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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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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!

 

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.

Here we go! New week and new batch of favorites who have been on the grind for some time. You can listen to the cuts from last week’s KCRW sets here. But I wanted to give them some extra shine on the site. Hope you dig! Lets get down to this week’s 5!

 

HOLY HIVE

I got hip to this band via Big Crown which has been one of my go to labels of 2019. The trio is from multiple parts of the US but sonically feel so connected with their passion for soul and folk.

 

PARTIME

My discovery of the band headed by David Loca came courtesy of Tyler The Creator who sampled part of their music for one of my favorite cuts of IGOR, Puppet. I searched from the original song and was blown away by Loca’s production and lazy sway of sounds. “It’s Alright With Me” sounds like it was pulled from the record bins from someone’s timeless 70’s record collection.

 

BRAINSTORY

LA’s very own also part of the Big Crown family. I had the honor of hosting them for my City Beats music series and these are three of the most laid back artists I enjoyed talking music with. They know how to ride something and let it breath and groove but know when to twist it up into something special and different. Not an easy feast to do but similar in the vain of Hiatus Kaiyote.

 

JON VINYL 

This voice is so unique and special. I recently played Nostalgia on the air at KCRW and got the chills. Not sure if the warped sample, his voice or drum programming but it all mixes so well. Looking forward to hearing more of his work and collabs.

 

MAC AYRES

I was hesitant to putting Mac’s name on this list since he has already been getting lots of love on blogs and music sites but his music is just that dam good. I’ve gotten feedback that there are hints of a young D’Angelo or Smoky Robinson. He definitely has his own sound. LA, he’s coming to town in November!

So a bit more time on my hands these days. This gives me more time to search deeper and harder for my weekend radio show. Instead of relying on on the same music that gets serviced to myself and the million of radio dj’s, I take great pride in digging in record bins, blogs and folks creating master pieces at home. Behold, 5 artists I came across the truly move me and hopefully move you!

 

BAKAR 

Fresh out of London with a unique voice. Hell N Back has been on rotation on my KCRW sets and he has received co-signs from Elton John and Skepta. Check out his debut release BadKid when you get a chance!

 

KATE BOLLINGER 

I just picked up this Charlottesville singer/songwriter’s latest EP “I Dont Wanna Lose” and instantly fell in love with the lazy notes and chords sprinkled into this beautiful project. Another gem in rotation during my KCRW sets. Check out her soundcloud when you get a chance.

 

HOPE TALA 

Looking forward to linking with this London singer/songwriter while she is in LA. Her latest EP titled Sensitive Soul moves me every time. I can think of the last time a new artist has sent chills down my spine with such meaningful harmonies.

 

FARR

Heard this cut in my yoga class and can not get enough of FARR. This lovely cover does justice to its cover of La Roux’s classic. More gems courtesy of FARR’s soundcloud.

 

STEVAN 

While browsing through my emails and music submissions, this gem stood out. TIMEE has the guitar swag of Mac Demarco or Steve Lacey with 90’s drum samples and trap vocal samples. Not an easy task to pull off. Stevan hails from Wollongong and at the age of 18 manages to pull off off songwriting/production on his own.

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GENERIC KCRW BANNER

Big ups to Penthouse Penthouse for this vinyl copy of the new Jefferson Park Boys LP! And hours before it’s release, the new Anderson Paak single somehow managed to work it’s way into my inbox! Also new SOSUPERSAM (heater!), Amber Mark, Towkio, Lakim, Zhu with Tame Impala, Cut Chemist, Little Dragon and Peggy Gou. I’m away for SXSW next week but enjoy this Pre SXSW mix!

Jefferson Park Boys – Gramercy Place
Jefferson Park Boys – Abadoned Camrys
Keys N Krates – Incio
Anderson .Paak – ‘Til It’s Over
JD Reid – Just Know (Ft. Henry Wu & Venna)
Black Milk – True Lies
Boerd – Blind
Francis & The Lights – Morning

BREAK

Amber Mark – Love Me Right
Jose Roberto – Criola Multicolorida
In Love With A Ghost – Healing
Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back To Cali (J Rocc / J Dilla Motor City Blend)
Johnnie Taylor – You’re The Girl In The World
Towkio – 2 Da Moon (Ft. Grace Weber, Teddy Jackson)
Lakim – Nightfall

BREAK

Zhu & Tame Impala – My Life
Kero Kero Bonito – Cinema
Aaron Childs – Tangerine (Channel Tres Remix)
Sza – The Weekend (B. Lewis X Rcade Remix)
Skin Town – Midnight Lover

BREAK

SG Lewis – Aura
Miraa May – Benji
Cut Chemist – Home Away From Home (Ft. Laura Darlington)
Nosaj Thing – U G (Les Sins Remix)

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Sosupersam – Drip
God.Damn.Chan – Supa Ugly
Jarreau Vandal X MR Carmack – James Joint (Rihanna Cover)
Little Dragon – Best Friends
Cashmere Cat – Victoria’s Veil

BREAK

Peggy Gou – Han Jan
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye (Dan Kye Remix)
Flight Mode – It’s So Nice
G.Q. – Disco Night (Rock Freak)
Rhye – Taste (Mano Le Tough Remix)
Onyx Collective – Mambo Pancakes

BREAK

Bootsy Collins – Worth My While (Ft. Kali Uchis)
Marta Kubišová – Tak Dej Se K Nam A Projdem Svet
Amber Olivier – Hey
Poppy Ajudha – Love Falls Down
DJ Taye – Truu (Ft. DJ Paypal)

BREAK

Toshio Matsuura Group – L.M. II
Ryan Porter – Déjà vu
Kendrick Lamar – the Art of Peer Pressure
Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin
Wantigga – Meditation
Menahan Street Band – The Traitor

BREAK

Penthouse Penthouse – Let Go (Feat. Carla & Love Logic)
Charlotte Day Wilson – Funeral
Gabriel-Garzon Montano – My Balloon
Femi Kuti – Corruption Na Stealing

SXSW ART

Here we got! Recently I posted a complete list of all the artists I wanted to see at this year’s SXSW. I wanted to go deeper and actually share some of these artists that I think could have a nice buzz in 2018 and beyond. If you are out in Austin this year, let’s connect! Ill be around in search of the best coffee, tacos and also participating on the Co-Sign panel. Details here.

TRACKLIST:

Anna Wise – Precious Possession
A.Chal – Love N Hennessy
Demo Taped – Not Enough
Suzi Wu – Speed
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye
Buddy – Find Me
Knox Fortune – Lil Thing
Stimulator Jones – Soon Never Comes
BLVCK SPVDE – Dance 4 Me
El Combo Chimbita – Puro Show
CAPYAC – Speedracer
Men I Trust – Tailwhip
DUCKWRTH – Get Ugly (Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
Homeboy Sandman – Bamboo
Nubla Garcia – Lost Kingdoms
Princess Nokia – Bart Simpson
Ezra Collective – Pure Shade
Jade Bird – Cathedral
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2:00 PM: Extending Your Reach at College Radio
Moderated by: Jessica Weber (co-sign)
Panelists: Rodney Carmichael (NPR), Anthony Valadez (KCRW / TuneIn), Dessa (Artist)

Keeping what you do at your station relevant beyond the bounds of your campus involves thinking beyond just your on-air signal. Podcasts, on demand programming, online features and reviews; all these things and more help expand your programming and vision to a much larger audience. Learn how to do this, even with limited budgets.