “Rent Party” from Ivy Joe Milan. “Rent Party” is from Milan’s album Been Down Low.

About Been Down Low (from the release): Been Down Low features Ivy Joe’s stellar songwriting, from “America!”, written during the Viet Nam War era, to “Been Down Low”, written in 2013. The songs pull the listener into Mr. Milan’s way of finding the balance between taking care of business, having fun, developing love, pursuing happiness and having genuine concern for family, friends and the world around. The album has musical variety while remaining cohesive, firmly under the umbrella of southern soul, following the Memphis/Muscle Shoals tradition. If you like songs that make you think or if you just want to get up and dance, then Been Down Low is for you!

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

New Music: Teedra Moses: “All I Ever Wanted”

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 by

R&B singer Teedra Moses is back with a new single, “All I Ever Wanted”. About “All I Ever Wanted”, Moses says, “It’s inspired by society’s devaluing of love and goodness and praise of money and power,” shares Teedra Moses. “I have always felt like ‘give me your love and I can make my own money.’

“All I Ever Wanted”, is the first single from Teedra Moses forthcoming album Cognac & Conversation on Shanachie Entertainment.

From the press release: “We are very pleased to sign a deal with Teedra Moses,” states Shanachie General Manager Randall Grass. “She is a unique artist–a true singer and songwriter whose fan base spans the neo-soul and hip-hop worlds but who has been somewhat under the radar even though she has built a loyal following through live performances, an active social media following and her collaborative relationship with Rick Ross and the Maybach group. We believe that with Shanachie as a label partner, her new album will garner her the recognition she deserves.” Cognac & Conversation is Teedra’s first new CD in ten years and her second solo recording.

“This album is a continuation of the evolution of my music as I strive to reach new levels musically and professionally,” shares the Miami based singer. “Cognac & Conversation is music that’s meant to be light-hearted at times while deep in other moments,” explains Teedra. “It’s meant to be comforting and relatable but at the same time thought provoking and inspiring. The conversation and vibe could be with yourself, the home girls, or your lover.”

Cognac & Conversation is music to serve a soundtrack to life. I am so excited to finally have this new album for all the fans who have stayed by my side all these years,” concludes Teedra.

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

You Make The Call: M&O Takes on Outkast’s “Hey Ya”

Posted on January 22nd, 2015 by

Check out Chicago-based duo M&O’s take on the instant Outkast classic, “Hey Ya”.

About their interpretation of the song, M&O explains: “We wanted to take Andre’s lyrics and put them in a new musical mood to highlight the story of the song. What’s amazing about Outkast’s version is that it’s so dancey you might not immediately notice the heartbreak happening underneath. It’s a perfect metaphor because so many people go through their days like that, smiling through the whatever struggles they’re going through. But for this cover we wanted to slow it down and put more space around the lyrics to invite folks to really hear & feel them.”

Does it work? Do you dig it? Click on it and let us know. You make the call.

About DJKKC

Kimberly Kennedy Charles (DJKKC) is trying to navigate life (in a minivan, no less) as a wife, mother, caregiver to Grandmother and writer in the 'burbs of Atlanta.

Parliament – “Theme From The Black Hole”

Posted on January 21st, 2015 by

The P-Funk Mob and Disney? Yes in 1979 the funk was brought to the big screen. Nothing but some good ‘ole Intergalactic Funk to start your weekend off right!

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.