Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics

UbuntuFM | Caz Gardiner & The Badasonics

#Releases #Soul Badasonics Caz Gardiner #Reggae #Funk

Funky Soulsteady Beat from Washington D.C. & BelgiumThe Badasonics mixes Soul and Funk together with Jamaican riddims and horns with the soulful rock and Reggae voice of Caz Gardiner to deliver a pulsating party of soul steady beats.

Finally! We have been playing "Never Gonna Let" and in particular "Tic Tac Toe" for months and now the full release is there!

The Badasonics, consisting of former members of The Moon Invaders & The Caroloregians, were also known as the busiest backing band for Jamaican artists in Europe and have played with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Dave & Ansel Collins, Rico Rodriguez

Bill King, Wayne McGhie & Pablo Paul | 'Promises'

UbuntuFM | Bill King, Wayne McGhie & Pablo Paul | 'Promises'

#Releases #Reggae #Funk Bill King

The backstory to this track is as interesting as the track itselfIt was 1974, and Toronto was undergoing a cultural shift. The usual pop fare was starting to assimilate the rhythms of the Caribbean – not just Soca, and calypso – but a music known and beloved by those who immigrated from Jamaica called, ‘Reggae.’ 


Over a Forty-four year period, Bill King either stored in a garage, basement or transported fifteen 2” tape recordings, most absent track sheets, and recorded between 1974 to 1985. Some were jazz and others reggae and funk sessions with his various bands. 

Out of curiosity King had four of those 2" tapes baked (in order to attempt to preserve magnetic tapes you can bake

Jimi Hendrix | Band of Gypsys

UbuntuFM | Jimi Hendrix | Band of Gypsys (1970)

#Releases #Blues #Rock #Funk Jimi Hendrix

Featured on UbuntuFM World Radio Band of Gypsys is a live album and Jimi's first without the Experience. Recorded at Fillmore East NYC - dec 31 - jan 2, 1970 with a new line-up of musiciians.

#BoG is regarded by some fans and critics as Hendrix's least important album. This may be a matter of personal taste and preference. An album may not appeal to a certain segment of an artist's following, it still may leave it's mark on music history. Such is the case with #BoG

The recording is clearly more rhythm driven and less Blues oriented. Working with different musicians - Billy Cox on

Tony Koch & The Alt News Band | "Uber Chill"

UbuntuFM | Tony Koch & The Alt News Band | "Uber Chill"

#Releases #Jazz #Funk #NuJazz Tony Koch

A rich collection of NeoBop, NuJazz, Funk and Latin music "Uber Chill" brings together elements of various musical styles combined with unexpected instrumental solos, richly layered synth sounds, hip rhythms and bluesy, funky guitar hooks. 

Uber Chill, is a collection of bandleader, guitarist, composer and jazz visionary Tony Koch’s original alternative jazz tunes that dives deeply into his creative use of melody, harmony and rhythm and celebrates each members’ diverse perspectives, all framed by the group’s sizzling chemistry.

The songs on the album encourage listeners to slow down, relax and melt into delicious layers of

T-Spoon ft. EyeKonik & Roger | 'I Want To Be Your Man'

UbuntuFM | T-Spoon | I Want To Be Your Man (ft. Eyekonik & Roger)

#Reviews #Dance #Funk #HipHop T-Spoon Roger Troutman Zapp

Roger Troutman tributeThe original version of 'I Want to Be Your Man' was released by American funk legend Roger Troutman (1951-1999), from his third studio album Unlimited!.

For those of you who don't know Roger: 
Roger Troutman was the founder of funk legends Zapp who helped spearhead the funk movement and heavily influenced West Coast Hip-Hop. Next to James Brown and George Clinton, Zapp & Roger are one of the heaviest sampled artists to date.

Troutman is still well known for his use of the talk box, a device that is connected to a keyboard, to create