Baby Huey – Hard Times
A Go to track when I’m at home. Love the southern Cali vibe that comes from this sound. I’ve always been attracted to funk and soul, this satisfies that in spades. Sad end to a great talent.
Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From Spartacus
Often heard this as a child, my mother loved this and I never lost touch with the wonder this song creates. This one never far.
The Velvet Underground – Temptation Inside Your Heart
I got my first cat from this bohemian couple that lived down the corner from the coffee spot I hung out at in high school. In their livening room they had this drum set and the cat that we would later name Mambo, popped out from a hole in the floor tom. The Velvet Underground was on rotation while we hung out, so ever since I’ve always had a soft spot for the velvet underground.
Stereolab – Brakhage
Their entire discography is worthy of continued listening, but it was Dots and Loops that was on heavy rotation in the early 2000s and up to now. One of my go to relaxation albums.
Cajmere feat. Daje – Brighter Days
Love this whole release, obv the bside has the jam on it, but the whole release is nice. Regularly listen to this one.
Spiritualized – I think I’m In love
A throwback from when I was a kid, listened to it in and out back then as I do now. It’s a great example of an album being a statement, the whole thing unravels perfectly.
Spacemen 3 – Call The Doctor
Another call to an age of mind expansion, still listening to this day.
Xpansions – Move Your Body (elevation)
Reminds me of the mid 90s in S.East Michigan, there was a local radio station that played house and techno cuts but at the time I just enjoyed the music. Little did I realize the impact it would have on my future love of dance music.
Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy
Fela made a huge impact on me as a child and even to this day I’m still finding new material and songs that still ring true. With so many layers and such
Mood II Swing – Sunlight in My Eyes
Got a copy of this jam from the guys at Slow to Speak, was blown away when I first heard it. Spent many afternoons with this on loop, such a breezy vibe.
D’Marc Cantu – La Frontera (Tuskegee Music)
The always on-point and culturally significant Tuskegee Music is back with more essential music, this time from venerated American producer D’Marc Cantu. Over the course of a distinguished career, Cantu has contributed to everything from