Diggs Duke (Washington, DC) On The Main Ingredient February 5th!

In anticipation of his show at Drom on Sunday February 10th, Diggs Duke will come by The Main Ingredient next week!

About Diggs Duke:

The sound of Diggs Duke’s music can best be characterized as a fresh, yet familiar interpretation of the bond between Soul and Jazz. Within the last year, the American vocalist, instrumentalist and composer has released a steady stream of quality music that’s been dominating playlists from LA to Indonesia. Shortly after the release of his debut EP, “Gravity,” as well as several ambitious singles, the music was swiftly placed into the rotation of taste-makers across the US and Europe, including Gilles Peterson in the UK and Lefto in Brussels.

Mentored by alumni of the bands of Max Roach, Cecil Taylor and Frank Foster, Duke’s jazz ideals blend well with the Hip-Hop, R&B and Latin music of a 90’s upbringing. The result is a stellar mix of raspy vocals, fascinating horn arrangements and adventurous song forms, never losing sight of the perfect groove.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #187 (January 29, 2013)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #187 (January 29, 2013)
the twilite tone – do it properly (forthcoming)
rhye – last dance (universal/polydor/seven four)
marbert rocel – small hours (compost-rec.com)
bonobo – cirrus (ninjatune.net)
el perro del mar – dark night (elperrodelmar.com)
dan electro – lead me on (soulab.com)
seravince – sy featuring sharlene hector (moovmnt records)
eeeeeeee!! – higher self (cocaine80s.com)
austin brown – city of angels (soundcloud.com/austinbrownhighway85)
mister bibal – sweet escape (trueflav.com)
gold panda – trust (ghostly.com)
visioneers (marc mac presents) – rocket man (afrolatin joint) (bbemusic.com)
MaG – hello, goodnight. (mrmag.bandcamp.com)
bells atlas – video star (bellsatlas.com)
kendrick lamar – black boy fly (aftermath/interscope)
catching flies – sunrays (catchingflies.bandcamp.com)
weedy of 40 winks – nocturnal (projectmooncircle.com)
toro y moi – harm in change (carparkrecords.com)
todd terje – swing star (part 2) (olsen/smalltown supersound)
falty dl – kenny rolls one (ninjatune.net)
deft – the traveller (skullcandy)
paper tiger – sidetracked featuring joshua idehen (wahwah45s.com)
marley carroll – woodwork (marleycarroll.bandcamp.com)
tune in crew – don’t go-go (soundcloud.com/tuneincrew)
rudimental – spoons (two inch punch remix) (black-butter.co.uk)
new brazilian orchestra – should i featuring keishaleisha (soundcloud.com/hazeldizzy)
scrimshire – when the world was young / ascension (live) (wahwah45s.com)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #186 (January 22, 2013)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #186 (January 22, 2013)
moodymann – born 2 die (kdj)
dimlite – hubris for hubris (ripl)
tyra hammond – didn’t i (jakartarecords.de)
hiatus kaiyote – malika (mark de clive-lowe remix) (hiatuskaiyote.bandcamp.com)
flying lotus – parisian goldfish (warp.net)
h.i.s.d. – the hue (seen green) featuring chris “daddy” dave (theweakend.com)
mark ronson + the business intl – somebody to love me featuring boy george + andrew wyatt (rca/allido)
lovebirds – want you in my soul featuring stee downes (windingroadrecords.com)
weedy of 40 winks – now (projectmooncircle.com)
alister johnson – like a star featuring alonzo (do right! music)
day – mama shelter (pl70.net)
eeeeeeee!! – kuro to shiro featuring common (cocaine80s.com)
fLako – with you (projectmooncircle.com)
s3 (miles bonny & brenk sinatra) – bro skit (mpmsite.com)
rapper big pooh – exercise in futility (for members only)
just a band – looking for home (just-a-band.com)
tops – easy friends (tops.bandcamp.com)
kidkanevil – SoOoOoOra (potholesmusic.bandcamp.com)
unbuttoned – nightlight (unbutton.bandcamp.com)
dionne warwick – i’m just being myself (danny krivit edit) (unofficial)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Segment
dr. martin luther king, jr. addresses the united federation of teachers spring conference – march 14, 1964
the crusaders – i felt the love (abc/blue thumb)
jaco pastorius – portrait of tracy (epic)
george benson – the changing world (cti/motown)
the cinematic orchestra – necrology (ninjatune.net)
abby lee tee – morning scene (ritornell remix) (shashrecords.com)
hackney colliery band – closer (wahwah45s.com)
christian scott – i do (concord jazz)
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me’shell n’degeocello – feelin good (naive.fr)
martha high + speedometer – i’d rather go blind (freestylerecords.co.uk)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Cecilia Stalin (London) In The Studio for Episode #185 (January 15, 2013)

