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 network of relationships with awesome music makers, Valadez has pooled a great selection of talent to lace his downtempo beats, including Sonnymoon, Mar , Joya Mooi and Miles Bonny. As a DJ we’ve been used to Valadez’ razor sharp and eclectic musical taste, but this album really demonstrates his producer-chops.The album is well-worth purchasing in its entirety, but my own personal highlights are Sunny Spot, Underwater ft. Mar and Asleep ft. Anna Wise of Sonnymoon.
Enjoy some samples below and leave your thoughts in the comments.