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Tracklist

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
iZem  – Water (feat. Segun Akano
Julio Bashmore Kong (Feat. Bixby)
Seiho  – Double Bed
Gabi’el (88Music) – Esquilino
Uphigh Collective – Dealing (Blatan’s jazzy VIP)
The Koreatown Oddity – Conclusion (Prod. KONE)
Oh Wonder  – The Rain (Saje Remix)
Aby Ngana Diop – Michael Ozone’s Liital Rhythm

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Pegasus Warning – Building A Bridge
Oceaán – Candour (Photay Remix)
Os Brazões – Carolina, Carol Bela
Jurassic 5 – Freedom (Dil Maddy Remix)
Patrick Cowley – Mockingbird Dream
Anderson Paak – The City
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Back To the Future (Part I)
Umoja  – Beatucada

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Melanie De Biasio – I’m Gonna Leave You (Clap! Clap! Remix)
Dada Ante Portas – Paul temps (feat. Smilé & Jam)
Mickey Taelor  – Light My Fire
Weldon Irvine – Blue in Green
Funkmaster Flex Presents The Flip Squad-C’mon Baby (Ghetto Mix)
Seven Davis Jr. – One
Panda Bear – Davy Jones Locker

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Honne – All In The Value
Frank Liin – Cattle Dog
The Roots – Don’t See Us (Madlib Remix)
Koushik – Be With
Grooveman Spot – Bring Me Back (Dance)
Funkieven – Kleer (Feat. Fatima)
Clap! Clap! – The Holy Cave

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Stro Elliott – Always Here For You
Mark Ronson – Daffodils (Feat. Kevin Parker of Tame Impala)
Majid Jordan – All I Do (Theorist Remix)
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
Raphael Saadiq – Skyy, Can You Feel Me? (Yam Who Edit)

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Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire
Years and Years – Memo
Poldore – Ain’t No Sunshine

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Hanni El Khatib – Two Brothers
Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
Groove Theory – Tell Me (Luca Lush Remix)
HNNY – Omas Doris
Noelle Scaggs – Cherry Pie

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Bonobo – Flashlight
Portishead – Only You
Willie Colon and Ruben Blades – Plastico (Bugz In The Attic Remix)
Les Sins – Sticky
Boom Clap Bachelors – Tiden Flyver
Gil Evans – Las Vegas Tango

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Moses Sumney – Man On The Moon
Kele – New Rules

Here we go! My TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014. Always a tough list to compile being I’m not fond of Top anything lists. My views always change and then I end up regretting or forgetting a title. An example being Liam Bailey’s Definitely Now album, which should have easily been in my Top 3. No question. But Im sitting in the airport and figured I have some time to do my annual justification of each record. Okay. Live from Terminal 1 Gate 11. Lets do this! Your feedback is welcomed! @AnthonyValadez.

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Nick Hakim – Where Will We Go (Pt 1 and 2) 
Okay, easily a cheater, 2 EP’s formed into an album. I had Nick Hakim on my podcast and we talked about this coming out at a full LP so technically this isn’t cheating. Maybe I am a bit biased being that I spent way too much time at dog parks and dealing with a few changes and these two EP’s where there and hit me in a way that music has not in a few years. It’s a journey with instrumentation on point. Nick’s voice is also a notable stand out that compliments the chords and guitar licks.

Fatima – Yellow Memories
Do Better was the first cut that hip to this record by blog darling Fatima. Fatima has been on my radar thanks in part to the UK support via radio and blog postings. But it was finally nice to hear a full LP from her in addition to remixes and singles. The album allowed the songstress to shine and show her depth from the villa-esque “Technology” to the playful “Biggest Joke Of All

Majid Jordan- A Place Like This
Another EP cheater. But hey! It’s so good! I mentioned these guys at the start of 2014 on WBUR’s Here And Now and was hoping that at some point the duo would get some stateside love. Still too early to tell but they rose to fame as featured on Drakes “Hold On, We’re Going Home“.  It’s dark, soulful but the beats and sample flips are so on point!

