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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!

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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.

 

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JAGAUR JAGUAR 

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.

 

 

COSMO PYKE 

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.

 

 

SON LITTLE 

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 DA’RO

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! 

 

RAVEENA 

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.

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Favorites tucked into this week’s KCRW set from Jaguar Jaguar, Reva Devito & Young Franco, Son Little, Madlib, Hitomi Tohyama, Gil Scott Heron reimagined by Makaya McCraven, Ambar Lucid, Cosmo Pyke and a few tear jerkers from Son Little and Martha Da’ro out of Brussels. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, February 8th // LISTEN

Todd Simon & The Angel City All Star Brass Band – Mas Que Nada
Brijean – Crushing On You
Ben L’Oncle Soul – A Coup De Reves
J Dilla – People
Woody Herman & Stan Getz – Runnin (J. Rocc remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Slum Village – Fall In Love (Melo D edit)
Jaguar Jaguar – Weightless
Washed Out – Floating By (MNDSGN remix)
Hitomi Tohyama – Wanna Kiss
Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman
Eddie Palmieri – Vamonos Pal Monte
Koffee – Toast (Full Crate remix)
Stretch Bobbito & The M19s Band – Anna From Whooside (Beat Suite)
Kelly Finnigan – Can’t Let Him Down
Reva Devito & Young Franco – Cali
Mounika – Cut my Hair (Ft. Cavetown)
Amy Winehouse – Some Unholy War (Down Tempo Version)
77 – Black Angus
Angela Munoz & Adrian Younge – I Don’t Care
George Harrison – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven – I’ll Take Care Of You
Kirby – We Don’t Funk
Devin Morrison – L.O.V.E.
Ambar Lucid – Story
Natureboy Flako – Stuffed Pomelo (One For Dilla)
Mac Miller – Once A Day
Aeris Roves – Delilah
Amber Mark – Generous
Cosmo Pyke – Wish You Were Gone
Martha Da’ro – Fool
Poolside & Panama – Kinda Lovely
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns – A Blow For Me, A Toot To You To You
Frank Ocean – Rushes
Son Little – About Her. Again
Invisible – Los Libros De La Buena Memoria
Undersea Poem – Te Encontrar
Domenico – Cine Prive
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Freestyle S**t (Instrumental)

Sunday, February 9th // LISTEN 

Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain
James Reese & The Progressions – Throwing Stones (Kenny Dope Main Mix)
Orion Sun – Antidote
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – If You Want To Know (Natureboy Flako remix)
Joesef – Loverboy
Mac Miller – Woods
Kelly Finnigan & Roy Butterfields – So Good At Last
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Midnight
Raveena – Heartbeat
Raphael Saadiq – Still Ray
Detroit Sex Machines – Rap It Together
The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can, Can
Son Little – About Her. Again.
Trish Toledo – The Only One (Ft. Thee Sinseers)
Juto – BTW
Melvis Santa – Tu Momentico
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – My Balloon
Poolside – I Feel High (Ft. Ben Browning)
Devin Morrison – Casper
The Dynamics – Miss You
6lack & J. Cole – Pretty Friday Morning (Jengi Mashup)
Barbatuques – Baiao Destemperado
Aya Nakamura – Pookie
Grupo Kual – Rumba Cha Cha Cha
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Freestyle S**t (Instrumental)
Ambar Lucid – Story
La Fine Equipe – Typical (Ft. Zefire) (Patchworks remix)
Madlib – Mystic Bounce
Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart (Tom Misch remix)
Phony PPL – Fkn Around (Ft. Megan Thee Stallion)
Prep – Love Breaks Down
Night Tapes – Space Force (Ft. Will Haff)
Laneous – Hold My Hand
Kelly Finnigan – Can’t Let Him Down
Magroove – B Cool (Ft. Melanie Faye)
Ryan Beatty – Dark Circles
Jamie Isaac – Made (ft. Nosaj Thing)
Portishead – It Could Be Sweet
Baden & Vinicius – Canto De Ossana (Billy Hoyle rework)
Blackalicious – Nowhere Fast
Gavin Turek – 2AM
Tall Black Guy & 14KT – I Will Never Know (Ft. Moonchild)
Thundercat – Black Quails (Ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed
iZem – Agua Viva
SG Lewis – Meant To Be (Taku remix)
Tony Allen – What’s Your Fashion (ft. Eska)
Oscar Peterson – Stormy Weather

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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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Here we go! 5 artists with cuts that are freshly scraped from this weekend’s KCRW playlists. Every week I dig through record bins and the blogosphere to find something new and different. These artists carry that torch.

 

DANIEL AVERY 

The return of the electronic producer known for his work with Hercules and Love Affair, Metronomy and others is back with a beautiful forthcoming LP. This single titled Illusion of Time stopped me in my tracks. It has hints of the Uncut Gems soundtrack but also has it’s own unique texture.

 

Phony PPL 

Been a fan for a minute then randomly stumbled into one of their shows last year at SXSW. Was a surprise to see them backing Megan Thee Stallion on NPR’s Tiny Desk late last year and I’m just super proud as a music fan to see their growth.

 

 

AERIES ROVES

I know very very little about this artist but what I do know is his voice is all chills.  Out of Yorkshire, this amazing singer/songwriter opened for Billie Eilish during the European leg of her tour. I really hope this brother continues his amazing journey.

 

 

Tyler The Creator 

Fresh off his recent Grammy win for best rap album for IGOR, Tyler delivers what sounds to possibly something left off the album? Regardless, Best Interest is the jam! It’s got that soul sample element we all loved in early Kanye, the flip of the vocal speed at the start, the raspy verse of Tyler, the chord change we appreciate in Earfquake, and the subject seems to take us where we left off with Frank Ocean’s Self Control.

 

 

ACIDSLOP

Melbourne continues to deliver top notch forward thinking soul. Self taught, dj/producer ACIDSLOP has such a unique grit that channels Fly Lo, day time disco and Sly Stone into one interesting body of work. Listen to more here.

 

 

 

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New records from Aeris RovesPhony PPL w/ Megan Thee Stallion, Kirby (New album Sis. is Fuego!), Hyukoh (out of South Korea)Sebastien Tellier, Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini hit with the ambient vibes, Amber Mark (string section is beautiful) and so much more. Hope you enjoy this week’s sets.

 

Saturday, February 1 // LISTEN 

Phony Ppl – Fkn Around (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
Sebastien Tellier – A Ballet
Yeek – Away
Amber Mark – Generous
Jamie Isaac – Made (Feat. Nosaj Thing)
Easy Life – Sangria (Feat. Arlo Parks)
Jeff Parker – Del Rio
Tyler, The Creator – Best Interest
Toro Y Moi – Drip Bounce _7_24_18
Seu Jorge & Roge – Meu Brasil
Guy – Groove Me [Buscrates Funk Hop Swing Remix]
Bjork – I Miss You (Dobie Rub Part One) [Sunshine Mix]
Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time
Mac Miller – Good News
Aeris Roves – Delilah
Acidslop – Lament For The Sky
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint
Little Dragon – Hold On
Rudimental – Spoons (Feat. Mnek & Syron)
Super Elcados – Tribute To Murtala Mohammed
De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturday
Poolside & Amo Amo – Around The Sun
John Carroll Kirby – Blueberry Beads
Kirby – Don’t Leave Your Girl
Devon Gilfillian – Get Out And Get It
Steely Dan – Any Major Dude (Trayze Reel’n Edit)
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – C-Side
Raleigh Ritchie – A Moor
Marcos Valle & Azymuth – Pais Do Futebol
Larombé – Love Will Make It Better
The O’Jays – Give The People What They Want
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Love Your Neighbor (Thornato Remix)
Elizio De Buzios – Tamanqueiro (Elizio Mix)
Richard Schneider Jr. – Hello Beach-Girls!
Blackjoy – Love
Stretch And Bobbito & The M19s Band – Que Se Sepa
Pomo – On My Mind
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Sunday, February 2 // LISTEN 

Hyukoh – Silverhair Express
Mac Miller – Woods
Roman Gianarthur – I-69
Victor Internet – Virgo
Kaytranada – What You Need (Ft. Charlotte Day Wilson)
Massive Attack – Exchange
Jessie Reyez – Crazy
Aeris Roves – Delilah
The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Mix)
Michael Wycoff – Looking Up To You
Chin Chin – Go There With You
Son Little – O Clever One
Acidslop – Forever Is A Dollar
Jeanette – L’Amour Joue Au Violon
Xxxtentacion – Moonlight
Fka Twigs – Holy Terrain (Ft. Future)
Choker – Lily
Bobby Oroza – Should I Take You Home
Beirut – Nantes
Nina Simone – Feeling Good (Shall I Bruk Edit)
Blackwave. – Lava
Kelly Finnigan & Roy Butterfields – Color Me Blue
Le 77 – Salprod
Flamingosis – I Like It
Debarge – I Like It
Kirby – Penny
Los Chicos Altos – Lluvia
La Sonora Dinamita – Escandalo Ft. Mariana Seoane
Phony PPL – FKN Around (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
Amber Mark – Generous
Julius – Lilac
Somni – One Last Time
Tera Kora & Youp – Walls (Feat. Thierry Ganz)
Eddie Gomez – Down Stretch
Tyler, The Creator – Best Interest
Jullian – Don’t Let My Sunshine Go (Feat. Twowzwow & Sophie Wood)
Marcos Valle & Azymuth – Zanzibar
Jitwam – Opendoors
Tupac – Get Around (Arona Mane Remix)
Gaelle – Falling
Radiohead – The National Anthem
Kate Tempest – Holy Elixir
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – C-Side
Sweatson Klank – Subway Samba
Y’Skid – Sucker For Love
Furns – Sparks
Samrai – Mehndi (Madhorama Pencha)
A Bossa Eletrica – Nucleo Urbano
Djavan – Serrado
Fab 5 Freddy – Cuckoo Clocking
Naytronix – What Have You Done For Me Lately
Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time

 

 

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New adds weekly scraped from my most recent KCRW sets + in record bins across LA and the world. The hunt for new sounds (especially in 2020) just never stops. Don’t forget to subscribe!

 

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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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Tough weekend with the loss of Kobe on Sunday. Somehow I found myself feeling number and programming music based around a mood. Was not intentional but it was just tough and kicked things off with Circles by the late great Mac Miller. Saturday was bright with sounds from Tora, Billy Lemos, Kota The Friend, Black Pumas + more. Back next weekend on KCRW. Sending love.

