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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

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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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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.

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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!

 

New songs pulled from my recent KCRW set except for the Terrance Etc. cut. Peep below!

 

Terrance Etc. – Infinince or Infinity 

This song has been on repeat nonstop in my ear buds. From coffee runs to dog walks, on the road or while sitting in the steam room at the Y during work outs. Terrance has directed amazing videos and behind HBO’s Random Acts Of Flyness. And to hear his sonic offering has been a blessing to my ears.

 

 

DRAMA – Billy

An oldie but goodie. Got the chance to hang with them in Chicago while working on the Place In Sound podcast.  Now signed to Ghostly, we are witnessing their growth, but Billy will always have a home in my heart.

 

Hanni El Khatib – Stressy

With Hanni, you never know if your getting grit, soul or even something other. I love that about his music.  Wait Wait Wait still remains a favorite. This beat reminds me of 90’s Chemical Brothers. There are lots of things happening in this one song. I dig.

 

Thundercat – Dragonball Durag

The genius reigns supreme. Last night I played this song on KCRW and I wanted to figure out why I actually loved this song. Thundercat channels 70’s soul with 2040 lyrics. He connects worlds, but most importantly he’s having fun.

 

Ben Chandler – Sad Boy

Don’t know much about him, but I’m here for it!

 

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Still in love with this Bruna Mendez album, Corpo Possível and intrigued by Inland Empire’s XinXin! Newness this week from Sergio Mendes w/ Will.I.Am, Terrace Martin, Bad Bunny, Caribou, Hanni El Khtaib + more. And shout outs to Jesse And Forever. Nick Hakim hipped me to him and I’m glad he did. Been listening to him a lot lately! Dos Santos from International Anthem also featured and rocking with me at Townnhouse this Friday!! Details below.

Saturday, February 29th // LISTEN

Mamas Gun – We
Bruna Mendez – Bem
Xinxin – Blue FlowersAmbar Lucid – Story To Tell
Actual Magic – Chutny Wop
El Michels Affair – Tearz (Feat. Lee Fields & The Shacks)
Wendy Rene – After Laughter (Comes Tears)
Sergio Mendes – Agua De Beber (Feat. Will.I.Am)
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
Rev. Harvey Gates – Price Of Love
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – You Don’t Want Me
The Smiths – Girlfriend In A Coma
Terrace Martin – Lies
Frank Ocean – Self Control
Bad Bunny – <)
Tom Brock – There’s Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You
Devendra Banhart – My Boyfriend’s In The Band
Surprise Chef – Herbie Hemphil
Disclosure – Expressing What Matters
Dick’s Beat Market – Scorpio Love
Afrika Bambaataa –  Planet Rock Unplugged (DJ Ayres Edit)
Tame Impala – Is It True
Pinduca – Vamos Farrear
Mac Miller – I Can See
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Someone / Aguita / Bloom
Raphael Saadiq – Doing What I Can
Raphael Saadiq – Get Involved (Feat. Q-Tip)
The Quiet Ones – Ninguem (Feat.Carlo Alexandre Teixeira And Amarina Sena)
Roy Ayers – Searching (TREW Edit
Wajatta – Depth Has A Focus
Tall Black Guy – Simply Timeless
Ivy Sole – My Way
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Jengi Remix)
Talking Heads – Slippery People
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Prince – I Feel For You (Acoustic Drum Edit)
Andrew Weatherall – Unknown Plunderer (Radioactive Man Remix)

 

 

Sunday, March 1st // LISTEN

Emilio Santiago – Bananeira
Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Jordan Rakei – Signs (Ft. Common)
Genevieve Artadi (Ft. Pink Siifu) – Living Lke I Know I’m Gonna Die (Real Bad Man remix)
Caribou – New Jade
Bohannon – Save Their Souls (TREW edit)
DRAMA – Billy
Pomona Dream – Tropicana
Chicano Batman – Color My Life
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 – So Many Stars
Jorja Smith – Be Honest (Bootyves dirty remix)
ATCQ – Breakin’ My Heart (Jim Sharp edit)
Towa Tei – Technova (O-Dubnova edit
Hanni El Khatib – Stressy
Jamie Isaac – Next To Me (Ft. Nosaj Thing)
The Marias & Triathalon – Drip
Frank Ocean – Pink Matter
Charlote Adigery – High Lights
Len Leise – Desperado Dining
Hyukoh – Silverchair Express
Xinxin – T D H F A R
Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamara (Ft. Q-Tip)
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag
Yung Ako – Wetted
Bad Bunny – ❤
Arlo Parks – Cola
Men I Trust – Numb (Album V)
Bruno Major – Old Fashioned
Dino D’Santiago & iZem – Leba (Ft. Ellah)
Bloc Party – Banquet
Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams
Ramp – Daylight
Tame Impala – Is It True
CAN – Vitamin C (Galaxysoundco edit)
Toro Y Moi – Never Matter
Disclosure – Expressing What Matters
Ben Chandler – Sad Boy
The Smiths – I Won’t Share You
Ana Frango Eletrico – Caspa
Bruna Mendez – Tropical
Reaper – As You Sow
Al Green – Simply Beautiful
Luedji Luna – Banho De Folhas
Miraa May – Regardles
Jesse and Forever – Hologram Lover
Dos Santos – Coda
79rs Gang – 79s Bout To Blow
Livingforce – Still D R E
Yaeji – Drink I’m Sippin On
King Krule – Alone, Omen 3
Mac Miller – Complicated
Jordann – Business Solutions
Dirty Projectors – Overlord
Craig Mack – Get Down (Ft. Q-Tip)
DJ Mitsu The Beats – Mellow Curves

