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KALX Shortwave August 2011

I was asked by KALX, Berkeley’s DJ Rawman to curate a show for the Shortwave Hour he hosts each 1st and 3rd Monday at midnight on Sunday. The time happened to fall this last week as July fell into August.

What a treat! It’s almost an oddity to play these tracks back to back as a DJ working in the Bay. Take a listen. Let me know.

KALX Shortwave August 2011

Cinnamon – Fatima
The Devil And Midnight (LV Remix) – Nitin Sawhney
On Your Own – Lil Silva featuring Sampha
At Least Instramental Remix – Mount Kimbie
Up In My Head – Cooly G
I Don’t Care About Anything (Being With You) – Marlow
Little By Little (Caribou Remix) – Radiohead
Red Light – Fatima
Flikr Of Ur Eyes – Swarms
New Here – Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX
Feel (Feat. Truth) – Silkie
Equis – Pixelord, Coax
Flowtation Device – Floyd the Locsmif
Hold On – SBTRKT
Capricorn (Ralf Gum Remix) – 60 Hertz Project
Far Nearer – Jamie xx

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A little summer something


Summer Wind

Amante (Yoruba Suite Mix) – Santos
Celestine Prophecy (Original Mix) – Blaze
Capricorn (Ralf Gum Remix) – 60 Hertz Project
Fade Away – Cravo E Canela
Guanile (Pablo Fierro’s Orchestra Original Mix) – Pablo Fierro
The Quick & Dirty Dance EP (Daz-I-Kue Dub) – Shelley Nicole’s Blakbushe
Summer School Vol.2 (URH – Sleep Walker) – Various Artists
Love It (feat. JL) – BSTC
Nast – D’stephanie
Yes I Know (Marlon D’s UC Medellin Mix) – The Vibes Organization feat. Maggie Smile
Vibe Your Love – Maceo Plex
Elle (Criola Remix) – Dj Gregory
Madera – Santos feat. Quetzal Guerrero
Music Speaks Louder Than Words (Doug’s Jazzfunkadisco Mix) – Joey Negro pres. Doug Willis
Eastern Promise (Psalm) – The Natural Yogurt Band
Song of the Wind – Santana

Real Radio July 2011


Kicking off this month’s mix is Clams Casino. Already a highly sought after producer in the southern rap scene (Soulja Boy, Lil B), his new EP finds him exploring the hazy beatscapes with twisted samples and analog synth textures in line with the finest post Dilla beatsmiths. Lukid, Onra, Oddisee and of course Dilla all keep a solid bump with soulful undercurrents. L.A. darling and artist of the moment, Flying Lotus exhibits one of the various directions producers aligned with instrumentalists can take post hip hop jazz. Drop in NYC underground artists Breez Evahflowin and a smart cut from The Roots latest album, before getting into the 70’s jazz groove which is always a source of inspiration for this DJ. Sunshine grooves for cooling down. The follow through for the mix keeps the vibe expanding and the groove on point. Pour yourself an Arnold Palmer.


Real Radio July 2011

Natural – Clams Casino
Track 4 – Lukid
Dont Stop – Onra
Houston – Oddisee
One for Ghost – J Dilla
Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph – Flying Lotus
Forsaken – Breez Evahflowin’
Radio Daze – The Roots, Blu, Porn & Dice Raw
Searching – Roy Ayers
Tashriel – Masada Quintet
The Nearness Of You – Cal Tjader
Sun Runner – Bob James
Time is the Enemy – Quantic
Taijete – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Pete’s Jazz – Pete Rock
Quiet Fire – Roy Haynes
You Ain’t Really Down (Jazzanova’s Hey Baby Beats) – Status IV
Beyond The Stars (SD Mix) – Syncom Data
Into the Stars – L-Vis 1990
Imaginative Revolution – Paradox
Neckbone – flevans
Rendezvous (Instrumental) – Leisering, Stefan ; Green, A. ; Castro, A.
Feelin’ It – Camp Lo
Something Goes Right – SBTRKT
Tonight (Sa-Ra rmx) – Kleer
Riding High (Wajeed rmx) – Faze-o
Nina Lowo – Tony Allen
A Tribute To The Beatminerz – J. Rawls
Flyin’ High InThe Brooklyn Sky – Digable Planets w/ Lester Bowie And Wah Wah Watson
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (Easy Mo Bee Remix) – The Temptations

Real Radio June 2011

Summer, summer, summertime. Warm sounds for an afternoon or getting on the good foot for the night. Fatima’s first EP features great production from Floating Points (a fav of mine) with tracks ranging from downtempo haze to R&B and jazz influenced ambience. Can’t wait to hear more. Moodymann’s Black Mahogonie project is pure class with the jazz bass and gospel R&B styled analog house sound. More jazz fusion slash disco boogie from Oriol, Eddie Russ, Bob James and Bomp pick up the vibe before getting into some newer electronic and hip hop beats. Take a listen on your porch or your car this summer.


