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Out On A Limb


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?!


Maestros Remix


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

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See Straight


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.

  • Dangerscouse

    Lovin all of them. Got a few already, and some others to keep an eye on.

    BTW, please please check out Romare. I’m struggling to think of someone so suited to your style. His EPs have blown me away. ‘Roots’ is pure tribal techy house heaven ‘Taste of Honey’ is so old school you can smell it, ‘Hey Now’ sampling a Nina Simone refrain and a stripped back piano and ‘Your Love’ with a cracking sample of ‘Fever’ is something you will want everyone to hear as it ticks all of the boxes with it’s sweaty and slow R&B vibe. Three EPs, the latest on Ninja Tune, and all of them are worth selling the house for. It’s been a while since a single artist has excited me so much. Fun for all the family!!


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Mixtape Riot Radio #012

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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

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Out Of Hand

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‘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.

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Black Messiah

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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

  • Dangerscouse

    Totally agree re D’angelo. I’ve never given him much ear time, much to Dangerspouse’s annoyance but Real Love was on the radio last night and I almost crashed the car I was so transfixed. If his album is only half as good it’s one of the best this year….and next year

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