Brainfeeder at the Bowl: A roundtable discussion with George Clinton, Flying Lotus and Thundercat – LA Times

Mikael Wood talks with George Clinton, Flying Lotus and Thundercat -- funk visionaries from different generations -- ahead of their joint Sept. 17 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Source: Brainfeeder at the Bowl: A roundtable discussion with George Clinton, Flying Lotus and Thundercat - LA Times Perhaps telling of my taste or opinion of the…Read more Brainfeeder at the Bowl: A roundtable discussion with George Clinton, Flying Lotus and Thundercat – LA Times

RIP Prince, 1958 – 2016 *UPDATED LINK*

I really can't believe it. I think I'm still fully in denial. It hasn't registered. I'm not gonna say much, as I haven't had time to process this info yet, but as you probably know, Prince is probably my biggest influence and musical hero. The only thing I thought I could do at the moment…Read more RIP Prince, 1958 – 2016 *UPDATED LINK*

Six Neglected Drummers Who Deserve Recognition | BBC Culture Online

Though singers and lead guitarists are celebrated by the hundreds in rock annals, drummers are often turned into punch lines - read the full article @ bbc.com/culture Stumbled across this piece by Auntie Beeb (or more accurately, BBC journo Greg Knot) celebrating the much maligned backline-beats laid out by drummers. And rightly so! Despite the…Read more Six Neglected Drummers Who Deserve Recognition | BBC Culture Online

Do It All Night – The Story of Prince’s Dirty Mind | Pitchfork

“When I brought it to the record company, it shocked a lot of people,” Prince told Rolling Stone of Dirty Mind. “But they didn't ask me to go back and change anything, and I'm real grateful. Anyway, I wasn't being deliberately provocative. I was being deliberately me.”  via Pitchfork - click here for the full…Read more Do It All Night – The Story of Prince’s Dirty Mind | Pitchfork

Gilles Peterson: Roy Ayers 75th Birthday Mix | Gilles Peterson Worldwide

Roy Ayers! What a legend. One of my biggest musical influences, widely known as "The Godfather of Neo-Soul" and purveyor of the Jazz-Funk - the man has many a mighty fine groove in his array. Still going and with a sharp sense of humour at the grand old age of 75, the encyclopaedicly-minded crate-digger king…Read more Gilles Peterson: Roy Ayers 75th Birthday Mix | Gilles Peterson Worldwide