Oliver Wang http://www.kunc.org en Gimme The Beat (Box): The Journey Of The Drum Machine http://www.kunc.org/post/gimme-beat-box-journey-drum-machine About 10 years ago, a disgruntled pianist in Los Angeles named John Wood began a popular bumper sticker campaign with the slogan, "Drum Machines Have No Soul." Not everyone was convinced, including producer Eric Sadler.<p>"Drum machines don't run themselves," Sadler says. "It's the people who put into the drum machines that give the drum machines soul, to me. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:17:00 +0000 Oliver Wang 53491 at http://www.kunc.org Gimme The Beat (Box): The Journey Of The Drum Machine 20 Years Ago, De La Soul Refused To Go Pop http://www.kunc.org/post/20-years-ago-de-la-soul-refused-go-pop <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B1-naHt1aA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEzEDMqXQQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r774KpYtso</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svw1b--jKCE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udSjNOZ26o8</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:42:00 +0000 Oliver Wang 53130 at http://www.kunc.org 20 Years Ago, De La Soul Refused To Go Pop Kanye's 'Yeezus' Packs A Bite http://www.kunc.org/post/kanyes-yeezus-packs-bite <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuhl6Ji5zHM</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Oliver Wang 45980 at http://www.kunc.org Kanye's 'Yeezus' Packs A Bite Shuggie Otis: 40 Years Later, Still An 'Inspiration' http://www.kunc.org/post/shuggie-otis-40-years-later-still-inspiration This isn't the first time Shuggie Otis' masterpiece, <em>Inspiration Information</em>,<em> </em>has been reissued — but that's OK. It's an album that absolutely deserves to be rediscovered every decade or so.<p>Released nearly 40 years ago, the album became Otis' most acclaimed work, and also his last official release: Otis continued to work and play with other musicians, but a follow-up album has never materialized. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:52:00 +0000 Oliver Wang 45310 at http://www.kunc.org Shuggie Otis: 40 Years Later, Still An 'Inspiration' Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation http://www.kunc.org/post/laura-mvulas-velvet-moon-revelation <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akYnlwubDo</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:41:00 +0000 Oliver Wang 44354 at http://www.kunc.org Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation