Playing tracks by
Keith Fullerton Whitman, Ornette Coleman, Ahmed Trio Jamal, Air, Dj Rashad and more.
in his first episode of Blue Roots, okayshades invites best friend and band-mate, Matthew Field to sit down and explore jazz, electronica, footwork, kwaito and more.
blue roots by okayshades is a series of music and conversation podcasts in which I invite guests to kick it with me one on one.
I share a musical connection with each guest and this is the foundation of the music I play.
We reflect on what we hear and on the associations which are brought to mind.
Furthermore we occasionally discuss the cultural, social, and technological meanings implicit or explicit in the music.
The title blue roots refers to my own upbringing: hearing a lot of jazz - and then it refers to the way this musical tradition has informed genres around the world.