Category Archives: Afrobeat

Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus

A sound never heard before, is just one of its qualities. Debut release by Yussef Kamaal duo is all about drums and keys. There’s always this contrast between rhythm, and melody, leaving an empty space for the listener. Yes, the solos are

Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus

A sound never heard before, is just one of its qualities. Debut release by Yussef Kamaal duo is all about drums and keys. There’s always this contrast between rhythm, and melody, leaving an empty space for the listener. Yes, the solos are

Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son

“Japan-born/N.Y.C.-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda’s Blue Note Records debut, 2014’s Rising Son, is a funky, soul and hip-hop-infused affair featuring production from acclaimed jazz vocalist José James.  Kuroda delves deep into a ’70s fusion, funk, and Afro-beat-influenced sound that is at once

Takuya Kuroda – Rising Son

“Japan-born/N.Y.C.-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda’s Blue Note Records debut, 2014’s Rising Son, is a funky, soul and hip-hop-infused affair featuring production from acclaimed jazz vocalist José James.  Kuroda delves deep into a ’70s fusion, funk, and Afro-beat-influenced sound that is at once