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A new King Most edit tucked away in the first set and newness from Liam Bailey, Jose James, Sango, The Stepkids and much more. A big shout out Japanese label/record shop Jazzy Sport for sending me that new Grooveman Spot album entitled Super Natural. and drops in August! while I was doing my show. Technology is amazing like that. Managed to download it and throw it into the set. It was great to be back in the basement and looking forward to catching you all next week!

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The Elder Statesmen – Montreaux Sunrise
Slum Village – Get This $ (Edit)
Common – Kingdom
Patchwork – Serenade To a Soul Brother
Iman Europe – Hold On We’re Going Home (Remix)
Chanpen Sirithip – Lam Pleasrn Flirting With The Guys
Sango X Goldlink – Wassup
Quantic – Spark It (Instrumental)
Take 7 – Spread Love (Beat Flip)
Anita Bae-Ker – Rapture (King Most Re-Direction)
Bambooman – Knox

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Chris McClenney – Let You Be
Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap – Kaytranda Flip
Liam Bailey – Stun Me
Cosmic Force – Trinidad Bump
Caribou – Can’t Do With Out You
Simon Mavin – MaySong

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Alex Barack and Stee Downes – Who Do You Love?
The Stepkids – Wanderers
Hiatius Kaiyote – The World It Softly Lulls (Dan Marshall Flip)
Nightmares On Wax – Flip Ya Lid

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Childish Gambino – I. Flight Of The Navigator
Taylor Mcferrin – Florasia
Mndsgn – Txt (Msgs)
Cashmere Cat – Wedding Bells
Grooveman Spot – Better

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Ben Khan – Savage
Snakeships – On And On
Lone – Meeker Warm Energy

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Moody Good – Music Box
Sam Smith – La La La
Mark de Clive Lowe – Mason’s Galaxy
Ray Lamontagne – Ojai
Electric Wire Hustle – If These Are The Last Days
Jose James – While You Were Sleeping

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Zara Mcfarlane – Move (Atjazz Remix)
Mount Kimbie – Home Recording
Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke
Young Pulse – I Wanna B Where U Are (Re-edit)

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Strawberry Jam – Love Move Livin
Alina Baraz and Esta – Paradise (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
Jhene Aiko – Mirrors

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Mac Demarco – Chamber of Reflection
Meshell N’degeocello – Good Day Bad
Aretha Franklin – Walk On By (Studio Rio Version)
BadBadNotGood – Kaleidoscope

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Here it is! My top 10 albums of 2013 pulled from the KCRW site! I wanted to go a little deeper and reflect as to why these albums made my list.  Some of these might not have had major impact on radio or sales but they survived the test of time in my car and headphones. These albums moved me all year and stayed in nonstop rotation on my radio show or simply while doing my every day errands.  These lists are always are always hard to compile but It’s great to see Chance The Rapper drop a free album and make the list. I’m also glad to see indie artists like Sango and Skin Town make music that is not flavor of the moment but rather albums that make me excited about music again.  Okay! The List!

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1. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return 
I can tell you the exact moment I popped this cd in and hit play. I was en route to grab dinner and track after track I was moved by every song! I made it to track 6 before grabbing food then jumped back in the car and continued through the rest of the album. Toro Y Moi kills with the drums and synths on Anything In Return even bringing in piano rave elements with vocals. One of the best elements in this album is hearing it explore different feelings and textures. It does not remain in anyone one element or genre. It travels! “Cola” is one of my favorite tracks! Its a free download!

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2. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name 
Many years in the game since his days with the Clipse and still sounding hungry as ever! Something happens to rappers and lyricists when they grow a little older. We hear the hunger fade. Pusha T sounds fresh and displays skills in top form! Tracks like “Numbers On the Board”, “Nosetalgia” and “King Push” hit me in a place unlike most artists. Production is tight as well that allow Pusha to breathe and deliver each rhyme with ease.

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3. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 
Real talk. I was not feeling this album upon first listening other than Neptune Estate. After a few late night listens after dj gigs this album began to sink in. Soon the guitars began to connect with me and Archie’s hieroglyphic lyrics began to parallel a mood or feeling I was experiencing.  And soon I could not wait to take those long late night drives with 6 Feet Beneath The Moon on play. It’s a wonderful album with guitars being super lush with massive reverb over vocals and instruments that take you into another world.

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4. Jose James – No Beginning No End
With Jose you never know if your going to get a straight up jazz album, an electronic fused record or a soul cut. This is one of the qualities that I love about his appreciation for the wide musical spectrum!  This time around Jose James steps up the plate and hits it out of the park with amazing musicianship backing him up. With hint’s of D’Angelo’s Voodoo blended into the mix fused with Jose’s wonderful voice it’s super easy to throw this one in my top 10 of 2013

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5. Chance The Rapper 
Fresh out of Chi Town Chance drops this self release with out the backing of a record company. It’s a free download that is not your average album. It pushes elements of Juke/footwork while letting Chance be free of the constraints of most rappers. Production if flawless and lets discuss Chance’s unique flow and vocal delivery!? In some ways he has drawn comparisons to the likes of The Pharcyde and it’s a valid point. But it’s 2013 when an single emcee can bridge 1993 and 2013 and own it then he get’s my kudos!

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6. Maylee Todd – Escapology
I have been a fan of this artist’s work for some time now and it totally messed with my head when I found out in September that she had released this amazing record in April! Once I saw it, I grabbed it, hit play and bumped it nonstop! “Baby’s Got It” fuses that hard 4 on the floor channeling her inner Donna Summers but it’s “I Can’t Stand It” that haunt me every time I hit play. This album is a musical journey and perfect for a long drive. Maylee Todd was also a guest on my podcast. Get to know her! 

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7. Skin Town – The Room 
Another previous guest on my podcast! I saw them when opening up for Tiny Hearts and fell in love with their sound. Heavy synths and drum patterns that accompany Grace’s vocals. Tracks like “Ride” and “Ice Crystal Palace” hit hard but the stand out track for me is “Midnight Lover” that is one of my favorite songs of the year. Excellent melodies and production from Nick Turco (Zola Jesus) that channel the 1990’s R&B, The Weeknd, The Dream but in a form that is it’s own.

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8. Sango – North
North is a journey! It’s what I call a mood record. Vocals come in when they need to. Grooves pop on the next track that let you digest what you just heard. It’s a well sequenced record from start to finish and the most mature records on the Soulection label that will stand the test of time. Sango swung by the basement for a chat and it was great to learn the process of creating this wonderful album. “Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife” is still one of the best songs I have heard in the past 5 years.

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9. John Wizards – John Wizards
This album is one of those obscure records that you can’t help bobbing your head to. Cape Town goes electronica on this self titled release. It’s a timeless record that explores many sounds. John Wizards is almost like Vampire Weekend making love to Four Tet while in the Jacuzzi! Word is bond.

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10. Bonobo – The North Borders 
It’s Bonobo! Another artist who’s wide range of aresnal on the musical front is unlike no other! This album was on repeat at the station and especially on my show which is perfect after midnight record to drop anytime during my dj sets. Even in the clubs I had folks asking for the new Bonobo! I got to chat with Bonobo at SXSW earlier in the year and we discussed the process of making this record. Black Sands (his previous release) was a bit hard to top but somehow he pulls it off with tracks such as “Emkay”, “Cirrus” and “Heaven For the Sinner”

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Sometimes before I leave to the basement I always wonder if I have enough heat in the record bag and 10 times out 10 I have way more then needed heat packed. Last night’s session was a testament to this. New Body Language, Tensei (unreleased), King Krule, Iaisu, OddISee, The Weeknd + heat from both Robert Raimon Roy and Moonchild who I saw earlier at the Bootleg Theatre.  Also honorable mentions include Yusef Lateef, Dexter Story, Billie Holiday X Toro Y Moi and much more!  Also how great is this Myron And E? They perform at the Bootleg this Wednesday night alongside yours truly and Marion Hodges on the turntables.  Hope you dig and catch you next Monday night!

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Zack Sekoff- Belly Beat
Body Language- What’s the Point
Brandy- Baby (Penthous’d Remix)
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Jazz Spastiks Feat. Sleep Sinatra- Time to React
Jaisu- Whiplash Trash
King Krule- Neptune Estate
Kon Vs Ukey Vs Nas- The World Is Yours
SamIyam- 200$
Jose James- Sword + Gun (Falty DL Remix)

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Reginal Omas Mamade IV- Do You?
Satin Jackets- Girl, Forever
Chris Malinchak- So Into You (Octochamp Edit)
Kon- Love Youx (Don’t) (Original)
A$AP FERG ft. A$AP ROCKY- Shabba (Intro- Clean)
ESG- Dance
Sampha- Demons
Nona Orehla- Nao Existe Amor Em SP
Oddisee- Lonely Planet

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Moonchild- Be Free
Dwele- Truth
Free the Robots- Adore
Yusef Lateef- Love Theme From Spartacus
Shigeto- Detroit Pt. 1

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Aphex Twin- Avril 14th
Oscar & Martin- Recognize
Kaytranada- Lie4 (Instrumental to the Remix)
Ta-Ku- Closet Drake Fans
The Weeknd- Live For (feat. Drake)
Robert Raimon Ray- Axela

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KANO- I’m Ready Remix
Geraldo Pino- African Hustle
Hugo Blanco Y Su Conjunto- La Rosa Blanca
Rio Edits- Keys of Love
Jeremy Sole- Percussion Interlude (Jeremy Sole Remix)
Lovebug Star-Ski and the Harlem World Crew- Positive Life
West Street Mob- Break Dance Electric Boogie
Miles Bonny- Tonight the Night (Kennty Dope Edit)

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Fatima- Technology
Joe Styles- Live Your Life
Myron & E- If I Gave You My Love
Dpat- Bloom
Ifan Dafydd- Tree House
Al Green- Simply Beautiful

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Moodymann- Dirty Little Bonus Beat
Abjo- 4:44AM (Little Dragon’s “Little Man” Refix)
S3- Movin’ On
Jhene Aiko- Mirrors (Remix)
Insightful- Lips

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Jazzanova feat. Jose James- Little Bird
The Matthew Herbert Big Band- The Story
Dexter Story- Wondem

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Billie Holiday- My Man (Toro y Moi Remix)
Kendrick Lamar- Real feat. Anna Wise
Fat Freddy’s Drop- Silver and Gold

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Nonstop heatrocks from all over the place! This new TBG remix of Reva Devito is super fly!  Also peep the Ta-Ku cuts and that blend between Jose James into Drake.  Weird aint it? Also peep new cuts from I Ced reworking AM and Shawn Lee, the Procussions, Kon on the house tip and so much more!

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Reva Devito – Should Have Known (Tall Black Guy)
Body Language – Charm
The Procussions – Virginia Wolf
Studnitzky – Grandola (Paskal And Urban Absolutes Remix)
Dpat – Above Us (Feat. Sango And Isles)
Kon – You Don’t Know I’ve Been Waiting For You (Feat. Ben Westbeech)
Ta-Ku – I Miss You
Ta-Ku – Closet Drake Fans

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Reginald Omas Mamode IVth – Do You?
Jackson Five – Mama, I Got A Brand New Thing (Drilla’s Edit)
Quantic (Feat. Ana Tijoux) – Do Wop (That Thing)
Denitia And Sene – Casanova
Yasiin Bey & Preservation – Auditorium Feat. The Ruler

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Fatima – Technology
Los Kintos – Kintos Instrumental
DJ Sanj – Next Episode
Satin Jackets – Girl, Forever

