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New playlist is up from last Monday night’s session. New work from Stones Throw artists including Karriem Riggins, NX Worries and Gabriel Garza Montano! Also in the mix is new material from Denitia and Sene who continue to push musical boundaries. Go grab that album if you get a chance.  D.R.A.M is still in rotation plus heaviness courtesy of Duke High mixed into the set as well. Also good to hear Gucci Mane team up with Common and Pusha T on this new remix for Black America Again! Okay Im out! See you next Monday night!


FFX – Prog
Uffe – I Can Show High
Reginald Omas Marode IV
Karriem Riggins – Bahia Dreaming
NX Worries – Best One
Stimulator Jones – Soon Never Came Home


Dexter Story – Veggie Wondem Combo (Ras G Remix)
Common – Black America Again (Feat. Gucci Mane + Pusha T)
Denitia And Sene – Too Far
Chiqualito – Rumba Africana
Havan Cultura Band – Havana Cool Out (ROMIV Remix)
Duke High – Green Leaf


Seu Jorge – Life On Mars
Seekae – Turbine Blue (Swindail Remix)
Gallant – Borderline (Feat. James Flauntroy Remix) Pat Lok Remix
Gabriel Garzon Montano – Sour Mango
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Nick Hakim – I Bet She Looks Like You (Live Version)
Frank Ocean – Godspeed


Romare – Who To Love?
Henry Wu and Tito Won – Andre The Giant Vs Bob Sapp
D.R.A.M – Outta Sight
Jim James – True Nature
Basecamp – In Stone (Photay Remix)
Tycho – Division (Kaitlyn Smith Remix)
Guts – Nowhere


Kahdhja Bonet – Gramma Honey
Gil Scott Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Hector Pilmmer – Tomorrow


Kate Tempest – Europe Is Lost
Ash Walker – Step Into My Spaceship
Flaunt Edwards -You Got The Power (Flaunt Edwards Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Mobious
Alfa Mist – Hopeful (Jordan Rakei)


Kenio Craqnuques – Stmilgenmauve
Tall Black Guy – I Will Never Know (Feat. Moonchild)


Lee Fields – Wish You Were Here
UNNO – Sirens
Willie Tee – Teasing You Again
Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman


Arthur Verocai – Aaronjos E Composicoes
StarRo – Making Love

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All sorts of new goods from LA’s Def Sound, Nadastrom, Crazu P, Coco O of Quadron, The Weeknd + a classics slipped into the mix. How incredible is this Stevie covering MJ’s “I Can’t Help It” (although as written by Stevie himself) plus international flavor out of Brazil, Paris and a special vinyl selection of Africa vinyl gems as found in the KCRW library. Hope you dig!

Unno – Narrow
Fitzroy – Love (Feat Chris McClenney)
Roman Gianarthur – No Surprises (Feat. Janelle Monae)
Mo Kolours – Orphan’s Lament
Janet Jackson – Pleasure Principle (Hot 16 Remix)
Battles – Cacio E Pepe
Paraiso – Filhas De Oxum (Mudds Remix)


Stevie Wonder – I Can’t Help It (Studio Version)
Tisme – Melange
Rodriguez – Sugar Man
Nadastrom – Medium Ribeye
Sonzeira – Aquarela Do Brasil (Mark E Remix)
E Rule – Listen Up
A Bossa Electrica – Sob A Luz Do Sol
Billy Brooks – Forty Days


Sonora Dinamita – Eco En Stereo
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland – 11
The Fugees – Fugee La (Mike N Sabro Remix)
Crazy P – Cruel Mistress (Ron Basejam Remix)
Horixon – Colours (Feat. Else Born)
Lauren Guy w. Harry Wolfman – The Schrew


Ryan Hemsworth w/ Lucas – Angel
Tajan X FWDLSXSH – Beautiful
Ravynlenae – Mr. Sun
Gallant – Weight In Gold  (Ekali Remix)
J. Cole – Apparently


