True Groove All-Stars, headed up by producer/singer-songwriter and guitarist Tomás Doncker, have released a cover of Nick Lowe’s 1970s classic, “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding”. Founder of the True Groove record label, Doncker is a music icon in and of himself, getting his start in the NYC No-Wave movement of the 1980s. This track is […]


Producer Amerigo Gazaway returns with the latest addition to his Soul Mate series — his mashup skills already well established with the Yasiin Gaye Marvin Gaye x Mos Def mixtape (and don’t forget about Part II as well). This time around Gazaway’s The Big Payback focuses on the erstwhile hardest working man in show business, pairing James Brown with the […]


14 Mar
The latest in DJ/producer Amerigo Gazaway Soul Mates series

Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway has launched a new mashup series called Soul Mates, aimed at combining legendary artists of yore with the best talent from today. The first installment conflates Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) with legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. Titled Yasiin Gaye, the idea of the series is for the finished […]


7 Feb
One-hour set of underground hip-hop, soul & experimental heat

Madlib jumps on Benji B’s show at BBC Radio 1 for a one-hour set of underground hip-hop, experimental beats and the heavily blunted soul and funk he’s well known for. The left field LA producer and wordsmith also plays a bunch of his instrumentals, as well as tracks from alter egos like Quasimoto. Collaborations like Madvillain […]


26 Nov
Norwegian producer's take on the timeless soul classic

Simply one of soul music’s timeless classics, Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” is not a track you really want to sully. But Norwegian producer Kygo does a very nice job giving it a completely different vibe while still being ultimately respectful to the source material. You can give it a listen below, and if you want […]


Another beautiful toy from the crew over at COARSE. In fact to call it a toy is probably doing a disservice to the highly exclusive piece; perhaps “sculpture” is a better term. The Hong Kong-based toymaker just keeps getting better and better, elevating their game from simple vinyl play things to pieces worthy of proper […]


10 Jun
More psychedelic soul off upcoming "Idle No More" album

One of favorite psychedelic soul acts, King Khan & the Shrines, is back uploading “Born to Die” for all to hear. Off of their upcoming album Idle No More out September 3rd (Merge Records), “Born to Die” is classic King Khan at their purest. As Khan explains, the album’s opening track is “an apocalyptic ode to […]


Sometimes shit just has weird timing. Yesterday we posted the amazing How High’s the Water Mama tribute mixtape of De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising debut album, and the day before we posted Rebels Without A Pause: The Induction Celebration of Public Enemy into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame documentary. In […]

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