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Editor’s Note: LA label Plug Research will be releasing the latest full length from KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez, called “In Search Of”, on March 18. He gives us a sneak peek behind the making of the video for the track “Searching For” featuring Miles Bonny.
This song captures exactly where I find myself at this point in my life.
Miles Bonny is an artist I …
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(AV previously spotlighted Action Bronson and here are a few more of his favorites to look out for at the fest)
These guys are bad! Super bad!
A jazz trio out of Toronto with previous collaborations with Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean, they are known mainly for their renditions and covers which are from another planet.
Having built a buzz thanks in part to …
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This Hulk Hogan of Hip Hop straight out of Flushing, Queens, New York.
Known for slamming crazy fans, stage crew and folks while rapping on stage, is set to perform at this year’s SXSW and I plan to be in the front row to witness any wrestling tactics by this emcee.
Having built a major buzz on the indie circuit, Bronson is pretty much everywhere now …
DJ Top Ten Lists, Featured »
Check out Anthony Valadez’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. Toro Y Moi – Anything in Return (Carpark)
2. Pusha T – My Name Is My Name (Def Jam / GOOD Music)
3. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL /True Panther)
4. José James – No Beginning No End (Blue Note)
5. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (Self-released)
I expect very big things for Chance The Rapper.
The Chicagoan, who is yet to be release an album, was most recently featured on the new Red Hot Fela compilation and has also teamed up with James Blake on a remix.
He’s being approached by many labels at the moment and this song is a great example of his style.
“Everything’s Good” is sonically and lyrically inspiring. It’s …
Tiny Hearts caught my attention via producer Waajeed.
Another lifetime ago, Waajeed was a dj/collaborator in Detroit hip hop group Slum Village. He then moved onto a project that went under the moniker of Platinum Pied Pipers (PPP) which, at that time, caught the attention of many music journalists and DJs. It was nothing like his earlier production work — Rhodes, off tempo snares and …
Oddisee is one of those artists who has been on my radar for years, both as a producer and an emcee.
I’ve played many of his cuts on my show, but I think it’s time to spend a little more time talking about what he does.
He has worked with the likes of Jose James, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus and countless others.
Oddisee mixes all …
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Editor’s Note: On Sunday, October 6, KCRW will host a night celebrating one of LA’s most influential record labels, Stones Throw Records. It will include an outdoor screening of the documentary “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records” and opening DJ sets from Garth Trinidad and Peanut Butter Wolf.
Buy your tickets here and download a Stones Throw mix courtesy of …
This guy might be the future of music.
Sango has been getting lots of love on my show Monday nights for the past year. And, as I write this, on my third draft, I’m realizing it’s hard to put the Michigan-based producer’s sound into words.
Ambient, slow 808′s and chill mixed with heavy 808′s and heavy bass.
One minute Sango unofficially remixes The Weeknd or Ginuwine and …
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(Los Girls is a new project from KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez. He tells us how it came about and shares a track below!)
Los Girls came about while working on my follow up record for LA indie label Plug Research. I had these incredible sessions with multi-instrumentalist Nick Rosen, who would swing through my Venice studio from time to time.
We began creating these amazing outtakes …