Omar’s been on my radar. He’s a funny and super tall dude. I figure since he just dropped his new video for Erase, I’d show him some well deserved love. As of 40 minutes ago this new video for Kickback just premiered. And in the usual Omar Apollo humor we see him having a good time with a cheeky ending. Omar can do no wrong with his song delivery and fun time video capture.
Every week I get a new batch of music and search hardcore for new music. Not sure how I came across this one from Blu DeTiger but I’m a huge fan of what happens around the 2 minute mark of this song, the horn hits and the chill vibe of this gem. Shout outs to this 20 year old creative out of NYC!
Homeboy Sandman is no over night success. Ive been long excited about the work of Homebody Sandman. I’ve seen him several times at SXSW live and am always blown away. I’m also a fan of his choice of beats to rhyme over. Far Out is my current fave from this NYC emcee. Dusty is out now. Grab it.
Again, not sure how I came across Berhana but Pomo on the beat makes this feel so familiar. Based out of ATL, Berhana collaborates with South Korea R&B vocalist Crush on this beautiful cut.
This 4 on the floor gets me moving every time. And this video is super mesmerizing. Listen to more of his work here.
Can’t get enough of his voice, his lyrics and this video! This release has been in solid rotation for some time.
Thanks to Christine Mai Nguyen for chance to talk about music discovery among other things. Peep her youtube channel tho! Muy fuego!
Played this new J Cole cut on my show last week and fell in love with it. Then I saw the video and bam! On repeat. I’m not the biggest J Cole fan but he really does surprise me with his delivery every time when you bypass the singles. Side note – Is it just me or does he channel Kendrick in the “I” vid?
Listen to these words!! Monday night KCRW favorites Majid Jordan drop this beautiful video for “A Place Like This” which explores the aftermath of heartbreak. Production on the song alone is strong but such great visuals and lyrics are really moving. Hope you dig!
Traveling across the US this year and engaging with listeners of the weekly radio show has really taught me about the power of radio. I always mention that being on at midnight makes you wonder who is listening. But talking to folks and hearing that it kicks off their week on a positive note makes it all worth it. I have heard testimonials that have choked me up. I look forward every Monday night coming into the basement with a record bag full of music I love and connecting with listeners. Hope you might join me tonight at Midnight at 89.9 FM and worldwide at KCRW.com! Become a part of the family! Tune in!
Monday night KCRW favorites Sly5thAve and Denitia strike gold with this track. Horns, keys, chill vocals and jazz drum patterns all blend for this track of the day! I need this track in my life every day just in case soundcloud crashes or goes bankrupt! Forthcoming full length entitled Akuma is on the way with a drop on Feb 11th.