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Exile “It’s Coming Down”

September 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm
exile-radio1 Nobody's sampled Heatwave like this, so shut up.

Dr. Dog “The Truth”

September 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm
drdogpromo What The Fuck.  Southern Rock at its finest, but from Philly.  Dig it. Just wait until you get to 3:22 and I promise you, you will be ballin like some mid-life crisis tele-banker.

Free Download: Blitz The Ambassador “The Warm Up” EP

August 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm
Great new EP from Ghana born, NYC based Blitz The Ambassador.  Really pushing this global hip hop sound, and you can get this as a free download, courtesy of Jakarta Records. http://jakartarecords-label.bandcamp.com/album/the-warm-up-ep  

Robin Hannibal “More Than Just A Friend” + “Tame The Shrew”

August 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm
hannibal Two new killer tracks courtesy of Robin Hannibal of Quadron, soon to be released on the Quieres Chicle label.

89.9 KCRW Presents The Decoders at Steady Groovin 8/17

August 3, 2013 at 8:43 am
steadygroovin-decoders-web In only a couple of years, Los Angeles production trio (Todd M. Simon, Itai Shapira and Adam Berg) have cemented their reputation in the studio and on stage as the premiere production team and live band for artists like Rhye, Kelis, and Hollie Cook. They have also garnered the attention of great worldwide tastemakers such as KCRW music director Jason Bentley, the legendary Gilles Peterson of the BBC, Jaime Cullum, Okayplayer, Wax Poetics, Bandcamp and many more. Rarely emerging from behind closed studio doors, The Decoders love combining their specialized brand of "decoded" classics from the 60's and 70's soul movement with an excitingly new blend of genres ranging from Lovers Rock to Dub, Brazilian Music to Psychadelic Soul. Coco O. (of Quadron), Noelle Scaggs (of Fitz & the Tantrums), Leon Ware, Raul Midon and many others have lended their vocal talents to this special project with more to surely come for each new volume. In alive setting, The Decoders are 10 piece ensemble featuring LA's top musicians and session players. Thus far, they have released 2 volumes and a dub remix EP, including a few tunes from their upcoming LP, Adventures From Paradise: A Tribute To Minnie Riperton (vol 3), which will be completed in the fall of 2013 and features special guest vocalists and musicians. "This is not music, its chemistry. Get into the science." -Okayplayer.com ....................................... **LIMITED PRE-SALE TICKETS!** Purchase your pre-sale ticket available on Friday, August 2nd at www.steadygroovin.eventbrite.com **DRINK SPECIALS from 10PM TO 11PM - $4 Draft Beers & $4 Witches Brew** Steady Groovin' brings you the best of Soul Jazz|Funk|Latin|Hip Hop|Afro Funk|Neo Soul|Rare Grooves ::CELEBRATE YOUR AUGUST BIRTHDAY WITH US!:: If your birthday is in the month of August, rsvp to celebrate it with us on the 20th! Birthday Special is a FREE BATCH of one of the following HAND CRAFTED DRINKS (your choice!): Sangria / Witches Brew / Whiskey Mule / Rye Buck / Rum Dark & Stormy / Vodka Moscow Mule *must have a eight person per party minimum for bday special* NOLA'S 734 E. 3rd Street, LA 90013 $15 Cover / 21+ / Full Bar / 10pm - 2am / Open Air Smoking Patio

FREE DOWNLOAD: E Reece & D-Felic “Pura Vida”

August 3, 2013 at 8:32 am
ereece-puravida-art The homie E Reece came out with a new free download yesterday.  Check it out! Producer D-Felic (The Hague, Netherlands) has once again linked up with MC E Reece (Los Angeles, USA) to craft the smooth track "Pura Vida," which features songstress Kaleena Zanders and saxophonist Reagan Branch(B Side Players) to give you a FREE gift for the Summertime!  The two previously teamed up on D-Felic's 2012Flight 799 EP for its lead single entitled "LA."  "Pura Vida" is a positive song, encouraging the listener to enjoy life and live it to the fullest!

Steady Groovin’ Grand Re-Opening 7/20/13 in DTLA’s Arts District

June 27, 2013 at 11:10 am
We finally found a home that will support live music, which was a huge aspect of our mission: to bring amazing bands to the stage.  We start at our new home, Nola's in the Arts District, on Saturday, July 20, and every 3rd Saturday of the month.  For our grand re-opening, we will feature Los Angeles super group, Jungle Fire, who have an amazing afro-latin sound that your feet cannot deny!

You can download my promo mix for Steady Groovin here: http://www.mixcrate.com/frankforeal/steady-groovin-promo-253877 steadygroovin-130720-full

Yannah Valdevit “Gotta Keep Me Goin”

February 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

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I got turned on to Yannah Valdevit by her song, Western Horizons. Then, I went to her new album, Equilibrium.  The fact that it is on world renowned label, Tru Thoughts, is enough for anyone to check a new record out, and I'm glad I did.  This is actually her first worldwide release, with co-production duties going to Zed Bias.  Lots of great electronic sounds, with a hint of jazz in there, which was a clencher for me.  The lead off track, "Gotta Keep Me Goin" has been on repeat for a little while now, so I figured I should share with you, and then I can move on to obsessing about something else.

AlunaGeorge “Your Drums, Your Love”

February 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

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Sooooo goooooood.  With a title like that, how can you go wrong?!  Sadly, there has been no vinyl release of this yet, so you can only obtain it in digital format.  Still worth it!

http://www.alunageorge.com/

Deep Sea Diver “You Go Running”

January 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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I really love how new bands are going with non-traditional drum rhythms.  Dig the tribal, sort of vampire weekend-ish, sound.

http://thedeepseadiver.com/

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