Real time Adventures // KCRW


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.


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.



Favorites from LA’s XinXin, Lionmilk, Ivy Sole, Snoh Aalegra, Orion Sun, KNXLEDGE and more. Also check out Jadu Heart, who just popped up on my radar. Shout outs to Zack Villere for his new release as well which you can check out on Saturday’s program.

Saturday, February 15th // LISTEN

Xinxin – T D H F A R
Berhana – Janet
Jadu Heart – Harry Brompton’s Ice Tea
Aaron Taylor – Lesson Learnt
4hero – Morning Child (Feat. Carina Andersson)
Lionmilk – 1 For The Hustlers
Willie Griffin – Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Minnie Riperton – Les Fleur
Ranil – Muevete Mi Amor
Ivy Sole – My Way
The Twilite Tone – Space Invaders
Snoh Aalegra – Whoa (Feat. Pharrell Williams) [Remix]
Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa – Mania De Maria (Feat. Maria Toledo)
J Dilla – Rico Suave Bossa Nova (Rcade Re-Interpretation)
Andy Bey – Celestial Blues (The Avener Rework)
Tame Impala – Breathe Deeper
Steve Monite – Only You (Kowl Re-Jig)
Siroj – Traction (Feat. Nelson Clark)
Slim Young – Otan Hunu
Mac Miller – Good News
Ngaiire – Dirty Hercules (Feat. Nai Palm)
Liam Bailey – Please Love Me Again
Zack Villere – Grateful
Rejoicer – Pre Memory Circle
Aeris Roves – No Guarantee (Acoustic Version)
Devon Gilfillian – The Good Life
Lady Wray – Piece Of Me
Artur Nunes – Kisua Ki Ngui Fua
Boogaloo Assassins & Jam In The Van – No No No
The 9th Creation – Bubble Gum
Sly And The Family Stone – (You Caught Me) Smilin’
Ann Peebles – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
Take 6 – Spread Love (The 45 King Remix)
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (SFS Edit)
Abstract Orchestra – Two Can Win (DJ Archi Edit)
Ivy Sole – Dream Girl
Pigeondust – Nothing But Jazz Loops

Sunday, February 16th // LISTEN

Berhana – I Been
Sara Tavares – Coisas Bunitas (Izem & Karlos Rotsen remix)
James Alexander Bright – Which Way
Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff – Why Can’t You
Brookzill! – Saudade Songbook (ft. Count Base D)
Tycho – Outer Sunset
Tom Misch – What Kinda Music
Lord Echo – Whoa! There’s No Limit (ft. Mara TK)
Guru – Trust Me
Omar Moctar – Imuhar
Seu Jorge & Roge – Meu Brasil
Orion Sun – Nirvanaaa
O Conjunto De Orlando Pereira – Maruda
Xinxin – T D H F A R
Bel Cobain – Broken Bridge
Gareth Donkin – Ease
Kelly Finnigan – Freedom
Knxledge – Learn
Snoh Aalegra – Whoa (ft. Pharrell Williams) [remix]
Drama – 7:04 AM
Drama – Billy
Schreyer & Bartoli – Yes I Know My Way
Elizio De Buzios – Tamanqueiro (Elizio mix)
Little Dragon – Hold On
Charlotte Adigery – High Lights
DKVPZ – Finesse
Stretch and Bobbito & The M19s Band – Que Se Sepa
Jaimie Branch – Simple Silver Surfer
Tame Impala – Is It True
The Time – The Walk
Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face?
Prince – I Feel For You
Frico – Disco Nights (Rock Freak)
Luedji Luna – Banho De Folhas (Nyack remix)
Rejoicer – Pre Memory Circle
Justice Der & Rachel Bobbitt – Forrest Gump
Brad Stank – Watering The Garden
Mac Miller – Surf
Jeff Tweedy – Bombs Above
Nick Hakim – Cold
Liam Bailey – Please Love Me
Morrissey – Sing Your Life
Ximena Sarinana – Donde Bailaran Las Ninas
Jaguar Jaguar – White Sand
Yabou – No Bad Days
Reva Devito – Bet You Stay
Sweatson Klank – Subway Samba
Sonny Miles – Be Myself
Ambar Lucid – Story To Tell
Astrud Gilberto – Take It Easy My Brother Charlie
Yesterdays New Quintet – The Meaning Of Love
Dionne Warwick – Walk On By

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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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Sat in this past Sunday night/Monday morning for an after hour set on KCRW and got to go deep. Super deep with classics + slept on gems… Enjoy!

