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I had a fun 30 minute conversation with these two regarding utilizing your tools during a live performance and the pacing of your create ideas. It was truly a lot of fun nerding out with Alanna and Maylee. Our ability to hop around a million ideas and subjects in a matter of minutes was everything I hoped it to be!  Hope you enjoy.


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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

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Firstly, RIP to one of the greatest voices in music, Mr. Keith Wilder. I only knew of one way to open the show and that was with The Star of the Story. Latest digs from Yaeji out of Seoul, LA’s Overdoz. (produced by PharrellMaid Jordan (new banger is hot!) and Mount Kimbie get the Coby Sey remix treatment.  I’m really excited about this Manhattan jazz outfit, Onyx Collective who were featured on the last Nick Hakim record. Open Mike Eagle delivers as we well in this set alongside new Romare, Miles Bonny and Ty Dolla Sign.  Enjoy!

Heatwave – The Star of a Story
Yaeji – Passion Fruit (Yaeji Edit)
Overdoz – Last Kiss (Ft. Pharrell Williams)
Jarami – Hear This
Sly and the Family Stone – Brave and Strong
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Working…
Majid Jordan – Gave Your Love Away
Point Point – F + L


Stimulator Jones – Need Your Body
Jonti – Alien
Sly5thave – Let Me Ride (Ft. Jimetta Rose)
Parliament-Funkadelic – Mothership Konnection/Let Me Ride (Kon Remix)
Dr. Dre – Let Me Ride
Yusef – Lateef – The Improvisers


Majid Jordan – Tea & Coffee
Maylee Todd – One Of These Days
Rhye – Please
Carlos Nino and Friends – Organicself


Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – The Emancipation Procrastination
Teen Daze – Kilika
King Krule – Logos
rAHHH – Dog Days
Lakim – 4Me (Dance Mix)


Ty Dolla $Ign – Message In A Bottle
H.E.R. – Let Me In
Open Mike Eagle – No Selling (Uncle Butch Pretends It Don’t Hurt)
DJ Sports – For Real For You
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye
Onyx Collective – The Mask

Terrace Martin – No Wrong, No Right  (Ft. James Fauntleroy & Robert Glasper)
Sampa The Great – Rhymes to the East
Yaeji – New York 93


Nai Palm – Atoll
Nick Hakim – Cuffed (Live)
Budamunk & Yutaro – Shinomiya
The Roots – It’s Coming
74 Miles Away – Same Dream Again (ft. Ahu & Miles Bonny)
Miles Bonny  –  So Hard


Mount Kimbie –  Marilyn (Coby Sey Remix)
Makaya McCraven – Above & Beyond
Silk – Meeting in my Bedroom (Hexsagon Remix)
Romare – All Night (Live Session 1)


Hundred Waters – Wave To Anchor
Knox Fortune – Stars
Build An Ark – You’ve Gotta Have Freedom

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Newness from Majid Jordan w/ DVSN, Four Set, Maylee Todd, Tennyson, Shigeto and Yaeji who is making her presence felt in the blogosphere. Big fan of her work. Also Nai Palm delivers once again + the WU is back! Also, this Knox Fortune is gold! Catch you next Monday night!
Ghetto Dub – World Dub
Unno – Drink That Butter
ABRA – Pull Up
Sevdaliza – Other Girl
Twit Uno – Chayn Gang
Majid Jordan – One I want
Danny Watts – Pill
Jaubi – Time: The Donut Of The Heart
Four Tet – Two Thousand And Seventeen
Maylee Todd – AFANYALA
yaeji – New York 93
Jhene Aiko – While We’re Young
Masego – Tado
Makaya McCraven – Papaya
The Black Madonna – We Can Never Be Apart
Tennyson – Pancake Feet
Shigeto – There’ A Vibe Tonight
Mathias Lamfa – Lost My Edge
The Stepkids – Shadows On Behalf
emawk – someone
Iman Omari – So Real
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye
Pink Skies – Gettin Old
Troyboi – Don’t Want
Tusken – Cerulean City
Alemayehu – Alteleyeshegnem
Nai Palm – Homebody
Mr. Dibiase – Delayed Flight [89]
Daye Jack – Easy
Little Dragon – Peace Of Mind
Connor Pearson – Why
Daphni – Face To Face
Annabel (lee) – Paris, Room 14
Yaeji – Drink Im Sippin On
Quadrupolar – Yusuke Hirado Prospect
Rapsody – U Used 2 Love Me
SAINTS – Blind, I
Primitive Trust – Fallen Down
Wu-Tang Clan – Lesson Learn’d
Mass Influence – Analyze
Jitwam – Alone
Knox Fortune – No Dancing
Nosaj Thing – How We Do
Hundred Waters – Wave to Anchor
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Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Valadez moved to Venice almost exactly eight years ago. “I moved in the day before Barack Obama got elected,” he recalls, as he takes his dog Smedley for his daily walk. “My first meal here, Obama got elected, and the place was cheering super loud. This is Venice. I like it. Eight years. It flies by.”

