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Newness from Christian Rich re-working an MJ classic + Duckworth, Devonwho and a world premiere courtesy of Mast celebrating the sounds of Thelonious Monk’s 100th B Day celebration in a unique fashion. Wiki is tucked into the set alongside favorites Yaeji, Sly5thAve, Children of Zeus and Khurangbin. Hope you dig! Catch you next Monday night!

Christian Rich – Tender Love
Orlando Johnson and Trance – Chocolate City
Duckworth – ThrowYoAssOut (Feat Channel Tres)
The Mohawks – The Champ
Rosa Maria – Samba Manerio
Devonwho – Lite
RaHHH – Lexus Riddim
Wiki – Mayor
Willow Beats – Be Kind To Yourself
Mast – Nutty (Feat Makaya McCraven + friends)

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Children of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow
DJ Honda – Travellin Man (Ft. Mos Def)
Ernest Rareberg – Not My Dance
Asal Hazel & MNDSGN – Usayudo
Onyx Collective – The Mask

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Keyon Harrold – Her Beauty Through My Eyes (Ft. Pharoahe Monch)
Jorja Smith & Preditah – On My Mind
Archiver & Matteo Boyero – Mystery Tape
Yaeji – Feelings Change
Up High Collective – Centipede

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HTML Flowers – Running On Low (Ft. Oscar Key Sung)
Dan Kye – Iigo
XamVolo – Feels Good (Ft. Jaylien)(Freddie Joachim Remix)
Jaw Gems – How Could Yu B This Cold (God.Damn.Chan Remix)
Nightmares On Wax – Back To Nature (Ft.  Kuauhtli Vasquez, Wixarika Tribe)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Royalty

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Sibusile Xaba – Angisenalutho
Medasin – Daydream (Ft. Joba)
Rapsody – Oooweee (Ft. Anderson Paak)
Joji – Worldstar Money (Interlude)
Paul McCartney – Ram On
The Seshen – Spectacle
Bibio – Branch Line

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King Krule – Sublunary
Rick Ross – Tiptoe’n
Verzache – Waiting For You (Ft. Swell)
Sampa the Great – Flowers (Ft. Remi)
Fatima – Mind

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Sly5thave – Shiznit (Ft. Jesse Fischer)
Pomona Dream – Easy Raider
Unno – How We Swim
Nai Palm – Borderline With My Atoms
Children Of Zeus – I Want You
Mount Kimbie – Four Years And One Day

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Khurangbin – Maria Tambien
Escapism Refuge – Me Myself And I
Jonti – Staring Window
Matthewdavid’s Midnight – Ophiuchus

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Nick Walker – Saint Francis
Jordan Rakei – Eye to Eye
Shabaka And The Ancestors – Mzawandile

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Newness courtesy of Carlos Nino’s forthcoming record with friends plus King Krule delivers on his fresh release entitled The Ooz! Rapsody remains in strong rotation alongside Nick Hakim, Jamila Woods and Nia Palm who comes to LA next week! Also newness from Cehryl with a couple of gems tucked into the mix. Stand outs from Fatima, Toulouse and St. Vincent. Hope you dig!

TRACKLIST:

Carlos Nino – Organicself (Ft. Deantoni Parks Dexter Story)
Flofilz – Lucie
Jonti – Island Rose (Ft. Sampa The Great)
King Krule – Slush Puppy
Rapsody – Oooweee (Ft. Anderson Paak)
Grady Tate – Would You Believe
Hubert Davis – Pe Vale (A Doua Parte)

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Fatima – Somebody Else
Jaw Gems – Party Slave
Gabe ‘Nandez – Plaques
Beck – Fix Me
Kllo – Nylon
Daniel Crawford – DC In Brazil

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Daniel Crawford – U Don’t Have To Call
Teen Daze – Kilika
Marvin Gaye – I’ve Got My Music (A Capella)
Marvin Gaye – Just Like Music (Stro Elliot Remix)
Hubert Daviz – Intr-O Lume Plina De Caine (Max Graef Remix)

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Quincy Jones – If I Ever Lose This Heaven
Wu-Tang Clan – People Say (Ft. Redman)
Tusken. – Brooklyn
Special Request – Salsa Smurph
Showbiz & A.G. – Soul Clap
Tafi All Stars – Deka Wor Wor

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Cehryl – Where We Marked Forever
Cehryl – Napalm
Nai Palm – Homebody
Soft Glas – Coral Springs
Makaya McCraven – Song 2

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J-Live – Night Like This
Hundred Waters – Wave To Anchor
Res – Golden Boys (Daniel Crawford Remix)
Unno – Drink That Butter
Yusef Lateef – Eboness

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Jamila Woods – Emerald Street (Feat Saba)
Open Mike Eagle – Legendary Iron Hood
John Carroll – Lamanii
Tokimonsta – Rose’s Thorn
Lapalux – Complectual

