Synkro – New Album: Changes

One of my fave producers right now, delivering chilled out, moody, technical electronic beats for your mental moments and evenings. Check out his latest album Changes below, along with all his previous work. Will not disappoint.

Rationale’s Debut EP Fuel to the Fire

i wanna be

i know

if i’m the one you still adore

if there’s a chance, then let me know

i want to see that fire in your heartbeat

this empire of the sun singer/morrissey sound-alike has been writing and producing for huge names like Bastille and Jakwob for years, and now he’s put out some material for himself. and it’s not bad. it’s got the smooth electro rock flavor of today, with the unique deepness of his voice. i’ll no doubt be watching out for more from him. perfect movie licensing material me thinks.

Full Fuel to the Fire EP Here: 

SG Lewis – Shivers (HONNE Remix)

And I feel those cool rivers
Washing all over me
And I know these smooth rhythms
Make me move my feet
Oh you give me those soul shivers
Taking me back to the days
When music was a life giver
Make a bad man change ways

Queen Of France by Royal

I don’t care if you’re the queen of France
or a homeless man
It’s all the same to me
If I could have it any other way
guess its hard to say
It’s all the same to me
Oh Darling
It’s all the same to me

Where ever you are
we’re staring at the same old stars
both have beating hearts inside our chests
what ever you do
it all adds up to you
just do whats right in front of view

Queen Of France by Royal | Free Listening on SoundCloud.

R I T U A L – JOSEPHINE feat. Lisa Hannigan

let me get close enough to hold you, babe

we can dance a little more

R I T U A L – JOSEPHINE feat. Lisa Hannigan by RITUAL_MUSIC | Free Listening on SoundCloud.

New Music Fridays – Album: Lianne La Havas – Blood

It is time for this lovely lady to shine already. We’ve been watching her since 2009, and hopefully her new album Blood will be a breakthrough for her. Is it safe to say she is a beautiful culmination of Lauren Hill + Adele + Sara Bareilles? Curl up with this album on your couch, candlelit, with a glass of red wine and some comfy socks on your feet to end your day. [note: the album maintains a super chill laid-back vibe, until about a minute into the second to the last song. she/her manager probably didn’t know where to put that subtle punk-esque track so they snuck it in close to the end. but don’t worry, back to one last lullaby to finish off the album.] Good night.

Lianne La Havas - Blood

The fabulous Tom Misch presented us with a sneak peek into the album 16 days earlier with this perfectly funky-chill remix of “What You Don’t Do”.

Kwabs – Look Over Your Shoulder (Produced by SOHN)

[Producer SOHN pumping out more jams. Kwabs providing male vocals reminiscent of Toni Braxton’s sultry tones.]

You can try to shut it out in the morning
You can try to erase it in the evening
But you should listen long and hard through the warning
Cause soon enough, that stuff is going to get you up

Better look over your shoulder and make sure that you’re alone
Better stay out of the shadows when you wander far from home
Better look over your shoulders when you’re on your own
It’ll creep into your head and it’ll never let you go

Kwabs – Look Over Your Shoulder (Produced by SOHN) by SOHN | Free Listening on SoundCloud.

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Say Lou Lou (Tame Impala Cover)

[a dreamy female vocal driven rendition of the Tame Impala original]

every part of me says go ahead

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Say Lou Lou | Free Listening on SoundCloud.

Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do (Tom Misch Remix)

[Tom Misch at it again, this time remixing the lovely Lianne La Havas. Match made in music heaven.]

I know you love me, I don’t need proof

Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do (Tom Misch Remix) by Tom Misch.

Drake – Hotline Bling (Prod by Nineteen85)

you used to call me on my cell phone

late night when you need my love

Drake – Hotline Bling (Prod by Nineteen85) by Drake – Charged Up | Free Listening on SoundCloud.

Blizzard by JaJa Kisses

all i ever wanted

i wish i could forget

[this lovely talented 22 yr. old songwriter from London has finally granted us access to another hott jam after “PIMMS” almost a year ago. The production is on point and the beats and vocals are sexy, electric, and deep with soul. Enjoy “Blizzard”. Looking forward to hearing more from this gal on her forthcoming LP Young Fashioned.]

Blizzard by JaJa Kisses.

