Artist: Kirby Album: Sis Genre: #Soul, #RandB Sub Genre: #Funk, #Pop Label: Roc Nation Non-Arable Tracks: N/A Description: Sis is the debut release from singer/songwriter Kirby who is a Tennessee native and graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Each track of the album provides a peephole view into the mind of a girl who has fallen intensely in love with what appears to be the man by the name of Leon which is the title of the first track. The album opens up with this song
Album: Ventura Artist: Anderson .Paak Genre: #HipHop, #Funk Sub-Genres: #Soul, #Contemporary #RandB Label: Aftermath Entertainment Non-Airable Tracks: *Clean version only Description: Given this is a single to Anderson .Paak’s upcoming release: “Ventura”, I have come to love this single that he has released. One of the reasons I love listening to this song is that It reminds me so much of one of his older albums such as: “Malibu” (2016). The arrangement itself is excellent. H
Album: iLLuminate Artist: iLLism Genre: #Hiphop Sub-Genres: #funk, #pop, #jazz, #synth Label: iLLism Non-Airable Tracks: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 Description: “iLLism” were featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Tour last summer, which should speak volumes to their musicianship and originality. They mix elements of R&B, hip-hop, funk, and jazz, and are usually supported a live band. This all being said, I didn’t enjoy the majority of this album. Songs like “Life” sounded a bit juvenile, an
Album: Rise Artist: Nuf Said Genre: #Jazz, #Funk Sub-Genres: #NeoSoul, #RandB Label: Ropeadope Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: Jazz will forever be one of my personal favorite genres to listen to upon my leisure. The ambience overall feels lively and has its own panache. “Nuf Said” is a modern Jazz group that I have come to appreciate as far as modern Jazz goes. The arrangement in this album is your standard in a Jazz Band and that’s what I like about this album itself.
Album: Outer Peace Artist: Toro y Moi Genre: #Electronic, #indie Sub-Genres: #funk, #pop Label: Carpark Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Imagine walking into a Forever 21. Imagine walking through the different floors, up and down the escalators, in and out of elevators, and then ending up in a Top Shop. You scan the clothes racks quickly because the pace of the music reminds you that you can’t afford anything, or worse, everything is covered in pink and green seq
Album: King of the Hill (Track) Artist: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, BadBadNotGood Genre: #Electronic Sub-Genres: #Electronic, #AcidJazz, #Funk, #RandB Label: Brainfeeder Non-Airable Tracks: N/A Description: King of the Hill, a collaboration between Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and BadBadNotGood, dropped a few weeks ago on October 30th. The track is one of the singles off the newly released (as of November 16th) 36-track compilation album Brainfeeder X, celebrating the innovative r
Album: Parcels Artist: Parcels Genre: #jazzpop/#funk Sub-Genres: #funk, #jazzfunk, #electronicdisco Label: Kitsune Musique Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: I wasn’t initially sure what to expect when I began playing this album. The fellow music-lovers at KAMP promised me it was going to be just “okay.” When I started listening though, I am not going to lie, I kind of dug it. It was funky and weird, and felt like one long song. After hearing it, I dubbed it as elevator fu
Album: Pieces of a Man Artist: Mick Jenkins Genre: #HipHop Sub-Genres: #Jazzyrap, #funk Label: Cinematic Music Group Description: Over the course of the first few weeks of October, Mick Jenkins gifted his followers of the FreeNation notice that something was coming, and that it had been brewing for quite some time in the lab. “Understood” follows a long stream of singles released from the emcee throughout the course of last year and has since continued to pour into this year