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A few Mac favorites (RIP) followed by new Skin Town, Mr. Mitch, How to Dress Well, Brandon Coleman and much more. Stand out comes to us from Onyx Collective trading up with Sporting Life (Rat King) Hope you enjoy this week’s get down.

Jon Brion – Theme
Mac Miller – Come Back To Earth
Jon Bap – You Be You
Mr. Mitch – Settle
Skin Town – Mute
Travis Scott – Astrothunder
Elusive – Stranger Stuff

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How To Dress Well – Nonkilling Hunger 6
The Blazer – She
Anna Wise & Jon Bap – Nova
Brandon Coleman – Sexy
Zapp & Roger – More Bounce To The Ounce (Part 1)
EPMD – You Gots To Chill

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Mac Miller – Small Worlds
Mononeon – When the Neon Pearly Gates Open
Mocky – Keep Feelin This (Ft. Jamie Lidell)
Cobblestone Jazz – Midnight Sun

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Reighnbeau – Always Been You
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Aerosol
Skence – Airplane
Bob Moses – Enough To Believe
Mac DeMarco – Honey Moon

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Promnite – 4 Letters (Ft. Tzar)
Skence – Shut Down (Ft. Penelope Antena)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Black Snow
Baba Stiltz – Maze

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La Misanegra – Me Voy Pa Porce
Natalie Slade & Raiza Biza – Give It up
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Xxplosive
Kutcorners – The Finest (Ft. Amalia)
Yussef Dayes & Alfa Mist – Love Is The Message (Ft. Mansur Brown)

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Yves Tumor – Lifetime
Todd Simon & The Angel City All Star Brass Band – Sidama De Cali
Richard Spaven – Alfama (Ft. Jamsezoo)
Sirconcal – Jambon Mama

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RP Boo – Deep Soul
Makaya Mccraven – Ox Tales (Ft. Theon Cross, Joe Armon-Jones & Nubya Garcia)
Kadhja Bonet – Thoughts Around Tea
Peter Cottontale – Forever Always
Sam Gendel and Sam Wilkers – Boa
Onyx Collective – Space_Wars (Ft. Sporting Life)

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The Sha La Das – Carnival
Maribou State – Feel Good (Ft. Khruangbin)
Yussef Kamaal – Joint 17

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Whitney Houston  – Fine (LeMarquis & FAB Remix)
Goldbloc – Days Are Dreaming (WYLN Remix)
RGRY  – Good2U

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Adventure Time – Our Paws Applause
D’Angelo – Another Life
iZem  – Sadeo (feat. Feather)
Emanative + Four Tet  – Makondi

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Your Old Droog – Free Turkey
Kazumi Kaneda – Jazz 1 (Original)
Joey Bada$$- Born Day
SwV – Can We – HulkHodn RMX
Mt. Analogue – Synth Funk Forever
Nao  –  Adore You (feat abhi//dijon)
TODD TERJE  – Preben Goes To Acapulco (Prins Thomas remix)

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CLAP! CLAP! – Universal Modulator
Lee Bannon – Cope (The Flood)
Dot – About You (XXYYXX Cover)
Frank Ocean – At Your Best (Starro Edit)
J.Cole – Hello

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Novo Navis – Bossanovitch
Patrice Rushen X CB – Love More (Trayze Edit)
Los Kenton – Triunfare (Bogart’s Whiskey Baron Edit)
Oneness of Juju – African Rhythms
Whodini – One Love
Quantic – Painting Silhouettes (Instrumental)

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Panda Bear – Davy Jones Locker
Jill Scott – A Long Walk (Madlib Remix)
Noellus X Sly 5th Avenue – Close To You
Marjani – Gems
Tory Lanez – Henny In Hand (Fortune and Ekali Remix)
Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock (Dj Ayers Edit)

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Moses Sumney – San Fran
Debruit and Alsarah – Loulia
Black Star – Respiration
Flamingosis – One For Madlib
RJD2 – Here’s What You Left

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Machinedrum – Only 1 Way 2 Know
Soul Village – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Skin Town – Midnight Lover
Ta-Ku – Cool Out
House Shoes – Castles (Feat. Jimetta Rose)
Alexis Davis – 3

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Madlib – Speto Da Rua
Tokimonsta – Realla (Feat. Anderson.Paak

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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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Get hipped Skin Town. They have a new album that just dropped today on Time No Place and I highly suggest folks pick up this album. Saw them once live and was instantly hooked. They have been on rotation on my radio show for the past few weeks. Nick has played with Zola Jesus and Grace was into booty bounce bay area classics and some how they have managed to create some great sounds that mix soul with Nintendo/Genesis synth sounds. Get to know them. Hope you enjoy.  And peep their soundcloud!

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This one contained all my favorite heaters currently in rotation at home or in the car! The new Maylee Todd is fire! And Skin Town is generating quite the buzz with their release set to drop next week. But this Souleance track to kick off the show is fire!  Also peep Mark de Clive-Lowe kill the classic  Hot Music!  You can listen to our chat via my podcast!  Also I’m doing this experiment where I am asking listeners of the show to send me their pictures of the listening envirionment in which they are enjoying the show. See them all here! You can also download 40 plus minutes of these dj sets which I selected as some of my favorites!  Okay. Go enjoy the show!

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Souleance – Georgian Kiss
Maylee Todd – I Can’t Stand It
Suz – Ditant Sky (Don’t Say A Word)
YC The Cynic – Fall Fwd
Gene Russell – Up Up and Away
Fulgeance – Velcro
Skin Town – Midnight Lover
Tycho – Awake

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Tiny Hearts – Stay
Dj Rashad – Brighter Days
Pusha T – Sweet Serenade
Jonwayne – The Come Up Pt. 2
Flickermood – Untitled
Wookie – Battle (Feat Lain)

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The Internet – Dont’cha
Damon Bell – Ezuku (D-Bo Edit)
Rhye – Woman (Eprom Edit)
Elodie Rama – City Of Hope (20 Syl Version)
Janet Jackson – Would You Mind (Rancido’s Passport High Life Edit)

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Celia Cruz – Quimbara
Celia Cruz – La Guagua
Celia Cruz – La Vida Es Un Carnival
Hayden James – Beginnings
Denitia and Sene – Feel Better
Oscar Key Sung – Sure Thing
Four Tet – Unicorn

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Reginald Omas Mamade IV – Do You
Banks – Warm Water
Ladi6 – Ikrus (14KT Remix)
The Notorious B.I.G – 10 Crack Commandments
Mala – Como Como (Theo Parrish Remix)
Aaliyah – Rock The Boat (The Melker Project Remix)

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Raleigh Ritchie – A Moor
Fatima – Circle
Disclosure – Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)
Moomin – The Story About You

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Toro Y Moi – Harm In Change (J Boogie Edit)
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (Montefiori Remix)
Maxwell – Lifetime

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Chance The Rapper – Everything’s Good
ASAP Ferg – Hood Pop (Nina Vegas Edit)
Block Party – Obscene (Kele Remix)
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Hot Music (Extended Version)
Koreless – Lost In Tokyo (Contreau Remix)

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Hiatus Kaiyote – Rainbow Rhodes (The Stuyvesants Remix)
Darondo – Didn’t I
Build An Ark – Peace With Every Step
S3 – Don’t Stop
Atropolis – Which Way To Go? (Feat. Carol C)
Emanon – She Thinks

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