News & Updates — Brownout

Share the cumbia love with MONEY CHICHA!

Share the cumbia love with MONEY CHICHA!

Peace & Rhythm, Estero and Money Chicha are very excited to announce the upcoming release of a new limited edition 45!  Preorder from Forced Exposure and available from the band, at Estereo in Chicago and at the Peace & Rhythm web store on Valentine’s Day, February 14. Buy it here and Meet the band

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MIXTAPE: Paris DJs Select Great Playlist Of New Tunes

MIXTAPE: Paris DJs Select Great Playlist Of New Tunes

Our friends over at the always-tasteful Paris DJs have put up a downloadable mixtape of some of the grooviest nuggets of recent vintage for your listening pleasure. Yes, the Friends & Family Vol 1 set is your audio update on the dopest sounds of today. Their website has given coverage to so many great contemporary bands of the funk, reggae, soul, hip-hop, jazz and boogaloo scenes that it's like they want to do the work for you, keeping you up to date with the freshest arrivals. All of the tunes selected here are from late 2016 or 2017. They cover...

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TWISTED: Grupo Fantasma covers "Immigrant Song"

TWISTED: Grupo Fantasma covers "Immigrant Song"

After checking out the mighty Brown Sabbath show, a side project of Grupo Fantasma side project Brownout (with Brownout side project Money Chicha opening the bill - that's a lot of side projects!), I remembered that amazing clave-rock version of the Led Zeppelin banger "Immigrant Song" that Grupo played on a live video session for KUTX. These Texas badboys rip and shred on anything they want! One of our favorite group of musicians here at Peace & Rhythm. Check 'em out! http://grupofantasma.com/ http://kutx.org/ TWISTED features left-field cover versions of popular songs.

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2015 Year-End Round-Up (with guests!)

Among the many beautiful things about sound & music is that it can supplement your life's routine in so many different ways. Whether you look at (or hear or make) music as artistic expression, ritual, relaxation, protest, celebration, dance release, mathematical composition, entertainment, fashion, comedy or even as background sound, there is no wrong way to appreciate music. It fills our lives with joy or aggression, songs about love and hate, constructions of rhythm and noise, harmony or disruption. Only a high-minded snob will pooh-pooh somebody's artistic creation. (Although they are certainly out there, usually in the form of talentless...

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Our Favorite Records of 2014

What records made your ears happy?

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