Author Archives: spinladen

About spinladen

DJ at KWVA University of Oregon campus radio, record collector, artist.

Best albums of 2017

Sorry folks I’ve been slacking on this post for quite some time now, but I’m finally catching up and updating my shiz. Here it is the best, best of list from last year, you’re ever gonna see in March of … Continue reading

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Best Soul/Funk singles of 2017

On the Soul Donuts radio program I counted down the best soul/funk singles of 2017.  Of course a list like this is very subjective but I’m confident, after listening and reviewing tons of music from last year, that I’ve given … Continue reading

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Its a Stoned Soul Christmas Party

Here’s the link for my Christmas radio show on the one and only KWVA Radio.  It’s fun, it’s heartfelt, as in it will warm your heart, and it’s the perfect soundtrack to your funky, soulful, afro-centric holiday party.  Disclaimer: you … Continue reading

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Pimps, Playas, Private Eye’s, and Beyond

Here’s a look at the colorful world of Blaxploitation soundtracks and the amazing posters that accompanied these classic film releases.  At Soul Donuts radio on KWVA FM we did three weeks of Blaxploitation exploration.  Here are highlights from those 3 … Continue reading

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Best albums 2016 soul/funk

  Last year was an explosive year for soul and funk.  2016 posed the greatest challenge for me of any year since I’ve begun reviewing the best soul/funk records.  Typically the choices have been obvious and great records would have … Continue reading

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Flamingo’s Flyin’

  Check out new joints from the New Jersey kid Flamingosis over at his bandcamp site, and kick him a buck to download his new album Bright Moments (actually you should pay more while you’re at it, but if you … Continue reading

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Soul Donuts best of 2015

It’s 2016 and I’m exhausted with previewing soul and funk albums released in 2015.  There were so many great albums released last year it was difficult to narrow them down to only 25 of the best, more on that later. … Continue reading

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