Def Sound – I Need You To Know
Coco O – Hardest Thing
Porter Robinson – Sea Of Voices (Galimatias Remix)
Soopacrzy – The Struggle
Vanilla – Nana
Abhi // Dijon -Wait (Sango’s Seattle Rain Mix)


The Weeknd – Tell Your Friends
Penthouse Penthouse – 69 Camaro (Chicongo Remix)
Eddie Kendricks – My People, Hold On
Toro Y Moi – 2 Late (Feat. Kool AD)


Radio Freedom – The Year Of Woman
Osibisa – The Coffee Song
Dr. Orlando Owoh – Asotto Aiye
Orchestre Super Moth – Salt Of the Earth
Sly 5th Ave – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Untitled – With Out Love (Roane Naumuh Edit)
Susan Cadogan – Juicy Fruit
Subsuelo – El Viejo Boombap


Ammon Contact
Azymuth – Aurora (4 Hero Remix)

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!

There is no real way to describe this man’s music other than to insert the words “genuine, authentic and talent” into the fold. Maybe even genius! I got hip to a Mocky cut and then my pal Nick Rosen connected me with him and the rest is history. While prepping for this podcast I downloaded a bunch of older tracks of his and was just amazed at the various directions this man can go. He has a new “Mocktape” set to drop on the 17th and I encourage you to grab it when it drops. It should be noted, today’s guest co-host is Nick Rosen who is also my bandmate in our side project entitled Los Girls. Mocky brought along the very talented and amazing Joey Dosik for a live performance with all 3 on various instruments. Hope you enjoy! This one was super fun + totally in the moment magical.




This week’s show is easily one of my faves! New Mo Kolours, Hanni El Khatib, Mura Masa, J Rocc X Art Blakey, Beat Spacek plus Flamingosis continues to blow me away with these edits and cuts. Also worth noting is this Phony PPL edit by Jon Reyes and new Fourt Tet under the moniker of Percussions. Hope you enjoy!   

*( If you are in Oakland or the Bay, I’ll be at The RockSteady this Thursday night w/ King Most! Swing through! Would love to see you! Details here.)


Mo Kolours – How I  (Rhythm Love Affair)
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You -Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Re-work
Phony PPL – Why iii Love The Moon (JON REYES EDIT)
SiR Oj  – Directions (Feat. Cody ChesnuTT)
Hanni El Khatib – Two Brothers
Darius – Maliblue


Nine- Whatcha Want (Es-K Loupp Remix)
Swamillion – Caffe
Joey Pecoraro – Toy Houses
Jay Dee – A Way Wit The Homiez (Instrumental)
Mura Masa – I Bought My GF Omega Ruby
Art Blakey – Stretching (J Rocc Edit) Buckshot – Follow Me
Flamingosis – Macross


Bahamadia – UKNOWHOWWEDO (Orion Remix)
N/A – Falling
Ponderosa Twins Plus One – Bound
Mr Oizo – Postif (MAsayyoshi Imori Remix)
Ta-Ku – I Love Beyonce


Beat Spacek – Gotta Get Some Music
Frank Ocean – Thinking Bout You (Flamingosis Edit)
Souleance – Discocaine
Percussions (aka Four Tet) – KHLHI
Buyepongo – Maestros (Captain Planet and Canyon Cody Edit)


William DeVaughn – Be Thankful (FKJ Edit)
Abhi Dijon – Distant Love (Chris McClenney Remix)
Mnek – Wrote A Song About You (Leo Kalyan Remix)
Silk Rhodes – Face 2 Face (Camino’s Summer Night Remix)
Janet Jackson – Would You Mind (Rancido’s Passport Hi Life Edit)


Blackalicious – Make U Feel That Way
D’Angelo – Back To The Future (Pt 1)
Hiatus Kaiyote – Sphinx Gate (LIVE Session at REVOLT)
XXYYXX – About You (Flamingosis)


Joey Bada$$ – Save the Children
N/A – What A Woman Feels (Edit)
Elhae – Halfway Love
Lauren Faith –   Love Eyes (Nick Stphn Edit)
Chaka Kon  – Every Woman (Kon Edit)
Dewy Sinatra – I need Love
Râ Râ De Léogane  – Gadé Moune Yo (dj Khalab rework)


