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Beats of the Week: John Coltrane – Different Kinds of Blue

February 14, 2017

 

No doubt, the name John Coltrane comes to mind, just after Lisa Simpson, when you think Jazz Saxophone. With an incredible storied career, cut short after his cancer diagnosis in 1967, John Coltrane contributed to legendary recordings with the likes of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington.

From his humble beginning in North Carolina, Coltrane would go on to develop his own unique chord progressions, and pioneer the use of musical modes that would help bring about a post-modern jazz movement, cementing him as (arguably) the most significant saxophonist in music history.

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Beats of the Week DoubleShot! – Dreamers + Narcos

September 12, 2016

No doubt, you’ve been binging season 2 of Narcos on Netflix. The entire Straw Boss crew is completely obsessed and it’s made for some refreshing new additions to the office music choices. If you’ve caught the…

Beats of the Week: Dagny – Ultraviolet

September 6, 2016

Boasting MILLIONS of downloads for her first single Backbeat, Dagny is no doubt an artist you’ve spent the summer with in your headphones and bluetooth speakers. And as the summer was beginning to come to an end,…

Beats of the Week: Hunx And His Punx – Lovers Lane

August 19, 2016

From the ashes of his group Gravy Train!!!!!, with lyrical and vocal support from Shannon Shaw (Shannon and the Clams) came Seth Bogart’s Hunx and His Punx. Debuting in 2008 as Hunx and his Punkettes with…

Beats of the Week: In Conversation with Coast Modern

May 10, 2016

  With new releases from Beyonce, Drake, Radiohead, James Blake (and Chance the Rapper) in such a short span, it can be really challenging to stay on top of everything out there right now. Always on…