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Spree Wilson ft. Esthero - Don't Pass Me By

Spree Wilson ft. Esthero – Don’t Pass Me By

Wow, to think I almost totally slept on this track. “Don’t Pass Me By” is a beautiful, evocative track that eludes traditional categories. It drips with soul and the addition of Esthero’s vocals make this a truly magical experience. Don’t Pass Me By ft. Esthero by spreewilson
Andreya Triana - "Far Closer (Tokimonsta Remix)"

Andreya Triana – “Far Closer (Tokimonsta Remix)”

Andreya Triana’s album Lost Where I Belong was one of 2010’s gems. You may have heard her distinctive vocals previously on works with Flying Lotus (“Tea Leaf Dancers“), Bonobo, Aaron Jerome and more. Lost Where I Belong is her solo debut, and while retaining some elements of the experimental, it’s also a very warm, kinda...

Little Dragon – Little Man – Live [video]

Thanks to LA Weekly’s Urban Nomad for giving us the heads up on this new Little Dragon footage. In this live video they perform a new song “Little Man” at a recent show at LA’s Natural History Museum. We’ll have some interview footage shortly (hopefully). Go shop for Little Dragon on iTunes, both albums are...
Jose James - Vicadin (prod. by Flying Lotus)

Jose James – Vicadin (prod. by Flying Lotus)

Here’s the second of the Jose James treats I promised you. Vicadin is everything you’d expect from a collabo with Flying Lotus. Delicious. VICADIN by josejamesworldwide I was lost in the darkness trying to find my way home all alone + my heart said (I’m just waiting for the light of day to find my...
Download Jose James - Coltrane (Dear Alice)

Download Jose James – Coltrane (Dear Alice)

I’m a sucker for Jose James, I won’t even lie. Here’s the first of 2 new treats from the man. Lyrics and credits below. Listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download Jose James – “Coltrane (Dear Alice)” José James – vocals Nori Ochiai – piano Alexi David – bass Luke Damrosch – drums...
New Strictly Social Mix - Urban Renaissance - DJ Myxzlplix

New Strictly Social Mix – Urban Renaissance – DJ Myxzlplix

DJ Myxzlplix has laced us with the latest Strictly Social DJ mix. Urban Renaissance sports some lovely progressive soul and hip-hop vibes. Tracklist and download link below. DJ Myxzlplix is lovely with the pixels too. He designs all the Strictly Social flyers, as well as those of many other events and is a truly creative...
Peter Hadar - Full Time Lover

Peter Hadar – Full Time Lover

Here’s the new single from the always-creative cool weirdo Peter Hadar. “Full Time Lover” is taken from a new forthcoming album Take Off Victoria. Peter has steadily been building his profile and following over the past several years so hopefully major successes are on their way to him! This track is super-funky with killer production...
Exclusive Mix From DJ Destroyer

Exclusive Mix From DJ Destroyer

Strictly Social resident, and one of LA’s best DJs, DJ Destroyer has kindly put together this exclusive mix for us. Featuring some soulful beats and cerebral soundscapes, Destroyer displays his usual impeccable taste. Download the Beatlife Mix from DJ Destroyer Tracklist: 1. STAY HERE – MUHSINAH 2. FOR THE HUNGRY CATS – PORTFORMAT...