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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

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Back with more music discovery and throwbacks all mashed together with new releases from Peter Cottontale, Nathan Bajar, recently unearthed Thelonious Monk, Los Retros, Greentea Peng and so much more. Hope you enjoy! Back this weekend on KCRW with more from the record bag.

Saturday, June 27th // LISTEN

Skinshape – Amigoes E Inimigos
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (DJ Caution edit)
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Roy Ayers – Gravity
Rosalia – TKN (Ft. Travis Scott) (Dju Dju edit)
Maryam Saleh – Nouh Al Hamam
A Tribe Called Quest – The Love
Laurence Guy – Claudi
Peter Cottontale – Find You (New Jerusalem
The Harlem Gospel Travelers – Nothing But His Love
Jorja Smith – On My Mind (Boi Jeanius Bachata remix)
Nathan Bajar – Anniversary
Thelonious Monk – Epistrophy (Live)
Dijon – Sweet Thing
Lance Skiiiwalker – In The World (Ft. Nick Hakim)
The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands
Mounika. – Tender Love (ft. Ocie Elliott)
The Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come
Nick Pagan – Hardly Use My Hands
Ezra Collective – Footprints
K-Os – Heaven Only KNows
Joe Simon – Joe’s So Fresh and Clean (Matthew Law edit)
Khruangbin – Dearest Alfred
N.E.R.D – Victory
Kelis – Scared Money
Hanni El Khatib – Peace
Jason Joshua & The Beholders – Poor Boy
Mac Miller – Right
Sault – Hard Life
Los Retros – The Messiah
Twit One – Chayn Gang
Peter Cottontale – When I Get There (Ft. Jamilah Woods & Rex Orange County)
Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo – Ballade De Nuit
Mosss – What She Said
Gold Panda – Black Voices
Sumohair – 1992
Lady Wray – Smiling
Shay Lia – All Up To You
Clubz – Pronto
Aniceto Molina – Estrella
Justice – On N On (Jerome Baker edit)
Siti Muharam – Pakistan
Breakdown Brass – Mary Jane
Frank Ocean – Dear April (Justice remix)
The Smiths – Girlfriend In A Coma
Richard Schneider Jr. – Hello Beach Girls
D’Angelo – Africa (Eli Escobar edit)
Souleance – Aquarelle
Toro Y Moi – Ordinary Guy (Ft. The Mattson 2)
Guli – Lava
Pastor T.L. Barrett and The Youth For Christ Choir – Nobody Knows
Greentea Peng – Sane
Oscar Jerome – Sun For Someone
Anteloper – Bubble Under

Sunday, June 28th // // LISTEN

Mac Miller – Surf
Ceu – Forcar O Verao
Yellow Days – Love Is Everywhere
Aaliyah – Are You That Somebody?
Khruangbin – Father Bird, Mother Bird
Hanni El Khatib – Gem
The Delfonics – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Jorge Ben – Taj Mahal
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottie
Andre 3000 – Prototype
Natalie Slade – Sunday Morning
Angela Munoz & Adrian Younge – Can I Get Your Name?
Kutcorners – Drifting Apart
Clubz – Pronto!
Tall Black Guy – Clovereque
Nina Simone – Baltimore (Tropical remix)
Exile – I Wish You Love
LA Priest – Beginning
Sault – Don’t Shoot
Brooklyn Sounds – Mirame San Miguel
Peter Cottontale – Way Up High
Lee Stone – What Is Life
Vanessa de Mata – Nao Me Deixe So
Victor Internet – U Got My
Omar Apollo – Frio
Thundercat – Them Changes (Cumbia edit)
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake
Serge Gainsbourg – Le Poinconneur Des Lilas
Willie Griffin – Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire
Erland Oye – Paradiso
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Someone
St. Panther – These Days
Sunni Colon – Satin Psicodelic
Akira Kosemura – DNA
Mad Man Jaga – Hankuri
Childish Gambino – Summertime Magic (Zikomo remix)
Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic (Disgo remix)
Fredfades And Jawn Rice – Travels Through
MK.Gee – Western
Jarami – Hear This
P. Funk All Stars – Pumpin’ It Up
Loleatta Holloway – Runaway (The Salsoul Orchestra remix)
Miraa May – Regardless
Snoop and Pharrell – Beautiful (Smoothie Roller Rink edit)
Nick Hakim – All These Instruments
Ambar Lucid – Story To Tell
Los Retros – Sweet Honey
Devon Gilfillian – Get Out And Get It
Devin Morrison – Casper
Toro Y Moi – Ordinary Guy (Ft. The Mattson 2)
Cheo – Todo El Dia En La Cama
La La – Morir Sonando
Skinshape – Amigoes E Inimigos
ATCQ – Cyh (DJ A1 Keep Bouncing edit)
Jerry Paper – Cholla
Blundetto – Bingi

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Fun times on KROQ playing music of the Latin Alternative. Kicked things off with one of my favorite thats closet to 20 years old but from one of LA’s finest, Burning Star. Back next week with more finds to share!

