Whoa. This week seems so boring compared to last week in LA. This week my supervisor put me on a Los Angeles-based band called the Decoders. I can’t believe this is my first time hearing about them! So bummed I missed them at the Hammer. They do amazing covers of classics like That’s The Way Of The World, Walk On By with Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums, Everybody Loves the Sunshine with Seu Jorge, and Hey There Lonely Boy with one of my favorite vocalists right now Miss Coco O of Quadron. I’m really diggin the Lovers Rock twist to all these timeless cuts especially this one right here:
Which is a cover of this:
Which is sampled by this:
Peep their Soundcloud for more tracks.
I can’t believe it. I swear I was pining for summer not too long ago.
Lovin this mix by Astronautica for HW&W. Basically a dope mix of that ever evolving summer playlist mixed with some new gems to keep ya head noddin.
I’m terrible at blogging but here’s an update.
Last week, I saw Sergio Mendes at the Hollywood Bowl! He was seriously amazing. I like to refer to him as one of the Godfathers of my musical soul.
Upcoming events that I will be attending:
These two at Rose Bowl on Sunday. Need I say more?
Mad excited to see Melbourne-based, neo-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote at the Bootleg Theater.
Jose James for the FIGat7th Downtown Festival. FREE. Tickets here.
This lineup got me hyped forreal! I’m excited to see Disclosure, TNGHT, Baauer (missed him at Coachella wah), Flying Lotus, Breakbot (last year he wasn’t as funky but I have faith), Floss, Justice, and everyone else. Wish Bondax was comin thru, I was really looking forward to seein the two chaps live.
Get turnt up with the homie’s new mix.
Dom Kennedy – We Ball ft. Kendrick Lamar
Shackles – Big Weight
Lil’ Wayne – Gunwalk
TURNUP – Lifestyle
Tropkillaz Vs. Brazillionare – Novinha (Youngin)
UZ x CRNKN – Booty 2 The Ground
Dillon Francis – Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)
Wiz Khalifa – Initiation ft. Lola Monroe
Flosstradamus – TWARK
gLAdiator – Magnum
Tropkillaz – Lunatic
Yellow Claw – Kaolo
RL Grime – Art Money
UZ – Trap Shit V15 (Turn Up) (Ft. Casey Veggies & Iamsul)
Diplo – Set It Off ft. Lazerdisk Party Sex (CRNKN Remix)
Bro Safari – Scumbag
gLAdiator x CRNKN – Up & Down
Valentino Khan – Who U Wit
Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix)
Meek Mill – House Party ft. Young Chris
Been really diggin German producer IAMNOBODI.
Just when I thought this track couldn’t get any better, he drops this gem. Lovin the keys and the drums and how it doesn’t overpower Amel’s voice.
Dope edit of this classic Kendrick Lamar track. When the winds come in… such a smooth touch.
Skip the wine and candlelight and give me some Jazz and a nice drum line.
Nice spin on the classics.
I’m really lovin this track from Jeftuz. “Someone To Call My Lover” is a mainstay in my karaoke repertoire. At a little over two minutes long, it always leaves me wanting more.
“I Get So Lonely” gets revamped by ESTA.
See post here.
I first heard of him when I went to Montreal last summer and some homies introduced me to him when he was going by Kaytradamus. His funky re-edits of R&B gems have been on steady rotation for some time now.
Random Access Memories officially dropped this past week. I think Daft Punk’s fans were expecting Discovery or Human After All, but instead got something radically different. As one of the most highly anticipated albums of recent memory, it’s no surprise that opinions varied across the board.