Saturday, January 25th _ LISTEN 

Tora – Paramount (Crayon remix)
Otherliine, George Fitzgerald Lil Silva – Hates Me
Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle (Ian Wallace & Op! remix)
David Walters – Kyre Mwen
Yeek – Only In The West
Poolside & Amo Amo – Around The Sun
Anderson .Paak – Maps
Billy Lemos – Swam / Real (ft. Ralph Castelli & Ethan Kerr)
Baco Exu Do Blues – Girassois De Van Gogh
Berhana – 80s
Mac Miller – Everybody
Takashi Yoshimatsu – The Age Of Birds, Op. 25
Kota The Friend – Saturday
Mounika – De Roses Et De Colombes
Ricardo Richald – Largado Nu
Black Pumas – Acoustic (live)
D’Angelo – Feel Like Makin’ Love
D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie (Gospel mix)
Amerigo Gazaway – Sugah Momma (interlude)
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Nina Simone – Seeline Woman (Shall I Bruk It Flip)
Larry Young – Turn off The Lights (Shall I Bruk It Flip)
Seu Jorge & Roge – Vern Me Salvsar
Monte Booker – May (ft. Ravyn Lenae)
Werkha – The Key
Reyna Tropical – Nina
Jidenna – Sufi Woman (Phlax edit)
Kaytranada – Taste (ft. Vanjess) [Okay TK edit]
M.A.W. – To Be In Love (Ft. India) [Hober’s Bumpy Luv edit]
Tom Misch – Your Love (ft. Alexa Harley)
Joe Bataan – Eres Tu Cosa
Jeff Parker – 3 For L
Stretch & Bobbito – Que Se Sepa
Charanga 76 – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Patchworks – Brothers On The Slide (Brooklyn mix)
Lauryn Hill – Doo-Wop That Thing (Maul Pond flip)
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint (Amerigo Gazaway remix)
Bakai & Manu Grace – Under Those Trees
Marcos Valle – Pelo Sim, Pelo Nao
Zikomo & Drewsthatdue – I Want You Around

Sunday, January 26th _ LISTEN 

Mac Miller – Circles
The Marias & Triathalon – Drip
Mulherin – All To Myself
Sonny Miles – Faux (Clout Commander)
Stretch & Bobbito – Anna from Woohside (Beat Sute)
Benee – Kua Kore He Kupu / Soaked
Orion Sun – S T R E T C H
Omas – Tea Leaf Dancers
Lolo Zouai – Jade (ft. Blood Orange)
Jakob Ogawa – Sunshine Girl
Devon Gilfillian – The Good Life
Jeff Parker – 3 For L
Kelly Finnigan – Catch Me I’m Fallin
Somni – Moonlight (ft. Shrimpnose)
Victor Internet – Boy
P’Cock – Telephone Song
Yeek – I’m Trying (ft. Dominc Fike)
Aers Rovers – Delilah
Jon Bap – Help
Seu Jorge & Roge – Vem Me Salvar
Ryan Beatty – Dark Circles
30/70 – For You
Hope Tala – D.T.M.
Dram & Injury Reserve – New Hawaii
Justice Der – Nikes
Omar Apollo – Frio
Kota The Friend – Saturday
Jake Sherman – Isabelle
FKJ – Skyline
Nao – Orbit
Yussef Dayes – For My Ladies
Berhana – Lucky Strike
Thundercat – Black Qualls (ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)
Ohio Players – Ecstasy
Cleo Sol – Why Don’t You
Eric Lau – Slow Down
Mac Miller – I Can See
Emily King – Look At Me Now (acoustic version)
Jordan Rakei – Mind’s Eye
Labi Siffre – Bless The Telephone
Alabama Shakes -Sound & Color
Maxwell – Lifetime (uncut)
Anderson .Paak – The Bird
Steve Spacek – Who Cares
Jon Bap – Don’t Run Into The Dark So Quick
Goldie – Inner City Life (Baby Boy’s edit)
Macy Gray – The Heart
Digable Planets – Black Ego

VINYASA FLOW

Ever since I begun my practice, I’ve felt a total shift in my energy, outlook and connection to my breathing. Thanks to my current fave, Danielle Zuccarelli and her outstanding taste in music during our practices, I’ve wanted to create a playlist that helps channel my energy into a special place. Traffic, daily stress and various other variables tend to get into my way and music has always had that. So here’s another curated set with various tempos but helpful for your escape. Don’t forget you can always check out my Sonic Safari playlist (new music + timeless favorites) and my KCRW sets as well.

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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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EASY LIFE

Favorites Arlo Parks teams up with Easy Life for this awesome duet where the chorus just shines and punches you in the gut!

 

CHASSOL

This artist just popped up on my radar. Turns out, Im super familiar due to his work with Frank Ocean, Solange and others. Out of Paris, Chassol has scored some horror flicks but shines on his personal projects.  This live version of Bwa Brilè is something special!

 

Khurangbin + Leon Bridges

Leon’s vocals melt away on this new single from their forthcoming project Texas Sun which drops Feb 7th. And as always, Dj’s drums are always perfect in the pocket and mic’d just right.

 

AYA NAKAMURA 

Hailing out of France via Mali, Aya is set rock Coachella. Pookie is a personal favorite and something Im looking forward to playing in the clubs.

 

JNR WILLIAMS 

This voice is gold. It’s haunting and in the spirit of Nina Simone or Serpentwithfeet. Nonetheless, the East London songwriter has teamed with Theophilus London and I’m looking forward to hearing more of his work.

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This week we celebrate the posthumous Circles album by Mac Miller who was a big KCRW fan.  Circles finds the rapper transition into his Randy Newman (and sadly final) phase of journey with assistance from Jon Brion. Elsewhere Amsterdam’s Full Crate has a new single featuring Naomi Sharon plus Chassol out of Paris, Monsune, BK’s Theophilus London, Common gets remixed by Tom Misch and a new heater from Gothenberg’s sir WAS. We also highlight the sounds and connections between the recent passing of Jimmy Heath and NAS + DJ SHADOW. Enjoy!

 

Saturday, January 18th // LISTEN 

Stretch & Bobbito & The M19s Band – Que Se Sepa
Seu Jorge & Roge – Vem Me Salvar
Ebo Taylor – Mumudey Mumudey (Natureboy Flako remix)
Full Crate & Naomi Sharon – Deeper
Easy Life – Sangria (Ft. Arlo Parks)
Jessie Reyez – Con El Viento
Chassol – Bwa Brile (Alix & Lisa)
Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
Joesef – Don’t Give In
Monsune – 1998
Benee – Find An Island
Lil Halima – Would U
DJ Day – Steely Rushen (For The People mix)
Theophilus London – Marchin’
Benny Sings – Music
Common – My Fancy Free Future Love (Tom Misch remix)
Devon Gilfillian – Get Out And Get It
Seu Jorge & Roge – Sarava
Sweatson Klank – Wandering
Mac Miller – Circles
Mac Miller – I Can See
sir Was – Letter
Kenna – Relations (An Ode To You And Me)
Poolside & Amo Amo – Around The Sun
Children of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow
Nikka Costa – Like A Feather
The Avila Brothers – Soundsational
Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music
Bosq – Corazon (Ft. Camilo Tumbao)
Aloe Blacc – Ordinary People (Spanish version)
Rudy De Anda & Hanni El Khatib – Jealous Guy
Kelly Finnagan – Catch Me I’m Falling
Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Joe Arroyo – Rebelion (The Raton Pack edit)
Blondie – Rapture
King Princess & Channel Tres – Hit The Back (Channel Tres remix)

 

Sunday, January 19th // LISTEN 

Mac Miller – Everybody
Anderson .Paak – The Bird
Jackson 5 – Ready Or Not (Here I Come)
Dojo Cuts – Take From Me (Ft. Roxie Ray)
Billy Hoyle – Light Shade
Connan Mockasin & Dev Hynes – Feelin’ Lovely
Dudley Perkins – Flowers
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Two Another – Keeping Me Under
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – C-Side
Frank Ocean – Pink Matter
Hope Tala – Moontime
Gorillaz – Andromeda (Ft. D.R.A.M.)
Karol Conka & Boss In Dreams – Fumace
Yaeji – Drink I’m Sippin’ On
Stretch & Bobbito & The M19s Band – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Thundercat – Black Quails (ft. Steve Lacy & Steve Arrington)
Slave – Watching You
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Kamasi Washington – Re Run Home (Kon edit)
Ron Basejam – Someday
Outkast – Take Off Your Cool (Ft. Norah Jones)
Easy Life – Spiders
Orion Sun – Antidote
Robert Raimon Roy – Axela
Devon Gilfillian – Get Out And Get It
Seu Jorge & Roge – Meu Brasil
Sweatson Klank – Wandering
Theophilus London – Marchin’
Aya Nakamura – Pookie
FRNT BZNZZ – GPS Signal Lost
Santpoort – Propelling
Neal Francis – Don’t Call Me No More
Paul Nice – Bang Bang (Paul Nice edit)
Mac Miller – Woods
Scimshire – All I Do (Ft. Stac)
JNR Williams – What A Difference
Paul Mond & Tera Kora – Sane (Ft. Thierry Gainz)
Miryam Solomon – Is That True
Heath Brothers – Smilin’ Billy Suite, Part 2
Nas – One Love
DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1)
Jimmy Heath – The Voice Of The Saxophone
King Krule – (Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On
FARR – Bulletproof
Baro Sura – Don’t Fuss!
Mura Masa – (nocturne for strings and a conversation)
Lady6 – Beffy
King Princess & Channel Tres – Hit The Back (Channel Tres remix)
Poolside & Amo Amo – Around The Sun
Franchise – Beba (DJ Archi edit)
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Jengi remix)
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us (F R A N C H I S E remix)
Romain Jovion – Kelyeke
Illingsworth – Brawn

5 ARTIST

Lots of new releases and finds in 2020 and only 14 days in. Don’t forget to follow my weekly Sonic Safari spotify playlists or keep tabs on my recent KCRW sets. In the mean time, here are a few stand outs found this week. More to come!

 

SONNY MILES 

Just got hip to this creative out of North Carolina. Here’s a taste of Bedroom Hollywood. The minute I hit play on “The Kids” I got the shivers on my skin. Solid

 

 

DEVON GILFILLIAN 

Hailing out of Philly, this no over night success has been putting in work. Just popped up on my radar with his latest release titled Black Hole Rainbow which is produced from by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes/The War On Drugs).  It’s gritty, loose and feel good soul. The minute you hear Devon’s voice, you know you hit something special.