Hour 1
Burning Star – Warriors (Will.I.Am Remix)
Los Retros – Friends
Mi Jardin – Girasol
The Sinseers – What’s Her Name?
Y La Bamba – De Lejos
Daniel Andrade – Gallo Pinto
Chico Mann + Captain Planet – Y Ahora Que
Buyepongo – Solo Yo
Kaina – La Luna
Katzu Oso – Secuestro Al Corazon
Rosalia – Yo x Ti Tu x Mi
Omar Apollo – Friends
Tall Juan – Atlantico
The Altons – Then You Go (That’s When You Know)
Combo Chimbita – Esto Es Real
The Steady 45’s – Sleep Walker

Hour 2
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
Brainstory – Fruitless Trees
Quantic – Cumbia Sobre El Mar (El Buho Remix)
Buscabulla – NTE
The Marias – Over The Moon
Teo – Belong In The Sun
Dani – Donde Estas (Daniel Daniel Remix)
Systema Solar – El Vacile
Nick Pagan – No Mames
Clubz – Caile
Jasper Bones – Amor De Mis Suenos
Cuco – Feelings
Jason Joshua – Language Of Love
Kali Uchis – Solita

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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)

NMF 5.29.20

I think we can all say some new music can help take our minds off the world for a bit. I personally can feel the tension in the world and continue to find solace in sound. Ill be back on KCRW + KROQ this weekend so make sure to join me. In the mean time, here are some of my recent finds. For best listening experience, head over to Spotify. Be safe!

This week’s set featured some favorites. Catch me Sunday nights on the World Famous KROQ playing music of the Latin Alternative. Ps.. Playing Manà had me emotional AF. Those guys deserved airplay on mainstream fm radio a long time.

Hour 1
Y La Bamba – Boca Llena
Kali Uchis – Tyrant
Katzù Oso – Secuestro Al Corazon
Still Woozy – Ipanema (Feat Omar Apollo + Elujay)
Chango Menas – Dias Negros
Buyepongo – Solo Yo
Ambar Lucid – Story To Tell
Cheo – No Quiero Ser Tu Amigo
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
Brainstory – Mnemophobia
Ana Tijoux – Antifa Dance
El Pan Blanco – See U Again
Jessie Reyez – Intruder
La Chamba – Constelación
Inner Wave – Rose
Omar Apollo – Frio
Sumohair – Santa Lucia

Hour 2
Mana – Oye Mi Amor
Reyna Tropical – Como Fuego
Royaljag – 909
Jungle Fire – Atomica
Cuco – Feelings
Teo – Belong In The Sun (Feat Lido)
Chola Orange – Hot Cheeto Stains
The Altons – When You (That’s When You Know)
Quitapenas – Tranquilidad
Systema Solar – Quien Es El Patron
Nick Hakim – All These Instruments
Mexican Institute Od Sound – Dame Un Besito
Neon Indian – Toyota Man
Mon Laferte – Amárrame
Manu Chao – Claudestino

I’m not going to lie, there was a lot of anxiety in gettin this first episode to feel and sound right. Listening back felt good. That long exhale was truly lots of stress being pushed out of the body.

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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

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Fresh after last night’s KROQ’s debut of ALTERNALIDO, here’s a new home made mix of sounds to water your plants to. Hope you dig!

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Cassowary – Starlight
Nick Hakim – All These Instruments
Akira Kosemura – Komorebi
Onyx Collective – Manhattan
Mounika – Tender Love
Benny Sings – All We Do For Love
Floating Points – King Bromeliad
Jono McCleery – Before I Get Older
S. Maharba – Some Say
Jacaszek – Elegia
Nicolas Jaar – America, Im For The Birds
Nosaj Thing – U G (Les Sins Remix)
Mount Kimbie – Marilyn
Joomnji – Something Out Of Nothing

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Back with Episode 8. I truly hope you enjoy these mixes recorded from hope. My routines consist of dog walks and looking for new music to share. I wont be on KCRW for another two weeks so in the mean time, enjoy these episodes! Scroll down to check out more of Vala FM!

