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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