Tag Archives: Soul

Ropeadope Presents: Snarky Puppy

Courtesy of John Novotny:

The new release entitled, “Tell Your Friends”  is Snarky Puppy’s fourth studio album, however the vision behind it is quite unlike that of most studio albums recorded before. The inspiration for this album spawned from the idea that it ispossible to play a concert in a recording studio. “Tell Your Friends”, is just that: a concert CD/DVD recorded and filmed on location at the legendary Dockside Studio in front of fans from all across the continent. They came from Texas,Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, New York, Arizona, Michigan and even Quebec to see Snarky Puppy tear it up for one night in the swamps of Louisiana. Of course itwasn’t all smooth sailing but despite setbacks major and minor, the evening unfolded beautifully.Bassist Michael League described it best when he said, “The only way I canexplain it is that we have wonderful friends. Friends who drove in from all overthe continent to be a part of something unique, and perhaps a little bit insane. Friends who scurried around half of Acadiana running errands for us at all hoursof the day and night to make sure we had what we needed when we needed it. Friends who love music and will do anything to see it come to life”.

Watch Snarky Puppy at Ropeadope

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TruStatement.com Presents :: Night of the Living Funk

Night of the Living Funk & TruStatement.com are teaming up tonight to throw an amazing party at Sullivan Hall in NYC. You should check out the event page and go to this show!!

TruStatement.com Presents: NIGHT OF THE LIVING FUNK PARTY

A Night Of Funk, Dancing & Hip Hop

Featuring Benny ELs, Baldi, Never Yet Contested & more
w/ special guest Spokinn Movement


Al Jarreau – Roof Garden

Very difficult to take this video seriously. I guess this is the way people danced back in the day. I can’t say i’m not surprised. Al Jarreau is a BALLER!!!

Click this link to watch the video: Al Jarreau – Roof Garden

TruStatement heads to Boston, MA

TruStatement.com traveled to Beverly, MA to play some shows at Endicott College. N.Y.C. aka Never Yet Contested came along for the ride this time… we think he had fun.

Kanye, Beyonce, & Charlie Wilson – “See Me Now”

Kanye has been doing his thing lately. It feels like he has been quietly releasing songs here and there. This track features Beyonce & Charlie Wilson and was produced by Kanye NO ID and Lex Luger. Check out the free download!


Shak Nasti – Tanqueray’s (Orlando, FL)

Florida’s own eclectic, jazz, and funk groove ensemble, Shak Nasti, provides an escape from your every day, run of the mill band with pop-infused melodies that co-exist with experimental interludes of pure funk delight. In the world of Shak, infectious grooves and pulsating rhythmic flow dare you to remain seated. An evening with the powerhouse that is Shak Nasti is truly a unique musical experience. The musicians skillfully navigate through a gamut of musical styles leaving the listener electrified and wondering if there’s anything this band can’t play.

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Rubber Soulive..Soulive to play tribute to The Beatles

New York City’s own jazz/soul/funk trio Soulive will be releasing Rubber Soulive, a funky rendition of 11 Beatles classics. Set for a September 14th release on the band’s own Royal Family Records, this album will feature renditions of such Beatles classics as “Come Together,” I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” just to name a few. While the album is cleverly entitled Rubber Soulive, it will not be a remake of the entire Rubber Soul album, as you may have thought. Soulive will be returning to its original trio format on this one, different from the last few albums in which experimented with different horns and vocalists. This album is sure to be a gem and a must have for any Soulive and/or Beatles fan, I can’t wait for this to drop..mark it down on your calendar and don’t forget to pick it up September 14th in a local music shop near you!

Little Dragon – “Constant Surprises”

Probably one of the most laid back and relaxing songs I have heard in a long time. The drums are a bit glitchy, the keyboards a little crunchy, the vocals smooth as ever. Little Dragon has released a few projects, but this has been my favorite so far. To download more of their music, click the link below!

Free Download: Fortune

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Foolin’ Around on the Micro Korg

Found this video from a related search of “Micro Korg” on youtube. How funky is this groove! If someone knows who this guy is, please tell us!!

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