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Lots of new releases and finds in 2020 and only 14 days in. Don’t forget to follow my weekly Sonic Safari spotify playlists or keep tabs on my recent KCRW sets. In the mean time, here are a few stand outs found this week. More to come!

 

SONNY MILES 

Just got hip to this creative out of North Carolina. Here’s a taste of Bedroom Hollywood. The minute I hit play on “The Kids” I got the shivers on my skin. Solid

 

 

DEVON GILFILLIAN 

Hailing out of Philly, this no over night success has been putting in work. Just popped up on my radar with his latest release titled Black Hole Rainbow which is produced from by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes/The War On Drugs).  It’s gritty, loose and feel good soul. The minute you hear Devon’s voice, you know you hit something special.

 

 

MARCOS VALLE 

This iconic Brazilian singer/songwriter/producer has been in the game for over 50 years and at the age of 76 just released Cinzento which exemplifies his timeless ear for soulful sonics.

 

Devin Morrison 

I got to build with Devin Morrison last year and had no idea of his adventures and living in Japan. Recently featured on the recent Phonte solo album, I’m happy to see him continuing his journey and building his sound. Casper definitely sounds out of the box unable to label. I dig! And the layering of these harmonies!!

 

 

Mac Miller

This Thursday, Jan 17th is the release for Circles. The completed album by Jon Brion and a considered companion piece to Swimming.  I got tired of trying to convince folks who thought they had Mac figured out as another rapper. I mentioned his work with Thundercat, Fly Lo, Bilal + Little Dragon. I mentioned his ability to write actual songs with chord changes. I mentioned his ability to be a multi instrumentalist. This song is everything I tried to tell them.  And this video tho.

 

 

Honorable mention: STRETCH AND BOBBITO 

I mean, two of the biggest music lovers I know working with a full band (The M19’s) and covering some of the classics with heart and soul? C’mon!

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This week’s sets features new and stand out cuts from Stretch + Bobbito,  Sam Sparro, Devon Gilfillian, Sonny Miles, Tame Impala, Marcos Valle out of Brazil, Ukokos & Jabco on the GAMM white label series + re edits from Bill Withers and Billie Eilish goes Bachata. Stand out gems from Devin Morrison, Kelly Finnigan , Benne + more.  Big love on this new Mac Miller single titled “Good News“. Circles drops Jan 17th. Hope you enjoy.  You can also check these cuts out on my Sonic Safari  Spotify playlist as well!

Saturday, January 11th // LISTEN 

Mac Miller – Good News
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us (F R A N C H I S E riddim edit)
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (Cman edit)
Kelenkye Band – Jungle Music
J. Balvin – Mi Gente (Bruno Borlone ft. Navarro remix)
Stretch & Bobbito – Anna From Woohside (Beat sute)
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Jengle remix)
Dune x Crayon – Hundred Fifty Roses
Sonny Miles – The Kids
Rosa Maria – Samba Maneiro
6lack & J. Cole – Pretty Friday Morning (Jenga mashup)
Sweatson Klank – Wandering
Frank Ocean – Forrest Gump
Sam Sparro – Eye 2 Eye
Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name (Riddim edit)
Sade – Lovers Rock
Free Nationals – Time (ft. Kali Uchis, Mac Miller)
Daniel Lopatin – Uncut Gems
Miles Davis & Lee Konitz – Indian Summer
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (Paul Mond & Tera Kora flip)
Devon Gilfillian – Full Disclosure
Darondo – Didn’t I
Jakob Ogawa – Velvet Light
Marcos Valle – Cinzento (ft. Emicida)
Beck – Uneventful Days (St. Vincent remix)
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Devin Morrison – Casper
Benee – Kua Kore He Kupu / Soaked
Ukokos & Kabco – Keep Rising All Night Long
Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair
Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top (DJ Ayres Impeach edit)
Kelly Finnigan – Since I Don’t Have You Anymore
Koffee – Toast
Fonzworth Bentley – Everybody (ft. Kanye West & Andre 3000)
James Brown – Sex Machine (Nick Bike’s Ann edit)
El Gran Combo – Lloraras
Willie Nelson – I Never Cared For You (Doc Adams edit)
Kaytranada – 10% (ft. Kali Uchis)
Zikomo & Drewsthatdude – I Want You Around

