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New Spacek, The Stepbrothers (Alchemist and Evidence), Kele of Bloc Party, Cibo MattoSharon Jones + some great remixes and edits form this past Monday night’s KCRW session! Classics from El Grand Combo de Puerto Rico, Marvin and Elliot Smith mixed into the sets. Also featured is this Made In Heights cut who are recent guests on my podcast. Big thanks to all the listeners who kept me company while on the turntables. Hope you dig!


Debruit and Alsarah – lhalim (Suite)
Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty (Louis Futton Remix)
Beat Spacek – Alone In The Sun
Falcons – Falcons Eye (Reprise)
The Stepbrothers – Stepmasters
Question – Una Nota
Sango – Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Stwo Edit)
Outkast – Prototype (staRo Edit)
Beyonce – Drunk In Love (Lemi Vice and Action Jackson Edit)
Sampha – Too Much (Insightful Remix)
Sly5thAve – Deme (Feat. Denitia)
Osulande – Everything In It’s Right Place (Feat. Erro)
Fulgeance – The Fan (Instrumental)


Major Lazer – Where I Come From (Get Free Rhythm)
Joey Bada$$ – Unorthodox (Feat. Dj Premier)
Made In Heights – Mantis
Jim-E-Stacks – Come Between
Kele Okereke – Get Up
Toro Y Moi – Rose Quartz
Leatherette – After Dawn
Pharaoh Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom


Sharon Jones + Dap Kinds – Making up and Breaking Up
J Mitchell – Rapture
Res – Ice King
Toires – Santi (Feat. Natasha Atlas)
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
Harry Belefonte – John Henry (Thornato Remix)
Billy Hoyle – Can’t De Xango Pt 1
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico – Se Me Fue
7 Days of Funk – Feels So good
Chranjit Singh – Raga Bairagi
King Britt and Grand Agent – Stay Free
Modo Solar – Natural (Patchworks Remix)
Marvin Gaye – After The Dance


Gerry Reid – Been A Lot Places Seen A Lot Of Faces
Disclosure – Defeated No More
Stateless – Bloodstream
Entreloupe – For Real
Conan Mockasin – I’m The Man That Will Find You
Vincent Paolo – Idle Hands
The Weeknd – What You Need
Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi
Munchi – Madre No Llores


Red The Man – I Should Tell Your Mama On You
Dotmatic – The Night On fire
Blackmonk – It’ Aint Easy
Lorett Fleur – Your Best Friend
Anthony Valadez – Go (Feat. Wendisue and Lil Sci)
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Demo 7′ Version)


Cibo Matto – Deja Vu
Prince – Crazy For You
Lord Echo – Street Knowledge
Daedelus – Flat Faded
Ryan Hemsworth – Yaeko Mitamura Is Lonely
Sebastien Tellier – Coco


Elliot Smith – Waltz # 2
Tiny Hearts – Calling
Belleruche – Wasted Time (Ross PTH Remix)
Darkside – Golden Arrow

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Here is my second installment of WHAT I’M DIGGIN, my weekly installment of trolling the blogs and sites and blending into a blog post to save you time. I’m not a fashion head (and far from it). I prefer to wake up, throw on whatever is comfy and walk the dog but I think that’s kind of the common theme here.


I had the honor of visiting Pigalle in 2011 while doing some dj dates in Europe. I fell in love with this shop. It had a sense of LA’s Fairfax district. A group of local musicians and producers dragged me to this spot and the vibes were just right. Pigalle has hosted some wildness including a live set from Dead Prez. These kids have captured the LA/NY street wear aesthetic but on their own terms. Cool folks and glad to see them doing it!


Nick Wooster is the kind of dude I want to be when I grow much older in my skin. The stache, the cut, the military inspired attire. At 51 he still has a young spirit and articulates his vision to much youthful audience. I’ve been trolling his videos and secretly in the morning they kind of inspire my attire for the day.


This one is killing two birds with one stone. If you have listened to my radio show late last year odds are you might have heard a lot of Joey Bada$$. One of my favorite video directors Vashtie teamed up with him and shot a video for the track Waves. This “making of” video could have easily been another video for another song. What I love about Joey is his ability to bridge the golden era with the second golden era of today! Back to Vashtie! Did I mention she actually got to design her own Jordan sneaker?!

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! 

I’ve had this record in rotation for a minute and its in the record bag for tonight’s session at midnight.  Not sure If Im dropping this cut of the Sami K joint but some Dandy Teru will be in play tonight. Dandy hails from France and also hosts his Laid Back Radio program. And make sure to check out his cool site while your at it!  In the mean time peep this cool video feat. Quiet Dawn!


I had this record sitting in the pile of new music and just opened the package and bam! New Meshell, Souljazz Orchestra, and Larry Graham feat. Prince! Looks like I might have to spend the day listening to these great new releases.  But today is all Meshell covering Nina. I heard a teaser of “To Be Young, Gifet and Black” featuring Cody ChesnuTT and could not wait to hear
the rest of the album. The opening track is Nina’s “Please Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood” which Meshell covers gracefully from start to finish.  The album maintains an over all soothing and chill pace of acoustic guitars and balance harmonies that do absolute justice to the legacy and sounds of Nina Simone.

“Feeling Good” does a great job of working it’s way into your soul though. Meshell works her haunting layered harmonies into this Nina classic.  This is the perfect album to say goodbye to the Summer and welcome Fall. The album features Lizz Wright, Sinead O’Connor, Valerie June, Tracy Wannomae and Toshi Reagon.  The full length drops October 8th on Naive.