Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra/Los Angeles) on the Main Ingredient 9/8!

Shafiq Husayn, 1/3 of Sa-Ra Creative Partners will join me on the The Main Ingredient this Monday night!

From his bio:

Shafiq Husayn is a Master Teacher, someone who combines innate talent with the mental and spiritual focus needed to reach their potential. As one third of the stellar, groundbreaking production trio Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Shafiq has been using his prowess to assist some of the greatest musicians of our generation, from Herbie Hancock to J Dilla to Dr. Dre to Erykah Badu. This fall Shafiq takes a step away from collective efforts to direct his own opus—his long-awaited debut album on Plug Research entitled Shafiq En’ A-Free-Ka.

The Main Ingredient Episode #17 (September 1, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #17 (September 1, 2009)
dead prez – wolves
sa-ra creative partners – love czars (ubiquity)
eric roberson – the newness (blue erro soul)
oddisee – chocolate city dreaming (oddisee music)
kissy asplund – move me (record breakin)
q-tip – blue girl
nicolay – there’s no guarantee (bbe)
de la soul – forever
j dilla – so far to go (bbe)
dutch massive – i want her (instrumental)
dorian concept – freehanded monkey
sygaire & defcon – check out ya mind (gamm)
d’angelo – chicken grease (virgin)
dibia$e – come get it
outkast – hollywood divorce (arista)
el michels affair – bring the ruckus (truth and soul)
jay electronica – exhibit a (transformations)
pharcyde – jealousy (delicious vinyl)
take – tuesday never comes
looptroop – dm-87
auntie’s lock – flying lotus with the life force trio
oj & crate – formula 1
little dragon – place to belong (peace frog)
dj day and miles bonny – still miles (mpm)
alice russell – hurry on now (tru thoughts)
diamond district – let me explain (oddissee music)
roisin murphy – leaving the city
anthony hamilton – where did it go wrong?
quantic – trouble from the river (tru thoughts)
jazztronauts – zig weten wel
zapp – computer love (warner brothers)
staple singers – let’s do it again (curtom)

The Main Ingredient Episode #16 (August 25, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #16 (August 25, 2009)
HomeMade – Feel Like
Lighting Head – Bokoor Sound Special
Floating Points – Peroration V Ft. Fatima
Astoria – Clear
Owusu & Hannibal – Another Mile
Jazzanova – Coffee Talk (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix)
Modaji – Outboard Jeopardy
Bugz In The Attic – Knocks Me Off My Feet
Hudson Mohawke – Rising 5
Q-Tip – Shaka
Murs & 9th Wonder – D.S.W.G.
Dorian Concept – Thank Capital Letters
Erykah Badu – Bump It (Featuring Zap Mama & Caron Wheeler)
J Dilla/Jay Dee – In The Streets
Nicolay – Give Her Everything (Instrumental) (Japan Bonus Track)
The Kid Daytona – The Engine
Aim – From A Seaside Town
14KT – Hello
devonwho – sageburnsredux w/ suzi a
Yellowtail – Over It featuring Jeni Fujita
KRS-One – Higher Level
Raphael Saadiq – Never Give You Up Feat. Stevie Wonder & CJ
Amel Larrieux – Get Up
Black Star – Respiration
Fertile Ground – You
Syreeta – Universal Sound Of The World (Your Kiss Is Sweet)
The Natural Four – Try Love Again
Bill Withers – Lonely Town, Lonely Street
Barbara Mason – Give Me Your Love
Odyssey – Don’t Tell Me, Tell Her

The Main Ingredient Episode #15 (August 18, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #15 (August 18, 2009)
rebirth – talking me down (domu slow remix) (tru thoughts)
zap mama – bandy bandy (nickdemus & osiris remix)
cosmo vitelli – science affliction (dj spinna remix)
diamond district – make it clear (oddisee music)
la melodia – time
isobel remix – bjork (elektra)
minnie riperton – oh darlin’…life goes on (epic)
open sky unit – sunshine star
bobbi humphrey – chicago, damn (blue note)
lamb – trans fatty acid (kruder & dorfmeister remix)
crusaders – mystique blue (blue thumb)
willie hutch – out there
cinematic orchestra – all that you give feat fontella bass (ninja tune)
jack wilkins – red clay
riga the 1:2:3:4 karuan remix – langoth (sunshine enterprises)
recloose – can’t take it feat dwele
deyampert – held him first feat clover (sonar kollectiv)
quantic – tell it like you mean it (tru thoughts)
ceclila stalin feat daz-i-kue – afro blue (future)
bilal – sometimes
erro – rock with you (yoruba soul dub) (bbe)
dj spinna – fly or burn (bbe)
blood sweat and tears – i love you more than you’ll ever know (columbia)

The Main Ingredient Episode #14 (August 11, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #14 (August 11, 2009)
robert glasper – butterfly (blue note)
the roots – how i got over (def jam)
14kt & dibiase – going fine
dj spinna – summer madness
diamond district – i mean business (oddisee music)
waajeed – anything
liquid crystal project – tribute to j dilla
mayer hawthorne – your lovin ain’t pleasin nothin (stones throw)
miles bonny – school boy fly (innate sounds)
betty padgett – gypsy of love
isaac hayes – ike’s mood I
dwele – body rock (koch)
jazzanova – rockin’ you eternally (verve)
derrick harriot – all day music (wildflower)
title unknown – black spade
d.black – yesterday
dam funk – burn straight thru you (stones throw)
charlie dark – keep in time theme
four tet – she moves me
red – the man without the machine – i should tell your momma on you (chops remix) (hvw8)
prefuse 73 – pagina dos (warp)
cee-lo green – bass head jazz (arista)
sly & the family stone – just like a baby (epic)
nicolay – lose your way feat carlitta durrand
fat freddy’s drop – boondigga
ocote soul sounds – the revolt of the cockroach people
curtis mayfield – little child runnin’ wild (curtom)
bobby womack – how could you break my heart

