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Friday Free For All: Chromatics, GZA, Cashmere Cat + DJ Mustard

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,226 views]
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Chromatics – “Just Like You”
Cashmere Cat & DJ Mustard – “Ice Rink”
GZA – “The Mexican”

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Friday Free For All: Aphex Twin/Tom Waits Mashup + Disclosure Remix

Posted February 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,284 views]
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Eskmo – “Aphex Waits”
On the surface, Tom Waits and Aphex Twin would seem to very little in common.
While Waits is a gravelly voiced singer-songwriter whose style might best be described as leftfield interpretations of pre-war jazz and blues, Aphex Twin trades in futuristic experiments in electronics.
LA-based producer, Eskmo, manages to meld the seemingly disparate worlds together in a mash-up that defies expectations and manages …

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Friday Free For All: MEGA POST!

Posted January 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,711 views]
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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Friday Free For All post, so I thought I’d clear the decks and blow it out with a giant MEGAPOST!
Here’s (almost) everything you need to be caught up:
Hanni El Khatib x Freddie Gibbs – “Satin Black”
Hanni El Khatib and Freddie Gibbs teamed up for an killer new single that’s been getting a lot of love on …

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Friday Free For All: Museum of Love + New Build Remixes + New Interpol

Posted December 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,113 views]
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Museum of Love + New Build Remixes
Museum of Love’s eponymous debut album was one of my favorite albums of 2014.
Next Friday, they will make their LA debut at the Regent Theater as part of a co-headlining tour with New Build (a group lead by Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin). If I didn’t have a radio shift that night, I’d totally be …

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Friday Free For All: Misun + The Drums (Remixed by YACHT)

Posted November 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,979 views]
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Misun – Superstitions
It’s no secret that Misun is one of my favorite bands.
The LA-via-DC group first caught my attention through their consistently great stream of free releases on Soundcloud, each one wildly different from the last, but always super catchy.
This week they released their first full length, “Superstitions“.
It finds Misun gliding between rock, pop, and electronic sounds. Powerhouse lead singer (and group namesake) Misun …

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Friday Free For All: Nas, Chromatics, Glass Candy

Posted October 31, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,869 views]
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Nas – “The Season” (prod. by J Dilla)
Not that he ever really went anywhere, but Nas is back!
Last night Nas dropped “The Season“, a brand new track showcasing the rapper in vintage form backed by a beat produced by J Dilla.

DOWNLOAD HERE
Dilla’s horn-heavy beat originally appeared on his 2005 album “Donuts” as “Gobstopper”.
“The Season” arrives on the heels of Nas’ label, Mass Appeal, …

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Friday Free For All: Run The Jewels + Denitia and Sene

Posted October 24, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,304 views]
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Run The Jewels – RTJ2
Late last night, El-P surprised everyone and dropped the new Run The Jewels album – entitled “RTJ2“- ahead of its originally scheduled October 27th release date and made it available as a free download.
RUN THE JEWELS 2 DROPS NOW!!!! #runthejewels killermikegto http://t.co/8u29pLI11O http://t.co/O1iAr7mUR4
— el-p (@therealelp) October 24, 2014

DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE
Let’s back things up for a second for the uninitiated; …

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Friday Free For All: What’s Good LA & Your Old Droog

Posted October 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,483 views]
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VA – What’s Good Los Angeles? compilation
LA-based indie label Friends Of Friends has teamed up with Vans to offer a free 5 track EP called What’s Good Los Angeles?, showcasing some of the best acts the LA underground.

 
Drawing from a variety of sounds and movements from across the city, the compilation features contributions from future funkateer Dam Funk, the Odd Future-affiliated Hodgy Beats, Jerome …

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Friday Free For All: Poolside Remixes Little Dragon + Chrissy Edits

Posted October 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,687 views]
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Little Dragon – “Cat Rider” (Poolside Remix)
At this point, if you’re even a casual KCRW music listener it’s probably safe to say you’re already very aware of Little Dragon and Poolside. Both acts have been championed by our DJs and have distinctive sounds that have come to define the sound of the station in recent years.
Poolside was recently commissioned by the Coterie trade show …

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Friday Free For All: La.Ga.Sta Comp + D.R.A.M. Epic Summer Mixtape

Posted September 19, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 3,120 views]
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Various Artists – La.Ga.Sta Late Summer Compilation, Vol. 4
Sneaking in just days before the Autumnal Equinox, the La.Ga.Sta music blog has just released the fourth installment of its yearly Late Summer Compilation series, showcasing unreleased and overlooked tracks from some of the most exciting acts in electronic music and nu disco.
This year’s compilation is the best yet and I cannot recommend it enough.
Los Angeles …

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