Canadian producer iLL Gates gives an inspiring talk about how to start and finish your recording projects. He shares his thoughts on productive habits including journal writing, drinking coffee, and why you should ditch the latest software in favor of a pen, piece of paper, and pair of scissors. … Read More
I was in love with Saadi’s EP Take It Easy way half way through the second song.
I first heard Saadi during a Rootmusic training video showcasing promotional features for the popular facebook bandpage.
A few days later Erin (my girlfriend, roommate, lover) and I invited friends to our apartment for a listening party.… Read More
Last June I listened to this 2001 album from the German band SEEED for 3 hours straight while driving home from Bonnaroo. I am happy to present ‘New Dubby Conquerors’ from SEEED as our #ThrowbackThursday album of the week.
…. could it get much better than this?… Read More
Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister receive credit as being the pioneers of Downtempo music.
In 1996, as part of its ongoing DJ-Kicks series, Berlin based label !K7 put out what was to become one of their best known albums- DJ-Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister.… Read More
I discovered Reggae Regular’s 1984 album Ghetto Rock at Deep Groove in Richmond, VA.
Ghetto Rock features everything that I enjoy about UK reggae- vocal harmonies, the occasional synth stab, and a deep riddim section. With the exception of Marco Benevento’s, Between the Needles and Nightfall I have listened to this LP more than any other album this summer.… Read More
When emailing a band’s management for the first time, you only have a few chances to get our attention. Mess that up, and your email is lost.
Below is a list of common mistakes and pet peeves from years of receiving emails, along with suggestions for ways to improve your communication to people you do not already know.… Read More
‘Solace’ (2004) the second album from Xavier Rudd, helped the Australian roots musician develop a grassroots following throughout the US. Rudd’s songs create a melodic social awareness supported by exceptional slide guitar, foot stopping, didjeridu, harmonica, and various percussive instruments.
Its an interesting daydream to wonder what would have happened if Ben Harper had written ‘Solace’ and released it after his 1995 album ‘Fight For Your Mind’.… Read More
By Dave Poe
Booking Agent for: The Green, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Seeed, The Cat Empire, Trevor Hall, etc.
Ah, the question that every band or manager has heard before while in negotiations (or begging pleas for that matter) to book a show at a music venue… big or small.… Read More
Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Aux Armes et caetera’ (Aux) is this weeks #ThrowbackThursday featured album. In 2005 Aux was my introduction to Gainsbourg’s catalogue, a collection which I have had a hard time digging much deeper into than casual listens to his recordings with Jane Birkin.… Read More