Quantic  Duvido (feat. Pongo Love) Shigeto Remix)
Nina Simone  – Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter (Paul Nice Edit)
Jeremih  – Chillin (Jaw Jam Edit)
TK Kayembe  – Song For My Mother
El Tareeq  – Tout Seul Ensemble
Frank Liin  – Sleep Walker
Frank Liin  – Wt Washing
LIttle Dragon  – Twice (Marco Polo Edit)


Moses Sumney – Mumblin’
Bjork – Atom Dance

Since 2009 this band has had my attention. With the release of their self titled debut, Electric Wire Hustle had held my attention. I still pop in that record which stands against the test of time and hits hard. Fast forward to 2014 where Mara TK and Tay drop Love Can Prevail which instantly sounds nothing like the debut but in a very good way. It’s a new sound and a new direction with that timeless soul that only EWH can execute.

The band dropped by the HQ and dropped knowledge on the creative process as well as paying homage and giving love the source of their sound stateside. We were in absolute post party mode and the vibe was just ride and a full on celebration. Hope you enjoy!


I’m so excited that this party is coming to Los Angeles this Saturday! I had the honor of dj’ing the last one up in the Bay and seriously enjoyed all the vibes. Peep the snapshots below from the previous jump off. I would love to see you at the LA edition this Sunday.  Come one. Come all. No matter where you are in the country, Mixologi once again brings you an event you won’t want to miss! RSVP FOR FREE ENTRANCE by clicking “going” or email names to


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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!

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Excited to open for the amazing Alfredo Rodriguez Trio! I heard his amazing on NPR of leaving Cuba and wanting to link with Quincy Jones. It became his dream. (Listen to the story here)  And somehow, someway it happened. Quincy also produced his debut release and now ART have a new release set to drop! I’ll be on the turntables opening for this amazing talent! Hope to see you there!

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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Thanks to the folks at GOPRO for the cameras. I have been documenting my journey as a person who ends up in the most random places. This past week I was in New Mexico working on a new video for my new record in addition to playing out across LA. I wanted to capture some of that magic in a new series of Vlogs. Big up to Monday night KCRW favorite Sly5thAve for the music!



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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Wheew! Still sore in bed after last night’s amazing kick off of the amazing 2014 season of First Fridays at The Natural History Museum! Big thanks to Mr Soul Sonic Force Jeremy Sole for rocking the decks! Also Conway and Youngblood Hawke for rocking the stage! Next week I will be joined b SF’s King Most on the decks! I’m super excited about Baths and Peaking Lights being added to the bill! Get info and fix here! Hope to see you!




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BEST OF 2013 PT 1

Here it is! Part One is now enjoyable on demand. Part Two’s playlist is up and possibly my greatest show ever in the history of being on radio! Hold tight for that stream. But this one was a great way to reflect back on all the releases that might be under the radar, above the radar, slept on’s and recent finds of old classics that got love on my show on Monday nights.  This one was super fun! Hope you dig!

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Fernando Gelbrard – Alevacolariea
Oscar Key Sung – Sure Things
Jeremih – 773 0 Love (Cashemere Cat Remix)
Disclosure – Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)
Seven Davis Jr – Leave A Message
Sly5thAve – Don’t Kill My Vibe
New Renaissance – Watermelon Man
Samuel And The Dragon – Rising Up (Slow Mix)
The Weeknd – Live For
Chance The Rapper – Everything’s Good
Roseaux – Missing You (Feat. Aloe Blacc)


King Krule – Neptune Estate
Nenah Cherry And The Thing – Dream Baby Dream
Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
The Steoples – Even So
Toro Y Moi – Cola
Sango -Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife (Feat. SPZRKT)
The Celestics – Charles Barkley
The Internet – Sunset (Feat. Yuna)


Lord Echo – Bohemian Idol
When Saints Go Machine – Iodein (Robin Hannibal Remix)
Pusha T – Numbers On the Board
Majid Jordan – Tea and Coffee
Drake – Hold On We’re Going Home
Souleance – Georgian Kiss
A Bossa Electrica – Nucelo Urbano
Busta Rhymes – Thank You (Feat. Q Tip)
Crayon – Give You Up (Darius Remix)


