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Real Radio: September 2016

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Real Radio: September 2016 ~ 80 min

Land – Hidden Spheres
Song for Rémy – Yosi Horikawa & Daisuke Tanabe
Higher (Bonus Track) – Black Pearl Records
Your Number – Ayo Jay
Love Just Died Tonight – Bastien Keb
Driving To Cap Negret – Mark Barrott
Everything I’m Living For – Robert Cotter
Stebo Cu Anabela – Abel Lima
A Breath Away (feat. Kelela) – Clams Casino
It’s No Good – Depeche Mode
Man A Murdera – Popcaan
True To Yourself – Tony Palkovic
Smooth Way To Funk – Hotmood
Mar (Lo Que Siento) (Jamie Prado Remix) – Bomba Estéreo
Lotus – Laurence Guy
VIVID DREAMS (feat. River Tiber) – KAYTRANADA
Beaubien Dream – Project Pablo
Never Gonna Let You Go – Shall Not Fade WHITE
Marked For Life – Huerco S.
Pork Belly – Bastien Keb

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I put this together on a hot afternoon in the apartment to cool down. A mix of recent ambient tunes touched by soundtracks and cyber themes with some downtempo beats at the end. The melodies and harmonies carry a beauty in their simplicity, repetition and textures.

Thin Air – Floating Points
Hear Me Out – Huerco S.
Weathered Sunrise – Talbot Fade
Fuwatto – 2 8 1 4
Angels of Comfort – Iasos
Spirit – J.G. Biberkopf
Shishapangma – Simon Fisher Turner
They Broke His Pelvis – Cliff Martinez
Backwards – My Panda Shall Fly
Holding Horses – Colleen
Come In – SENKING
Way Home – Eazy Haze
Induction – DJRum
Debauchery (feat Thundercat) – Zack Sekoff
Perspectives – Christian Scott

spells of summer

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An hour of selections ambient, synthetic, warm, gauzy and hazy, alien and foreign, swinging hats and loping kicks, nothing too far below the medula. The music floats along to a summer’s day or evening with minor shifts in tone. The artists are some of my favorites from the last year. It’s an hour long. Download or stream it. Please leave a comment below.

spells of summer ~ 1hr.

Silver – Lifted
Alone in Da Sun – Beat Spacek
Miss U – Shigeto
Sunspots (i. Event #1, ii. Event #2, iii. Event #3) – ASC
The Customs of the Age Disturbed – Craig Leon
Dance Of The Drunken Drums – Theo Parrish
난 괜찮다고 또 웃으며 Good Bye – death’s dynamic shroud.wmv
Da Best Thing I Can Affar – Traxman
? Question – Mark Pritchard
Tick of the Clock – The Chromatics
They Broke His Pelvis – Cliff Martinez
Under Your Spell – Desire

Real Radio #12

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Another episode of my radio if it were dreaming on crunk. Good for commuting, playing cards against humanity and even folding laundry. Not necessarily suitable language wise for little kids’ ears. Older and newer jams that have some hooks, pops, and pepper.

Real Radio #12 ~ 1hr [Right click to download]

City of Boom – J Dilla
All I Know – Big Omeezy, Iamsu, E-40, Mally Mall
Ayo – Chris Brown, Tyga
Atlantic Cuantic Cumbia (DJ Neber Edit) – Gux Swadharma
Problems – Az
Let The Games Begin – Mack 10 Ft. Fat Joe, Big Pun
Every Gyal – Empire Isis
Young, Wild & Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Ft. Bruno Mars
No Dirt – G Whizz Ft. Chi Ching
Won’t Come Home – Mennska & Mas Tropical
Sober – Childish Gambino
Until We Rich – Ice Cube Ft. Krayzie Bone
Before My Glory – Bunji Garlin
Lean On – Major Lazer, Dj Snake, Mo
I Don’t Care – Paul Gee
The Secret – Nicolay
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Melih Aydogan Rework) – Kylie Minogue
Got Til It’s Gone remix – Zikomo
Like A Drum – Jamie Foxx, Wale
Lollipop – Jose Padilla
Here – Alessia Cara
Blacklight Riddim (Inst) – Dre Skull
Next One – Qq
Firefly (feat. Nao) – Mura Masa
100 Days, 100 Nights – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
When You’re Young And In Love – The Flying Pickets
Neva Gunna Leave – Paul Gee

Hipster dues, dude !

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Downtempo wholesome goodness. The first half of the mix is from vinyl before transitioning to mp3s. I get to flex my hipster and hepcat at the same time a couple times a month. I love the freedom of playing music for a dining crowd in a 3 story high auto warehouse. Light crashing through the sunlights and voices, glasses and hustling servers mixing into the ambient noise. Practicing the art of unlikely combinations by letting things happen together and observing. Sufficiently gentle on the ears and head sometimes. Sometimes.