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St. Vincent – Slow Disco
Floating Points – Ratio
Toulouse – Hurtin
Jitwam – Whereyougonnago
Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Brass Construction – Movin’
Stwo – Anna
Aaliyah – One In A Million

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Jordan Rakei – Wallflower (Ft. Kaya Thomas-Dyke)
Knox Fortune – No Dancing
Nick Hakim – JP
Nosaj Thing – Sister

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Went into this session with a case of the Mondays. Over slept and was not as prepared as I wanted to be. But for the first time I figured this show would be a magic of the moment and it turned out to be a fun session. Broke out some of the vinyl towards the end of the set. Apologies for the crackles and hisses from the vinyl but it still sounded great at 2 am! New gems from Isaiah Rashad, Takuya Kuroda w/ Jose James, Gilligan Moss out of Chi town and much more. Hope you dig this week’s session. Out of Japan new drops from the Jazzy Sport crew via Dj Nature and Slick Team. And straight from the crates is Kimiko Kasai covering Stevie’s As featuring Herbie Hancock. Heat! Go listen!

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Nagaiire – Around
Isaiah Rashad – Ronnie Drake (Feat. SZA)
Duke High – Rhodes Today
King Krule – Easy Easy (20Sly Remix)
J Louis – All About The Panties
Blackbyrds – Wilford’s Gone
Takuya Kuroda – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Feat. Jose James)
Moonchild – Be Free (Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser Remix)
Evil Needle – Good Times
Hello Skinny – Bump

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Miles Bonny – 5 O’Clock Suff (Acoustic Version)
Sam Smith – Latch (Acoustic Version)
Frank Ocean – Thinking Bout You
Disclosure – F For You (Feat. Mary J Blige)
Kimiko Kasai -As (Feat Herbie Hancock)
The O’Jays – Darling Darling Baby
Dj Nature – Dance
Jets – Sin Love With You

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Gilligan Moss – Choreograph
Moon Boots – Sugar
Loleatta Holloway and The Salsoul Orchestra – Runaway
Michael Jackson – Can’t Help It (Tango Terje Remix)

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Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form (Shy Girls)
Jerome LOL – Deleted (Feat. Sara Z)
Eric B and Rakim – Eric B Is President
Common – Nag Champa

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Slick Team – My Ish
Mikos Da Gawd – For You And Me (Feat. Tele Fresco)
Eric Roberson – The Blue Room
Lawrence Frazier – Gumbeaux
Substratum – In Between (Feat. Lili De La Mora)
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
Great Dane – Stormy Weather
Victoria Brooke – Anywhere
Sa-Ra Creative Partners – Rosebuds

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La Mecanica Popular – La Paz Del Freak
Dj Drez – INI
Ammon Contact – Infinity Of Rhythm
Shaunise – Baggage For Sale
The New Birth – You Are What I Am All About
Deniece Williams – Free
J Dilla – Take Notice

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Debruit and Alsarah – Alhalim
Daedelus – Paradiddle
Beyonce – Flawless
Massive Attack – Five Man Army
Flume and Chet Faker – Drop The Game
Burial – Come Down To Us

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BEST OF 2013 PT 1

Here it is! Part One is now enjoyable on demand. Part Two’s playlist is up and possibly my greatest show ever in the history of being on radio! Hold tight for that stream. But this one was a great way to reflect back on all the releases that might be under the radar, above the radar, slept on’s and recent finds of old classics that got love on my show on Monday nights.  This one was super fun! Hope you dig!

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Fernando Gelbrard – Alevacolariea
Oscar Key Sung – Sure Things
Jeremih – 773 0 Love (Cashemere Cat Remix)
Disclosure – Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)
Seven Davis Jr – Leave A Message
Sly5thAve – Don’t Kill My Vibe
New Renaissance – Watermelon Man
Samuel And The Dragon – Rising Up (Slow Mix)
The Weeknd – Live For
Chance The Rapper – Everything’s Good
Roseaux – Missing You (Feat. Aloe Blacc)

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King Krule – Neptune Estate
Nenah Cherry And The Thing – Dream Baby Dream
Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
The Steoples – Even So
Toro Y Moi – Cola
Sango -Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Feat. SPZRKT)
The Celestics – Charles Barkley
The Internet – Sunset (Feat. Yuna)

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Lord Echo – Bohemian Idol
When Saints Go Machine – Iodein (Robin Hannibal Remix)
Pusha T – Numbers On the Board
Majid Jordan – Tea and Coffee
Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home
Souleance – Georgian Kiss
A Bossa Electrica – Nucelo Urbano
Busta Rhymes – Thank You (Feat. Q Tip)
Crayon – Give You Up (Darius Remix)

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Le Sins – Grind
Rudimental – Spoon (Feat Mnek and Syron)
Todd Terje – Strandbar (Samba Version)
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Always
Computer Jay – Hardships (Feat. Orfeo)
The Robert Glasper Experiment – Calls (Feat. Jill Scott)
Salamm Remi – Making It HArd For Me (Feat. Corrine Bailey Rae)