Listen _ 

Shuya Okino – Still In Love
DirtyTwo – Back In the Day
Roy Ayers – We Live In Brooklyn, Baby
Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
Ensemble Entendu – Peel Back
Tom Noble – Zouk Pour Esa
NEZ – Wild Youngster (Feat Schoolboy Q)
Kaytranada – 10%
Liquindi 2 – The Baka Forest People
Sango – Never Ending
Frank Ocean – Cayendo
Roni Size – New Forms (Feat. Bahamadia)
WIKI – Vidal
Blvck Spvde – Sumthnwvluv
Jesse Boykins III – Show Me Who You Are
D’Angelo – Lady
Kota The Friend – Volvo
Idris Muhammad – Loran’s Dance
Rare Silk – Storm (OG Version)
Medina Green – Fla La Lashe
J. Rocc – Fire Dancer
Clams Casino – Cupidwing
Puma Blue – Moon Undah Water
Mac Miller – Good News
Blood Orange w/ Ian Isiah – Runnin Away
Day – Adu
Gil Scott Herson w/ Makaya McCraven – Im New Here
Photay – No Sass
Childish Gambino – Flight Of The Navigator
Mara Hruby – All About The Panties (J Louis Edit)
King Krule – Alone, Omen 3
Eddie Gomez – Down Stretch
Jay Daniel – Solo
Eli Escobar – Everybody
M.A.W. – To Be In Love (Feat. India)
Wantigga – Only You
Jungle – Casio
James Ingram – 100 Ways (Asparagus Edit)
Horatio Luna – Bubbly
Majid Jordan – A Place Like This
Jeremih – Rated R
DVSN – Mood
Bird – The Whole World Knows
Travis Scott – Skeletons (w/ Kevin Parker)
Everything But The Girl – Before Today
Denzel Curry + Kenny Beats – Track 7
Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie
Space Ghost – Color Waves
Beastie Boys – I Dont Know
Steve Kuhn – The Meaning Of Love
Mitsu The Beats – Right Here (Feat Dwele)


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Gems from Belgium, Philly, South London and Queens. You can check out these artists on my weekend show on 89.9 FM in LA on KCRW or my various Spotify playlists which you can scroll down and find.





This new ep titled Madelyn from Belgium’s Jaguar Jaguar  has some sweet drum breaks and synths that touch on various genres and moods. The band spent some time in France away from civilization to record this new EP.  I dig.




South London continues to give us more under the radar – raw – singer songwriters that sound amazing. Inspired by Joni Mitchell, Marley and The Beatles, Cosmo’s utilization of the instrumentation is more of a blend of Liam Bailey meets King Krule. But in a very good way.




This one is a tear jerker. I first heard this and stopped everything I was doing. Played  it on my weekend radio show and again, stopped me. ALOHA is the new album and filled with feel good soul that can heal or help with the challenges of life. It’s honest, real and emotional, yet also a celebration of life. Philly artists always packages these elements together with grace.




Martha’s voice is chilling. If you get a chance check out “Fool”. Youtube won’t let me upload so, do yourself a favor, pull it up, grab the tissue and prepare for artist moody brilliance. Watch! 



This sultry songstress continues where she left off in keeping everything I loved about her last album, LUCID. MOONSTONE is her latest EP continues to keep me on my toes with what direction she may grow into. I’m a big fan of all her work and enjoy her evolution.