 

 

MARCOS VALLE 

This iconic Brazilian singer/songwriter/producer has been in the game for over 50 years and at the age of 76 just released Cinzento which exemplifies his timeless ear for soulful sonics.

 

Devin Morrison 

I got to build with Devin Morrison last year and had no idea of his adventures and living in Japan. Recently featured on the recent Phonte solo album, I’m happy to see him continuing his journey and building his sound. Casper definitely sounds out of the box unable to label. I dig! And the layering of these harmonies!!

 

 

Mac Miller

This Thursday, Jan 17th is the release for Circles. The completed album by Jon Brion and a considered companion piece to Swimming.  I got tired of trying to convince folks who thought they had Mac figured out as another rapper. I mentioned his work with Thundercat, Fly Lo, Bilal + Little Dragon. I mentioned his ability to write actual songs with chord changes. I mentioned his ability to be a multi instrumentalist. This song is everything I tried to tell them.  And this video tho.

 

 

Honorable mention: STRETCH AND BOBBITO 

I mean, two of the biggest music lovers I know working with a full band (The M19’s) and covering some of the classics with heart and soul? C’mon!

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This week’s sets features new and stand out cuts from Stretch + Bobbito,  Sam Sparro, Devon Gilfillian, Sonny Miles, Tame Impala, Marcos Valle out of Brazil, Ukokos & Jabco on the GAMM white label series + re edits from Bill Withers and Billie Eilish goes Bachata. Stand out gems from Devin Morrison, Kelly Finnigan , Benne + more.  Big love on this new Mac Miller single titled “Good News“. Circles drops Jan 17th. Hope you enjoy.  You can also check these cuts out on my Sonic Safari  Spotify playlist as well!

Saturday, January 11th // LISTEN 

Mac Miller – Good News
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us (F R A N C H I S E riddim edit)
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (Cman edit)
Kelenkye Band – Jungle Music
J. Balvin – Mi Gente (Bruno Borlone ft. Navarro remix)
Stretch & Bobbito – Anna From Woohside (Beat sute)
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Jengle remix)
Dune x Crayon – Hundred Fifty Roses
Sonny Miles – The Kids
Rosa Maria – Samba Maneiro
6lack & J. Cole – Pretty Friday Morning (Jenga mashup)
Sweatson Klank – Wandering
Frank Ocean – Forrest Gump
Sam Sparro – Eye 2 Eye
Alicia Keys – You Don’t Know My Name (Riddim edit)
Sade – Lovers Rock
Free Nationals – Time (ft. Kali Uchis, Mac Miller)
Daniel Lopatin – Uncut Gems
Miles Davis & Lee Konitz – Indian Summer
Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (Paul Mond & Tera Kora flip)
Devon Gilfillian – Full Disclosure
Darondo – Didn’t I
Jakob Ogawa – Velvet Light
Marcos Valle – Cinzento (ft. Emicida)
Beck – Uneventful Days (St. Vincent remix)
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Devin Morrison – Casper
Benee – Kua Kore He Kupu / Soaked
Ukokos & Kabco – Keep Rising All Night Long
Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair
Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top (DJ Ayres Impeach edit)
Kelly Finnigan – Since I Don’t Have You Anymore
Koffee – Toast
Fonzworth Bentley – Everybody (ft. Kanye West & Andre 3000)
James Brown – Sex Machine (Nick Bike’s Ann edit)
El Gran Combo – Lloraras
Willie Nelson – I Never Cared For You (Doc Adams edit)
Kaytranada – 10% (ft. Kali Uchis)
Zikomo & Drewsthatdude – I Want You Around

 

Sunday, January 12th // LISTEN 

Billie Eilish – Everything I Wanted (Paul Mond & Tera Kora flip)
Suff Daddy – Bamel Clues
Kid Cudi – Day N Nite (Nightmare)
Guts – Ll Dous Konsa
Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Nick Bike remix)
Eliza – Wasn’t Looking
DJ Shadow – Beauty, Power, Motion, Life, Work, Chaos, Law
Sonny Miles – Faux
The Thompsons – Gotta Get Down, To Ever Get Up
Jomero – Camblarse De Ropa
N.E.R.D. – Hypnotize U
Crystal Waters – Balle Woman (Fuzz edit)
MDCL vs The Police – Voice In My Head
Otherliine, George Fitzgerald, Lil Silva – Hates Me
Kaytranada – Puff Lah
Tyler, The Creator – Igor’s Theme
Bad Bunny & Tainy – Callalta
Devon Gilfillian – The Good Life
Jakob Ogawa – All Your Love
Yellowstraps – Whirlwind Romance
Frank Ocean – Facebook Story
Frank Ocean – Provider
Anderson .Paak – The City
Mac Miller – Good News
Mac Miller – Come Back To Earth
Orion Sun – Antidote
Kelly Finnigan – Impressions Of You
Otis Redding – I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
Marcos Valle – Pelo Sim, Pelo Ano
Burna Boy – Ye (F R A N C H I S E remix)
F R A N C H I S E – Notorious
Gruo Kuai – Rumba Cha Cha Cha (DJ Arles edit)
Khruangbin – Friday Morning
6lack & J. Cole – Pretty Friday Morning (Jengl mashup)
Ukokos & Jabco – Keep Rising All Night Long (Sunday Service mix)
Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
Mary J Blige – Love No Limit
Massive Attack – Protection (7” edit)
P Funk Kon – Mothership Konnection
Dre – Let Me Ride
Sly5thAve & Stro Elliot – Let Me Ride (ft. Jimetta Rose) [Stro Elliot remix]
Close Counters – Tip Of My Tongue (ft. Laneous)
Stretch & Bobbito – Que Se Sepa (Ft. Jose Parla and Mireya Ramos)
The Spinners – I’ll Be Around (Kon edit)
Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz
Chamos – Talk Too Much
Hugo Blanco – La Rosa Blanca
Majid Jordan – Forever
Jazzanova – Now There Is We (Ft. Paul Randolph)
Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This (Spinna & Tichlah mix)
Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You
Swae Lee – Won’t Be Late (Ft. Drake)
Rodrigo Alarcon – Amor Acidente (ft. Liniker)
Tame Impala – Lost In Yesterday
Stromae – Alors On Danse (Paul Mond flip)
A$AP Rocky – Sundress
Langa Langa – Freedom Is The Thing

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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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It’s my final shows of 2019 (and the decade) and wanted to look ahead to 2020 with some of the buzz worthy creatives including Benee, Cassowary, K Roosevelt, Roy Blair, Sam Wills, Biig Piig, Mac Ayres, Choker and more. This was also the year that artist like Ezra Collective, Free Nationals, Snoh Aalegra, Mk.Gee took charge in. I hope you enjoy. I’m off for vacation but till be back the first weekend of the New Year. Dont forget to check out my Sonic Safari playlist on spotify!

Saturday, December 21st // LISTEN

Outkast – Pink & Blue
Benee – Blu
Laneous – I Wanna Be Your Girl
Gilberto Gil – Morena
Free Nationals – Oslo (Feat. Callum Connor & T.Nava)
K. Roosevelt – Real Soon
Snoh Aalegra – Nothing Burns Like The Cold (Feat. Vince Staples)
Roy Blair – Fantazia
Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place
Tyler, The Creator – I Think
Luiz Bonfa – Cantiga Da Vida
Cassowary – She Funked Me
Kennyhoopla – Lost Cause//
Kaytranada – Do It
J. Period – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) (Feat. Common)
Ezra Collective – Reason In Diguise (Feat. Jorja Smith)
Beshken & Halima – Holding Me
Leisure – Money
Sam Wills – Talk In The Morning
DJ Shadow – Rosie
Washed Out – Hard To Say Goodbye
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
Run-D.M.C. – Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)
Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (Phoreyz Striptease)
Gorillaz – Dirty Harry (Schtung Chinese New Year Remix)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out (Beat Junkie Sound Edit)
DJ Nu-Mark – Our Generation (Re-Edit) (Feat. Ernie Hines)
Joe Arroyo – Rebelion
Kali Uchis – Solita
Binki – Heybb!
Verzache – Needs
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now (Trayze Just Friends Blend)
Zikomo – Wena Na (Feat. Morena Leraba & Rams)
Jitwam – Something To Say
Benee – Supalonely (Feat. Gus Dapperton)
Teebs – Shells
Tall Black Guy Productions – Pretty Woman
Bill Withers – All Because Of You
Elizio De Buzios – Tamanqueiro
Sault – Up All Night (DJ Archi Edit)
Kazuko Ishibashi – Iyo
Prince – The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
J Balvin – Blanco
Zatua – Camel Express (Alatas Version

Sunday, December 22nd // LISTEN

Criolo – Nao Existe Amor Em SP
Benee – Supalonely (Ft. Gus Dapperton)
Hot Chip – Hungry Child (Kink mix)
Midnight Star – Midas Touch (Trayze Kaytra blend)
Alex Barck & Stee Downes – Who Do You Love?
Armand Van Helden – We Came To Party
Sam Wills – Talk In The Morning
Kankick – Feb. Sev. Fo.
Tall Black Guy – Everything Has Changed
Luiz Bonfa – Dor Que Faz Doer
Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up (Double A Classic Breaks Redrum edit)
Peggy Gou – Hungboo
Derrick Harriott – Eighteen With A Bullet
Dreamer Boy – Lavender
The Dynamics – Move On Up
Nina Simone – Baltimore
Biig Piig – Vete
Dojo Cuts – Take What’s Mine
Teebs – Muted
Kaytranada – Midsection (Ft. Pharrell Williams)
Nick Bike – Ha-Ya
Bobby Byrd – Back From The Dead
Omar Apollo – Kickback
J Boogie – Joy & Pain
Homeboy Sandman – Far Out
Tom Moulton – Love Don’t Come Easy (Pied Piper reboot)
sir Was – Deployed (Ft. Little Dragon)
Mk.Gee – Num
Umii – Dangerous (Touch Sensitive remix)
Reva DeVito – So Bad
Change – Hold Tight
Wham – Last Christmas
Souleance – Sete
Brittany Howard – Short and Sweet
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Freestyle Sh*t
Ana Tijoux – Crisis De Un MC (CAF Version)
Jose Roberto – Criola Multicolorida
Nairobi Sisters – Promised Land (Dub)
Ambar Lucid – A Letter To My Younger Self
Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra – 2U 4U
Laneous – Terms
Sadistics – On The Seashore
Inner Wave – Rose
DJ ST THOMAS – Fodder
Pink Sweat$ – Honesty (Tera Kora remix)
K. Roosevelt – Bloom
Mayra Andrade – Tan Kalakatan
Choker – Lily
Mac Ayres – Something To Feel
Mr. Carmack – Sociopath
Bobby Oroza – Should I Take You Home
Justice Der – Nikes
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
Tyler, The Creator – Are We Still Friends?
Black Pumas – Colors
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody

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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

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Newness and recent finds from Tall Black Guy on the amazing flips, DKVPZ & Ellah out of Brazil, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges rep Texas and some slept on Suff Daddy edits. As the releases become smaller in the 4th Quarter, the edits and hidden nuggets become apparent. I’ll be back this weekend with more to share!