The Main Ingredient Episode #13 (August 4, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #13 (August 4, 2009)
fat freddy’s drop – the nod
sarah linhares – no question
outlines – a matter of time
mark ronson – stop me
melo-x – the highest
johnson&jonson – radical 2
moo – daywalk
hip hop – mos def
dj spinna – more colors feat elzhi
reggie b. – reclaim ur mind
a bossa electrica – para variar
q-tip – things u do
choklate – choklate
diamond district – get in line
talib kweli – my favorite city
venus malone – i realized
joy jones – be my husband
computer jay – maintain (mike slott rewerk)
owusu & hannibal – lonnie’s secret
gb – the black monolith
n’dambi – call me
gil scott-heron & brian jackson – push comes to shove
chin chin – go there with you
headhunters – i remember i made you cry (probe dms edit)
outkast – funkin around
heaven and earth – i really love you
frankie beverly & maze – twilight
kid sublime – something about your love

The Main Ingredient Episode #12 (July 28, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #12 (July 28, 2009)
sa-ra creative partners – i swear (ubiquity)
diamond district – streets won’t let me chill (oddisee music)
the lafayette afro-rock band – azeta (hi & fly)
esthero – superheroes (afta-1 remix)
q-tip – give up the goods (j. period remix) (mixtape)
oddisee – sand to the beach (oddisee music)
ragen fykes & ohmega watts – in the pocket (recordbreakin)
miles bonny – take it on back (mixtape)
maxwell – bad habits (columbia)
the dynamics – move on up (groove attack)
raphael saadiq – bonus track (universal)
marvin gaye – all the way around (motown)
morgan zarate featuring eska – sticks & stones (unreleased)
glenn lewis – sorry (probe dms mash) (unreleased)
risco connection – risco music (black rose)
kool & the gang – light of worlds (de-lite)
femi kuti – black man now yourself (barclay)
me’shell n’degeocello – deuteronomy: niggerman (maverick)
eva – moog indigo (bootleg)
laura’s song – donwill (interdependent)
FS Green – preppy lady
a tribe called quest – stressed out (raphael saadiq remix) (jive)
pete rock – #1 soul brother (rca)
al hirt – harlem hendoo
raphael saadiq & d’angelo – be here (universal)
eddie kendricks – keep on truckin’ (dj spinna remix) (motown)
the brand new heavies – i don’t know why i love you (4hero folk soul remix) (delicious vinyl)

The Main Ingredient Episode #11 (July 21, 2009)

The Main Ingredient Episode #11 (July 21, 2009)
J-Live – Play
DJ Day – Can You Feel Me
Kool & The Gang – Dujii
Ghostface Killah – Underwater
Marvin Gaye – God Is Love
Megaphone – Firelude
Common – Inhale
Ty – Taking It Back
Platinum Pied Pipers – Now Or Never
moO – Spacetravelin’
Marvin Gaye – I Want You (Vocal)
Slum Village – Reunion
New Sector Movements – She’s Got Soul featuring Eska
Peven Everett – Testin Me
American Gypsy – Inside Out
Eric B. & Rakim – What’s On Your Mind
Keelay and Zaire – Alright With Me featuring Dminor and Phonte of Little Brother
Q-Tip – Feelin’ (Instrumental)
Rose Royce – Daddy Rich
Diamond And The Psychotic Neurotics – I’m Outta Here
DJ Spinna – Outta Time (featuring The Free Radikalz)
The Roots – 100% Dundee
John Legend – Casino
Slumgullion – Kidkarig
Fertile Ground – You
GZA/Genius – Beneath The Surface
Pete Rock – Take The D Train
Rotary Connection – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
The Beastie Boys – Transitions
Lucy Pearl – Good Love
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – I Need You

Top 10's for 2008

My Favorite Albums of 2008
Jazzanova – Of All The Things (Verve)
Boomclap – Kort Før Dine Læber (Music For Dreams)
Various – Brownswood Bubblers 3 (Brownswood)
Nobody Presents Blank Blue – Western Water Music Vol. II (Ubiquity)
Various – Doin’ James (GAMM)
Daru Jones – Spirit Drumz – Chapter 1 (Rusic)
Natural Self – The Art Of Vibration (Tru Thoughts)
Lykke Li – Little Bit EP (LL)
Q-Tip – The Renaissance (Universal) Black Milk – Tronic (Fat Beats)
Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It (Columbia)

My Favorite Songs of 2008
The Foreign Exchange – Daykeeper featuring Muhsinah (Rhymesayers)
Karl Hector + The Malcouns – Followed Path (Now Again)
Jose James – Desire (Moodymann Remix) (Brownswood)
Black Spade – Evil Love (Ohm)
Charlie Dark & Roger Robinson – Prayer For Angry Young Men (Brownswood)
Lykke Li – Little Bit (LL)
Hygher Baby – Coming Home (Part 2) feat. Fatima (Circulations Japan)
Kylie Auldist – Community Service Announcement (Tru Thoughts)
Bennson – Let The Love (Original Extended DJ Version) (Raw Fusion)
Katalyst – How Bout Us Featuring Steve Spacek (Brownswood)

2008 MVP
Phonte Coleman