IN CONVERSATION | CONNAN MOCKASIN

IN CONVERSATION | CONNAN MOCKASIN

Connan popped up on my radar a few months back with the release of Caramel. It’s a sonic journey through sexy with lush reverbs and guitar chords. Connan guides the narrative with various vocal pitches that are perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. He was just in town and we got to catch up and break down the process of recording this record while in Tokyo holed up in his hotel room. Hope you dig!

JR | INSIDE OUT

JR | INSIDE OUT

I just got hip to this brother with the camera. I was moved on a 2 minute clip and began doing my research and realized this is not just some ordinary man with a camera but someone who deep down cares and desires change. He is a former graff artist and then became a subject of an HBO special as well as a TED talk which I suggest you watch.

SAPEURS (SHORT DOC)

SAPEURS (SHORT DOC)

This is amazing! I came across this great promo clip provided by Guinness which was shot in 2014. These gentleman despite all the conflict in the region, break out their threads and keep their spirits high. The short clip reminded me a bit of the 80’s doc “Paris is Burning”. Despite their circumstances, the rise and create unity through fashion. Peep!

KCRW PLAYLIST | 7 JAN 2013

KCRW PLAYLIST | 7 JAN 2013

Brand new remixes from Oddisee flipping Maryam Saleh, Tall Black Guy reworks a classic, Jay Prince out of the UK proves why he is my have UK emcee, new Chance The Rapper and my current musical obsession is Made In Heights. We also dip into the official soundtrack realm with The Secret Life Of Walter Smitty which is brilliant! A new year and new energy! Big love to all the listeners who reached out on Facebook and Twitter!