 

Saturday, December 8th // Listen 

Willie Colon – La Murga
El Michels Affair – Tearz
Jose Feliciano – Golden Lady
Free Nationals – Shibuya (Feat. Syd)
Tall Black Guy – I Know You, I Live You For Sure
Dil Withers – Dolce
Dungeon Family – Rollin’ (Feat. Society Of Soul)
The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands
DKVPZ & Ellah – Lunar
Yuna – Crush (Feat. Usher) (Jon Reyes Daynnite Edit)
Recloose – Dust (Feat. Joe Dukie) (Submariner Mix)
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun
Fuzz – Baile Woman
Jeremy Ellis – Cortaron A Elena
Sault – Why Why Why Why Why
Jorja Smith – Be Honest (Chamos Edit)
Jaimie Branch – Nuevo Roquero Estereo
Kali Uchis – Solita
Jose James – I Need Your Love (Feat. Ledisi, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah)
La La – Linda Bler (Feat. Alonso Nunez)
Suff Daddy – Get Your Baby Boy On
Abstract Orchestra – Two Can Win
Beck – Chemical
Mr. Carmack – Okay!
Kwaku Asante – Sunday
Quantic – You Used To Love Me (Feat. Denitia)
Yvonne Archer – Ain’t Nobody
J Balvin – Blanco
Gray – Sweetness Of The New (Free The Robots Remix)
Frank Ocean – Self Control
Brainstory – Peter Pan
Badbadnotgood, Jonah Yano & Majestics – Key To Love (Is Understanding)
Koresma – Snow Globe (Feat. Axel Mansoor)
Jitwam – Enchante
79.5 – Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub)

Sunday, December 9th // Listen 

Shirley Ann Lee – There’s A Light
Jitwam – Something To Say
Povo – Celestial Blues
Stimulator Jones – Soon Never Comes
Lady Wray – Guilty
Teebs – Atoms Song (Ft. Thomas Stankiewicz)
Yuna – Crush (Ft. Usher) [Jon Reys Daynnite edit)
Sault – Something’s In The Air
The Pendletons – Keep It Working (Ft. Gizelle Smith) 
Greentea Peng – Mr. Sun (miss da sun)
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Flavia Coelho – Cidade Perdida
Azymuth – Villa Mariana (Pela Madrugada)
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – Happiness
Jorja Smith – On My Mind (Suff Daddy remix)
Remi Wolf – Guy Oscar De Leon – Lloraras
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Kraak & Smaak – Echo Park
El Michels Affair – Tearz (ft. Lee Fields and The Shacks)
Groove Theory – Tell Me (King Most redirection)
Blur – Death of a Party (1997 release)
Tricky – Overcome (1995 release)
Portishead – It Could Be Sweet (1994 release)
Riz La Vie – Powerlines
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Crime Pays (Instrumental)
Gary Corben – Donateando (Happiness)
Gregory Porter – Time Is Ticking
Tall Black Guy Productions – Spend My Life With You
Suff Daddy – Get Your Baby Boy On
DJ Shadow – Rosie
La La – Bebes
Coldplay – Cry Cry Cry
Please Wait – Flight 99 (Ft. Masego)
Claud – Easy
Frank Ocean – Biking (Ft. Jay-Z & Tyler, The Creator)
Mr. Carmack – Reciprocity
Emotional Oranges – West Coast LoveArlo Parks – George
Rex Orange County – New House
Beau Diako – Flamingo (Ft. Jordan Rakei)
Prince – International Lover (Take 1) [Live In Studio]
Pure Essence – Third Rock
Gang Starr – Full Clip
Uphigh Collective – Blend
Tony Allen – What’s Your Fashion (Ft. Eska)
Kate Tempest – Firesmoke
Gaelle – Falling
The O’Jays – I Love Music
Paty – Cavalo De Pau
Nosaj Thing – Shower

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Here we go! 5 gems of the week. Strong in rotation and you can find on my weekly KCRW shows.

 

Mr. Carmack

Carmack has demonstrated his growth on his new album, VIISTA. Looking forward to seeing this experience live! Carmack has strength on the beats but seeing is growth into creating a solid sonic landscape into song building is promising!

 

CLEVER AUSTIN 

Hiatus Kaiyote’s Clever Austin returns with some melodic gems. Shout outs to Si of Wondercore for passing this may way during his recent LA visit.

 

Daniela Andrade

As I was prepping for a set earlier in the year, somehow Daniela Andrade popped up on my radar. This bilingual artist had a catalogue of covers and I was trying to figure her out but her new material finds this amazing songstress developing her footing.

 

YEEK

Can’t front. This is my shit! If you have listened to my weekly show on 89.9 FM in LA then  odds are you have heard this gem at least a zillion times..

 

FALLEN ROSES 

Vibes galore all over this beautiful gem from Fallen Roses. Hannah Jenkins kills this cut.

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This weekend’s sets feature the musical growth of Mr. Carmack on his latest album, Viista plus amazing edits courtesy of King Most, Jon Reyes and Tall Black’s usage of a One Way sample to kick off the sets still blows me away. On Saturday, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Q Tip’s Amplified album + some under the radar artists you should be hip to including Daniela Andrade, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, Remi Wolf and more. Oh! And new Jose James with some special friends A straight banger!

Saturday, November 30th // LISTEN

Tall Black Guy – Simply Timeless
Groove Theory – Tell Me (King Most redirection)
DJ Platurn – Seu Jorge – Tive Razao (Drum edit)
Blur – Beetlebum
Souleance – Novo Mundo
Mr. Carmack – All These Flags
Flowering Inferno & Quantic – Dub Y Guaguanco
Black Pumas – Old Man
Dojo Cuts – Falling In Love Again
Snoh Aalegra – I Want You Around (Jon Reyes)
Dao – Belem
Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe – Che Che Cole
Ginger Root – B4
Partynextdoor – Loyal (Ft. Drake)
Koffee – Toast (Full Crate remix)
J Balvin – Blanco (Intro)
Panjabi MC – Yaaran Kollon Sikh Kuriye
Briditte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem – C’Est Normal
D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie (King Most redirection)
Beck – Star
N.E.R.D. – Run To The Sun
Q-Tip – Go Hard
Q-Tip – Let’s Ride
Q-Tip Things We Do
Brainstory – Breathe
Hackney Colliery Band – All Of The Lights
Yeek – Shake
Guts – Li Dous Konsa
Radiohead – Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
JMSN – Addicted
Tess Henley – Dean Martin
San Simon – Golden Lady
Daniela Andrade – Gallo Pinto
Fallen Roses – Crush
Bryony Jarman-Pinto – Saffron Yellow (Jesse Fischer remix)
The Polyversal Souls – Odo Agye Gye Me (Ft. Sir Frank Karikari)
Flavia Coelho – Billy Django
Goldlink – U Say (Ft. Tyler, The Creator & Jay Prince)
Jean Tonique – Sunny Side Up
Maye – Tu
Tyler, The Creator & Jerry Paper – Hot Chocolate

 

Sunday, December 1st // LISTEN

Kid Cudi – Simple As
Free Nationals – Shibuya (Ft. Syd)
Jose James – I Need Your Love (Ft. LEdisi and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah)
Mr. Carmack – Okay!
FKA twigs – Holy Terrain (Ft. Future)
Coubo – African Spaceship
The Stepkids – La La
Brainstory – Peter Pan
The Mighty Bops – Freestyle Liguistique (Ft. EJM)
Serge Gainsbourg – Couleur Cafe
Jose Feliciano – Golden Lady
Little Brother – The Feel
Teebs – Shells
Joe Dukie & Recloose – Dust (Submariner mix)
Axwell vs Kenix – Never Found No One Like U
Ben Westbeech – So Good Today (Dapking remix)
Brockhampton – Boy Bye
Nina Simone – See Line Woman
Cutso – Joybringer
Pharrell – Frontin (King Most redirection)
Hermanos Tuiran – Lluvia (George T mix)
Kraak & Smaak – Echo Park
Black Pumas – Know You Better
Remi Wolf – Guy
The Poets of Rhythm – Smilin’ (While You’re Crying)
Snoh Aalegra – I Want You Around (Jon Reys Nitenday edit)
Black Uhuru & Lumidee – Leave A Big Spliff (Doc Adams edit)
Rumba Tres – No Se No Se
Clambon – Folklore
Stwo – Anna
Jazzanova – Look What You’re Doin’ To Me
Sault – Let Me Go
Sam O.B. – When We’re Awake
Reyna Tropical La Madrugada
Rockabye Baby! – Everything In It’s Right Place
Okzharp – Dear Ribane
Mos Def – Umi Says Soul Supreme (Flipout remix)
Fallen Roses – Crush (Ft. Hannah Jenkins)
DJ Center – Dem Say Ah (Akoya re-rub)
Dorothy Ashby – Secret Love
Brockhampton – Sugar
Natalie Slade – Humidity
Part-Time Heroes
Arlo Parks – George
Gray – Sweetness of the New (Free The Robots remix)
Dirg Gerner – The Art Of Letting Go
Yuna – Crush (Ft. Usher)(Jon Reyes Daynnite edit)
A Bossa Eletrica – Sob A Luz Do Sol
Phife Dawg – Bend Ova
Thom Yorke – Impossible Knots
Day Fly – Magnet
The Supremes – Can’t Hurry Love (King Most redirection)
Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend (Doc Adam edit)
Buddy – Trouble On Central
Tall Black Guy – Simply Timeless
Roger – You Should Be Mine (Jim Sharpe edit)
Carlos Dafe – De Alegria Raiou O Dia
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint (Singularis edit)

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2019 is closing nicely with new cuts from Mr. Carmack, Devonte Hynes, Devonte Hynes, Bruno Major + more. This Sango remix of Frank’s Cayendo is fire. All that and more below. Catch you next weekend on the fm dial.

