After the jump, Nate Patrin takes us all on a journey to the early 80s, when funk was going rock, rock was going pop, and new wave was going berserk. The era is widely used as a cheap punchline, but secretly proves to be a fertile time for technological innovation, genre crossover, and -- above all -- jams.
After the jump, your friends Nate Patrin and Marty Brown finish up a deep dive into the bounty of music 2016 has already served up, including Anderson .Paak's Malibu; Future's Purple Reign & EVOL; Rihanna's ANTI; KING's We Are KING; Esperanza Spalding's Emily's D+Evolution; Ty Segall's Emotional Mugger; Savages' Adore Life; and other odds and ends.
After the jump, your friends Nate Patrin and Marty Brown go in on the robust year in music so far, diving into The Life of Pablo, untitled unmastered., Hella Personal Film Festival, and The Carrollton Heist.
Jody Beth LaFosse joins Nate and Marty to talk about lamented genres of the '60s and '70s, digging in to Jazz Fusion, Prog Rock and New-age Music in order to see what each of them had to say about its time and how each resonates in today's music.
On a very special episode of Beat Connection, your boy Tucker Stone joins Nate and Marty to count down the best musical happenings of 2015 and pit them all against one another in an epic battle royal to determine the single best music thing of the year. Blood will be shed and friendships will be lost after the jump.