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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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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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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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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.

 

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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.

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

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.

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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

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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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Crazy times we I’ve in but the show must go on and the beat don’t stop. It’s New Music Friday to help keep us all sane and I couldn’t be more happier with my soundtrack. Normally I would be prepping for my weekend radio show and tonight’s gig but like Kanye once said “When you make plans, God laugh’s”.  Please hit me via email if you need to talk, chat. I’m here.

Slide into the dm’s/emails: anthonyvaladez (@) gmail.com

New gems from the Mac Miller deluxe release, Kutmah delivers on All City and a reissue from Hiroshi Yoshimura. Also new Villagers, Louis Prince, Sam Gendel covers as classic and Onipa with the world vibes. And big hometown love to Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhannad’s new project titled “Jazz Is Dead“. Hope you dig. Listen directly here.

 

The Mayor kicked off a Lockdown effective tonight (March 20, 2020). I ran out to grab some take out and turned on the camera. Peacefulness was present. Streets were quiet. Day 5 of Quarantine.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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It’s been quite the week/weekend. As reports were coming in from the CDC we were in full on music/news mode tracking down current updates in addition to easing you into your weekend soundtrack. Stay safe and please make sure to stay away from large groups. Me and the pup are indoors with a short amount of walks but with gloves and a scarf to protect myself.

We heard timely gems from Kate Tempest, Jay Electronica with Khruangbin and Jay-Z, Radiohead (25th Anniversary of The Bends album), Bonnie Raitt, Sly and the Family Stone (Happy 77th B Day), Joe Arroyo + under the radar faves from Session Victim, Yoshinori Hayashi, Jadu Heart, Bruna Mendez, Doug Shorts and more. Hit play, turn it up and catch you next week!

 

Saturday, March 14th // LISTEN

Children of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow
Kate Tempest – Hold Your Own
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Traveler’s Prayer
Luedji Luna – Acalanto (DJ Nynack remix)
Session Victim – Cold Chills
Bruna Mendez – Corpo Miragem
Juto and Quinn Xcii – Wayback (remix)
Thundercat – Black Qualls (Ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)
Slave – Just A Touch Of Love
Jordan Rakei – Rolling Into One
Jay Electronica – A.P.I.D.T.A.
Khruangbin and Leon Bridges – Midnight
79.5 – Facing East
The Stepkids – Legend In My Own Mind
Yoshinori Hayashi – Overflow
Contour – Distance
Princess Nokia – Soul Food Y Adobo
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Stromae – Alors On Danse (Paul Mond flip)
Karol Conka – Fumace
Radiohead – Fake Plastic Trees
Sam Gendel – Love Theme From Spartacus
Mac Miller – Good News
Pete Kuzma and Bilal – High and Dry
Jadu Heart – Harry Brompton’s Ice Tea
Jessie Reyez – Con El Viento
Don Leisure – Istenye Park Falls
Change – Heaven (LP)
The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko (Maple Syrup edit)
Bob James – Take Me To The Mardi Gra
Charlotte Adigery – High Lights
Anderson .Paak – Suede x Am I Wrong (Pearl Child remix)
Roy Ayers – Our Time Is Coming

 

Sunday, March 15th // LISTEN 

Bonnie Raitt – Thank You
One Blood – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got
Blackalicious – Nowhere Fast
Jorge Ben & Caetano Veloso – Carolina Carol Bela
Louis Prince – The Number Thirteen
Bruna Mendez – Transbordo Longe
Kelly Finnigan – I Don’t Wanna Wait
Gloria Barnes – Home
Mac Miller – Woods
Undersea Poem – Te Encontrar
Eddie Kendricks – My People (Hold On)
SBTRKT – Never Never (Ft. Sampha)
Minnie Riperton – Les Fleur
Willie Griffin – Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire
Connan Mockasin & Devonte Hynes – Feelin Lovely
Electric Wire Hustle – Chaser
Liam Bailey – When Will They Learn
Yusek – Do Beijo
Butcher Brown – Tidal Wave
Musiq Soulchild – I Wanna Your Lover
Michael Nau – No Quit
Salaam Remi & Terrace Martin – Sativa Park
Laneous – Hard For You
Tame Impala – Is It True
Sly and the Family Stone – Family Affair
Sly and the Family Stone – If You Want Me To Stay
Stevie Wonder – Jesus Children Of America
A Taste of Honey – Rescue Me
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed
Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
Bickle – Naked
Jordan Rakei – Mind’s Eye
Doug Shorts – Money
Hila – Mirope (Ft. Miguel Atwood Ferguson)
Jay Electronica – A.P.I.D.T.A
Khruangbin – The Red Book
Khruangbin and Leon Bridges – Texas Sun
Jason Nolan – Opals and Banonos
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Joe Arroyo – Rebellion
Poolside – I Feel High (Ft. Ben Browning)
The Meters – Find Yourself
Kate Tempest – People’s Faces
Caribou – Sunny’s Time

I’m grateful to be playing records tonight at the Del Monte Speakeasy. And every Friday Friday night for that matter.  I’ve been inside reading and spending more time with my pup but I do need to get out. I hope to see you tonight on the dance floor. No requests tho.

