CULTURE + REAL TIME ADVENTURES
Here are my favorite cuts of 2014! It’s been an amazing year playing all these incredible records and also building with a lot of these artists on my podcast.
A tense night calls for some healing sounds. New music from TV On The Radio, Rippy Austin, Esta, Vic Mensa, Tom Misch, Silk Rhodes and much more. Hope you enjoy!
New Statik Selektah, Anchorsong (Tokyo), The Weeknd, Tall Black Guy/80’s Babies, Iman Omari, Flying Lotus teams up w/ Kendrick Lamar, Banks + so much more. Hope you dig this week’s show. Catch you next Monday night!
It was great to be back after a 2 week break of traveling! Definitely felt the love on social media! Big thanks to all who tuned for this week’s session. Newness from Kaytranda, LA’s Rippy Austin, Blu and Low Leaf + gemmage from Taylor Mcferrin w/ Robert Glasper and Thundercat! Hope you dig and catch you next Monday night on KCRW!
Newness from Fool’s Gold recording artist Black Atlass who I have been raving about on this blog. Also new gems from Onra, Ana Tijoux, Darius Jones and much more. Big up Dj 88 for swinging through and recommending some cool gems from her crate.
Brand new remixes from Oddisee flipping Maryam Saleh, Tall Black Guy reworks a classic, Jay Prince out of the UK proves why he is my have UK emcee, new Chance The Rapper and my current musical obsession is Made In Heights. We also dip into the official soundtrack realm with The Secret Life Of Walter Smitty which is brilliant! A new year and new energy! Big love to all the listeners who reached out on Facebook and Twitter!
Pt 1 with the gems that I found, dug up or slept on and all the amazing releases mixed into this 3 hour mix. Listen link to come! Stay close. Amazing session! Pt II drops next Monday!
Loads of newness from this morning’s KCRW session! Psymun is the stand out with his original work and remix of King Krule. Also peep LA’s GDNA, SCNTST, Mark Pritchard, Scoop Deville and Ed Lincoln’s soulful timeless cut in the set. Hope you dig!
Another session of new records from just about every where. New Dark Side toward the ends of the program to help bring in Tuesday morning. New Jhene Aiko, Reginald Omas Mamade IV and Sampha with a beauty tucked into the set with “Too Much” Also some classics from E Rule, Outkast, Serge Gainsbourg and mucho mucho has! Hope you dig!
Dug deep for this one. Some songs fell in between the cracks and had to undust some of my vinyl for this show. New gems from Pusha, Henry Green, StarRo, Moby, Elvis Costello w/ The Roots and so much more. Hope you dig this week’s show!
This week we explore new sounds via The Internet, Psapp, Four Tet, Raleigh Ritchie, Samiyam, Pusha T and so much more! Also peep the new J Boogie edit of Toro Y Moi’s Harm In Change, Jay featured on the new Drake (Ohhhh that beat!!) and so much more. Hope you dig!
After a wild weekend at the residencies, it was super nice to hold down the fort on the airwaves, make some tea, turn down the lights and put the needle on the record. Kicked things off with this cool cut from Nickelus F. Also peep the new cut from Japanese hip hop group Gagle as they flip the classic 80’s Spandeu Ballet song. Listen!
Set one is simply dope! Found that original for Kanye’s Bound and had to kick things off with it. Also new Oddisee, Internet, The Weeknd, Def Sound, Tiny Hearts, Joey Bada$$ and much much more! 3 hours of awesomeness! Hope you dig!
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!
New Sampha, Dewy Sinatra, Kastle, Tall Black Guy, Sango, Los Girls, Banks and so much more! Earlier in the day I was looking forward to doing this show with all this great new under the radar gems. You can download the first set or stream the entire show. Hope you dig!
Just got hipped to Emmavie! This James Blake cover is just too dang sweet! Big thanks to Tall Black Guy for his latest rework of the Sade classic. Played this last week at Pattern Bar and got a great response. Newness from all musical fronts. Hope you enjoy!
New Laura Mvula, Dirty Projectors, Har Mar Superstar, James Blake, Action Bronson, Pusha T and much more. Stream the 3 hour show here.
Good news / Bad news. The playlist shut down mid way through the show. The good news? The show is up and I managed to salvage some of the playlist! New gems from Cocaine 80’s w/ Common, LA’s Computer Jay and Orfeo, Laura Mvula, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Tropics and much much more. Enjoy!
Big 3 hour session featuring new gems from Fujimoto Tetsuro, Medline, Shlohmo, Bonobo with Badu, Foreign Exchange, The Dream, Chris Turner X Pete Rock, Brooklyn Shanti, Coultrain, Falty DL plus classics from Serge Gainsbourg, Donell Jones and more!
My personal favorites of 2012! Aired on December 25th 2012. Heat!
I was a little under the weather and off a tough week/weekend of gigs but dug deep on some new gems including Flako, Stubborn Jeart, Ooutboxx, Moses Hightower plus some classics from The Blackbyrds, Tribe, Soul II Soul and Fela. Make sure to peep the new Kirkis cut! Future jazz meets future beats! Hope you dig!
The best show ever! I am proud of this show from start to finish! New Sure Co. thanks to Richard Spaven! New Dj Cam beats (Well kinda, throw backs that finally see the light from his vaults!!). New Dexter Story!! New Melo X rework of Rihanna! New Kendrick!! New exclusives from Bondax!! 3 hours of new and old material all mixed together. And how awesome is this new Jhene Aiko track “Mirrors”??! Hope you dig this session
I think I was going a little too bit hard during the first 20 minutes. The turntable just shut right off. Peep the playlist and take a listen!
One of my favorite shoes! Breaking out the Lee Webster to get the feet moving then shifting into the electronic sounds of Jose Jones, Daphni and into my remix of Hiatus Kaiyote’s Mobius Streak. New gems from S3, Captain Planet, MonkeyRobot, Robert Glasper gets remixed by Questlove and 9th Wonder and more!
Good times in the basement this past Monday as we dropped new Jose James getting remixed by Dj Spinn, Bobby Woman gets remixed by Jim Sharp, Mala In Cuba, Homeboy Sandman and The Stepkids.
Great way to kick off the show with this great King Most re-edit of Prince’s classic “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker”. Hit play and enjoy!
Tons of 7 inch’s and 45’s dishing out during last week’s KCRW set. Most of these records were purchased overseas and I decided to break em out
for this show. Peep the new “How To Dress Well” release and Meshell Ndegeocello tribute to Nina Simone. Listen!
Having last week off allowed me to find twice as much new music to share this past Monday night. Being that we (KCRW) just finished out pledge drive, it only felt right to kick off classic O’Jays “I Love Music” since we are all back to playing the music we love. Check out the playlist and take a listen!
New Mala! Jovanotti! Gaslamp Killer! Dj Numark! Jessie Ware! Hiatus Kaiyote! Poolside! Plus classics. Enjoy!!
3 hours of heaviness! Kicking things off w/ African beats via Umoja followed by some soul and funk. New gems from LOL Boys, XXYYXX Feat. 2 Chainz, Jovanotti, Mala, The XX, Homeboy Sandman plus classics from Moby, Dj Krush, Rodriguez and so much more. Hope you dig last week’s session and catch you this Monday night for more gem dropping.
“Each week as Monday night becomes Tuesday morning, KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez maintains a musical vigil over the airwaves.” – LA Weekly. Featuring a Guest dj set w/ Alchemist.
Full Crate, Mar and Om’Mas Stop by with some gems in the record bag. Enjoy!
“Each week as Monday night becomes Tuesday morning, KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez maintains a musical vigil over the airwaves.” – LA Weekly