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Serengeti – Dennehy (RIP)
Para – Let. You Go
VHOOR – 2 Descendo
Somni – Unravel
Harvey Sutherland – Superego
Spencer. – Too Much
Myoboku – Cosaguapa
Emma-Jean Thackray – Movement
Ranil Y Su Conjunto – La Tuctuructia
Skinshape – Heartache
Daniel T – Kabaluere
Jonti – Bonus Harmony Song
Dwight Druick – George Porgy (Disco Version)
Foshe and Horatio Luna – Feels
Pierre Akendengue – Sesi
Barrie – Chinatown
Jon Lucien – Rashida
Nick Hakim – Qadir

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Had a blast brining in my 42 year on Earth on air this weekend. Pulled a few new gems into the set but also a few from the crates to help bolster the mood into something foot tapping and energetic. New Jake Sherman, Natalie Slade, Omar Apollo and our girl Ambar Lucid just dropped an amazing project! Also feeling this new Nils Frahm album to help ease me through the series of events we call life. Hope you enjoy! I’m back in a couple of weeks on KCRW but new episodes of VALA FM coming up!

 

Saturday April 11th | Listen

Yasuko Agawa – It’s My House
Minnie Riperton – All This Love I Have For You (Young Pulse Edit)
A Tribe Called Quest – Check the Rhime
Poolside w/ Fatnotronic – Esperar Pra Ver
Little Dragon – Rush
Jake Sherman – Jaja
Natalie Slade – Love Light
Ranil – Cumbia En Tu Soledad
Omar Apollo – Imagine U
Kenny Rogers – All I Ever Need Is You
Brandy – Sitting Up In My Room (Dru Dru Edit)
HER Songs – 4 AM Disco
Khruangbin and Leon Bridges – C Slide
Elmer Bernstein – April In Paris
Amber Lucid – Cuando
Los Sop – Extende Tus Brazos
The JB’s – Get Up Off That Thing
Harvey Sutherland – Superego
Thundercat – Funny Thing
Jessie Reyez – Intruders
King Krule – Alone Omen 3
Bruno Major – Old Fashioned
Mac Miller Woods
Nils Frahm – First Defeat
Chicano Batman – Pink Elephant
El Michels Affair – Tearz
Liam Bailey – Please Love Me
Q Tip – Life Is Better (Feat. Norah Jones)
Nate Smith – If Love Wont, Can We Forgive Ourselves (Feat. Van Hunt)
Van Hunt – Character
Adrian Younge w/ Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Nao Saia Da Praca
Olivier St. Louis – Runnin’ Wild
Joni Mitchell – Chelsea Morning
Bill Withers – Heartbreak Road
Sly And The Family Stone – Everybody Is a Star
Ivan Ave – Nu Path
Dj Mitsu The Beats – Sweet Thing
Sylvia Striplin – Give Me Your Love (Edit)
Anderson Paak – Am I Wrong (Dju Edit)
Voodoocuts – Vibrations
Bill Withers – Lovely Day (Ahmed Sirour Remix)
Willie Colon – La Murga
J Balvin and Bad Bunny – La Cancion
Ana Mazzotti – Feel Like Makin’ Love
Raveena – Heartbeat
J Dilla – Don’t Cry
Duendita – One Of One
Laneous – Modern Romance
Frank Ocean – Godspeed
Son Little – Never Give Up
Brainstory – Cover It Up
Foshe and Horatio Luna – Feels

 

