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01/01/2021 01:56 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
If 6 Was 9
by Malina Moye
(1 play) | (0 fans)

Bad as I Wanna Be is the third album released by American singer/songwriter/guitarist Malina Moye, produced by Björn ‘Polarbear’ Soderberg. In an interview with Guitar World, Moye explained that the album is, “a continuation of my last album, Rock & Roll Baby, but with a more produced sound. I wanted to make it as close radio-friendly as we could, but not to miss the essential elements of the guitar. With Rock & Roll Baby, we made a guitar-driven record that showcased what I wanted to project. With this new record, I wanted to focus more on the songwriting and the melodic [and] draw on my influences from growing up in Minnesota.” Read her full interview with Guitar World here: https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/malina-moye-discusses-her-new-album-bad-as-i-wanna-be
01/01/2021 01:51 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Black Hole Sun
by Brandi Carlile
(27 plays) | (0 fans)

Brandi Carlile pays homage to the late grunge icon Chris Cornell by collaborating with the surviving members of Soundgarden, recording a few of their original songs for Record Store Day 2020. Check out her live performance of the song here: https://youtu.be/svqmsYLMGw0
01/01/2021 01:49 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
by Iska Dhaaf
(12 plays) | (0 fans)

New York by way of Seattle duo Iska Dhaaf experimented with saturated pop and electronic sounds in their newest EP. The group explained of their influences in a recent interview with Trend and Chaos that they would, “rather not list all the bands or producers that have influenced us, the list is endless and forever evolving. The same goes for our sound. The sound reflects the moment or at least aspires to” Read the full interview with the band on their new EP here: https://trendandchaos.com/iska-dhaaf/
01/01/2021 01:41 PM
DJ: Eva Walker

Brittany Howard, most known for her work in the Alabama Shakes and Thunderbitch, has gotten a new mix on this track by world renowned producer Michael Kiwanuka. Pitchfork writes “I was so excited to get to work on this project as I’ve always been a big fan of Brittany’s music,” Kiwanuka said in a statement. “Knowing this particular track and being such a fan of her voice, I wanted to not meddle with her voice, and then to make it front and center. She sounds so victorious when she sings and speaks, so the music I made was governed by that.” Read the full Pitchfork review for the track here: https://pitchfork.com/news/michael-kiwanuka-shares-new-mix-of-brittany-howard-13th-century-metal-listen/
01/01/2021 01:36 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Gazzillion Ear
by MF Doom
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

The music community is currently mourning the untimely loss of the talented genius MF DOOM. Rolling Stone wrote “Beyond his official releases, MF DOOM’s impact on music is hard to overstate. As a producer, he was nimble and fleet, repurposing various ephemera of pop culture for gloom-filled autopsies of the human condition. As a lyricist, he was uncompromising, representing a kind of introspection that at once dug inward and maintained a perspective 10,000 feet above it all. He mined America’s myths around Blackness to investigate a larger truth.” Check out his official video for the song, “Rhinestone Cowboy” https://youtu.be/s4iR668Ki3I
01/01/2021 01:33 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Coming Home
by Wells Fargo
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Hailing from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Wells Fargo’s Watch Out is from their sole album (the singles collection Coming Home) is made up of 70’s singles, stylistically influenced by Jimi Hendrix but still maintaining a unique voice. Check out their official Bandcamp here: https://wellsfargo.bandcamp.com/track/coming-home
01/01/2021 01:31 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
by StasTHEEBoss
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Formerly of Thee Satisfaction, Stas Thee Boss continues to wow us with sonic gems. Pitchfork described her first album as having, “Vocal distortion, playful harmonies, and rich basslines mingle with cheeky samples that show her love for bogle-ready basement party anthems.” Check out the full 2018 KEXP performance here: https://youtu.be/zXInTUHo_eg
01/01/2021 01:26 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Sunday Afternoon
by The True Loves
(40 plays) | (0 fans)

Seattle locals The True Loves perform an older style of R&B/Soul with a full horn section; Sunday Afternoon feels like its name. Listening to the abundant sounds of the Seattle-based funk & soul group, The True Loves, is like walking down a favorite neighborhood street, slapping-five with friends, checking up with clerks in their stores, admiring your own dark sun-glassed face in their windows, ducking under flowerpots and smelling the familiar smells of your most cherished locale. The band is its own block party. Check out this 2018 KEXP performance of the True Loves: https://youtu.be/TD2hNsY6G7E
01/01/2021 01:24 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
1. The Return
by Chance the Rapper
(4 plays) | (0 fans)

Released in December 2020, Chance the Rapper and Jeremih unleashed the deluxe edition of their mixtape' Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. Merry Christmas Lil Mama: The Gift That Keeps on Giving' following last year’s Re-Wrapped. Watch the music video for “The Return” here: https://youtu.be/npgLWoBZZfU
01/01/2021 01:18 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Don't Believe The Hype
by Public Enemy
(71 plays) | (0 fans)

A brilliant track off of Public Enemy’s 2nd album, 1988’s 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.' The NYT wrote: “Don't, don't, don't, don't, don't believe the hype,” rapped Public Enemy on the hook of their 1988 single by the same name. Public Enemy’s warning — which is essentially about being a critical, independent thinker and forming your own opinions — is just as potent today as it was more than two decades ago.” Check out the official music video for the track here: https://youtu.be/9vQaVIoEjOM
01/01/2021 01:13 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Can You Get to That
by Funkadelic
(108 plays) | (0 fans)

"Can You Get To That," is from their 3rd album (and masterpiece) Maggot Brain, you can read the full Pitchfork album review for the legendary Funkadelic album here: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/funkadelic-maggot-brain/
01/01/2021 01:09 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Hit It and Quit It
by Funkadelic
(62 plays) | (0 fans)

Listed on Funkadelic keyboardist Bernie Worrell’s essential tracks of the group, Rolling Stone writes, “Wailing lead as well as arranging the ingenious backing vocals, Worrell pumped out a mammoth Hammond B-3 organ groove and a blistering jazz-tweaked solo (like Booker T. on "Cloud Nine") before Eddie Hazel's psych-metal guitar dropped a match on the whole acid-overdriven funk flex.” Check out a 2012 Questlove Superjam Bonnaroo performance video here: https://youtu.be/qTu80O_vkc8
01/01/2021 01:06 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
Burn the Heather
by The Lounge Society
(35 plays) | (0 fans)

Third or fourth wave Yorkshire post-punks The Lounge Society craft dark, political, dance hits. Released at the start of the pandemic lockdown, Burn the Heather addresses class divisions, entitlement, and privilege. Checkout the music video for "Burn The Heather" by The Lounge Society: https://youtu.be/DCeIDhcCd2o
01/01/2021 01:02 PM
DJ: Eva Walker
by The Pointer Sisters
(1 play) | (0 fans)

"Automatic" is a song recorded by American vocal group The Pointer Sisters for their tenth studio album Break Out (1983). NPR wrote, "The Pointers grew up singing in the choir at their father's Oakland church, and had clandestine sessions listening to secular radio when their parents weren't home: Nina Simone, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Etta James. Later, the siblings worked tirelessly on their music — rehearsing, writing and arranging vocals, and penning original songs — and soaking up the revolutionary politics, culture and music galvanizing late-'60s San Francisco.” Check out the Pointer Sister’s performance here: https://youtu.be/KNi8aW8Nf6s