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New music from Jay Rock, Izem, JMSN, Yazmin Lacey, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Zackey Force Funk but most importantly got the clean album version of Teirra Whack’s latest release! Whoop! This new Onyx Collective is still fire! Hope you enjoy this week’s playlist.

Tracklist:

Mala – Changes
Jay Rock – For What It’s Worth
Quickly, Quickly – If You Only Knew
Izem – Beni Lane
Ash Walker – I’ll Come Running Back To You (Remix)
Stimulator Jones – La Mano

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JMSN – Talk Is Cheap
Smooth Operator 3000 – Buena Vista
The Delfonics – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
The Carters – Lovehappy

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Xxxtentacion – Depression & Obsession
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Visions Of Someone Special, On A Wall Of Reflections
Pusha T – Come Back Baby
Denial – California Dreaming
Slum Village – Too Much (Instrumental)

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Kamasi Washington – Street Fighter Mas
Jorja Smith – The One
Black Party – I Hope You Know
Bluestaeb – Mind (Ft. Noah Slee & Maia)
Yuno – Fall In Love
Derrick Harriott – Dub Whip (Groucho Remix)

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Harrison – Celica Supra
Zackey Force Funk – El Mero Mero
Lord Echo – The Sweetest Meditation (Feat. Mara TK) (Borrowed CS Remix)
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away (Borrowed CS Remix)

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Tierra Whack – Full Salad
Tierra Whack – Sore Loser
Tierra Whack – Pretty Ugly
Kaiit – 2000 N Somethin
Xxyyxx – Alone
James Blake – Don’t Miss It

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Miles Bonny – Be Kind, Rewind
Serpentwithfeet – fragrant
Willow Beats – Work It Out
Quickly, Quickly – Ghost
Photay – Outre é Lux (Feat. Madison McFerrin)
Flaming Lips – We Only Have Tomorrow (Demo Version)

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Makaya McCraven – Halls (Feat. Theon Cross, Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia)
Joakim – Arms
Sunny Levine – Don’t I Know That
R+R=Now – Respond

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Chancha Via Circuito – Ilalo
Khruangbin – Lady And Man
Leon Vynehall – From The Sea/It Looms (Chapters I & II)
Onyx Collective – Onyx Court

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After a week away it’s nice to be back in master control and behind the turntables. Took a week break in Cuba and linked with the amazing DJ Jigue, a cultural and musical historian in Havana. We look at the past, present and future of sounds coming from the region.

Also – New Black Party, Kaelin Ellis, ASAP Rocky w/ Frank Ocean, Nick Hakim (slapper!), Fatima (the queen!), James Blue (gem), Tierra Wack, Moses Sumney w/ James Blake + more!

TRACKLIST:

Juan Formel & Los Van Van – Llegue, Llegue
Nick Hakim – Vincent Taylor
Nobigdyl – enemies?
Great Dane – Sorry Steve
James Brown – I Feel Good (Short Circuit Remix)
The Pharcyde – Otha Fish
Fede – Cruisin

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Danay Suarez – Yo Aprendi
Fatima – Caught In A Lie
Ill Considered – Dawn Lit Metropolis
A$AP Rocky – Purity (Ft. Frank Ocean)
James Blue – Breathe

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The Trip – Swoop
Keita Sano – Sweet Fruit
Sly & The Family Stone – Underdog (Mr. Bristow Edit)
Unknown Artist – Untitled 1

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24-Carat Black – I Want To Make Up
Pusha T – Infrared
The Midnight Hour – Feel Alive (Ft. Karolina And Loren Oden)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Manifold
Frank Ocean – Pink Matter (Remix)

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Tierra Whack – Mumbo Jumbo
Cleyra – Naked
Ajmw – CallinOnYou
Alabaster Deplume – Who Are You Asking For
Moses Sumney – Make Out In My Car (James Blake Remix)
Braxton Cook – Pariah (Remixed By Kiefer)

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bLAck pARty – I Hope You Know
Kaelin Ellis – La Luz & Ether (Ft. Cazal Organism)
J. Cole – 1985 (DJ Premier 1966 Remix)
Selah Sue – I Won’t Go For More (MNDSGN Remix)
Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest – Counter Culture (Ft. Ben Westbeech)

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Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca
Irakere – Bacalao Con Pan
Celia Y Willie – Kirimbambara
Juan Formel & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente

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Los Aldeanos – Nos Achicharraron
Sigrid & Kamerum – Iyami
Kerkstra – Soy Cubano (Ft. Etián Brebaje Man)
Havana Cultura Band – The Rumba Experiment (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
DJ Jigue – Rive (Ft. Tumba Francesa La Caridad De Oriente)

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Nickodemus – Do You Do You? (Feat. Carol C & The Spy From Cairo)
Ben LaMar Gay – Oh No…Not Again!
Badbadnotgood – Baby (Donnie & Joe Emerson Cover)

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New music from Ninja Tune’s Max Graef and Glenn Astro, Pusha T, Mo Kolours, The Internet and a brilliant flip from Mo Serious of Hiatus Kaiyote’s Fingerprints. Hope you dig this week’s program!

