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In the past year, saxophonist and member of LA-based jazz super-group West Coast Get Down, Kamasi Washington has exploded into the spotlight. His debut record, keep reading »

The complete list of this year’s Grammy Nominations were released and REVIVE is happy to see artists who push the boundaries of styles such as jazz, instrumental & electronic, and next wave soul/R&B represented on the list.

We, in an era of depleted harmonic angles and reused melodic motifs, have underwent a recent revitalization of musical brilliance in mainstream genres across the keep reading »

Flying Lotus‘s epic You’re Dead! caused a bit of a stir among jazz heads last year–was it jazz? Was it hip-hop? Was it something else entirely? At keep reading »

Continuing on with our favorite tracks from 2014; Revive is privileged to have worked with a few of the artists listed below and we look forward keep reading »

Drummer, composer, and producer Richard Spaven is back on the scene with his latest LP, Whole Other*, a 9-track gem that takes listeners through numerous musical landscapes. Some of our keep reading »

Dorothy Ashby is one of those undersold luminaries who has brought such a profound voice to the world of music that though her name may be unknown to some, her sound is unmistakeable both on her own records as well as on recordings for other artists (Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Bobby Womack, Bobbi Humphrey, Freddie Hubbard) and within samples of even more (J Dilla, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pete Rock, The GZA, Phife Dawg, Flying Lotus, Madlib, Jurassic 5, Angie Stone and Ghostface Killah).

In the past week or so there has been a lot of information leaking from the Brainfeeder camp concerning Thundercat and Flying Lotus. Here are a few of the most exciting tidbits of information.

We heard Thundercat was finishing up his followup to The Golden Age of Apocalypse and now we’ve got the proof with the first single off of the new record entitled Apocalypse (out July 9th 2013 on Brainfeeder). Executive produced by his brother-in-music Flying Lotus, the first track, “Heartbreaks + Setbacks.”

Thomas Pridgen is about as outspoken as they come when it gets down to creativity. He is allowing no barrier to hold him back on his journey to find and nurture an identity and seemingly this has worked out very well for him. The Oakland native has pursued stints with the Mars Volta, Berklee College of Music, and many other gigs before settling into it with his own band, The Memorials. Two records in and they have created some buzz worthy music for our eager ears. Read his story below and take a listen to some of the tracks.