Saturday, November 23rd // LISTEN

Electric Wire Hustle – Tom Boy
Dojo Cuts – Falling In Love Again
Steve Lacy – Only If
Gal Costa – Teco Teco
Paul & The Tall Trees – My God (I Remember ’98)
Makossa – Isiimela
Kaur B – Jatti
DJ Cam – Q Tip
Black Pumas – Colors
Mr. Carmack – All These Flags
Shay Lia – So Brand New
Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Channel Tres – Sexy Black Timberlake
Devonte Hynes – Kids
Coldplay – Cry Cry Cry
Bruno Major – Tapestry
Clea Vincent – Samba
King Floyd – Baby Let Me Kiss You
Ruth B. – Rare
Hope Tala – Sunburn
Azymuth – Villa Mariana (Pela Madrugada)
Little George N’ The Mixed Generation – Listen
Lisandro Meza Y Los Hijos De La Niña Luz – Las Tapas
Dick’s Beat Market – Scorpio In Love (Saturday Love)
Teena Marie – Square Biz (Kenny Dope Rubb)
Quantic – Orquidea (Sampology Remix) (Feat. Sly5thave)
VanJess – Touch The Floor (Moma+Guy Remix)
Yadava – Hotline
Teebs – Slumber
Beck – Star
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Sault – Waterfalls
Asmara – Dheere Dheere
The Beatles – Come Together (Daniel Crawford Remix)
Son Little – Suffer
L.B.T – Next Lifetime
Melodiesinfonie – Ao Longo Do Rio
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake (Feat. Playboy Carti) (Zikomo Remix)
Doug Shorts – Money
Genesis Owusu – Wutd
Tullio De Piscopo – Stop Bajon (Doc Adam Edit)
99 Neighbors – Lock N Key
Fela Kuti – Yeah Rhythm (Lego Edit)

Sunday, November 24th // LISTEN

Nina Simone – Trouble In Mind (Live In New York)
Ricardo Marrero – Get Yourself Together
Snoh Aalegra – I Want You Around
Sault – B.A.B.E.
Bruno Major – Tapestry
Nujabes – Ordinary Joe (Ft. Terry Callier)
Flavia Coelho – Libera
Yongolailan – De Paseos y Alamedas
Joesef – Don’t Give In
Sampa The Great – Grass Is Greener
Free Nationals & Chronixx – Eternal Light
Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – Homesickness
Les Freres Smith – Ecolo Assiko (iZem remix)
Peter Rodriguez – I Like It Like That
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Mo’ Horizons – Rhythm Is A Dancer (Bogota radio version)
Wham Club Tropicana
Ray Lamontagne – Airwaves
Natural Yogurt Band – Soft Cheese
Son Little – Suffer
Three Point Ensemble – French Cinema
Brandy – Sittin’ Up In My Room (Amerigo Gazaway edit)
Tee – Baddie
Lee Dorsey – Get Out Of My Life Woman
Quantic – You Used To Love Me (Ft. Denitia)
Beck – See Through
Frank Ocean – Cayendo (Sango remix)
Bella Boo – Boyboy
Jungle – Casio
LJ Reynolds – Travelin’
L.T.D. – (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Shay Lia – So Brand New
Omar Apollo – Brakelights
Bakar – Stop Selling Her Drugs (Ft. Dominic Fike)
Audrey Powne – Flowers
Michael Kiwanuka – Piano Joint
30/70 – Flowers
Mayra Andrade – Kode
The Vapor Caves – Endless Summer
Teebs – Shells
Bright and Guilty – Soft Age
Nas – Queensbridge Politics
Jordan Rakei – Signs
Ladi6 – Royal Blue
The Whitefield Brothers – Safari Strut
Ambassadeurs – Looking At You (Ft. C Duncan) (Moods remix)
La Tromba – Calaba Calabao
Ben Westbeech – Hang Around (Karizma’s Deeper 1ne remix)
Joe Bataan – Ordinary Guy
Build An Ark – You Gotta Have Freedom (J Rocc edit)
Terror Squad – Lean Back (Instrumental)

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Favorites this week from Australia’s Dojo Cuts, FKJ, Free NationalsCount Bass D, NY’s Starchild & The New Romantic, Local Natives deliver a new single and Dj Shadow delivers a gem with Sam T. Herring of Future Islands. Big love to DJ Shadow for the words on the record which you can hear on Saturday’s set. Also new Madison McFerrin, Carlos Nino, Kojey Radical, Beau Diako and more. We also celebrate the 15th Anniversary of MF Doom’s landmark album, MF…DOOM. Hope you enjoy!

 

Saturday, November 16th // LISTEN

Lionel Benjamin – Melodie
Trailer Limon – Love Don’t Pay The Bills (Ft. E Live)
J Balvin – Blanco
Dojo Cuts – Falling In Love Again
Starchild & The New Romantic – Can I Come Over?
Palomo Wendel – Heatwave
Juto – Homebody
Free Nationals – Shibuya (Ft. Syd)
Local Natives – NOva
Coladera – Funan Do Morere
Rick James – You & I
Berhana – Health Food
Trackademicks – Her Sun In Aries
DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age (Ft. Sam T. Herring)
Madison McFerrin – No Room
Frank Ocean – In My Room
The National – Guilty Party
Tito Guererra and His Latin American Orchestra
Count Bass D – 1-2-3-And
MF Doom – Potholderz
Garcons – Pedigree
Jgrrey – Half Full
Social Lovers – Your Heart To Me
Natalie Slade – Humidity
Carlos Nino & Friends – Forest Pulse (Ft. Laraaji, Photay)
Ximena Sarinan – Donde Bailaran Las Ninas?
Drama – Billy
Joesef – Play Me Something Nice
Stevan – Warm
Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers (Maida Vale Session)
TNGHT – What_It_Is
Flavia Coelho – Cidade Perdia
Homeboy Sandman – Always
Suff Daddy – Bamel Clues
Doug Shorts – This Feeling I Get
Moods & High H00ps – Comfortable (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
FKJ – 100 Roses

Sunday, November 17th // LISTEN 

Doug Shorts – Get With The Program
Dreamcast – Up 2 U (Ft. Will Dimaggion & DJ Eaz)
Beyonce – My Own Best Friend (DJ Cute remix)
Palomo Wendel – Heatwave
Kojey Radical – Hours
Judy Pollak – Your Mine (Ft. 33 ⅓)
FKA twigs – Holy Terrain (Ft. Future)
Full Crate & The BLK LT$ – The River
Borrowed CS – Brainstorm (Ft. Mara TK)
Coladera – Funana Do Morere
Tall Black Guy – Coffee Room
Beau Diako – Cute (Ft. Totu)
Juto – HML
Social Lovers – Drop Me A Line
New Look – Janet (He Doesn’t Know I Am Alive)
Prince – Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
Teebs – Slumber
Run Child Run – Prayers (Ft. El Tsid)
Drama – Billy
DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age (Ft. Sam T. Herring)
Majid Jordan – Gave Your Love Away
The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY – My God Has  A Telephone
Karate Boogaloo – Why Can’t We Live Together
Pure Essence – Third Rock
Tom Misch – Before Paris
Edwin Birdsong – Rapper Dapper Snapper
Flamingosis & Tokyo Megaplex – Bruncha Nova
La Sonora Mazuren – Cumbia De Estrellas
Roge – Imigrantes
George McCrae – I Get Lifted
Jose Jose – Una Manana
Jamael Dean – Akamara (remix)
Rosalia – A Pale
Jgrrey – Half Full
Tim Atlas – Together Loneley (ft. Cehryl)
FKJ – 10 Years Ago
Suff Daddy – On My Mind
Flying Lotus – Golden Axe (Maida Vale Session)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Thinkin Bout You
Kendrick Lamar – The Art Of Peer Pressure
Bobby Oroza – Strange Girl
Biig Piig – Bar
Peter Ivers – Audience Of One
Miles Bonny – 5 O’Clock Suff Live (Ft. Eddie Moore)
The East Coast Collective – Wheelers & Dealers
Joesef – Limbo
Dojo Cuts – Take What’s Mine
sir was – The Sun Will SHine
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – In Search Of Balance
Little George N’ The Mixed Generation – Listen
Toro Y Moi – Drip Bounce _7_24_18
Djeuhdjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson – El Nino
Tainy, Jessie Reyez & Tory Lanez – Feel It Too
Wiki – Promises (Ft. Duendita)
Jigsaw Da Don – Where We From
Wande Coal & DJ Tunez – Iskaba

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A big big weekend with a world premiere of Stretch and Bobbito’s forthcoming project titled No Requests (forthcoming LP Jan 17th).  Also a look at Camp Flog Gnaw’s line up, new Omar Apollo, Beck, Rosalía, Free The Robots, Pat Lok, Bella Boo + more. Sunday’s set featured a one on one with FKA twigs in an insightful conversation.