Sunday April 12 | Listen 

Common – Resurrection
Kenny Rogers – All I Ever Need Is You
Joao Gilberto – Tin Tin Por Tin Tin
Pat Rhoden – Livin For The City
Foster Sylvers – Misdemeanor
Little Dragon – Every Rain
Eddie Harris – Inside You
Childish Gambino – Sober
Yusek – Do Beijo
Acidslop – Lament for The Sky
Mahalia – Simmer (NAO Remix)
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us (Franchise Edit)
Chicano Batman – Pink Elephant
Ranil – Las Olados
Radiohead – Reckoner Z
Goldlink – Some Girls (feat Steve Lacy)
Toro Y Moi – Campo
Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express
Nick Hakim – Qadir
Cleo Sol – Young Love
William Bell – I Forgot to Be Your Lover
El Michels Affair – Enfant (Feat The Shacks)
The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph (Instrumental)
Myoboku – WTF Cafe
Natalie Slade – Humidity
Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamara (Feat. Q Tip)
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Remix)
Khruangbin x Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (Nick Bike Edit)
Ambar Lucid – The Garden Song
Gagle – Good To Go
Jessie Reyes – Far Away
Kool and the Gang – Summer Madness (Bossa Edit)
Bobby Caldwell – What You don’t Do For Love (Edit)
Y’skid – Sucker for Love
Dj Mitsu The Beats – Wind Surf
Mac Miller – Good News
Mac Miller – Circles
Frank Ocean – Cayendo
Jon Bap – Don’t Run Into the Sun So Quick
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Celia Cruz – La Vida Es Un Carnaval
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely (Young Pulse Edit)
Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Love You
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day
Cherelle – I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On
Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This
Los Exagerados – Panama Esta Bueno
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
The Spinners – I’ll Be Around
Bill Evans – Peace Piece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’ve done this gig hundreds of times. Being on air during the passing of Kobe and Nipsey, the fires in SoCal, the passing of my estranger mother, break ups, etc etc. But nothing could prepare me for the emotional weight under the current circumstances of the world and fresh off the loss of Bill Withers. I asked listeners to connect with me in real time on social media. The heaviness of messages, support and human emotions that tsunami’d through my inbox was humbling.  Grateful for all of you.

Saturday | April 4 | Listen 

Bill Withers – My Imagination
Amber Mark – Heart Shaped Box
Mac Miller – Circles
HER Songs – 4 AM
Jon Brion – Theme
Frank Ocean – Cayendo
Forest Law – Vox Baixo
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Do What You Like
Trammps – Rubber Band (Jim Sharp Edit)
O’Donel Levy – People Make The World Go Round
Minnie Ripperton x Tribe Called Quest – Check Minnie’s Love
El Buho and Barda – Hornero
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Bruna Mendez – Corpo Miragem
Aldorande – Summer Body
Eric B And Rakim – Paid And Full
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Stevie Wonder – Hey Love
Braxton Cook – Aries
Holy Hive – Broom
Adrian Young + Ali Shaheed Muhammad – No Saia Da Praca
James Alexander Bright
Olivier St. Louis
Full Crate – Pump Up The Jam
Full Crate – Getaway
Super Combo – Moin Domi Derho
Kaytranada – If
DRAMA – Billy
The Joubert Singers – That’s How We Work
Whitfield Brothers – Let It Whip
Duendita – One Of One
Bill Withers – Make A Smile For Me
James Blake – I’ll Come Too
Khruangbin and Leon Bridges – Midnight
Meshell Ndegeocello – Oysters
Little Dragon – Every Rain
Nonku Phiri – Sifo
Super Elcados – How Much I Love You
Hiatus Kaiyote – The World It Softly Lulls
Cleo Sol – Rewind
Contact Field Orchestra – Les Shamans Prosthetics
Nick Hakim – Qadir
El Michels Affair – Enfant
Joao Gilberto – Triste
Suff Daddy – On My Mind
Donny Hathaway – Jealous Guy (Paul Nice Flip)
Jay Z – Hard Knock Life
Bill Withers – You
Bill Withers – Grandma’s Hands
Blackstreet x Quantic – No Diggity
Nightmares On Wax – 195 LBS
Thundercat – Black Quails

 

 

Sunday | April 5 | Listen

Shirley Finney – Lovely Day, Just A Little Talk With Jesus
Tom Moulton – Love Don’t Come Easy (Pied Piper Reboot)
Tess Henley – La La Land
Peter Ivers – I’ve Seen Your Face Before
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
El Buho and Thornato – Sky City
Duendtia – One Of one
Nick Drake – Northern Sky
Sly and The Family Stone – Wishful Thinkin’
Nick Hakim – Qadir
Anderson Paak – Til It’s Over
Justice Der – Astrothunder
Mac Miller – Good News
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag
Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
Janet Jackson – Got Til It’s Gone
Benard Purdie – What’s Going On? Lovely Day
Bill Withers – Kissing My Love
J Balvin and Bad Bunny – La Cancion (King Most Edit)
Dj Numark – Our Generation
Yarbrough and Peoples – Don’t Stop the Music
Flowervillain – Earf
Son Little – Hey Rose
Yaeji – When I Grow Up
Gorgon City – Nobody (Feat. DRAMA)
Doja Cat – Say So (Nick Bike Edit)
Father M.C – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Feat Jodeci)
Adolfo Echeverria – Sabrosa Bacalao
M.Ward – Migration Of Souls
The Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady
Los Miticos Del Ritmo – Hotline Bling
Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Edit)
Snoh Aalegra – Nothing Burns Like The Cold (Feat. Vince Staples)
Toro Y Moi – Lilly
Miles Davis – So What
Frank Ocean – Cayendo
Jerry Paper – Puppeteer
Holy Hive – Blue Light
Cleo Sol – Young Love
Bosco – Champagne
Bruna Mendez – Imagem Em Mim
Van Hunt – Out Of the Sky
Prince – Pop Life
Syreeta – I Love Every Little Thing About You
The Soul Rebels Brass Band – Lovely Day
Bill Withers and Studio Rio – Loverly Day
Robert Roena y Su Apollo Band – Que Se Sepa
Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots

 

Here are some clips sent in from listeners in their listening environments.

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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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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

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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

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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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One of my go- to records as of late is Suite for Max Brown by Jeff Parker and the New Breed. Today I broke out the MPC and chopped up some of the  drums. There are so many open parts of this record to sample from. Thought I test out the dusty fingers and chop some breaks..  I believe it’s Makaya McCraven on drums. Shout outs to Intl’ Anthem.

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Here we go! A new batch of positive gems to help me/you get through the day. How are you by the way? I’ve been hanging with my pup, reading the Death of WCW, listening to lots of NTS Radio, Dublab, MBE and various other stations. Also taking lots of cool pics.  Okay, hit play and peep some of my favorite gems that lift my spirit. Hope the lift yours.

 

Children Of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow 

UK’s Children Of Zeus struck with this one some time ago but it always gives me the chills. Feels timely.

 

 

Bruna Mendez – Corpo Miragem 

Sultry, soulful and beautiful. Can not get enough of this clip + song.

 

 

Contour – Stop Trying to Be God (Travis Scott Cover) 

Hailing out of South Carolina, this kid is creating his own lane. I’m a fan. He has new music out but this cover of Travis Scott is all the vibes I need today.

 

 

Joe Arroyo – Rebellion 

I remember visiting Colombia late last year and hearing this record through out Bogotà. It’s always been a dance floor killer here in LA but to hear it in it’s roots powerful. This one never gets old.

 

Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus 

I know children that were born and couples that had their first dance to this beautiful gem. I remember hitching a ride to San Diego with Carlos Niño to meet brother Lateef.  He was a true humble spirit.

 

Synths + strings type of night.. Still working on this potential EP. 8 songs in the can.
Derek Taylor, I need those drums tho!

 

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Jay Electronica x Jay Z x Khruangbin – A.P.I.D.T.A

This has always been one of my favorite Khruangbin cuts but to hear Jay Z recite his brilliance and Jay drop knowledge on this made my week. I might have played this over 100 times in my headphones

 

 

Kate Tempest – People’s Faces 

This album has been the soundtrack for optimism. It’s also giving me hope in the future. The pain + optimism in her voice is comforting.

 

 

Jhene Aiko – Born Tired 

Jhene delivers on her latest album and this one just seems fitting during the past few days with all the rain in Venice. I listened to this on repeat on the way to KCRW during a rainy Saturday and put me in such a great place spiritually.

 

 

Thundercat – Fair Chance (Feat. Ty Dolla Sign + Lil B) 

I appreciate Cat + Ty continue to pay homage to Mac. Circles is still one of my (if not the best) album of the year. Ty’s voice is growing too, maturing and nurturing.

 

 

Nils Frahm – The Shooting 

Off the Victoria soundtrack. Gives me the chills every time.

 

 

 

 

Had an awesome Friday at our weekly dance party below Townhouse at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice. Chicago’s Dos Santos was in the building and got the party started big time with their latin fused funk/jazz/psychedelic sounds. Shout outs to International Anthem for releasing quality sounds.

IMG_3767New batch of sounds which were pulled from last weekend’s KCRW sets with the exception of the new Chicano Batman release! 2020 is sounding great. This week we travel to BK, Brazil, UK and LA for some of my favorite flavors.

 

Gabriel Garźon-Montonano // Someone, Agüita, Bloom

GGM is back and we got a treat to his forthcoming album with Jagjaguwar. These 3 pieces of separate songs are making me sit on the edge of my seat anticipating what he has cooked up in 2020.

 

Bruna Mendez // Corpo Miragem

I mean, wow!! I first got hip to this Brasilian songstress from her Calor, Sol E ol E Sal clip. And her growth is amazing. Corpo Possível is a strong sensual album with the perfect electronic backdrop for this vocalist.

