Woohoo! The last month has been a BUSY one! I finally got some time to put together this month’s podcast over the weekend so, I just barely made my deadline. 🙂
This month’s downtempo podcast features NU Funk music from a variety of artists from around the world. While I was researching this month’s selections, I was surprised to find out that Australia has a flourishing funk scene and artists that are regularly releasing awesome tunes. Check out some of the links in the tracklist for more info.
Get ready to get funky, this set has some serious character, is super uplifting, and tons of fun. Enjoy!
This month’s podcast is dedicated to the TextureDJs who produce one of my favorite podcasts anywhere, “Transatlantic Grooves.” The TextureDJs play some of the most eclectic genres of music from brokenbeat, to jazz, to funk. Their sets seem to be somewhere between old and new, full of warm vintage charm, almost as if you were listening to your old 45’s.
Unfortunately the TextureDJs seem to be M.I.A. 😉 Last I have heard, “A few trips to Kenya have gotten in the way of regular podcasting.” I hope all is well fellas, and, I just wanted you guys to know that there are quite a few people out here having withdrawals without our monthly doseage! 🙂
If you believe that imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, then lets continue! This month I have put together my own eclectic mix of old and new to come up with my own “vintage 45 sound.” I have found some terrific brokenbeat, funk, and jazz as well as a couple of excellent mashups that will transport you back to more simple times. In fact, I even whipped together a couple mashups of my own for this one!”
This show is all over the place, but, was quite fun to create and is bound to leave you with a smile on your face. Enjoy!
Happy New Year my friends! I hope that everyone had a great holiday and that going back to work this week has not sucked the life right out of you. Hopefully the cool sounds of nujazz, broken beat, and hip-hop in this month’s podcast will lift your spirit some if you are indeed feeling a bit down about returning to work. 🙂
This month’s episode is quite special… it marks the 1st birthday of the “Chill With The Chola” podcast. Wow, it has gone by so fast I can hardly believe it!
In the past year, this show has grown to almost 5000 active RSS subscribers and averages another 1500 unique page views per month. That makes this site a very strong promotional tool for independent artists and labels and it does not cost them a dime to reach new listeners and potential fans. I am happy to say that this site is cash flow negative on its first birthday… yea, that’s right, NEGATIVE. This podcast is here to spread the word about the music I love, not to turn a profit. I am EXTREMELY proud of that and thank you all for your support. I could not have done it without you, the loyal listener!
This month’s episode is chock full of tastey nu jazz and broken beat, and, it is even lightly dusted with some choice underground jazzy hip-hop. I found a great new website to legaly download electronica this month and highly recommend it. Check out http://www.bagpak.net when you have some time. Quite a few of the tunes in this month’s episode were purchased right there. Enjoy!
It’s “Nu,” as in Nujazz, or maybe Nu-Jazz, or perhaps Nu Jazz… however you want to spell it, it is super cool stuff and it is here just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S.!
So many new and exciting things are happening in my life, I guess it was bound to overflow in to my creative outlet. I had so much fun with this month’s podcast! I hope that you can tap in to all of that positive energy!
Sooooo… Nujazz, what a great umbrella term for such fantastic styles of music. It’s smooth and sexy, funky and fun, and most importantly, emotional and expressive. It combines the progressions of traditional jazz music with the power and complexity of electronic music. Had I known that Jazz and Electronica would fuse in to such a wonderfully eclectic range of styles, I don’t think I would have ever put down that Tenor Saxophone all those years ago!
This month’s downtempo podcast is a seventy-six minute musical journey, during which, I explore a broad range of styles that make up Nu-Jazz. The mix starts with what feels like a late 70’s/ early 80’s flashback! The first three or four songs are very reminiscent of tunes created by Earth, Wind, and Fire or The
Parliament Funkadelic at the peak of their popularity. However, it is all “Nu” material. 🙂
After the initial dose of funk, we quickly move in to more traditional feeling Nu Jazz tunes which seem particularly influenced by broken beat, house, and classic jazz. The set ends with what is really becoming somewhat of a staple here at “Chill with The Chola”… the Bossanovas. I just cant get enough of samba and bossa nova lately and I have found a great selection for this show.
This chillout mix is perfect to throw on during cocktail hour to get the conversation flowing. As cocktails flow and hunger grows, you will find the seductive bossanovas will set the perfect mood for a quiet candle lit dinner experience! Enjoy. 😉