hype (no hype)

Yeah, we like our share of hype over here at the fake office, because we get excited about the music that moves us. But it IS important to remember the technical, musical standard that certain artists bring to their art. Charlie Hunter and Dionne Farris are two artists who do just that. On today's release from Atlanta Records, Charlie shows his precise, delicate and soulful mastery of the guitar while Dionne Farris proves that the human voice, when mastered, is the most beautiful and emotional instrument. Take a moment, please, to listen and support these dedicated artists. 

Church on wax

Mark de Clive-Lowe's acclaimed release, Church, is at the pressing plant and set for delivery later this month. The double LP set will be pressed on 180g vinyl, and features a pull-out poster of the album art and credits. Tap your feet to the tunes right here and get your order in - this is a must add to your collection. 


Today marks the 13 th day until the September 9 th release of Adam & Kizzie's second album, The Book Of EEDO Volume Two. Rooted in faith and flowering in music, this record is truly adventurous as it moves from jazz to electronic tinged Hip-Hop. The urge to define comes when we want to communicate to others, but on this one we just can't. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Discover Adam & Kizzie right over here.

Jneiro Jarel X Kimbra

  Label Who? founder Jneiro Jarel emerged from the studio last week to drop this on us - almost an hour of Kimbra with that distinct JJ style behind it. Dig.


if you haven't yet heard, we just launched a new record label called Atlanta Records. We are beyond proud of the first release from The Dionne Farris Charlie Hunter Duo. Titled DionneDionne, the album sublimely covers nine songs made famous by Dionne Warwick. Charlie's guitar work is his sublime in this setting, with Dionne's soulful and longing vocals turning the past into the present. This is one we'll be talking about for a long long time. Support beautiful music right here.

Butcher brown at jellowfest

not so mellow jellow

We took a little trip down to RVA to catch the first Jellowfest from Jellowstone Records, and they straight up reminded us of the reason Ropeadope exists. Nonstop music on two stages from NINE bands. A solid groove with experimentation from start to finish, with a special visit from the one and only Count Bass D. Nobody is doing what these cats do, and the world better be on notice. Step in right here and get a taste, and stay tuned right over at Jellowstone central.

Viva Mexico

Todd Clouser, Hernan Hecht, and Aaron Cruz are A LOVE ELECTRIC, and they are tearing up the south beyond the south right now with Ropeadope founder and (dare we say) godfather, John Medeski. Check the tour dates right here if you are fortunate enough to be near. The new record drops everywhere on September 16, take a sneak peek right over here. Preorder the CD right here.