MUSIC IS MY LIFE
SUN RA - SATURN
$ 30.00SUN RA born Herman Poole Blount, legal name Le Sony'r Ra, May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his experimental music, "Cosmic Philosophy", prolific output and theatrical performances. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979. For much of his career Sun Ra led "The Arkestra" an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up. Born and raised in Alabama, Blount would eventually become involved in the 1940s Chicago jazz scene. He soon abandoned his birth name, taking the name Sun Ra (after Ra, the Egyptian God of the Sun) and developing a complex persona and mythology that would make him a pioneer of Afro-futurism, he claimed he was an alien from Saturn on a mission to preach peace and throughout his life he consistently denied any ties to his prior identity. His widely eclectic and exploratory music would eventually touch on virtually the entire history of jazz, ranging from swing music and bebop to free jazz and fusion, and his compositions ranged from keyboard solos to big bands of over 30 musicians. From the mid-1950s until his death, Sun Ra led the musical collective "The Arkestra" (which featured artists such as Marshal Allen, John Gilmore, June Tyson throughout its various iterations). Its performances often included dancers and musicians dressed in elaborate, futuristic costumes inspired by ancient Egyptian attire and the space age. Though his mainstream success was limited, Sun Ra was a prolific recording artist and frequent live performer, and remained both influential and controversial throughout his life for his music and persona. He is now widely considered an innovator; among his distinctions are his pioneering work in free improvisation and modal jazz and his early use of electronic keyboards. Over the course of his career, he recorded dozens of singles and over one hundred full-length albums, comprising well over 1000 songs and making him one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
SUN RA - SATURN
DISCO E CULTURA
$ 30.00DISCO E CULTURA is a phrase often found on brazilian record covers from every decade and genre. It means "The record is Culture". A term most record collectors hold deeply in their hearts when diggin' for any type of brazilian records, from Bossa Nova to Psych Rock to Samba and many other sounds from the big country in South America. Next time you dig for brazilian music on vinyl, make sure it contains these 3 words in portuguese. DISCO E CULTURA. Colors available: Maroon, Harbor Blue, Forest Green (White Logo), Black, Forest Green (Black Logo). *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of your choice from our DJ Mix Series.
DISCO E CULTURA
$ 30.00If you are a collector of vinyl and also have an admiration for nice kicks,Than you have found the perfect combination in one image. Diggin 101 Force to those that have the passion for the preservation of music culture and the taste of a shoes / kicks connoisseur. A homage to the original air delta force logo. Keep Diggin' *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of your choice from our DJ Mix Series.
$ 30.00Future Funk is a music genre that emerged from the Vaporwave genre in the summer of 2012. It is characterized with the heavy use of samples, primarily of 70's and 80's funk and disco. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of your choice from our DJ Mix Series.
NEW MUSIC COLLABORATIONS
MdCL & GB "POWER TO THE PEOPLE"
"Power to the People is about activism through art. Music certainly doesn’t have to be angry, loud or noisy to embody the spirit of progress, freedom and unity - sometimes it’s the quiet ones that resonate the most. For my part, the mixtape selection is all about music with undeniable essence and substance that goes hand in hand with great artistry and reflecting the human spirit. Taking the past and recontextualizing it to the present - keeping it all timeless. On the 7” we’ve paid homage to two iconic titans of jazz - Charlie Parker and Joe Henderson - the former remixed by me and the latter reworked from scratch with an original GB interpretation. Kick back, relax and enjoy!"
- Mark de Clive-Lowe (Mashibeats/CHURCH)
Check the 12 min snippet of Kenny Dope "Anything Goes" exclusive mix for 101 Apparel
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