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Michal Menert Set to Release Space Jazz Album

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Musical alchemist, Michal Menert, has been reshaping the world of electronic music. No longer bound by the two genres of house and techno, this underground Renaissance is changing the way critics interpret electronic music.

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly's Devotional Bandleader

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

To Pimp a Butterfly paints with colors that resemble, if I may use the C word, classic hip-hop -- the album feels more like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and 2Pac, all of whom made records that duck and weave in their bounce.

From Funk to Jazz and R&B, These 5 Artists Prove Timeless Music Is Still Booming

Stephen Grant | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

Classic sounds in music are still inspiring and always at our fingertips.

New Artist Reviews: Joan Torres' 'All Is Fused'

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.04.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Joan Torres's All Is Fused is a dynamic collection of musicians and minds. The Beginning is a timeless album, where sensibilities of the past and sounds of the future are manifested in the present.

CD Review: 'The Great Escape' by The Great Escape

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

The Great Escape, by design or by happenstance, is perfect for Top 40 radio. It's commercial and mainstream, while distinctive enough to avoid being classified as familiar or, worse, ordinary.

Sometimes Change Is Exactly What You Need

Shelby Doherty | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

You know that quote "if you love something, set it free?" That's ridiculous. If you love something, hold onto it, cherish it and make sure it knows yo...

J*Labs Releases Her Debut EP Titled #TRUNK!

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Jackie is a part of the EDM Renaissance that is emerging from the West Coast. She draws from an infinite well of inspiration by surrounding herself with otherworldly muses.

Rising Stars of Rap: Pearls Negras

Crane.tv | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts
Crane.tv

Long gone are the days where women were merely background accessories to rap videos. "Women can handle rap too, we're standing up for women's power."

Bruno Mars: The Downest Dude on the Planet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

You don't have to know the history of funk to feel it. But knowing where he gets all that funky stuff -- and those crazy legs -- makes it a whole lot funkier. And more fun.

When Music Is Like "Sex on the Beach"

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating -- that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe a few more warm breezes of sound before the end of the year.

Arab-Jewish Funk Duo Make Joyous Music Together

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

Chromeo, the Arab-Jewish musical duo who made a splash this spring with their latest album “White Women,” joined HuffPost Live for a chat on Thurs...

Jessica Kane

This Student Is The Future Face Of Funk Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Kane | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

How many female bass players could you name on the spot? There's a pretty good chance your answer would be zero, but there's one name you should be ge...

Behold, The Language Of Street Art In Istanbul

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 08.21.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"The Language Of The Wall. Graffiti / Street Art" Pera Museum. Istanbul, Turkey No street artist is a prophet in his own land, to paraphrase the La...

Feel James Brown's Groove: Get On Up

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Reese Halter

Universal Pictures 'Get On Up' is an inspiring, emotional and masterful biopic of James Brown, one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century.

ReThink Review: Get On Up -- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you hear that there's a biopic coming out about an influential African-American icon, the six words you don't want to hear connected to it are "From the director of The Help".

Adam Goldberg

Chromeo Talks To HuffPost About The New Album 'White Women'

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

This is Chromeo's time. The musical team of David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel, aka Dave 1 and P-Thugg, released their newest album, "White Wome...

NO SECURITY: The Visionary Prophet-5

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

In 2014, when we think of the microprocessor, we tend to think of the personal computer or cell phone. While researching the history of the microprocessor, I discovered a way in which it turned up in our culture in the most pervasive way it could have: Music.

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

Marla Mase's Half-Life: In the Act of Becoming Herself

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Words are a big thing for Marla Mase. For her, music counterbalances and complements the vignettes that swirl around in her head. The brief accounts of fear, the blues, anxiety or the hope -- these are the themes that drive her.

Bored with American Hip Hop, R&B and Funk? Go EAST, Music Lover

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

It's becoming harder and harder to find American R&B that satisfies my soul. I grew up on Chicago's Southside during the 50s and 60s. I danced dow...

Fantastic Man: First Ever Documentary on Nigerian Artist William Onyeabor

Eddie Cota | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Eddie Cota

Nigerian artist William Onyeabor self-released eight albums that took a heavy synthesized futuristic approach to African funk and soul music. Three decades later, the first-ever documentary, Fantastic Man, explores Onyeabor's uniqueness and lasting impact through interviews and rare footage.

Marla Mase Releases New EP

David Duran | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
David Duran

Her mix of styles, sounds and words makes for an extremely interesting listening experience. Her music leads the listener to believe that she is a true performer.

De Lux On New Albums, Feeling Cool, and Old School Disco Stuff

Alex Jeffries | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Jeffries

De Lux makes it possible to dance, think, dance, wonder, and dance some more.

4 Steps to Blast Through the Funky Funks

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Whether it's after work, the weekends or a more cyclical monthly funky funk, it's important to make note of when it happens. Becoming aware of your patterns will help you create a plan of attack, or just allow you to avoid falling into the viscous cycle of wasting time and then feeling even worse after.

That One Time I Saw Andy Allo in Frankfurt

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Before the actual show I got to sit in on the sound check, and chat and exchange some laughs with Ms. Allo. And THAT my friends was the beginning of my "ALLOhigh".