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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!


Bruna Mendez continues to amaze me with her latest album plus classics from Dolly Parton, Ms. Jackson, Portishead and Biggie. On the new release radar are gems from Jerry Paper, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Bad Bunny and Thee Sinseers. Also brand new Tricky! Enjoy.

Saturday, March 7th // LISTEN

McCoy Tyner – Impressions [RIP]
Bruna Mendez – Corpo Miragem
Skinshape – Sua Alma (Ft. D’Alma)
Neil Frances – Downtown
Cymande – Brothers On The Slide
Dolly Parton – Jolene
Jean Carn – My Love Don’t Come
Easy (P’s Reflections edits)
Kaytranada – 10% (ft. Kali Uchis)Janet Jackson – Alright
Luedji Luna & Moma+Guy – Banho De Folha (remix)
Mos Def – Umi Says Soul Supreme (Flipout remix)
Somni – Sometimes (ft. Harris Cole)
Holy Hive – Blue Light
Mac Miller – Hand Me Downs
Jerry Paper – Quicksand
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Traveler’s Prayer (Eu version)
Musiq (Soulchild) – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Brainstory – Beautyful Beauti
The Altons – When You Go (That’s When You’ll Know)
Chilrdren Of Zeus – Get What’s Yours
sir Was – Letter
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag
Butcher Brown – Tidal Wave
Anderson .Paak – Celebrate
Buscabulla – Vamano
Classixx – What’s Wrong With That? (Silly Love Songs rework)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 – Viramundo
Bad Bunny – Si Veo A Tu Mam
Ezra Collective – Quest For Coin
Tricky – Lonely Dancer (Anika)
The Seshen – Faster Than Before
Portishead – The Rip (Datassette remix)
Wajatta – 138
Quitapenas – Hombre Agua
Gene Lawrence – Feel Like Making Love (P’s Rehdit)



Sunday, March 8th // LISTEN

Snakehips – On & On (Kaytranada remix)
Mtume – Juicy Fruit
The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Tom Misch & Youssef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Quartette Tres Bien – Boss Tres Bien
Buscabulla – Vamono
Joca & Ciana – Breve
Fela Kuti – Colonial Mentality
Mac Miller – Woods
Surprise Chef – All News Is Good News
Amanaz – Khala My Friend
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
Teddy Pendergrass – You’re My Choice Tonight (Love Language)
Thundercat – Dragonball Durag
Thee Sinseers – Seems Like
The Temptations – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Michael Kiwanuka – Light
The Smiths – I Won’t Share You
Musiq Soulchild – Rock With You
Stevie Wonder – Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Year
Andrew Bird – Truth Lies Low
Beck – New Round
Nick Kurosawa – I’ll Come Running Back To You
Bruna Mendez – Tropical
Attitude – Love Me Tonight (Kaytranada remix)
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Kaytranada edit)
Little Dragon – Are You Feeling Sad (ft. Kali Uchis)
Yusek – The Only Reason
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
James Brown – Sex Machine (Nick Bike edit)
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint
The Paradise Bangkok Molam Internal Band – Untitled
Chaka Khan – Every Woman (Kon edit)
Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman
Cumbia Modena De Soledad – Tetero
Ozomatli – Eva
Skinshape – Sua Alma (ft. D’Alma)
Jessie Reyez – Crazy
Tricky – Lonely Dancer (Anika
Onyx Collective & Kelsey Lu – Where Or When
Dos Santos – Purisima
Butcher Brown – Tidal Wave
The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once
Holy Hive – Oh I Miss Her SoSharon Revoal – Reaching For Our Star
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33
Disclosure – Expressing What Matters
Dur Dur Band – Jaceyl Mirahiis
Jaimie Branch – Nuevo Roquero Estereo

New songs pulled from my recent KCRW set except for the Terrance Etc. cut. Peep below!


Terrance Etc. – Infinince or Infinity 

This song has been on repeat nonstop in my ear buds. From coffee runs to dog walks, on the road or while sitting in the steam room at the Y during work outs. Terrance has directed amazing videos and behind HBO’s Random Acts Of Flyness. And to hear his sonic offering has been a blessing to my ears.



