Philly’s Buscrates creates a new definition of a “jam” with Traffic In Space. Yet another jawn found whilst on Facebook and it comes courtesy of my good friend Buscrates. The king of music gear added a 404 to his arsenal this year and put it to good use on this track. Traffic In Space features an array of instruments, virtual and hardware, and transports out…

New Zealand beat selector and collector Undercover comes with an eclectic mix of soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, samples and plenty more in Undercover Beets. I’m not even sure I can call this a “true” mix; perhaps a musical salad bowl of goodness. Collector Undercover acts as a member of Sandy Bay Social Club, a group who bring the best music and parties to Auckland,…

WhoSampled “gets on up” with James Brown on the release of a dedicated sampling focused website. The folks at WhoSampled have joined forces with Universal Music Enterprises to bring you a new site dedicated to The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in association with his biopic. “Get On Up” was released on 1st August in the States and with that, the film’s official website showcases JB’s influence over the past 60…

Pipomixes – the self-proclaimed “PBS of the mixtape game” – throws together a fine mix featuring Madlib, James Brown, DOOM and plenty more favourites. We’re all fans of the themed mix but sometimes you just want to hear the greats together in one single stream and Pipomixes has provided. Saying that, there is a tenuous link to all the artists, as he explains: I’ve never…

Stevie Wonder’s Too High is our Song for Sunday. Last year, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions with a mini retrospect on an iconic album. Just today, I had the pleasure of reading a similar article from Wax Poetics where the magazine spoke to Malcolm Cecil, synth lord and magician behind Innervision’s engineering. It was an arduous task choosing a song from such an…

Snoop leaves the reggae behind to jump back to the Cadillacs in his new Madlib-produced G-funk voyage. He’s been Snoop Lion and Snoopzilla as part of funk duo 7 Days Of Funk but now we’re back to the OG Snoop Dogg for his new track with Madlib. Cadillacs shows Snoop having not lost anything after his reggae renaissance and wranglings with the Rasta community and…

A triple threat 3+ hour soul/jazz/disco mix from Floating Points, Red Greg and Underground Paris is free to download. Plastic People played host to a “celebration of late ’70s soul/jazz and emerging disco sounds”. The practitioners of this joyous occasion were Floating Points, Red Greg and Underground Paris and their combined set (called “You’re A Melody”) lasted more than 3 and a half hours. What’s…

Michael Jackson’s Rock With You got the disco remix treatment from The Reflex and it’s free to download. Apart from the obvious question “how did we miss this remix?”, we also have to ask “who HASN’T remixed a Michael Jackson track?”. It’s fair to say he is one of the most remixed artists of all time and that only pays testament to his unfathomable talent….

Jamiroquai’s Everyday is our Song For Sunday. While Jamiroquai continue their seemingly never ending tour dates around the world, we’ve chosen an old “slow jam” of sorts from their magnum opus, Travelling Without Moving. The song is relatively straight forward as far as the lyrics are concerned – a ballad dedicated to a mystery love interest full of sensual words, loving metaphors and talk of…

Clearly we either had too much good music to partake in June 2012 because we somehow managed to miss this positively awesome album from Philly’s own Glen Booth aka Knxwledge. The Auracle reporting for euphoric overload. You never really know just how good a particular artist is until you start going through their back catalogue of music.  On Friday, I was in the mood for…