Astralblak throw a party with Nazeem & Spencer Joles in this week’s Top 5 MN music videos



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Astralblak– “Jerkin’”

You might know Nazeem & Spencer Joles as local hip-hop stars, but the rapper/producer duo have even more to offer Twin Cities music fans than their own musical endeavors. The pair directed the new visual for Astralblak’s song “Jerkin’,” adding their own style and humor to the local soul group’s kicked-back club song. In the video, Nazeem & Joles throw a party at Modist Brewing, allowing Astralblak to party down while they try out the fresh single from 2018’s Seeds on a crowd of roller skaters grooving through the fog.




Lady Midnight -"P((o))WR"

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Lady Midnight -"P((o))WR"

Lady Midnight’s debut single, “P((o))WR,” produced by Sen 09, released by Sound Vérité Records. Celebrating the strength of She P((o))WR” examines the endless and necessary work of women.

“P((o))WR” marks the first release off of Lady Midnight’s debut solo album titled Death Before Mourning, due for release this spring. 



“Celebrating the strength of She, P((o))Wr examines the endless and necessary work of women." 

20 Best Funk Albums of 2018

20 Best Funk Albums of 2018

ASTRALBLAK – Seeds  ( Amazon  |  iTunes  |  Website )   ASTRALBLAK  is a band that has been holding court in the new wave of what we call neo-funk. Originally named  Zuluzuluu , they then changed their name to  ASTRALBLAK  after a successful tour under the  Zuluzuluu  name opening for  Atmosphere  and also being chosen to perform at Superbowl Live by MPLS royalty  Jimmy Jam  and  Terry Lewis .  Their new album is full of thick and moody production. That blend of thumpy muted buzzy production in the spirit of the  Soulquarian  movement and bands like  The Internet . It’s an album that we simply cannot ignore and we don’t think that you should either     https://funkatopia.com/funk-music-reviews/20-best-funk-albums-of-2018/

ASTRALBLAK – Seeds
(Amazon | iTunes | Website)

ASTRALBLAK is a band that has been holding court in the new wave of what we call neo-funk. Originally named Zuluzuluu, they then changed their name to ASTRALBLAK after a successful tour under the Zuluzuluu name opening for Atmosphere and also being chosen to perform at Superbowl Live by MPLS royalty Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Their new album is full of thick and moody production. That blend of thumpy muted buzzy production in the spirit of the Soulquarian movement and bands like The Internet. It’s an album that we simply cannot ignore and we don’t think that you should either

https://funkatopia.com/funk-music-reviews/20-best-funk-albums-of-2018/

Riemenschneider's top 10 Minnesota albums of 2018

Riemenschneider's top 10 Minnesota albums of 2018  Astralblak's "Seeds," Low's "Double Negative" and Dessa's "Chime" were high among the year's best Minnesota albums.  1. Low, “Double Negative”  2. Astralblak, “Seeds”  3. Dessa, “Chime”  4. The Lioness, “Greater Vision”  5. The Jayhawks, “Back Roads & Abandoned Motels”  6. Trampled by Turtles, “Life Is Good on the Open Road”  7. Catbath, “Glitterbox”  8. Kitten Forever, “Semi-Permanent”  9. Dwynell Roland, “Young Roland”  10. The Bad Man, “Laughing With Bad Teeth”     http://www.startribune.com/riemenschneider-s-top-10-minnesota-albums-of-2018/503322512

Riemenschneider's top 10 Minnesota albums of 2018

Astralblak's "Seeds," Low's "Double Negative" and Dessa's "Chime" were high among the year's best Minnesota albums.

1. Low, “Double Negative”

2. Astralblak, “Seeds”

3. Dessa, “Chime”

4. The Lioness, “Greater Vision”

5. The Jayhawks, “Back Roads & Abandoned Motels”

6. Trampled by Turtles, “Life Is Good on the Open Road”

7. Catbath, “Glitterbox”

8. Kitten Forever, “Semi-Permanent”

9. Dwynell Roland, “Young Roland”

10. The Bad Man, “Laughing With Bad Teeth” 


http://www.startribune.com/riemenschneider-s-top-10-minnesota-albums-of-2018/503322512