DRAMA – Billy

An oldie but goodie. Got the chance to hang with them in Chicago while working on the Place In Sound podcast.  Now signed to Ghostly, we are witnessing their growth, but Billy will always have a home in my heart.


Hanni El Khatib – Stressy

With Hanni, you never know if your getting grit, soul or even something other. I love that about his music.  Wait Wait Wait still remains a favorite. This beat reminds me of 90’s Chemical Brothers. There are lots of things happening in this one song. I dig.


Thundercat – Dragonball Durag

The genius reigns supreme. Last night I played this song on KCRW and I wanted to figure out why I actually loved this song. Thundercat channels 70’s soul with 2040 lyrics. He connects worlds, but most importantly he’s having fun.


Ben Chandler – Sad Boy

Don’t know much about him, but I’m here for it!


2019 is off to a great start. New finds from Diego Raposo, Lil Simz, Clever Austin w/ Jon Bap and an exclusive from Ty Dolla $ign featuring Sounwave with Thundercat in honor of the late Mac Miller. Also the latest from James Blake, Toro Y Moi, Karen O w/ Danger Mouse + more. Hope you enjoy.


Saturday, January 19


Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Karen O & Danger Mouse
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Smooth Operator 3000 Remix)
James Blake – Mile High (Ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)
Diego Raposo – Desconocidos (Ft. Mula)
Mac Miller – Dang! (Ft. Anderson.Paak)
Mac Miller – Isn’t She Lovely (Demo)
Tom Misch – Isn’t She Lovely
Stro Elliot – The Egyptian Way
Jade Bird – I Get No Joy
Francis and the Light – May I Have This Dance (Ft. Chance the Rapper)
Bobby Hutcherson – Montara
Nao – Orbit
Childish Gambino – Sober
Yellow Days – A Little While
Little Simz – Selfish (Ft. Cleo Sol)
Beirut – Landslide
Branko – Movimento
Maggie Rogers – Say It
Roseaux – Walking On The Moon (Ft. Aloe Blacc)
Clever Austin – Blue Tongue (Ft. Jon Bap)
Sade – Lovers Rock
Gladys Knight & The Pips – If I Were Your Woman
Thomas Dybdahl – Look At What We’ve Done
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Anna (Tom Furse Remix)
Cautious Clay – Reasons
Rum.Gold – Get Through
Helado Negro – Pais Nublado
Anderson .Paak – The Bird
Thundercat & Ty Dolla $ign – Fair Chance
Monte Booker – Baby (Ft. Ravyn Lenae)
Toro Y Moi – Miss Me (Ft. Abra)
Teymori – Roy Layers
De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturday
Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Hot 8 Brass Band – Give Me The Night



Sunday, January 20


Scrimshire – All I Do (Ft. Stac)
Nao – Orbit
Teyana Taylor – Issues / Hold On
DJ Day – Steely Rushen (For The People)
Deerhunter – Death In Midsummer
Banque de France – Enquete
Randy Newman – I Love L.A.
Illa J – Home
Katalyst – Day Into Night (Ft. Stephanie McKay)
Puma Blue – Moon Undah Water
Vinyl Williams – Celestial Gold
Pedro The Lion – Sunrise
Samm Henshaw – How Does It Feel?
Dino D’Santiago – Bo Eh Babi
Angelo De Augustine – Time
D’Angelo – The Line
Jerry Paper – Everything Borrowed
Kurt Vile – (Bottle Back)
Haruomi Hosono – Close To You
Frank Ocean – Close To You
Mac DeMarco – Honey Moon
Ambar Lucid – Eyes
FKJ – Instant Need
Erykah Badu – 20 Feet Tall (Fred Simon Remix)
James Blake – Where’s The Catch (Ft. Andre 3000)
Branko – Movimento
Janet Jackson – If (Kaytranada Remix) (DJ Pump Quick)
Chrome Sparks – Be On Fire
Cesaria Evora – Angola (Bateau Ivre Rework by Pepe Bradock)
Mk. Gee – Num
Atsushi Yano – Barbital
Cherelle & Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love (King Most Redirection)
Gorgon City – Lick Shot
Anderson.Paak – Lite Weight (Ft. The Free Nationals) (Instrumental)
Cinematic Orchestra – A Caged Bird / Imitations of Life
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Monte Booker – May (Ft. Ravyn Lenae)
Kallitechnis – Sunset In Kalli
Toro Y Moi – Miss Me (Ft. Abra)
Teymori – Roy Layers
Sharon Van Etten – Stay
Majid Jordan – U
Gabriel Garzon-Montano
Hope Tala – Eden
Aphex Twin – Avril 14th
Shay Lia – Feels
Bjork – I Miss You (Remix)
Harriet Brown – Man
Prince – How Come U Don’t Calle Me Anymore
Maggie Rogers – Say It
Jonny Drop – All This Trouble
The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once
A Tribe Called Quest – Whateva Will Be
Childish Gambino – I. Flight of the Navigator
Morrissey – The Loop
Moby – Hymn

