ABQ’s 7 Tracks 2 Back This Week (10/15/17)

With so much going on in the world, and this country, over the past several weeks, getting away with some music is such a pleasant diversion that we sometimes take for granted.  It’s a privilege that we should all appreciate, definitely in times when there are people really suffering in places like Puerto Rico, Houston, … Continue reading ABQ’s 7 Tracks 2 Back This Week (10/15/17)


ABQ Back On Track Blog Radio – KUNM 89.9 FM (3:00-6:00am) – Sunday, October 15th, 2017

It feels really good getting back to some music after a week’s vacation, especially when we’re welcoming in the colder weather at night right here in the Q!  We’ve gotten lucky with some great Balloon Fiesta warm weather during the day, which is what makes Albuquerque so great.  The show this week doesn’t follow the … Continue reading ABQ Back On Track Blog Radio – KUNM 89.9 FM (3:00-6:00am) – Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Hi-Tone – “The Gossip”

Latin American lyricists, hip-hop artists, and beat makers have long been overlooked in the history of the rap in this country, despite the concurrent development of hip-hop in many Central and South American countries during the 1980’s with the United States in New York.  Hip-hop has always been an outlet for describing and relaying the … Continue reading Hi-Tone – “The Gossip”

Wasiu – “ArtBeat Cypher” (feat. Lou Phelps & KNLO)

Haitian-Canadian DJ and record producer, Kaytranada, is becoming more of a household name (just check out his Wikipedia page, and the number of remixes and collaborations he’s participated in over the last several years).  Wasiu’s “Artbeat Cypher” begins with an interview with Kaytranada at the Red Bull Music Academy, where he talks a little about … Continue reading Wasiu – “ArtBeat Cypher” (feat. Lou Phelps & KNLO)

Umii (Reva DeVito + B. Bravo) – “The One”

Reva DeVito and B. Bravo teamed up for a debut EP, This Time, about two months ago, which was released via Fresh Selects, on SoundCloud and other media platforms.  Devito, a Portland-based singer-songwriter, was still riding high after releasing The Move EP, in which she collaborated with a number of high-profile electronic producers, including Kaytranada … Continue reading Umii (Reva DeVito + B. Bravo) – “The One”

Sampa the Great – “Rhymes To The East”

I love Sampa the Great! I love that she is a young hip-hop artist with relatively clean lyrics who I can play for my daughter, and actually has a love for the old school samples and sounds that really hooked me onto rap back in the day.  She is, arguably, one of the most important … Continue reading Sampa the Great – “Rhymes To The East”

Gotts Street Park – Volume One EP

The UK answer to BadBadNotGood. Enough said?  If not, and if you have no idea about what I’m talking about, then definitely check out BadBadNotGood’s breakthrough album, IV, released last year off of Innovative Leisure Records, as well as their latest collaboration with Late Night Tales for probably one of the best compilation albums of … Continue reading Gotts Street Park – Volume One EP