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NMF 07.0220

I’ll be on the fm dail(s) this weekend with more music discovery but thought I’d give you a heads up here first. New JGreey, Melodiesinfonie, Terrace Martin with Robert Grasper, Ty Dolla teams with FKA Twigs + friends and more. Hope you enjoy! For the best listening experience, hit play here on Spotify!

Sat + Sunday: 12-3pm (pst) on 89.9 FM KCRW
Sun: 8pm-10pm (pst) on 106.7 FM KROQ

NMF 26.20

Last week’s batch of newness was so good I decided to pull a few but keep the new gems and addd a few more. This new Khruangbin is fire. Also feeling the latest from Los Retros, Toro Y Moi, Clubz remixed (one of my faves from Mexico). Salute to Noname and J.Cole for utilizing their crafts in having a conversation through their music. Still 2 of the best to do it. Hope you enjoy. For the best listening experience, check out the playlist here.

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It was a positive week with peaceful protests and rallies were happening in the US and across LA. Coming into the studio and trying to create a set that touches on the human spirit and mood while still trying to help folks feels easy, but it’s not. I hope you enjoy this weekend’s sets + the Birthday Prince set on Sunday!  Ill be away for the next two weeks on KCRW but you know where you can catch me on Sunday nights!

 

Saturday // June 6 2020 // LISTEN

Gil Scott – Heron + Brian Jackson – A Song for Bobby Smith
Nick Hakim – Qadir
K-OS – Crucial (Kaytranada Remix)
N.E.R.D – Life As a Fish
Steady 45’s – Sleepwalk
Serge Gainsbourg – Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas
Kali Uchis – After The Storm (Pete Rock Remix)
Nalthy Peluso – Buenos Aires
Lianne La Havas – Can’t Fight
Kendrick Lamar – Institutionalized
Pastor T.L Barret + The Youth For Christ Choir – Nobody Knows
Soul Supreme – Check The Rhime
Hanni El Khatib – Dumb
Roy Blair – Fantazia
El Chicano – Viva Tirado
Tony Allen and the Africa 70 – Hustler
Prince – Money Don’t Matter Tonight
Exile – I Wish You Love
Terence Etc. – Infinince or Infinity
Tommy Guerrero – Come Together
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
Mos Def – Love
Ukokos + Jabco – Keep Rising All Night Long
Brenton Wood – A Change Is Gonna Come
Teo – Belong In The Sun (Feat Lido)
Pepite – Music De Carnaval
Maryam Saleh – Noch Al Hamam
The Clash – Washington Bullets
Donnie – Do You Know?
79ers Gang – 79ers Bout to Blow
Milton Nacimento – Louva A Deus (BKCLX Remix)
Harvey Touch – Could Ever Happen
Local Natives – Dark Days
Vanessa Da Mata – Nao Me Deixe So
Curtis Mayfield – Power To The People (Demo Version
Ron Basejam – Into My Life
Khruangbin – So We Wont Forget
Skinshape – Sua Alm A (Feat. D’Alma)
Grover Washington + Bill Withers – Just The 2 Of Us (Nick Bike Edit)
Connan Mockasin – I Wanna Roll With You (Gentle Dom Remix)
6lack + J Cole – Pretty Friday Morning (Jengi Edit)
Children of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow
Jason Joshua + The Beholders – Poor Boy
The Altons – When You Go (That’s When You Know)
Mac Miller – Hand Me Downs
Gabriel Garzon Montano – Someone
Richard Swift – Dirty Jim
Bill Evans – Peace Piece

 

Sunday // June 7  2020 // Listen 

Curtis Mayfield – Power To The People (Demo Version)
Jason Joshua + The Beholders – Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
Lady Wray – Smiling
Jamiroquai – Emergency On Planet Earth
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover. (Happy B Day!)
Hanni El Khatib – Peace
Pastor T.L Barrett + the Youth For Christ Choir
Willie Nelson – Uncloudy Day
Tall Black Guy – We Rollin For You
Mac Ayres – America! I’m For The Birds
Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend (Happy Birthday!)
Mass Influence – A Yo! Atlanta Ya On (Instrumental)
Otis Redding – Cigarettes and Coffee
Mac Miller – Right
Jay Z – The Story Of OJ
Cassowary – Starlight
Bobbi Humphrey – Blacks and Blues
Cat Power – Sea Of Love
Gil Scott Heron – Save The Children
Dun: Crayon – Vicious Cycle
Natalie Slade – Sunday Morning
Frente Cumbiero – El Metodo de la Perdida
Prince – Joy In Repetition
Prince – I Feel For You
Prince – I Feel For You
Prince – Lady Cab Driver
Sheila E – Glamorous Life
The Time – Get It Up
Prince – Xtraloveable
N.E.R.D – Hypnotize U
Van Hunt – Out Of the Sky
Yellow Days – Love Is Everywhere
Pat Kalla and Le Super Mojo – Ballade De Nuit
Janet Jackson – Young Love (Funky Deps Edit)
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day
DRAMA – Forever and a Day
The Elder Statesman – Trans Alpine Express
Phum Viphurit – Lover Boy
LA Priest – Beginning
Kowloon – Wake Up
Clubz – Pronto
Harvey Touch – The Wrong Mushroom
Nick Hakim – All These Instruments
Youssra El Hawary – Ghareeb An El Medina
Los Hermanos Armas – Cafe Mambo (Bigote Remix)
Khruangbin – So We Wont Forget
Djavan – Serrado
D’Angelo – Laaady (Tentendo Remix)
Franchise – Beba (Archi Edit)
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
James Brown – The Big Payback
Prince – Pop Life (Happy B Day!)
Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop (Paul Mond Flip)