 

Mama’s Gun // This Is The Day 

This UK outfit taps into Motown/Marvin vibes with this specific cut. Formed in 2008, MG broke in Japan first and landed a Mitsu The Beats remix that I still can’t find to this day! Grrrr..

 

King Krule // Alone, Omen 3 

Archie is one of those brilliant artists who when he hits homeruns, he hits f’n homeruns. He’s been tapping into so many different vessels and Alone, One 3 is not only a HR, but a grand slam. The simplicity of this project is the KK I’ve always wanted as a fan.

 

Chicano Batman // Color My Life 

This new single is absolute fire! The filthy sampled drums and Bardo’s falsetto make this a timeless gem.

 

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These are my snapshot artists taken from last weekend’s KCRW sets. Definitely strong 2020 favorites who have been putting in work for some time.

Xinxin

I’m booking the 3rd year’s City Beats series and one of the names that keeps popping up among my favorite bands are Xin Xin. I can’t get enough of this band. Simple tones and sounds and when you least expect it elements of Hiatus Kiayote and jazz come into play.

 

 

Jadu Heart

Im bout this! The UK duo have been putting in work since 2016 (and possibly prior) and have previously teamed with Mura Masa. Looking forward to digging deep into their catalogue.

 

 

Willie Griffin

The minute I hit play on this 1984 nugget, it punched me in the gut. Dallas singer/songwriter Willie Griffin hit it with this double time gem. Self taught on the guitar (at times it shows but masterfully with his playful notes). Grab it!

 

 

Zack Villere

Zack has this brilliant young mind. He’s not only a sonic maestro but also visual artist. His DIY videos always have a sense of humor even when he’s pouring out his heart and soul. He’s on currently on tour so make sure to catch him live!

 

 

Bel Cobain

This voice! Those beats! A grand marriage between the two that automatically take you to 2:34 am. London’s very own delivers on Introverted Stoner. The minute I hit play on this cut I was drawn to her style.

 

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After coming off a cold I’m back on my regular routines and ready to hop on my bike and trek along the beach. I added some new gems for this week’s Songs For A Monday playlist. Here’s the direct link!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Welcome back! New + recent bin finds from some of my favorites. This week we travel to Brooklyn, Tokyo, Memphis and check out a new releases from the almighty Jeff Parker. A quick reminder, these gems were all featured on last week’s KCRW set which you can listen to here!

 

TAKASHI YOSHIMATSU – THE AGE OF BIRDS , OP 25

Takashi is a contemporary composer and still active in music today at the age of 66. In 1974 his stylings were inspired by Pink Floyd. Currently he is into illustration and drawing. Any person that loves to doodle and utilizes heavy strings in their music is okay with me!

 

KOTA THE FRIEND – SATURDAY

Brooklyn’s very own Kota The Friend is a sonic blend that reminds of me Saba and the Chicago sound but with a solid twist and with his own unique styling. Saturday is a testament to him bringing something new in music today.

 

MULHERIN – ALL TO MYSELF

Not sure how I found about these two. Maybe on Zack Villere’s twitter feed or on Heard Well, regardless tho, Parker and Marshall connect on some solid material connecting LA and Memphis. Catch them on tour! Dates here.

 

 

JUSTICE DER – NIKES

Justice Der covers have been my soundtrack for the past 3 years. It’ my go to during my radio show during certain reflective moods. His Frank Ocean covers add depth to already deep sounds. It will be a matter of time before Justice is in the studio with sonic heavyweights and his own material reaches the masses.

 

JEFF PARKER – 3 FOR L

Chicago’s Jeff Parker is back with a new album on International Anthem titled Sweet for Max Brown. As usual, its nothing but hot sauce for the soul. Jeff never ceases to amaze me with his skill and precision behind the guitar.

 

 

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New adds this week that are scraped from this weekend’s KCRW sets. If you missed those sets, here you go! In the mean time, enjoy the hand picked favorites and dont forget to subscribe to my Sonic Safari playlist which is updated weekly on Spotify.

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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

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As the 4th Quarter slowly comes to a close, singles + albums still find their way to be released as we wrap up this decade. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Jose James, Laneous and Tall Black Guy in the new year! Jgrrey, Binki, Mk.Gee still remains a mystery but I’m sure that will change in 2020. And Im sure Hope Tala, Mr. Carmack and Omar Apollo will continue to shine. Enjoy this weekend’s KCRW sets. 

