Welcome

Welcome. This is the archive of my weekly radio show (and deep labor of love) that ran from 2009-2016, primarily on East Village Radio in New York City.

There are over 600 hours of unique programming below – of the 7337 songs played only 366 (5%) were played more than once (excluding my end-of-year collections of favorite songs – which are also a great place to start if you are new to the show: 2015, 2014, 2013 Part 12013 Part 2, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009).

These episodes also feature 94 guest interviews (at least two of those artists were later nominated for Grammys).

The player below will play all of the episodes (most recent to oldest) or feel free scroll down, click on dates in the archives bar on the right, or search for artists names see individual show posts which have full track lists.

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #325 (March 2, 2016)

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #325 (March 2, 2016)
lonnie liston smith & the cosmic echoes – devika (goddess) (flying dutchman)
s o h n – the wheel (4ad.com)
taylor mcferrin – decisions featuring emily king (brainfeedersite.com)
jono mccleery – tomorrow (radio edit) (ninjatune.net)
eska – inside out (live) (eskaonline.com)
francis and the lights – a modern promise (normative)
flako – shoosh (self-released)
fatima – biggest joke of all (eglorecords.com)
floating points – love me like this (ftps remix) (r2)
james blake – retrograde (polydor.co.uk)
oscar key sung – all i think about (part 1) (oscarkeysung.bandcamp.com)
philip owusu – goodnight (forthcoming (philipowusu.bandcamp.com))
the invisible – wings (ninjatune.net)
the hics – lines (sqemusic.com)
krts – was she worth it (projectmooncircle.com)
james vincent mcmorrow – cavalier (vagrant.com)
herbert – the audience (bbemusic.com)
black spade – untitled mix ii featuring coultrain (hvw8)
nick hakim – sleep (earseed)
shortcircles – sometimes things are exactly as they seem (plugresearch.com)
inc. – heart crimes (4ad.com)
long arm – sleepsafe featuring i.v.a. & r.gadzhimuradov (projectmooncircle.com)
john ellis and the big bang – people that i love (stylin’ 500 version) (heardandfelt.com / 3rrr-fm)
the foreign exchange – everything must go (theforeignexchangemusic.com)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

End of an Era

Listen live at 8pm ET tonight to the 325th and final episode of The Main Ingredient.

Amazing songs were found. Outstanding humans were met. And it’s time to move on.

306 of the 325 episodes are now posted here for you archival listening pleasure.

 

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #324 (February 24, 2016)

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #324 (February 24, 2016)
lettuce – phyllis (lettucefunk.com)
anderson .paak – parking lot (steel wool / obe / art club / empire)
the invisible – save you (ninjatune.net)
bullion – my lar (deekrecordings.co.uk)
charles bradley – aint gonna give it up (daptonerecords.com)
khruangbin – two fish and an elephant (night time stories)
manatee commune – clay featuring marina price (bastardjazz.com)
ed motta – heritage deja vu (membran.net)
mavis staples – take us back (anti.com)
anchorsong – ceremony (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
manuel volpe & rhabdomantic orchestra – atlante (agogo-records.com)
king – love song (weareking.com)
odesza – it’s only featuring zyra (kania remix) (counterrecords.com)
mark rae – bamburgh dunes (grand central)
jamiroquai – blow your mind
tv on the radio – love dog (interscope records)
me’shell ndegéocello – fellowship (maverick)
arthur russell – that’s us/wild combination (stereodeluxe.com)
spymusic – cloak (dms country)
pomo – blue soda (part 1) (bastardjazz.com)
7 samurai – modernization (gamm)
reel people – in the sun (club mix) featuring angela johnson (defected)
deep sensation – somehow somewhere (there’s a soul heaven) (nuphonic)
djds – you dont have to be alone (lomavistarecordings.com)
haarschnitt – bright spell (xvirecords.bandcamp.com)
space captain – still (tru-thoughts.co.uk)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #323 (February 17, 2016)

