Norman Jay – Mucho Soul Interview + Video


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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Norman Jay’s Good Times sound system. The above video shows various individuals, including Norman, discussing the history of Good Times and its growth into the cultural institution it is today.

Also, Mucho Soul hosted an hour long sit down with the legendary DJ and cover everything from “this year’s no show at Carnival, The History Of Good Times, his beloved Spurs and Norman’s view on the current Disco Re-Edit scene,” amongst many other topics. Find that below!

To boot, you must check out the 30th Anniversary Edition of the Good Times CD collection that dropped a couple months back!

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Andre Torres of Wax Poetics Interviewed on KCRW


Elvis Mitchell of KCRW speaks with Andre Torres, Founder and Editor In Chief at Wax Poetics. Listen to the the 28-minute interview to dig into Andre’s vision for birthing Wax Poetics, his view on hip hop and journalism, his approach to his work, as well as his journey to where he is today.

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Video: DJ Nu-Mark for Flud’s BPM Watch + Contest


FLuD Presents: Beats Per Minute with with DJ Nu Mark from FLuD Watches on Vimeo.

In celebration of their new MPC-inspired BPM watch, Flud has been releasing a series of videos showcasing various hip-hop producers discussing their craft. Each week, a new video will be showcased, featuring artists such as Exile, Showbiz, Lord Finesse, AraabMuzik, Evidence and DJ Spinna, to name some.

Today, we are premiering a piece with DJ Nu-Mark, who shares his thoughts on rock drums versus hip-hop drums, digging culture, formulating ideas, and working in the studio.

Having amassed a record collection of 35,000 since the age of thirteen, DJ Nu-Mark is certainly seasoned in the game. Most notably, many may know Nu-Mark from his production and DJ sets with Jurrassic 5. Considered a key figure in DJ culture, he’s made appearances in various documentaries and talk shows. Since Jurassic 5′s disbandment in 2006, Nu-Mark has kept busy refining his skill, experimenting with children’s music toys and world music. Look out for his debut solo album, Broken Sunlight, dropping this fall.

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View previously released videos with Showbiz and Lord Finesse after the jump.

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Showbiz and Lord Finesse videos after the jump

GPWW 8/10/11: Words & Music with The Stepkids + Marlow Worldwide Family Mixtape

The Stepkids are the real deal. The psychedelic funk/soul band that has fans and critics raving is the featured guest on this installment of Worldwide. Gilles brings them in to the studio to present some of their finer cuts put out by indie super-label Stones Throw. During the Stepkids’ chat with Gilles, we learn that some of the band’s members have recorded and toured extensively with respected artists such as Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, and Jaheim, to name a few – all prior to the formation of the band. To close out the show, Gilles puts on a mix from dj/producer Marlow, a product of Leipzig, Germany.

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Video: Les Nubians Discuss Their Diasporic Music Philosphy Live at The Shrine Chicago

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Check out this video of Les Nubians discussing their latest album Nü Revolution, captured behind the scenes during their last show at The Shrine in Chicago by Cam B and Jamaar J for Okayplayer. The sisters also talk about growing up culturally diverse, the power of dance and what it means to be part of a new global generation.