The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 12.3 – 12.7.18

Let’s dive right into the free downloads KCRW is sharing this week, starting with work by sexy and soulful LA based band, The MaríasKaren O. and Danger Mouse recently unveiled the first song from their forthcoming album. We check out Aussie newcomer Wafia, who comes to Shrine Expo Hall Dec. 7 & 8. Latin artist Gecko Turner is back with new work and Shey Baba delivers a gorgeous live track recorded at KCRW studios.

Monday, Dec. 3 The Marías “Over The Moon”

LA based psychedelic soul-stirrers The Marías are a highly sought after outfit by both English and Spanish outlets. Capping off a fabulous year with outstanding plays at Coachella and SXSW, we are digging their most recent work “Over The Moon.”

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Karen O. and Danger Mouse “Lux Prima”

Iconic artists Karen O. and Danger Mouse recently unveiled their debut as a duo! “Lux Prima” is the first song they wrote and serves as a blueprint for their forthcoming album.

Wednesday, Dec. 5  Wafia “I’m Good”

Just about every DJ on our airwaves has played Wafia’s “I’m Good,” the summer smash comes from the hotly-tipped Australian newcomer. This song is infectious and empowering, save it for your party playlist.

Thursday, Dec. 6 Gecko Turner “Cortando Bajito”

Gecko Turner gets funky on his new song “Cortando Bajito.” Think Billy Preston meets Stevie Wonder, with some Afro-percussion thrown in.

Friday, Dec. 7 Shey Baba “Requiem” Live on MBE

“Requiem” was written at a dire time in Shey Baba’s life, and it was the first song to open the floodgates for the rest of his album. We share a live version just piano and vocals, recorded in June on Morning Becomes Eclectic.