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #323 (February 17, 2016)
anderson .paak – lite weight featuring the free nationals united fellowship choir (steel wool / obe / art club / empire)
the urban cru – go (chez damier classic mix) (bbemusic.com)
united vibrations – far far away (ubiquityrecords.com)
manuel volpe & rhabdomantic orchestra – rhabdomancy (agogo-records.com)
long arm – turkey featuring i.v.a. (projectmooncircle.com)
fortunes. – angel (fortunes.bandcamp.com)
djds – one good thing (opening) (lomavistarecordings.com)
deniro – sunrise (jheri tracks)
unified highway – my space (audible collision / strange focus records)
munro – lilo times (32 lives) (xvirecords.bandcamp.com)
king – carry on (weareking.com)
gary bartz ntu troop – i’ve known rivers (live) (prestige ‎– p 66001)
rive gauche – walking… (gilles peterson remix) (bbemusic.com)
soopasoul – brand nu (jalapenorecords.com)
alice russell – all over now (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
agent k – rideaway getaway featuring carleen anderson (giant step)
radiohead – everything in its right place (capitol)
björk – who is it (elektra/atlantic)
beatspoke – solid intention featuring metropolis & pumpkin (bbemusic.com)
tha’ rayne – didn’t you know (arista)
ty – the idea featuring de la soul the native tongue legend (bigdada.com)
outlines – our lives are too short (sonarkollektiv.com)
better daze – golden brown (ubiquityrecords.com)
omar – outside (rca/bmg)
van hunt – character (capitol)
solu music featuring kimblee – fade (original mix) (solu/wave)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #322 (February 3, 2016)

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #322 (February 3, 2016)
golden rules – never die (edit) featuring yasiin bey (mos def) (lexprojects.com)
king – native land (weareking.com)
long arm – rain around (projectmooncircle.com)
karizma – love again (k2wizzle remix)
rhianna – word love (single edit) (sony soho square)
slumgullion – starcrossed (slumgullion/nalden)
anderson .paak – the waters featuring b.j. the chicago kid (steel wool / obe / art club / empire)
pomo – blue soda (part 2) (bastardjazz.com)
recloose – landed featuring justin chapman and genevieve marentette (peacefrog.com)
kyle hall – damn! im feeln real close (wildkyleoats.com)
kalaha – nguni (rump-recordings.dk)
herbert – harmonise (k7.com)
jazzy jeff & james poyser – more snow (soundcloud.com/djjazzyjeff)
inkswel – voyage featuring kid sublime (bbemusic.com)
the politik (bémbé ségué and mark de clive-lowe) – saturn (antipodean.mashibeats.com)
tiombe lockhart – o’ bloody days, o’ starry nights on the bowery (fat city)
radiohead – reckoner (xlrecordings.com)
passion pit – sleepyhead (frenchkiss/sony)
submotion orchestra – red dress (counterrecords.com)
pablo nouvelle – on the line featuring sam wills (www.armadamusic.com)
talib kweli – black girl pain featuring jean grae (rawkus)
ghost hours – oneness (soundcloud.com/ghost-hours)
nina simone – come ye (harry vanvagen remix) (soundcloud.com/harry-vanvagen)
slime – my company (dominorecordco.us)
johnny hammond – rhodesian thoroughfare (salvation)
the impressions – isle of the sirens (abc)
natural self – another land (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
soul position – priceless (rhymesayers.com)
charles bradley – changes (daptonerecords.com)
chet faker – in-between (soundcloud.com/chet-faker)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #321 (January 27, 2016)

