Tag Archives: funk

Inspiration Infinite :: Adrian Quesada Readies ‘Jaguar Sound’ Release With ‘Noble Metals’ Video

Inside Track :: Adrian Quesada Breaks Down ‘Mentiras Con Cariño’ For YouTube

True Sight :: Adrian Quesada Completes Single Release Trilogy With ‘El Muchacho De Los Ojos Tristes’ Video

Getting Busy :: Henry Invisible Shares Live Energy With ‘I ❤️ Funk’ Single

Groove Food :: The Beat Eternal Goes Vintage With ‘Seat Of My Soul’

Haunting Melodies :: Adrian Quesada And iLe Nail The Argento Look For ‘Mentiras Con Cariño’ Video

Raw Truth :: Jackie Venson Drops ‘I Surrender’ Single

Cosmic Funk :: Henry Invisible Unleashes ‘Space N Time’

Super Soul :: Magna Carda Push The Sonic Boundaries Of Austin Hip-Hop With ‘To The Good People’

Addressing or thinking of Austin hip-hop outfit Magna Carda within the very narrow scope that most ingest hip-hop in is a disservice to not only Magna Carda, but to individuals with such limited and reductive thinking.  While the music of Magna Carda has always been forward-thinking and full of emotional depth and sonic texture, To The Good People finds the duo taking an evolutionary step in terms of how sharply and precisely they are able to communicate and execute their ideas from song to song.  While Megz Kelli firmly plants her feet in the sand with her signature laid-back but forceful flow, everything that surrounds her musically has the ambition and sonic quality of a mixture between Sade‘s Sweetback backing band and more youthful experimental outfits like the Steve Lacy-driven The Internet.  While Austin is no stranger to popular musicians, hip-hop is a genre in which fame outside of Texas has been elusive, but if given the right opportunity, a band like Magna Carda could use an album like To The Good People to make some noise for themselves outside of the standard boundaries of success artists from this neck of the woods are accustomed to.  Definitely take the time to check out Magna Carda‘s latest offering, and if it speaks to you, donate and download if you can, but share regardless.

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Manifestation Music :: The Vapor Caves And Jackie Venson Connect For ‘Dreams’

I love how The Vapor Caves can simultaneously sound ahead of the pack and rooted in the past with what seems like relative ease.  For Dreams, the duo tapped guitarist Jackie Venson to add a little spice to their synth-based funk for a song that sounds like it belongs on a mixtape between Sheena Easton and Sheila E.  I don’t know how BoomBaptist and Yadira Brown continue to ride this wave of beautiful sonic creation, but it doesn’t look like it will crest at any point in the near future, even with the industry at large in a strange ebb.  Long story short, check out this track, download it, stream it, request it from your favorite radio or TV show, hack into an HEB public intercom and play it loud, or just throw it on repeat and take a drive.  In all seriousness, share this one around, follow The Vapor Caves on your favorite social media hangout, and always support your local mad geniuses.

Also, shout out to René Cárdenas for the dope cover design.

-chief