 

Sunday, January 12th // LISTEN 

Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (Paul Mond & Tera Kora flip)
Suff Daddy – Bamel Clues
Kid Cudi – Day N Nite (Nightmare)
Guts – Ll Dous Konsa
Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Nick Bike remix)
Eliza – Wasn’t Looking
DJ Shadow – Beauty, Power, Motion, Life, Work, Chaos, Law
Sonny Miles – Faux
The Thompsons – Gotta Get Down, To Ever Get Up
Jomero – Camblarse De Ropa
N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U
Crystal Waters – Balle Woman (Fuzz edit)
MDCL vs The Police – Voice In My Head
Otherliine, George Fitzgerald, Lil Silva – Hates Me
Kaytranada – Puff Lah
Tyler, The Creator – Igor’s Theme
Bad Bunny & Tainy – Callalta
Devon Gilfillian – The Good Life
Jakob Ogawa – All Your Love
Yellowstraps – Whirlwind Romance
Frank Ocean – Facebook Story
Frank Ocean – Provider
Anderson .Paak – The City
Mac Miller – Good News
Mac Miller – Come Back To Earth
Orion Sun – Antidote
Kelly Finnigan – Impressions Of You
Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
Marcos Valle – Pelo Sim, Pelo Ano
Burna Boy – Ye (F R A N C H I S E remix)
F R A N C H I S E – Notorious
Gruo Kuai – Rumba Cha Cha Cha (DJ Arles edit)
Khruangbin – Friday Morning
6lack & J. Cole – Pretty Friday Morning (Jengl mashup)
Ukokos & Jabco – Keep Rising All Night Long (Sunday Service mix)
Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
Mary J Blige – Love No Limit
Massive Attack – Protection (7” edit)
P Funk Kon – Mothership Konnection
Dre – Let Me Ride
Sly5thAve & Stro Elliot – Let Me Ride (ft. Jimetta Rose) [Stro Elliot remix]
Close Counters – Tip Of My Tongue (ft. Laneous)
Stretch & Bobbito – Que Se Sepa (Ft. Jose Parla and Mireya Ramos)
The Spinners – I’ll Be Around (Kon edit)
Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz
Chamos – Talk Too Much
Hugo Blanco – La Rosa Blanca
Majid Jordan – Forever
Jazzanova – Now There Is We (Ft. Paul Randolph)
Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This (Spinna & Tichlah mix)
Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You
Swae Lee – Won’t Be Late (Ft. Drake)
Rodrigo Alarcon – Amor Acidente (ft. Liniker)
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Stromae – Alors On Danse (Paul Mond flip)
A$AP Rocky – Sundress
Langa Langa – Freedom Is The Thing

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First weekend sets of 2020 and off to a great start. Looking ahead at future greats courtesy of Cassowary, Koffee, Jessie Reyez, Beabadoobee, Omar Apollo and world gems from Os Muiraquitans, Azymuth, Los Kintos, Takashi Yoshimatsu, Lisandro Meza y Los Hijos De La Nina Luz + more. Hope you enjoy. Back next weekend with more finds + music digs.

 

