The Muzik Beat Playlist: Hip Hop, Blues and Pop for The Weekend

By AARON GAGERS The tunes on the Muzik Beat premiere playlist represent those on the way up and veterans whose work defies description. Ranging from hip hop to jazz and pop, our Friday playlist introduces the listener to some of the hot new material coming to market. Aloud: ‘Loving U’s a Beautiful Thing’ Aloud’s new record, Sprezzatura, out on May 8th via Lemon Merchant Records … Continue reading The Muzik Beat Playlist: Hip Hop, Blues and Pop for The Weekend

Derek Brown Goes All Out on Fiftyfifty

By PATRICK O’HEFFERNAN When I saw Derek Brown back in the good old days when music venues were open – three weeks ago – I was blown away. Not only is he a world-class saxophone player, but he is also a great innovator and performer. He does things with the sax that are seemingly impossible, he does them live without gimmicks or fancy electronics. The … Continue reading Derek Brown Goes All Out on Fiftyfifty