More Bay Area Funk/Soul Music-Monophonics

10 04 2010

Just ran across these guys via Destruments on Twitter.  Checked out their site, listened to a few songs, and me likey.  If I were to describe their sound based on the few songs I heard it would be as follows:

If you threw Tower of Power and Marc Moulin (among other 60s-70s funk/soul) into a mixing bowl, stirred them up, and poured out a hard hitting, body moving, funkalicious (1,000x better than Fergalicious) groove, you would have Monophonics (here you can listen to and purchase the full album).

Here is Baobob Tree, from their album Playin & Simple.

Comments and ratings greatly appreciated=]


Oaktown Playas – Destruments

5 04 2010

If you haven’t heard of these guys, it is a requirement you hear them NOW.  Coming out of Oakland, these guys put it down.  FYI, stretch your neck muscles, because you will be bobbing you head.  Enjoy a few videos, then stop by their MySpace, add them, and buy their albums from iTunes, Rhapsody, and other places.

Destruments- MySpace

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

21 10 2009

Like everyone else, I have my hobbies.

Mine include music, so I like to take a break from real estate, sit back and listen/play.  I’m in a jazzy mood tonight, and I have a feeling you will be too after listening to this piece…one of my favorites performed by the late Cannonball Adderley.  They are right in the pocket, making this song FEEL extra good.

What’s that I hear?’s a music post

7 10 2009

I recently re-thought my whole blog’s purpose and message and came up with it’s current title “ReMyousEstate”-Real Estate, Music, and YOU.  I am passionate about all three things, so it only seemed natural to mash them into 1 blog.  On a side note, I will be tying them together here in the very near future (I have some stuff in the works that will blow your minds) so stay tuned, because you make up the most important part of my blog!

Back to the topic at hand, I realize I haven’t done a single music post!  So let’s go back, follow the yellow brick road…

I was introduced to a band recently, who I think everyone should listen to, but only if you like great music and tasty grooves.  The band is Soulive.  I have only had the chance to buy two of their albums, but so far I am very pleased.  (albums I have are Next, and Breakout).  From these two albums, I hear cues from all genres and artists like Joshua Redman, Tower of Power, The Roots, and so on…basically, what I’m trying to say is you have to bob your head when you hear these guys.  If you don’t, I would see a doctor because you might not be human.  Here is a little taste for you, so crank up your volume, hit play, and make sure your neck is thoroughly stretched.

Check out Soulive by clicking the previous links, on iTunes and also on MySpace.