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Filthy Children Live at Cervantes’ Other Side, Denver, CO [Photos]

Filthy Children Live at Cervantes’ Other Side, Denver, CO

Filthy Children – “Butter”

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WRD Live at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO [Photos] [Free Download]

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Newly Formed WRD is comprised of three mega talented artists that have been putting out great music for years. Though, they may have not been doing it together for all that time. These three heavy weights have decided to work together and recently formed their newest band, WRD.

Robert Wlater’s name makes up the “W” in the group’s title. This Jazz, Funk, keyboardist maybe best known for his slaying of the keys in the band he helped form back in the day, The Greyboy Allstars, with which he toured North America and Europe for 5 years before leaving for another band he formed called, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress.

The Greyboy Allstars – “Still Waiting”

A fun fact about Robert is that he makes a brief cameo apperance in the movie “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”, for which he helped write one of the soundtracks titled, “(Mama) You Got To Love Your Negro Man”.  You can see a brief shot of him as the keyboard player in the house band for Dewey’s 1970’s variety show, “The Dewey Cox Show” (not in the clip below)

Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds brings the “R” to WRD and is a master of his guitar.  I have seen him live a couple times and this man’s guitar solos alone, will leave you picking your jaw up off the floor at the end of the night.  Having helped form and playing in some of the UK’s top notch Jazz bands like, The Eddie Roberts Organization, The Three Deuces, and Gaucho. Eddie eventually went on to play in the band, The New Mastersounds, which I have seen live and was blown away by their heavy, fast paced, Jazz Funked sounds. Check it out for yourself….

The New Mastersounds – “Can You Get It”

The “D” stands for Adam Deitch, the man who keeps the beats flowing.  Adam is probably best known for bringing his Hip-Hop/Funk and Jazz influenced drumming style to bands such as, Lettuce, which he founded and has toured with for the past 15 years and the Dub – Hop sounds of the Colorado based band Pretty Lights.

Pretty Lights – “VS. Summertime”

Not only is Adam a remarkable drummer, but, he has also produced tracks for some of today’s top emcees like, 50 Cent, Redman, Talib Kweli, Krs – One, and Jurrasic 5, just to name a few.

Given the backgrounds of these amazing artists, it’s no surprise that this show was one of the best ones of the year for me.  I am glad I had the chance to cover these greats so early in the bands life. Enjoy the pics and keep an eye out for them in your city!!! You won’t regret it!!!

By: Jimmy Iles | Director of Operations | @JimmyMWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC

In Motion Trio LIve at Cubbfest 2011 in San Diego, CA [PHOTOS]

In Motion Trio Live at CubbFest 2011 in San Diego, CA

In Motion Trio– “Hong-Sau” (LIVE)

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Mike Dillon’s Go – Go Jungle Live at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO [Photos]

Mike Dillon’s Go – Go Jungle Live at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO

Mike Dillon’s Go – Go Jungle – “Go Go’s Theme

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Top Shelf Jazz – “Gentlemen in Squalor” [VIDEO]

photo courtesy of Nick Clack.

Self-titled “Fine Purveyors of Filthy Swing,” this rowdy bunch of talented misfits are spewing their lewd and lascivious jingles across the United Kingdom and beyond.  Jazz and swing music, genres usually recognized from their grace and class, takes on a new twist in the form of Top Shelf Jazz, who has enamored as many new fans as they’ve disgusted.  “Gentleman in Squalor” is the title track to the most recent album, which released this spring. Top Shelf Jazz’s bawdy lyrics and blithe personalities will have you laughing and the music will certainly compel you to the dance floor. Make sure you head over to there official site to check out more samples of their music and the always entertaining section of hate mail that they’ve received over the years.

Kyle C. Stilley | Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC | kyle@musicwithoutlabels.com

Lazy Habits – “Starting Fires” [VIDEO]

I thought I’d mix it up a little today. Combining jazz and hip-hop, Lazy Habits brings a unique sound to the mix. “Starting Fires” is their latest video and will be released for sale at the end of July (check out their website for details of the release). Back to the music, piano keys usher “Starting Fires” in as the brass section brings a classic big band sound to the refrain until the hip-hop flow drops, vacillating between vocalists MC Lazy and Skin Horse in the verses. Lazy Habits describes their music as “beats, rhymes and brass of the highest caliber.”

