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If I could explain the new power of the new Frank Ocean record I would compare it to an early Harmony Korine flick. So powerful I had to sneak in two back to back cuts. Also peep the new cuts from Tek.Lun, SG Lewis, Sango, Kenny Segal and hometown favorites, Jimetta Rose and Rob Roy! And yes, I managed to mix in some Keith Sweat. Why not!? Catch you next Monday night!

Tek.Lun – WunTooTri
Cypress Hill – Real Estate
Sales – Renee
SG Lewis – Meant To Be
MNDSGN – Meant To Be
Sorceress – Teacups
Sango – Eu Te Devoro


Parlament – Tear The Roof Off The Sucker
Mighty Ryders X Zhane – Evil Vibrations x Mr Dj Blend
Afrika Bambaataa – Looking For The Perfect Beat
Eric B and Rakim – Know The Ledge


TOBACCO – Lets Get worn Away
Jimetta Rose – Rhythm Of Life
Tom Misch – Artist
Bacao Rhythm And Steel Band x Soul II Soul – Back To Life
Homeboy Sandman – Keep It Real
Kenny Segal – Afternoon Hangs w/ Carmack, Elos and Driver


Frank Ocean – Good Guy
Black Atlaas – Summer Time
Jamie Lidell – Walk Right Back (BASECAMP REMIX)
Jason Nolan – Opals and Banonos
Madman Jaga -Hankuri
Tay Sean – Space Madness

Sampology –  Thicker Than Water (Feat. Tiana Khasi)
Ekany – Saucin
Labi Siffre – Bless The Telephone
JMSN – The One (STWO Remix)
K. FLAY – Dreamers


A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out
The Charmels – As Long As Ive Got You
Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M
MNDSGN – Use Ya Mind


Michael Jackson – Lady In My Life
The Stylistics – You Are Everything
Keith Sweat – How Deep Is Your Love?
Dj Earl – Let’s Work
Brasstracks – Melanin Man (Feat. Masego)
Gwen McCrae – 90% Hanging Out (Jim Sharp Edit)


Jimetta Rose – Catch A Vibe
Falcons And Two Fresh Girls – Bad Gal
Fela Ransome Kuti and The Africa 70 – Who’re You?


Gold Panda – Reprise (T Hemmingway Edit)
Kaytranda – All We Do (Feat. JMSN)
Quincy McCary – Black Diamond Lady
Soft Glas – Somewhere
Sampa The Great – Wonderland
Rob Roy – Vanish In Our Sleep

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Brooklyn by way of Austin composer/producer swings through and talks about touring with Prince, jazz inspirations and the process behind his current 7′ inch compositions that are a dj’s true secret weapon. His reworkings of Kendrick Lamar’s “Kill My Vibe” and Bruno Mar’s “Uptown Funk” are horns galore with a touch not too many can pull of.


New Madlib with Future Islands frontman Samuel Herring, La Grima out of LA + Lucien on the remix for the Alessia Cara hit of “Here”. Be on the look out for Dornik’s forthcoming LP. We get a taste of his new single “Stand In Your Line” but newness from Fresh Selects, K-OS, Tame Impala and Mocky.  Enjoy!


Statik Selektah – Beautiful Life (Feat. Action Bronson + Joey Badass
Madlib – Trouble Loves Me (Feat. Samuel Herring of Future Islands)
Wizkid – Ojuelegba
Karin Krog – Meaning Of Love (Hebert Remix)
La Grima – Lithium (Feat. Jimetta Rose)
Jack J – Thirstin’
80’s Babies – Where Is The Love (Yusef Rumberfield)


Alessia Cara – Here (Lucien Remix)
Carlos – Satisfacado (Cool Edit)
Thundercat – Lone Wolf And Cub
Jaime XX – Gosh
Honee – The Night
The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes


Jessy Lanza w/ Dj Spinn – You Never Know Your Love (Tek Life Remix)
SIR – The Bullet And The Gun (S/O Fresh Selects!)
Jose James – All Over Your Body (Oddisee Edit)
Dornik – Stand In Your Line
Kaytranada – Return Of The Mac (Edit)
Felix LaBand – The Savage Bush Hotel


J. Cole – Villuminati
Klyne – Paralyzed
Masego X Medasin – Sego Hotline
Hunee – Rare Happiness
Oh Wonder! – Lose It (Jerry Folk Edit)