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It’s been a tough and challenging week at home watching the news and seeing what’s happening in the streets but every evening I make it a point to take care of my mind with music. Im still on the hunt for new sounds for my KCRW and KROQ shows. Here are a few that are recent releases. Hope you dig. Be safe! Listen to the Spotify playlist here to enjoy the full experience.

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Fresh off last night’s get down on KROQ, had to lay down a new episode of personal favorites that collect dust in the record bins at home. This week we explore Ethiopia, Venezuela, South Korea, Brazil and around the world. Hope you enjoy! And Im back on KCRW for the next two weekends. Lets hang!

Vala FM: Tracklist 

Orquesta Epa – No Podrán Destuirme   | 1980 Venezuela
Smooth Operator 3000  – Chuva de Verato  Ben Esser – Promises (Paul Mond Remix)
Joao Donato – Manha de Carnaval. | 1965
Galcher Lustwerk – Cig Angel
Esta. – Lahai
Mid Air Thief – Crumbling Together  | South Korea
Arthur Russell – Answers Me
Deodato – Skatin | 1980
Eumir Deodato – Bebe | 1972
Peter CottonTale – Find You
Yves Tumor – Asteroid Blues
Matt Karmil – Smoke | UK
Free The Robots – Daku
Tiago Frugoli Ensemble – Sal Dos Ondas | Brazil
Sporting Life – Approach (Feat Nick Hakim)
Salami Rose Joe Louis – Rain Jacket Over Puddle
Menelik Wossenatchu – Tezeta   | Ethiopia  1971
Janius Paul – Ase
Injury Reserve – Jawbreaker (Instrumental)

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Here is hour 1 of last night’s ALTERNALITO on KROQ. Can’t wait to be back this Sunday night from 8-10pm!
Hour 1
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
Reyna Tropical – Dolor
Ana Tijoux – Mi Verdad
Cuco – Hydrocodene
Omar Apollo – Brakelights
Ozomatli – Eva
Y La Bamba – De Lejos
Nortec Collective – Olvidela Compa
Bomba Estereo – Fiesta
Ambar Lucid – Cambia
Inner Wave – Estrella
Plastina Mosh – Mr P Mosh
Boy Pablo – Dance, Baby!
Mexican Institute of Sound – Jalafe
Los Retros – Someone To Spend Time With
Manu Chao – Me Gusta

Hour 2
Brainstory – Beautiful Beauti
Mexican Institute Of Sound + Toy Selectah w. Kool AD

La Santa Cecilia – Nunca Mas
Jungle Fire – Comencemos (Let’s Start)
Rosalia – A Pale
Kinkny – Solo Tu
Girl Ultra – Dame Love (feat. Cuco)
Chico Mann – Dilo Como Yo
Devandra Barnhart – Santa Maria De Feira
Steady 45’s – So Long
Juana Molina – Cara De Espejo
Lido Pimienta – No Pude
Bruk Wine (feat. Soulfiya & Andre Da Tippa)
Gabriel Garzon Montano – Crawl
Cafe Tacvba – Futuro
Nick Hakim – Roller Skates

NMF MAY

I’m not gonna lie, New Music Friday helps me remember what day it is. I also like finding new sounds. Here are some of my favorite new finds + current releases. Hope you dig! I’m back on KCRW this (and next weekend) from noon to 3pm so you might hear some of these sprinkled into the sets. You can also listen directly from Spotify. Enjoy + be safe!

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It’s a new week and Im in the need of a good trip, so I figured for this week’s edition of Vala FM, we travel to Latin America and Africa with some of my favorite records. Hope you enjoy!

Vala FM Episode 11: Tracklist 

Boogaloo Assassins – No No No
Canario Y Su Grupo – Cortaron A Elena
Ruben Blades – Pedro Navaja
Black Rio Band – Cravo E Canela
Marco Valle and Azymuth – Não Tem Solução
Billy Hoyle – Tristeza E Solidao
Thalma De Freitas Maravihoso
Gnonnas Pedro – Yiri Yiri Boum
The Ogyatanaa Show Band – You Monopolise  Me
Cachao and Y Su Ritmo Caliente – Trombon Criollo
Sonora Dinamita – Eco En Stereo
Francis The Great – Look Up In the Sky
Julian Y Su Combo – Enyere Kumbara
Alejandro Duran – Cumbia Costena
Joe Bataan – Ordinary Guy
Zimbabwe Legit – Shadow’s Mix

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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!

Be safe!

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

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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
Interlude
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

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Back with some favorites sitting in the record shelves at the Casa del Vala. Hope you and yours are safe and these mixes can help you through uncertain times.