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Bambooman – Sun (Eckoclick Remix)
George Maple – Fixed (Original)
Rakim – Know The Ledge
The Rebirth – Evil Vibrations
Orange Juice Jones – The Rain
Peter King – African Dialects
Jose James – Sword & Gun Ft. Hindi Zahra
Drake Ft. Majid Jordan – Hold On We’re Going Home

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Rudimental – Baby (Feat. Mnek & Sinead Harnett)
Moody Mann – Dirty Little Bonus Beats
Janet Jackson – He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive
Armand Van Helden – Flowerz (Feat. Roland Clark)
Maska – Pale Paleya (Jose Marquez Edit)

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Zack Sekoff – Sosa
Stwo – Confused
Sampha – Without
Sango – Trust Me
Ben Westbeech – Summer’s Loss
Artur Nunes – Tia
Shigeto – First Saturn Return
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Gap Band – Yearning For Your Love (King Most Redirection)
Mato vs. Timberlake (Feat. Jay Z) – Suit & Tie (Reggae)
JJ Doom – Gmo (Ft. Beth Gibbons)
Scrimshine – All I Do
Am & Shawn Lee – Replay (I, Ced Remix)
Belleruche – Backyard (Kid Kanevil Remix)

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Phillip Owusu – Goodnight
Tall Black Guy – Mon Amie De’Troit (Feat. Ozay Moore)
Shook – Always

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Stepkids – Art of Forgetting
The Bamboos – Wilhelm Scream
Peven Everett – I Can Be Your Boyfriend
Bonobo – Emkay

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Great night! Got to play a few recent gems! Dj Sun blessed us with a nice guest set and one of my favorite bands dropped me an exclusive! Earlier in the day brother Sun swung through for a live chat/podcast then later dropped some beats on the show. You can download the first portion of his set and also my first portion of the show as part of the SELECT DOWNLOAD series. And how awesome is this Lips cover of NightCall!?!? Grab it!

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 Danny Watts – Ebb And Flow
Bonobo – Towers
Vincent Paolo – Idle Hands
Bird – The Whole World Knows
Mr. Carmack – Pay (For What)
Hyleen Gil And Gotta – Georgy Porgy
Astrud Gilberto – Aguas De Marco
Earl Sweatshirt – Whoa
The Steoples – Even So
Contact Field Orchestra – Pick And Axe

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Lips – Nightcall (World Premiere!)
Saux – Later In Time (Feat. Joya Mooi)
Nomad – Violent Bind
Ghost Town Dj’s – My Boo (Aerospia Remix)

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Moon Boots – Sugar
Mnek Vs Disclosure – White Noise (Full Crate + FS Green Remix)
Sweatson Klank – Morning After Pills
Tall Black Guy – Mon Amie De’troit
Soia – You Can’t Say Hi

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Ryhe – Open (Live version recorded from MBE)
Dj Sun Guest Deejay Set

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Dj Sun Guest Deejay Set

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Julien Mier – Glide Sail Float (Bambooman Remix)
Jose James – Trouble (Dj Izem Remix)
Tyler The Creator – Treehome95 (Feat. Coco O and Erykah Badu)

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Anika – Yang Yang
Mist Glider X Aerospia – About You (XXYYXX Original)
Toro Y Moi – Harm In Change
The Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love (Yoruku Saki Remix)
James Blake – Life Around Here
James Blake – I Am Sold
IAMNOBODI – Heavensgate

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Dandy Teru – Wake Up Now (Feat. Rita J)
Coultrain – Sassyphras
Owiny Sigoma Band – Nagalo Ni Piny Odag
Natural Self – Pulsar
Mister Lies – Track 5
Kendrick Lamar – The Art Of Peer Pressure
Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo – The Time Is Now

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Dj Day – Land Of A 1000 Chances
Dj Sun – Ten

I sat here writing about how incredible this brother is but scrapped it. You need to witness it live! Words can do no justice to a Jose James and  band show. It was great tho to see Richard Spaven on the drums!  Big up to everyone that came out tonight and got to see first hand live musicianship at its finest!

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