Jack Garratt – Synthesia Pt. 1
K-OS  –  Crucify
Portishead – Mysterions
Hudson Mohwake – Deepspace (Feat. Miguel)
The Internet – Go With It (feat. Vic Mensa)
Neve Neve – The Man With The Child In His Eyes


Chet Faker – Bend
Jesus – Warm Hennessy
O.rka X Low Earth Orbit – Cruitne
Platnum – Greatest
Savon – Never Forget
JMSN – Addicted


BadBadNotGood – Confession
Donny Hathaway – Still Friends
Yesterday’s New Quintet – Life’s Angles
Gray – Cut It Up High Priest
Nobody – The All Golden Fronts


Tame Impala – The Moment
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Mocky – Soulful Beat
Zap Mama – Yelling Away
Rockers HiFi – Now I Deliver


Alabama Shakes – Over My Head
Kamasi Washington – The Next Step


Omid is one of my first guest’s that I had on back when I had a radio show over at KCSN in 03. 12 years later we bring it in full circle and he’s still hard at work with his recent release entitled “Modern Persian Speech Sounds” which I play on my KCRW show. But one of the other reasons I wanted to bring in Omid on the podcast was for him to share his knowledge of Los Angeles’s musical landscape dating back to the late 90’s.

He too was a kid who loved taping radio programs including Michael Mixxin Moor, Mike Nardone and Rob One of the Fly ID show. We also speaks fondly of his days venturing to The Good Life and Project Blowed. He also speaks of his role as Music Supervisor on the recent Good Life documentary which was directed by Ava DuVernay. And little did I know she was an emcee at The Good Life!

** Also as a bonus, Omid crafts a special mix for this episode which includes some unreleased material as well as personal favorites. And it’s got some heaters! Im super proud of this episode! Also make sure to stay up to date with his work via his souncloud page.  Hope you enjoy this week’s episode!

I finally got this brother into the studio! Cazal reached out to me and sent me a batch of remixes and beats that blew my mind. His ability to bridge different genres and sounds together is effortless. Listen in as we discuss his creative journey and process in crafting his sounds. Also big thanks to Cazal for the special mix you can hear at the wrap of our convo.

Joining us is Zack Sekoff on co-hosting duties and has been on this podcast previously. He is currently wrapping up his first year of studies at Yale in addition to having worked with the likes of Def Sound, Thundercat and more. Also make sure to check out his podcast, Mass Minimal!


Got to link with Seattle’s Odesza who all my friends were raving about with their electronic sounds and dance floor beats. My knowledge was very little regarding this duo however I instantly became a fan upon my research for this podcast! We talk about inspiration, production and touring. Hope you dig! And makes sure to check out their soundcloud page for some goodies!

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

Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!


Fresh off the heels of his brand new release entitled Early RiserTaylor Mcferrin breaks down his creative process and discusses his life and influences in music. He also breaks down what it’s like to team up with LA’s Brainfeeder label during recording and touring across the world. We also touch on the impact and loss of Austin Peralta. Make sure to pick up his new album! It’s on rotation Monday nights on KCRW and also I had to mention it on my latest session on WBUR’s Here And Now. Go grab that album! Hope you dig the chat!

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

Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!

Made the trek out to New Mexico and linked up with producer GB. I have been a fan of his work since his Soundtrack for Sunrise release on Sound In Color in late 2004. At the time I was doing radio over at KCSN and was a resident at Templebar. This was pre social media and more of a word of mouth era.  What made GB stand out was the maturity of his sound and also there was truly nothing like it  coming out of LA from anyone his age.  It was timeless but seemed to be crafted from the hands of an elder who appreciated the past ad blended with the future. Big thanks to GB for welcoming me into his home and sharing knowledge. Hope you dig!

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I came across this band one day and was instantly drawn to their sound. I found a link to their music and was like “what is this?”. The link contained auto insurance skits, brilliant songs and beats. It was a journey. I could sense this talented duo simply just had a great sense of humor. The minute they stepped into the basement for this chat it was all laughs and it began to make sense. The two met at a wedding and.. well.. Just listen for absolute hilarity.  Hope you dig this week’s chat! I did! Make sure to check out more of their sounds or follow em on twitter.