Hipster Dues ~ 1hr [Right click to download]

Purple Pussy – Woo
Wallpaper – Woo
Gee-Gee – Calvin Keys
Wave – Nancy Wilson
Minnie Says – Marc Mac
See Me Smile – Marc Mac
Ready For Us – Fug
I’ll Give You My Love – Sue Ann Jones
Where You Gonna Go? – Paul White
Tomorrow – Hector Plimmer
The Mothership Is Listening (Original Mix) – Seahawks
Seven Minutes of Funk – Whole Darn Family
Cat Rider (Poolside Remix) – Little Dragon
Pendulum – FKA twigs

Easy Ain’t Living


It was a slow day yesterday in all the best ways. Leftovers from the feast on Thursday, friends stopping through to share light and being, and great music playing in the back. Mr. Oakland was digging this mix I did a couple weeks ago, so here it is. Several of the artists are definitely worth mentioning and following up on as they are relatively newly arrived. I can’t get enough of Charles Bradley’s album “No Time For Dreaming” released on the Daptone record label. The fact that he is back by the Menahan Street Band just solidifies this release as one of the best soul records of the last year. The Stepkids are from LA and do so well at incorporating all kinds of influences into their sound. Teebs is a beatmaker, and his latest “Collection 01” has me cooking, cleaning and paying the rent all day, every day. SBTRKT’s album easily gets into my top 10 from 2011. There are plenty more nuggets for the ears to get into, so press play and enjoy your day.


Easy Ain’t Living

Since Our Last Goodbye – Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band
B4 the Night is Thru – Jesse Boykins III
Cook, Clean, Pay The Rent (New House Version) – Teebs
La La – The Stepkids
Come Live With Me – Dorothy Ashby
Fragment Zero….And I Kept Dubbin (Album Version) – Kenneth Bager feat Gisli
Youth – Black Uhuru/Paul “Groucho” Smykle
Burial Tonight – Tenastelin
Brixton – Oddisee
Heatwave – SBTRKT
Treats – Cubic Zirconia
1940 (AmpLive Remix) – The Submarines
Go! – Madlib The Beat Konducta ft. Gulity Simpson
Grand Theft Auto – Nicolay & Kay
Life In Marvelous Times – Mos Def
FWD – Nosaj Thing
Certified Air Raid Material – edIT
This Is Dilla’s World – J Dilla
Snow Birds – Mike Slott
Jump Up In the Air and Stay There – Erykah Badu, Lil Wayne & Bilal
Sheared Box – Portishead
Three Days (Elmore Judd Mix) – Hardkandy
Lovin’ You, Baby – Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band
The Suite Theme – Maxwell
Thug – Maniac
Alicia – Mala

New Year, New Day, New Music

And lots of older music too. Though perhaps not that old. Just a great selection of music to get you through the day, or set off your evening. Downtempo, jazz, indie disco, electronic, Latin, French, rock, reggae, lullabies, and even a Xmas selection which isn’t at all schmaltzy. La la la. Beauty and imagination. It’s 2010, where are you going ?

New Year’s Day part 1

Non Ce N’est Pas Un Rêve – Françoise Hardy
Fading Away (Apparat Remix) – Nitrada
Do You Hear – Mr. Scruff
Sign (DJ DSL Remix) – Boozoo Bajou
Suburbia – Nite Jewel
Moon Child – Pharoah Sanders
Move – I’m not a Gun
Double Vision – Lusine
Safety Meetings – Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts
Endless Things – flevans
Ummh – Bobby Hutcherson
Rush Hour In Hong Kong – Louie Ramírez
New Morning – Quantic And His Combo Barbaro
around the world – christian prommer’s drumlesson
Exodus – Michael Brecker & Lisa Fischer
Don’t Bounce It – Isan
Little Drummer Boy – Low
Frere Jacques – Jean Jacques Perry & Luke Vibert
40 Winx – Mike Slott

New Year’s Day part 2

La Murga – Willie Colon
Cherrystones – Eugene McDaniels
Burnin Inside – King Khan & The Shrines
Worldwide – Allen Toussaint
Song for My Father – Cedric Im Brooks/Light Of Saba
Mambotango – Ray Barretto
Gone – Stefon Harris & Blackout Present
Mysterious Traveller – Weather Report
Money Jungle – Duke Ellington With Charles Mingus & Max Roach
Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved By Nature – George Russell
How To Find Royal Jelly (Lost Scrolls Of Hamaric) – Sonar Kollektiv Orchester
In the Key of Blue – Quantic