Saturday, December 15th // LISTEN

La La – Bebes
Sophie Meiers – Sincerely, Yours
Leven Kali – Homegirl (Ft. Smino, Topaz Jones)
Ash Walker – Finishing Touch (Ft. Laville)
Ivy Sole – Dream GirlKraak & Smaak – Echo Park
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Zikomo remix)
Kaytranada – 10% (Ft. Kali Uchis)
A Taste Of Honey – Rescue Me
Earth, Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme
Willie Colon – El Malo
Verzache – Needs
Pip Millet – Try A Little Tenderness
Ivan Mamao Conti – Encontro
Prince – 17 Days (Rahaan edit)
Ant Saunders – Yellow Hearts
DKVPZ & Ellah – Lunar
Free Nationals – Apartment (Ft. Benny Sings)
Suff Daddy – Suff On The Fire Escape
Dan The Automator – 3030
Laneous – Not Quite Right
Al Charles – Outstanding
Gap Band – Outstanding
Tall Black Guy – Everything Has Changed
Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (Midnight Juggernauts remix)
Sault – Don’t Waste My Time
Outkast – Prototype (Feide remix)
Mangalhaes E Sua Guitarra – Xango
Havelock – Pheromones
Mos Def – Magnificent (Ft. Vine Mojica
The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
Lone – Airglow Fires
Kimberly Anne – Show Me Love (Esta edit)
Silk Rhodes – Pains
Bird – The Whole World Knows
Domenico – Cine Prive
Aretha Franklin – Didn’t I
Hiatus Kaiyote – Mobius Streak

Sunday, December 16th // LISTEN

Sophie Meiers – Sincerely, Yours
Free Nationals – Apartment (Ft. Benny Sings)
Tall Black Guys – Better (Love In Detail remix)
Tyler, The Creator – Puppet
Verzache – Waiting For You (Ft. Swell)
Beastie Boys – I Don’t Know
Ash Walkers – Under The Sun
Celeste – Feel Like Makin Love
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – You Don’t Want Me
Teebs – Shells
Tim Atlas – Crime Of Passions
Jgrrey – Half Full
Mayra Andrade – Festa Sto Santiago
Kali Uchis – Solita
Claro Intelecto – Peace Of Mind
Kaytranada – What You Need (Ft. Charlotte Day Wilson)
Jose James – I Need Your Love
Jerry Butler – Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)
Laneous – Hold My Hand
Kiefer – And Encourage Others
Michael Kiwanuka – Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love)
Jarrea Vandal – Down About It
Beck – Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime
Jorja Smith – On My Mind (Lea edit)
Quadry – Momma (Ft. Teo Halm)
Jojo Abot – To Li
Nicola Cruz – Bruxo
Binki – Sea Sick
Mk.Gee – Untitled
Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente – Trombon Criollo
Sidestepper – Deja
The Helen Singers – Consolation (Nicolar Jarar edit)
Caribou – Home
Jeff Parker – Max Brown Part 1
Hope Tala – Lovestained
Vanshire – Halcyon Age
Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff – Through Me
Leven Kali – Homegirl
Keshi – Right Here
The O’Mys – Idea (Ft. Chance The Rapper)
Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love?
Massive Attack – Five Man Army
Sault – Feel So Good
DJ Rogers – If You Didn’t Love Me (Don’t Go Away)
Merging Traffic – Mister Magic
Omar Apollo – Ashamed
The Midnight Hour – Harmony
W. Ellington Felton – The Call
Finbar Stuart – Closer
Mr. Carmack – All These Flags

Digging in the vaults and found these 3 clips from folks I respect. In sound, food and on design, meet Roy, Nao and Jeff.

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From Brazil to Colombia, Quebec to New Zealand, all points where covered this weekend. New Frank Ocean, Sango, Mara TK, TEEBS, Panda Bear, Juto , Dijon, Toro Y Moi and edits form Jabir, Paul Nice, Dominic Pierce and more. Shouts out to Si from Wondercore for hipping me to Natalie Slade and Neko.  And how lush is this new Michael Kiwanuka album? Hope you enjoy this weekend’s sets. Ill be back next weekend for more timeless gems.