Le Sins – Grind
Rudimental – Spoon (Feat Mnek and Syron)
Todd Terje – Strandbar (Samba Version)
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Always
Computer Jay – Hardships (Feat. Orfeo)
The Robert Glasper Experiment – Calls (Feat. Jill Scott)
Salamm Remi – Making It HArd For Me (Feat. Corrine Bailey Rae)


Tall Black Guy – The Dark Streets
Reginald Omas Mamade IV – Do You
Thornato – Love your Neighbor
Jerome LOL – Tell You
Banks – Warm Water
Theophilus London – Rio (Feat. Menehan Street Band)


Brandy – Baby (Penthouse’d Remix)
Raleigh Richie – A Moor
MGMNT – Electric Feel (Gespleu Edit)
Dj Czarny and Tas – Dreaming At The Surface


Denetia and Sene – Casanova
Yasiin Bey – Auditorium (Feat. Slick Rick)
The Procussions – Virginia Wolf
Omar – Bully (Feat. Scratch Professor)
Dj Sun – Heart Seed (Feat. Leah Alvarez)
Tiny Hearts – Snow Cold
Jhene Aiko – The World
Yusef Latif – Love Theme From Spartacus


Get hipped Skin Town. They have a new album that just dropped today on Time No Place and I highly suggest folks pick up this album. Saw them once live and was instantly hooked. They have been on rotation on my radio show for the past few weeks. Nick has played with Zola Jesus and Grace was into booty bounce bay area classics and some how they have managed to create some great sounds that mix soul with Nintendo/Genesis synth sounds. Get to know them. Hope you enjoy.  And peep their soundcloud!

You can listen to my previous podcasts here.

Oh lord my body is exhausted! Fun night at the Fonda tonight for the kick off of three consecutive nights featuring Moby playing music from his latest release entitled Innocents. I got to warm up the crowd with some records before his first set and managed to slip in some Banks, Kaytranada, Modeselektor and some other mellowness before doing a second set filled with more uptempo favorites. Moby rocked with his first set performing his latest album and followed with a second set of all classics and favorites. It was personally amazing to see and witness this man re-create the soundtrack of my younger years.





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Last night felt good! It was a crazy weekend and to just be able to hit the basement alone, dim the lights and play the music that I love felt good. Some serious healing for my soul and hopefully yours. New music from Tiny Hearts, Pusha T, Foreign Exchange, Elvis Costello w/ The Roots, The Foreign Exchange, Nosaj Thing, The Robert Glasper Experiment plus some Patti Smith, Los Pecos and Donell Jones in the mix .  I appreciate your ears and us keeping each other company every Monday night!  Hope you dig this!


Tiny Hearts – Centerfold (Last week’s guest on the podcast!)
Ladi6 – People Talking
Nightmares On Wax – Master Plan
Pusha T – Nostalgia (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Mura Masa – Hustle Blood
Toro Y Moi – So Many Details (Maths Time Joy Remix)
Preservation – Summer Love


JonWayne – The Ritz
Elvis Costello w/ The Roots – Cinco Minutos Con Vos
The Internet – Sunset (Feat. Yuna)
Def Sound – (A)gain (This week’s guest on my podcast)


Majid Jordan – Hold Tight
Marvells – Rock Steady (This Is Tomorrow Remix)
Los Pecos – Cumbia Para Un Viejito
Ganz – Buggaboo (Ganz Edit)
Banks – Warm Water (Snakeships Remix)
Me Succeeds – That’s Why I Cast A Shadow


The Foreign Exchange – The Moment
Nosaj Thing – Try (Kyle Hall Remix)
Augustas “Gussie” Park – No, No, No
Chance The Rapper-  Everything’s Good
S O H N – Lessons
Body Language – Carillon

The Pilots – Don’t Hurt Yourself
Gregory Porter – Time Is Ticking
Donell Jones – Where I Want To Be
Sango – Middle Of Things (Feat. SPZRKT) (Previous guest on the podcast)
A Race Of Angels – Just Begin
John Coltrane – In A Sentimental Mood (Happy Birthday Trane!)


