My New Radio Show: The Expedition

September 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm
The Expedition on Dash Radio I am producing and hosting a brand new radio show on the Dash Radio Network.  "The Expedition - A Journey Into Sound with Frank Foreal" is all about uncovering music,new and old, from all over the world. New bands, producers, DJ's, as well as vintage finds. I'm very excited to be producing this show alongside fellow music junkies, Derrick Ah Sam and Michelle Choug, who I've spent many hours (and years) with talking about music that we love.  The Expedition airs every Friday at 5pm PT /8pm ET, with a re-broadcast every Saturday at 7pm PT / 10pm ET. You can listen to our recent archives via our new Mixcloud page, and make plans to tune in this week.  We could also use your support via all social media networks: find us on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @EXPEDITIONRADIO.  If you enjoy what you hear, please like and share! That being said, this is a bittersweet moment, as I will be stepping away from my duties on Soundwaves Radio, a great program that I have had the honor to work on the past 20 months. Without Sean Osborn's generosity, bringing me on the airwaves with him, Val The Vandle, and Francesca Harding, I could not have earned the confidence and experience to lead me to this point. I am so grateful to you all!

Pete Rock – On & On – YouTube

July 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm
Pete_Rock_Gasface_2 Pete Rock shows again that he's a Tru Master with the beats.  This is probably my favorite joint of his new instrumental album, Petestrumentals 2, available now via Mello Music Group.  For those a little too young to remember, the first volume of this was released on BBE records in 2001, and featured some of Pete's best work to date.

Space Captain – ‘Easier’ (Official Video) – YouTube

June 10, 2015 at 10:22 am
sc Been really enjoying the soul jazz artists coming out lately.  After really diving into the Joomanji catalog, I heard about this new band, Space Captain, from Brooklyn NY.
Melding elements of hip hop, soul and psychedelic rock, the Brooklyn-based group are set to release their first double A-side “Easier”/ “Remedy”, with Tru Thoughts on July 24th, ahead of a debut EP later this year.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Gensu Dean

May 28, 2015 at 8:45 am
gensu From Mello Music Group:
Producer Gensu Dean has been quiet for a minute after his collaborative album with Planet Asia (Abrasions) and then his production work for 7evenThirty (The Problem). As summer starts he wanted to let his fans know where he's been musically by offering up an all new instrumental album for free. The 25 track record is meant to be a warm up to the new material Dean has coming late in 2015 and early in 2016.

FREE Download: The Pharcyde “Re-Runnin’ (Altered Tapes Uptempo Remix)”

May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm
altered-rerunnin From Altered Tapes:
** In celebration of us hitting #5 on the CMJ Hip Hop charts (& #15 on the RPM charts), FREE MUSIC! ** A 121bpm House flip of our Pharcyde "Runnin" remix. This was something we usually only played in our live sets, but enough of you asked about it so here's a download! Shades of classic Chicago House over all this one...
Download at: https://soundcloud.com/alteredtapes/the-pharcyde-rerunnin-altered-tapes-uptempo-remix-follow-to-download

FREE Download: Pete Rock “Heaven & Hell”

May 26, 2015 at 9:00 am
peterock-heaven From Mello Music Group:
"Heaven & Earth" is the newest single from Pete Rock. An introspective beat drawn up by the original master bringing in a piano and strings driven melody while trademark drum snaps and a rubbery bassline pushes through the background. It's the type of joint that'll catch you staring out the window at the city lost in thought - an emcee's perfect canvas. Today, we thought we'd give it away as a free download as we start to gear up for the big release of "Petestrumentals 2" that is less than a month away.
The new album comes out June 23rd on Mello Music Group.

Wake Up Soundtrack: People Under the Stairs “Suite for Beaver, Pt 1”

July 31, 2014 at 6:27 am
puts Every day I wake up with a song in my head.  Sometimes it's the same song for days and days.  Today's Wake Up Soundtrack comes courtesy of People Under The Stairs, from one of my favorite hip hop albums of all time, "O.S.T."  Great drums, great sample, fun content.

Frank Foreal Live on Soundwaves Radio – May 31st, 2014

June 3, 2014 at 11:55 am
SW_Alternate   Tracklist: Kraak & Smaak - I Just Want To Be Loved Focus - Having Your Fun (4 Hero Rmx) Sun Singleton - Ready (Opolopo) Kelis - Cobbler Electric Wire Hustle - These Are The Last Days Jason McGuinness - Smiling Faces Amerigo Gazaway - Time (To Get It Together) E Reece - This Is... Ana Tijoux - Vengo Karol Conka - Boa Noite Chrissy Murderbot - Braaain

Soundwaves Radio: Interview with Oliver Wang of Soul-Sides.com

February 27, 2014 at 10:57 am
dg-odub had a great conversation with Oliver Wang on Soundwaves Radio about the upcoming 10 year anniversary of his blog, Soul-Sides.com, his love for covers, and more. He also played a few songs for us! His crates are deep, so it was an honor to have him bless the airwaves with some of his favorite tracks. Charles May & Annette May Thomas - Keep My Baby Warm West Coast Revival - Feelin' Alright Pete Rodriguez - Pete's Boogaloo Dizzy Gillespie - Matrix Labi Siffre - A Little More Line    

Soundwaves Radio: Interview with DJ Platurn

February 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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photo by Kris Perry
I had a great conversation with Oakland's DJ Platurn a few weeks back, after he made a visit to LA for Boombox's Native Tongue Appreciation night.  I scooped up his new mix CD, "So This is De La Heaven, PT2," which is an amazing De La Soul tribute, and we talked in depth about this project (which took him over a year to make).  Listen and enjoy!
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