Known for his shows on KCRW and Fuse TV, Valadez doesn’t often release his own music. He’s more recognized for interviewing artists about their music than he is for being interviewed about his. But after dealing with the deaths of his mother and grandmother over the past two years, it was time for a release of his own.

“I wanted a proper release with a good label, and I wanted it to sound nice, and good, and cohesive. Kinda like a diary,” Valadez says of his new album, Fade Away, which is out now via Plug Research. “All these things that were happening in my life while I was recording I wanted to put into this cohesive project, and I wanted it to get heard, most importantly. “

As its title implies, Fade Away explores the idea of letting go of different things, people and emotions. “It fades away several things. It’s just how people come and go in our lives,” Valadez explains. “And I think recording, I just had a few people in my family pass away that were monumental to some degree.”

Losing his grandmother last year and his mother two years ago inspired him to make this album. “We were never close, but it was still sad,” says Valadez, who was raised by his grandfather, who passed away in 2001. “That feminine element that puts you in the world is no longer here. When that womb is gone it really makes you look at things differently.”

Recording Fade Away was therapeutic for Valadez, but not in the way he initially intended for it to be. At first, putting all his energy into the music was mainly a distraction. “There were unresolved issues” with his mother and grandmother, he admits. “So maybe to avoid dealing with that, I just kinda worked on music.”

But after a while, it became hard for Valadez to overlook the impact that losing these relatives had on him. The music itself, the instrumentation, reminded him of their influence on his life. He was forced to deal with the very thing he wanted to avoid.

“For some reason, there’s a lot of strings on this album,” he says. “I’ve grown up appreciating strings and I’ve always wanted to make an album that would make me feel a certain way. I’d send a track to people who were performing the strings, and I’m like, ‘I need this song to cry.’”

Valadez’s love of strings started when he was five years old and he heard Diana Ross’ “Theme From Mahogany” for the first time. “There’s a crazy string section in that song. And I’ve always wanted to replicate that because strings move me,” he explains. “And so, when I had access to all these string players, I knew that I wanted to do that on this album. I wanna make people feel the way I did when I was five.”

To make the video for Fade Away track, “Onward Solo Samba” (premiered above), Valadez and his friend Holly Gable took to the streets of L.A. and Long Beach to echo the concept on the album on camera. “The video is about fading away,” Valadez explains. “Fading away into the streets. Fading away into one another or with one another. Fading away across L..A, and finally into the ocean.”

In the end, that’s what Fade Away is about: savoring each passing moment, then releasing it to make room for new moments and experiences. It’s not about death or loss, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be sad or depressing, either. It’s about waking up to take Smedley for a walk as the sun rises and the waves come and go. It’s about letting go of the old you and embracing the new.

“As you grow older you react differently to things, you develop new sides to yourself that you didn’t know existed,” Valadez says. “Where does the old you go? It just fades away.”


Toronto’s Maylee Todd returns to the podcast for Episode # 80 co-hosted by Novena Carmel. I should note that prior to hitting record, we stuffed our faces w/ pal Sophia Chang at The Line Hotel inside Pot. (Shout out Roy Choi, Jess + Natasha!). On the podcast we discuss woman’s personal issues, Mushrooms in Joshua Tree, SXSW, the influence of Bjork, porno theaters in the 6 and other madness. Lots of nonsense but full of laughs.

