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Have all the most inner heartstrings strung inside yourself to this new soothing release.
Hello everyone, welcome to another episode of World Hip Hop. The sun, moon, the stars, yep that’s how big this show is. You can hear us everywhere in the galaxy. You can hear the soldiers stomping on the Hastyle’s joint with Configa “Soldiers March”. That’s what it is. Some of us need a boost of love from Blitz the Ambassador’s song “Love On The Run”. Either way, check out the mix and see for yourself.
This week I chat w/ Canadian artist Päter who’s sweet, down to earth and her music has a bit of everything.
Her newest EP bursts with energy & hopefulness even though it was created while she was all alone.
2020, what a year. The madness, the pandemic and the fight for civil rights. The election’s coming up. Unemployment rate is super high, maybe another stimulus package. When does it stop? Well, we are here and trying our best to get you through the day. Not easy to do, but powerful lyrics and incredible instrumentation helps out a lot. Just listen. Take ya mind off some things. Let’s go..
Thanya Iyer is joined by Pompey in their new home in Montreal for a very special performance in their music space. Video includes visual overlay by Thanya Iyer collaborator Sophie Grouev, and a taste of music from the brand new record. Thanya Iyer’s sophomore album, KIND, is available now from Topshelf Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Yeah um, not to be in people’s business, lol. Last week though, when news is news, I learned a new word called “Entanglement”. So on this mix I wanted to untangle some music and disentangle some beats & lyrics. Also do some unsnarling of mixes into other mixes. Seriously, we got some good music here to feed your soul, hit you with that fire. It’s hump day, we we’re here helping you try to make it through the rest of the week, we got you!! Let’s go!!!
Yes sir, yes ma’am and yes to the rest of the world! How yawl doing out there? In these crazy times, we still have to find a way to stay focus and sane. There’s a lot of people out there not helping the cause. Something simple like wearing a mask to protect yourself. You see these coronavirus cases going way up, come on America let’s get it right. Ughhhh. Let me take a deep breath for a minute…Okay I’m back. Welcome to another episode of World Hip Hop. Music helps the mind relax, so we’re aiming for that goal. We got some dope tracks on deck for you, like “Wake Up” by GangaLee, It’s “Da Real” by Pearl Harba with Lil Fame from M.O.P fame and “Stupid People” by Pumpkinhead & Jean Grae. That title seems to fit the description of a lot of people who think this virus is a joke. Ok listen for yourself, let’s rock!!!
The Canadian punk rockers evolve with the times with new music & using their voice for justice.
This week I chat with the Canadian punk rockers The OBGMs and listen to their new & old music.
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Tune in to The Jazz Hole this week as Linus spins tracks by Sebastien Ammann, Convergence, Yulia Musayelyan, Dayna Stephens Trio, Manteca
Wintersleep are a Juno Award-winning Canadian indie rock band from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia comprised of Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D’Eon, Chris Bell, and Jon Samuel. Well into their third decade of the band, the group has a well-established, rich sound rooted in rock with touches of folk that has kept them sounding fresh and innovative all along. Notably, they pack their extremely hooky songs with poignant lyrics and self-reflective, critical storytelling that brings you in closer on each listen. It was exciting to have them in for this fantastic session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. In The Land Of is available now from Dine Alone Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Music from Nutria, Kari van der Kloot, Daniel Loomis, Lina Allemano and Nicholas Krolak – all on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus
Around the world we’re all struggling with this PANDEMIC! I had to put that in capital letters just to emphasize how crazy the past two months have been. Every other day you have the president saying crazy shhhhh!! LOL. Then the documentaries that come out all of a sudden with the conspiracy theories, oh god.. The un-approved vaccines. Uggh. Anyway, thank god for music. Music can take your mind off of many things. Sit back and relax, or bop ya head, or dance to the rhythms. Some good World Hip-Hop music. Let’s go!!!
Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole focuses on avant-garde jazz by Huet//Fournier//Kuhl, Lina Allemano & by the Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York
Once again, We’re back up in here. Another day of good music and world traveling. Shoutout to my city of New York, things are starting to look up. Cases of corona are going down, deaths are doing down even though one death is too much. The battle continues but things are getting better. In the meantime, we got some good music for you to enjoy and get you through the day or week. Let’s go!
This week The Jazz Hole features Gutfleisch-Schürmann-Frey + guests, Kevin Hays & Chiara Izzi, Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps, John Stein
Longtime Toronto-based drummer and composer Nick Fraser is today’s interview guest on The Jazz Hole. He is part of two brand new albums.
Masks, gloves, stay home, social distancing, stay clean and watch the updates. This corona virus has changed the world overnight. So yeah, the battle continues to get rid of it. It will be a long fight. No we can’t go out and hangout like we used to. Hopefully those days will come back. Don’t let it get you down. You can still listen to music, talk to your friends on so many communication apps and work from home. However you’re surviving, that’s part of the battle. In the meantime, check out my World Hip-Hop show. You won’t be upset anymore.
“Let’s just have a good time—and if we aren’t having a good time, [then] something’s horribly wrong.”