Girl ft. KAYTRANADA by The Internet

if i told you that you rock my world

would you let me call you my girl


you better know you’re worth

[this crew rocked it at MojaMoja’s Pre-Grammy Brunch 2015]

Girl ft. KAYTRANADA by The Internet Music | Free Listening on SoundCloud.

Le Youth’s Splash House Session Is a 90s Pop Fantasy (via Thump)

you want to play Le Youth’s Splash House session mix at your next summer pool party. it will surely please with all our fave 90’s bubble gum pop R&B jams.

Hope some of you will be joining me in groovin’ to Le Youth and other pool-party-perfect-DJs at Splash House in Palm Springs this weekend! It will be hotttttt….:)

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to
Give you everything you want and need
Baby good love and protection
Make me your selection
Show you the way love’s supposed to be
Baby you should let me love you, love you, love you,
Love you yeah

Mariah Carey – Touch My Body
Ashanti – Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
Destiny’s Child – Bug-a-boo (Sable Blanc Remix)
Mario – Let Me Love You (Sllash Remix)
Will Smith – Miami
Coleco – Rock The Boat
Nate Dogg – Gangsta Walk (Thee Cool Cats Loc Mix)
Le Youth – Memories
Le Youth – R E A L
Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
Vanguard – Everytime
Le Youth – T O U C H (Flaxo Remix)

Le Youth’s Splash House Session Is a 90s Pop Fantasy | Thump.

Riviera (Mix) by Pat Restaino

fun summertime lounge/party playlist by pat restaino ft. some soulful/organic house, deep house, and a trickle of world beat surprises (my fave parts of the mix); good change up from the norm. Make sure to peep “L’Afrique” by Full Crate ft. Papa Ghana around 38:00. Other artists featured in the mix include some of my faves: Malinchak, Route 94, Nora En Pure, Lane 8, & more.

Riviera by Pat Restaino on Mixcloud

Riviera by Pat Restaino | Mixcloud.


I ain’t even gonna front

I ain’t even gonna lie

Since you walked up in the club

We can dance if you want

Get crackin’ if you like

Must be a full moon

Feels like one of those nights

[I expect to see more Brandy covers. And here’s one. Thanks Tom!]


Bonobo, Kidnap Kid & More at Shambhala Music Festival 2015

Go to Canada in Aug. for this awesome fest! Lineup includes the likes of Bonobo, Kidnap Kid, and more. More info below.

Anticipation is building for the 18th Annual Shambhala Music Festival to be held in Salmo River Ranch, August 7-10th, 2015. With an unparallelled line-up and a breathtaking venue, Shambhala’s ‘Are We There Yet’ video invites electronic music lovers to come Home to enjoy warm sunshine, cool waters, eclectic rhythms, and the unmistakeable magic of being surrounded by thousands of friends, new and old.

Scenes of enchanted wilderness are interweaved with blissful dancing and glimpses of stunning, cutting-edge stage production, as well as music by festival performers, Camo & Krooked. Love the video? Check out Shambhala’s full 2014 Official Afterstory video and get amped up with Shambhala’s mix series featuring festival talent such as jackLNDN, jOBOT, and M!NT. The next mix will feature UK jack house and bass experts, Cause & Affect.

A series of pre-parties will also take place across Canada with the ‘A Journey HOME’ tour, June 4-7, 2015 in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Nelson. Get more info on the website or on Facebook.

Shambhala Music Festival is just around the corner and interested attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets soon as cut off dates for shipping are fast approaching (June 1 for the U.S. and July 1st for Canada) and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  Tickets sold after the shipping date cutoff will be available for pick up at will call.

Purchase tickets:

Music courtesy of: Hospital Records / Songs In The Key Of Knife:

Camo & Krooked – Move Around (feat. Ian Shaw) (Hospital Records UK) (Buy)
‘Are We There Yet?’ was produced by Sweetgrass Productions


Shambhala Music Festival returns on August 7-10, 2015 to the immaculate Salmo River Valley in the emerald forests of the Selkirk Mountains in Canada. In its unprecedented 18th year, the Canadian electronic music and camping festival features headliners Kygo, Pretty Lights, Bonobo, Claude VonStroke and Skrillex among 300 other musicians in its 2015 lineup.

RSVP on Facebook and reconnect with your family from the farm!

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