For your listening pleasure today, the folks behind Soul Slam have dropped a musical gift off for you guys. In celebration of the upcoming Soul Slam event, Proof, Hakobo, and King Most have teamed up to bring you guys ‘a fresh take on Prince & MJ classics, remixes, and re-interpretations.’ With a track list boasting folks like Quadron, Kaytranada, Kendrick Lamar, Tangoterje, and Naytronix, this is more than a ‘one-off’ event mixtape, …
Known as a ‘must attend’ event in social and music circles the world over, Soul Slam reaches it’s eighth year in San Francisco (and it’s eleventh since it’s NY inception). The much anticipated event marks the return of DJ Spinna to SF, joining some of URB’s favorite DJ’s, Proof, Hakobo, and King Most, in their tribute to Michael Jackson and Prince. Hosted by Top Ten Social, the international event’s stop in the SF Bay Area is sure to find itself flush with fly people, dope scenery, and fresh beats.
As luck would have it, we linked up with the folks throwing the event to bring you not 1 but 2 sets of tickets to get in!
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Sly5thAve and The ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra redid the instrumental to Kendrick Lamar’s Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe. If you aren’t familiar with Sly5thAve, he’s the sax player for The Recess, TheClubhouse and also Prince’s band.
Last week’s edition of Friday Fresh was postponed because of our Grammy coverage, which should be making its way to your eyes and ears shortly. It’s a good thing too because that gives us a chance to drop some Valentine’s Day heat on ya’ll.
This early edition of Friday Fresh comes to us courtesy of DJ Wonway Posibul. Wonway is one of the ‘Renaissance’ Men of the burgeoning music scene in the SF Bay Area. From being a radio host, producer/musician, and all around cool kid, Wonway really made waves on our radar out here with the release of Tree City Heights last year. The track, which was featured in an earlier URB article, also served as the soundtrack for the play that stood eponymous with its title. Moreover, the …
As with many conversations amongst music aficionados, there is always a point when people ask (or argue) who the “next <insert beloved musical performer/act here>” is. In the case of a recent conversation exploring who the next person to follow in the eclectic personification that exists in the auteur known as Prince would be, names like the Weeknd and the Dream often permeate the standing arguments of whoever is typically involved. Allow me to insert another name to that argument — Gordon Voidwell.
The Bronx-bred star child, recently released a mixtape that goes a great deal towards adding weight to his growing reputation as the musical progeny birthed from the sound …