Aural Dive: “Maxine” by Saoul

Funk as a music genre is far from dead. For the moment, it’s spending time in the worthy hands of multi-instrumentalist Saoul in the form of “Maxine”, the funkiest track I’ve heard so far this year. What makes Saoul’s Funk so unique for 2020 is that he moves beyond the basic, lower-shelf grooves and immerses […]

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BEYONCÉ WAS NOT WONDER-FUL

I checked out Beyoncé’s Stevie Wonder tribute performance, but did it differently from many of you. I closed my eyes, and then listened. The musical arrangements were tight—I picked that up straightaway. I then—still with closed eyes—focused on Beyoncé’s vocals and asked myself at the end of her performance, “If Beyoncé released the three Stevie […]

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