DJRePete has your holiday music reprieve with upbeat pop from Lily & Madeleine, electro with Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, and alt by Volcano Choir with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame. Plus, don’t miss the latest from Radical Face, Of Montreal, and The Blow. And not to be 100% bah humbug, RePete closes out the mix with Santa funk from the Poets of Rhythm and a New Year’s rock track with Diane Coffee. All in this edition of your BTR Wednesday mix!
The New York-based jazz pianist who is on a neverending quest to search for the swing.
NYC by way of Chile this jazz artist is one to watch.
JuiceBox began in 2009 as the brainchild of NYC saxophonist Nick Myers and more recently solidified their soul/jazz party style with the addition of singer Lisa Ramey. The talented group of young musicians cut their teeth with parties and regular club nights to hone their explosive funk style, which has since taken them to a wide range of venues both at home and far away (they just returned from a tour of Italy). The group stopped by the studio to share their music and to talk about their beginnings, including how they made sweaty hipsters dance.
This talented artist made the trek from his home in Switzerland to The States and is making a name for himself in the jazz community.
The etymology of probably the most overused word in the English language.
An eclectic jazz artist and Berklee grad, Gabriela Martina has just release a new EP and we're thrilled to learn more about the artist behind the music.
EMEFE is a lively 10-piece afro-rock band from New York City whose members boast some impressive history: Antibalas, Sharon Jones & the Dapkings, Soulive, Charles Bradley, TV on the Radio, Medeski Martin and Wood, etc. Their music is all about being free from worry and, with strong funk, soul, hip-hop, and rock influences in the mix, they also have a way of making audiences move. Here, packed into our studio, the group makes a great racket and chats with Maia about their band name and the philosophy behind the project.
The Pint-Sized Cocktail Orchestra is a jazz collective from New York City. Comprised of a group of friends who are veterans of other musical groups and backgrounds, they came together through a shared appreciation for jazz. With multi-instrumentalist Bob Parins (seen recently playing with the likes of Vetiver, Josh Mease, the Fruit Bats, etc.) at the helm, the group is clearly dedicated to classic jazz and the pursuit of a good time. Travis sat down with P.S.C.O. to discuss their style and stature, while the band explained the double entendre nature of their name.