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This week’s guest on the podcast is an artist who has been sending me nonstop heat for the past month or so. I think what instantly grabbed me was his ability to play straight instruments and create these great sonic textures over beats. It was unique and just the right flavor for my radio show. For the past couple of podcasts I had chatted with Grammy winners, movers and shakers but I wanted to shed more light on artists who are grinding to get a foot in the door. GDNA is one of those artists who openly discusses he barriers of being recognized for his work but now it’s paying off. I hope you listening to this chat as much as I enjoyed recording it.

Get familiar with his music on his sound cloud page or twitter.

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Kae sent this over my way from Italy via email and I instantly fell in love with this video. After more exploring of her links I began to fall in love with her sounds! Let me know what you think! And Mister Bibal is no stranger! I got to meet him in Paris a few years back as he and his crew took me all over to the cool boutiques and record shops. Great to see him and Myth Sizer hard at work!  But back to Kae’s cool vocals! Go purchase that new project of hers when it drops on November 12th.  She passed it my way so make sure to tune in this Monday to hear some cool tracks on my radio show. You can peep last week’s episode in the mean time! 


New J Rocc w/ M.E.D, Four Tet reworking JT, Grey Reverend and his amazing sounds forthcoming on Ninja Tune plus new Sango! All new heat! Im also digging this new Soia off Recordbreakin! Lots of jazz inspired sounds via Nenah Cherry, Geraldo FrisinaCro Magnon and much more. Dont forget you download the first set!


Nina Simone – Baltimore (Live Version)
Jimi Tenor – Dance Of The Planets
Oscar Key Sung – Sure Thing
JT – Suit And Tie (Four Tet Remix)
Geraldo Frisina – Tokyo’s Dream
Mitsu The Beats – Let Go (Feat. Takumi Kaneko)
Grey Reverend – Nightingale
MC Melodee – Think Twice
Dirg Gerner – Window
Buscrates – Cut Out The Lights (Funkee Drummer)
Soia – Kazimba


Dj Okawari – Coffee Break
Yassiin Bey – No Hay Nada Mas
Nenah Cherry And The Thing – Dream Baby Dream
Insightful – Feeling Quite Large
The Flaming Lips – In The Morning Of Magicians
Dj Rashad and DJ Spinn – Brighter Dayz
Denaun Porter – Dutch Master Roland
Cro Magnon – Never Can Say Goodbye


Anthony Valadez – Introspective Rap Mix (Download here)


Stwo – Anna
Max Graef and Muff Deep – Am Fenster
Marelena Shaw – Woman Of The Ghetto
Sango – Trust Me
Equator Klub – If I Ever Fall In Love
Tall Black Guy – The Motor Is Running
Morpheground – Window Seat
Wings – Let Em In


Tony Allen and Theo Parrish – Day Like This
The Delegation – Oh Honey
J Rocc and M.E.D are Axel F – The Set
Elaquent – The Official


A Bossa Electrica – Nucleo Urbano
Starship Connection – We Can Go All Night
Dizzy Gillespie – Unicorn
Banks – Warm Water (Snakeships Remix)
Juan Laya, Jorge Montiel and Andre Espeut – Let It Go
Bosq – Pacienda De Jo Feat. Tita Lima


Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Demo Version)
Sampha – With Out
Jacranda Music – Let You Go (Baron Retif Remix)
Nobody – Pentwater
Bird – The Whole World Knows
Siouxie And The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Madlib – Young Warrior (Remix Edit)


Mistu The Beats – Marinheiro
Johnny Osbourne – Ice Cream Cumbia Remix
Nas – The World Is Yours


The Stepkids – Track 7
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Blackbird
Los Girls – On My Mind

Last weekend Allen (Plug Research) and I took a road trip up to the Bay area to shoot this new video for Shortcircles new single. I grabbed the camera, packed my bag and hit the road for a couple of days. It was cool to see the Shortcircle studio in the heart of east Oakland. Im in the process of finalizing my next record so it’s always interesting to see how other folks produce and create sounds.  I also took some snap shots while up north. Can’t wait to share the new video. Just finished the editing yesterday. New Shortcircles drops July 2nd!

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Seriously! What is in the water in the land below? Electric Wire Hustle! Fat Freddy’s Drop! Hiatus Kaiyote! I just came across this gem from LADI6. Taken from her forthcoming album! Looking forward to hearing the rest.