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Anthony Valadez - Just Visiting (soul, downtempo)

Anthony Valadez – Just Visiting (soul, downtempo)

Anthony Valadez should be no stranger to readers of this blog, or any Los Angelenos out there. He’s a DJ, producer and all around tastemaker. Just Visiting is his most recent album and a really beautiful piece of work inspired by his late night / early morning experiences in Los Angeles. Tapping into his vast...
Olympic Edition Part 1 - Nitin Sawhney "Days of Fire"

Olympic Edition Part 1 – Nitin Sawhney “Days of Fire”

If you’re one of those people that would prefer to avoid the Olympics, I’m afraid you best click away from this post. Bit unusual perhaps to find mention of the Olympics here, but so far I’ve got at least two good reasons to bring ‘em up. And this is the first. Here in the US,...
Yuna - Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover)

Yuna – Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover)

Yuna is a wonderful new singer that I discovered, I think with the help of KCRW. She’s Malaysian-born but now based in Los Angeles and signed to the FADER label. This acoustic cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” perfectly demonstrates her vocal skills. The more I listen to it, the more I kinda like...
Summery Scottish House from Discopolis - Summer Nightmares

Summery Scottish House from Discopolis – Summer Nightmares

So this brilliant gem of wistful,summery house music comes from the Scottish outfit Discopolis.  I discovered this track thanks to it being featured in a scene from the BBC3 TV show “Lip Service”, and I’ve had it on repeat ever since. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLHhyUmnY0 BUY AT iTUNES: A couple more tracks for your enjoyment….Let me know how...
Squelchy Hip-Hop From Mr. Bibal and L Rey

Squelchy Hip-Hop From Mr. Bibal and L Rey

This track came into the inbox with zero introduction, but for some reason I clicked on it in any case, and was pleasantly surprised to find a “squelchy” hip-hop soundscape, thick with electronic grooves and a solid thump. The track is taken from an album by the French (apparently) producer L Rey, Paz y Amor...
Kimbra - Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Kimbra – Settle Down (Feature Cuts Remix)

Maybe y’all already knew this, but this Kimbra chick is apparently kinda hot sh*t at the moment. All of a sudden I keep hearing about her, and just bought her album Vows on Emusic. I had anticipated it being much more indie-kid, but in reality it has a nice quirky soulfulness to it. Adding to...
New Music From Dwele - "What Profit"

New Music From Dwele – “What Profit”

Yay! Dwele’s back with a smooth n’ catchy new single “What Profit”, which precedes a brand new album, his fifth no less which will be released in late summer. Dwele’s last album, “W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.)” was released in 2010 so it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from the man. The track is...
Mar - Seeing Her Naked

Mar – Seeing Her Naked

This is an awesome slice of underground soul music that would be well worth paying for, but Mar has kindly made it available for free. The singer/songwriter from Amsterdam has crafted an excellent EP that keeps it sexy without crossing over into cheesy. Production comes from FS Green and Full Crate, so you know the...