Photos from Cecilia Stalin‘s interview on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
soil & ‘pimp’ sessions – movin’ featuring maia hirasawa (victor japan)
darondo featuring tall black guy – i don’t want to leave (sure know how to love me re-edit (ubiquityrecords.com)
philip owusu – goodnight (forthcoming)
eeeeeeee!! – the distant river (cocaine80s.com)
rhye – shed some blood (universal/polydor/seven four)
weedy of 40 winks – for us (projectmooncircle.com)
pavel dovgal – mouth (projectmooncircle.com)
just a band – probably for lovers (just-a-band.com)

The Interview
cecilia stalin – favorite things (ccstalin.bandcamp.com)
cecilia stalin – so blue n green (ccstalin.bandcamp.com)
cecilia stalin – afro blue (future) featuring daz-i-kue (ajabu!)

Cecilia Picks The Tracks
jan johansson – ganglek fran alvdalen (heptagon)
stina nordenstam – little star (eastwest)
minnie riperton – baby, this love i have (epic)
a tribe called quest – scenario (jive)
john coltrane – naima (atlantic)
stevie wonder – if you really love me (motown)
aretha franklin – rock steady (atlantic)
weather report – palladium (columbia)
erykah badu – certainly (kedar/universal)
radiohead – airbag (capitol)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Cecilia Stalin (London) On The Main Ingredient January 15th!

If you don’t know Cecilia Stalin from her 2012 album Step Like a Giant, which has been featured heavily on the show, you may recognize her from her collaborations with Koop, The Analog Players Society, Illvibe Collective and Sarah White which have also been featured. She is going to come by tonight to chat and share some songs on the tail end of her trip from London.

About Cecilia Stalin:

Swedish jazz artist CECILIA STALIN is a talent not to be overlooked. Her music, explores genres including hip-hop, nu-jazz and bop/swing. A stunningly versatile voice is her trademark, and envelops a wide spectrum of feelings and emotions. From intimacy and fragility, to great will and power. Will-power is most definitely a virtue that has helped Cecilia to achieve success with the many collaborations and recordings that span her career so far. Her delivery of mellifluous gems truly brings forth the virtues of well-crafted and inspirational sounds.

Since beginning a career in music, Cecilia has worked on many projects/recordings that have gained excellent reviews and broad international recognition. Although having worked within a number of constellations during her career including, Charles Tolliver’s Big Band, she has primarily focused on her own ensembles. After finishing college in 2005, Cecilia recorded the debut CD ‘Straight Up’ with her Swedish quintet; the album was released in Japan and USA in 2006.

Cecilia frequently performed at Sweden’s biggest jazz clubs including: Jazz Club, Fasching, Nalen, Jazz i Malmö, Mejeriet, Glen Miller Café. She has also performed at the Royal Festival Hall and many of London’s best known Jazz venues including, Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, Roundhouse, Spice of Life and The Vortex.
In Sweden, her work incorporated a variety of musicians, small groups and big bands. She has recorded for Swedish National Radio, featured on numerous radio shows/broadcasts including interviews with people such as Helen Mahew (Jazz FM), and performed on many studio recordings for the BBC. Cecilia is probably best known for collaborating with the nu-jazz duo Koop on the song ‘Waltz for Koop’, which was included in the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s film ‘Match Point’.

