The impact of the legendary Roy Ayers on soul, jazz, hip hop, (music in general) is immeasurable. The awesome KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez put this mix of some of Roy’s best tracks as well as some of the best tracks he inspired (It’s a seriously impressive list). And that’s not all! The Homage music series is bringing Roy Ayers together with Pete Rock(!) and a live band to Exchange: Los Angeles Nov. 17. This is a show you absolutely do not want to miss. Seriously! We couldn’t be more psyched!
“A La Modeliste” brings Mr. Ronson and an all star cast of features together for a collaboration taken from the forthcoming new Grammy associated RE:GENERATION documentary expected early 2012. The documentary brings together a plethora of popular and iconic producers with artists from different generations. Get familiar with ReGenerationhere.
Mark Ronson – A La Modeliste (feat. Erykah Badu, Mos Def & Dap Kings)
If you dig anything The Weeknd is doing with pop music, shit if you dig slow jams with soul then you need to give “Alone” a spin. #LUSHASFUCK. The self produced track by JMSN is the strong follow up to his debut song “Hotel”. Somebody get Drake on this shit.
Josh from Small Black calls in this week to talk about the band’s new Moon Killer mixtape being released on 11.11.11, the issues related with sounding like, #occupywallstreet and more. Catch new B3SCI Radio on Virgin Mobile Live, Fridays and Saturdays every week 12pm pac/ 3pm east.
A$AP Rocky – Out of This World
Coldplay – Princess of China (Feat. Rihanna)
mic up: Birdy – Shelter (Essays Tearful Remix) (Edit)
Dirty Beaches – Lone Runner
The Owsley Brothers – Burden On Your Eyes
mic up: Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Burial Remix)(edit)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)
mic up: Rave’s Fave
Justice – Parade
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix) (edit)
Small Black – Weird Machines
Interview part 1: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Two Rivers (Feat. Heems)
Interview part 2: Josh from Small Black call’s in
Small Black – Moon Killer
“You make me wanna me wanna throw my pager out the window. Tell MCI to cut the phone cords. I’m gonna put your number on the call block. Have AOL make my email stop.” Love how DC always kept it current. ….And helllll naw, Kelly Rowland was NOT about to overpay for long distance, get your AT&T high price phone bill bullshit out of here. Our man Drunk & Hungry is dude out of Pittsburgh that also records indie pop under the name Good Sport. Get familiar. (AV)
We love New Look. “Everything” is off the Canadian duo’s (finally) released s/t debut. In the same lane as artists/bands like Quadron, Kimbra, and The Peach Kings, New Look is that grown female-voiced neo-neo-soul. There are bits of current indie and electronic music there (which definitely help make this style more palatable/relevant to the “mainstream indie” bloggerazi) but the backbone of New Look’s sound and the other aforementioned bands is a real (and you can really feel it) emotional communication with the listener that you can only find in the best R&B. New Look’s LP is definitely something you will want to check out.
Mayer Hawthorne released his major label debut LP last week, How Do You Do. “Stick Around” is our choice track from the album and although the refs to The Tempts and The Miracles are there, the track almost sounds like early Chicago (“Saturday in the Park”). There’s definitely a bit more of an overall 70’s influence on How Do You Do vs. the much more straight up ’60’s-style of A Strange Arrangement. “Stick Around” isn’t a groundbreaker but its an awesome piece of pop songwriting. Get into it.
The beautiful, (seriously beautiful, heartstopping, jawdropping, all that shit) “Summer is Gone” is new from BK producer The Stuyvesants latest The Finer Things, Vol. 2. You can preview the entire project, which is laced wall to wall with GREAT beats on The Stuyvesants Soundcloud.