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New gems from Jesse Boykins III off his new album + Dj Sport, Statik Selektah and Roy Woods in the mix. Shout outs Rapsody (Grammy nominated) and her gem feat. K Dot. Also new Ty Segall, Poppy Ajudha, Sampa The Great, Jim James, Notwolfy and lots more. hope you dig! Catch you next Monday night!


Jesse Boykins III – Indie Girls (Ft. Kilo Kish And Little Simz)
DJ Sports – For Real For You
Flamingosis – Flight Of The Flamingo
Rapsody – Power (Ft. Kendrick Lamar And Lance Skiiiwalker)
Ephemerals – In And Out (Asta Hiroki Remix)
Statik Selektah – Harley’s Blues (The World Could Save)[Feat. Harley Harl & Francesca]
George Duke – From Dusk To Dawn


Roy Woods – Something New
Ames & Bari – Mrs. Monroe Since 1899
Thom Yorke – Guess Again
Poppy Ajudha – David’s Song (Uffe Remix)


Sampa the Great – Healing
Jaubi – A War With My Ego
Kaleem Taylor – Broken Mirrors
Notwolfy – 13 Lawnliness (Reprise)


Franko Xavier – Antes Pouco Que Nenhum
Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – Jdssy Joint
Ty Segall – Every1’s A Winner
Rahhh – Lexus Riddim
Noya Rao – Azimuth
Frank Ocean – Lovecrimes
Rhye – Taste


Jono McCleary – Ingenue
Gharbi Sadok & Georges Garzia – Lala Tibki
Theo Parrish – Music
Tomas Barfod – Grandiose
Birocratic & Flamingosis – Look Both Ways!


Nick Hakim – Farmissplease
Nuspirit Helsinki – Makoomba
Kraftwerk – The Telephone Call
Rob Roy – Sadly To Say
Jhene Aiko – While We’re Young
Children Of Zeus – I Want you


Erykah Badu – The Way To Go (Further Out Remix)
Open Mike Eagle – Legendary Iron Hood
Stimulator Jones – Need Your Body
Maylee Todd – Arby’s Combo 1


Christian Scott – Ruler Rebel (Atunde Adjuah Remix)
Silvana Estrada – La Despedida (Ft. Ciudad De Las Flores)
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Heaven and Earth
Jim James – Blue Skies
Schlachthofbronx – Slowine


Quincy Jones – If I Ever Lose This Heaven
Minnie Riperton – Baby This Love I Have
Electric Wire Hustle – Chaser


Anderson .Paak – The City
Pharaoh Sanders – You’ve Got To Have Freedom
Bob James – Take Me To The Mardi Gras
Common, Fema Kuti Roy Hargrove & Vinia Mojica – Time Travelin (A Tribute To Fela)
Black Star – Respiration (Ft. Common)
Bobby McFerrin – Taylor Made



Stevie Wonder – Loves In Need Of Love Today
Jesse Boykins III  – Molly’s Refuge (prod. AbJo)
Shangozeropoint – Ebb & Flow
Zack Sekoff – Like U
Jamie Lidell  – Runaway
Fakear – Interstellar
Mndsgn – Convert
Kaelin Ellis – Gentleman(Kaelin Ellis Trap Refix)
Esta  – By Your Side(Always)
Kassem Mosse – Workshop 19 (B3)


Picard Brothers – Goodbye and Good Luck
Les Sins – Why (Feat. Nate Salman)
Bondax – All I See (Pomo)
Flying Lotus – Masquatch (Feat. MF Doom)
Tom Misch and Carmody – So Close
Tensnake – Feel Of Love (Kaytranda Edition)
Michael Uzowuru X Vic Mensa X Donnie Trumpet – April 13


Triple O – I Know What I’m Doing
Ondatropica – 3 Reyes De La Terapia
Von Pea and The Other Guys – Time Of Your Life
Nick Hakim – The Light


Mirror Signal – 20th Century Fix
Prequel – Searching
Leyva – Wolves (Wandi Remix)
Melodiesinfonie – Hey!
Oceaan – Veritas
Dali – Heartbeat
Nate Salman – Be Alright


Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
The Roots – Thought At Work
Heavy D and The Boyz – More Bounce
The Pharcyde – 4 Better Of 4 Worse
Silk Rhodes – Reel Time
TV On The Radio – Quartz


Krs – So Close (Tom Misch Remix)
Van Hunt – Being A Girl
The Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love (Yoroku Saki Remix)
Adam Rafferty – Rock With You (Afro Brazilian Remix)


Rippy Austin – Never Say Never
Submotion Orchestra – Time Will Wait
SBTRKT – Higher (Feat. Raury)


Aloe Blacc – Mi Familia
Jazzanova – Love You And I
Liam Bailey – Sail With Ease

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Here is Episode One, the kick off to a series of conversations I had in NYC last week with some amazing artists across the creative spectrum. Jesse Boykins III has one of the coolest and smoothest voices in the game but is also a visual treat to watch on stage. He just dropped his new album entitled Love Apparatus which I finally got to finish on the plane back to LA.. It’s an amazing journey from start to finish that explores human connection with one another with an awesome sound pallet to accompany the record.  We discuss his creative process when working with producers including Machine Drum as well has his vocal studies with Bilal. Hope you dig!

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

Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!

Woke up and hit up some local breakfast than made a stop the Couch Sessions day time jump off.  Jesse Boykins III kicked things off with heavy bass and beats as he bounced across the stage going through his catalogue of songs. Hiatus Kaiyote followed with their amazing Melbourne sounds. It was great to finally see the entire band. The crowd was very much receptive.  They killed it!  This was my first time catching Cheerub from Nashville Tennessee. Techno sounds and hard 4 on the floor beats mixed with sultry vocals was nice. A blend of Prince with house.  Allen Stone from Washington stole the show with his rendition of  Bob Marley’s classic Is This Love which took everyone to church!  I was super excited to see Body Language out of NYC.  Nice heavy boogie beats with soulful vox. Amp Live of Plug Research did a little set showcasing his beats on his recently released project on Plug Reserch. Next up was Robert Glasper with special guest Erykah Badu. But that didnt happen! Only a bit of a soundcheck before cops shut it down. Badu came out tho’ and snapped pics with fans.  Okay. On to the next one! See you!

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Possibly one of my favorite videos of 2102.  Big up Jesse Boykins who just passed through LA and played a wonderful set w/ Full Crate and Mar eaerlier in the year. This time around he teams up with German producer Gora Sou. The album ‘Zulu Guru’ will be released 5 November via Ninja Tune.