Whilst living in New York during 2003, Cecilia worked with friend and mentor Reggie Workman. Inspired by her character and personality, Reggie suggested she set text/lyrics to some of John Coltrane’s songs and compositions. Cecilia has recently started to gather the arrangements/material she worked with then, and is releasing a full-length album called ‘Step Like A Giant’. The project is a collaboration with a broad range of hand picked producers of international renown such as, Daz-I-Kue (Bugz in the attic, UK) Waiwan (house producer, UK), Keyon Harrold (producer for 50cent, US), Drew Horley (producer for Ty, Natalie Williams UK), Nate Smith (drummer for Dave Holland, NYC) and the legendary Herb Middleton (NYC).

In 2007, Cecilia moved to London in order to perform more regularly, and start work on new projects. Since arriving in London, she has expanded her musical repertoire by singing backing vocals for UK music acts and artists including, The Streets (Electric proms), Alesha Dixon (Live Lounge BBC), Nate James and Cinematic Orchestra (on tour). In addition, she receives many bookings to sing and play solo piano all over Europe. Also known as a vocal coach, Cecilia has taught celebrities such as actor Eamonn Walker for his role in the movie ‘Cadillac Records’ which features Beyonce playing the role of Etta James.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #184 (January 8, 2013)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #184 (January 8, 2013)
zaki ibrahim – draw the line (motif) – June 19, 2012 release
union – blue wave (fat beats) – January 31, 2012 release
rudimental – spoons featuring mnek and syron (black-butter.co.uk) – Feb. 20, 2012 release
jai paul – jasmine (xlrecordings.com) – March 30, 2012 release
the invisible – wings (ninjatune.net) – June 8, 2012 release
lianne la havas – don’t wake me up (nonesuch.com) – August 7, 2012 release
diggs duke – patiently, we bloom (diggsduke.bandcamp.com) – March 26, 2012 release
oddisee – the need superficial featuring olivier daysoul (mellomusicgroup.com) – June 5, 2012 release
robert glasper experiment – why do we try featuring stokely williams (bluenote.com) – February 28, 2012 release
part-time heroes – leaving (wahwah45s.com) – March 12, 2012 release
kendrick lamar – the heart pt. 3 (will you let it die?) (soundcloud.com/topdawgent) – October 21, 2012 release
krts – was she worth it (projectmooncircle.com) – December 7, 2012 release
rhye – open (innovativeleisure.net) – February 7, 2012 release
wildcat! wildcat! – mr. quiche (wildcatwildcat.bandcamp.com) – January 1, 2012 release
blu + exile – a man (dirty science/fat beats) – September 4, 2012 release
dojo cuts – sometimes it hurts (recordkicks.com) – April 13, 2012 release
gold panda – mountain (notown/ghostly.com) – June 11, 2012 release
busta rhymes – put your hands (cobrawolfshark remix) (cobrawolfshark.bandcamp.com) – March 2, 2012 release
fLako – lions mane (five-easy-pieces.com) – November 26, 2012 release
pandaboy – my condoleances (larry sparks remix) (pandaboy.bandcamp.com) – July 4, 2012 release
moodymann – why do u feel (kdj) – July 9, 2012 release
me’shell ndegeocello – see line woman featuring tracy wannomae (naive.fr) – October 9, 2012 release
flying lotus – getting there featuring niki randa (warp.net) – October 2, 2012 release
erika spring – hidden (jensen sportag remix) (cascine.us) – July 10, 2012 release
andrew ashong & theo parrish – flowers (sound signature) – August 2012 release
kylie auldist – all in you (tru-thoughts.co.uk) – October 22, 2012 release

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Ok, let’s get the stats and disclaimers out of the way: I downloaded, listened to and rated 8107 songs that came out in 2012. That’s more than double last year (3601). But, even combined with the (probably 5000) songs I streamed online and didn’t download – it’s only a small fraction of what was released, so this list should really be called The Best Albums That Happened to Cross My Path in 2012.