Saturday, November 9th // LISTEN 

Natalie Slade – Humidity
Biig Piig – Bar
Dojo Cuts – Rome
Beck – Dark Places
Joe Simon – Before The Night Is Over
Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean (Altered Tapes Remix)
Tyler, The Creator – Puppet
Free Nationals & Chronixx – Eternal Light
FKA twigs – Fallen Alien
Brii – Get Up (Feat. F R A N C H I S E. Remix)
Prince – Down Comes The Rain (Rahaan Remix)
Carlos Nino & Friends – Corazón Topanga 122918 (with Jamire Williams And Sam Gendel)
Rosalía – A Palé
Ambre – Free Drugs
Toro Y Moi – Atherton_Hifi
FKJ – Risk (Feat. Bas)
Afshin & Kiss My Black Jazz – Jesuino Galo Doido (Afshin & Kiss My Black Jazz Edit)
Xangai – Curvas Do Rio (TMPL Edit)
Robert Glasper – Twice (Feat. Solange Knowles & The Roots)
Omar Apollo, Dominic Fike & Kenny Beats – Hit Me Up
Roseaux – Island (Feat. Ben I’Oncle Soul)
Sessa – Grandeza
Stevan – Warm
Teebs – Muted (Feat. Thomas Stankiewicz)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Trickle Down
Stevie Wonder – Por Primera Vez (For Once In My Life)
Golden Flamingo Orchestra – The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta (BJS Intro)
James Brown – Funky Drummer (DJ Day Cut Out The Lights Mix)
Arthur Verocai – Bis (Feat. Azymuth)
Flavia Coelho – Libera
Free The Robots – Kagul
Stretch & Bobbito // The M19s Band – The Mexican (Feat. Mireya Ramos)
Pat Lok – Somebody
S.O.S. Band – High Hopes

 

Sunday, November 10th// LISTEN

Pursuit Grooves – Parachute
Stretch & Bobbito // The M19’s Band – The Mexican (Ft. Mireya Ramos)
Prince – Don’t Let Him Fool Ya
Van Jess – Touch The Floor (Ft. Masego) [mOma+guy remix]
Full Crate & The BLK LT$ – The River
Teebs – Mirror Memory
JNR Williams – Us IN Major
Luther Ingram – The Other Man
Omar Apollo – Hit Me UP (Ft. Dominic Fike & Kenny BEats
Nickelman & Beautiful Disco – Rainy Saturday
Dojo Cuts – Falling In Love Again
Diana Ross & The Supremes – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Blackalicious – Swan Lake
Carlos Nino & Friends – NewOcean (Duet) (Ft. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
Goldlink – Some Girl (Ft. Steve Lacy)
DJA1 – Cupid Shuffle (DJA1 Raptivity edit)
Rodrigo Gallardo – Como Un Pajaro Libre
Gang Starr – Bad Name
Hope Tala – Jealous
30/70 – Push And Pull
HNNY – Hosoi
FKA Twigs – Holy Terrain (Ft. Future)
Natalie Slade – Humidity
Biig Piig – Roses and Gold
Floating Points – Apoptose, Pt. 1
Roseaux – Heart and Soul
Jill Scott – Slowly Surely
Bjork – I Miss You (remix)
Startchild & The New Romantic – Can I Come Over?
Toro Y Moi – Drip Bounce _7_24_18
Frank Ocean – In My Room
Frank Ocean – Biking (Ft. Jay-Z & Tyler, The Creator)
Greybox – Green Kit Kat (Ft. Tara Basro)
Nappyhigh – Sparks (Ft. Bryant Zeller)
Untitled – Feel Like Makin Love (Filipino cover)
Sault – Feel So Good
Ohio Players – Ecstasy
Young Disciples – Step Right On
Son Little – Hey Rose
Free Nationals & Chronixx – Eternal Light
Joesef – Don’t Give In
Bella Boo – Why Chill (Ft. Def Sound)
Tyler, The Creator – I Think
Mestre Cupijo E Seu Ritmo – Passarinho Siriri
Guts – Equipe Radio Cicade (Guts edit)
Nirobi – Kalabuley Rhythm (Nirobi remix)
La Sonora Dinamita – Escandalo
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Durand Jones & The Indications
Umi – Butterfly
Azymuth – Juntos Mais uma Vez
K, Le Maestro – Dem Boyz
Branko & Umi Copper – Stand By
Bakar – Small Town Girl
Girls of the Internet – What U Done 4 Me
Brazzos & O.K. Jazz – Tcha Tcha Tcha Mi Amor
Tortured Soul – I Might Do Something Wrong (Yaruba Main mix)

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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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Here we go! 5 new favorites that crossed my path this weekend while browsing through my usual rabbit hole of finding new gems. From Baltimore to Brazil, Sydney to the Inland Empire, here’s what I found.

Dijon 

This video tho. I love the dynamics in this cut. Dijon has been on my radar for sometime but now, he’s in rotation. Insert hand clapping emoji here.

 

 

Natalie Slade

Her voice is like butter. Thanks to Si for passing this my way. Natalie should be on your radar. Worked with Simon from Hiatus Kaiyote and forthcoming album on Eglo in 2020! I’m sold on this Aussie talent.

 

MMYYKK

In my head I thought MMYYKK was this vocalist from Philly, grown man on some grown man ish. Turns out his soundcloud account is full of gems and I think he’s young and from SoCal. The chord changes below tho. Fire.

 

Luedji Luna 

This voice. So strong, forceful and out of Brazil. I played this cut this weekend on KCRW and it just punched me in the gut. Good gibes coming from Luedji.

 

 

TUYO

I went through the rabbit hole and found this amazing band. This trio hailing from Brazil are bringing something new to the table. More here.

 

 

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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!

 

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New recent discoveries from 99 Neighbors, Little Dragon, BAKAR, Josyara & Izem, Rex Orange County and Teebs who continues to push boundaries with his sonic textures. Also tucked into this weekend’s KCRW set is the beautiful work from Chicago’s Jaimie Branch.  Enjoy!

 

Saturday, October 26th // LISTEN

99 Neighbors – Lock N Key
Lucy Pearl – Dance Tonight (MMR remix)
Stevie Wonder – Can’t Help It (Boogie edit)
Solange – Junie
Africa Express – I Can’t Move
Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (Phoreyz Striptease)
Floating Points – Apoptose, Pt. 1
Gloria Barnes – Home
Caribou – Home
Josyara & Izem – Iara Correnteza
Teebs – Daughter Callin’ (Ft. Pink Siifu)
Holy Hive – Hypnosis
Jorge Ben – Nascimento De Un Principe Africano
Surprise Chef – Blyth Street Nocturne
Eunice Collins – At The Hotel
Lion Babe – Treat Me Like Fire
The Internet – Wanna Be
Rex Orange County – Stressed Out
30/70 – Flowers
Gats & Temple – African
Noname – Montego Bae (Ft. Ravyn Lenae)
Kate Tempest – Firesmoke
Gen Hoshino – Sarashi-Mono (Ft. Punpee)
Daniel Caesar – Get You x Rock Wit’Cha
Bobby Brown – Rock Wit’Cha
Sault – Masterpiece
Hnny – Hosoi
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake
Gallant – Compromise (Ft. Sabrina Claudio)
J Balvin & Bad Bunny – La Cancion
Carsen – Die Or Ride
Bowtye – A Moment
Bakar – Small Town Girl
Tayla Parx – South Beach (Ft. Chiiild)
Quantic – September Blues (Dan Shake remix)
Rick James – Ghetto Life (Tony G. edit)
Prince – Let’s Work
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (‘Khruangbin’ blend)
Havelock – Pheromones
Fuzz – Baile Woman
The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – Vendetta (Ft. Arthur Verocai)
Jaimie Branch – Simple Silver Surfer

 

Sunday, October 27th // LISTEN 

Hope Tala – Jealous
Pegasus Warning – Building A Bridge
Bakar – Stop Selling Her Drugs
Soft Glas – Basil
Lucas Santtana – O Bem Maior
Teebs – Shells
Ego Ella May – Underwater
Rodrigo Gallardo – El Payende (Gallardo edit)
Aaliyah – We Need A Resolution (Iamnobodi remix)
79.5 – Facing East
Babeheaven – Circles
Brainstory – Beautyful Beauti
sir Was – Deployed (Ft. Little Dragon)
Little Dragon – Tongue Kissing
Xavier Omar & Sango – The Risk
Blue Material – Personal
Sault – Think About It
Femina – Plumas
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – Happiness
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Bobby Oroza – This Love
Men I Trust – All Night
Darondo – Listen To My Song
Emily King – Blue Light (Taylor McFerrin remix)
DJ Drez – So Deep
Durand Jones & The Indications – Listen To Your Heart
Alma Luma – Princesa Isabel
Mac Miller – Small Worlds
Nick Kurosawa – What You Won’t Do For Love
Kiefer – Be Encouraged
Electric Guest – 1 4 Me
All 2 U (Daju Flip)
Jimmy Spicer – Adventures Of Super Rhyme
Charlies Roots – Past Time Paradise (Kon rework)
Ace of Base x Kaytranada – Cruel Hot Summer (Nick Bike edit)
Sticks & Stonez – You’re My (Ft. Liv East)
Nu Guinea – Disco Sole
Omar Apollo – Ashamed
Mac Ayres – Slow Down
Madison McFerrin – Try
Dua Saleh – Albany (Kim Tee remix)
The Vapor Caves – Endless Summer
Ivan Conti – Azul (Max Graef remix)
Pops Kenkyukai – Summer Revision
The Revolution of St. Vincent – The Little You Say
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
Jungle – Casio
Kraak & Smaak – Echo Park
Rex Orange County – Pluto Projector
Andre 3000 and Madlib – One In A Million
30/70 – Local Knowledge
Hiatus Kaiyote – Mobius Streak
Chiiild – Back To Life (Ft. Shungudzo)
Kamaal Williams – Strings (Atl)

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Saturday, October 19th // LISTEN 

Prince – I Feel For You (Acoustic Demo)
Blue Material – Personal
Brainstory – Reclaim
Edson Conceicao – Filhos De Ghandi (Um Abracao Em Gilberto Gil)
Janet Jackson – I Get So Lonely (Jengi x More Beats Club edit)
Hector Plimmer – Step
Caribou – Home
Lucas Santana – O Bem Maior
Buena Vista Social Club – Chan Chan (Vijay & Sofia remix)
J. Rocc & Flaunt Edwards – No Crown
Kraak & Smaak – Echo Park
Daniela Andrade – Gallo Pinto
Free Nationals & Chronixx – Eternal Light
The Game – Hate It Or Love It (Instrumental)
Gen Hoshino – Sarashi-Mono (Ft. Punpee)
Liam Bailey – Champion
Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
Gang Starr – DJ Premiere In Deep Concentration
Shyne – Bad Boyz
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Gats & Temple – African
Sault – Something’s In The Air
Willie Nelson – I Never Cared For You (Doc Adam edit)
The Bar-Kays – Holy Ghost (Doc Adam edit)
Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes (Bobby French remix)
Taylor McFerrin – Memory Digital (Ft. Anna Wise)
Wesley Bright & The Honeytones – You Don’t Want Me
30/70 – Steady Hazin’ (Live From The Living Room)
Kate Bollinger – No Other Like You
Max Rad – String On Me
Biig Piig – Roses And Gold
Kwaku Asante – Molasses
Baden & Vinicus – Canto De Ossana
Michael Kiwanuka – Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love)
Homeboy Sandman – Always
Rodrigo Gallardo – Los Hermanos
Kevin Ross – Thing Called Love
Erykah Badu – The Hump
Hiroshi Fukumara – White Clouds

