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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
ABJO has long blown my mind with his production work. Well spoken and equally creative, this is a kid I think you will more from in the future. Enjoy!
*NOTE – Pulled from the vaults. Recorded in 2014.
All sorts of new goods from LA’s Def Sound, Nadastrom, Crazu P, Coco O of Quadron, The Weeknd + a classics slipped into the mix. How incredible is this Stevie covering MJ’s “I Can’t Help It” (although as written by Stevie himself) plus international flavor out of Brazil, Paris and a special vinyl selection of Africa vinyl gems as found in the KCRW library. Hope you dig!
Unno – Narrow
Fitzroy – Love (Feat Chris McClenney)
Roman Gianarthur – No Surprises (Feat. Janelle Monae)
Mo Kolours – Orphan’s Lament
Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle (Hot 16 Remix)
Battles – Cacio E Pepe
Paraiso – Filhas De Oxum (Mudds Remix)
Stevie Wonder – I Can’t Help It (Studio Version)
Tisme – Melange
Rodriguez – Sugar Man
Nadastrom – Medium Ribeye
Sonzeira – Aquarela Do Brasil (Mark E Remix)
E Rule – Listen Up
A Bossa Electrica – Sob A Luz Do Sol
Billy Brooks – Forty Days
Sonora Dinamita – Eco En Stereo
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland – 11
The Fugees – Fugee La (Mike N Sabro Remix)
Crazy P – Cruel Mistress (Ron Basejam Remix)
Horixon – Colours (Feat. Else Born)
Lauren Guy w. Harry Wolfman – The Schrew
Ryan Hemsworth w/ Lucas – Angel
Tajan X FWDLSXSH – Beautiful
Ravynlenae – Mr. Sun
Gallant – Weight In Gold (Ekali Remix)
J. Cole – Apparently
Def Sound – I Need You To Know
Coco O – Hardest Thing
Porter Robinson – Sea Of Voices (Galimatias Remix)
Soopacrzy – The Struggle
Vanilla – Nana
Abhi // Dijon -Wait (Sango’s Seattle Rain Mix)
The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
Penthouse Penthouse – 69 Camaro (Chicongo Remix)
Eddie Kendricks – My People, Hold On
Toro Y Moi – 2 Late (Feat. Kool AD)
Radio Freedom – The Year Of Woman
Osibisa – The Coffee Song
Dr. Orlando Owoh – Asotto Aiye
Orchestre Super Moth – Salt Of the Earth
Sly 5th Ave – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Untitled – With Out Love (Roane Naumuh Edit)
Susan Cadogan – Juicy Fruit
Subsuelo – El Viejo Boombap
Azymuth – Aurora (4 Hero Remix)