Ariel Pink – Baby

This song speaks to me because of how simple the chords are. Ariel Pink is a great songwriter, and this tune is best played after a long night out.  

Mk.Gee – You

Mk.Gee hits that perfect blend between production and live instruments for me. Just a gooey bubbly groove every time.

Puma Blue – Moon Undah Water

This has to be one of the tightest live arrangements I’ve heard in a while. The band has the craziest pocket on this one.  

Puma Blue - Moon Undah Water

Hot Chip – Boy From School

One of those nice uptempo late-night songs with the chord progression to keep everyone in a happy mood.  

hot chip: boy from school

Cate Le Bon – Are You With Me Now?

A sweet and wholesome arrangement from the mega-talented Cate Le Bon. She’s so so good!

Are You With Me Now? - Cate Le Bon

Babe Rainbow – Peace Blossom Boogy

This band out of Australia makes me smile every time I put them on. Effortless cool.

The Babe Rainbow (AUS) - Peace Blossom Boogy

Tame Impala – Sundown Syndrome

It’s always fun to play some crusty old Tame Impala and have everyone be like.. wait, THIS is tame impala?  Fun Fact: This is one of the songs that got me into recording my music with live instruments years ago.

Tame Impala - Sundown Syndrome

Crumb – Bones

One of my favorite bands out of BK, Crumb nails the jazz-indie sound with super tasteful performances on their respective instruments. And that drum tone!

Crumb - Bones [Official Video]

La Luz – Call Me In The Day

This all-female group has some of the coolest full-band vocal harmonies around. A great song to play at any time.

Call Me in the Day

Big Wild – Awaken

Big Wild is a good friend of mine, and he made me damn near cry when I first heard this lovely song off of his latest LP, Superdream.

White Cliffs – Brace Yourself (incl. Nathan Barato Remix) (Repopulate Mars)

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist White Cliffs drops downtempo single on Repopulate Mars with a Nathan Barato remix, with all profits being donated to preventing climate change. With roots in jazz guitar and piano, the Brooklyn-based artist has self-released several titles when not being tapped up to remix for labels like Ultra and Invisible Firm. He now joins Lee Foss’s label with a soothing track entitled ‘Brace Yourself – a low-slung and organic production complete with captivating guitar licks, an infectious bass, soft keys and rich vocals with lyrics focused on the climate change crisis.

Out now… White Cliffs – Brace Yourself (incl. Nathan Barato Remix) (Repopulate Mars Cat No: RPM076 Format: Digital)