Not too many producers can remain relevant from 89 to present day. This man has certifiably done so by crafting some of the most amazing songs from my childhood and still creating some of the most progressive sounds today. FOLLOW THE NOMAD is his new project with Naz Tokio and friends who create what I consider this full fantasy gypsy sound that is rich and unique sonically.
We take it back and talk about his upbringing in Georgia as a little kid loving the sounds of KISS, Duran Duran, The Time, Prince and more. Definitely listen in as Dallas breaks down some personal stories involving his remix for Bjork and hearing her voice for the first time to studio sessions with Michael Jackson and Biggie! We also get a peak at the new EP as well a live performance with Nick Rosen and Mike Bennett
Make sure to grab his new EP entitled Follow the Nomad and catch him the band rocking The Sayers Club this Wednesday night with the entire band! It’s a unique experience that I enjoy. Hope you dig!
I’m not exactly sure how Nick Hakim appeared on my radar but I remember it was in the form of a video that made me stop everything and listen. The chords, the lyrics, the change and vibes all came from an authentic and pure place. This year folks got to see him drop 2 powerful self released EP’s and also contribute to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers series. We talk about his love for Brand Nubian to Cody ChesnuTT. Hope you dig and enjoy previous episodes here!
The amazing Sampha returns with another EP that was recorded in 2010. Pre SBTRKT and Drake, the EP is a look into crazy drums patterns, off key synths and church chords. I’m digging Rainstars and Kij but the rest are great as well. Purchase the new EP here. All proceeds to go Youth Cancer Trust.
I knew Jeedo was in town so I had to grab him and his new project Tiny Hearts for a chat about this brilliant new project featuring Tim K and Dede. One of the magical moments for me to witness was hearing the three vibe off each other while I simply stood back and narrated. There was lots of energy and hearing the three talk about the creation process was informative. You get a sense the three are on a creative high and really really enjoy working with each other. Listen to the chat and go buy the EP! Links are below. I hope you enjoy this week’s chat w/ Tiny Hearts.
The website – www.tinyhearts.net
Buy the EP – bit.ly/16bYdaC
It’s been a good month for my band LOS GIRLS. We dropped our Ep on Plug Research, became Today’s Top Tune on Morning Becomes Eclectic and now we get a remix/refix/re-direction from one of our favorite dj’s! King Most steps up to the plate with this up tempo heater which features Jason Joseph on vocals. You can hear this awesome podcast I did with Most or you can grab the original EP here. Nick Rosen and I just kinda vibes, brought in a cello, guitar, bass, mpc, shakers kick drums and hit record on this project which we are super proud of.
It was a great way to cap up a gorgeous day in LA. Since her show at the El Rey was sold out I knew my last hope would be the free in store at Amoeba. Jessie did about 4-5 songs and thankfully all the ones I loved! Her album “Devotion” has been on repeat for the past couple months including selections off her EP. But it was the Disclosure remix of Runnin that hold me sold on Ms. Ware! So great to see music lovers in the building. Big thanks to Gazoo at Amoeba for the front row access! You can also check out Jessie and the band on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Wednesday, 23rd of January during the 11 am hour on KCRW! I’ll be there! Hope you dig these pics!