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05.13.15 Playlist

Mura Masa - Firefly feat. Nao

TOKiMONSTA - Go With It feat. MNDR

Nosaj Thing - Eclipse/Blue feat. Kazu Makino

***Tuxedo - The Right Time (Kaytranada Remix)

Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Remix)

Flamingosis - Groovin’ feat. Yung Bae

Snakehips - Gone feat. Syd

PYRMDPLAZA - Ventilate 

Mura Masa - i’ll be alright (tonight)

Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. (Giraffage Remix)

A$AP Rocky - Thuggin’ Noise (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

Majid Jordan - Her (stwo Remix)

Louis Mattrs - Oops x Wus Good

Tinashe - Vulnerable (Dave Luxe Remix)

***towkio - reflection (oshi redo)

Mura Masa - nothing

Scolla - See How It Goes feat. Kay Franklin (Prod. KayFranklin x DrewsThatDude

Ree$e - Parade feat. OG Maco & Casey Veggies (DrewsThatDude Remix)

GoldLink - Sober Thoughts (Chris McClenney Remix)

WALĐO - Rich Without Money (prod. Fortune, Gravez, & Sángo

GoldLink & Falcons - Vroom

Sángo - I1 (Kaytranada x Mr. Carmack)

Sángo - Baile Somebody 

SZA - Babylon (BNJMN Fortune Edit)

Earlly Mac - Naturally feat. JMSN

JMSN - Street Sweeper Remix feat. Freddie Gibbs

***Jamie xx - I Know Theres Gonna Be Good Times feat. Young Thug

MAXO KREAM - Sold Out (DrewsThatDude Remix)

Da$H - Shaded (prod. Michael Uzowuru) 

Cashmere Cat & DJ Mustard - Ice Rink

Kaaris - Charge (Carmack Remix)


Soles - Bring Some Weather Home (Live)

Erik Solarski is solesmusic, and he is also going to be a featured guest on tomorrow’s Lisztomania! Erik will be calling in to kuciradio tomorrow morning at 7:15 PST to chat with me about his style and vision for SOLES, his amazing ability to collaborate and seamlessly incorporate instruments ranging from synth to sax, and so much more!

This is the second half of an amazingly packed show I have for you tomorrow, so make sure you tune in to 88.9fm if you’re local, kuci.org anywhere else, from 6-8am PST!

See you then Dreamers! Love you lots always!

Ladytron - Playgirl
Broadcast - Come on Lets Go
Aterciopelados - Rompecabezas
The Blow - True Affection
Electrelane - Oh Samba!
Best Coast - The Only Place
Cat Power - Nude As The News
Camera Obscura - I Need All the Friends I Can Get
Blonde Redhead - The One I Love
Tennis - Timothy
Eisley - Marvelous Things
The Knife - Pass This On
Karen O - Beast
Le Tigre - Les and Ray
Mates of State - La'hov
Rilo Kiley - Breakin’ Up
Bratmobile - Eating Toothpaste
Bikini Kill - Capri Pants
Erase Errata - Tongue Tied
Denali - Hold Your Breath
Mocket - Your Ice Cream is Ready/What do Babies Want
Gravy Train - Laughing all the Way to the Bank
Cherry Glazerr - Pizza Monster
Sleater-Kinney - Hey Darling
Miss Kitten - 1982 & The Hacker
Bonde Do Role - Marina Gasolina (Peaches Remix)
Fannypack - Boom Boom
ADULT. - Hand to Phone
CocoRosie - Noah’s Ark
CSS - Musk is my Hot Hot Sex
She and Him - You Really Got a Hold on Me (cover)
Rainer Maria - Artificial Light


Chet Faker | Club Nokia | 5.13.2015

With a stage moniker like Chet Faker, the electronic singer/producer is remarkably real. Playing two shows last week at Club Nokia in LA Live, one on
Monday, April 13th, the other on Wednesday the 15th, Chet Faker wooed the crowd with his soulful voice and his live electronic production. Faker seemed to effortlessly delve into the whole spectrum of electronic music, from looping rhythms and tweaking filters into intricately danceable beats on his technical kit in his song “1998”, to his slow crooning over his own jazzy keyboard composition in “Talk is Cheap”.  Despite both shows selling out, being in the pit for the Monday show felt oddly roomy and extremely comfortable. It could have been that the crowd was hypnotized into a synchronized slow sway by Faker’s electro-soul voice. Or that the vaulted ceilings of LA’s fairly new Club Nokia gave the crowd ample space to enjoy the show. Either way, Chet Faker, clad in beard and beanie, offered the crowd a dreamy, dance-ably mellow vibe.