Real Radio: June 2011

Mind – Fatima
Rectify/Bonus Beats – Black Mahogonie II
Spiral – Oriol
Poko Nose – Eddie Russ
I Don’t Want to See You Cry – John Holt
Theme Song from ‘Which Way Is Up’ – Stargard
Be known (Owusu Remix) – Up Hygh Feat. Eska
Heads – Bob James
Funk INA Ghatto feat Austin and Jones – Bomp
Rump Studies w Ketepica – Dimlite
Flashback [Jazzanova’s Mashed Bag] – Fat Freddy’s Drop
Night Night – Big Boi, B.o.B. & Joi
True Skool (The Heatwave Remix) – Roots Manuva & Coldcut
I Can’t Let it Go – Seiji
Web 20/20 – The Roots, Peedi Peedi & Truck North
Dil Se – A.R Rahman
If I Can’t Hold You – Desire
Daily Vacation – Ducktails
Escape To Nowhere – Danilo Plessow
Wait is Over – Lil Silva
Rock Wit Me (feat. Teyana Taylor) – Jadakiss
My Yes On My No – Anthony B

Real Radio: April 2011


I’ve been on hiatus from posting for many months now, so I’ve got a lot of music to get up here. Let’s start with some recent (and a touch of older for good measure). This first re-installment of the series is something like the transition of winter into spring. Cold nights spent inside with glimpses of the sun returning before it finally does. Great new music from the likes of Gil Scott with Jamie XX, Nicholas Jaar, Chris Turner, Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub project, Julio Bashmore’s deep house sides, Mary J. Blige’s stripped down power, and more. Soul, electronic, dub, classic. Download, stream, enjoy.

Real Radio: April 2011

Gospel Of Opal (ft. Anneka) – Falty DL
Ribble To Amazon – Julio Bashmore
Jels – Joy O
Take Care Of You – Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX
Wires (Theo Parrish Remix) – Owiny Sigoma Band
Wires – Owiny Sigoma Band
Like We Used To – Kahn
Intervales Theme – Javelin
Ooo La La La – Teena Marie
Candy Walls – Trust
Why Can’t We Live Together – Timmy Thomas
Someone to Love Me (Naked) – Mary J. Blige feat. Diddy & Lil Wayne
Wink – Little Dragon
Time for Us – Nicolas Jaar
stickyGREEN – Chris Turner
Silverado – Black Dub
The Tea – Choklate
Father Father (Original) – Julio Bashmore
Ride (Original Mix) – Something Good
Rockeez – Souled
Alafia (Alpha & Olmega’s Ethnic Vocal Mix) – Paul Deep Feat. Sheyi
Your Touch – Duffstep

Real Radio: August 2010

Another episode of Real Radio comes at the end of the month. August days and nights are some of my favorites. Let the music reflect that.

Real Radio: August 2010

Perferated – Skream
Reflections – Skream ft. Dbridge & instra:mental
Dreamin – Submerse
Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) – Monsters of Folk
Orion – These New Puritans
Martin Luther – Wolfgang Voigt
Lost Bakongo Remix – Soule Power
Real Love (The Field Remix) – Delorean
Real Love (Radio Edit) – Delorean
Jneiriereooo!!!!! – Jneiro Jarel
Southern Boy (Dubbel Dutch Remix) – DJ Sneak
Lilt – Kidkut
I Love The Way – Skream
8 Bit Baby – Skream ft. Murs
Finally – Skream ft. La Roux
Peaches for the Baby – Lawrence Grey
It Takes A Muscle – M.I.A.
Meds And Feds – M.I.A.
It’s Like Fire Yo!! – Jneiro Jarel
Hologram – These New Puritans
Real Love (Deadboy Remix) – Delorean
Wray – Dub One
Dear God 2.0 – The Roots & Monsters of Folk

Real Radio July 2010

Loads of great music being released these days. Here are some recent selections worth giving a listen. Soundway Records’ great compilation of Nigerian 70’s rock starts things off. Jose James puts jazz into the groove for a contemporary stepper oozing soul. Dimlite has a new LP on the Now Again label filled with broken machine cosmic slappers. Hazy dubtech boogie soul joints from Brokenchord, SBTRKT, and Von D reminisce with sliced syncopation. Retro rave nods with 2010 production qualities from Machinedrum and Bok Bok. The new M.I.A. album, “Maya”, finds her in different form from previous releases, though equally fine with tough electronic productions bolstered by digital noise, requiring a proper listening focus. LCD Soundsystem’s latest is another great release with slow building jams that’ll bring you back and push you forward. Enjoy.

Real Radio July 2010

Yem Efe – Tony Grey Super 7
The World Ends – The Black Mirrors
Ottoto Shamoleda – Colomach
Detroit Loveletter – Jose James
On The Same Picture w Elan Tamara – Dimlite
Bluestar – Brokenchord
Berlin Call Alps Edit – Von D
Jamlock – SBTRKT
Antigravity Low Limit Remix – Shlohmo
Square One – Mosca
Party Harder (The Heatwave Refix) – Donaeo, Rubi Dan, Capleton, Vybz Kartel & Danny English
What Life Once Was (Original) – Altered Natives
1992 (Vocal Version) – Dexter
Let Your Body Talk – Ace The Sandman
Carry The Weight Bok Bok Remix – Machinedrum
Quicktime Roska Remix – DJ Naughty
Down – Sepalcure
Undenied – Portishead
Caps Lock – M.I.A.
You Wanted a Hit – LCD Soundsystem
Run In To The Light – Brokenchord