ClassicBeatz (Brooklyn) In The Studio for Episode #225 (October 29, 2013)


Photo by Sixteenstone and aptly captioned “The awkward end of show pose.”

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

My Set
lord echo – put it in my head featuring mara tk (bastardjazz.com)
robert glasper experiment – i stand alone featuring common & patrick stump (bluenote.com)
proh mic – i like (cherriesrecords.com)
gender infinity – highlife time (knittingfactoryrecords.com)
olaf stuut – siren (atomnation.net)
sandra st. victor – what have we learned pt. 1 (shanachie.com)
diggs duke – sweat like sieves (brownswoodrecordings.com)

The Interview
classicbeatz – the 5th layer (classicbeatz.bandcamp.com)
classicbeatz – my fire featuring diggs duke & big rube (classicbeatz.bandcamp.com)
classicbeatz – think of you featuring sixteenstone (classicbeatz.bandcamp.com)

ClassicBeatz Picks The Tracks
cool breeze – watch for the hook (organized noize/a+m)
outkast – mainstream (la’face)
outkast – in due time featuring cee-lo (la’face)
mobb deep – give up the goods (just step) featuring big noyd (loud/rca)
common – heat featuring j dilla/jay dee (geffen)
bilal – reminisce featuring mos def & common (interscope)
erykah badu – cleva (motown)
cool breeze – tenn points (organized noize/a&m)
outkast – 13th floor/growing old (la’face)

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.

ClassicBeatz (Brooklyn) On The Main Ingredient October 29th!

Jason Minnis aka ClassicBeatz first got on my radar with his excellent “In The Currency of Love” track (below) which was featured on Tokyo Dawn’s The Heart Volume 2 compilation in 2011. His newest studio album “Rumors of Royalty” will be in stores Monday and he’ll joining me in the East Village Radio studio that night to talk about it and share some of the music that influences him.


About ClassicBeatz:

Jason Minnis aka ClassicBeatz is a producer/pianist/songwriter from Bedstuy Brooklyn by way of St.Petersburg Florida. Musically, his releases range from afrobeat, hip hop and acoustic jazz to funk and classical music. In addition to his solo projects he is the lead member of the instrumental duo Nicholas Kopernicus.

Oscar Key Sung (Melbourne) In The Studio for Episode #224 (October 22, 2013)

Photos from Oscar Key Sung‘s interview on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
classicbeatz – my fire featuring diggs duke & big rube (classicbeatz.bandcamp.com)
botany – quatic (westernvinyl.com)
robert glasper experiment – let it ride featuring norah jones (bluenote.com)
black milk – deion’s house (fat beats)
the internet – matt’s apartment (oddfuture.com)
mark de clive-lowe – hot music (soundcloud.com/mashibeats)
tendts – i met a girl (finestego.com)
the range – everything but (projectmooncircle.com)
four tet – unicorn (text)

The Interview
oscar + martin – recognise (twobrightlakes)
oscar key sung – all i think about (part 1) (oscarkeysung.bandcamp.com)
charles murdoch – dekire featuring oscar key sung (futureclassic.com.au)
oscar key sung – it’s coming (oscarkeysung.bandcamp.com)
oscar key sung – all i could do (forthcoming)

Oscar Picks The Tracks
daft punk – the son of flynn (walt disney)
veracom – thug love (https://soundcloud.com/veracomcorp)
jacques green – another girl (thisisluckyme.com)
omar s – rewind (fxhe)
martin king – game over featuring spleen (martinking.bandcamp.com)
shlohmo – bo peep (do u right) featuring jeremih (soundcloud.com/shlohmo)
knxledge – loavhorts (gloof.bandcamp.com)
solange – losing you (terrible)
midnight express – danger zone (peoples potential unlimited)
laurie anderson – o superman (for massanet) (warner brothers)
arvo part – part: cantus in memory of benjamin britton (ecm)

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.

Oscar Key Sung (Melbourne) On The Main Ingredient October 22nd!

Regular listeners will know Oscar as half of Oscar + Martin from from my Best Albums of 2011 list and and Best Songs of 2011 show or from Hiatus Kaiyote playing the song below during their interview. He is town for CMJ and will join me in the studio tonight! Listen to EVR.com and free EVR mobile apps at midnight Monday night/Tuesday morning.

