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Following the success of his 2014 album CHURCH, broken beat maestro Mark de-Clive Lowe has been drawing crowds to witness the spectacle that is CHURCH –  a keep reading »

Dexter Story’s journey through the music industry is like few others. Seemingly living multiple lifetimes in his 48 years, this renaissance man has had careers spanning from product manager for artists like Snoop Dogg, Musiq Soulchild, & LL Cool J, to booking acts for a busy LA nightclub, being signed as a rap producer by Sony, managing Meshell Ndegeocello, and ultimately finding himself as an artist. We sat down to discuss Story’s debut solo record on Kindred Spirits entitled ‘Seasons,’ but got a lot more story than we paid for. Be sure to read Pt. 1 of our interview before delving into Pt. 2 below!

Dexter Story’s journey through the music industry is like few others. Seemingly living multiple lifetimes in his 48 years, this renaissance man has had careers spanning from product manager for artists like Snoop Dogg, Musiq Soulchild, & LL Cool J, to booking acts for a busy LA nightclub, being signed as a rap producer by Sony, managing Meshell Ndegeocello, and ultimately finding himself as an artist. We sat down to discuss Story’s debut solo record on Kindred Spirits entitled ‘Seasons,’ but got a lot more story than we paid for.

Why did we choose Bitches Brew for the first “Issue?” When one of our brethrens at Revive was asked to sit on the panel at last year’s CMJ Music Marathon Week by the Miles Davis Estate to talk about the intersections between jazz and hip-hop and how it relates to Bitches Brew, we jumped out of our seats and said “yes, yes!” At last there was a camp, the Miles Davis Estate, that like ours, valued progressive jazz music beyond the confines of strict genre assignments. We respected what the estate was doing, connecting with young cats in different areas of popular culture, and outside of academic jazz circles, to revitalize the legacy of Miles Davis—and not just Miles Davis—but the eras of music that can be connected directly back to his influence.

There is something special about the LA music scene that has allowed the space and environment for many different grassroots music communities to form and flourish, with artists moving fluidly, almost without boundaries. Miles Tackett from Breakestra is one of the musicians responsible for the abundance of great music cyphers in LA for the past decade and a half, as the founding member of Breakestra–an almost musician collective–or more so a band with constantly moving and changing parts that grew organically out of a weekly musician/DJ jam. This was one of the first events of this kind that were spawned out of the lush period of hip-hop where emcees, jazz musicians, DJs, breakdancers–and anyone else who wanted to throw down–were welcome to do so in one space. Miles spoke with us about the beginnings of Breakestra, the pre Daptones funk and soul resurgence, and the dope cats to learn more about on the live music circuit.

Carlos Niño and Dublab are presenting a a tribute to the great Alice Coltrane on Saturday August 27th for her birthday. “Celebrating the Life, Music and Spirit of Swamini Turiyasangitananda ALICE COLTRANE on her birthday. Featuring The Universal Consciousness Harp Ensemble under the direction of Radha Botofasina, The Paul Livingstone Trio and more!”

You have to have been living on a remote island without people to not know who Miles Davis is, but yet few have heard of Teo Macero. Teo is arguably the creative mastermind behind Bitches Brew, who had such a meticulous and distinct style to his craft that he changed entirely the landscape of music production, and employed a cutting and splicing technique that was the precursor to the huge take off of sampling later seen in hip-hop. The Revivalist interviewed some of our favorite DJ/Producers—Rob Swift, Raydar Ellis, Carlos Nino, and DJ Logic —to gain their insight about Teo’s imprint on American music and the advent of new technologies to the music studio that lead to the evolution or devolution (depending on who you ask) of sound.