Sunday, October 20th // LISTEN

Kraak & Smaak – Out In The Daylight (Ft. Gavin Turek)
Donald Byrd – Think Twice (Lego Dub)
Brandy – I Wanna Be Down (DJ Theory)
Sault – Don’t Waste My Time
Manuel Darquart – Off Her Radar
Tyler, The Creator – Treehome95 (Ft. Erykah Badu & Coco O)
Men I Trust – Air
The Marias – Carino
The Polyversal Souls Ft. Sir Frank Karikari – Odo Agye Gye Me
Chamos – Y Samba
Tom Of Brooklyn – Summer Jam
Bajka – The World9th Wonder – Bubble Gum
The Clash – Guns of Brixton
Cheo Feliciano – Anacaona
Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada – Divinorum (Quantic remix)
Berhana – Lucky StrikeBiig Piig – Sunny
Marie Laforet – Et Si Je T’Aime
Bad Bunny – Callaita (Felva remix)
Eddie Kendricks – Girl You Need A Change Of Mind
Yasuko Agawa – La Night
Jaimie Branch – Nuevo Roquero Estereo
Sessa – Flor Do Real
Nina Simone – Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter
Kraftwerk – Tour De France (Francois Kevorkian remix)
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Junius Paul – Ase
Jordan Rakei – Sorceress
FKJ – Learn to Fly (Ft. Jordan Rakei)
The Midnight Hour – Harmony (ft. Loren Oden)
Brainstory – Beautyful Beauti
Blue Material – Personal
Prince – I Feel For You (Acoustic demo)
Flavia Coelho – Libera
Mamas Gun – I Need A Win
Colectivo Arte & Manha – Mystic Brew (Ft. Mark De Clive-Love)
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
Daniela Andrade – Ayayai
30/70 – Push And Pull
Havelock – Real
Free Nationals & Chronixx – Eternal Light
Michael Kiwanuka – Piano Joint
Floating Points – Anasickmodular
A Race Of Angels – Africa Displaced
Bruno Major – Nothing
Frank Ocean – DHL
Rodrigo Gallardo – Ya No Estas Mas A Mi Lado
Dorothy Ashby – Secret Love

 

 

FERNANDO FALCAO 

I’ve noticed I spent way too much time focusing on new artists and wanted to dig in the crates a bit. I came across this album last week and specifically this song which just hits all the vibes with the strings and children’s choir. Album artwork is super fresh too! Fernando is still alive and lives in homeland of Brazil. He lived in exile in Paris as a participant in activism against Brazil.

 

 

JAKOB OGAWA

22-year-old Norwegian Jakob Ogawa hits the spots with this single. Summer vibe for a Fall day is how I would describe this tone.

 

 

SUPER ELCADOS 

This band hails from Nigeria and it spot on in it’s connection to 70’s JB sounds. Sadly the band only recorded 3 albums. Thanks for Mr. Bongo you can grab their sounds.

 

 

SAN SIMON

It was this cover of Stevie Wonder’s Golden Lady that first caught my attention. I thought this was an old recording only to find out it’s an active band out of New York formed in 2014 and blends soul with afro rican rhythms. More info here!

 

 

MAMA’S GUN

Takes guts to name your band off a Badu record but these gents from London nail some gritty soul. They have charted in Japan with a remix from Mitsu The Beats.

New sounds from Waajeed, Jakob Ogawa, Anna Wise with Denzel Curry, 30/70 out of Melbourne, Dayme Arocena (Cuba), Emily King x Machinedrum Terrace Martin and Jessie Reyez . World sounds from Colombia, Nigeria, Portugal and beyond plus tons of amazing edits.  Hope you dig this weekend’s sets. Also – RIP Ginger Baker!

Saturday, October 5th // LISTEN
Fernando Falcao – Disse Alguem
Fela Kuti – Kela Futi
Sault – Up All Night
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up (Franchise remix)
Jakob Ogawa – You And I
Jaime Branch – Nuevo Roquero Estero
Terrace Martin – All I Own
Anna Wise – Count My Blessings (Ft. Denzel Curry)
Martin Hayes – Tiff
Jimmy Smith – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby
30/70 – Addicted
Common – Leaders (Crib Love) [Ft. A-Trak]
Dayme Arocena – Homenaje
Teebs – Mirror Memory
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake [Zikomo remix)
Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound – Que Se Sepa
Ron Basejam – Someday
Stevie Wonder – As (Llego Dub)
Wham! X Zapp – Everything She Want’s (Planturn’s remix)
Zapp & Roger – Dance Floor (Part 1)
Broken Bells – Good Luck
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Gat Damn
Jessie Reyez – Far Away
Super Elcados – Afro Funk
Marie Laforet – Et Si Je Ta’Ime
Emily King – Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum remix)
Luther Vandross – Shines (B.Cause MMHBTN Overhaul)
Nilufer Yanya – Tears
Bokoya – Tiger-Crane
Brainstory – Beautyful Beauti
Freestyle Fellowship – Park Bench People
Scrimshire – After (Ft. And Is Phi)
Farr – Bulletproof
Henry Wu – Expensive Ghetto (Ft. Mo Kolours)
Nicole Bus – You (Rick Ross remix)
Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. (America Gazaway rework)
Jidenna – Babouche
Franchise. – You’re The One SWV (Sicstyle x Franchise remix)
The Sylvers – Fool’s Paradise
Joviale – Dreamboat
J Balvin & Bad Bunny – Como Un Bebe (Ft. MR Eazi)
Roge – Vai Acabar Tudo Bem
Samrai – Mehndi (Madhorama Pencha)
Manuel Darquart – I’m Not Over You

Sunday, October 6th // LISTEN 

Ginger Baker – Let’s Start (Ft. Fela Kuti)
Daniel Caesar – Beba (Radical One x Franchise edit)
Emily King – Can’t Hold Me (Machinedrum remix)
El Gran Combo – El Matrimonio
Fatnotronica & Felipe Sa – Formula 1
Kiefer – And Encourage Others
Brainstory – Breathe
Ruth B. – Rare
King Floyd – Baby Let Me Kiss You
Jon Vinyl – Nostalgia
Noname – Don’t Forget About Me
Jkriv & Free Magic – Eleanora
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Really Love
Meernaa – 10 / 9
San Simon – Golden Lady
Waajeed – Let Your Love (Ft. Ideeyah, Desean Jones & Khristian Foreman)
Joviale – Storm
Sault – Foot On Necks
Mamas Gun – Golden Days
Nicole Bus – Mr. Big Shot
Khayote – Aloe Vera
Brandy – Wanna Be Down (DJ Theory edit)
Jakob Ogawa – You And I
Lego – Funky Allstars
James Brown – Soul Power
Cumbia Moderna De Soledad – Tetero
Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch – Money
Omar Apollo – So Good
Terrace Martin – All I Own
Jorja Smith – Lifeboats (Freestyle)
Gagle – Good To Go
Teebs – Studie (Ft. Panda Bear)
Stro Elliot – Virginia Wolf
Ta-Ku & Matt McWaters – White
Kandace Springs – Bamboo’s Lament
Erykah Badu – Bump It
Khruangbin – Sisters & Brothers
Holy Hive – If I Could See You Now
Jorge Ben & Toquinho – Carolina Carol Bela
Mayra Andrade – Festa Sto Santiago
30/70 – Flowers
Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamarra
Dayme Arocena – Homenaje
Jason Nolan – Opals And Banonos
Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word (Larry Levan mix)
Fela Kuti – Yeah Rhythm (Lego remix)
Boogaloo Assassins – No No No
Phony PPL – Once You Say Hello
The Soul Surfers – Summer Madness Part 1

OMAR APOLLO 

Omar’s been on my radar. He’s a funny and super tall dude. I figure since he just dropped his new video for Erase, I’d show him some well deserved love. As of 40 minutes ago this new video for Kickback just premiered. And in the usual Omar Apollo humor we see him having a good time with a cheeky ending. Omar can do no wrong with his song delivery and fun time video capture.

 

Blu DeTiger

Every week I get a new batch of music and search hardcore for new music. Not sure how I came across this one from Blu DeTiger but I’m a huge fan of what happens around the 2 minute mark of this song, the horn hits and the chill vibe of this gem. Shout outs to this 20 year old creative out of NYC!

 

HOMEBOY SANDMAN

Homeboy Sandman is no over night success. Ive been long excited about the work of Homebody Sandman. I’ve seen him several times at SXSW live and am always blown away. I’m also a fan of his choice of beats to rhyme over. Far Out is my current fave from this NYC emcee. Dusty is out now. Grab it.

 

BERHANA

Again, not sure how I came across Berhana but Pomo on the beat makes this feel so familiar. Based out of ATL, Berhana collaborates with South Korea R&B vocalist Crush on this beautiful cut.

 

NOAH SLEE

This 4 on the floor gets me moving every time. And this video is super mesmerizing. Listen to more of his work here.

 

 

 

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Newness from Broken Bills, Manuel Darquart, Berhana, Noah Slee and current faves from Homeboy Sandman, Madison Mcferrin, Daniela Andrade and Bakar. Also tons of new edits of Tyler, Lauryn, Jorja Smith and more. Enjoy! 