 

Vala FM: Sounds For Plant Lovers
Episode 009

VBND – Trying To Forget
Overmono – Quadraluv
Reyna Tropical – Oro
Unlisted: I Wanna Listen to Frank Ocean with u 5 Million Times
808 State – Pacific 202
Eli Escobar – The Music
Ivan Ave – Triple Double Love
Gene Russell – Up Up And Away
Buena Vista Social Club – Black Chicken 37
Lil Silva – Always Wonder (feat Cautious Clay)
Meernaa – 10/9
Nancy Wilson – You Don’t Know How Glad I Am
Flako – Wolkenlos
Nicola Cruz – Rio Branco
Please Wait, Ta-Ku and Matt Mcwaters – Cold
The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands
Uphigh Collective – Blend (Feat. Delvis)
Nu Guinea – Nova Napoli
Aroop Roy – Flecha De Fogo

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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

 

 

 

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It’s #NewMusicFriday (Thanks Tay for the kick in the butt) and it’s been a tough day (RIP Bill Withers) and a tough month (RIP Sanity), but the music continues to find it’s way into people’s ears and hearts. I’m curious to hear what music will feel and sound like 4 months from now. Thundercat and Nick Hakim seemed to have tapped into the mood prior to all this. Listen to the full playlist here. Be safe!

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Sounds for Plant Lovers. Episode 6 features words from the late great Nipsey Hussle who passed away a year ago yesterday on March 31st. Inserted are clips from our conversation including music to help you get through the day. Enjoy.

VALA FM FM 006: Tracklist

Words with Nipsey
Nipsey Hussle – Double Up
Money Chicha – Ponte Loca
Stro Elliott – Lake Minnetonka
Fania All Stars – El Raton
Shigeto – Ann Arbor Pt 3 and 4
Words with Nipsey
Marvin Gaye – I Want You (GAMM Edit)
Khayote – Aloe Vera
Young Pulse – Work To Do
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie
Words with Nipsey
Herbie Mann – Todos Locos (Live Version)
Bobby Mcferrin – Taylor MAde
Boom Clap Bachelors – Tiden Flyver
The Dynamics – The Creator Has A Master Plan
Nipsey Hussle – No Favours (aywy Edit)

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Hope you all have enjoyed previous episodes. This is a labor of love, passion project that I truly enjoy doing. Im also enjoying the feedback from folks. Thank you! More to come. Keep your head up and please be safe.

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4

VALA FM FM 005: Tracklist

Eddie Kendricks – My People Hold On
Lucho Neves Y Su Orquesta – Mambo de Machaguay
Whitfield Brothers – Let It Whip
The Bombay Royale – Phone Baje Na
Miles Bonny – 5 O Clock Suff (Live Version)
Bobby Womack – Please Forgive My Heart
Criolo – Nao Existe Amor Em Sp
Marva Whitney – Sunny
Jazzanova – Title Bird with Jose James
Mo Kolors – Afro Quarters
The Blassics – Nurona Bilhatu
Serpentwithfeet – Four Ethers

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Hey all. Back with a Sunday pop up edition of VALA FM: Sounds for Plant Lovers. To be honest, I lost track of time and dates and thought it was Sunday but recorded on Saturday. The beauty of self isolation? Hope you are keeping safe in your confines. I put together this set with hopes of keeping you company for a little less than hour. And thanks to all who joined me during my Friday night IG edition of Quarantine Gardens.
Also – Make sure to check out previous episodes!

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3

VALA FM FM 004: Tracklist

Shabaka and The Ancestors – Teach Me How To Be Vulnerable
Jay Electronica – The Never Ending Story
Contour – Distance
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Traveler’s Prayer
Tenderlonious – Maria
Onyx Collective – Where Or When (feat. Kesley Lu)
Nicola Cruz – Drom Tradisie
Michael White – The Blessing Song
Kristina Alcordo – Ride Or Die
The Quiet Ones – Ninguem
Manuel Darquart – Im Not Over You
Aura Safari – Rhythm Of Live
Theo Parrish – Carpet People Don’t Drink Steak Soda
Daedelus – Baba Yaga (Breathing Effect Remix)
Arthur Russel – I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face

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Big love to all he feedback not the previous episodes including episode 1 and episode 2. Also big love to KCRW for the retweet! Ill be back on air in April but in the mean time, I wanted to return to my roots of home made radio playing records that rarely get played out but add value to my life and hopefully yours. Please stay safe and inside. I don’t take what’s happening in the world lightly and hope we can get through this together. Love!

  • Announcement – VALA FM goes live on IG on Friday March 27 at 10 pm (PST) Follow @anthonyvaladez for details. 

