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"The Birth Of Soul"
Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and composer known as Ray Charles. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into his early recordings with Atlantic Records.
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True Skool Lesson #5

"APACHE", the record that influenced massively the birth of Hip Hop!

This is a "part" documentary of "Sample This", that reveals how the forgotten record "Apache" by the Incredible Bongo Band helped to cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Kool Herc extended it´s percussions by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx. Kool Herc played it a lot, Grandmaster Flash played it a lot and Afrika Bambaataa played it a lot. Apache by the Incredible Bongo Band was THE Hip Hop anthem!

The Longplayer "Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock" got it´s 40th Anniversary this year and is re-released on vinyl now out on "Mr Bongo Records"!

"Bongo Rock is significant, for being one of the musical cornerstones of rap ... it is certainly one of the most sampled Longplayers in history, if not the most sampled. Most every history-minded hip-hop DJ has a copy, and the first few bars of its signature number, a driving cover version of the 60’s instrumental number Apache, can send crowds into overdrive.” According to Kool Herc, the stylistic pioneer many people consider to be the father of hip-hop music, the Bongo’s "Apache" is "the national anthem of hip-hop." - NY Times

Go back, way back, back into the time... "Apache!" 
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True Skool Lesson #4

WTF is "Four on the floor"!?
(A short story from "Motown Heartbeat" to "Four on the floor", from Soul to Disco to House)

Philadelphia-based "The Trammps" founder and leader Earl Young sets with his drum beat in Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes's "The Love I Lost" from 1973 the place for a whole club culture and influenced with it many music styles! The loop of his beat became the base for every disco and now-a-days dance number!
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Nu Blends Compilation Vol.10 OUT NOW!

Tracks by Daytoner Breaks, Dj Rebel, Sandman, Shanti Roots & Scheibosan, Karim, Grabo´sky, DJ Palermo, Mr Q & Mr.W and Romano Gemini.

01 - Daytoner - Marleys Gold Nu Blends Exclusive
02 - Dj Rebel - Shocking On The Dock Of The Bay
03 - Railroad Blues (Sandman Bounce) Nu Blends Exclusive
04 - JJ Light vs. W.Ambros vs. ACDC - Heya Afghan Rocks (Shanti Roots & Scheibosan Mashup) Nu Blends Exclusive
05 - The New York City Bump (Karim Mirallers Dub)
06 - Pearl Jam - W.M.A (Grabo´sky Tribal Jam Mix)
07 - Busta Rhymes vs. Earth, Wind & Fire - Dangerous Star (DJ Palermo Extended Mashup) Nu Blends Exclusive
08 - The Munsters Theme (reshocked by Mr Q & Mr.W)
09 - Tito & Tarantula - After Dark (Grabo´sky Re-Edit)
10 - Easin' In (Karim Ghetto Shuffle Re-Edit)
11 - Cream vs Santos - Creamy Pussy Juice (Shanti Roots & Scheibosan Mashup) Nu Blends Exclusive
12 - Set It Off - (Sandman Acid ReFonk) Nu Blends Exclusive
13 - Pharrell Williams vs. Little Richard - Happy Tutti Frutti (DJ Palermo Mashup) Nu Blends Exclusive
14 - Daytoner - For Your Love
15 - Dj Rebel - Santana's Kitchen
16 - Nana Mouskouri - Guten Morgen Sonnenschein (reshined by Mr.Q & Mr.W)
17 - Run DMC, Beats International & Djtzinas - My Jam Hot Adidas Are Good To Me (Romano Gemini Mashup) Nu Blends Exclusive

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new weekly series on Nu Blends ...

"True Skool Lessons"
(The History of dance music and club culture)
True Skool Lessons
True Skool Lessons
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