Online Radio Shows

Keep an eye on my sidebar, I've recently added a list of Acid Jazz flavoured record companies, and will soon be adding a list of online radio shows and podcasts I have found in my Acid Jazzy travels.

While you're waiting for that, head on over to JazzDJ's site for a taste of whats to come. He has an incredible 1 hour long acid jazz mix available that is guaranteed to get your head bopping.

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What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".