 

VALA FM FM 003: Tracklist

Seba Kaapstad – Love
Moses Sumney – Doomed
Luiz Bonfa – Amor Por Amor
Rob Roy – Sadly To Say
The Smiths – Well I Wonder
Los Exagerados – Panama Esta Bueno
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love

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LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
Steve Kuhn – The Meaning Of Love
Sharon Revoal – Reaching For Our Star
Djavan – Serrado
XXYYXX – About You

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CYGNUS – Video Games
Joe Armon-Jones and Maxwell Twin – Tanner’s Tango
Photay – Inharmoniuous Slog
Nu Guinea – Ddoje Facce

 

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Wasn’t sure how often I’d do this but got positive feedback. I truly hope this adds value to your everyday lives. Ive maintained routines which include yoga in the living room, reading, dog walks and still looking for new and exciting sounds. I’m positive we will come out of this better people. You can check out more of my mixes here. If you missed Episode 1, enjoy!

 

VALA FM 002 : Tracklist

Sounds for Plant lovers –
Kate Tempest – Hold Your Own
Build An Ark – Equipoise
Phillip Owusu – Good Night
Dj Rodgers – If You Didn’t Love Me
Eunice Collins – At The Hotel

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Clever Austin – A5
Khruangbin – White Gloves
Furns – Sparks
Donald Byrd – Close Your Eyes and Look Within
Clammbon – Imaginary Folklore (Nujabes Edit)
Tevo Howard – Politics and Romance

BREAK

Munchi – Madre No Llores
King Krule – Alone, Omen 3
Lex Amor – Pink
Allysha Joy – Orbit
Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa

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Coming to you from the home base of Venice Ca. Wont be back on KCRW till April but wanted to share some heartfelt gems. No up tempo club sets but rather hand picked records that I hope brighten up your vibe.  Would love your feedback! Hit me on email, lets check in. anthonyvaladez (@) gmail.com

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Sounds for Plant lovers –

Bruno Major – Like Someone in Love
Girma Hadgu – I Can’t Live With Out You
Minnie Ripperton- Les Fleur
Bobby Glenn – Sounds Like A Love Song
Willie Griffin – Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire
Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love
Takashi Yoshimatsu – The Age Of Birds Op 25-3
Toro Y Moi – Cola

BREAK

Ty Dolla Sign w/ Thundercat – Fair Chance (Unreleased)
Mac Miller – Nothing For Nothing (Billy Preston Cover)
Kid Koala – Moon River (Studio Version)
Aretha Franklin – Didn’t I
Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) – Rouge Tree (Solo Version)
Jhene Aiko – Mirrors (Remix)
Massive Attack – Exchange

BREAK

The Strokes – Ill Try Anything Once (Demo Version)
Thom Yorke – Dawn Chorus
Space Ghost – Color Waves
Chamos : Talk Too Much
Andres: Jungle Pain
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day

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Some new adds for this week’s playlist. It’s been a rather interesting weekend for me personally. Folks from my past resurfacing, a change of moods and battling a returning cold. Music helps us push forward, right? I’m challenging myself to set goals in addition to my physical work outs to help me get out of this funk. What works for you? Let me know.  Hope you enjoy these new adds.  Make sure to subscribe and you can listen directly on Spotify.

 

 

Just got the best news ever that a possible Fiona Apple album may drop next year. I’ve sat in the longest line ever to watch her perform at SXSW in 2012 (alongside a young kid by the name of James Blake) and would do it again. Here’s something to hold you tight til 2020. My infamous Fiona Apple mixtape!

 

 

45 minutes of songs to help ease you out of Summer and into the Fall mood. Stream it or enjoy this free download (limited time). If you follow my adventures on Instagram odds are you saw many of my shots of Venice Beach, the sand, the dog walks. It’s been a magical time so I couldn’t think of a better way to wrap things up then with this perfect soundtrack. Enjoy!

Biig Piig – Vete
Easy Life – Silverado
Clairo – Close To You
The Comet Is Coming – Birth Of Creation
Faye Webster – Flowers
Evisbeats – Nantonaku Ft. Takahashi Tom
Ta-Ku – White
Vulture Street Tape Gang – House Is Falling Down
Bakar- Stop Selling Her Drugs (Feat. Dominic Fike)
Freddie Gibbs w/ Madlib – Gat Damn
Somepling – AutumnMaps
Pablo – High Jazz (Grooveman Spot Remix)
Teebs – Mirror Memory
KNXLEDGE – JSTFRENDS.
Guts – Ja Nao Ha Miaz
Berhana – Lucky Strike
Black Friction – Eto
Tainy – Feel It Too
Sault – Think About It
Seb Wildblood – Thought For Food
Roy Blair – Fantazia
Brittany Howard – Goat Head

Sometimes the folks who love what I do on the radio are a bit shocked when they see the turn up side of me. Therefore I created my alter ego Turn Up Tony. Here’s a bit of my Turn Up Tony side for you to enjoy. All heat rocks which you might hear on a Friday night in the Del Monte Speakeasy at Townhouse in Venice!

