Still on the run (thus the lack of posting), but I have too much new music not to share! Enjoy these goodies and check out more eye candy from this badass Russian surrealist Elena Vizerskaya. Also, for any of you in the LA area, I’ve got another edition of my highly excellent BKLA party next Thursday night at one of the most beautiful places to get down in all of Hollyweird. Until the next moment when I can come up for air… peace
Willis Earl Beal : Too Dry To Cry
Kali Uchis : Know What I Want (esta Remix)
Kauf : Relocate (Psychemagik Remix)
Redinho : Get You Off My Mind
Phantogram : Fall In Love (Neus Remix)
The Acid : Basic Instinct
RÜFÜS : Modest Life
Shamir : If It Wasn’t True & On The Regular
Herve : Pressure
Kacy Hill : Experience
Made In Heights : Skylark Interbang?!
Very happy to share this latest remix with you all (and make it available for FREE). This is a collaboration I did with my homie and DJ partner Canyon Cody (Subsuelo mastermind) for local LA cumbia superheroes Buyepongo. These guys have been keeping the heavy roots alive and well around Southern California for a minute, and I’m hoping this is the first of more collaborations to come. We took their classic cumbia tribute to the masters and brought it to the club. Fans of 808’s and moombahton should find plenty to like about this one.
Alternate download link (since soundcloud seems to be trippin): RIGHT HERE
I hope you’re all stepping into the new year on the good foot! I personally am suffering from a serious fever/head cold partly due to a bit more partying than my aging body is capable of. But I always persevere! With music as my medicine I’ll be back at it tomorrow night with my homie DJ Cato, bringing our eclectic dance party BKLA back to the left coast. We will be digging deep for some seriously soulful dancefloor flavors at one of my favorite spots in West Hollywood- Acabar. This place is truly an oasis, big open dancefloor, top tier soundsystem, and beautiful vintage Persian design. Anyone in the LA area should swing through and help us rock the casbah! More info here. Got a bunch of new goodies to share with you- some more mellow moody stuff, and a couple dancefloor fillers as well. Artwork today comes courtesy of Aerosyn Lex.
Little Dragon : Cat Rider (Poolside Remix)
Blood Orange : Is It All Over My Face & Tower of Meaning
nice Arthur Russell medley from this recent benefit compilation
Mary J. Blige : Right Now
produced by Disclosure, need I say more?
KAYTRANADA : Leave Me Alone ft. Shay Lia
Bonobo : Cirrus
Dorsia : Ghana (HNNY Remix)
Miguel Migs : We Can Make It ft. Omar
Werkha : Cube & Puzzle
Sampology : Shine A Light ft. Daniel Merriweather
this tune is getting me UP right now, uplifting soulful house meets afro global bass vibe.
Paul White : Where You Gonna Go?
Moses Sumney : Plastic
deeper. Probably the best live show I saw in 2014 was Moses Sumney.
After an extended hiatus, Mixtape Riot Radio returns! It’s been almost a full year since my last podcast for Brooklyn Radio, and I’m not proud of that. Busy year, sure, but definitely one of my resolutions is to get back in gear and keep these mixes coming more regularly. As per usual, I pulled an eclectic array of new songs from the soulful side of music-topia- many of which you’ll probably recognize from previous posts on this site. Not exactly a “best of”, but more like “a few of my favorite things” from 2014. Songs that stayed in heavy rotation, albums that really stood out, and work from artists that were very active in the past year. The mix includes music by D’Angelo, Kindness, Jungle, Little Dragon, SZA, Quantic, Sinkane, Moses Sumney and a lot more of the good stuff.
full tracklist and download of the mix available HERE
Mixtape Riot #012 by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud
‘Tis the season for giving, and there are few causes I think more worthy of receiving a gift right now than Doctors Without Borders in their ongoing fight against Ebola and other health emergencies around the world. “Out Of Hand” started as a freestyle cipher on the sidewalk in the Lower East Side after worldwide hustler Brooklyn Shanti brought Sierra Leonean singer/rapper Bajah to one of my shows. We were all talking about how badly we wanted to do something to help out, and then a freestyle broke out and Shanti had the wherewithal to press record. In the following weeks we turned that organic inspiration into a proper song, sending files back and forth between LA and Brooklyn, and this is the final result. We’ve made the song available for download with a contribution of any size donated to Doctors Without Borders (one of the leading organizations currently working in West Africa). We put up this site with a nice little informative video and more details: www.MusicEqualsMedecine.com. If you appreciate what we’re up to, please take a minute to donate or spread the word.
Thank you lord! Just after most deejays and media outlets started posting their year-end best album lists- along comes the REAL best album (perhaps in the past 5 years?!?). In case you didn’t know, I’m a pretty big fan of D’angelo, and recieving Black Messiah could not have come at a more perfect moment. We all need this album right now. Love, madness, psychedelic soul and sexiness all put together perfectly by a team of geniuses, sounding fresher than a gallon of Listerine (even after a 14 year hiatus). And don’t get it twisted, the man is not on some Yeezus ego-maniacal trip. Get the album for youself and see what I’m talking about. There’s a bunch of other funky-as-hell tunes I’m happy to be sharing with you all for the holidaze as well. Cheers to keeping your hips in motion and your spirit lifted!
D’Angelo : Betray My Heart & Really Love
Mark Ronson : Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
Usher : She Came To Give It To You ft. Nicki Minaj)
The Rub ft. Tatiana Owens : Bring On The Love (Disco Mix)
Owiny Sigoma Band : Nyiduonge Drums
Ricky Blaze : Overrated ft. Kranium & Shaggy
Serocee : Propellah
ODESZA ft. Zyra : Say My Name (Hermitude Remix)
AlunaGeorge : Supernatural (Pomo Remix)
Pomo : Start Again ft. Andrea Cormier