The Sun, a British tabloid newspaper, said of a performance, it’s “the best house party your parents never wanted you to have.”

Lazy Habits, composed of eight band members and currently based in London, England, was born in the London borough of Hackney in 2005. Rocking stages at festivals throughout the United Kingdom, the band is set to preform outside the UK in various European countries this year, including Latvia, Croatia, and Taiwan. Previously, the band has toured with the likes of Mos Def, Bonobo, and Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 fame.

This morning the guys over at Radar Music Videos put me on to another of Lazy Habits’ videos called “Even Out,” which was directed by Phil Good. The video is so simplistic, yet clever. This song also puts the group’s big band, jazzy style of full display while adding catchy vocals, rewriting the story of Jack and Jill. When you’re finished replaying these videos over and over, make sure you skip over to their facebook fan page to show the group some love and to check out their tour schedule. For starters they’ll be performing at the Glastonbury Festival, which begins today in the UK.

Kyle C. Stilley | Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC | kyle@musicwithoutlabels.com

Gavin Minter “Case of You” performing with Campbell’s Big Band Jazz Monday at Trinity Tonight [EVENT] [VIDEO]

Gavin Minter

Tonight Gavin Minter sings the American Songbook – he’ll be performing music from his Big Band album “Ill be seeing you,” a collaboration with the legendry Stockholm Jazz Orchestra.  This features the arrangements by one of Europe’s finest composers Goran Strandberg, which will be performed with Campbell’s 18 piece Big Band – made up of Cape Town’s finest Jazz musicians.  Campbell’s band plays every Monday night at Trinity and will takes you through exciting themed nights that honor some of South Africa’s top jazz artists as well as playing tribute to the world’s greatest composers, band leaders and arrangers. It was nominated for Best Jazz Album – SAMA’s 2009.  Minter will also debut his new Septet with arrangements by Goran Strandberg and featured guest saxophonist – Buddy Wells.

 

 

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Treehouse – “Pocket Life” [MUSIC]

treehouseNot too sure how I let these guys slip by there but it may have something to do with this hip-hop trios limited track selection, keeping them a hidden gem in the independent hip-hop community. Treehouse‘s first track released early February of 2011 and really set the tone of originality holding an old-soul jazz feel native to their Chicago, IL roots. Their have been some hints towards an album release with shouts of recording sessions in the works, so lets hope to see something late this year! So kick-back and get a glimpse of the “Pocket Life”

To help back that previous statement concerning a possible album drop in the near future, Treehouse just recently released a new single entitled “Ana”. Apparently this one is ‘in ode to a fine Spanish chika named ‘Ana”. Simple enough… Let’s hear what they have to say!

The Weeknd – “Rolling Stone” [NEW MUSIC]

The Weeknd

The Weeknd just dropped his latest tracks on youtube last week and for some reason it has been removed because it violates Youtubes Terms and Services!!!! DUMB!!! Thanks to soundcloud we were able to grab the original version of this instant acoustic-vibin’ hit brought to you by 2011’s top R&B artist. Definitely staying consistent with his quality continually raising the bar higher and higher for himself. Here is “Rolling Stone”

So we finally got ahold of that track, but that’s not all that’s going on in the music world of The Weeknd. Since his infamous release of House Of Balloons earlier this year, many fans have been comprising music videos for the artist to show there never-ending support. Some videos weren’t really recognized by the Weeknd but others kindly caught his graces such as the most recent release for his track “Wicked Games”. Directed by Storm Saulter

TopCast RUNDOWN (5/15-5/22) [CHARTS]

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Keeping the vibe of getting you all the top posts from the last week but we’ve decided to add a bit of PodCast flavor to help the listening process. So here’s our TopCast Rundown of this week’s Top Posts.