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It’s been crazy! More snapshots coming! Here’s the first couple of days in TO! Big thanks and love to all the wonderful folks who came out to the Drake Underground party on Sunday. It was a truly humbling experience to get to meet lots of folks who tune in every Monday night to the show.  Also, love to Koray, Nik, Gil, Maylee, Elijah, Ces, Jason, Brenda, Basement Blog, Birthday Boy, Elise, Octavio and everyone else I got to meet on this trip.
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Here it is! My top 10 albums of 2013 pulled from the KCRW site! I wanted to go a little deeper and reflect as to why these albums made my list.  Some of these might not have had major impact on radio or sales but they survived the test of time in my car and headphones. These albums moved me all year and stayed in nonstop rotation on my radio show or simply while doing my every day errands.  These lists are always are always hard to compile but It’s great to see Chance The Rapper drop a free album and make the list. I’m also glad to see indie artists like Sango and Skin Town make music that is not flavor of the moment but rather albums that make me excited about music again.  Okay! The List!


1. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return 
I can tell you the exact moment I popped this cd in and hit play. I was en route to grab dinner and track after track I was moved by every song! I made it to track 6 before grabbing food then jumped back in the car and continued through the rest of the album. Toro Y Moi kills with the drums and synths on Anything In Return even bringing in piano rave elements with vocals. One of the best elements in this album is hearing it explore different feelings and textures. It does not remain in anyone one element or genre. It travels! “Cola” is one of my favorite tracks! Its a free download!


2. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name 
Many years in the game since his days with the Clipse and still sounding hungry as ever! Something happens to rappers and lyricists when they grow a little older. We hear the hunger fade. Pusha T sounds fresh and displays skills in top form! Tracks like “Numbers On the Board”, “Nosetalgia” and “King Push” hit me in a place unlike most artists. Production is tight as well that allow Pusha to breathe and deliver each rhyme with ease.


3. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon 
Real talk. I was not feeling this album upon first listening other than Neptune Estate. After a few late night listens after dj gigs this album began to sink in. Soon the guitars began to connect with me and Archie’s hieroglyphic lyrics began to parallel a mood or feeling I was experiencing.  And soon I could not wait to take those long late night drives with 6 Feet Beneath The Moon on play. It’s a wonderful album with guitars being super lush with massive reverb over vocals and instruments that take you into another world.


4. Jose James – No Beginning No End
With Jose you never know if your going to get a straight up jazz album, an electronic fused record or a soul cut. This is one of the qualities that I love about his appreciation for the wide musical spectrum!  This time around Jose James steps up the plate and hits it out of the park with amazing musicianship backing him up. With hint’s of D’Angelo’s Voodoo blended into the mix fused with Jose’s wonderful voice it’s super easy to throw this one in my top 10 of 2013


5. Chance The Rapper 
Fresh out of Chi Town Chance drops this self release with out the backing of a record company. It’s a free download that is not your average album. It pushes elements of Juke/footwork while letting Chance be free of the constraints of most rappers. Production if flawless and lets discuss Chance’s unique flow and vocal delivery!? In some ways he has drawn comparisons to the likes of The Pharcyde and it’s a valid point. But it’s 2013 when an single emcee can bridge 1993 and 2013 and own it then he get’s my kudos!


6. Maylee Todd – Escapology
I have been a fan of this artist’s work for some time now and it totally messed with my head when I found out in September that she had released this amazing record in April! Once I saw it, I grabbed it, hit play and bumped it nonstop! “Baby’s Got It” fuses that hard 4 on the floor channeling her inner Donna Summers but it’s “I Can’t Stand It” that haunt me every time I hit play. This album is a musical journey and perfect for a long drive. Maylee Todd was also a guest on my podcast. Get to know her! 


7. Skin Town – The Room 
Another previous guest on my podcast! I saw them when opening up for Tiny Hearts and fell in love with their sound. Heavy synths and drum patterns that accompany Grace’s vocals. Tracks like “Ride” and “Ice Crystal Palace” hit hard but the stand out track for me is “Midnight Lover” that is one of my favorite songs of the year. Excellent melodies and production from Nick Turco (Zola Jesus) that channel the 1990’s R&B, The Weeknd, The Dream but in a form that is it’s own.


