Author Archives: spinladen

About spinladen

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

Darkness Falls on the Edge of Time

A really solid new album of afrobeat, funk, and soul instrumentals and more.  Grab a copy and some merch. here, and enjoy the massive sounds of Blood of Royalty from the album below. Golden Dawn Arkestra-Blood of Royalty This from … Continue reading

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TRU THOUGHTS 2019

As 2019 AKA Tru Thought’s 20th birthday year draws to a close, ‘Tru Thoughts 2019’ is the latest edition of their annual compilation series. Curated by A&R, co-owner and DJ – Robert Luis, the digital album celebrates the best of … Continue reading

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Stuff I missed: the Muro Edition

Let this be your introduction to Muro if you haven’t heard of him before. Takayoshi Murota, better known as Muro, is well known for his crate digging of old records in order to (re)create new ones. Also known for having … Continue reading

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THE APOLLO!

 Various artists: The Apollo Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) UME Direct, 2019 THE APOLLO: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the audio accompaniment to the HBO documentary released November 6. Created by Oscar and Emmy-winning director Roger Ross … Continue reading

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Jazz Re-Issues

It’s been a real swingin’ year, I can’t believe it’s nearly over.. these are still the jazz re-issues from last year that I dug on cat.  I was clearly into Victor Feldman, ummmm moving on. Enjoy a taste of that … Continue reading

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Stuff I Missed: What’s an Instro-Hipster?

My intial thought was that this would be like some version of instrumental Mod Music, mixed with Austin Powers swingers meet Acid Jazz, but what I found was more fuzzed out psych, garage and rock nuggets if anything.  Still did … Continue reading

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Stuff I Missed: Jazz Rundown

Here’s a quick rundown of the lost Jazz music folder I stashed away in early 2015, I may not have gotten to these albums then, but I found the folder hiding and added them to my now playing list, you … Continue reading

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