Thanks for all the feedback. This was suppose to be a 5 episode passionate project but hearing first hand stories from folks affected by Covid-19 personally and financially, this has turned into a healing project for you and I both. This week we travel to Brooklyn, Nigeria, Brasil, Stockholm and elsewhere. I hope this mix eases your mind. If you need to take your mind off things this Saturday, I’m also excited about joining Vashtie, A-Trak and friends for this amazing live stream!
Vala FM: Episode 010 | Tracklist
Somni – Evergreen
Nick Hakim – I Don’t Know
Jonti – NY Ghosts II
Monika and Cavetown – Cut My Hair
Beastie Boys – I don’t Know
Baths – Wistful
Tabansi Studio Band – Aka Hi Ego Ga Anu Nwan
Thundercat – Fair Chance (feat Ty Dolla Sign + Lil B)
Jameal Dean – Omi Eje Ota
Jon Hassell – Toucan Ocean
Esther Phillips – That’s Alright With Me
DKVPZ – Lunar
Yussef Days – For My Ladies
Axel Boman – Eyes Of Mind
Carlos Nino + Miguel Atwood Ferguson
The Comet Is Coming
Influence: The Infamous
“Samples + Connecting of dots”
Grant Green – Maybe Tomorrow
Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst.
Dilated Peoples – Worst Comes To Worst
Barry Harris Trio and Al Cohn – Skylark
Al Green – I Wish You Were Here
Nas – Represent
Esther Phillips- That’s All Right With Me
The Fatback Band – To Be With You
The Spinners – I’m Tired Of Giving
Normon Connors – Starship
Grover Washington Jr. – Black Frost
Less McCann – Benjamin
Herbie Hancock – Jessica
Quincy – Kitty With
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones
Brethren – Outside Love
Here’s a snapshot of new releases + current faves. This new Fiona Apple has been on repeat all night. Duendita continues make amazing sounds while Nick Hakim stays in the headphones. Also make sure to check out my latest episode of Vala FM. But to listen to the full Spotify experience of my New Friday playlist, listen here.
After a short hiatus and busy with the KCRW sets, I’m back with Episode 7 of Valadez FM. In this hour set, we travel to Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Brooklyn, and around the world. Enjoy!
Tracklist: Vala FM Episode 007
Somni – Shine
Suff Daddy – Pompette
Ivan Ave – Triple Double Love
Ace Hoshimoto – You Don’t Have To Call
Jeshi – Kiss The Flame
Mounika. – Im Sorry
Subito – E Tutto, Fino L’Ombra
Maribel Tarfur – Summer Dreams
Dj Mitsu The Beats – Ballistic
Erick Cosaque – Gaudelupe, Ile De Mes Amor
Jake Sherman – Day One
Nate Smith – Leaping: Believe
Blaque Dynamite – 2917 Fairmount St.
Dj Python – Te Conoci
Shirley Finney – Lovely Day Just A Little Talk with Jesus
24 Carat Black – Ghetto Misfortune’s Wealthy
Shintaro Sakamoto – Extremely Bad Man
Flowervillain – Earf
So stoked to see the debut release from Ambar Lucid + new gems from Omar Apollo,
Tenderlononious, Sebastien Tellier + Nate Smith. So much heat during this lock down period to enjoy. You can head over to Spotify and listen to the direct link.
Hey friends + fam.
New Music Friday continues during such uncertain times but I truly hope all this music helps with a little escape. I just purged through old records to make way for new sounds. Listen directly via Spotify here. Canada comes in strong with the new PartyNextDoor and Jessie Reyez who has one of the freshest voices in music today. Also on the radar is new KNXWLEDGE w/ Anderson .Paak, And don’t sleep on Cleo Sol. Her whole production on this new album is timeless.
Here we are. Day ___ of being in isolation. So much to be grateful for and if anything, the current times have humbled me greatly. I am super positive and thinking of steps forward when this is all done, both creatively or professionally. But I did want to share my 5 songs to help you get through the day. Sending love to all.
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Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day.
When pop taps into house music, it’s a hit or miss. But with Whitney its a home run. I’ve placed this into my dj sets previously but I couldn’t think of a better time to rock this song. But yo, this live version! Good lord! Im currently watching this and the chorus is fire!
Kate Tempest – Hold Your Own
Wether it’s the recorded version with music or this version live, listen to the words. May it punch you in the gut and inspire you the way it does me.
Build An Ark – Equipose
This was a magical time for LA when so many of it’s gems and musicians came together under the moniker of Build An Ark. Mia Doi Todd, Nick Rosen, Nate Morgan, Dwight Trible, Mark Maxwell, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, B+, Gaby Hernandez, Damon Aaron, Dexter Story, Carlos Niño and many many others came together and created some of the moving sounds on record. True story, I caught Build An Ark at an in-store a few years back and was moved to tears thanks to Dwight Trible.
Aretha Franklin – Say A Little Prayer
The adlibs alone stand stronger than most lyrics in today’s hits. This performance makes me want to time travel and give Aretha a hug. What makes this song so perfect is not just the beauty of optimism, the string section, the back ground vocals, but the drive of the song and it’s peaks and valleys. Right when you feel so alive, the song breaths only to build back up. But yea, that beauty of optimism…
Moses Sumney – Doomed
I played with Moses Sumney in Chicago and when he performed this song live you could hear a pin drop. This entire song and all its magical parts are life. Moses should be protected at all costs during these times.