8. Sango – North
North is a journey! It’s what I call a mood record. Vocals come in when they need to. Grooves pop on the next track that let you digest what you just heard. It’s a well sequenced record from start to finish and the most mature records on the Soulection label that will stand the test of time. Sango swung by the basement for a chat and it was great to learn the process of creating this wonderful album. “Middle Of Things, Beautiful Wife” is still one of the best songs I have heard in the past 5 years.


9. John Wizards – John Wizards
This album is one of those obscure records that you can’t help bobbing your head to. Cape Town goes electronica on this self titled release. It’s a timeless record that explores many sounds. John Wizards is almost like Vampire Weekend making love to Four Tet while in the Jacuzzi! Word is bond.


10. Bonobo – The North Borders 
It’s Bonobo! Another artist who’s wide range of aresnal on the musical front is unlike no other! This album was on repeat at the station and especially on my show which is perfect after midnight record to drop anytime during my dj sets. Even in the clubs I had folks asking for the new Bonobo! I got to chat with Bonobo at SXSW earlier in the year and we discussed the process of making this record. Black Sands (his previous release) was a bit hard to top but somehow he pulls it off with tracks such as “Emkay”, “Cirrus” and “Heaven For the Sinner”


Another session of new records from just about every where. New Dark Side toward the ends of the program to help bring in Tuesday morning. New Jhene Aiko, Reginald Omas Mamade IV and Sampha with a beauty tucked into the set with “Too Much”  Also some classics from E Rule, Outkast, Serge Gainsbourg and mucho mucho has! Hope you dig!


Roy Hargrove – Pastor (Edit)
Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Instrumental)
Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
Reginald Omas Mamade IV – Make A Smile
Reginald Omas Mamafe IV – Use Me Up
E Rule – Listen Up (Instrumental)


Anthony Valadez – Zack’s Thesis
Sampha – Too Much
Mathieu Boogaerts – Une Bonne Nouvekke
Dr. Meaker – Don’ t Think It’s Over (TypeSun Remix)
Nitemoves – Polypel


The Notorious B.I.G – Unbelievable
Dorothy Ashby – Essence of Saphire
John Wizards – Friend
Fulgeance – He Knows
Minismooth – Message


Jhene Aiko – The Worst
Boddhi Satva – From Another World
J Louis – When I Make It
Iman Omari – Energy
King Krule – Out Getting Ribs
Warren Xcince – Examine Me (Feat. Etta Bond


Myron and E – Do It Do It Disco (Tom Noble Edit)
Busta Rhymes Feat. Q Tip – Thank You
Satin Jackets Vs Lykki Li – I Follow Rivers (Fitz Lauder Forever Lasting Edit)
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Prince Language Remix)


Gentleman Of Leisure – Crying The Dawn
Starchild – Relax
The Are – Time
Marvin Gaye – Time To Get It Together
Michoacan – In The Dark Of The Night


Toro Y Moi – Cola (Los Girls Edit)
The Procussions – Virginia Wolf
Serge Gainsbourg – Couler Cafe
Low Leaf – Outre.Space
D’Angelo – The Root


Rudimental – Home
Robert Glasper Experiment – I Stand Alone (Feat. Common)
Lord Echo – Bohemian Idol
Ticklah – Deception (Feat. Vinia Moojica
Darkside – Gold Arrow


Selah Collins – Pick A Sound
Kwes – Flowers


No Monday show this week however I sat in for the amazing musical selector/hug giver Anne Litt this past Sunday and played a lot of my favorite tracks from 2013 including new cuts from David Bowie, Yuna, King Krule, Arcade Fire, Chromeo, Milosh and much more. Hope you dig this show! Catch you all next Monday night back in the basement!


