Forward Listening 22: Best of 2011

January 16, 2012 at 8:00 am
I had a blast making this one.  All year I've been compiling this list, and I ended making Forward Listening 22 a 2-hour and 40-minute show.  Music from all around the globe, released in 2011. Enjoy!   Forward Listening 22 – Best of 2011 1. Charles Bradley – Golden Rule [ No Time For Dreaming; Daptone ] 2. The Stepkids – Shadows on Behalf [ The Stepkids; Stones Throw ] 3. Toro Y Moi – Still Sound [ Underneath The Pine; Carpark Records ] 4. Aischa Traidia – What’s Going On [ Single; Melting Pot Music ] bandcamp.com 5. Seun Kuti & Africa 80 – You Can Run [ From Africa With Fury: Rise; Knitting Factory ] 6. Tunde Mabadu – Viva Disco *Instrumental [ Nigeria 70: Sweet Times; Strut ] 7. Bibio – Light Sleep [ Mind Bokeh; Warp Records ] 8. Thundercat – Boat Cruise [ Golden Age of Apocalypse; Brain Feeder ] 9. Pharaoh Monche – Still Standing *feat. Jill Scott [ W.A.R. ; Duck Down ] 10. Amerigo Gazaway – Breakadawn [ Fela Soul; Gummy Soul ] bandcamp.com 11. Sebastian – Embody *DJ Premier Remix [ single; Ed Banger ] 12. Robin Hannibal – Transit [ Bobby EP; Plug Research ] 13. Grace Jones – This is Life [ Hurricane; Play It Again, Sam ] 14. Stac – Head on Me *Blue Daisy Remix [ Turn That Light Out: The Remixes, Vol. 2; Wah Wah 45's ] 15. Little Dragon – Nightlife [ Ritual Union; Peacefrog Holdings ] 16. LDFD – Outtacontrol [ Outtacontrol EP; Magical Properties ] 17. Thievery Corporation – Where It All Starts [ Culture of Fear; ESL ] 18. King – Hey [ The Story EP; Self Released ] 19. Wild Cookie – Serious Drug [ Cookie Dough; Tru Thoughts ] Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills 20. Kraak & Smaak – Wasted With A Smile [ Electric Hustle; Jalapeño ] 21. Bombino – Tar Hani (My Love) [ Agadez; Cumbancha ] 22. Tinariwen – Tenere Taqhim Tossam [ Tassili; Anti ] 23. Mongo Santamaria – Mongo’s Mambo *Joe Claussell Remix [ Africa Caribe; Hammock House/Fania ] 24. Captain Planet – Get You Some [ Cookin' Gumbo; Bastard Jazz ] 25. Chris Berry – Lari’s Theme [ OKA!; Oka Productions ] 26. Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale [ Tell Me A Tale: The Isle of Wight Sessions; Communion ] 27. The Echocentrics – Crescent Sun [ Sunshadows; Ubiquity ] 28. Garfield Adams – For My City *feat. Josh Koslow [ 1st Things First; Self Released ] band camp 29. Jesse Futurman – I Love You So [ Super Basement EP; Jus Like Music 30. Agnes Obel - Close Watch [ Philharmonics; Play It Again, Sam ] 31. DJ Shadow – Enemy Lines [ The Less You Know, The Better; Verve Forecast ] 32. Dengue Fever – Ugu [ Cannibal Courtship; Fantasy ] 33. Daedelus – Penny Loafers [ Bespoke; Ninja Tune ] Inara George Bird & The Bee Living Sisters 34. Chrissy Murderbot – Bussin Down [ Women's Studies; Planet Mu ] 35. El Rego – Vimado Wingman [ El Rego; Daptone ] 36. Ikebe Shakedown – Tujunga [ Ikebe Shakedown; Ubiquity Records ] 37. Bing Ji Ling – Dreaming [ Shadow to Shine; Tummy Touch Records ]

