Kamasi Washington Performs The Epic Live in L.A.

June 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm
kamasi This is a must watch!  Kamasi Washington has released the Jazz Record of the Year in many people's opinions, and this live performance will show you why.  Featuring a heavy lineup of Los Angeles musicians, "The Epic" is such a fitting name to this man's album.
Watch NPR's "Jazz Night in America" concert documentary about Washington's album.
Source: Kamasi Washington Performs The Epic Live in L.A.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Dam Funk “STFU”

June 2, 2015 at 12:02 pm
dam More coolness from the LA funkmaster Dam Funk.  In preparation of his new album coming out, "Invite The Light", Dam has blessed us with yet another set of free tracks!  Download here.

FREE Download: The Pharcyde “Re-Runnin’ (Altered Tapes Uptempo Remix)”

May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm
altered-rerunnin From Altered Tapes:
** In celebration of us hitting #5 on the CMJ Hip Hop charts (& #15 on the RPM charts), FREE MUSIC! ** A 121bpm House flip of our Pharcyde "Runnin" remix. This was something we usually only played in our live sets, but enough of you asked about it so here's a download! Shades of classic Chicago House over all this one...
Download at: https://soundcloud.com/alteredtapes/the-pharcyde-rerunnin-altered-tapes-uptempo-remix-follow-to-download

Wake Up Soundtrack: People Under the Stairs “Suite for Beaver, Pt 1”

July 31, 2014 at 6:27 am
puts Every day I wake up with a song in my head.  Sometimes it's the same song for days and days.  Today's Wake Up Soundtrack comes courtesy of People Under The Stairs, from one of my favorite hip hop albums of all time, "O.S.T."  Great drums, great sample, fun content.

Frank Foreal Live On Soundwaves Radio – March 29th, 2014

March 30, 2014 at 2:37 pm
SW_Alternate   I felt like taking a Jazz route for my set on this show, including some classics, some acid jazz stuff, and a beat I made a few years back. Tracklisting: Gil Scott-Heron - Is That Jazz? Grant Green & Dianne Reeves - Down Here On The Ground Presto - Trip To Brazil Frank Foreal - Rookie Beat 1 Roy Ayers - I Did It In Seatle Jazzanova - L.O.V.E. and You & I E Reece - This Is... Klaus Wunderlich - Summertime Dizzy Gillespie Sextet - Groovin' High

Soundwaves Radio: Interview with DJ Platurn

February 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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photo by Kris Perry
I had a great conversation with Oakland's DJ Platurn a few weeks back, after he made a visit to LA for Boombox's Native Tongue Appreciation night.  I scooped up his new mix CD, "So This is De La Heaven, PT2," which is an amazing De La Soul tribute, and we talked in depth about this project (which took him over a year to make).  Listen and enjoy!

Joining a weekly radio show: Soundwaves Radio

February 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm
soundwaves-logo Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you had a great holiday, filled with friends, family, and good music.  2014 is off to a great start.  Just before Christmas, I was sitting at Aloha Kitchen, one of my favorite breakfast spots in Little Tokyo DTLA, with my wife.  We had been going back and forth  the past week or so about what my plans are for radio, how I'm going to make my dreams happen, and why I'm not there yet.  During breakfast we were having a similar conversation, when I received a phone call from SeanO, whose radio show on KPFK I had recently dropped a guest DJ set on.  Normally I would never interrupt a meal with my wife, but something made me pick up that phone.  I'm glad I did, because Sean was calling to invite me to join the team for his weekly show, Soundwaves Radio.  You can now hear me on LA airwaves late every Friday night, from 2-4am, on 90.7FM KPFK.  Truly the law of attraction in full effect right there, y'all, and I can't thank my wife enough for helping me put that energy out there, and to SeanO for making that phone call.  I'm grateful for this opportunity, and invite you to take this journey with me.  Head to Facebook and LIKE our page to stay in the know about upcoming guests and DJ's, and past show archives. Late Friday/Early Saturdays Soundwaves Radio @ KPFK 90.7FM -2am-4am -Los Angeles airwaves on 90.7FM, worldwide on kpfk.org, and through smartphones via the Pacifica Radio app. -Hip Hop, Funk, World Music, Soul, Jazz, and Electronic goodness, brought to you by SeanO, Frank Foreal, DJ Gro Weyez, DJ Panamami, and Val The Vandal plus guest dj sets and interviews from the world's finest music curators.  

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

Frank Foreal – Live on Soundwaves Radio – Jan 25, 2014

January 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm
SW_Alternate No tracklisting, but funky never-the-less.  Enjoy!

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.
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