Ahhh man. These are some crazy times right now. R.I.P. to all people, all over the world, dying from this deadly virus. The numbers you see on the news, it’s just sad. With knowledge and some unity we can beat this. It’s going to take a while. The days seem to go so slow now. They say stay home if you can, please stay home. This is a world battle no matter where it came from. In the meantime, I have some good music to take our mind off this crisis. Music from around the world. Please do what you can with what you got. Let’s rock to some joints…Enjoy…
Check out the album release show by Stephanie Urquhart Quartet (featuring Mallory Chipman), recorded live at The Yardbird Suite in Canada.
You only live once, so let’s live good. Enjoy our one trip on this planet. Be careful, not ignorant. Let’s help each other out. Get through these rough times. We, as a whole, shall prosper. So through the battle, we take time out to soothe the mind and relax the brain. Listen to some great tunes on your downtime. You can blast it loud. Listen on your Ipod or whatever. We’re here for you with some dope Hip Hop from around the world. Let your mind be free and enjoy the mix….Let’s go..
To be number one you have to work real hard. People these days seem to want everything without working for it. You want to be regular then make regular music, whatever that is. Um, here on this show though, we try to play the best. Not because you’ll say “oh i never heard of them” you’ll say “this shit is fire”. World Hip-hop, yeah that’s what it is. Enjoy the best!!
On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole: Margaret Slovak, Nutria, plus three Canadian projects: Tertio, Emie R Roussel Trio and Mark Godfrey.
Everybody’s running for president, so why not me? LOL. I guess right now I’m the president of the World Hip-Hop show because I’m the only DJ right now playing great hip-hop music from around the world constantly. Some of these artists, the other DJ’s wouldn’t even give them the time of the day. That’s why I’m the opposite, the bizarre one, and I take chances. All that top 40 junk. Playing the same records over and over. That’s another business in itself. Right now though, we have another mix right here to prove what I can do. Listen up!!!
Wintersleep are a Juno Award-winning Canadian indie rock band from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia comprised of Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D’Eon, Chris Bell, and Jon Samuel. Well into their third decade of the band, the group has a well-established, rich sound rooted in rock with touches of folk that has kept them sounding fresh and innovative all along. Notably, they pack their extremely hooky songs with poignant lyrics and self-reflective, critical storytelling that brings you in closer on each listen. It was exciting to have them in for this fantastic session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. In The Land Of is available now from Dine Alone Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Wintersleep are a Juno Award-winning Canadian indie rock band from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia comprised of Paul Murphy, Loel Campbell, Tim D’Eon, Chris Bell, and Jon Samuel. Well into their third decade of the band, the group has a well-established, rich sound rooted in rock with touches of folk that has kept them sounding fresh and innovative all along. Notably, they pack their extremely hooky songs with poignant lyrics and self-reflective, critical storytelling that brings you in closer on each listen. It was exciting to have them in for this fantastic session at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. In The Land Of is available now from Dine Alone Records.
If the world is flat, how come the moon’s not flat? Or the sun? How does the water stay a float if the world is flat? Nobody has yet to be recorded falling off of the earth. Anyway this is the “Is the moon flat?” mix. LOL!! Somebody told me the moon is a optical illusion. I almost fell to the ground. You know what? Let’s just bop our heads to the flat moon. Let’s go!!!
Motherhood is the Fredericton, NB, Canada-based trio of Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens, and Adam Sipkema. A (rightfully) self-proclaimed trio of “deep-thinkin’ rippers,” they share an impressively high level of musicality and intensity that comes thru on record and truly shines in a live environment. With a twisting, propulsive sort of artiness to their heavy, HEAVY rock, the band manages to produce a gnarly, twangy, fuzzy sort of new sound without ever feeling like too much. They dropped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to blow our minds for this session. Dear Bongo is available now from Forward Music Group. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
You see the title? Yeah, I’m in Oakland, California now. Stopped in LA first last week, then headed over to Vegas to hangout with the legendary Biz Markie, came back to LA the next day and had a meeting with another legend, Nasty Ness. We were sitting down talking, Ness gets a text that Kobe Bryant passed away. Our last day in LA was a rollercoaster ride. So sad. R.I.P. to Kobe Bryant & his daughter and all the other passengers. We left Ness’ house to go eat some great seafood at the Drunken Crab, returned back to the hotel, I took a little nap and then got ready for DJ Statik Selectah’s birthday party. It was a great time. I met up with model and singer “I Am The Dan”. We wound up meeting The Game, Jadakiss and I bumped into Young Guru. After LA we flew to Oakland. Now I’m bringing you a dope mix, and this mix will never be forgotten, straight outta Oakland. Check it out..Love who you love. Stay positive. You just never know what life will bring you.
Enjoy a set by Triio (a sextet led by the Canadian bassist and composer Alex Fournier) on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live.
Kicking off 2020 with new music by Platimo, Diana Panton, Kengchakaj Kengkarnka, Local Talent, Audrey Silver.
FINALLY! It’s over. LOL. Oh well, the new year is here, so now what? We might have a new president this year? Only time will tell. For now time might feel like it’s moving slow, trust me, the month of June will be here before you turn around. In the meantime and in between time, we got some time for you to rock some World Hip-Hop from the best artists in the world. Let’s go!

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