Kronos Quartet feat. Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe – Sorrow Tears and Blood
Body Language – Charm
Decoders – Hey There Lonely Boy (Feat Coco O of Quadron)
Yuna – I Want You Back
Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band – Apache


Theophilus London – Rio
Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend (Dj Vadim Remix)
Gregory Porter – Time Is Ticking
Marvells – Rock Steady (This Is Tomorrow Remix)
Reginald Omas Mamade Iv – Do You?
Souleance – Georgian Kiss


King Krule – Neptune Estate
Tiny Hearts – Snow Cold
Beck – Gimme
Glasser – Forge
Moby – A Long Time


Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Afro Brazillian Remix)
Milosh – This Time
Cut Chemist – Work My Mind (Feat. Chali 2na)
Toro Y Moi – Harm In Change (J Boogie Edit)


The Smiths – This Charming Man
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects
The Stepkids – The Lottery
Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder
David Bowie – Love Is Lost (James Murphy Remix)


Camille Yarbrough – Praise You (Jim Sharp Remix)
Quantic with Ana Tijoix – Do Wop (That Thing)
Stevie Wonder – Fine Superstition (King Most Edit)
Nina Simone – Be My Husband (Jeremy Sole’s Edit)
AfroSound – Negua
Crayon – Give You Up (Darfus Remix)


Maylee Todd – I Can’t Stand It
Haeleighblu – Enough Now
RJd2 – Temperamental (Feat. Phonte Coleman)
Sebastien Tellier – L’amor Naissant
The Refreshed Orchestra – Show Me What You Got


Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
White Water – Daylight (Domenico Torti’s Remix)
Submotion Orchestra – Damn Hot
Nephews Of Fela X Mulato Astake – Mulah 2


The Internet – Don’t Cha
Kwes – B_shf_L
Aloe Blacc – Mi Familiia
Booka Shade – Kalimera


Another fun show in the books filled with new gems from YunaPaul McCartneyMilosh77 Karat Gold (Japan), Oscar Key Sung (Melbourne) Lord EchoInternet + classics via The Wu Tang ClanThe DelfonicsRoger and Zapp and so much more. Also make sure to peep the boogie set tucked away in the middle of things! Hope you dig this week’s show!  While you are at it, go take a look at all the pics from KCRW listeners who sent me their snapshots of the listening environments in which they enjoy the show from. This is my fun expirment to create a visual dialogue with listeners in real time.  Go look!  From Barcelona to Algiers and in my backyard pics were sent!

77 Karat Gold – Love
Tony Allen, Theo Parrish and Eska – Days Like This Rework
Fulgeance – The Fan (Instrumental)
Milosh – This Time
Lord Echo Digital Haircut
Jhene Aiko – From Time (Crazy Love Edit)
Wiz Khalifa – Work (Myth Sizer Remix)
Sango – Until Saturday Feat. Ta-Ku & Tracey


Skin Town – 2nite
Oscar Key Sung – All I Could Do
Dbow – Get Involved
Stevie Wonder – Mastablasta Flip (Boyle Edit)
Wu Tang Clan – Can It All Be So Simple


The Internet – Red Balloon
Jo Def – Tookitthurr
Jackson & His Computer Band – More
Maylee Todd – Successive Mutations
Iamnobodi – Lawd She Bad


L’Orange & Stik Figa – Dusty Speakers
Orlandivo – Ondo Anda A Meu Amor
Systema Solar – El Amarillo
Pusha T – Numbers On The Board
Zo Aka La Chauve Souris – Be Alright
The Delfonics – La La (Means I Love You)
Zapp & Roger – Computer Love
Trishes – themefrom808


Years & Years – You & I
Wookie – Battle (feat. Lain)
Ryan Hemsworth – Yaeko Mitamura Is Lonely
Black Milk x Akua – Puddles
Oddisee – One Thing Right


Morgan Zarate – Kaytsu
White Water – Daylight (Domenico Torti’s Dub)
Mtume – Green light (Deep & Disco Edit)
Loose Ends – It’s All Over My Face
Lumbalu – Kumatilanye (Los Chicos Altos Remix) (feat. Andy)


Kwes – 36
Yuna – I Want You Back
Paul McCartney – Looking At Her
Spacek – Roun Soun
IllaJ – TImeless
Derrick Hodge – Live Today (Feat. Common)
Machine Drum – Infinite Us


Kronos Quartet w/ Kyp Malone, Tunde Adebimpe and Stuart Bogie – Sorrow Tears + Blood
Jono McCleery – Ballade (Djrum Edit)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Worries (Feat. Dwele)
Jnerio Jarel – Let Get With It
Amp Fiddler – Unconditional Eyes
The Park – Belle


If you have been listening to my radio show for the past 5 years then odds are you might have heard a Maylee Todd record.  I became intrigued after watching her amazing youtube videos that consist of sheer talent and humor. She is this week’s guest on the ANTVALA podcast and after our little chat it all began to make sense where all these elements came from. She shares some pretty interesting knowledge about what it’s like to be the daughter of an Elvis impersonator and much more!