Oceaan – The Oceaan EP/The Grip
Following in the same steps as Majid Jordan w/ a twist of electronic blips, samples and chaos is Manchester’s Oceaan! Big thanks to Blah Blah Blah Science for passing me his work early on. Oceaan’s sounds at times become a little messy and somehow it’s perfectly mixed and easy on the ears. Think of a plane with massive turbulence then out of nowhere, easy sailing with a perfect landing. But not all tracks are this chaotic. Oceaan pieces it all together with his sultry falsetto. Peep below!

Les Sins – Michael
I’m biased. Anything Toro Y Moi related gets automatic antvala love. But lets clear, Im also objective and really not that fond of putting an ably of 4 on the floor albums on this list. I can only tolerate so many minutes of boom boom boom boom before Im like “next”. Chaz Bundick aka Toro aka Les Sins masterfully adds the right amount of “umph” and synths to make it all work.  But the track’s stand out single “Why” has been in my head nonstop upon first listening. And still my jam!

Silk Rhodes – Silk Rhodes 
You know an amazing song based on if you can remember where you were when you first heard it. I can still recall getting this cut from PB Wolf and just hitting repeat about 19 times. When I heard the rest of the album not really sure of what to expect, well, it was a wrap! Musically all over the place. I dig that about this band!  And how amazing is this video below?

Daedelus – The Light Brigade 
When Daedelus drops a records I’m not sure if it’s going to be an electronic record that explores various bpm’s and time signatures. But being a fan of his work as “The Long Lost” it’s nice to hear him return to guitar driven ballads and the mellow mind state wit this album!

Dilated Peoples – Directors Of Photography
Having taken some time off with their own adventures, it was nice to see the super trio regroup for a releases on indie Rhymesayers. Dilated continued right where they left off. Content on point and the packaging was simply creative and well put together. If you have listened to my show or even live sets, odds are you might have heard “Let Your Thought’s Fly Away” somewhere tucked into the mix.

Clap! Clap! – Tayi Bebba 
Italian band “Clap! Clap! drop crazy dance floor heat, samples, in your face drums and bass on this. Just when you think you have this group figured out, in comes the slow melodies and ethnic chants that makes you think “is this a world album?” Clap! Clap! challenges me as a listener with this record.

Meshell Ndegeocello – Comet, Come to Me 
Anything this woman drops is always music to my ears! Well, not everything but 90% of what she drops is flawless. Maybe 95%? Another example of an artist that you as a listener are never really sure of what you might get. This album is a bit of a return to “Bitter” and a few other recent releases. And how awesome is that Whodini cover of “Friends?”

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Tom Misch – On My Mind
Pomo & Kaytranda – Cherry Funk
Drake – How About Now  (House Edit)
Future Islands – Seasons (BadBadNotGood Edit)
Jesse Boykins III – Show Me Who You Are
Ibeyi – River
BoatHouse – Break Ya Neck (Remix)feat. Hodgy Beats
Swarvy – Carried Away (Devonwho Flip)

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Mura Masa – I’ll be Alright (Tonight)
Kendrick Lamar – The Art Of Peer Pressure (Edit)
Oceaán  – At Your Feet
J Rocc – Fire Dancer
Chris McClenney – Hold On We’re Going Home (McClenney Version)
Lucy Pearl VS The BeeGees – Dance Tonight (Grizart Edit)
Swarvy – Dubious

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Moses Sumney – Mumblin’
Daedelus – Onward
Chessio Junior – YYXKK (Swamimillion Remix)
Hiatus Kaiyote – Molasses

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Tokimonsta – Bready Soul
Leon Ware – Orchrid (Feat. Quadron)
Royce Wood Junior – Rover
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – N/A
Joy Wellboy – Lay Down Your Blade (Piano Version)

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Frank Ocean – Memrise
Lucas – Her Room
Steffi – Treasure Seeking feat. Dexter & Virginia
Braille – Better Than Nothing ft. Angelica Bess
Les Sins –  Talk About
Jeffrey Brodsky – Ill be Strong
George X Faith

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Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight
N.B.L – Would U Mind
Pusha T – Lunch Money
Steve Spacek – Dollar (Adi Dick Remix)
Nao – Good Girl
Jackson 5  – Dancing Machine (Daniel Crawford Remix)
shangozeropoint – Wise Man Say w/ Danny Watts
Adrian Younge – Black Dynamite Theme (Instrumental)

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Silk Rhodes – Personal Use
Nick Hakim – Cold
The New Basement Tapes – When I Get My Hands On You
Mr. Mitch – Don’t Leave
MNDSGN – Convert