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Tall Black Guy – The Dark Streets
Reginald Omas Mamade IV – Do You
Thornato – Love your Neighbor
Jerome LOL – Tell You
Banks – Warm Water
Theophilus London – Rio (Feat. Menehan Street Band)

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Brandy – Baby (Penthouse’d Remix)
Raleigh Richie – A Moor
MGMNT – Electric Feel (Gespleu Edit)
Dj Czarny and Tas – Dreaming At The Surface

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Denetia and Sene – Casanova
Yasiin Bey – Auditorium (Feat. Slick Rick)
The Procussions – Virginia Wolf
Omar – Bully (Feat. Scratch Professor)
Dj Sun – Heart Seed (Feat. Leah Alvarez)
Tiny Hearts – Snow Cold
Jhene Aiko – The World
Yusef Latif – Love Theme From Spartacus

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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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New newness from all over! Im digging this new Joey Bada$$ that dropped a few weeks back. Also big love to Kae (Italy), Christoff El Truento (New Zealand), Jazzy Sport (Japan) and GDNA out of LA for sending me some great work directly into my inbox. Also this new Skin Town record just dropped and played a couple cuts off the amazing album from the LA duo. Speaking of LA newness from Jo Def off the Soulection label and Souleance comes with it bringing some nice heat out of Paris. This new Arcade Fire is slowly growing on me. It’s a fun record and the lead single is definitely a banger with the tints of the James Murphy sound.  And peep the new Bosq track getting remixed by Tall Black Guy! Thanks to Ubiquity for passing this my way at the very last minute!

And speaking of international flavor, thanks again to all the KCRW listeners for participating in the visual exchange of snapshots of your listening environments! This is the 3rd week of you guys sending me pics of your listening environments and It’s always fun to see you guys in action, parking your car, your waking environment in Europe or your “end of the day” space in Asia.  I truly believe that Monday nights is a place for a unique blend of sounds but also a creative and visual hub of listeners where we can all connect!  Check out all the pics here!  Until next week!

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Pharrell Williams – Can I Have It Like That (Shackles Remix)
Lakim – Make Time For You
Disclosure X Tensnake – Mainline Fire (King Most Edit)
J Rocc – Star (Latin Remix)
Warren Xcience – Examine Me (Feat. Etta Bond)
Pepin – Morioka Kalimba
Semicolon – Yanga (okongwu)
Kae – Spark
Color Film – Until You Turn Blue (Michna Remix)
Jo Def – Tookitthurr
Mitsu The Beats – Le Rhone

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Souleance – Mais Um
Alunageorge – You Know You Like It (DJ Snake Remix)
The Foreign Exchange – All The Kisses (Feat. Paris And Amber Strother)
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing X Whisper
Jazz Spastiks Feat. Sleep Sinatra – Time To React
Prince – Breakfast Can Wait (Buttermilk)
Christoph El Truento – One Day Your Heroes Will Fall Over
Janet Jackson – Rock With U (FS Green Rework)
Jazz Spastiks Feat. Sleep Sinatra – Leaders Of The New School

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 Skin Town – Midnight Lover
Skin Town – Ride
Doc Daneeka – Walk On In (Ft. Ratcatcher)
DJ Angola – Bailalo (Quantic Mix) [Feat. Ico Mananero]
Masters At Work – I Can’t Get No Sleep

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GDNA – Fall In Love (GDNA Rework)
GDNA – Mad Mutha FUcka Feat. Waju, Frank Leone, And Macon Hamilton
Seventh Wonder – Feeling U
Tiny Hearts – Snow Cold
Joey Bada$$ – Hillary $wank
Michoacan – In The Dark

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Bosq Of Whikey Barons – Paciencia De Jo (Tall Black Guy Remix)
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Bambooman – Sun (Eckoclick Remix)
MNDSGN – Phyllis (What U Won’t Do Edit)
Tom Trago – For The Children

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King Krule – Neptune Estate
Miguel – My Piece
Cults – Go Outside (Menahan Street Band Remix)
Bunny Wailer – Iron Shirt
Toro y Moi – Grown Up Calls
Jonwayne – You Can Love Me When I’m Dead
Oscar Key Sung – All I Could Do
J-Louis – When I Make It
John Wizards – Luska By Night (LV Remix)
Dean Blunt – I Run New York

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BLK JKS – Lake Side
A Race Of Angels – Michael And The Force
GB – Simply So (Feat. Spacek)
Prefuse 73 – Choking You
Scienz Of Life – Hot Bananaz
Seu Jorge – Mania De  Peitao
Jay Dee – DFTF

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Roni Size – Share The Fall
Tricky – Yoga (Feat. Bjork)
Erik Trufaz and Sly Johnson – Come Together
Citizen Cope – Sideways
Nujabes  – Ordinary Joe
Kutmah – Dusted Soul

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