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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.

  • Jon

    Awesome, wish I could be there at BKLA! You always offer great track selections, but this collection you put together really blew me away, one after another! Thanks as always for being such a great tastemaker from one DJ to another!

  • 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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