Saturday features new + current faves. Sunday is devoted to some of my favorite singles/finds + releases of 2018.

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Saturday, December 15th
Them Jeans – Linus and Dougie
Nilufer Yanya – The Florist
Rum.Gold – Get Through
Arlo Parks – Cola
Natureboy Flako – With Me Now (Ft. Dirg Gerner)
Oliver Nelson – Stolen Moments (Telefon Tel-Avi Remix)
Nancy Wilson –(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am
Mac Miller –Nothing For Nothing
Hot 8 Brass Band – Give Me The Night
George Benson – Give Me The Night (Kon Edit)
Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin
Mayra Andrade – Afeto
Jim James – What The World Needs Now Is Love
XO – Somethin’ About You
Mura Masa & Octavian – Move Me
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Bombs Away
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Jay Daniel Remix)
Maribou State – Kingdom (Ft. North Downs)
Penya –Cham Bomb (Photay Remix)
Toro Y Moi – Ordinary Pleasure
Everydayz – Secret Fire
Kankick –Afghan Is Kan (Hashish Clay)
James Blake – Don’t Miss It
Thundercat – Them Changes
Princess Nokia – Hands Up
Christian Leave – You
Interpol & Mexican Institute of Sound – Complications
Kid Koala – All For You
Durand Jones & The Indications – Don’t You Know (Ft. Aaron Frazer)
The Temptations and Diana Ross – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Amine – Invincible
Amir Obe – Famous
Jarami – Bahia
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye



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Gavin Turek – Whitney
Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle (Kutcorners Dang! Blend)
Anna Wise – Real Thing (ft. Jon Bap)
The Internet – The Beat Goes On
Bella Boo – Boyboy
Bells Atlas – I Do Remain
Tommy Guerrero – El Camino Negro
Brandon Coleman – Walk Free (Flying Lotus Remix)
Pusha T – Come Back Baby
Ezra Collective – Reason In Disguise (Ft. Jorja Smith)
The Midnight Hour – Questions (Ft. Ceelo Green)
Ambar Lucid – A Letter To My Younger Self
Children Of Zeus – No Sunshine Tomorrow (Sunset Version)
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – All For The Cash
Connan Mockasin – Con Conn Was Impatient
Nilufer Yanya – Heavyweight Champion Of The Year
James Alexander Bright – Which Way
Hope Tala – Blue
Izem – Agua Viva
Tycho – Jetty
Leon Bridges – Bad Bad News (Skratch Bastard Remix)
Theophilus London – Only You (Ft. Tame Impala)
A$AP Rocky – Sundress
Disclosure – Ultimatum (Ft. Fatoumata Diawara)
The Jack Moves – Three The Hard Way
Honne – Good Together (Jarami Remix)
The O’My’s – Nina Fresa
Kaytranada & Shay Lia – Chances
Julien Dyne – Copernicus
Mildlife – The Magnificent Moon
Yaeji – One More
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Prince – 17 Days (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
Jessie Ware – Running (Disclosure Remix)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Internet of Love
Charlotte Day Wilson – Falling Apart
Beirut – Gallipoli
Jungle – Beat 54 (Krystal Klear 12” mix)
Anderson .Paak – Tints (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)
Khruangbin – Maria Tambien
Pink Siifu – Pray Everyday (Ft. Ahwlee & Liv .E)
Skin Town – Mute
Mk. Gee – You
DJ Day – Steely Rushen (For The People Mix)
Leong Lau – That Rongeng Sound
Auntie Flo – Nobody Said It Was Easy
Peggy Gou – Han Jan
Dej Loaf & Leon Bridges – Liberated
Onyx Collective – The Manhattan Bridge