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #321 (January 27, 2016)
submotion orchestra – illusions (counterrecords.com)
bambudeasiatic – good life featuring supastition, yamin semali, sim serenade (ugsouth.bandcamp.com)
the pharcyde – runnin’ (sugaboy edit) (soundcloud.com/sugaboy)
sir – liberation featuring anderson .paak (freshselects.bandcamp.com)
krts – in your head (projectmooncircle.com)
laura mvula – overcome featuring nile rodgers (sonymusic.co.uk)
golden rules – fogged window (lexprojects.com)
marta ren & the groovelvets – smiling faces (recordkicks.com)
curtis mayfield – billy jack (curtom)
leela james – music (warner brothers)
nas – let there be light featuring tre williams (def jam)
anderson .paak – the season | carry me (steel wool / obe / art club / empire)
linda tillery – freedom time ( luv n’ haight)
leroy hutson – don’t it make you feel good (curtom)
jazzy jeff & james poyser – snow disco (soundcloud.com/djjazzyjeff)
milk & honey – touch ( dolce vita ‎)
tonik ensemble – until we meet again (olaf stuut remix) (atomnation.bandcamp.com)
ode to omni feat maricia danielle – all i have (heardandfelt.com)
joe bataan – i’m the fool (parts 1 & 2) (vampisoul.com)
lee mcdonald – i’ll do anything for you (freddie cruger edit) (ultra-vybe (japan))
jiva – i realized (demo)
moonchild – all the joy (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
david porter – i wanna be your somebody (stax)
margie joseph – i been down (atlantic)
murs & 9th wonder – yesterday & today (recordcollectionmusic.com)
karlito – la rue cause (chronowax)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #320 (January 20, 2016)

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #320 (January 20, 2016)
anderson .paak – the dreamer featuring talib kweli & timan family choir (steel wool / obe / art club / empire)
golden rules – down south boogie (clean edit) (lexprojects.com)
tame impala – the moment (modularpeople.com)
charles murdoch – open featuring chloe kaul (futureclassic.com.au)
inkswel – together featuring colonel red (bbemusic.com)
kyle hall – wake up and dip (wildkyleoats.com)
tennyson – beautiful world (tennyson.bandcamp.com)
octa push – tamu (heardandfelt.com)
polynation – swell (atomnation.bandcamp.com)
floating points – argonaut (original mix) (eglorecords.com)
ms. lauryn hill – african mailman (instrumental) (rcarecords.com)
kendrick lamar – king kunta (top dawg/aftermath/interscope)
stanton davis – bleecker street (bbemusic.com)
calvin cardioid – ride on my back (said the dragon) (kingdeluxe.ca)
la priest – oino (dominorecordco.us)
eska – shades of blue (naimlabel.com)
krts – convict the butchers (projectmooncircle.com)
joi – freedom (celebration mix) (emi)
royal – passenger (royalmakesmusic.com)
lo tide – moving on featuring jenn k (organikrecordings.com)
four tet – b2ts (soundcloud.com/four-tet)
monsoonsiren – glasstables (projectmooncircle.com)
kan wakan – sawdust (mond remix) (kanwakan.com)
thestand4rd – binoculars (soundcloud.com/thestand4rd)
portico – living fields featuring jono mccleery (ninjatune.net)
space captain – cosmos (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
evan geesman – stalks (ubiquityrecords.com)
jazz work shop – mezare israel (jazzmanrecords.co.uk)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #319 (January 13, 2016)

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #319 (January 13, 2016)
rjd2 – peace of what (rj’s electrical connections / rjd2.net)
diggs duke – he wants to live like you (brownswoodrecordings.com)
raury – superfly (mixtape (ep is on columbia))
golden rules – talkin’ ’bout (lexprojects.com)
de javaanse jongens – on you ( nod navigators / kindred-spirits.nl)
exit 9 – straight up (brc)
restless soul fun band – it’s hard featuring shea soul & light particle (bbemusic.com)
bobby womack – quicksand ( united artists)
art nap – wake up featuring mondel bamboo (soundcloud.com/art-nap)
charles murdoch – privacy featuring oscar key sung (futureclassic.com.au)
a band called flash – mother confessor (future vision)
gilles peterson’s havana cultura band – the rumba experiment (motor city drum ensemble remix) (brownswoodrecordings.com)
prince – groovy potential (npg)
yumi and the weather – something tells me (xvirecords.bandcamp.com)
genobia jeter – things got to get better (bbemusic.com)
yvonne elliman – uphill (peace of mind) (rso)
marbert rocel – always on my mind (compost-rec.com)
the incognito traveller – ministers (bbemusic.com)
art blakey and the jazz messengers – cubano chant (columbia)
midflite – autumn love (cascaderecords.fr)
patrice rushen – this is all i really know (elektra)
lenny williams – let’s talk it over ( mca)
meemee nelzy – réyèl (meemeenelzy.bandcamp.com)
the milk – trouble gonna bring me down (tall black guy remix) (stampthewax.bandcamp.com)
donald byrd – witch hunt (blue note)
tennyson – fault line (tennyson.bandcamp.com)
oh wonder – livewire (republicrecords.com)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

Here are my favorite albums released in 2015, in alphabetical order.

