Artist Debuts

I LOVE MAKONNEN

I LOVE MAKONNEN is the stage name of Atlanta-based R&B and hip-hop artist Makonnen Sheran. His rise to prominence began after Drake remixed his song “Tuesday.” Another one of his tracks reached Miley Cyrus, who shared it on her Instagram. He has recently signed to Drake’s label, OVO Sound, and has begun work on a collaboration project with Mike Will.

You+Me

You+Me (pronounced “you plus me”) are a country-folk duo formed by singer-songwriter Alecia Moore (aka Pink) and Canadian musician Dallas Green (aka City And Colour). They recently unveiled their debut single, an acoustic love song “You And Me” and will release their debut studio album, Rose Ave., on 10/12.

Saint Pepsi

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 12.54.57 PMRecently named “Best Of What’s Next” by Paste Magazine, Saint Pepsi began experimenting with remixing, genre shuffling and mashing up tracks by Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen – receiving recognition by multiple music blogs. He recently released his first non-remix track on the Carpark record label, “Fiona Coyne,” a summery synth-pop love letter to a fictional character on the TV show Degrassi.

Shake Some Action!

Yes, James Hall named his band after The Flamin’ Groovies’ most popular song. And yes, Shake Some Action! is a musical project that’s largely informed by the jingle-jangle power-pop of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. But where Hall’s other likeminded Seattle contemporaries rarely veer beyond the first three albums recorded by Big Star (cough, cough, The Posies, cough, cough), he gets more adventurous. Dig into the prolific man’s recordings and you’ll hear trace elements of more paisley underground sounding legends like The Rain Parade and The Three O’Clock. Hone in on Hall’s singing style and you’ll detect an anglophile approach that’s mined from early ‘90s EPs by The La’s and The Stone Roses.

New Music

Frank Catalano – Love Supreme Collective

With his previous album Bang! topping the Billboard Jazz chart in 2008, Frank Catalano has established himself as one of the top selling saxophonists in the United States, having the distinction of being the only known saxman to have performed with legendary artists like Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Tito Puente and Tony Bennett – while still in high school! For his latest EP release, Love Supreme Collective, he teams up with Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (who originally trained as a jazz drummer). The homage to John Coltrane also features Percy Jones (Brand X), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Adam Benjamin (Kneebody).

Karen O – Crush Songs

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 1.13.58 PMThe dreamy, acoustic opening track “Ooo” sets the tone for the collection of lo-fi, stripped-down love songs from Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O on her debut solo LP Crush Songs. Each of the album’s fifteen love ditties were recorded between 2006 and 2010 and (according to Karen O) were originally not intended for release at first, having been an outlet to bare her feelings. Lucky for us, she eventually distributed her intimate, impromptu-sounding musings to Cult Records (run by Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas). Other notable tracks include a brief cover of The Doors’ “Indian Summer” and the album’s lead single “Rapt.”

Mr. Carmack – Blouses

Hawaii-based producer Mr. Carmack is steadily making a name for himself in the worlds of trap and soulful electronica. While being associated with Soulection doesn’t hurt, it’s his riding of the line between rap & dance that makes his sound so relevant. With Blouses, Mr. Carmack mixes off-key video game samples and a rumbling bassline that evokes a dark, trapped-out netherworld. Nod your head to this!

Genre Station

Memphis Soul

Enjoy the uptown sounds of Memphis, from the rhythm section of Booker T. & The MG’s and many other STAX recording artists, to the quintessential Memphis soul of Al Green on the Hi label. The definitive Memphis horns sound still used in today’s retro soul provided the backbone for the classic hits you’ll hear on this station, including: “Soul Man,” “Knock on Wood,” “Respect Yourself” and “Funky Broadway.”

Musicologist

I dig all things ‘60s: garage punk, obscure psych, Stax and Motown soul stompers. My first CD purchases were REM’s Out of Time and Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony. I still own both! I’m pretty much immersed in music – hitting up local record shops, catching live shows at crusty dives, and DJing around town at various venues and bars.

Comments

  1. Sonya Love
    September 24, 2014 at 10:46am
    This thumbs up idea is priceless... Jill Scott & KEM would be my artist who songs keep me knowing to love and be love are simple life treasure we discover with time
    Reply
  2. Annette
    September 24, 2014 at 1:36pm
    Is good to have pandora updated, love the station, keep up the job..
    Reply
  3. Theresa paoli
    September 24, 2014 at 1:52pm
    I would love to meet PAM tillis
    Reply
  4. Terry Jackson
    September 24, 2014 at 2:25pm
    I love pandora it really helps my moods. Thanks for helping keep my head together. Terry Jackson
    Reply
    1. ray hart
      September 24, 2014 at 3:46pm
      love the shuffle mold of my stations what a great job thanks
      Reply
  5. Mal Robinson
    September 24, 2014 at 2:29pm
    I believe what you created is remarkable. Wish I had someone special. Thanks, Keep creating
    Reply
  6. alex
    September 24, 2014 at 2:47pm
    Thanks for sharing this with me. And love my pandara its been very cool to take yu everywere!!!!iv been with yu for a very long time.
    Reply
  7. Ruby Ramirez
    September 24, 2014 at 2:59pm
    Great!!!!
    Reply
  8. Shonda
    September 24, 2014 at 3:00pm
    This is so cool! I'd faint if I came face to face some some of my favs such as Jeffery Osborne OMG. I take pandora to work with me everyday and Classic R & B is my all time favorite. Keith Sweat, Surface, Ashante, LL Cool J, JLo...etc, Keep the hits coming!!
    Reply
  9. naisha Almodóvar
    September 24, 2014 at 3:13pm
    I really love this idea. It's really really awesome.
    Reply
  10. Tom Reitz
    September 24, 2014 at 3:24pm
    I saw Sting and Annie Lennox in concert at the E Center in Camden NJ about 2005. What a fabulous show. What a Thumbs Up moment that would be.
    Reply

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