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

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

Art Nap – GIVENTAKE EP
Based In: NY + NC
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: December 2, 2015
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My Favorite Track: I Believe
Bells Atlas – Hyperlust (EP)
Based In: Oakland
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: May 28, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Future Bones
Electric Wire Hustle – Aeons EP
Based In: Wellington, New Zealand
Label: Bastard Jazz
Release Date: August 28, 2015
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My Favorite Track: March featuring Deva Mehal
Groeni – Hewn
Based In: Wellington, New Zealand
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: February 24, 2015
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My Favorite Track: The Oak
Monsoonsiren – Falstrati
Based In: Bengaluru, India
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: January 30, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Photographs
Nao – February 15
Based In: London
Label: Little Tokyo
Release Date: May 1, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Golden
The Rooks – Wires EP
Based In: NYC
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: June 29, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Secrets
tennyson – Like What EP
Based In: Edmonton, Canada
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: November 23, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Too Long
Zak Abel – Joker Presents
Based In: UK
Label: Atlantic UK
Release Date: February 6, 2015 (UK release)
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My Favorite Track: Wise Enough

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #318 (January 6, 2016)
twilight and twilite tone – higher (ubiquityrecords.com)
alabama shakes – don’t wanna fight (atorecords.com)
ephemerals – you’ll never see me cry (jalapenorecords.com)
zak abel – wise enough (atlanticrecords.co.uk)
bells atlas – future bones (bellsatlas.bandcamp.com)
the internet – just sayin/i tried (odd future llc)
just a band – winning in life featuring owuor arunga (just-a-band.com)
bastien keb – down river (onehandedmusic.com)
kendrick lamar – alright (top dawg/aftermath/interscope)
jamie woon – celebration (polydor.co.uk)
donnie trumpet & the social experiment – sunday candy (donnietrumpet.com)
samm henshaw – better (sonymusic.co.uk)
the rooks – secrets (therooksband.bandcamp.com)
dr. dre – animals featuring anderson .paak (aftermath/interscope)
sir – n.b.n. (freshselects.bandcamp.com)
floating points – silhouettes (i, ii & iii) (luakabop.com)
roseau – accelerate (bigdada.com)
tennyson – too long (tennyson.bandcamp.com)
teen daze – pink (paperbagrecords.com + teendaze.bandcamp.com)
kwabs – cheating on me (tom misch refix) featuring zak abel (soundcloud.com/kwabs)
columbia nights – now featuring diggs duke (recordbreakin.com)
harriet brown & astronauts etc. – fiction (soundcloud.com/company-record-label)
cee-lo green – robin williams (atlantic)
nao – golden (little tokyo)
kendrick lamar – how much a dollar cost featuring james fauntleroy & ronald isley (top dawg/aftermath/interscope)
tropics (chris ward) – house of leaves (innovativeleisure.net)

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.