Saturday September 28th // Listen 

Broken Bells – Good Luck
Jorja Smith – On My Mind (W/ La Soulchyld)
Sgjazz & Dr. Dundiff – On My Mind (Feat. K.Raydio)
Sault – Feel So Good
Lauryn Hill – That Thing (Doc Adam Dub)
Manuel Darquart – I’m Not Over You
Men I Trust – Tailwhip Revisited
Tropics – The Heat
30/70 – For You
Submotion Orchestra – All Yours
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Reyna Tropical – Como Fuego
Benny Sings – Softly (Tokyo)
Bokoya – Tiger-Crane
Alicia Myers – I Want To Thank You
Pink Sweat$ – Honesty (Daju Edit)
Steve Monite – Only You (Frankie Francis Disco Jam Edit)
Jamila Woods – Betty (For Boogie)
Raphael Saadiq – So Ready
Bakar – Ghosts
Blu DeTiger – Tangerine
Homeboy Sandman – Far Out
Willie Nelson – I Never Cared For You
Berhana – I Been (Feat. Crush)
Ella Mai – Boo’d Up (Vandalized Edit)
Hnny – By
Devendra Banhart – Kantori Ongaku
The Beatles – Come Together
Sam Sparro – Outside The Blue (Feat. We Are King)
Hope Tala – Anywhere
Moonchild – Wise Women
Noah Slee – Do That (Feat. Fhat & Beau Diako)
D’Angelo – Laaaady (Tentendo Remix)
LJ Reynolds – Travellin’ Pack Your Bags
Madison McFerrin – Try
Cutso – Lovesender

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Sunday September 29th // Listen

Electric Wire Hustle – Perception
Lucas Santtana – I Can’t Live Far From My Music
Eddie Kendricks – Girl You Need A Change of Mind
Tyler, The Creator – Earfquake FT Playboi Carti (Zikomo Remix)
Kelis – Who’s Lovin’ You
Kiefer – Be Encouraged
Daniela Andrade – Ayayai
Brittany Howard – Presence
Jay-Z – Marcy Me
Johnny Cash – Sam Hall
Samrai – Mehndi (Madhorama Pencha)
Rosalia & J Balvin – Con Altura (Feat. El Guincho)
El Combo Loco – Cumbia De Luna (George T Edit)
Winston Surfshirt – Nowhere
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Blessed With The Best
Jorja Smith – Be Honest (Midas Hutch Remix)
Sault – Something’s In The Air
Res – Golden Boys
Justice Der – Self Control
Benjamin Booker – Spoonful
Afshin & Kiss My Black Jazz – It Reggae
The Vision – Heaven
DJ Pump X Nick Bike – Knee Deep
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
Broken Bells – Good Luck
Berhana – I Been (Feat. Crush)
Bakar – Small Town Girl
Kirby – Kool Aid
Joe Jackson – Steppin Out
James Alexander Bright – Gumbo
DJ Shadow – Rosie
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Onuma Singsiri – Mae Kha Som Tam
Taylor McFerrin – Love And Distance
Emawk – No One
DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid – Synchronic Disjecta
Stevan – Timee
Jay Som – Tenderness
Qemistry – You Got That Magic
Mura Masa And Nao – Complicated (Shigge Remix)
Sir Was – The Sun Will Shine
Mr. Carmack – Midnight
Roge – Pra Voce Amigo
Ohio Players – Ecstasy
Men I Trust – Morse Code (Feat. Odile & Geoffroy)
Gang Do Tagarela – Melo Da Tagarela (Rapper’s Delight Remix)
Jimmy Spicer – Adventures Of Super Rhyme
Newcleus – Jam On It
Jeremy Ellis – Cortaron A Elena
Hector Lavoe & Willie Colon – El Malo
Loleatta Holloway & Salsoul Orchestra – Runaway
Frank Ocean – Pyramids
Herb Alpert – Rotation

 

Just got the best news ever that a possible Fiona Apple album may drop next year. I’ve sat in the longest line ever to watch her perform at SXSW in 2012 (alongside a young kid by the name of James Blake) and would do it again. Here’s something to hold you tight til 2020. My infamous Fiona Apple mixtape!

 

 

45 minutes of songs to help ease you out of Summer and into the Fall mood. Stream it or enjoy this free download (limited time). If you follow my adventures on Instagram odds are you saw many of my shots of Venice Beach, the sand, the dog walks. It’s been a magical time so I couldn’t think of a better way to wrap things up then with this perfect soundtrack. Enjoy!

Biig Piig – Vete
Easy Life – Silverado
Clairo – Close To You
The Comet Is Coming – Birth Of Creation
Faye Webster – Flowers
Evisbeats – Nantonaku Ft. Takahashi Tom
Ta-Ku – White
Vulture Street Tape Gang – House Is Falling Down
Bakar- Stop Selling Her Drugs (Feat. Dominic Fike)
Freddie Gibbs w/ Madlib – Gat Damn
Somepling – AutumnMaps
Pablo – High Jazz (Grooveman Spot Remix)
Teebs – Mirror Memory
KNXLEDGE – JSTFRENDS.
Guts – Ja Nao Ha Miaz
Berhana – Lucky Strike
Black Friction – Eto
Tainy – Feel It Too
Sault – Think About It
Seb Wildblood – Thought For Food
Roy Blair – Fantazia
Brittany Howard – Goat Head

BRITTANY HOWARD 

Not only does this beat bump, but Brittany is dropping some serious knowledge on her experience as a bi-racial woman. I played this cut on Sunday’s KCRW show and almost lost my mind on the drums. Brittany is seriously pushing new ground outside of Alabama Shakes and I dig it.

 

DANIELA ANDRADE 

Timing is everything. Give Daniela some time. I’m a fan of her sound and especially this video for Genesis. This Canadian singer/songwriter is creating her own lane utilizing Youtube and various other platforms as her creative outlet.

 

CASHMERE CAT

This new album is really hard to put into a box. One of the reasons why I appreciate it.

 

FINNEAS 

New release from Finneas. Thought this was some newcomer, did my research, and wow. Heavyweight! Lol. Still slaps tho!

 

ANNA WISE 

Another heavyweight who should be on your radar. You have sung her hooks on classics but when she records on her solo material, she pushes boundaries with vocal loops, panning and just sonic goods.

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A world premiere from Sam Sparro w/ We Are King + new favorites from The Free Nationals, Dj Shadow, Daedelus, Brittany Howard (FIRE!!), and a beautiful re-issue from Ryuichi Sakamoto during Saturday’s set. On the music discovery front check out the new Lion Milk, Qemistry (Jack White/UMO fame) Anna Wise, SAULT, BAKAR, Ambar Lucid  and more. World sounds from Pinduca + Roge (Brasil), Dieuf-Dieul De Thies (Senegal), Etelvina Maldonado (Colombia) + màs. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, September 22nd // LISTEN

Daniela Andrade – Ayayal
Bakar – Stop Selling Her Drugs (Ft. Dominic Fike)
Zilo – Into The Sun
DJ Shadow – Rosie
Raphael Saadiq – Rearview
Lion Milk – Fela
Sam Sparro – Outside The Blue (Ft. We Are King)
Free Nationals – On Sight (Ft. Jid, Kadhja Bonet & Miknna)
Roge – Pra Voce Amigo
Liam Bailey – Please Love Me
Koffee – Toast (Intro)
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Thousand Knives Of…
Gang Starr – Family and Loyalty (Ft. J. Cole)
The Impressions – We’re A Winner
Oliver St. Louis – Dog In A Man
Daedelus – Put’s You Under
Brittany Howard – Baby
Qemistry – Cornerstone
Bajka – The World
Lee Fields & The Expressions – You’re The Kind Of Girl
Nilufer Yanya – Tears
Frank Ocean – Godspeed
Men I Trust – Air
Tammi Terrell – All I Do Is Think Think About Your
Charlotte Day Wilson – Mountains
Resavoir – Escalator (Demo version)
Anna Wise – Abracadabra (Ft. Little Simz)
Mirraa May – Regardless
Diana Ross – Upside Down (Mr. Mix Remix)
J Balvin & Bad Bunny – Como Un Beb (Ft. Mr. Eazl)
Harold Mabern – I Want You Back (Nick Bike remix)
Marvin Gaye – Just Like Music (Stro Elliot remix)
Banda Los Hijos De La Nina Luz – Dejala Corre
Teebs – Mirror Memory

Sunday, September 23rd // LISTEN 

Free Nationals – On Sight (Ft. Jid, Kadhja Bonet & Miknna)
Flaunt Edwards – Take Me Bay
Bakar – Ghosts
Mac Ayres – Get Away
Metronomy – Miracle Rooftop
Blackalicious – Make You Feel That Way
Rolv.K – Diaraby Nene
Brittany Howard – Goat Head
Cashmere Cat – Back For You
Yeek – Shake
Etta James – 7 Day Fool (Whiskey Barons edit)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottle
Taylor McFerrin – All I See Is You
Etelvina Maldonado – Llego La Cumbia
J. Balvin & Bad Bunny – La Cancion
Souleance – Basta (Ft. Vincent Choquet)
Stan Getz – Saudade Vem Correndo
Teebs – Mirror Memory
Ambar Lucid – Mar De Llanto
30/70 – Steady Hazin
Goldlink – More
Dieuf-Dieul De Thies – Rumba Para Parejas
Tora – Control (Ft. Anna Bol)
Kiefer – 10,000 Days
DJ Shadow – Rosie
Sault – We Are The Sun
N.E.R.D. – Run To The Sun
David Bowie – Starman
J. Dilla – Rico Suave Bossa Nova
Kelis – Scared Money
Zilo – Into The Sun
Raphael Saadiq – Rearview (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Sabastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
Finneas – I Don’t Miss You At All
Omar Apollo – Brakelights
Masego – Big Girls
Brassroots – Good Life
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (Fred Simon remix)
Ty Dolla $ign – Stealing
The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
Willie Colon & Ruben Blades – Plastico (Bugz In The Attic remix)
Sampa The Great – OMG
Pinduca – Pal Xango
Qemistry – Cornerstone
Roge – Imigrante
Phony PPL – Once You Say Hello
Danny Brown – Dirty Laundry (Instrumental)

Babeheaven

Babeheaven caught my attention sometime last year. Nancy Andersen’s voice is soothing and perfect alongside Jamie Travis’s contribution to their sound. Listen to more of their sound.

 

SAULT

Sault may have one of my top 3 albums of the year alongside IGOR and Oncle Jazz by Men I Trust. I dont know much about this band which is kind of what I love and appreciate. I miss mystery in music. But their timeless sonics at times makes me think they are from the early 70’s, possibly future soul? I cant quite put my finger on it. I love it! Judge for yourself with a listen.

 

 

BIIG PIIG

I’ve been playing for a year and it’s nice to see her evolution. Originally from Ireland and blending so many different genres together effortlessly, Sunny hits perfectly during my KCRW sets.

 

 

30/70 Collective 

Ive been getting their music sent to me from Rhythm Section International and even since Ive been in love with every cut sent. Amazing future jazz/R&b out of Australia with hints of Hiatus Kaiyote but absolutely their own.

 

Men I Trust

I’m absolutely happy this Canadian band kept production simple and soft. Soft as in each kick, snare, key pad and vocal hits the way it should with out anything being loud and in excess. Oncle Jazz is easily in my top 5 of the year.

 

 

Bonus // Guilty Pleasure // Bad Bunny with J Balvin 

La Canción has been on repeat all summer long. Not sure if it’s the somber tone of this banger. It’s something I cant quite play in the club during my sets but works well during my radio sets. I was expecting something entirely different from these two heavyweights, but when La Cancion came on my radar, I was not only impressed but really in love with the record’s simplicity.