Newness is on the way

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been seven years since I released Boom Bap Sunrise. But the followup is on the way. More news to follow soon…

Groove Salad Volume 2 features Zane Tate

Groove Salad Volume 2 is out now, and it features my song, “The Last Resort” along with some other great downtempo music. Soma FM, “a listener-supported, commercial-free internet-only radio station,” and probably my favorite online radio station, broadcasts a number of genre-driven channels, one of which is Groove Salad. Groove Salad plays mostly instrumental downtempo, groove-oriented ambient, and trip hop music (Nightmares on Wax, St. Germain, Boards Of Canada), and it’s one of the largest online broadcasters of this style. Since Soma FM is commercial-free, the station relies on listener support in order to stay online. When you donate $40 you can get a copy of the Groove Salad Volume 2 compilation on CD, which features a tasty selection of songs from the Groove Salad playlist. I’m a big fan of Soma FM, and Groove Salad in particular, so I’m honored and excited that my song “The Last Resort” was included on the album. Soma FM has the full playlist, and more details on how you can get the CD, on its website...

Some good music

As most of you know, I write about music from time to time for Leisure Lab, and I’ve recently come across a few albums that really stand out as creative, unique, or just enjoyable. The most recent of these is So Many Ways by Lay-Far, a deep house producer from Russia. This record is filled with jazzy, soulful house, and it’s just a pleasure to listen to. Another recent favorite of mine is Cosm’ethic by Tommaso Cappellato and Astral Travel. If you like spiritual, mind-expanding jazz music then this record will really blow you away. And, saving the best for last, I want to tell you about Personal Life, and their album Morning Light. Robert Strauss, Stuart Lisbie, and the rest of the Personal Life group have made a beautiful Jazz Funk album that reminds me a lot of Incognito (and that’s a big compliment). The song “Distance Can Be Sweet” is my favorite track from the release. Go listen to this one as soon as you...

Fan Video for Speed of Soul by Zane Tate

I just discovered this fan-made video for my song, “Speed of Soul,” and had to share it with you. I have no idea where the visual content came from, and I don’t know anything about the person who made it. But it’s cool, right? “Speed of Soul” comes from my 2007 album Boom Bap Sunrise, which you can get right...
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