Stevie Wonder Reflects On Motown, God And Prince [NPR]

Stevie Wonder needs little introduction. His awards and achievements — 25 Grammy Awards, a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, more than 100 million records sold worldwide — only speak partially to his legend. His career began when he signed to Motown Records at the age of 11, becoming a teenage soul sensation…

François K – World of Echoes (10-08-17) [Worldwide FM]

“This installment will get you into the summer mood – from dazzling and sensuous jazzy numbers to laid back, atmospheric tracks and of course the expected complement of danceable grooves. As always, expect selections across the board with unexpected surprises and a few dear favorites, all straight from the heart.” – François K. Tracklist: The Disciples – Brighter…

How pirate radio changed the airwaves [BBC]

Fifty years ago, the government put a stop to offshore pirate radio stations like Radio Caroline. But during the 1980s, it experienced a resurgence among black music-lovers. Trevor Nelson, DJ Jazzie B and Gilles Peterson offer a history of this era of pirate radio. Produced by Fatma Wardy. Filmed by Alexi Peristianis, Clinton Forde.  …

Classic Mix Series #4: François K – Essential Mix

Details: Released: 2000 Label: London Records Genre: Jazz-Funk, Dub, House, Techno, Deep House, Disco, Funk, Drum ‘n’ Bass Format: x2 CD   Essential Mix, François Kevorkian’s two-disc meditation on the New York City dance scene over the preceding quarter-century, is appropriately expansive and all-embracing. The evident pan-global vibes and emphasis on funk and fusion will strike a chord for those…