We are in uncertain times. Im reading more, more in-house work outs and dog walks but in the spurt of all this chaos, I find myself to be more creative. I want to shoot more.

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Bruna Mendez continues to amaze me with her latest album plus classics from Dolly Parton, Ms. Jackson, Portishead and Biggie. On the new release radar are gems from Jerry Paper, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Bad Bunny and Thee Sinseers. Also brand new Tricky! Enjoy.

Saturday, March 7th // LISTEN

McCoy Tyner – Impressions [RIP]
Bruna Mendez – Corpo Miragem
Skinshape – Sua Alma (Ft. D’Alma)
Neil Frances – Downtown
Cymande – Brothers On The Slide
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Jean Carn – My Love Don’t Come
Easy (P’s Reflections edits)
Kaytranada – 10% (ft. Kali Uchis)Janet Jackson – Alright
Luedji Luna & Moma+Guy – Banho De Folha (remix)
Mos Def – Umi Says Soul Supreme (Flipout remix)
Somni – Sometimes (ft. Harris Cole)
Holy Hive – Blue Light
Mac Miller – Hand Me Downs
Jerry Paper – Quicksand
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Traveler’s Prayer (Eu version)
Musiq (Soulchild) – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Brainstory – Beautyful Beauti
The Altons – When You Go (That’s When You’ll Know)
Chilrdren Of Zeus – Get What’s Yours
sir Was – Letter
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag
Butcher Brown – Tidal Wave
Anderson .Paak – Celebrate
Buscabulla – Vamano
Classixx – What’s Wrong With That? (Silly Love Songs rework)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 – Viramundo
Bad Bunny – Si Veo A Tu Mam
Ezra Collective – Quest For Coin
Tricky – Lonely Dancer (Anika)
The Seshen – Faster Than Before
Portishead – The Rip (Datassette remix)
Wajatta – 138
Quitapenas – Hombre Agua
Gene Lawrence – Feel Like Making Love (P’s Rehdit)

 

 

Sunday, March 8th // LISTEN

Snakehips – On & On (Kaytranada remix)
Mtume – Juicy Fruit
The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Tom Misch & Youssef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien
Buscabulla – Vamono
Joca & Ciana – Breve
Fela Kuti – Colonial Mentality
Mac Miller – Woods
Surprise Chef – All News Is Good News
Amanaz – Khala My Friend
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
Teddy Pendergrass – You’re My Choice Tonight (Love Language)
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag
Thee Sinseers – Seems Like
The Temptations – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Michael Kiwanuka – Light
The Smiths – I Won’t Share You
Musiq Soulchild – Rock With You
Stevie Wonder – Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Year
Andrew Bird – Truth Lies Low
Beck – New Round
Nick Kurosawa – I’ll Come Running Back To You
Bruna Mendez – Tropical
Attitude – Love Me Tonight (Kaytranada remix)
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Kaytranada edit)
Little Dragon – Are You Feeling Sad (ft. Kali Uchis)
Yusek – The Only Reason
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
James Brown – Sex Machine (Nick Bike edit)
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint
The Paradise Bangkok Molam Internal Band – Untitled
Chaka Khan – Every Woman (Kon edit)
Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman
Cumbia Modena De Soledad – Tetero
Ozomatli – Eva
Skinshape – Sua Alma (ft. D’Alma)
Jessie Reyez – Crazy
Tricky – Lonely Dancer (Anika
Onyx Collective & Kelsey Lu – Where Or When
Dos Santos – Purisima
Butcher Brown – Tidal Wave
The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once
Holy Hive – Oh I Miss Her SoSharon Revoal – Reaching For Our Star
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33
Disclosure – Expressing What Matters
Dur Dur Band – Jaceyl Mirahiis
Jaimie Branch – Nuevo Roquero Estereo

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.

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY ART

Here are some of my favorite recent releases that are fresh on the radar for the past 2 weeks. BROCKHAMPTON team up with Dua Lipa, UK producer Kamaal Williams goes live, Jhene Aiko returns with her sultry feel (Born Tired is my new anthem) and Disclosure rework a dance floor classic. Indie phenom Mk.gee is back with a heater alongside The Maries, Medsasin w/ Cautious Clay and the return of one of my personal heroes, Tricky.  Go to Spotify direct to listen!