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Based In: Athens, Alabama
Label: ATO Records
Release Date: April 21, 2015
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Social: @Alabama_Shakes
My Favorite Tracks: Don’t Wanna Fight, Sound & Color, Future People
Bastien Keb – Dinking in the Shadows of Zizou
Based In: UK
Label: One Handed Music
Release Date: September 25, 2015
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Social: @Bastien Keb
My Favorite Tracks: Down River, Beat Without a Heart, Beat Without a Heart
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
Based In: Chicago
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: May 29, 2015
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Social: @DonnieTrumpet
My Favorite Tracks: Sunday Candy, Slip Slide, Familiar
Eska – Eska
Based In: London
Label: Naim
Release Date: April 27, 2015
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Social: @eskaonline
My Favorite Tracks: Gatekeeper, Dear Evelyn, Heroes & Villains
Farao – Till It’s All Forgotten
Based In: London
Label: Arts & Crafts
Release Date: September 11, 2015
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Social: @faraomusic
My Favorite Tracks: Warriors, Bodies
Floating Points – Elaenia
Based In: London
Label: Luaka Bop
Release Date: November 6, 2015
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Social: @floatingpoints
My Favorite Tracks: Silhouettes (I, II & III), For Marmish
Golden Rules (Paul White + Eric Biddines) – Golden Ticket
Based In: South London + Florida
Label: Lex Records
Release Date: August 7, 2015
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Social: @golden_rules_
My Favorite Tracks: The Let Down, It’s Over, Making A Move
Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
Based In: Melbourne
Label: Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks
Release Date: May 4, 2015
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Social: @HiatusKaiyote
My Favorite Tracks: Breathing Underwater, By Fire
Humus – Sensibility / Sense
Based In: Finland
Label: BBE
Release Date: April 13, 2015
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Love Affair, Sh*t, When I Feel Lonely (I Dance)
The Internet – Ego Death
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Odd Future LLC
Release Date: June 26, 2015
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Social: @intanetz
My Favorite Tracks: Just Sayin/I Tried, Something’s Missing, Gabby
Jamie Woon – Making Time
Based In: London
Label: Polydor UK
Release Date: October 30, 2015
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Social: @jamiewoon
My Favorite Tracks: Celebration, Message
Jono McCleery – Pagodes
Based In: London
Label: If Music
Release Date: October 2, 2015
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Social: @JonoMcCleery
My Favorite Tracks: Desperate Measure, Bet She Does
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope
Release Date: March 16, 2015
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Social: @kendricklamar
My Favorite Tracks: How Much a Dollar Cost, Alright, You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said), Mortal Man



Other Great Albums That Came Out This Year (in alphabetical order)
The Amazing (Stockholm) – Picture You
Astronauts, etc. (Oakland) – Mind Out Wandering
Columbia Nights (Washington, DC) – In All Things
Emily King (NYC) – The Switch
Fat Freddy’s Drop (Wellington, New Zealand) – Bays
fLako (London) – Natureboy
The Gene Dudley Group (London) – Zambidoose
Ibeyi (Paris) – Ibeyi
Jamie xx (London) – In Colour
José González (Gothenburg, Sweden) – Vestiges & Claws
KRTS (Berlin) – Close Eyes to Exit
Leon Bridges (Fort Worth, Texas) – Coming Home
Lianne La Havas (London) – Blood
Marbert Rocel (Leipzig, Germany) – In The Beginning
Maribou State (London) – Portraits
The Milk (Wickford, UK) – Favourite Worry
Oddisee (Brooklyn) – The Good Fight
Portico (London) – Living Fields
The Rebirth (Los Angeles) – Being Thru The Eyes Of A Child
Roseau (London) – Salt
SiR (Inglewood, CA) – Seven Sundays
Tropics (Chris Ward) (London) – Rapture