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Back with some favorites sitting in the record shelves at the Casa del Vala. Hope you and yours are safe and these mixes can help you through uncertain times.


Vala FM: Sounds For Plant Lovers
Episode 009

VBND – Trying To Forget
Overmono – Quadraluv
Reyna Tropical – Oro
Unlisted: I Wanna Listen to Frank Ocean with u 5 Million Times
808 State – Pacific 202
Eli Escobar – The Music
Ivan Ave – Triple Double Love
Gene Russell – Up Up And Away
Buena Vista Social Club – Black Chicken 37
Lil Silva – Always Wonder (feat Cautious Clay)
Meernaa – 10/9
Nancy Wilson – You Don’t Know How Glad I Am
Flako – Wolkenlos
Nicola Cruz – Rio Branco
Please Wait, Ta-Ku and Matt Mcwaters – Cold
The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands
Uphigh Collective – Blend (Feat. Delvis)
Nu Guinea – Nova Napoli
Aroop Roy – Flecha De Fogo



All sorts of new goods from LA’s Def Sound, Nadastrom, Crazu P, Coco O of Quadron, The Weeknd + a classics slipped into the mix. How incredible is this Stevie covering MJ’s “I Can’t Help It” (although as written by Stevie himself) plus international flavor out of Brazil, Paris and a special vinyl selection of Africa vinyl gems as found in the KCRW library. Hope you dig!

Unno – Narrow
Fitzroy – Love (Feat Chris McClenney)
Roman Gianarthur – No Surprises (Feat. Janelle Monae)
Mo Kolours – Orphan’s Lament
Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle (Hot 16 Remix)
Battles – Cacio E Pepe
Paraiso – Filhas De Oxum (Mudds Remix)


Stevie Wonder – I Can’t Help It (Studio Version)
Tisme – Melange
Rodriguez – Sugar Man
Nadastrom – Medium Ribeye
Sonzeira – Aquarela Do Brasil (Mark E Remix)
E Rule – Listen Up
A Bossa Electrica – Sob A Luz Do Sol
Billy Brooks – Forty Days


Sonora Dinamita – Eco En Stereo
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland – 11
The Fugees – Fugee La (Mike N Sabro Remix)
Crazy P – Cruel Mistress (Ron Basejam Remix)
Horixon – Colours (Feat. Else Born)
Lauren Guy w. Harry Wolfman – The Schrew


Ryan Hemsworth w/ Lucas – Angel
Tajan X FWDLSXSH – Beautiful
Ravynlenae – Mr. Sun
Gallant – Weight In Gold  (Ekali Remix)
J. Cole – Apparently


Def Sound – I Need You To Know
Coco O – Hardest Thing
Porter Robinson – Sea Of Voices (Galimatias Remix)
Soopacrzy – The Struggle
Vanilla – Nana
Abhi // Dijon -Wait (Sango’s Seattle Rain Mix)


The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
Penthouse Penthouse – 69 Camaro (Chicongo Remix)
Eddie Kendricks – My People, Hold On
Toro Y Moi – 2 Late (Feat. Kool AD)


Radio Freedom – The Year Of Woman
Osibisa – The Coffee Song
Dr. Orlando Owoh – Asotto Aiye
Orchestre Super Moth – Salt Of the Earth
Sly 5th Ave – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Untitled – With Out Love (Roane Naumuh Edit)
Susan Cadogan – Juicy Fruit
Subsuelo – El Viejo Boombap


Ammon Contact
Azymuth – Aurora (4 Hero Remix)


New Slum Village, Tame Impala, Lianne La Havas X Tom Misch, WizkidT X Drake and how about that Fitzroy X Beyonce rework? Rudimental is back and Midas Htuch is on the remix. Also new gems from Your Old Droog, LA Priest, Gossamer and then we end things with some hometown love for Thundercat and Kamasi Washington. Hope you enjoy! Catch you next week in the basement.


Anilza Leoni – Balumba
C.K Mann and His Carousel 8 – Asafo Beesuon
Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
Rudimental – Rumor Mill (Midas Hutch Remix)
Freddie Gibbs X Madlib – Shame (V E S A Edit)
Fitzroy – DRNKNLV
Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do (Tom Misch Remix)
Slum Village – Where We Come From
Cerrone – Music Of Life


Marvin Gaye – Where Are We Going?
Wizkid – Ojuelegba Remix (Feat. Drake + Skepta)
Elliott Smith – Speed Trials
Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game (Nehzuili Remix)
Mocky – Time Inflation (Message To R2)
GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freaks)


Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Be Like This (Kon X Flaunt Edwards Edit)
Jamie XX – Loud Places (Island Riot Edit)
Pigeon John – Passion


Your Old Droog – Wave Rider
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Necessary Evil
J Dilla – My People (DJ A1 House Break)
Bob James – Westchester Lady
Ta-Ku – Outasight
Disclosure – Omen (Feat. Sam Smith)
Stevie Wonder – Soul Train (Vibe Conductor’s Edit)
Sly5thAve + Club Casa Chamber Orchestra – Uptown Funk


Daryl Douglas – Love To The World (Kon Edit)
Hayden – Unaware
Own Thiele X Zack Sekoff – Walk
Jungle – Time (Darius Remix)
Honne – The Night
Amel Larrieux – For Real (Dusty Handclap Remix)
Gila Monsta – Mud AF


Roy Davis Jr. – Gabirel (Feat. Peven Everett)
Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free
The Dynamics – The Creator Has a Master Plan
Gaelle – Falling
LA Priest – Party Zute


Wilco – Impossible Germany
Goapele – Closer
Nao – Adore You (Feat. Abhi Dijon)
De La Soul – Buddy (Feat. A Tribe Called Quest)
Dornik – Drive (BadBadNotGood Edit)
Bilal – Holding It Back (Feat. Kimbra)


Alabama Shakes – Sound and Color
Izem – Agua Viva (Feat. Nina Miranda)
Bomba Estereo – Mar (Lo Que Siento)
Leon Bridges – Shine


Gossamer – 3d Relief
Thundercat – Lone Wold and Cub
Kamasi Washington – Askim


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This is amazing! I came across this great promo clip provided by Guinness which was shot sometime between 2013-2014. These gentleman, despite all the conflict in the region, break out their threads and keep their spirits high. The short clip reminded me a bit of the 80’s doc “Paris is Burning“. Despite their circumstances, the rise and create unity through fashion. Peep!


Republic of the Congo - Pointe Noire