About Oscar Key Sung:

At 23 years of age, Melbourne-based singer / songwriter / producer Oscar Key Sung has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prodigious new talents in Australia’s vibrant indie music landscape.

Since exploding out of the scene-defining Two Bright Lakes community as one half of Oscar + Martin in 2010, Oscar has received international acclaim for his refreshingly spacious productions, buoyant performances, and a sumptuous voice that harkens back to a classic lineage of heart-on-sleeve r ‘n’ b frontmen.

A seasoned performer across a wealth of festivals such as Falls, Meredith, Sugar Mountain, Melbourne Music Week and coveted support slots with St Vincent, Four Tet, Metronomy and Gotye, Oscar spent the majority of 2012 in the studio; working on his debut album under his Key Sung moniker, whilst also managing a quick succession of eps with his positive hip-hop duo Brothers Hand Mirror.

Bringing in 2013 with perhaps his biggest breakthrough yet, Key Sung was handpicked by Mercury Music Prize-nominated mc Ghostpoet and Brooklyn-based artist MeLo-X to produce their debut release as MELOGHOST, ‘WecanWORKitout’. Quickly receiving over 44,000 plays and with further collaborations in the pipeline, Oscar’s latest single ‘WIMLTM’ recently clocked 15900 plays with no associated promotional backing or performances.

Now receiving further spins and the tastemaking praise of BBC Radio 6 programmer Gilles Peterson, Oscar Key Sung is now set to bring his starling story to the international stage with two promotional singles “It’s Coming’ and ‘Sure Thing’ already receiving Triple J rotation and a US tour planned for late 2013 before his debut EP is released in early 2014.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #223 (October 15, 2013)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #223 (October 15, 2013)
reggie b – every pharaoh needs a queen (tokyodawn.net)
richie phoe – i want’a do something freaky to you (wahwah45s.com)
oddisee – unfollow you (mellomusicgroup.com)
tanya morgan – eulogy (imprint180.com)
king – go slow (knittingfactoryrecords.com)
classicbeatz – the 5th layer (classicbeatz.bandcamp.com)
jill scott – daydreamin’ (jerry folk remix) (soundcloud.com/jerryfolk)
charliered – on my mind (tristate inventory)
black milk – interpret sabotage featuring mel (fat beats)
estelle – be in love featuring jeremih (estelledarlings.com)
ladi6 – diamonds (ladi6.bandcamp.com)
quantic and nidia gongora – nanguita (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
william devaughn – be thankful for what you’ve got (fkj remix) (soundcloud.com/fkj-2)
zero 7 – on my own (12″ version) (soundcloud.com/zero7)
unbuttoned – this feeling (unbuttoned.bandcamp.com)
zaki ibrahim, kid fonque & dj whisky – be (atjazz)
sohn – the prestige (aesop)
theo parrish – little flower (ugly edits)
gold panda – brazil (slow magic remix) (soundcloud.com/slowmagic)
rjd2 – temperamental featuring phonte (rj’s electrical connections)
moonchild – be free (dj jazzy jeff and james poyser remix) (thisismoonchild.bandcamp.com)
myele manzanza – delay (bbemusic.com)
owiny sigoma band – sunken wrecks (brownswoodrecordings.com)
fatima – black dough (eglorecords.com)
four tet – your body feels (text)

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.

CharlieRED (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #222 (October 8, 2013)

Photos from CharlieRED‘s interview and guest selections on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
zero 7 – don’t call it love featuring danny pratt (soundcloud.com/zero7)
astrological – vessels (nightswimmers.bandcamp.com)
phil beaudreau – ijwmftt (soundcloud.com/philbeaudreau)
oddisee – be there (mellomusicgroup.com)
rjd2 – her majesty’s socialist request (candy panther remix) featuring j-live (rj’s electrical connections)
sandra st. victor – stuff momma used to say (shanachie.com)
blitz the ambassador – royalty (jakartarecords.de)
14kt – paid featuring blu (mellomusicgroup.com)
tanya morgan – the only one featuring tiara wiles, mike maven, spree wilson, rocki evans of charliered (Imprint one80)

The Interview
CharlieRED – smile to you (tristate inventory)
CharlieRED – lovely (tristate inventory)
CharlieRED – southern man (tristate inventory)
CharlieRED – gotta be a god (tristate inventory)