This weekend’s KCRW set has a lot of great new finds from the likes of Hope Tala, Tasha, Nicola Cruz, Werkha, Ambar Lucid + a special short Roy Hargrove tribute selection. Hope you enjoy!

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Benny Sings – Passionfruit
Homework – Whipped Cream
Hiatus Kaiyote – Breathing Underwater (DJ Spinna Galatic Soul Remix)
Cherrelle – Dub On You (Todd Terje edit)
Polo & Pan – Mexicali (Pilooski Remix)


Steve Monte – Only You
Theophilus London – Only You (Ft. Tame Impala)
Whoru – Rockwithu
Nicola Cruz – Siete
Mac Miller – What’s The Use
D’Angelo, Femi Kuti and Macy Gray – Water No Get Enemy (Ft. Roy Hargrove, Nile Rodgers, the Soultronics and Positive Force)
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint


Toro Y Moi – Freelance
Ambar Lucid – Listen
Hayden James – Embrace
Sergio Mednes – Berimbau
Quantic & Anita Tijoux – Entre Rejas
Abstract Orchestra – Accordion


Thundercat – King of the Hill (Ft. Badbadnotgood & Flying Lotus)
Dune and Crayon – So Bad
Yellow Days – The Way Things Change
Sampology – My Place (Ft. Jordan Rakei)
Fortunes – Energy
Dub Disco Band – Cosmic Disco


Whitney Houston – Fine (Lemarquis & Fab remix)
Ben Westbeech – Something For The Weekend
Day Fly – Hide me
Myron & E – Do It Do It Disco (J. Rocc re-edit)
Rhye – Feel Your Weight (Poolside remix)


Rosalia – Di Mi Nombre
Harry Belafonte – John Henry (Thornato remix)
Gabriele Poso – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Freedom – Get Up & Dance
SWV – Anything (Ft. Wu-Tang Clan)
Weslee – Sweat Dreams
Sharky – Bold As Brass
Eric lau – Slow Down


Jade Bird – Love Has All Been Done Before
Eloise – You, Dear
Massive Attack – Protection (Ft. Tracey Thorn)
Werkha – Glass Games (Ft. Byrony Jarmon-Pinto)
Emsemble Entendu – Eye of the Storm


Abjo – PYT
Deep Shoq x Miles Bonny – All One
Tom Misch – Wake Up This Day (Ft. Jordan Rakei)
Orion Sun & Mulch – Mango (Freestyle / Process)
Charlotte Day Wilson – Funeral
Munya – Des Bisous Partout
SBTRKT – Living Like I Do
Auntie Flo – Lights In The Northern Sky


Chidinma – Fall In Love
Hector Lavoe – Hacha Y Machete
Blackjoy – Love
Zacky Force Funk – El Mero Mero
Lone Airglow Fires

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Werkha – Glass Games (Ft. Byrony Jarmon-Pinto_
Pomo – Work It Out
Maxwell – No One
Res – They Say Vision
Theophilus London – Only You (Ft. Tame Impala)
Glen Larson & Stu Phillips – Night Rider (Todd Terje Edit)


Tasha – Lullaby
Hope Tala – Moontime
Jaakko Eino Kalevi – China Eddie
Bitte Please – The Lamp Is High
Jill Peacock – 3 o’clock
Labi Siffre – Bless The Telephone
Mac DeMarco – This Old Dog
Abstract Orchestra – All Caps


