Daily Archives: September 9, 2018

Watch: Jeff Mills Talk About The Roland TR-909

Watch Jeff Mills talk about Roland’s TR-909 drum machine and how he became acquainted with it. He plays with the machine and gives his insight into the future of electronic music. The tireless techno legend is touring as always and last year the Detroit native received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang. The video for the TR-909 is in conjunction with 909 Day (September 9th) and the full interview with Mills can be read over at Mixmag

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Lenny Kravitz: Raise Vibration Album Stream

Lenny Kravitz’s Raise Vibration is about love, resistance and humanity. Kravitz told Rolling Stone that Raise Vibration was a creative breakthrough for him after he found himself stunted in regards to his next musical direction. He refused to follow trends and soon he started writing songs that would awaken him in the middle of the night. Stream Raise Vibration below and buy tickets for his tour here

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Throwback: Chic- I Want Your Love

C’est Chic is Chic’s second album and “I Want Your Love” came right after the huge success of their single “Le Freak.” The luxurious horns and strings with vocalist Alfa Anderson’s collected emotion appealed to their audience as much as “Le Freak.” Chic’s classy dance music had texture thanks to Nile Rodgers’ distinct rhythm guitar and Bernard Edwards’ palpable bass lines. This unique gentility was also expressed in their tailored outfits that conveyed a kind of Black glamour did not alienate the masses.”I Want Your Love” was sleek, gritty and futuristic all at the same time.C’est Chic has maintained its cultural relevance 40 years after its release having been referenced in numerous samples and cited as an influence by several artists. The band has continued through the years after the passing of Bernard Edwards in 1996 and drummer Tony Thompson in 2003. Chic’s 10th album, It’s About Time will be released September 28, 2018. 

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