We Are Family by Sister Sledge

Atlantic Records, 1979 tracklist/favesA1. He’s the Greatest DancerA2. Lost in MusicA3. Somebody Loves MeA4. Thinking of YouB1. We Are FamilyB2. Easier to LoveB3. You’re a Friend to MeB4. One More Time A classic in every sense. Sister Sledge is one of those rare household staples, whether everyone realizes their name or not. Their sound defines the ’70s for me, and that’s saying a lot when … Continue reading We Are Family by Sister Sledge

Elohim Promises To “Treat You Better” as Part of Self-Exploration Culminating with ‘Journey To The Center Of Myself’ Vol. 2 EP

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Few contemporary independent pop artists approach the level of insight that we have come to expect from Elohim. The Los Angeles dance-pop musician pours herself into her songwriting, moreso now than ever before; the second volume of her four-part Journey to the Center of Myself EP series will show a continuation of Elohim’s creative reinvigoration after she set up a … Continue reading Elohim Promises To “Treat You Better” as Part of Self-Exploration Culminating with ‘Journey To The Center Of Myself’ Vol. 2 EP

Iconique’s Ovation EP honors disco’s past while simultaneously invigorating the future of the genre

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  When you hear Iconique’s new release, you will want to stand and applaud. The Los Angeles trio honors the original disco divas, embodying a genre that has been pulled and stretched in many directions recently. Iconique is known for putting on unforgettable live shows with the raw energy of the ‘70s and ‘80s, and much of that enthusiasm carries … Continue reading Iconique’s Ovation EP honors disco’s past while simultaneously invigorating the future of the genre

Mami Sandunga & Chaboi – “Batimami”

Move Over Bruce Wayne, It’s Time for “Batimami,” the New Single From Mami Sandunga & Chaboi Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  A new superhero has entered our realm. Get Robert Pattinson out of your head because our new savior is Mami Sandunga & Chaboi, and their new track, “Batimami.” It’s a club anthem (minus the club), fueled by Chaboi’s fusion trap production, that begs listeners … Continue reading Mami Sandunga & Chaboi – “Batimami”

Holding Out for a Hero

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Photo Credit: Bre’Ann White Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to exercise … Continue reading Holding Out for a Hero

Mr. Scruff – “Nice Up the Function”

Ninja Tune recently uploaded Mr. Scruff’s back-catalogue, including the not-so-coincidentally named mixtape, Ninja Tuna. When I heard “Nice Up the Function” for the first time in a handful of years (at least!), it brought back some funky memories, all lacking context.  Mr. Scruff’s DJ-Kicks compilation came out just a few weeks ago; give that a listen on Bandcamp.  Source: Bandcamp Continue reading Mr. Scruff – “Nice Up the Function”