PHAROAH SANDERS – Upper Egypt And Lower Egypt
MAX GRAEF AND GLENN ASTRO – Magic Johnson
SENOJNAYR X MADBLIS – SSilk
PUSHA T – Untouchable
JOEY BADASS – Untitled (Christ Remix)
KEREM AKDAG – Loungiiin
ZHU X GALLANT – Testarossa Music
MO KOLOURS – Don’t Poison The Water
KWAME – The Rhythm
KHRUANGBIN – People Everywhere (Still Alive)
TOWKIO – How Do You Love Me (Chris McClenney Remix)

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YUNA – Someone Out Of Town (Rusty Hook Remix)
THE INTERNET – Famous
HIATUS KAIYOTE – Fingerprints (Mo Serious Edit)
OKZHARP – Dear Ribane (Feat. Manthe)
PREFUSE 73 – Open Nerve Farewells

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TY DOLLA $IGN – Miracles/Wherever
DJ AL – Hung Up On Timmy Thomas
BIBIO – Petals
ANDERSON .PAAK – The Season / Carry Me
DJ PAYPAL – We Finally Made It (Ft. DJ Earl)
DEANTONI PARKS – Pebble
OSHI – Discombobulate
BONIKOWSKI – Why? (Human Nature Flip)

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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Can I Kick It (J Cole Remix)
TOMAS BARFOD – Used To Be (Feat. Nina K)
SNAKEHIPS – All My Friends (Feat. Tinashe And Chance The Rapper)

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C BROWN – Fine China (Jbird X Esta Remix)
AS IS AND ELVIS SUAREZ – Blasted
HENRY WU – The Anthem
JNTHN STEIN – Fyaywas
TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Already There
J. COLE – Apparently

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BUILD AN ARK – You Gotta Have Freedom (J Rocc Edit)
DJ ASPARAGUS – 100 Ways Disco Version
CHERRELLE – I Didnt Mean To Turn You On
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTA – Multi Love (20syl Remix)

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KNOWSUM – Ghost
KALI UCHIS – Loner
MAJID JORDAN – My Love (Maple Syrup’s Lighthouse Refix)
ST GERMAIN – How Dare You
CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace (Four Tet Remix)
VAN HUNT – Digi Wit
BODY SAN – Hotspot (She My Wifi)
MOONCHILD – Ill Make It Easy
JONO MCCLEERY – Ballade
DEXTER STORY – Yene Konjo (Feat. Mark De Clive-Lowe)
COLUMBIA NIGHTS – Now (Feat Diggs Duke)

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This week’s guest on the podcast is Dj and Grammy Nominated producer Twilite Tone. Man, do yourself a solid and google him! I really wanted to avoid the obvious questions of “What was it like working with Kanye West” and somehow I achieved it but it was definetly on the back of my mind. How did this one man balance producing for heavyweights and yet still maintain a connection to the streets and dj culture? Listening to this chat I found the answer, true passion for music and creativity.  Twilite Tone connects the dots on possibly one of the most interesting but productive conversations in all my podcasts. Hope you dig! And go peep his soundcloud! Some great stuff there.

Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Production Assistance by Jon Oliver.
Host: Anthony Valadez

Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!

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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Another fun show in the books filled with new gems from YunaPaul McCartneyMilosh77 Karat Gold (Japan), Oscar Key Sung (Melbourne) Lord EchoInternet + classics via The Wu Tang ClanThe DelfonicsRoger and Zapp and so much more. Also make sure to peep the boogie set tucked away in the middle of things! Hope you dig this week’s show!  While you are at it, go take a look at all the pics from KCRW listeners who sent me their snapshots of the listening environments in which they enjoy the show from. This is my fun expirment to create a visual dialogue with listeners in real time.  Go look!  From Barcelona to Algiers and in my backyard pics were sent!
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77 Karat Gold – Love
Tony Allen, Theo Parrish and Eska – Days Like This Rework
Fulgeance – The Fan (Instrumental)
Milosh – This Time
Lord Echo Digital Haircut
Jhene Aiko – From Time (Crazy Love Edit)
Wiz Khalifa – Work (Myth Sizer Remix)
Sango – Until Saturday Feat. Ta-Ku & Tracey

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Skin Town – 2nite
Oscar Key Sung – All I Could Do
Dbow – Get Involved
Stevie Wonder – Mastablasta Flip (Boyle Edit)
Wu Tang Clan – Can It All Be So Simple

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The Internet – Red Balloon
Jo Def – Tookitthurr
Jackson & His Computer Band – More
Maylee Todd – Successive Mutations
Iamnobodi – Lawd She Bad

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L’Orange & Stik Figa – Dusty Speakers
Orlandivo – Ondo Anda A Meu Amor
Systema Solar – El Amarillo
Pusha T – Numbers On The Board
Zo Aka La Chauve Souris – Be Alright
The Delfonics – La La (Means I Love You)
Zapp & Roger – Computer Love
Trishes – themefrom808

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Years & Years – You & I
Wookie – Battle (feat. Lain)
Ryan Hemsworth – Yaeko Mitamura Is Lonely
Black Milk x Akua – Puddles
Oddisee – One Thing Right

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Morgan Zarate – Kaytsu
White Water – Daylight (Domenico Torti’s Dub)
Mtume – Green light (Deep & Disco Edit)
Loose Ends – It’s All Over My Face
Lumbalu – Kumatilanye (Los Chicos Altos Remix) (feat. Andy)

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Kwes – 36
Yuna – I Want You Back
Paul McCartney – Looking At Her
Spacek – Roun Soun
IllaJ – TImeless
Derrick Hodge – Live Today (Feat. Common)
Machine Drum – Infinite Us

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Kronos Quartet w/ Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe and Stuart Bogie – Sorrow Tears + Blood
Jono McCleery – Ballade (Djrum Edit)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Worries (Feat. Dwele)
Jnerio Jarel – Let Get With It
Amp Fiddler – Unconditional Eyes
The Park – Belle

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