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KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 19, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,181 views]
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Check out Jeremy Sole’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. James Blake – Overgrown (Atlas/ A&M)
2. The Stepkids – Troubadour (Stones Throw)
3. Débruit & Alsarah – Aljawal الجوال (Soundway)
4. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)
5. Contact Field Orchestra – Vol.1 (Hit+Run)
6. Darkside – Psychic (Matador)
7. Bonobo – The North Borders (Ninja Tune)
8. Hanni …

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Afro Funké Series Comes to a Close After 10-Year Run

Posted December 12, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 3,107 views]
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Let’s be honest, here in LA the hype machine moves fast and doesn’t look back.
The moment something becomes hip it’s already on it’s way to becoming passé. One day it’s the next big thing, the next day it’s old news.
The more I witness this to be true, the more I am grateful and humbled by the marathon run our weekly event, Afro Funké has …

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“I Have A Dream” Speech 50th Anniversary Celebrated with Music

Posted August 30, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,741 views]
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This week, my radio show was devoted to music of unity, equality, race issues and liberation – as it marked exactly 50 years to the day that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped up to the podium at the March On Washington and delivered what is now known as his “I Have A Dream” speech.
These music selections embody the sonic emotions brought on by …

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Download: Nina Simone’s “Be My Husband” (Jeremy Sole Remix)

Posted July 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 4,157 views]
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NINA SIMONE – “BE MY HUSBAND (JEREMY SOLE REMIX)”

This year, the legendary “High Priestess of Soul”, NINA SIMONE, would be 80 years old.
A woman who changed the social and political fabric of America with her fearless songs, her yearning voice, and her raw, worn soul. Perhaps what has always moved me about Nina’s body of work is that …

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Reggae Night at the Hollywood Bowl is Back!

Posted June 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,336 views]
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The days are longer and the weather is hotter, people it’s Reggae time once again in Los Angeles!
It’s an honor being the annual host of Reggae Night at the Hollywood Bowl as part of KCRW’s World Festival, and this Sunday’s line-up is legendary.
Son of Robert Nesta Marley, DAMIAN “JR GONG” is the real deal. Everyone remembers the ubiquitously massive “Welcome To Jamrock“, but every …

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Exclusive Download: Gilles Peterson Mix for KCRW

Posted May 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,581 views]
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From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:
As far as the “tastemakers” of our generation, there is one person at the pinnacle of praise for me, personally.
A man that has ushered entire genres onto the world stage, and broke bands that are either household names or underground heroes and legends. His name is Gilles Peterson.
It took over a year to bring Gilles to the states in 2011, …

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KCRW Exclusive: Michael Kiwanuka A Cappella Version of Bones

Posted August 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,251 views]
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From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:
As y’all may or may not know, I play an a cappella piece in the last 20 minutes of my show every week. Lately I’ve been getting more exclusive recordings, including a very special one recorded last Monday in a bathroom, backstage at The Troubadour.
Some time ago, I reached out to a young artist that I came across in my …

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Rocksteady at Reggae Night This Sunday

Posted July 13, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 2,659 views]
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From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:
The days are longer and the weather is hotter, people it’s Reggae time once again in Los Angeles!
It’s an honor being the annual host of Reggae Night at the Hollywood Bowl as part of KCRW’s World Festival, and this Sunday I’m co-hosting with the one and only Ziggy Marley, who always shares stories of how these legendary artists inspired his …

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Willis Earl Beal: Artist You Should Know

Posted March 6, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,367 views]
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From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:
In this world of artists grooming themselves for success, its refreshing to see uncompromised authenticity. There’s only one person he’s trying to be and he’s already him.
This video paints a perfect picture of a man who wears his soul on his sleeve. His music howls with echoes of bluesmen we just don’t see these days.
– Jeremy Sole
Editor’s Note: Beale will …

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The Decoders: Local Band We Love

Posted February 3, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 3,639 views]
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From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:
The Decoders are a project from respected LA musicians Itai Shapira and Todd Simon (trumpeter/arranger for Mayer Hawthorne, TV On The Radio, etc.)
Both of these cats are massive talents in their instruments, as well as in vintage and contemporary recording techniques. They both are players in my recording project as well (Musaics), so I’ve been hearing whispers about this Decoders …

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