Saturday, November 2nd // LISTEN 

Luedji Luna – Banho De Folhas
Jabair – Donnell Joint
Boogie Down Edits – Pendejita
Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop That Thing (Maul Pond flip)
Kraak & Smaak – Out In The Daylight (Ft. Gavin Turek)
Hackney Colliery Band – Africa
Dune & Crayon – Hundred Fifty Roses
Frank Ocean – In My Room
Donny Hathaway – Jealous Guy (Paul Nice reflip)
Panda Bear – Playing The Long Game
Mara TK – Te Kete Arounui
Toro Y Moi – 3-28-18b
Michael Kiwanuka – Hard To Say Goodbye
Letherette – Hornty
Maguare – Jungle Fever
David McAllum – The Edge
Tee – Baddie
Juto – Homebody
Dijon – Crybaby :*(
Mmyykk – Better [For The Love]
Omar Apollo -Frio
Prince – Always In Hair
Teebs – Shells
Blue Material – Personal
Paul McCartney & Wings – Goodnight Tonight (Dominic Pierce edit)
Stevie Wonder – Un Lungar En El Sol (A Place In The Sun)
Arona Mane – Rescue Me (Arona Mane Restyle)
Havelock – Pheromones
Pom – Start Again (Ft. Andrea Cormier)
Floating Points – Anasickmodular
Neko – Lovergirl
Bobby Oroza – This Love
Riz La Vie – Powerlines
Winston Surfshirt – Nowhere
Portishead – Wandering Star
Bonnie Raitt – Thank You
Alton Ellis – It’s A Shame
Esthero – Superheroes
30/70 – Crystal Hills
Sudan Archives – Pelicans In The Summer
Lyma – Fading (Extended Version)
The Temptations – Get Ready (Adam Doubleyou’s ‘Teach Me’ edit)
Roy Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers – Soy El Ray
Flavia Coelho – Cidade Perdida
Free The Robots – Magarib

 

 

Sunday, November 3rd // LISTEN 

Berhana – Lucky Strike
Peter Brown – Dance With Me
Mayra Andrade – Manga
Mac Ayres – I Wanna Give Up
Kraak & Smaak – Echo Park
Louis Jordan – Run Joe (Paul Nice reflip)
Jabair – 5 On Drogba (Monday Riddims II)
Jackson De Ponto – Capoeira Mata Um (Deejay Irie edit)
Bill Withers – Lovely Day (Studio Rio edit)
Teebs – Shells
Rex Orange County – Always
Force M.D.’s – Tender Love
Toro Y Moi – 3-28-18b
Flavia Coelho – Cidade Perdida
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Tera Jora remix)
Ego Ella May – Table For One
Jaimie Branch – Theme 001
Lady Wray – Make Me Over
30/70 – For You
Hailey Orion – Only If
Hope Tala – D.T.M.
Quelu – Carre (mixed)
Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
Michael Kiwanuka – Rolling
Guts – Voyaging Bird (Ft. Jowe)
Madd-Ice Q.C. – Work (2010 Madd-Ice remix)
Nina Simone – It Be’s That Way Sometimes
Nautilus – Rollerskating Jam Named
Ray Lugo – I Dream Of Bahia
Marvin Gaye – Calypso Blues
Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock
Bosq – Tumbala (ft. Temp Alomar) (Auntie Flo dub)
Al Hudson – All Up (All You Can Do It)
Earth, Wind & Fire – Sunshine
Omar Apollo – So Good
Les Sins – Grind
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – Happiness
Flofilz – Inside Out (Ft. Biig Piig)
Alanna Aguilar – Swim Deep
Natalie Slade – Humidity
Luedji Luna – Saudacao Malungo
Ben L’Oncle Soul – Next To You
Umi – Love Affair
Mmyykk – Better (For The Love)
Dijon – Crybaby :*(
Frank Ocean – In My Room
Sault – Living In America
Jorja Smith – On My Mind (La Soulchyld edit)
Sam Sparro – Outside The Blue (Ft. We Are King)
Billy Garner – Brand New Girl
Fatback – Backstrokin’

 

 

Thanks you’s

Vincent Nguyen
Cheryl Au.
Si (Wondercore)

 

 

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Here we go! 5 Artists with recent and timeless sounds that should be on your radar. I’ve been biking a lot more and these are the gems that are on repeat in the AirPods. Let’s kick this off, shall we?

 

99 NEIGHBORS 

Something Kaytranada minus the lo hi filters. An 8 person squad from Vermont. Who woulda thought? More here.

 

CARSEN

Heater here. Been playing this for some time on the radio. But Carsen has been on the grind since popping on my radar in 2018.

 

HAVELOCK

Something unique here. Video is dope too! Production is equally tight. Hailing out of London, former waiter with a love for ACDC and Guns N’ Roses.

 

Soft Glas

2-5 years from now this brother will be a house hold name. He seems to contribute or add production to just about every buzz record. He makes amazing videos too. More here.  BTW, here’s an old video but a testament to him being timeless.

 

Omar Apollo

He’s back with a brand new heater channeling our inner Bad Bunny. Fire tho!