Space Captain – ‘Easier’ (Official Video) – YouTube

June 10, 2015 at 10:22 am
sc Been really enjoying the soul jazz artists coming out lately.  After really diving into the Joomanji catalog, I heard about this new band, Space Captain, from Brooklyn NY.
Melding elements of hip hop, soul and psychedelic rock, the Brooklyn-based group are set to release their first double A-side “Easier”/ “Remedy”, with Tru Thoughts on July 24th, ahead of a debut EP later this year.

Live Mix: Frank Foreal @ Touch Vinyl “Open Tables” 11/7/13

February 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm
20131119-184223.jpg There's a really cool record store in West LA that I recently discovered (late pass), called Touch Vinyl.  I found out they have an open tables event every Thursday, so I thought it would be fun to spin some records there.  They liked my set enough to post on their Soundcloud page, so now you can enjoy.  The selection there is well curated, from new releases in numerous genres to classic albums in great condition (saw D'angelo's "Voodoo" album on the wall, promo). Music from Little Dragon, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Thes One, John Klemmer, and much more. 20131119-184304.jpg

Lord Echo “Put It In My Head”

November 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm
lordechojpg Great new album from New Zealand's Lord Echo, courtesy of Bastard Jazz Recordings.  Vibes for days here, friends.  From the spacey to the afro-disco sounds, this 6 minute burner features the awesome vocal talents of Mara TK, of Electric Wire Hustle.  Throw this record on and let it take you places.

Choice 37 feat. Lauren Santiago “Back To Cuba”

October 13, 2013 at 9:00 am
  Choice37 I heard my boy DJ A-1 play this at Scenario tonight (a local friendly getdown), and this transported me to about 2006, when my man Choice 37 was putting out some seriously solid material (he has since moved to Korea to pursue music).  The amazing vocal talents of Lauren Santiago can be heard around the break.  Latin, b-boy, funky goodness right here.  It has a danceable vibe with heavy drums, but then hits you with this really soulful keyboard/vocal breakdown that just stops you in your tracks.  So glad I heard this tonight! Free Download here.

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
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