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David Hopper | 360˚ Sound - Part 9

Articles by David Hopper

Bassist BrownMark talks new book, Prince – Part 1

August 12, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s band, The Revolution, from 1981 to 1986, about his new memoir My Life In The Purple Kingdom (out Sept. 22). Brown played on several classic Prince albums, including Purple Rain. Speaking to us from his home in Atlanta, the 58-year-old Minneapolis native made clear that […]

Q&A: singer-songwriter Fader Lima

August 10, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with singer-songwriter Fader Lima. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Haiti, the 37-year-old has lived in Miami since 2005. An Army veteran, Fader has been writing and recording dance music professionally for over for a decade. In 2012, her cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” was featured in VIBE magazine’s 5 […]

12 Pack of Beer Songs

August 7, 2020 by

Happy International Beer Day! Since its founding in 2008, beer has been honored on the first Friday in August in more than 200 cities around the world. The IBD founders declared the day a time “for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!” […]

Greatest One-Hit Wonders: 1960

August 3, 2020 by

One-hit wonders – You can’t blame them just because people didn’t like their other stuff. Let 360°Sound take you back in time to 1960. We’ll hit the highlights as we hear youth-oriented pop culture begin to take hold in America. Rock ‘n’ roll had emerged in the ‘50s, but by 1960 Elvis was in the […]

Collin Shook Trio featuring Aubrey Logan live stream from Austin

July 29, 2020 by

Singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan joined the Collin Shook Trio as part of the Monks Jazz concert series on Thursday, July 30. The trio donned masks and streamed live from East Austin Piano Shop on YouTube and Facebook. Logan, who gave an exclusive interview to 360°Sound last week, announced that she was invited to sit in with […]

Ben Sisto Knows ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’

July 27, 2020 by

July 26th is the 20th anniversary of the release of Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out.” To mark the occasion, 360°Sound spoke with Ben Sisto, the world’s foremost expert on the song. Sisto began researching “Who Let The Dogs Out” 10 years ago, when he stumbled upon the song’s Wikipedia page. He was intrigued […]

Q&A: singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan

July 25, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, we spoke with jazz and pop singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan about her music and career. Logan, 32, recently moved to Austin, Texas from Los Angeles. She grew up in the Seattle area and attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. In 2009, she won awards at the Montreux Jazz Festival […]

Fall release for ‘Ice Ice Baby’ doc

July 24, 2020 by

Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) announced on his Instagram account yesterday that the documentary Ice Ice Baby: The Truth will be released this fall. Last month, 360°Sound interviewed Frank Licari, who directed the film. Licari told us the film will “tell the truth on all sides” about Van Winkle’s meteoric rise, sudden fall and current resurgence. According […]

Ice Cream Songs You Need To Hear

July 19, 2020 by

I scream. You scream. We all have good reason to scream these days. Today, let’s hear it for 360°Sound’s best ice cream songs. Today is National Ice Cream Day (the third Sunday of every July since President Ronald Reagan made it so in 1984). We offer our picks for the best songs about ice cream. […]

James Brown and the Birth of Funk

July 17, 2020 by

Come here, sister Papa’s in the swing He ain’t too hip ‘Bout that new breed thing He ain’t no drag — Papa’s got a brand new bag Funk music (arguably) began on this day, July 17, in 1965 when James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1)” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. […]