Tracklist:

Big Syphe – To My Ladies
Kodak Black – Zeze
Robin S – Show Me Love (Cuts Edit)
Ancient Molina – La Cumbia Sampuesana
2 Chains x Dj Snake – Different Bird Machine
Cumbia Moderno – Shacalao (Phoreyez Edit)
Full Crate – Pump the Jam
Sergio Mendez – Brazilian (Irie Edit)
M.O.P – Ante Up (Fraze Edit)
The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La (Club Edit)
Key N Krates – Never Stop
Thundercat – Friend Zone (Audio 1 Edit)
Rosalia x J Balvin – Con Altura (Da Phonk Edit)
Joey Purp – Girls @
Jael – Cutty Ranks (Ting Edit)
Dj Pump x Nick Bike – Promo
Mars Today – Move That Dope
Kutcorners – When I think Of You (Janet Flip)
Daft Punk – Robot Rock (Jeyone Edit)
Ciara – Body Parts (Sam Gilaitry Remix)
Branko – MPTS
James Blake w/ Travis Scott – Mile High (Yung Towfu Edit)
FS Green – Yoooo Venice
Wantigga – Show Me Love
Megan The Stallion : Cash Shit
Ty Dolla Sign – Blase Blase
Missy – Freak On (Franchise Edit)
Dillon Francis – Ven (Tall Boys Edit)
Aaliyah – Are You Somebody?
Enur – Calabria (Trap Remix)
Future – Commas
Troyboi – Papi Chulo
Elton John – Bennie and The Jets (A-L Edit)
Travis Scott – Stargazing
Dead Prez – Bigger Than Hip Hop
Tyler The Creator – Earfquake 

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A few you might have heard me spin on air or in the club but still so much heart and soul contained in this hour long mix. Hope you enjoy. Download here. Will expire so grab it ASAP!

– TRACKLIST –

Injury Reserve – New Hawaii
Outkast – Prototype (staRro Bossa Edit)
Ticklish – You Don’t Know My Name
Tyler The Creator – Gone Gone Thank You
Ta-Ku and Matt Mcwaters – White
JamesDavis – Dodger Black
Taylor Mcferrin – Love and Distance
Part Time – It’s Alright With Me
Paula Morlenbaum – Beribau
Donny Hathaway – Magnificent Sanctuary Band
Africa Express – I Can’t Move
Salmi Rose Joe Louis – Cumulous Potion
The Joe Tattoo Trio – Band Bang Boogaloo
Oliver Dollar – Party Together
Creme D’ Cola – Toe Jam (Sly Edit)
Janet – When I Think Of You (Kutcorners Edit)
Channel Tres – Sexy Black Timberlake
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day (Jellybean ad David Morales Remix)
Girls Of The Internet – What U Done For Me
James Blake ft. Travis Scott – Miles High (Mozez and Yung Towfu Edit)
Cautious Clay – Cold War (Nick AM Remix)
Tony Allen – Ariya
Trackademics – No Bammer Beats In The SFC
Thom Yorke – Dawn Chorus

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Enjoy! 2019 is a strong year for quality sounds + releases. Here are a few that remain strong in my headphones and celebrating not just 2019, but some of my strong rotations.  Download here.

FAVORITES // MIXTAPE

Injury Reserve – New Hawaii
Steve Lacy – Like Me
Raveena – Stone
Choker – Petrol Bliss
ESTA – Crazy
Jai Paul – Do You Love Her Now?
Mac Ayres – Lonely
Omar Apollo – Erase
Flying Lotus – Say Something
Thornato w/ Benjamin Vanegas – Mama Clo
Peggy Gou – Hungboo
Azymuth – Castelo (Demo Version)
Cool Out Sun – Night Shine
Marcel Vogel – I Got Jesus
Tim Wharp – Cole Dub
Creme D’ Cocoa – To Jam (Sly Edit)
Nu Guinea – Stann Fore
Ensemble Enetendu – Peel Back

Inspired by long walks, cool fonts and healthy living.

Life Force – a 30 min mix.

Paper Tiger – Time Travels
Azymuth – Juntos Mais Uma vez
Ezra Collective – Sao Pablo
Tiago Frugoli Ensemble – Sal Das Ondas
Nu Guinea – A Voce è Napule
Kahlil Cummings -Black Loves Me, Dudu Femi
Shungu – Don’t Really Know
Biome – Conscience
D Bridge -Cornered
L’Orange – Alone (feat Blu)
Nite Moves – Polypel
77 Karat Gold – Memories In the Rain
Intellectual – Overthinking
Jay Jay Johanson – Fever
Nubya Garcia – Source (Maxwell Owin Remix)

Ive been swamped for the past year but these are the cuts that have been in rotation when Im alone driving home after a dj set. Artists like Omar Apollo, Steve Lacy, Ambar Lucid, Tierra Whack and the others featured on this mix are really exciting and pushing sound into new dimensions. Hope you dig.

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tracklist: 

C Y G N – Joga Bonito
Steve Lacy – N Slide
Pescribe Da Vibe – Difficult
Babeheaven – Circles
Mayra Andrade – Tan Kalakatan
PAX – Because We’re Young
Pinty – Nightcrawler
Tierra Whack – Fruit Salad
Yeek – Shake
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Ongaku
Calud – Easy
Contour – Stop Trying To Be God (Cover)
Henry Canyons – The Cool Side
The Comet Is Coming – Brith Of Creation
The Creative One – It Gets Better (Feat. theMIND)
Ambar Lucid – Letting Go
Brainstory – Dead End
Emawk – No One
Noname – Window
Meernaa – Wildest Eyes
Los Retros – Someone to Spend Time With
Omar Apollo – Ashamed

Here are some of my favorite gems as of late. Hope you dig!