Saturday, January 4th // LISTEN 

Goldlink – Some Girl (Feat. Steve Lacy)
Kaytranada – 10% (Feat. Kali Uchis)
Rema – Dumebi (J Boogie Edit)
Cassowary – She Funked Me
The Bongo Hop – L’Autre Quai (Feat. Greg Frite)
Paul McCartney & Wings – Goodnight Tonight (Dominic Pierce Edit)
Skratch Bastid & Nick Bike – RNP Remix
Ne Noya – Cos-Ber-Zam Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
Masego & FKJ – Tadow
Paul Nice – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Paul Nice Edit)
Drake – Get It Together (Feat. Black Coffee And Jorja Smith)
Os Muiraquitans – A Misturada
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Lonsdale Boys Club Remix)
Jaimie Branch – Simple Silver Surfer
Beabadoobee – Art Class
Jessie Reyez – Con El Viento
Kim Hill – Taxicab
The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY – My God Has A Telephone
Curtis Mayfield – Underground (Demo Version)
Teebs – Mirror Memory
Sam Wills – Talk In The Morning
Ana Mazzotti – Feel Like Making Love
Omar Apollo – Frio
J Balvin & Bad Bunny – La Cancion
Kelly Finnigan – I Don’t Wanna Wait
Kanye West – Everything I Am (Feat. DJ Premier)
Takashi Yoshimatsu – The Age Of Birds, Op. 25
Emily King – Look At Me Now (Acoustic)
Lil Halima – Would U
Dojo Cuts – Take From Me (Feat. Roxie Ray)
Charlotte Adigery – High Lights
Blackwave. – Lava
Daniela Andrade – Gallo Pinto
Choker – Juno
Jose James – Turn Me Up (Feat. Aloe Blacc)
Sun-El Musician – Akanamali (Feat. Samthing Soweto)

Sunday, January 5th // LISTEN 

Omar Apollo – So Good
Michael Boothman – What You Won’t Do For Love
Underdog Edits – Drum Jawn
Setenta – Quartier Latin (Mo Serious edit)
Kaytranada – Scared To Death
Greentea Peng – Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)
Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious
J-E-T-S – Come Alive (ft. Theophilus London)
Lou Reed – I Can’t Stand It
Tame Impala – New Person, Same Old Mistakes
Grandmagneto – Tainted Love
Jason Joshua and the Beholders – I Don’t Care
Azymuth – Brazil
Lil Halima – DWBYF
Kelly Finnigan – Impressions of You
The Weeknd – What You Need (Saint Deepthroat edit)
Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie – Midnight Marauders
Teebs – Muted
Frank Ocean – Provider
FKA Twigs – Holy Terrain (ft. Future)
Kim Hill – Right Now (Presto remix)
Amber Mark – Can You Hear Me (Rework)
Blond Piano – Self Control
Dojo Cuts – Take From Me (ft. Roxie Ray)
Joesef – Loverboy
Raveena – Floating (ft. Hope Tala)
Pink Sweat$ – Honesty (DJ Mike D remix)
Chance The Rapper – Blessings (Reprise)
Berhana – I Been (ft. Crush)
Mk.Gee – Over Here
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day
Lisandro Meza y Los Hijos De La Nina Luz – Las Tapas
Atsushi Yano – Barbital
Ana Mazzotti – De Um Jeito So
Khushi – This Is Pt. 1 (James Blake remix)
Jamiroquai – Half The Man
The Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Clipse – Grindin’ (Instrumental)
Los Kintos – Kintos Instrumental
Birdhouse – Give It To Ya
Divino Nino – Flamingo
Kali Uchis – Solita
Meernaa – 10 / 9
Col3trane & FKJ – Perfect Timing
Tierra Whack – Fruit Salad (Trackademicks remix)
Miryam Solomon – Is That True
Ezra Collective – Reason In Disguise (ft. Jorja Smith)
Jessie Reyez – Far Away
The Bongo Hop – Sonora (Ft. Nidia Gongora)
Koffee – Toast

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It’s my final shows of 2019 (and the decade) and wanted to look ahead to 2020 with some of the buzz worthy creatives including Benee, Cassowary, K Roosevelt, Roy Blair, Sam Wills, Biig Piig, Mac Ayres, Choker and more. This was also the year that artist like Ezra Collective, Free Nationals, Snoh Aalegra, Mk.Gee took charge in. I hope you enjoy. I’m off for vacation but till be back the first weekend of the New Year. Dont forget to check out my Sonic Safari playlist on spotify!