Forward Listening 21

December 20, 2011 at 8:00 am
I'm proud to announce Forward Listening Vol. 21, available now on The Noise Academy's website and iTunes.  2 hours of goodness from Chris Berry, MdCL, Captain Planet, Colman Brothers, Toro Y Moi, DJ Cam, and more... Lots of great music for you to enjoy. Download Hour 1 Charles Lloyd Quartet – Dream Weaver [ Concert in Athens; ECM Records ] Me’shell Ndegeocello – Don’t Take My Kindness For Weakness [ Weather; Naive Records ] Chris Berry – Lari’s Theme (End Theme) [ Oka! OST; Oka Productions ] El Rego – Do Do Baya [ El Rego; Daptone ] Empresarios – Cumbia Savage (Instrumental) [ Bestia EP; Fort Knox Recordings ] Amerigo Gazaway – Stakes Is High [ Fela Soul; Self Released ] Jonwayne – Just A Minute [ I Don't Care; Self Released ] DJ 2-Tone Jones – Blue Hype [ Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber; Self Released ] DJ Center – You Got The Love (Applejac’s Hookah Lounge Remix) [ Everything in Time Remixed; Push The Fader ] MdCL – Alabi (feat. Sandra Nkake) [ Renegades; Tru Thoughts ] Bio Ritmo – Dina’s Mambo [ La Verdad; Electric Cowbell ] Mongo Santamaria – Mongo’s Mambo (Joe Claussell Remix) [ Africa Caribe; Hammock House/Fania ] Captain Planet – Samba Radiante [ Cookin' Gumbo; Bastard Jazz ] Colman Brothers – Another Brother (Big Band Mix) [ Colman Brothers ; Wah Wah 45's ] Hour 2 Mocean Worker – Do Like Ya Like [ Candygram for Mowo!; MRI ] Sun Singleton – Ready (Opolopo Remix) [ Stilnovo Sessions Vol. 1; Stilnovo ] The Getalong Gang – Better Than This [ It's All House; Public Recordings ] Aischa Traidia – What’s Going On [ Single; Melting Pot Music ] Toro Y Moi – All Alone [ Freaking Out EP; Carpark Records ] Kutcorners – Diamond (Wajeed Remix) [ Single; 11-inch Records ] DJ Cam – A Loop [ Seven; Laurent Daumail ] Garfield Adams – Build and Destroy (feat. Derrick Buck) [ 1st Things First; Stemulated Music ] J-Live – No Time To Waste [ Said Person of That Ability; Triple Threat Music ] Evidence – You [ Cats & Dogs; Rhymesayers ] J.Bizness – 260 Dionne [ Flips Vol. 1; Self Released ] Jose James – Trouble [ Single; Self-Released ] Sarah Linhares – Here [ Messages from the Future; Public Transit ] Grace Jones – This is Life [ Hurricane; Play It Again, Sam ] Daedelus – Penny Loafers [ Bespoke; Ninja Tune ] Bjork – Dark Matter (With Choir & Organ) [ Biophilia; Nonesuch ] Moby – When You Grow Old [ Destroyed; Mute ]

