Gem of the Week: “All the Things You Are”-Oscar Peterson Trio

Song: “All the Things You Are” Artist: The Oscar Peterson Trio Album: Another Day (1970) Sultry piano isn’t a genre, and it wasn’t in 1970, either. But if it was, late jazz artist Oscar Peterson could’ve been originator and gatekeeper. Coined as the “Maharaja of the keyboard”, the Canadian legend’s early training regimen was purely classical:…

Review – Revenge of the Dreamers III x J. Cole, et al.

Revenge of the Dreamers III, J. Cole + label-mates’ newest baby, arrives at somewhat of a lull in Gen-Y underground hip-hop. The 18-track compilation is not a chain-dripping, high-profile release à la DJ Khaled (i.e. the artist-stacked Father of Asahd) but a quirky, seeming lovechild of tireless mix-board nerds born of the 90s hip-hop aesthetic who pass out…

New Single – VanJess x Goldlink – “Through Enough” Jarreau Vandal Remix

VanJess, the Nigerian-born electro R&B duo that’s questionably still obscure, joins GoldLink on a revamped “Through Enough”, mixed by Amsterdam DJ Jarreau Vandal. One of five remixes found on the Maxi Single compilation, the 4:20 nightclub cut features driving slap bass, disco-heavy breaks, and the fading in of Jessica and Ivana Nwokike’s original track vocals. Over deep…