Seriously. Can someone tell me what is in the water up in Toronto?  The Precious Lo’s sent me this track a while back and it fit well into my all radio sets and was in rotation but thanks to this awesome and fun video it looks like I need to break it once again. This one features Maylee Todd who was just featured on my blog a few days back. Grab some popcorn, sit back and hit play!



This one contained all my favorite heaters currently in rotation at home or in the car! The new Maylee Todd is fire! And Skin Town is generating quite the buzz with their release set to drop next week. But this Souleance track to kick off the show is fire!  Also peep Mark de Clive-Lowe kill the classic  Hot Music!  You can listen to our chat via my podcast!  Also I’m doing this experiment where I am asking listeners of the show to send me their pictures of the listening envirionment in which they are enjoying the show. See them all here! You can also download 40 plus minutes of these dj sets which I selected as some of my favorites!  Okay. Go enjoy the show!


Souleance – Georgian Kiss
Maylee Todd – I Can’t Stand It
Suz – Ditant Sky (Don’t Say A Word)
YC The Cynic – Fall Fwd
Gene Russell – Up Up and Away
Fulgeance – Velcro
Skin Town – Midnight Lover
Tycho – Awake


Tiny Hearts – Stay
Dj Rashad – Brighter Days
Pusha T – Sweet Serenade
Jonwayne – The Come Up Pt. 2
Flickermood – Untitled
Wookie – Battle (Feat Lain)


The Internet – Dont’cha
Damon Bell – Ezuku (D-Bo Edit)
Rhye – Woman (Eprom Edit)
Elodie Rama – City Of Hope (20 Syl Version)
Janet Jackson – Would You Mind (Rancido’s Passport High Life Edit)


Celia Cruz – Quimbara
Celia Cruz – La Guagua
Celia Cruz – La Vida Es Un Carnival
Hayden James – Beginnings
Denitia and Sene – Feel Better
Oscar Key Sung – Sure Thing
Four Tet – Unicorn


Reginald Omas Mamade IV – Do You
Banks – Warm Water
Ladi6 – Ikrus (14KT Remix)
The Notorious B.I.G – 10 Crack Commandments
Mala – Como Como (Theo Parrish Remix)
Aaliyah – Rock The Boat (The Melker Project Remix)


Raleigh Ritchie – A Moor
Fatima – Circle
Disclosure – Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)
Moomin – The Story About You


Toro Y Moi – Harm In Change (J Boogie Edit)
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (Montefiori Remix)
Maxwell – Lifetime


Chance The Rapper – Everything’s Good
ASAP Ferg – Hood Pop (Nina Vegas Edit)
Block Party – Obscene (Kele Remix)
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Hot Music (Extended Version)
Koreless – Lost In Tokyo (Contreau Remix)


Hiatus Kaiyote – Rainbow Rhodes (The Stuyvesants Remix)
Darondo – Didn’t I
Build An Ark – Peace With Every Step
S3 – Don’t Stop
Atropolis – Which Way To Go? (Feat. Carol C)
Emanon – She Thinks

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Okay. Seriously. New Zealand and the land down under has been killing the game but what’s up north in Toronto and Canada?! Serious soul gems have somehow made their way down south into my hard drive and Im loving it! Big up Aaron BirdMaylee Todd, Circle Research Crew and all the other folks I have been blogging about or playing on my show.  But these cat’s got some love on last night’s radio show. The Precious Lo’s have been putting in work with different folks under various monikers. Nik Tamar just passed me some goodies (audio and visual) which Im stoked about. I thought Id share it with you. Let me know what you think!?  And peep The Precious Lo’s who are featured on my new mix (SELECT DOWNLOAD) for this week!  Get the music too!  Expect to hear more of this Monday nights on KCRW.