Saturday, December 21st // LISTEN

Outkast – Pink & Blue
Benee – Blu
Laneous – I Wanna Be Your Girl
Gilberto Gil – Morena
Free Nationals – Oslo (Feat. Callum Connor & T.Nava)
K. Roosevelt – Real Soon
Snoh Aalegra – Nothing Burns Like The Cold (Feat. Vince Staples)
Roy Blair – Fantazia
Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place
Tyler, The Creator – I Think
Luiz Bonfa – Cantiga Da Vida
Cassowary – She Funked Me
Kennyhoopla – Lost Cause//
Kaytranada – Do It
J. Period – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) (Feat. Common)
Ezra Collective – Reason In Diguise (Feat. Jorja Smith)
Beshken & Halima – Holding Me
Leisure – Money
Sam Wills – Talk In The Morning
DJ Shadow – Rosie
Washed Out – Hard To Say Goodbye
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
Run-D.M.C. – Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)
Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (Phoreyz Striptease)
Gorillaz – Dirty Harry (Schtung Chinese New Year Remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out (Beat Junkie Sound Edit)
DJ Nu-Mark – Our Generation (Re-Edit) (Feat. Ernie Hines)
Joe Arroyo – Rebelion
Kali Uchis – Solita
Binki – Heybb!
Verzache – Needs
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (Trayze Just Friends Blend)
Zikomo – Wena Na (Feat. Morena Leraba & Rams)
Jitwam – Something To Say
Benee – Supalonely (Feat. Gus Dapperton)
Teebs – Shells
Tall Black Guy Productions – Pretty Woman
Bill Withers – All Because Of You
Elizio De Buzios – Tamanqueiro
Sault – Up All Night (DJ Archi Edit)
Kazuko Ishibashi – Iyo
Prince – The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
J Balvin – Blanco
Zatua – Camel Express (Alatas Version

Sunday, December 22nd // LISTEN

Criolo – Nao Existe Amor Em SP
Benee – Supalonely (Ft. Gus Dapperton)
Hot Chip – Hungry Child (Kink mix)
Midnight Star – Midas Touch (Trayze Kaytra blend)
Alex Barck & Stee Downes – Who Do You Love?
Armand Van Helden – We Came To Party
Sam Wills – Talk In The Morning
Kankick – Feb. Sev. Fo.
Tall Black Guy – Everything Has Changed
Luiz Bonfa – Dor Que Faz Doer
Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up (Double A Classic Breaks Redrum edit)
Peggy Gou – Hungboo
Derrick Harriott – Eighteen With A Bullet
Dreamer Boy – Lavender
The Dynamics – Move On Up
Nina Simone – Baltimore
Biig Piig – Vete
Dojo Cuts – Take What’s Mine
Teebs – Muted
Kaytranada – Midsection (Ft. Pharrell Williams)
Nick Bike – Ha-Ya
Bobby Byrd – Back From The Dead
Omar Apollo – Kickback
J Boogie – Joy & Pain
Homeboy Sandman – Far Out
Tom Moulton – Love Don’t Come Easy (Pied Piper reboot)
sir Was – Deployed (Ft. Little Dragon)
Mk.Gee – Num
Umii – Dangerous (Touch Sensitive remix)
Reva DeVito – So Bad
Change – Hold Tight
Wham – Last Christmas
Souleance – Sete
Brittany Howard – Short and Sweet
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Freestyle Sh*t
Ana Tijoux – Crisis De Un MC (CAF Version)
Jose Roberto – Criola Multicolorida
Nairobi Sisters – Promised Land (Dub)
Ambar Lucid – A Letter To My Younger Self
Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra – 2U 4U
Laneous – Terms
Sadistics – On The Seashore
Inner Wave – Rose
DJ ST THOMAS – Fodder
Pink Sweat$ – Honesty (Tera Kora remix)
K. Roosevelt – Bloom
Mayra Andrade – Tan Kalakatan
Choker – Lily
Mac Ayres – Something To Feel
Mr. Carmack – Sociopath
Bobby Oroza – Should I Take You Home
Justice Der – Nikes
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
Tyler, The Creator – Are We Still Friends?
Black Pumas – Colors
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody

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As the 4th Quarter slowly comes to a close, singles + albums still find their way to be released as we wrap up this decade. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Jose James, Laneous and Tall Black Guy in the new year! Jgrrey, Binki, Mk.Gee still remains a mystery but I’m sure that will change in 2020. And Im sure Hope Tala, Mr. Carmack and Omar Apollo will continue to shine. Enjoy this weekend’s KCRW sets. 