I’m pretty sure I can’t sustain that 225% growth rate but I’ll be happy to use it as the reason why I had to double the length of my Best Albums list this year.

A couple of notes
-Links in “My Favorite Tracks” go to Spotify. If you don’t already have it, you’ll need to download the Spotify App/Program to hear those songs with Spotify.
-The small album covers are linked to larger versions.
-Most of these artists are independent so if you love the music, please support them (by buying show tickets, merchandise…or the music) if/when you can!

1. The Invisible – Rispah
Based In: London
Label: Ninja Tune
Release Date: June 8, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @TheInvisible3
My Favorite Tracks: Wings, The Stain, Surrender, The Great Wound
2. Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
Based In: Johannesburg
Label: Motif
Release Date: June 19, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Draw The Line, Something In The Water, Black And Grey
3. Oddisee – People Hear What They See
Based In: Brooklyn
Label: Mello Music Group
Release Date: June 5, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @ODDISEE
My Favorite Tracks: The Need Superficial, Let It Go, Thinking Maybes, You Know Who You Are
4. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Aftermath/Interscope
Release Date: October 22, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @kendricklamar
My Favorite Tracks: Sing About Me, The Art Of Peer Pressure, Sherane A.K.A. Master Splinter’s Daughter, Real
5. Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?
Based In: London
Label: Nonesuch
Release Date: August 7, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Don’t Wake Me Up, They Could Be Wrong, Au Cinema
6. KRTS – The Dread of an Unknown Evil
Based In: Brooklyn
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: December 7, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @KrtsBrooklyn
My Favorite Tracks: Was She Worth It, Your Eyes, Something New
7. Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
Based In: NYC
Label: Blue Note
Release Date: February 28, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Why Do We Try, Cherish The Day, Move Love, Letter To Hermione
8. Part-Time Heroes – Lightfalls
Based In: London
Label: Wah Wah 45s
Release Date: March 12, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Leaving, Words
9. Joy Denalane – Maureen
Based In: Germany
Label: Nesola GmbH/Four Music
Release Date: April 2, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @joydenalane
My Favorite Tracks: Roses, Steppin’ Up, No More
10. Positive Flow – Flow Lines
Based In: UK
Label: Flow Lines
Release Date: November 19, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Soundcloud
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: My Prediction, Universal Truth, Hold On, Do What I Do
11. fLako – Eclosure EP
Based In: London
Label: Five Easy Pieces
Release Date: November 26, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Bandcamp
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Lions Mane, Mating Dance, Honey Drips
12. Kylie Auldist – Still Life
Based In: Melbourne
Label: Tru Thoughts
Release Date: October 22, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: All in You, Still Life, Changes
13. Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk
Based In: Melbourne, Australia
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: April 1, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: The World It Soflty Lulls, Malika, Mobius Streak
14. Union – Analogtronics
Based In: Paris
Label: Fat Beats
Release Date: January 31, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Blue Wave, Mystery Part 1, Baby Mama
15. S3 (Miles Bonny & Brenk Sinatra) – Supa Soul Sh*t
Based In: Kansas City & Vienna
Label: Melting Pot Music
Release Date: October 26, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Chakal, All I Know, Movin On, Stars Shine
16. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Based In: London
Label: Cherrytree/Interscope
Release Date: May 1, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Tell Me A Tale, Worry Walks Beside Me
17. Submotion Orchestra – Fragments
Based In: Leeds, UK
Label: Exceptional Records
Release Date: September 21, 2012
More Info/Support
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Sleepwalker, Intro, Blindspot
18. Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone
Based In: NY (?)
Label: Naïve
Release Date: October 9, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: See Line Woman, Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Suzanne, Feelin’ Good
19. Weedy of 40 Winks – Retrospect Suite
Based In: Antwerp, Belgium
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: December 14, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Warmuils, The Blue, Dream About
20. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Faithful Man
Based In: Brooklyn (?)
Label: Truth & Soul
Release Date: March 13, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: I Still Got It, Who Do You Love

Other Great Albums From 2012

Ok, I realize this is more information than anyone can absorb in one sitting but a ridiculous amount of good music came out in 2012 and I want to shine whatever small light I can onto these great projects that I didn’t include in my “Best Of” list.