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Ministry Of Alienation
Crayon – I Came By To Let You Know Im Leaving
Jorja Smith – On My Mind (Tera Kora Edit)
Henry Canyons – The Cool Side
Poppy Ajudha – Love Falls Down
Ravyn Lenae – Blossom Dearie
Delilah Holliday – Babylon
Kiefer – Miss U
Jono McCleery – La Ritournelle
The Jefferson Park Boys – Gramercy Place
Phonte – Such Is Life
BoyBoy – Boy
Cleo Sol – Why Don’t You
30/70- Source
Fortune – Finesse
Nick Bike – Oh Jay
Bjork – Blissing Me (Feat. Serpentwithfeet)
Fantasy Guys – Jazzy Kisses
Mr. Fingers – Praise To The Vibes
Daphni – Carry On
Nosaj Thing – U G (Les Sins Remix)
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane Remix)
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye (Dan Key Remix)
Nilufer Yanya – Keep On Calling
Yuko – The Idealist

SXSW ART

Here we got! Recently I posted a complete list of all the artists I wanted to see at this year’s SXSW. I wanted to go deeper and actually share some of these artists that I think could have a nice buzz in 2018 and beyond. If you are out in Austin this year, let’s connect! Ill be around in search of the best coffee, tacos and also participating on the Co-Sign panel. Details here.

TRACKLIST:

Anna Wise – Precious Possession
A.Chal – Love N Hennessy
Demo Taped – Not Enough
Suzi Wu – Speed
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye
Buddy – Find Me
Knox Fortune – Lil Thing
Stimulator Jones – Soon Never Comes
BLVCK SPVDE – Dance 4 Me
El Combo Chimbita – Puro Show
CAPYAC – Speedracer
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
DUCKWRTH – Get Ugly (Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
Homeboy Sandman – Bamboo
Nubla Garcia – Lost Kingdoms
Princess Nokia – Bart Simpson
Ezra Collective – Pure Shade
Jade Bird – Cathedral
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2:00 PM: Extending Your Reach at College Radio
Moderated by: Jessica Weber (co-sign)
Panelists: Rodney Carmichael (NPR), Anthony Valadez (KCRW / TuneIn), Dessa (Artist)

Keeping what you do at your station relevant beyond the bounds of your campus involves thinking beyond just your on-air signal. Podcasts, on demand programming, online features and reviews; all these things and more help expand your programming and vision to a much larger audience. Learn how to do this, even with limited budgets.

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I was away this past Monday night and didn’t get to rock on the KCRW airwaves but in lieu I present to you an hour long mix of some of my favorite cuts of the year. Most released this year, a few from the previous. These should be on your radar. Hope you enjoy!

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Anenon – Verso
DVSN – Mood
1954 – It Was Love
Frances And The Lights – Faithful
Future – Mask Off (Smooth Operator Remix)
Setwun – Erykah
Crayon – I Came By To Let You Know That I’m Leaving
Moodymann – I’d Rather Be Lonely
Jorja Smith – I Am
Cautious Clay – So Many Details (Toro Cover)
Charlotte Day Wilson – Nothing New
Matthewdavid – Contemporary
SIR – Something New (Feat (Etta Bond)
Fieh – 25
Jono McCleery – Gabriel
Aaron Childs – Tangerine
Any Ngana Drop – Michael Ozone’s Lital Rhythm
Four Tet – Daughter
Kiefer – We (Coulda)
Kokoroko – Abusey Junction
Post Malone – I Fall Apart (Medasin Remix)
WhoMadeWho – Goodbye To All I Know
Remi – For Good (Feat Sampa The Great)
30/70 – Source
Tiron & Ayomari – It’s A Trip
Jonny Greenwood – Sandalwood I
Penthouse Penthouse – Koopa Beach
System Olympia – Call Girl
Harrison Gundam/Prologue
Eli Escobar – Interlude 4 (Unity)
Fortune – Finesse
Miguel – Come Through and Dub (J boogie Edit)
The Bad Plus – Salvages
Clairo – Flaming Hot Cheetos
Yaeji – Passionfruit (Janee Flip)
Daichi Yamamoto – Untitled 1
The Jefferson Park Boys – Pasta Boys
Meshell Ndegeocello – Tender Love
Crayon – Pink (Feat. Lossapardo)
Ta-Ku – You And I
Nils Frahm – Kaleidoscope

 

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My first 20-60 minutes are crucial in setting the tone for the next few hours on my radio radio show. SET ONES set the vibe and pace and I always record them. I found a bunch of these recorded mixes from the past year and wanted to share them with you. Im in the mix every Monday night from 00-0300 [PST]
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Yaeji – Passion Fruit (Yaeji Edit)
Overdoz – Last Kiss (Ft. Pharrell Williams)
Jarami – Hear This
Sly and the Family Stone – Brave and Strong
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Working…
Majid Jordan – Gave Your Love Away
Point Point – F + L

 

 

