I’ll be on the fm dail(s) this weekend with more music discovery but thought I’d give you a heads up here first. New JGreey, Melodiesinfonie, Terrace Martin with Robert Grasper, Ty Dolla teams with FKA Twigs + friends and more. Hope you enjoy! For the best listening experience, hit play here on Spotify!
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Last week’s batch of newness was so good I decided to pull a few but keep the new gems and addd a few more. This new Khruangbin is fire. Also feeling the latest from Los Retros, Toro Y Moi, Clubz remixed (one of my faves from Mexico). Salute to Noname and J.Cole for utilizing their crafts in having a conversation through their music. Still 2 of the best to do it. Hope you enjoy. For the best listening experience, check out the playlist here.
2020 is a crazy year in terms of news events, pandemics and over due social change, but it’s also the year of artists truly pushing boundaries and removing traditional templates. Newness from Dijon, Khruangbin, Mounika, Khruangbin, Skinshape, Serengeti, Jorja Smith, Los Retros (rocked this on my KROQ show last week), Sault and much more. Listen to the playlist directly here on Spotify.
New sounds from Photay, Clap! Clap!, Terrace Martin teams up with Leon Bridges, 79’rs Gang out of New Orleans delivers a heater + gems from Yellow Days and Adrian Young + crew continue to just grind in 2020. Listen here for best listening experience.
It’s been a tough and challenging week at home watching the news and seeing what’s happening in the streets but every evening I make it a point to take care of my mind with music. Im still on the hunt for new sounds for my KCRW and KROQ shows. Here are a few that are recent releases. Hope you dig. Be safe! Listen to the Spotify playlist here to enjoy the full experience.
Newness + recent releases to hold you tight on this Memorial weekend. You can listen directly here via Spotify. Looking forward to being back on KCRW next weekend but looking forward to this weekend’s get down on KROQ, 8-10 this Sunday night for Alternalito!
All sorts of new + current flavors from the likes of Hanni El Khatib, Nick Hakim, Kamasi Washington, Dijon, Kenny Hoopla, Bad Bunny, Rafa Pabön + more. Listen here via Spotify!
The latest and greatest, the new and few, etc etc. Here are some recent releases that are truly helping me pass time during quarantine. Jamie XX came through with a banger, Tyler The Creator remixes a heartfelt gem and Local Natives have a head banger. I’m here for it. Hope you dig! You can listen directly here via Spotify.
Here’s a snapshot of new releases + current faves. This new Fiona Apple has been on repeat all night. Duendita continues make amazing sounds while Nick Hakim stays in the headphones. Also make sure to check out my latest episode of Vala FM. But to listen to the full Spotify experience of my New Friday playlist, listen here.
So stoked to see the debut release from Ambar Lucid + new gems from Omar Apollo,
Tenderlononious, Sebastien Tellier + Nate Smith. So much heat during this lock down period to enjoy. You can head over to Spotify and listen to the direct link.
It’s #NewMusicFriday (Thanks Tay for the kick in the butt) and it’s been a tough day (RIP Bill Withers) and a tough month (RIP Sanity), but the music continues to find it’s way into people’s ears and hearts. I’m curious to hear what music will feel and sound like 4 months from now. Thundercat and Nick Hakim seemed to have tapped into the mood prior to all this. Listen to the full playlist here. Be safe!
Hey friends + fam.
New Music Friday continues during such uncertain times but I truly hope all this music helps with a little escape. I just purged through old records to make way for new sounds. Listen directly via Spotify here. Canada comes in strong with the new PartyNextDoor and Jessie Reyez who has one of the freshest voices in music today. Also on the radar is new KNXWLEDGE w/ Anderson .Paak, And don’t sleep on Cleo Sol. Her whole production on this new album is timeless.
Crazy times we I’ve in but the show must go on and the beat don’t stop. It’s New Music Friday to help keep us all sane and I couldn’t be more happier with my soundtrack. Normally I would be prepping for my weekend radio show and tonight’s gig but like Kanye once said “When you make plans, God laugh’s”. Please hit me via email if you need to talk, chat. I’m here.
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New gems from the Mac Miller deluxe release, Kutmah delivers on All City and a reissue from Hiroshi Yoshimura. Also new Villagers, Louis Prince, Sam Gendel covers as classic and Onipa with the world vibes. And big hometown love to Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhannad’s new project titled “Jazz Is Dead“. Hope you dig. Listen directly here.
Here are some of my favorite recent releases that are fresh on the radar for the past 2 weeks. BROCKHAMPTON team up with Dua Lipa, UK producer Kamaal Williams goes live, Jhene Aiko returns with her sultry feel (Born Tired is my new anthem) and Disclosure rework a dance floor classic. Indie phenom Mk.gee is back with a heater alongside The Maries, Medsasin w/ Cautious Clay and the return of one of my personal heroes, Tricky. Go to Spotify direct to listen!