Aesop Rock – Skelethon
Based In: San Francisco
Label: Rhymesayers
Release Date: July 10, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @AesopRockWins
My Favorite Tracks: Zero Dark Thirty, ZZZ Top, Fryerstarter, Ruby ’81, Racing Stripes
Anthony Valadez – Just Visiting
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Plug Research
Release Date: June 5, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @anthonyvaladez
My Favorite Tracks: Walking Away, Begins
Blu & Exile – Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them.
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Dirty Science/Fat Beats
Release Date: September 4, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @HerFavColor & @ExileRadio
My Favorite Tracks: A Man, Maybe One Day, More Out of Life, The Only One
Breezy Lovejoy – O.B.E. Vol. 1
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: June 30, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Social: @BreezyLovejoy
My Favorite Tracks: Sadie, P.Y.P., Paradise, Zoseph
Bright Moments – Natives
Based In: NYC
Label: Luaka Bop
Release Date: February 7, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Travelers, Traveling Light
Cecilia Stalin – Step Like a Giant
Based In: London
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: January 23, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Social: @cestalin
My Favorite Tracks: Favorite Things, Afro Blue (Roots), So Blue N Green, Quinox, Cinematic Favorite, Favorite Seduction
Cody ChesnuTT – Landing on a Hundred
Based In: Tallahassee, FL
Label: Vibration Vineyard
Release Date: October 30, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @codychesnuTT
My Favorite Tracks: That’s Still Mama, I’ve Been Life
Columbia Nights – Dawn | Dusk
Based In: Washington, DC
Label: Recordbreakin
Release Date: May 14, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @Columbia_Nights
My Favorite Tracks: As You Are, In The Glow
Diggs Duke – Mass Exodus: Volume 2
Based In: Washington, DC
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: October 16, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Social: @DiggsDuke
My Favorite Tracks: Well Repel, Duty of Grace
DJ Mitsu The Beats – Beat Installments
Based In: Tokyo
Label: Jazzy Sport
Release Date: April 25, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Slide, Snow Bunny, Cloud 9, Steep
Eric Lau – The Mission EP
Based In: London
Label: Kilawatt Music
Release Date: February 3, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @ericlaumusic
My Favorite Tracks: He Said/She Said, Yesterday
ERIMAJ – Conflict of a Man
Based In: NYC
Label: Don’t Cry
Release Date: August 21, 2012 release
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @_ERIMAJ
My Favorite Tracks: Nothing Like This, Conflict of a Man, Social Life
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Warp
Release Date: October 2, 2012
More Info/Support
Social: @flyinglotus
My Favorite Tracks: Getting There, All In
Freddie Joachim – Fiberglass Kisses
Based In: California
Label: Mellow Orange
Release Date: October 30, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @FreddieJoachim
My Favorite Tracks: Keep Lovin’, To Remind Us, Hold You Through The Storm
Funkommunity – Chequered Thoughts
Based In: Auckland, New Zealand
Label: Melting Pot Music
Release Date: July 20, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Make It That Way, Northwest & 4th, The Light
Gizmo – Red Balloon
Based In: Boston
Label: Revive Music
Release Date: October 2, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Lift Me Up, Red Balloon, Insane
Grasscut – Unearth
Based In: Brighton, Britain
Label: Ninja Tune
Release Date: July 13, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @grasscutmusic
My Favorite Tracks: Lights, From Towns And Fields
Grooveman Spot – Paradox
Based In: Sendai, Japan
Label: Jazzy Sport
Release Date: October 17, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @groovemanspot
My Favorite Tracks: The New Terrain, Take A Stance, Pretending
Insightful – Blossom Beautiful
Based In: San Francisco/San Diego
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: May 31, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Social: @insightful_ew
My Favorite Tracks: Brace Let, Kuckles, Smoke
Just a Band – Sorry For The Delay
Based In: Nairobi, Kenya