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To be blunt, growing up in the 80’s, this gem was always the funny weird song on the radio that would play from my mother’s yellow VW Bug car speakers. We would take night trips to MacArthur Park where she would pick up dope to redistribute as a dealer. I would then take the bags, place into my left sock, look out the window and this song would pop up on the fm dial with out fail. I knew no better but the music on the radio made everything okay. Getting back to Once In A Lifetime, It made made me dizzy. Not sure if it was the chorus or David Byrne’s vocals.  Years later, I have some white in my beard, a few new wrinkles under my eyes, my mother and there VW are both long gone and no song speaks to my soul more than Once In A Lifetime. The examination of your journey from a to b in the form of a timeless pop song is such a revolutionary thing.

Watching DB perform this song last night on SNL was a win for timeless music. It was a win for performance art and perhaps the reason why I now gravitate towards things I never understood as a kid. It’s the reason why I’ll sit through an 14 minute short feature with David Lynch talking to monkey.

I had the pleasure of listening to David Byrne speak at SXSW with my pal Tyler Hale and it was one of those life changing moments. Thoughts and ideas of building a better world coming from the guy who use to make me dizzy. Imagine that.

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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This new live version of forthcoming GGM cuts are fire! Looking forward to more Gabriel Garzon Montano this year. Holy Hive, Xin Xin, King Krule and Masego all bring the feels. Also new Mistu The Beats (Japan), Genevieve Artadi with Pink Siifu, Bruna Mendez. (Brazil) and Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes (UK). LA love to Ty Dolla Sign, Thundercat. Hope you enjoy!

 

Saturday, February 22nd // LISTEN

Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Someone / Aguita / Bloom
Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Paul Nice edit)
Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson – Our Time Is Coming
Charlotte Dos Santos – Red Clay
Holy Hive – Oh I Miss Her So
The Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady
DJ Mistu The Beats – Promise In Love (Ft. Jose James)
Mama Gun – This Is The Day
Genevieve Artadi ft. Pink Siifu – Living Like I Know I’m Gonna Die (Real Bad Man remix)
Xinxin – Blue Flowers
Sweatson Klank – Sun Or Moon
King Krule – Alone, Omen 3
La’ La’ – Bebes
Faizal Mostrixx and Karun – In My Soul
D’Angelo – Betray My Heart
Tame Impala – Glimmer
Stevie Wonder – Living For The Boogie (edit)
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (Nick Bike edit)
Faith Mussa – Ndi Konkuno (Rudimental remix)
Ti Celeste – Moin Envie Danser On Belle Binguine
Seu Jorge and Roge – Vem Me Salvar
Monte Booker – May (Ft. Ravyn Lenae)
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Conversion
Ezra Collective – Quest For Coin
Greentea Peng – Mr. Sun (Miss Da Sun)
Bruna Mendez – Imagem Em Mim
Broken Bells – Shelter
Mocky – Exception To The Rule
Arima Ederra – Free Again
Mabiland – Que Tu Quieres
Orion Sun – Antidote
Mac Miller – Woods
The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
Hector Lavoe – Calle Lua, Calle Sol

 

Sunday, February 23rd // LISTEN 

Willie Nelson – Blue Skies
Anderson .Paak – Suede x Am I Wrong (Pearlchild remix)
Femina – Plumas
Nu Guinea – Disco Sole
Shay Lia – Danegrous
Mamas Gun – WeCharlotte Dos Santos – It’s Over Bobby
VBND – Daughter of the Sun (Ft. Katie Tupper & Justice Der)
Doris Troy – What’Cha Gonna Do
Neil Frances – Downtown
D’Angelo – Untitled (T Y M K edit)
Skinshape – Take My Time
O Terno – Bielzinho Bielzinho
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
Aretha Franklin – Call Me
How To Dress Well – & It Was U
Tame Impala – Glimmer
Bruna Mendez – Corpo Miragem
DRAMA – Forever And A Day
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Havelock – Pheromones
Angela Bofill – People Make The World Go ‘Round (Seegweed edit)
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Someone / Aguita / Bloom (COLORS)
Frank Ocean – Close To You
Marva Whitney – Sunny (ft. James Brown)
Mac Miller – Good News
Dilated Peoples – Soundbombing
Ana Frango – Eletrico – Chocolate
Taylor McFerrin – Memory Digital (Ft. Anna Wise)
Diana Ross – Love Hangover (DJ Organic Easin’ In edit)
Pumpkin, Vin’s Da Cuero – Chimiq
Sweatson Klank – And Then You
Jordan Rakei – Signs (Ft. Common)
Xinxin – T D H F A R
Gang Do Tagarela x Melo Da Tagarela – Rapper’s Delight
Myrian Makenwa – Amompondo
Masego – You Gon’ Learn Some Jazz Today
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Sara Tavares – Coisas Bunitas (iZem & Karlos Rosen remix)
Arthur Russell – See-Through
Letta Mbulu – Nomalizo
Snoh Aalegra – Whoa (ft. Pharrall Williams)(remix)
Liam Bailey – Please Love Me Again
Pigeondust – 1973
Aaron Taylor – Lesson Learnt
Ric Wilson – Split (ft. Sen Morimoto)
Miles Bonny & Twit One – Celebrate Yourself Suite
King Krule – Alone, Omen 3
Ty Dolla $ign – Famous
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag
DJ Mitsu The Beats – Mellow Curves