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Top 10 Slept on Records of 2014

Posted December 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,912 views]
Little Barrie

I made the conscious choice of not including any titles that any of us DJs have in our Top 10 of 2014, those are obviously all worth checking out. However, the following list expands the sonic spectrum and are albums not to be slept on!
1) Little Barrie -”Shadow” (Tummy Touch Records)
These albums aren’t in any particular order but I had to put this one …

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DJ Aaron Byrd’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 907 views]

1 Little Dragon — Nabuma Rubberband
2 SBTRKT — Wonder Where We Land
3 Nick Mulvey — First Mind
4 Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 2

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Top 10 EPs of 2014 by Aaron Byrd

Posted December 15, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 4,275 views]

Some of my favorite releases of this year were EPs. So this was even harder to put together than either of my TOP TEN ALBUMS lists.
Nevertheless, these are the 10 best EPs of 2014.
1) Shamir “Northtown EP” (GODMODE)
This EP might be my favorite discovery of 2014. The first couple of tracks are simply fun. Try not to feel good when you put this on…it’s …

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Audego: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 3,430 views]

About a year ago, I discovered a future soul duo based in Melbourne called Audego.
I was immediately seduced by Carolyn’s airy, ethereal vocals & the beat heavy, progressive production courtesy of Pasobionic.
Audego’s music is nostalgic yet contemporary.
The duo clearly has taken cues from early 90′s R&B from the likes of Aaliyah and En Vogue and infused those styles with modern sounds as you would …

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KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 12, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,361 views]

Check out Aaron Byrd’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)
2. Owiny Sigoma Band – Power Punch!!! (Brownswood Recordings)
3. José James – No Beginning No End (Blue Note)
4. Disclosure – Settle (Cherrytree / Interscope)
5. Romare – Love Songs, Pt. 1 – EP (Black Acre)
6. Rhye – Woman (Republic)
7. Laura Mvula …

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James Blake Returns to LA – at KCRW & the Music Box!

Posted September 15, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,562 views]

From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
James Blake is pioneering a new generation of blue-eyed soul…and like Mickey D’s, I’m loving it!
What’s even more impressive is his ability to stand alone in this contemporary landscape of auto-tune, microkorg, vocoder and other forms of electronically manipulated vocals. The 22-year-old British singer and pianist somehow still sounds fresh and innovative.
His self-titled debut, which dropped earlier this year on …

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Trackademicks Guest DJ Set + Little Dragon Remixes

Posted May 11, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 5,818 views]
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From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
I had the pleasure of having my man Jason Valerio, better known as Trackademicks, stop by for a guest DJ set.
Trackademicks is a MC and producer from the Bay (Alameda, CA to be exact) who’s spent the past few years crafting standout tracks for everyone from Mistah FAB to J*Davey to Kid Sister to Phonte of Little Brother.
The stylistic diversity …

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New Music from Ntjam Rosie — “In Need”

Posted September 16, 2010 by | 2 Comments | 5,752 views]

By KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
A couple of years ago I was looking in our “new” section of the KCRW music library. I stumbled upon a CD that was identified as African music but I noticed that the label was based in Amsterdam. I thought, “Hmm, sounds interesting” so I pulled it out and saw the cover was pretty cool and so was the name …

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Andreya Triana: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 1, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,100 views]

From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? Well I have. It goes a little something like this, “Mom, meet Andreya, my future wife” Silly I know, but once you’ve heard this young Brighton songwriter sing, you’ll understand.
Andreya Triana has quickly developed a loyal following over the past few years after being featured on tracks by Aaron Jerome and Bonobo. She …

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The Lions: Local Band We Love (at Zanzibar Tonight!)

Posted August 11, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,859 views]

From KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd:
The Lions formed haphazardly during a jam session. Their initial intention was to lay down some Jamaican tunes, but they felt inspired to continue their experiment into a full-fledged reggae revival movement.
The Lions are a true super group indeed, comprised of musicians from such groups as Breakestra, Connie Price & The Keystones, Plant Life, Hepcat, among others.
Straight out of …

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