On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are talking about a group of songs by artists that take on Western musical influences and combine them with sounds that come from their African musical heritage.  

 

Featured songs:

The Lijadu Sisters - Life Is Gone Down Low

William Onyeabor - Body & Soul

Rim & Kasa - Love Me For Real

Oby Onyioha - Enjoy your life

Voilaaa feat Sir Jean - Spies Are Watching Me 

 

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We are back with another One-Off episode.  Today on Excellent Reception we are talking about the song "Saturday Night" from Herbie Hancock 1980 album "Monster".

Herbie Hancock - Saturday Night

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It would take a long time for me list all of the great musical releases of 2017, but instead I want to talk about a few albums of the past year that you stand out, but you might have missed.  
 
On this episode of Excellent Reception I'm going to talk about:
 
Charlotte Dos Santos - "King of Hearts" 
Mr. Jukes - "Grant Green" featuring Charles Bradley
Gabriel Garzon Montano - "Bombo Fabrika"
Lord Echo - "Just Do You" featuring Mara TK
Steve Lacy - "Dark Red"
Sampha - "Kora Sings"
Vince Staples - "745"
Shigeto - "There's A Vibe Tonight" featuring Kaleena Zanders
Calvin Harris - "Rollin'" feat. Khalid and Future
Nick Hakim - "Roller Skates"
 
*Bonus - Childish Gambino - "Me and Your Mama"
 
 
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Here is another episode of the One-Off series.  In order, to get you more episodes on a regular basis, we’ve decided to give you a few shorter simpler episodes in between our main shows.  These will focus on a particular artist and a specific song.

 

This episode focuses on this song:
Ladi6 - Guru

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Here is another episode of the One-Off series.  In order, to get you more episodes on a regular basis, we’ve decided to give you a few shorter simpler episodes in between our main shows.  These will focus on a particular artist and a specific song.

 

This episode focuses on this song:

Sun Palace - Rude Movements

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This episode is the start of something new:  the One-Off series.  In order, to get you more episodes on a regular basis, we’ve decided to give you a few shorter simpler episodes in between our main shows.  These will focus on a particular artist and a specific song.

 

This episode focuses on this song:

Nick Hakim - Bet She Looks Like You

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On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about a song that we actually don't think is that great but the stories that come from it are pretty amazing.  By the end of this episode, you will have a new appreciation for it and the melody will definitely be embedded in your mind for the next few days.  We are talking about Rod Stewart's song "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy".

 

On this episode we feature these songs:

Rod Stewart - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Bobby Womack - "(If You Want My Love) Put Something Down on It"
Millie Jackson - "Put Something Down On It / Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Jorge Ben - "Taj Mahal" (1972 version)
Jorge Ben - "Taj Mahal" (1978 version)
Taj Mahal & the International Rhythm Band - "Jorge Ben"
Steve Dahl & Teenage Radiation - "Do You Think I'm Disco?"
La Cumbia Moderna De Soledad - "¿Crees Que Soy Sexy?"
Banda Los Hijos de la Niña Luz - "El Sapo/Crees Que Soy Sexy"

 

 

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On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the syncopated world of the TR-808 Drum Machine.  It's unique sound has helped to define numerous genres, such as Techno, Miami Bass, Electro and Trap. 

 

 

On this episode we feature these songs:

 

Cybotron - Clear
Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
T La Rock & DJ Jazzy Jay - It's Yours
Hashim - Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Rick James - Cold Blooded
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From lesser know records to rare remixes to creative mash-ups, DJs have always had access to an exclusive arsenal of unique music tools.  On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going explore some of the classic party breaks that set off dancefloors worldwide throughout the 80's and 90's.

 

On this episode we feature these songs:

Rude Rydims Experiment - Everybody Bounce

Frankie Cutlass - Puerto Rico

Stik E & The Hoods - Shake WhatCha Mama Gave Ya

Masters at Work - Just A Lil' Dope

Showbiz & AG - Party Groove

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\ In memory of Prince one year after his passing.\

As you know, the world lost one of it's greatest music icons. Prince Rogers Nelson, known simply as Prince, departed from the earth on Thursday April 21st, 2016 and left behind a gaping hole in the world of music. On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about the artist forever known as Prince and some of the lesser known songs from his legendary vaults.

 
On this episode we feature these songs:
 
 
Prince - Purple Music
Prince - Wonderful Ass
Prince - Do Yourself A Favor
Prince - Cloreen Baconskin
Prince - Data Bank
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