THE PRECIOUS LO’S

THE PRECIOUS LO’S

Okay. Seriously. New Zealand and the land down under has been killing the game but what’s up north in Toronto and Canada?! Serious soul gems have somehow made their way down south into my hard drive and Im loving it! But these cat’s got some love on last night’s radio show. The Precious Lo’s have been putting in work with different folks under various monikers.

JAMES BLAKE – LIFE ROUND HERE (ANTHONY VALADEZ REWORK)

JAMES BLAKE – LIFE ROUND HERE (ANTHONY VALADEZ REWORK)

Ive been sitting on this one for two days. Did the chops and it felt empty till I threw in the synths. By day two I added the breaks and different parts as well as using samples from different sessions. The original is flawless but I wanted to have it hang on a Venice Beach vibe. Hope you dig! And its a free download! Grab it! Enjoy it!

MICHAEL MALTZAN X ANTVALA | KCRW’s GUEST DJ PROJECT

MICHAEL MALTZAN X ANTVALA | KCRW’s GUEST DJ PROJECT

I love all things that surround us. Buildings, tree’s, random street art, or maybe even the way the sun might glare off a window or building. But who creates these structures? Who decides which way to face a window which might reflect the magic hour sunset? I have built an appreciation for buildings with soul and wall’s with meaning. Michael Maltzan is one of those architects who creates and designs complexes with a purpose.

IN CONVERSATION | DJ SUN

IN CONVERSATION | DJ SUN

Yesterday Dj Sun swung by the Venice flat yesterday to hang and mellow out during his LA hang which included a set at Amoeba and Motown On Mondays at The Shortstop. Houston is home by way of Rotterdam and various other regions of the world. We talked about his preference of vinyl only dj sets, the gratification of hard work devoted to One Hundred, his latest album out now! Peep and download!

RHYE “OPEN” ON MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC

RHYE “OPEN” ON MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC

Rhye is simply that band! The band you just cant run from. The talk of SXSW. The talk of KCRW. The talk of online blogs and music publications. But I had to tell you it’s well deserved and I am happy that people are talking about this band. Rhye is bringing back sexy but most importantly to me they are bringing back moments that lead up to sexy. Those curious and little moments between two.

THIS FRIDAY | THE GOODS

THIS FRIDAY | THE GOODS

After rocking the Natural History Museum I made my way into The Goods. Bypassing the long I managed to work my way to the turntables. Big thanks to Dj Puffs (aka the dog sitter) for warming things up in true Puffs fashion! Lots of Aries in the house celebrating birthdays which always makes for a fun celebration considering how amazing Aries are.

LAURA MVULA “THATS ALRIGHT”

LAURA MVULA “THATS ALRIGHT”

UK Songstress Laura Mvula continues to create stunning visuals to accompany her songs. “That’s Alright” is a double time soul gem that I think I watched about 4 times in one sitting. Her previous video for “Green Garden” is what blew me away but this one is heat! Some amazing dancing, usage of space and colors make this possibly one of the best videos of 2013!

A / T / O / S

A / T / O / S

Played this on my last KCRW show. A Taste Of Struggle is coming with it! Mellow, soulful, dark, off beat and cool! The official video features the original version but remixes are equally dope! More info about this UK duo here!

LIPS

LIPS

When I first heard Lips I fell in love. “Everything To Me” was the track that grabbed my attention. Lush melodies and strings with a voice that locked me in. I needed to know who was creating these sounds. Lips are originally from New Zealand and now hail in Brooklyn.

HENRY ROLLINS X PHARRELL

HENRY ROLLINS X PHARRELL

Henry drops some heavy knowledge during this 20 something minute discussion ranging across many topics. In college I remember buying his books. His words would suck me in and it felt like he was talking to me. Years later I found myself alone in a room with Mr. Rollins. Holy Shit! We ended up talking about his roots in DC and how DC radio would do rap battles on air.

JAZZY SPORT PRESENTS

JAZZY SPORT PRESENTS

Kids take note! This is how you create a teaser video. Make the listener/viewer/buyer more intrigued! Anytime I get something in the inbox from the Jazzy Sport crew I know it’s going to be fresh! Budamonk has been in rotation on my radio show but Im curious about Mimismooth and Takumi. Again, this makes me intrigued. And how lovely is that rhodes with the vocals! Can’t wait for this! Peep the video!

KCRW PLAYLIST | 2 APRIL 2013

KCRW PLAYLIST | 2 APRIL 2013

New gems! New finds! New digs! New remixes! Take a listen. Nanna B out of Denmark delivers some cool ate night vibes. Just got hipped to Ladi6 from the land down under. Looking forward to her new release. This new A / T / O / S is fire! Just got a couple of these cuts from them and need more. New Baths, Alunageorge remixed by Baauer, Saux, Kwabs, Glam Shell, Rihanna gets reworked by Branzhez and so much more. You can download the first set via the Select Download series where I post one mix from the 3 hour sessions for free. Grab it here!

DANDY TERU “WATERS”

DANDY TERU “WATERS”

I’ve had this record in rotation for a minute and its in the record bag for tonight’s session at midnight. Not sure If Im dropping this cut of the Sami K joint but some Dandy Teru will be in play tonight. Dandy hails from France and also hosts his Laid Back Radio program. And make sure to check out his cool site while your at it! In the mean time peep this cool video feat. Quiet Dawn!

JANET “ROCK WITH U” (FS GREEN REMIX)

JANET “ROCK WITH U” (FS GREEN REMIX)

Thank me later Janet fans. Prepping for my midnight session tonight on the airwaves and came across this heat. Whoooooaaaaa! First Kaytranada with his re edit and now FS Green kills this version of Rock With U. Sexy, head popping and on point. You will hear this sometime tonight on my show. Some serious after midnight sexy music.

MASS APPEAL

MASS APPEAL

Okay not only did these guys throw one of the best shows of SXSW 2013 but they are partly responsible for my younger years as an avid reader or alternative literature on Urban music, graff and skate culture. They approached things with a distinctive perspective that reminds me of what a lot of podcasters are doing today with content, humor and with the an everyman approach.