Stone Or Lavender: Hiatus Kaiyote’s Triumphant Return Stuns Sold-Out Fox Theater in Oakland [B.Getz on L4LM]

Australian buzz-band Hiatus Kaiyote made their long awaited return to stateside shores last week, barreling into Northern California on the heels of two Brooklyn shows a few days earlier. The idiosyncratic, mind-bending quartet swooped into Oakland’s majestic Fox Theater on March 17th for its first East Bay performance over three years.

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DOWN BY LAW: In Memoriam – Rest In Beats, Leonardo Del Hubrio. Longtime Bassist of The Roots [Leonard ‘Hub’ Hubbard 1959-2021]

Just wanted to take a few minutes to pay tribute to Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, of the Legendary Roots Crew, who passed away yesterday at 62 years young;

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DILLAGENCE: Stream 33+ Hours of JAY DEE / J.DILLA On This 711-Track Career Anthology [Soundcloud]

Check out this 33+ hour, 711-track exhaustive J.Dilla anthology, distributed over six 5+ hour volumes on Soundcloud. Shoutout to @araQual from Okayplayer’s The Lesson for putting in WORK to create this magnificent document. Long Live DIlla Dawg!

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Upful LIFE’s 19 Favorite Records of 2019

Reviews/reflections of 19 records that resonated most in 2019, plus 19 more Honorable Mentions. Stream links & playlist. Curated/composed by B.Getz / Upful LIFE

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