Chet Faker – Melt
Computer Jay – Hardships (Feat. Orfeo)
Hayden James – No Time
Sola Rosa – Misunderstood (Feat. Miles Bonny)
Suz – Distant Skies


Robert Glasper Experiment – I Stand Alone (Feat. Common)
Camile Safiya – Midnight Murda
Metropolitan Jazz Affair – Yunowhatthisislifeez (Motor City Mix)


Various Artists – Sorrow Tears and Blood (Red Hot Fela)
Bosq – Paciencia De Jo (Feat. TIta Lima)
Moonchild – Throwback
Deltron 3030 – The Return


Patti Smith – Trampin
The Seshen – Oblivion
Kwes – 36
Disclosure – Second Chance
Spacek – Time
Dj Cam – Success (Kenny Dope Remix)

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Finally grabbed Thurz aka Thurzday in the lab for a one on one. We discussed the process of the soundtrack of his life which will include his forthcoming project entitled Blood On The Canvas. Thurz first grabbed my attention as 1/2 of U-N-I which captured and reignited the buzz of the LA underground. We also discuss his inspiration for his last album entitled LA Riot. Thurz drops knowledge on the importance of communication with one another as well his experiences with working w/ Black Thought, Strong Arm Steady, BJ The Chicago Kid and friends. I found this chat to be very insightful in understanding his development as an artist and is existence as a young man growing up in Inglewood. Enjoy the chat and follow him on Twitter or stay posted to his soundcloud page for more goods!   Hope you dig!



Crazy weekend. I had no idea that lack of street mixed with self inflicted anxiety could make your right eye ball develop pressure. The dj residencies were all super fun and cracking. I was super bummed to hear about what went down Saturday on the Venice Boardwalk though. Peep the snapshots.




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Thank you LA! 30 years of celebrating Style Wars KCRW style complete with the assistance of Mear One, Risk One, Dcypher, Hit+Run, the staff at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science and Pam/Taryn/Brian at the events dept at the station!  Big thanks to Mear who went beyond the call of duty in making this as authentic as possible!   Big love to The Next Ones for the b boying.  It was an honor to discuss the film with the co-director Henry Chalfant who broke down the science and of creating such a film. SKEEM One was also in the house talking about how his views on graff have not changed much. He has one of the most memorable scenes in the movie as well as quotables. Catherine Keener was in the house as well and discussed the work involved in the restoration of the doc. She mentioned the Beastie Boys were hard at work giving a hand to the doc.  I had a blast observing LA come together on such a wonderful Summer day!   Big thanks to everyone again!













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Hope to see you there LA! I wish I could catch all these night’s and dj sets. Get your tix here.


All Ears is a documentary focusing on the Los Angeles instrumental Beat scene.

The L.A. community is often cited as the epicenter and origin of a worldwide movement and the documentary offers an insight into the open minds and ears of the producers behind the beats (dak, Ras G, Sacred, Kutmah, Dibia$e, House Shoes, DJ Nobody & many more).

All Ears looks at the network of record labels, collectives and events that have formed a united community continually growing and diversifying by the day. Madlib and the late J Dilla are the two most notable influences whose great impact is heavily reflected upon within the documentary.

“The last 10-20 years has been the age of the emcee, now it’s the era of the producer. Like Q-Tip said everything moves in cycles.”- Computer Jay


FILM: 8:00PM
SHOW 10:00PM



Back after a nice vacation and stepped into the basement super amped laced with a fat record bag full of new gems. Lots of young producers and artists getting shine on this past Monday’s program including IAMNOBODY,Lakim, Def Sound, Zach Sekoff, King Most, Chance The Rapper, Abjo and more.  Also cool gems from Miguel, Mobb Deep, Warp’s Jono McCleery and Irma Thomas on the throwback tip. On the fresh out of the record bag tip, new Daft Punk, Mayer Hawthorne teams up with Jessie Ware and Japan’s Budamonk and Mistu The Beats from the Jazzy Sport camp.  Don’t forget you can download an hour of this set here.  Hope you enjoy!