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Abhi Dijon – ECS
George Maple – Talk Talk
Lauren Faith – Without You (E Doza Edition)
Peanuts Taylor – Nassau Blues
Gabriel Garzon Montano – Naeja
Seven Davis Jr – All Kinds
Daniel Lanois – My First Love

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Liam Bailey – Stun Me
Seinabo Sey – You
Rippy Austin – Come On

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MachinedDrum – Hard 2 Be
Future Islands – Seasons (BBNG)
Oceaan  -Candour
Buscabella – Caer
Niia – Breaking
Clammbon – Re-Folklore
M Ward – You Still Believe In Me

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Flaming Lips – Do You Realize
The Smiths –  Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
Electric Wire Hustle – Loveless
Bonobo – Flashlight

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TV On The Radio – Winter
Honne – Warm On A Cold Night (Embody Remix)
Saje – Take Care Of You
Erykah Badu – Honey (Flofilz & Pawcut Remix)
Ondatropica – 3 Reyes De La Terapia
Pomo – On My Mind

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Kele – Humor Me
Childish Gambino – Pop Thieves (Make It Feel Good)
Tom Misch & Carmody – So Close
Captain Planet – Cicada
Les Sins – Why (Ft. Nate Salman)
Odesza – Sun Models (Elkoe Remix)

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Liam Bailey – Black Moon
Roni Size – Reprazent New Forms
Tokimonsta – Dusty Stars

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Nick Hakim – Cold
Ryan Adams – Kim
Silk Rhodes – Pains
Kindness – House
Roseaux – If You Didnt Love Me (Dont Go Away) Feat. Aloe Blacc
Ibeyi – River (Oshun Dub)

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Belle And Sebastian –  The Party Line
Theophilius London – Water Me (Leon Ware)
Flight Facilites – Why Do You Feel Feat. Bishop Nehru

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Saint Savior – Nobody Died
Mia Doi Todd – Floresta Menina, Amanha De Manha
Submotion Orchestra – City Lights
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – Pulsion

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Tune Yards – Wait For A Minute
SBTRKT – Maybe (Feat Andrew Ashong And Sampha)
Homeboy Sandman – Stroll
Majid Jordan – U
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (Frankie Goes Deep Jazz N Groove Edit)

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New Roane Namuh (7 inch release), Blood Orange pays tribute to Arthur Russell and HM Sound flips Tribe/Kendrick/J Cole with a nice self release. Somehow towards the end of the program I found myself deep inside a nice electronic vibe via new Lee Bannon, Falty DL and Caribou. Hope you enjoy! See you next Monday night!

Oceaán    Candour
Roane Namuh – With Out Love
Sylvan Esso  –   Coffee (J Rocc Edit)
Knight One – Shimmer
Blood Orange – Is It All Over My Face and Tower Of Meaning
Loose Ends – Is It All Over My Face?
HM Sound – Mystic Electric Forbidden Relaxation

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J Cole – Forbidden Fruit (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Les Sins – Bellow
Tall Black Guy – Al Greens Dream (Travis In EFX Mode Mix)
KingThelonious  – Her
Massive Attack – Lately
Outkast – Vibrate
Lawrence Frazier – Gumbeaux

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SBTRKT – Wardrums (Feat. Warpaint)
Silk Rhodes – Systems
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – Audio Synthese
Edwin Starr – Get Up Whirlpool (Eric Duncan Remix)
Dj Mitsu The Beats – Music Mate

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Theophilus London – Can’t Stop
Dj Dolores – Alcool (Boloero Filosofico)
Menaham Street Band – The Traitor
Astronauts Etc, – Gravity (Saux Remix)
Captain Planet – Cicada
Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes (Cutso Edit)

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Raphael Saadiq – Skyy Can You Feel Me?
Doc Daneeka – I Promise (Feat. Seven Davis Jr)
Alunageorge – Supernatural
Francis Bebey – Forest Whistle (Daphni Edit)
King Henry – Pumpkin Spice Ur Life
Walton – 808 Vybzin
Murlo – Into Mist

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Alice Russell – I’m The Man, That Will Find You
Mr. Mitch – Oh
Insightful – Angled Face Shapes (Big Sean Edit)
Vic Mensa – Holy Holy (Feat. Ab Soul and BJ The Chicago Kid)
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
El-P – Get Modal

