Check out two more songs by Eric B tonight on Pocket Beats
Checkout the Shak Diesel video “Art Gallery” shot in Austin TX during SXSW. I had this artist on Pocket Beats during SXSW and he got it turnt up!
The Nerve DJ’s are in town and will be stopping by the studio to chop it up with your boy DJ AyBee. Tune in Wednesday Night at 9pm on www.koop.org. Its a special 2 hour show, dont miss it!
Chuck Brown, the gravelly voiced bandleader who capitalized on funk’s percussive pulse to create go-go, the genre of music that has soundtracked life in black Washington for more than three decades, died Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins University hospital in Baltimore. He was 75.
Known as the “Godfather of Go-Go,” the performer, singer, guitarist and songwriter developed his commanding brand of funk in the mid-1970s to compete with the dominance of disco.
Like a DJ blending records, Mr. Brown used nonstop percussion to stitch songs together and keep the crowd on the dance floor, resulting in marathon performances that went deep into the night. Mr. Brown said the style got its name because “the music just goes and goes.”
In addition to being go-go’s principal architect, Mr. Brown remained the genre’s most charismatic figure. On stage, his spirited call-and-response routines became a hallmark of the music, reinforcing a sense of community that allowed the scene to thrive. As go-go became a point of pride for black Washingtonians, Mr. Brown became one of the city’s most recognizable figures.
“No single type of music has been more identified with Washington than go-go, and no one has loomed so large within it as Chuck Brown,” former Washington Post pop music critic Richard Harrington wrote in 2001.
Debuting the release of the new mixtape “Kill Your Radio” from the Washington D.C. Hip Hop artist, Slimm Hefnah. Along with a phone interview, we will be playing tracks from the CD.
Join me on Pocket Beats Wednesday night at 9:00 pm CST to learn more about this artist and hear tracks from the new mixtape cd.
My condolences got out to the family and friends of Donald Cortez “Don” Cornelius Setember 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012.