Amel Larrieux – For Real (IAMNOBODY Remix)
Kotkee – Angles (The XX Cover)
Discodeine – Aydin (Parra Remix)
Miguel – Do You?
Myron And E – Back And Forth
Budamonk and Tatumi X Minismoothe – 260412
Budamonk and Tatumi X Minismoothe – First Jam
Mayer Hawthorne – Her Favorite Song (Feat. Jessie Ware)
Mitsu The Beats – Down To Business


Elvis Crespo – Suavemente (Kennedy Jones Remix)
Schlachthobronx – Apizaco (Dj Stilllife Remix)
The Steoples – Even So
Jono McCleery – Fire In My Hands
Fay – Shadow I


Natalia Clavier – Si Amor Llega
Omar – The Man (Scratch Professor (Remix)
Irma Thomas – In Between Tears
Amp Life – Dhea
Kid Sublime – Fruit Sugar


Def Sound – Birds.I.View (Zach Sekoff Remix)
Lakim – On and On (Lakim Edit)
Laura Mvula – Green Garden (Osage Remix)
Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (RAC Remix)
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines Feat. T.I and Pharrell
Illvibe Collective – Pictures (Lil Dave’s Moombah Remix)
Stevie Wonder X Chris Brown – Superstition (King Most’s Re Direction)
Mount Kimbie – Blood Form
Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest (Lakim Edit)


Parallel Dance Ensemble – Occupied (Salax Peep Show Remix)
Duliatten Disco Dandia
Toro y Moi – Harm In Change
The Fatback Band – Goin To See My Baby
Gino Soccio – Try It Out (Tony John’s Edit)
Daft Punk – Giorgio By Moroder


Salvatore Freda – Luv’ Can’t Hurt (Nebraska 79 Remix)
James Blake – Dim
Single Tear – Single Tear (Royce Wood Junior Edit)
French Fries – White Screen
Bosq – Up And Down (NYX 91 Mix)


Chance The Rapper – NaNa (Feat Action Bronson)
Ikaz – That Girl (Pt. 2)
Extra Medium – Tonight (Feat. Zaki Ibrahim)
Abjo – Shots Sure (Beastie Boys Sure Shots Edit)
Dj Sun – HEart Seed (Feat. Leah Alvarez (Yppah Remix)
Jneiro Jarel – Breathin’
Mike Simonetti – The Magician
Jai Paul – Track 13
Bambooman – Soosh Missed You Tonight
Mike Slott – Home


Mala – Changes (Harmonimix)
S. Maharba – Afternoon (Young Montana Remix)


Tricky – Valentine
Dandy Teru – Burned (Feat. Sami K )
Bonobo – Emkay
Tokimonsta – Soul to Seoul

Today I went out and explore LA with SF friend Spinnerty in tow. Got some food and then hit up the Craft jump off Spring Street and walked back to J town with my camera at my side. Decided to snap shots back to my car.  Tomorrow afternoon be on the look out for my new mix TWENTY TOMORROW in the afternoon. 40 plus minutes of some of my favorite under the radar future gems. Get a taste of it here via this cool short promo clip!  Have a great week!














I just got hipped to Gregory Bojorquez photography while checking out some books in Echo Park this weekend and had to look up his work. Capturing life in LA from the cholos to stippers.  Bojorquez has the ability to document such powerful moments in the lives of those in the inner cities. Peep some of his work below.

Last year I went into the city with the camera and discovered CicLAvia, a tradition started in Bogota Columbia over 30 years ago. I was really amazed at how the LA and bike community came together on a Sunday and just rode a stretch of LA streets. It was tranquil and peaceful. This year Im excited to partner up with LA’s Grand Park and creating some more excitement as myself and Jeremy Sole hold down turntable duties alongside some live music from Love In The Circus and Ozo Kids.  This is free to community!  I’ll bring my camera so stop by and strike a pose!  Hope to see you!

More info here.