Massive Attack – Five Man Army
Bill Withers – Use Me
Thundercat – King of the Hill (Ft. Badbadnotgood & Flying Lotus)
Dune and Crayon – Blue Window
Mac Miller – Wings
Ambar Lucid – A Letter To My Younger Self
Eric Lau – Take Me To Brazil


Jade Bird – Love Has All Been Done Before
Benny Sings – Passionfruit
Low Leaf – Voice
The Salsoul Orchestra – It’s Good For The Soul (Walker Gibbons Disco Madness Version)
Julien Dyne – Hours (ft. Ladi6)
Flaunt Edwards – Desilu


Rosalia – Que No Salga La Luna
Pink Siifu – Pray Everyday (Ft. Ahwlee & Live)
Nonames – Passing Time (Ft. Alexa Harley)
Hayden James – No Time
Kadhja Bonet –Childqueen
Tune-Yards – Honesty (Suzi Analogue remix)


Day Fly – Magnet
Onur – Beamin’
Jose James – Ain’t No Sunshine
Yellow Days – Tired
Crue-L Grand Orchestra – Time & Days (Harvey remix)


Toro Y Moi – Freelance
Photay – Monday
Hunee – Rare Happiness
Dayme Arocena – Mambo Na’ Ma
Chicano Batman – Right Off The Back 


Repeat Pattern & Ta-Ku
Swindle – Coming Home (Ft. Kojey Radical)
Debruit & Alsarah – Khartoum
D.J. Beto Rodriquez y Su Proyecto Cumbia – La Arana (Sonidera)
Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra – Brazilian Bubble
Thalma De Freitas – Maravilhoso 


Fela Kuti – Egbe Mi O
Felivand – Recollections
El G  – Ta Tranquilo
Elusive – Rinse Cycle (Ft. Nite Jewel)
Lisa Shaw – Born To Fly
Nicola Cruz – Siete

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Here we go! Loads of new music to share from Ryan Porter on the jazz tip, Dam Funk gives The Avalanches a little pow, Towkio delivers his long awaited LP and Thundercat gets chopped and screwed.  Also new gems from Little DragonAmber OlivierJordan RakeiLakim, and Kwes. 

Stimulator Jones – La Mano
The Avalanches – Because Im Me (Dam Funk Remix)
Amber Olivier – When It’s Over
Ryan Porter – Deja Vu
God.Damn.Chan – Smoke Break
PRhyme – Era (Feat. Dave East)
Big Yuki – Eclipse (Feat. Chris Turner)


Charlotte Day Wilson – Falling Apart
Thundercat x Ron C – Them Changes (Chopnotslop Remix)
Towkio – Disco
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane Remix)


Aaron Childs – Tangerine (Channel Tres Remix)
Girls Of the Internet – When U Go
Mina – Allo
MJ x Jet Boot – You Rock My World (Edit)
Black Milk – 2 Would Try (Feat. Dwele)


Blood Orange – June 12th
Demo Taped – Insecure
Keys N Krates – Glitter (Feat. Ambre Perkins)
Oscar Key Sung – D.Y.T
Asir Leon – What It Does (J Kid Remix)


Little Dragon – Sway Daisy
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye (Dan Kye Remix)
J.D Reid – Just Know (Feat. Henry Wu and Venna)
Poppy Ajudha – Love Falls Down
Vesce – Here 2 Stat


Chrome Sparks – Still Think
Kero Kero Bonito – Cinema
Miraa May – Benji
Lakim – Nightfall
Michael Calfan – On You


Kwes. – Midori
Khruangbin – Como Me Quieres
Joey Dosik – The Night Before
Dramadigs – Fall In Love
Vesce – Call 2 Mind
Green Street – Don’t Deny It


Mankoora – Sonor Tropical
J.Kid – Call Me
DrewsThatDude – Journey
Laura Misch – Lagoon


Selebeyone – Are You In Peace?
Dimlite – Kalima Death Swamps