Archive for the ‘Reggae’ Category

Stooges Brass Band

Stooges Brass Band

I’m excited to announce our new Audio Gumbo weekly feature, Throw it in the Pot.  A strictly sonic version of the website, TiitP will showcase a blend of genres all over the indie scene.  Make sure you like Audio Gumbo on Facebook for updates on downloading the podcasts! The first episode is dedicated to the sounds and culture of New Orleans.  Since it’s Fat Tuesday, today just makes sense to drop this mix.  The music in New Orleans is rich in culture and soul–jazz and blues, brass bands, second line parades, bounce music–and it all derives from the retention of African tradition, music and fellowship found in the historical Congo Square.  The tracks on this episode are wide-ranging but all reflective of a city that’s booming in the spirit of good times.  The artists featured throughout are New Orleans natives and transplants, influencers and admirers.  Enjoy and leave feedback! (more…)



Other than less clothes, sun-kissed skin, patio dining and New Orleans style snoballs, DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK’s annual Summertime mix is the warm weather constant I look forward to most.  Summertime Vol. 5 will prove to be the soundtrack to your cookouts, your pool parties and your bones tournaments.  With Biz Markie on the intro and classic gems from Herbie Hancock, Zhane, Bell Biv Devoe, De La Soul and a long list of many more, your guests won’t want the party to stop.  Gon and download it here and thank me with an invite.  Or just save me a plate.  Stream the mixtape after the cut.


Dubstep and reggae collide in this Skrillex-produced, Damian Marley-laced track “Make It Bun Dem.”  Now, the song is dope enough, but this video is what really sets it off.  A neighborhood, being terrorized by unsympathetic city officials and money-hungry land developers, threatens to succumb to evictions.  A young man and his father fight to withstand the barrage of strong-arming cops, running into homes to put families on the street.  Invoking Native American traditions and rituals, the young man, with his father’s guidance, wards off the potential eviction from his home with a rain dance and a phoenix conjuration.  Check out the video.

Damian Marley and a love song? *swoon*  Whether he’s crooning or spitting, he always waxes poetic.  Anxiously anticipating his new album, reportedly dropping in September.  Y’all groove to this for a while.
(Yanked from Damian’s Soundcloud)