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EASY LIFE

Favorites Arlo Parks teams up with Easy Life for this awesome duet where the chorus just shines and punches you in the gut!

 

CHASSOL

This artist just popped up on my radar. Turns out, Im super familiar due to his work with Frank Ocean, Solange and others. Out of Paris, Chassol has scored some horror flicks but shines on his personal projects.  This live version of Bwa Brilè is something special!

 

Khurangbin + Leon Bridges

Leon’s vocals melt away on this new single from their forthcoming project Texas Sun which drops Feb 7th. And as always, Dj’s drums are always perfect in the pocket and mic’d just right.

 

AYA NAKAMURA 

Hailing out of France via Mali, Aya is set rock Coachella. Pookie is a personal favorite and something Im looking forward to playing in the clubs.

 

JNR WILLIAMS 

This voice is gold. It’s haunting and in the spirit of Nina Simone or Serpentwithfeet. Nonetheless, the East London songwriter has teamed with Theophilus London and I’m looking forward to hearing more of his work.

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This week we celebrate the posthumous Circles album by Mac Miller who was a big KCRW fan.  Circles finds the rapper transition into his Randy Newman (and sadly final) phase of journey with assistance from Jon Brion. Elsewhere Amsterdam’s Full Crate has a new single featuring Naomi Sharon plus Chassol out of Paris, Monsune, BK’s Theophilus London, Common gets remixed by Tom Misch and a new heater from Gothenberg’s sir WAS. We also highlight the sounds and connections between the recent passing of Jimmy Heath and NAS + DJ SHADOW. Enjoy!

 

Saturday, January 18th // LISTEN 

Stretch & Bobbito & The M19s Band – Que Se Sepa
Seu Jorge & Roge – Vem Me Salvar
Ebo Taylor – Mumudey Mumudey (Natureboy Flako remix)
Full Crate & Naomi Sharon – Deeper
Easy Life – Sangria (Ft. Arlo Parks)
Jessie Reyez – Con El Viento
Chassol – Bwa Brile (Alix & Lisa)
Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
Joesef – Don’t Give In
Monsune – 1998
Benee – Find An Island
Lil Halima – Would U
DJ Day – Steely Rushen (For The People mix)
Theophilus London – Marchin’
Benny Sings – Music
Common – My Fancy Free Future Love (Tom Misch remix)
Devon Gilfillian – Get Out And Get It
Seu Jorge & Roge – Sarava
Sweatson Klank – Wandering
Mac Miller – Circles
Mac Miller – I Can See
sir Was – Letter
Kenna – Relations (An Ode To You And Me)
Poolside & Amo Amo – Around The Sun
Children of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow
Nikka Costa – Like A Feather
The Avila Brothers – Soundsational
Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music
Bosq – Corazon (Ft. Camilo Tumbao)
Aloe Blacc – Ordinary People (Spanish version)
Rudy De Anda & Hanni El Khatib – Jealous Guy
Kelly Finnagan – Catch Me I’m Falling
Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Joe Arroyo – Rebelion (The Raton Pack edit)
Blondie – Rapture
King Princess & Channel Tres – Hit The Back (Channel Tres remix)

 

Sunday, January 19th // LISTEN 

Mac Miller – Everybody
Anderson .Paak – The Bird
Jackson 5 – Ready Or Not (Here I Come)
Dojo Cuts – Take From Me (Ft. Roxie Ray)
Billy Hoyle – Light Shade
Connan Mockasin & Dev Hynes – Feelin’ Lovely
Dudley Perkins – Flowers
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Two Another – Keeping Me Under
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – C-Side
Frank Ocean – Pink Matter
Hope Tala – Moontime
Gorillaz – Andromeda (Ft. D.R.A.M.)
Karol Conka & Boss In Dreams – Fumace
Yaeji – Drink I’m Sippin’ On
Stretch & Bobbito & The M19s Band – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Thundercat – Black Quails (ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)
Slave – Watching You
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Kamasi Washington – Re Run Home (Kon edit)
Ron Basejam – Someday
Outkast – Take Off Your Cool (Ft. Norah Jones)
Easy Life – Spiders
Orion Sun – Antidote
Robert Raimon Roy – Axela
Devon Gilfillian – Get Out And Get It
Seu Jorge & Roge – Meu Brasil
Sweatson Klank – Wandering
Theophilus London – Marchin’
Aya Nakamura – Pookie
FRNT BZNZZ – GPS Signal Lost
Santpoort – Propelling
Neal Francis – Don’t Call Me No More
Paul Nice – Bang Bang (Paul Nice edit)
Mac Miller – Woods
Scimshire – All I Do (Ft. Stac)
JNR Williams – What A Difference
Paul Mond & Tera Kora – Sane (Ft. Thierry Gainz)
Miryam Solomon – Is That True
Heath Brothers – Smilin’ Billy Suite, Part 2
Nas – One Love
DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1)
Jimmy Heath – The Voice Of The Saxophone
King Krule – (Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On
FARR – Bulletproof
Baro Sura – Don’t Fuss!
Mura Masa – (nocturne for strings and a conversation)
Lady6 – Beffy
King Princess & Channel Tres – Hit The Back (Channel Tres remix)
Poolside & Amo Amo – Around The Sun
Franchise – Beba (DJ Archi edit)
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Jengi remix)
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us (F R A N C H I S E remix)
Romain Jovion – Kelyeke
Illingsworth – Brawn

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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