PERSONAL FAVORITES – APRIL 2018

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 DISCOVERY ARTIST MIXTAPE

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.

PERSONAL FAVORITES OF 2018 THUS FAR (THE MIXTAPE)

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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

MIXES + KCRW VAULTS

 

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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]
on 89.9 FM KCRW. Worldwide at KCRW.COM.

 

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

HALFTIME BEST OF 2017 MIXTAPE

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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

WHAT A WEEK (SONGS OF DECOMPRESSION) THE MIXTAPE

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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

 

LIFE IS PRECIOUS WITH YOU IN IT – THE MIXTAPE

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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