Forward Listening 20 now available

December 5, 2011 at 10:00 am
This month's edition of Forward Listening includes music from James Blake, Thundercat, Nas, Antibalas, Mr. Scruff, and more.  Enjoy! http://thenoiseacademy.com/podcast/forward-listening-20/
Hour 1
Bill Withers - Hope She'll Be Happier [ Live at Carnegie Hall; Sony/Columbia ]
James Blake - Limit To Your Love [ James Blake; Universal Republic ]
Jesse Futurman - I Love You So [ Super Basement EP; Jus Like Music ]
Robin Hannibal - Transit [ Bobby EP; Plug Research ]
Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop - The Mexican [ Stamp Out Reality; ???
Manu Dibango - New Bell [ Africadelic: The Best of Manu Dibango; Mercury ]
Antibalas - Rat Race [ 12"; Exactamundo ]
Tinariwen - Tenere Taqhim Tossam [ Tassili; Anti/Epitaph ]
Bombino - Tenere (The Desert My Home) [ Agadez; Cumbancha ]
Fools Gold - Narrow Sun [ Leave No Trace; IAMSOUND ]
AM & Shawn Lee - Dark Into Light [ Celestial Electric; ESL ]
Charles Bradley - Since Our Last Goodbye [ No Time For Dreaming Instrumentals; Daptone ]
Hour 2
J.Viewz - Salty Air [ Rivers & Homes; Jorjia Music ]
Kraak & Smaak - Wasted With A Smile [ Electric Hustle; Jalapeno ]
Shad & Frank Dukes - Flawless [ The New North; The Real Frequency ]
Zion I - The History [ Atomic Clock; Gold Dust ]
Nas - Nasty [ single; Def Jam ]
Ancient Astronauts - Nocturne [ Into Bass & Time; ESL ]
Mista Savona f. Alton Ellis - Chant Rasta Sound [ Warn The Nation; Savona Records ]
Prince Fatty - Come On, Girl *Disco Mix [ Supersize; Mr. Bongo ]
Chrissy Murderbot - Braaain [ 12"; Planet Mu ]
Little Dragon - Ritual Union *Tensnake Remix [ Ritual Union EP; Peacefrog Holdings ]
Thundercat - Daylight [ The Golden Age of Apocalypse; Brainfeeder ]
Mr. Scruff vs. Kristy Almeida - Pickled Spider [ Turntables on The Hudson Vol. 8; Wonderwheel ]
The Echocentrics - Crescent Sun [ Sunshadows; Ubiquity Records ]
Bing Ji Ling - Some Things Never Change [ Shadow To Shine; Tummy Touch ]
The Stepkids - Legend In My Own Mind [ The Stepkids; Stones Throw ]
Alabama Shakes - I Found You [ Alabama Shakes EP; Self Release ]
Ikebe Shakedown - The Prisoner [ Hard Steppin EP; Colemine Records ]

Support the Thanksgivends Compilation

November 23, 2011 at 6:00 am
This is a great opportunity for folks to support the Thanksgivends cause, but can't make it to the actual event this Wednesday.  Name your price, whatever you can manage.  You will be helping a couple of great programs based out of Los Angeles, and you're generosity will be rewarded with this compilation of music.  PLEASE SUPPORT! THE GIVENDS Benefit Compilation Vol. 1 (20 tracks) (ONLY AVAILABLE Digitally 11/20-12/25, 2011)
A collaborative artists effort to raise funds and awareness for programs incorporating the arts for underprivileged and at risk youth.
SONGS DONATED BY FOLLOWING ARTISTS:
VIKTER DUPLAIX • THE REBIRTH • MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE • MICHELLE SHAPROW PALENKE SOULTRIBE • LARS BEHRENROTH • QUETZAL GUERRERO • DIGITAL FUNK ADDICTS THE IMAGINATION & E REECE • JIMIJAMES • JOSH ONE • DPR*MASS • CHANNEL 2 • DERRICK BUCK • JOY JONES SIMPLE CITIZENS • MALECO COLLECTIVE • GARFIELD ADAMS • CONNIE PRICE & the KEYSTONES • BIG DADDY KANE THE ILL RELATIVES • JUAN HOERNI & BRAD KENT • M80 • J. MAKA EL • BREIS • HEIDY • IRANTZU PUJADAS
"YOU NAME THE PRICE!"
THIS YEARS BENEFICIARIES: MARVISTA FAMILY CENTER www.marvistafc.org SOUND ART http://www.soundartla.org PEACE4KIDS http://peace4kids.org/ PIO PICO MS MUSIC PROGRAM

New Jazz Night in DTLA: Straight Ahead Sundays

September 26, 2011 at 1:17 am
Got a new night dedicated to all things jazz, at a very low key, dimly lit lounge off 6th and main. The perfect environment to vibe out to some jazz cuts every other Sunday night. Opening night is October 2nd, and we have a treat for you!  Guest DJ Miles Perlich, who hosts, quite possibly, the best radio show on Los Angeles airwaves, United Groove.  Miles will be in the house playing some exquisite jazz vinyl from his collection, as well as other soul and funk treats you might hear on his weekly radio program. Again, this is a low key night dedicated to the appreciation of good music, so dancing is optional.  Come through, have a drink, grab a french dip from Cole's next door, and ease in to your work week. Straight Ahead Sundays Every Other Sunday, starting October 2nd @ The Association 110 E. 6th Street in DTLA (cross street is MAIN)
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