Onyx Collective – Fruit Stand
Fatima – La Neta
Children of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow
Smif N Wessun – bucktown (Jaguar Skills Sound Bwoi Edit)
Jay Z & The CLark Sisters – Family Feud
Khruangbin – Maria Tambien
Yung Lean – Skimask
Sly5thave. – Still Dre

 

 

Ernest Rareberrg – Why’d You Leave Earth With Me
Typesun – The PL
Tyler The Creator – Pothole (Feat. Jaden Smith)
SG Lewis – Smart Aleck Kill (Feat. Col3trane)
Nosaj Thing – U G
Four Tet – Planet

 

 

Uphigh Collective – Blend
Jonti – Alien
Curtis Mayfield – Ain’t No Love Lost Emawk – No One
Makaya McCraven – Replay Button Yaeji – New York 93
Teme Tan – Amethys
Mosca – Tilt Shift

 

Gabs The Great – Gabs The Great
Abjo – Nite And Day (Janet Refix)
Tyler The Creator – 911/Mr.Lonely
Tiedye Ky – Frank’s Track (Tiedye Remix)
Ronald Snijders – Easy Man (Ft. Ed Mota)
The Pollyseeds – Up And Away
Jordan Rakei – Sorceress (Acoustic)
Hans Zimmer – The Mole

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Okay, hold your horses, only half way through the year but I wanted to celebrate so many incredible releases thus far. There were a bunch I wanted to throw into the mix but didn’t have time to. But in the mean time, these will do!

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Vince Staples – Alyssa Interlude
Buddy – Find Me
Mura Masa – Blu (Feat. Damon Albarn)
Sibusile Xaba – Open Letter To Adoniah
Jonwayne – Blue Green (Feat. Low Leaf)
Zack Villere – You Don’t Care
Khalid – Location
Charlotte Dos Santos – Watching You
Jay Z – Family Feud
Toro Y Moi – Girl Like You
Odesza – Meridian
Thornato – Bennu
Washed Out – Burn Out Blues
Nick Hakim – Roller Skates.
Whoarei – Feel Like Making Love Pt 2
Jorja Smith – Where Did I Go?
Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds – Intentions
Steve Lacy – Some Girl (Feat Goldlink)
Jordan Rakei – Sorceress (Photo Remix)
Tropical Hi-Fi – Tahiti Blue
Fort Romeau – Reasons
Pat Lok – Mar Vista
Fhloston Paradigm – All’s Said And Done
Shanti Celeste – Strung Up
Galimatias – Let Me Know
Nosaj Thing – All Points Back To U (Feat. Steve Spacek)
Serpentwithfeet – Redemption
SZA – Broken Clocks
Kendrick Lamar – Duckworth
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – My Balloon

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It’s been a crazy past few weeks and months. I’m going to try and help get you through the next 4-8 years with this new series of sounds that are curated to help make you feel a little better. – av

TRACKLIST: 

Drake – Summers Over Interlude
Yukihiro Kanesaka – For Your Page One
Meshell Ndegeocello – Oyster
Gizmo – Elegua (A Prayer For The Children)
Nick Hakim – The Light
Jono McCleery – Age Of Self
Gizmo – Lift Me Up (Feat. Nick Hakim)
Everything Is Recorded – Close But Not Quite (Feat. Sampha)
Alfa Mist – Nucleus

 

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Life Is Precious With You In It” is a collection of songs that always give me the chills or feels every time I push play. Wether it’s in the car or the headphones, these songs take me to a place that recalibrate my soul. I hope you feel them too. My gift to you.

April 12 2017,.

Tracklist:

Diana Ross – Theme From Mahogany
Darondo – Didn’t I
Childish Gambino – Flight Of The Navigator
James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
Toro Y Moi – Cola
Frank Ocean – Self Control
Jon Brion – Little Person
Beastie Boys – I Don’t Know
Scarface – Smile (Feat. 2Pac)
Alabama Shakes – Sound In Color
The Smiths – Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want
Dirty Projectors – Little Bubble
Drake – Keep The Family Close
Ray LaMontagne – All The Wild Horses
J Cole – Hello
Radiohead – DayDreaming
Nick Hakim – Green Twins
Jamie XX – Loud Places (Feat. Romy)
The Eels – I Need Some Sleep

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Here’s my post NYE countdown mix that aired on 1.1.17. on KCRW. 3 hours of party nuggets.

HOUR 1

Kanye West – Father Stretch  My Hands (G Brown Remix) 