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: October 27, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @justaband
My Favorite Tracks: Looking For Home, Probably For Lovers
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – S/T
Based In: Chicago (?)
Label: Honest Jon’s
Release Date: May 25, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: HBE Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Spin, Pontiac, Ancestral
Kidsuke (Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe) – Kidsuke
Based In: Tokyo (?)
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: November 2, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @kidkanevil + @daisuketanabe = @Kidsuke
My Favorite Tracks: MoOoOoOn, Nanotrees (Out In The Woods), The Other Day We Thought Of Our Friends
Mathias Stubø – S/T
Based In: Norway
Label: BBE
Release Date: June 12, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @proviantaudio
My Favorite Tracks: Knock On My Door, Soon a Brighter Day, Don’t Give Up On Me
Moodymann – Why Do U Feel EP
Based In: Detroit
Label: KDJ
Release Date: July 9, 2012
More Info/Support / Listen on Soundcloud
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Why Do U Feel, Born 2 Die
Oddisee – Odd Renditions
Based In: Brooklyn
Label: Oddisee Music
Release Date: May 15, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Social: @oddisee
My Favorite Tracks: Ain’t That Peculiar, The Gold Is Mine
Pomrad – Vlotjes
Based In: Antwerp, Belgium
Label: Ooh Wee
Release Date: May 11, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Soundcloud
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Say What, Dans, Good Night Girl
Roane Namuh & Reva DeVito – Cloudshine
Based In: Portland
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: February 14, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Twitter: @RoaneNamuh & @RevaDeVito
Favorite Tracks: C(h)ampagne, Frozen, Candy, Should Have Known
Rocket Juice & The Moon – S/T
Based In: Multiple Locations
Label: Honest Jon’s
Release Date: March 26, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: tumblr
My Favorite Tracks: Lolo, Follow-Fashion, Benko
Shlohmo – Vacation EP
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Friends of Friends Music
Release Date: Feb. 7, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Social: @shlohmo
My Favorite Tracks: The Way U Do, Wen uuu, Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Shortcircles – Shortcircles EP
Based In: Oakland
Label: Plug Research
Release Date: February 14, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: @shortcircles
My Favorite Tracks: Fallin’, (pretty much all of them)
Sola Rosa – Low and Behold, High and Beyond
Based In: New Zealand / Australia
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: August 10, 2012
More Info/Support/Listen on Bandcamp
Social: @solarosa
My Favorite Tracks: In My Dreams, Misunderstood, Promise
Sonnymoon – S/T
Based In: (it would seem that they prefer to keep it a secret)
Label: Plug Research
Release Date: May 22, 2012
More Info/Support | Listen on Spotify
Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Greatness, Nothing Thought, Universal Appeal
State of Zoe – Mind (Part I) EP
Based In: Tallin, Estonia
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: April 19, 2012
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Social: @stateofzoe
My Favorite Tracks: My Fortress, Two Ways We Fall
Sy Smith – Fast And Curious
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Psyko
Release Date: March 6, 2012
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: The Ooh To My Aah, Messages From The Stars
Vacationer – Gone
Based In: Philadelphia (?)
Label: Downtown Music
Release Date: March 20, 2012
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Trip, Be With You, Good As New, Everyone Knows
Vanilla – Soft Focus
Based In: United Kingdom
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: May 7, 2012
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Social: Tumblr
My Favorite Tracks: The Winter, Hate To Ask, By, Tomorrow, Used To Be, A Chance
Visioneers (Marc Mac Presents) – Hipology
Based In: London
Label: BBE
Release Date: June 8, 2012
More Info/Support | (Not to be confused with the mixtape version on Spotify and Bandcamp)
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My Favorite Track: Come And Play In The Milky Night