Saturday, December 15th // LISTEN

La La – Bebes
Sophie Meiers – Sincerely, Yours
Leven Kali – Homegirl (Ft. Smino, Topaz Jones)
Ash Walker – Finishing Touch (Ft. Laville)
Ivy Sole – Dream GirlKraak & Smaak – Echo Park
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Zikomo remix)
Kaytranada – 10% (Ft. Kali Uchis)
A Taste Of Honey – Rescue Me
Earth, Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme
Willie Colon – El Malo
Verzache – Needs
Pip Millet – Try A Little Tenderness
Ivan Mamao Conti – Encontro
Prince – 17 Days (Rahaan edit)
Ant Saunders – Yellow Hearts
DKVPZ & Ellah – Lunar
Free Nationals – Apartment (Ft. Benny Sings)
Suff Daddy – Suff On The Fire Escape
Dan The Automator – 3030
Laneous – Not Quite Right
Al Charles – Outstanding
Gap Band – Outstanding
Tall Black Guy – Everything Has Changed
Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (Midnight Juggernauts remix)
Sault – Don’t Waste My Time
Outkast – Prototype (Feide remix)
Mangalhaes E Sua Guitarra – Xango
Havelock – Pheromones
Mos Def – Magnificent (Ft. Vine Mojica
The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Lone – Airglow Fires
Kimberly Anne – Show Me Love (Esta edit)
Silk Rhodes – Pains
Bird – The Whole World Knows
Domenico – Cine Prive
Aretha Franklin – Didn’t I
Hiatus Kaiyote – Mobius Streak

Sunday, December 16th // LISTEN

Sophie Meiers – Sincerely, Yours
Free Nationals – Apartment (Ft. Benny Sings)
Tall Black Guys – Better (Love In Detail remix)
Tyler, The Creator – Puppet
Verzache – Waiting For You (Ft. Swell)
Beastie Boys – I Don’t Know
Ash Walkers – Under The Sun
Celeste – Feel Like Makin Love
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – You Don’t Want Me
Teebs – Shells
Tim Atlas – Crime Of Passions
Jgrrey – Half Full
Mayra Andrade – Festa Sto Santiago
Kali Uchis – Solita
Claro Intelecto – Peace Of Mind
Kaytranada – What You Need (Ft. Charlotte Day Wilson)
Jose James – I Need Your Love
Jerry Butler – Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)
Laneous – Hold My Hand
Kiefer – And Encourage Others
Michael Kiwanuka – Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love)
Jarrea Vandal – Down About It
Beck – Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime
Jorja Smith – On My Mind (Lea edit)
Quadry – Momma (Ft. Teo Halm)
Jojo Abot – To Li
Nicola Cruz – Bruxo
Binki – Sea Sick
Mk.Gee – Untitled
Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente – Trombon Criollo
Sidestepper – Deja
The Helen Singers – Consolation (Nicolar Jarar edit)
Caribou – Home
Jeff Parker – Max Brown Part 1
Hope Tala – Lovestained
Vanshire – Halcyon Age
Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff – Through Me
Leven Kali – Homegirl
Keshi – Right Here
The O’Mys – Idea (Ft. Chance The Rapper)
Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love?
Massive Attack – Five Man Army
Sault – Feel So Good
DJ Rogers – If You Didn’t Love Me (Don’t Go Away)
Merging Traffic – Mister Magic
Omar Apollo – Ashamed
The Midnight Hour – Harmony
W. Ellington Felton – The Call
Finbar Stuart – Closer
Mr. Carmack – All These Flags