Kaytranada – Lite Spots 
Athletixx – Panther
Missy Elliott – Pass That Dutch (Reid Stefan Remix) 
Kendrick Lamar – Alright (Dj Basic Edit)      
Dj Sloepoke – Brazilian Break
Bruno Mars  – 24 KT   
Zhu – Faded
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Tim How)
Chainsmokers – Closer (Pickster Remix)
Alunageorge – Im In Control 
Goldlink – Fall In Love
Modjo  – Lady (Mayfair Mafia Remix) 
Snakehips – All My Friends (Feat. Chance The Rapperand Tinashe)
Justice – Safe And Sound
Whitney Houston – Fine (Marquis and Fab Remix)
D.R.A.M – Outta Sight
Blood Orange – Best To You
Prince – Controversy (Late Night Tuff Guy Edit)
BloodFire – Work (Dj Day Edit)
Sound Factory – Good Time
Vic Mensa – Down On MY Luck 
Graves – Where We From
Radiohead – Everything In It’s Right Place (TensnakeRemix) 
Duke Dumont – Street Walker
HOUR 2
Loose Ends – Is It All Over My Face (Flaunt Edwards Edit)
Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing (Stevie 1der Remix) 
Nist x Elijah Collins – Love’s Down
Rich MEdina – Scorpio In Love
Anderson Park – Am I Wrong?
The Jacksons – Blame It on The Boogie (Remix)
Dr. Packer x De La Soul – Me, Myself and I
Dj Catalyst – Everybody
The Avalanches – Subways
The Avalanches – Because I’m Me 
Billy squire – Big Beat
Lucy Pearl -x The Beegees – Dance Tonight
Flume x Disclosure – You and Me (Disclosure Remix)
Skrillex and Diplo – To U 
Kiiara – Gold (Clinton Sparks Remix)
Chris Brown – Yo (Excuse Me Miss) SMILE REMIX
Machinedrum – Do It For You (Feat. DAWN)  
Mura Masa – Love Sick (Four Set Remix) 
The Beatles – Come Together (Daniel Crawford Remix)
Blackstreet x Quantic – No Diggity
A Tribe Called Quest – We The People  
David Bowie – Fame 
Prince – Pop Life
Earth Wind and Fire – Brazilian Interlude
Vanity – Nasty Girl
HOUR 3
Bugz In The Attic – Booty La La
MoonBoots – Off My Mind (Rogue Vogue Mix)
Munchi – Esta Noche
Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (Mikos Remix) 
Cecilia Cruz – La Vida Es Carnival (Doc Remix)
Kurtis Blow – the breaks
Eric B and Rakim – I kNow You Got soul
Queen Latifah – Latifah’s Had It Up To Here
Roger – You Should Be Here (Jim Sharpe Remix)
Showbiz and AG – Soul Clap
Janet Jackson – If (Kaytranada Remix)
Robin S  – Show Me Love (Moombahton Remix)
Bob James – Take Me To Mardi Gras
Gang Do Tagarela – Rappers Delight (Brazilian Version)
James Brown – Sex Machine (Phoreyez Edit)   
Teena Marie – Square Biz (Kenny Dope Edit)
The Roots – Din Dada 
DBOW – Get Involved
Omar and Zed Bias – Dancing
Tortured Soul – You’re Missing Out (Danny Delux Remix)
Dj Funk – Work It 
Les Gordan – Shiho and Kyoko
Chance The Rapper – No Problem 
Frank Ocean – Nikes 
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends 

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Slept on gems galore + non album cuts. See you in 2017 Dash!

Tracklist:

J Cole – Everybody Dies
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Gabriel Garzon Montano – Sour Mango
Jim James – The World’s Smiling Now
Phony Ppl – This Must Be Heaven
Big Sean – Bounce Back
NX Worries – Khadija
RC and The Gritz – Jazz And Reverse
Guts – Dirty Offer
Kanye West – Famous
Tribe Called Quest – Moving Backwards
Muro Masa – Love Sick (Four Tet Remix) feat. Asap Rocky
Dexter Story – Veggie Wondem (RAS G Remix)
Fakear – Light Bullet (Feat. Andreya Triana)
BaseCamp – In Store (Photay Remix)
StarRo – You (feat. J Rican)
Tall Black Guy – I Will Never Know Feat. Moonchild
Onyx Collective – Disguised Blessing
Yussef Kamaal – Remembrance

 

 

 

 

 

Tracklist

Snakehips – Cruel (Mixwell Edit)
Frank Ocean – Self Control (IllMind Remix)
Distal – Flowers
Soft Glas – Delaing In Hypotheticals
De La Soul – Memory Of (Feat. Estelle and Pete Rock)
Tony Allen – What’s Your Fashion? (Feat. Eska)
Nu Guina – NG Theme
Mr Carmack – Chillin With The Girl Friend
MNDSGN – Searchin II
Ogris Debris X Nina Simone – See Line Woman (Edit)
Robert Glasper – Day To Day
Family Atlantica – Enjera
Gang Starr – Above The Clouds ( Durkin’s Edit)
Mac Miller – Congratulations (Feat. Bilal)
Les Gordon – Shiho and Kyoko
Anthony Valadez – Divide It (feat. Adad) Elusive Remix
Jordan Rakei – Midnight Mischief (Tom Misch Remix)
Junie x Kanye x Kendrick – Suzy Thunder (Edit)
J.D Reid – Notorious (Edit)

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Looking forward to having Miles Bonny at City Beats, a monthly hand picked and curated series by yours truly alongside ArtsBrooksField. This all takes place at FIGaAT7th in the heart of DTLA. Joining me on the turntables is KPFK’s Francesca Harding with Miles Bonny making his LA debut!

Miles is an artist that has been long on my radar and in constant rotation on my show Monday nights on KCRW. He is never afraid of exploring any genre or style and adds his unique touch of soul on the mic and/or on the horns.

Hope you can join us this Saturday, July 16th 2016.