Welcome back! New + recent bin finds from some of my favorites. This week we travel to Brooklyn, Tokyo, Memphis and check out a new releases from the almighty Jeff Parker. A quick reminder, these gems were all featured on last week’s KCRW set which you can listen to here!
TAKASHI YOSHIMATSU – THE AGE OF BIRDS , OP 25
Takashi is a contemporary composer and still active in music today at the age of 66. In 1974 his stylings were inspired by Pink Floyd. Currently he is into illustration and drawing. Any person that loves to doodle and utilizes heavy strings in their music is okay with me!
KOTA THE FRIEND – SATURDAY
Brooklyn’s very own Kota The Friend is a sonic blend that reminds of me Saba and the Chicago sound but with a solid twist and with his own unique styling. Saturday is a testament to him bringing something new in music today.
MULHERIN – ALL TO MYSELF
Not sure how I found about these two. Maybe on Zack Villere’s twitter feed or on Heard Well, regardless tho, Parker and Marshall connect on some solid material connecting LA and Memphis. Catch them on tour! Dates here.
JUSTICE DER – NIKES
Justice Der covers have been my soundtrack for the past 3 years. It’ my go to during my radio show during certain reflective moods. His Frank Ocean covers add depth to already deep sounds. It will be a matter of time before Justice is in the studio with sonic heavyweights and his own material reaches the masses.
JEFF PARKER – 3 FOR L
Chicago’s Jeff Parker is back with a new album on International Anthem titled Sweet for Max Brown. As usual, its nothing but hot sauce for the soul. Jeff never ceases to amaze me with his skill and precision behind the guitar.
New Jeff Parker, Tennyson, Blood Orange + the Ethiopian sounds of Hailu Mergia and the Dahlkak Band. Honorable gems from Schoolboy Q and Towkio are mixed in the set. Hope you dig + see you next Monday night!
J Rocc – Stay Fresh
Jeff Parker – Cliche
MNDSGN – Panduh
Fakear -Sheer Khan
Zilo – Ice Cream
Lion Babe – Endless Summer
Y’skid – Sucker For Love
Tennyson – All Yours
Hailu Mergia and Dahlkak Band – Minibelesh
BadBadNotGood – Lavender (Feat. Kaytranada)
Jordan Rakei – Blame It On The Youth
Disclosure – Feel Like I Do
Idris Acakamoor and The Pyramids – Whispering Tenderness
Nite Jewel – Running Out Of Time
The Avalanches – Subways
Sunni Colon – Feng Shui
Blood Orange – Desiree
Janice Whaley – Well I Wonder
The Smiths – Well I Wonder
Kutiman – 6 AM
Jon Bap – Forced
Woosta – Ripple
Benny Sings – Beach House (MNDSGN Remix)
Harrison – ImFromVirginia
Hanni El Khatib -Miracles
Remy Kay – Faint And Fickle
Nils Frahm – On Our Own Roof
Lee Bannon – Untitled 4
Artifacts – Wrong Side Of the Tracks
Ammon Contact – Earth’s Children (Feat. Mia Doi Todd)
The Roots – Distortion To Static
Sam Gellaitry – The Gateway
Jon B – They Don’t Know
Raf Rundell – By Your Side
Takuya Matsumoto – Transit Oasis Point
Todd Simon and The Angel City All Stars – Mas Que Nada
Jacques Greene – Dimensions No 9
Pete Rock and CL Smooth – T.R.O.Y
Gwilym Gold – The Root
Jeff Parker – Cliche
Schoolboy Q – Blank Faces (Feat. Anderson Paak)
Cehryl – Sway
Jeremih – Oui
Blood Orange – Thank You
Four Tet – A Lost Track that….
Denitia And Sene – Olive
Mala – Zapateo
Asaiah Ziv – Here
Towkio – Tear Drop
Miles Bonny – J Birly
Sunni Colon – Multi Colored Love
Beyond The Wizard Sleeve – Door To Tomorrow
New Jeedo, BasBadNotGood, Mala and Avalanches packed into the set. Stand outs comes from Jeff Parker and his incredible new jazz record plus a taste of the new Harrison record which is complete musical fireballs. Greg Duga out of Paris drops an emotional gem that I found on Soundcloud. Hope to see an official release on this one. Catch you back in the basement next Monday night!
NAS – The World Is Yours ANICETO MOLINA – La Faldita Atrevida (Negro Dub) NORVIS JUNIOR – Faithnosux 12 88 HARRISON – Its Okay, I Promise FAKEAR – Sheer Khan JEEDO – Buck JEFF PARKER – Cliche BADBADNOTGOOD – Speaking Gently
HARRISON – So Far From Home MALA – Cunumicta KRAFTWERK – Metropolis SUNNI COLON – Sweet Pearl BEYONCE – Sorry (Afrobeat Edit) SYLVESTER – Over And Over (12′ Inch Mix) GALA DROP – Nova (Tiago Remix)
CECI BASTIDA – Una Vez Mas SIDIKU BUARI – Music SCOOP DEVILLE – Play At Your Own Risk HERMAN KELLY – Dance To The Beat RODNEY O & JOE COOLEY – Yeah Boy THE EGYPTIAN LOVER – Egypt Egypt HERBIE HANCOCK – Ready Or Not GREG DUGA – Under The Same Flag
AMMON CONTACT – I Love You So MILES BONNY – 5 O Clock Suff (Acoustic Version) SG LEWIS – Holding Back (Feat Gallant) DOLFO ECHEVERRIA Y SU CONJUNTO – Sabroso Bacalao THE AVALANCHES – Subways
MAX GRAEF AND GLENN ASTRO – Flat Peter SILICON – God Emoji HANNI EL KHATIB – Two Brothers DEAN BLUNT AND INGA COPELAND – 11 STRO +_14KT + MARK DE CLIVE LOWE – Part One
NOAH SLEE – Rampant Wild Dree (Tall Black Guy Edit) CHICO MANN – Nobody Wants To (Feat. Kendra Morris) THE TEMPTATIONS – Just My Imagination TENSEI – Holdin On FULGEANCE – Home POMRAD – Rush Hour YUNA – Time
CLASSIXX – Whatever I Want JON BAP – Let It Happen YAW – Where Will You Be
CEZAIRE – Purple Night TRICKY – Keep Me In Your Shut (Feat. Bjork) EMANON – She Thinks