Rocki Evan’s Picks The Tracks
kanye west – white dress (soul temple)
stevie wonder – rocket love (motown)
CharlieRED – travel light (tristate inventory)
thurz – devils (twitter.com/Thurzday)
kanye west, pusha t + ghostface killah – new god flow.1 (g.o.o.d./island/def jam)
charles brown – black night (stardust)

Cobaine Ivory DJ Set
psymun + k.raydio – sirens (soundcloud.com/psymun)
beirut – the rip tide featuring t_shirt (pompeii)
joey bada$$ – wendy n becky featuring chance the rapper (soundcloud.com/proeraradio)
michael jackson – maria (motown)
james blake – retrograde (polydor ltd. uk)
jai paul – btstu (xlrecordings.com)
dornik – something about you (soundcloud.com/dornik)
danny brown – odb (xdannyxbrownx.com)
mayer hawthorne – just ain’t gonna work out (stonesthrow.com)
hiatus kaiyote – nakamarra (flying buddha)
common – next time featuring queen latifah (geffen)
pusha t – numbers on the boards (g.o.o.d./island def jam)
j dilla – gobstopper (stonesthrow.com)
kendrick lamar – compton featuring dr dre (aftermath/interscope)
kris kasanova – favorite love song (gild creative)
gilbere forte’ – born in ’87 (rpm msc)
CharlieRED – kansas (wearecharliered.com)
cocaine80s – summer madness (cocaine80s.com)
ray charles – (night time is) the right time (atlantic)

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.

CharlieRED (NYC) On The Main Ingredient October 8th!

NYC Duo CharlieRED (Rocki Evans + Cobaine Ivory) released their excellent debut album MUSE. September 3rd. They’ll join me next week in the EVR studio to talk about it and share some tracks from their music collections.

About CharlieRED:

With the release of their latest project ‘MUSE.’, CharlieRED continues the stretch the boundaries of Soul with their Blues/Hip-Hop fusion. The dust still has not settled from their December 2012 EP ‘Religion’ and they waist no time releasing a new album 8 months later. The collaboration of singer/songwriter Rocki Evans and beatsmith/producer Cobaine Ivory continue to make creations that are being spread virally through word of mouth. With the idea that less is more, there is a message of freedom and intent through their music. They intend to invoke thought and inspire, while also giving you that sense of nostalgia that this has been missing for quite sometime; though something like this has never been heard before.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #221 (October 1, 2013)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #221 (October 1, 2013)
lone – airglow fires (randsrecords.com)
hackney colliery band – all of the lights (wahwah45s.com)
oddisee – fork in the road (mellomusicgroup.com)
ohmega watts – brooklyn (melloworange.com)
raleigh ritchie – a moor (raleighritchie.com)
the foreign exchange – better (theforeignexchangemusic.com)
julien dyne – dirtcrystal featuring mara tk (wonderfulnoise.jp)
gregory porter – musical genocide (bluenote.com)
dan electro – the side i’m on (soulab.com)
the internet – runnin’ featuring tay walker (oddfuture.com)
shigeto – perfect crime (ghostly.com)
jesse boykins III – doing it wrong (jbiiimusic.com)
banks – this is what it feels like (harvest)
weep. – i’m kid (soundcloud.com/weep-1)
alice russell – for a while (tru-thoughts.co.uk)
body language – charm (lavish-habits.com)
ladi6 – shine on (ladi6.bandcamp.com)
14kt – crown featuring black milk & MED (mellomusicgroup.com)
the celestics – charles barkley (soundcloud.com/the-celestics)
homeboy sandman – moon (stonesthrow.com)
p.r. – next destination (cultclassicrecords.bandcamp.com)
terry tester – clean up your act (soundcloud.com/terrytester)
pomo – so fine (soundcloud.com/pomobeats)
letherette – after dawn (bibio remix) (ninjatune.net)
sohn – oscillate (soundcloud.com/sohnmusic)
derrick hodge – still the one (bluenote.com)
sandra st. victor – presence (shanachie.com)
thundercat – evangelion (brainfeedersite.com)
shortcircles – between waves (plugresearch.com)
beacon – november (ghostly.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.