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Kendrick Lamar – I
Flight Facilities – Crave You
LOL BOys – Changes
The Magician – Sunlight (Darius Remix)
Nick Hakim – I Don’t Know

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Submotion Orchestra – City Lights
Niia – Generation Blue
Machinedrum – Hard To Be

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Denitia and Sene – Side FX
Caribou – Silver
Falty DL – Nine
Lee Bannon – RMF -5

New week! New weekend line up events and new episodes of The Collective on NUVOtv this Thursday but most importantly a new What I’m Diggin Vol 7 (The Vala Essentials)!!! I have gotten a god response from these so here are a few of my favorites videos and songs that are on repeat at the Vala Manor! Hope you dig!

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While digging for last Monday night’s show I came across this UK vocalist by the name of Oceaān. His beats are crazy and his vocals are super easy on the ears. Finally found a video with his work after a little research. He has an EP now available on I Tunes and some gems on his soundcloud page. Let me know what you think! I love this!

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Another cut from last Monday’s radio show! How sexy is this track by SZA? And how brilliant is this Chance The Rapper verse? Both I expect going to have productive years ahead! Shout out XXYYXX on the beat.

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Yeah. I was like you. I saw this and laughed my ass off. I heard all the funny comments and saw all the funny gif’s, but the more and more I watched the less and less I laughed and began to listen to the words and began to understand the pain and sorrow in the lyrics. This is one deep song! The dance moves kind of take away from the message but then again, good for Samuel T. Herring for having fun! Peep the vid below and hope you begin to feel the heartache!

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It was a super long day of running around the city and prepping new episodes of The Collective on NUVOtv but once I got home it time to find new records and gems to air on the radio show at midnight. It as then I found out the passing of the Godfather Of House music Frankie Knuckles had passed away. It was a pretty heavy moment for a lot of us but I sat there not really believing it. In celebration of his life the final hour of the show is dedicated to his music. It’s also a free download! I hope you enjoy it as much as the opening track from Brazil’s Karol Conka! Also new Machine Drum, Curtis Mayfield X Circle Research, Mo Kolours, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Grace Jones X Ximeno and an exclusive listen of the new Speak record featuring LA songstress Nikko Gray.

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Karol Conka – Boa Noite
Machine Drum – On My Mind
Joey Badass – Waves
Curtis Mayfield – Love Is By My Side (Circle Research Remix)
Freddie Joachim – To Remind Us (Featuring Miles Bonny)
Frankie Dante Cerda – Bomba Criolla (Whiskey Barons Edit)
Mo Kolours – Mike Black
Ensemble Du Verre – Snow
Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Autograf)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Never Moving (Africanz On Marz Remix)

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Claro Intelecto – Piece Of Mind (Electro Soul )
Speak – Let Down (Feat. Nikko Gray)
Grace Jackson – Gonna Get U (Ximeno Re-issue)
Tirzah – Inside Out
Magical Mistakes – Laid Out

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Waldo – Balcony
Sza – Play (Feat. Chance The Rapper)
Oceaan – Your Side
Oceaan – Need U
Denitia and Sene – Trip.Fall
Jerome LOL – Deleted (Feat Sara Z)
Brooklyn Express – Back In Time
Willie Colon – Se Acaba Este Mundo
Tornado Wallace – Swimmin

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Uphigh Collective – Blend (Feat. Delvis)
Quest – Smooth Skin
Anthony Valadez – Naive (Feat The Precious Lo’s)
Bonikowski – Life Keeps Pulling Me (Feat. Miles Bonny)
Massimiliano Pagliara – Synced Below
Rocket Juice And The Moon – Follow Fashion
Ana Tijoux – Pie Izquierdo
Janet Jackson – Got Til It’s Gone (Feat. Q Tip and Joni Mitchell)

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(In Tribute // Frankie Knuckles)

Franke Knuckles – The Whistle Song
Frankie Knuckles – Face The Bass
Hercules And Love Affair – Bling (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Lil Louis – Fable (Director’s Cut/Frankie Knuckles Presents)
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride
Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Byron Stingily – Back To Paradise Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Frankie Knuckles – It’s A Cold World

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