When it comes down to it, Chet Faker was an amazing performer. His voice has such a surreal and intimate sound to it that lies somewhere in between Motown soul and downtempo electronic vocals. In addition, his band would slip on and off the stage to perfectly accompany Faker’s voice with drums and lead guitar on certain songs. His live electronic production swayed the crowd and shook the walls. The combination of all these things created the most uniquely fresh sound and environment that can’t quite be put into words.

In addition to his prowess as a songwriter and musical performer, Faker provided the audience with the most existential monologue in the middle of his set. As the lights began to dim, Faker prefaced his hit cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” with an intimate request. He challenged the whole crowd to listen to the next song in the absence of technology. Phoneless, camera-less, cut-off from social media, the whole of Club Nokia was left to feel the full, unadulterated talent that was Chet Faker. He spoke about how people were too wrapped up in technology and were too separated from the moment. “It’s okay if this is awkward, it’s supposed to be awkward,” he reassured us. “Just dance, nobody’s watching you.”

And that we did, Chet. That we did.

Mad Sounds Show #2 10/16/14

Shonen Knife – Banana Chips – Happy Hour

Froth – Oaxaca – Patterns  King Krule – A Lizard State – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon Creature’s Choir – Mystery Flavor – Sue Eleanor Side**

Sex Bob-omb – Garbage Truck – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Soundtrack Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers – Addicted to Bass Classics Drowners – A Button on Your Blouse – Drowners Kindness – World Restart feat. Kelela & Ade – Otherness** Mischief Brew – Coffee, God, and Cigarettes – Songs from Under the Sink

Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Blank Generation – Blank Generation Die Antwoord – Fatty Boom Boom – Ten$ion Zephyr – Sail On – Zephyr Bicycle Day – 1,000 Steps – Vandals EP Childhood – Solemn Skies – Lacuna**

Los Campesinos! – Death to Los Campesinos! – Hold on Now, Youngster Puzzle – Busted – Mental  Gorilla Biscuits – New Direction – Start Today  Sbtrkt – New Dorp New York (feat. Ezra Koenig) – Wonder Where We Land**

Pagan Altar – Rising of the Dark Lord – Youtube (request) 

Kaizers Orchestra – Hjerteknuser – Violeta Violeta Vol. 1  Test Icicles – Boa vs Python – Boa vs. Python EP Smith Westerns – Dye it Blonde – Dye it Blonde  Jacaranda Muse – Let You Go – Youtube (request)  Brazilian Girls – Good Times – New York City Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel – Nico & her Psychadelic Subconscious – Nico & her Psychadelic Subconscious c2c – Happy feat Derek Martin – Tetra Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby – Groovy Gravy – The Original Jam Sessions 1969
Live Review: Courtney Barnett at The Roxy

By Nathalia Fagundes | May 31st, 2015

Tonight is the last show of her consecutive sold out nights at The Roxy. As I wait for the music to start playing, I hear people asking: “What’s your favorite song from the new album?!” and “When did you discover her?”. For me, the love for Courtney Barnett stems back to 2013 when I first heard her song ‘History Eraser’ for the first time. I’m a huge fan of Australian artists, and Courtney Barnett didn’t let me down. 

It’s weird to think that Sometimes I Sit And Think, Sometimes I Just Sit is her first album. Building up steam with her EP’s since 2012 she’s been preparing the crowd for the absolute madness that is her live set. As soon as she played her first cord, the audience went insane. Playing favorites like ‘Lance Jr.’ and ‘Avant Gardener’, Barnett gave the crowd what they wanted. Throughout the night, Courtney and the band (drummer Dave Mudie and bassist Bones Sloane) were having fun and let us be a part of it too! 

With nicknames such as ‘Daddy’ and ‘Betty’ to singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to one of the audience members, it felt less like a concert and more like a rad kickback in their Australian garage. 

Barnett ended her set with my favorite song from the album ‘Pedestrian at Best’ and the whole room was singing along. Leaving the stage, we continued to sing “Put me on a pedestal and I’ll only disappoint you.”​ Begging for an encore, we were honored to have Courtney come out and play an acoustic solo cover from one of her favorite Australian bands for the first time! It was fantastic! She then played ‘Pickles From The Jar’ which is a song featured on a compilation made back in 2012 which never made any of her albums. 

She ended the night shredding so hard with ‘History Eraser’ and every single person in the room was singing along with her. It was now midnight and we left the doors of The Roxy knowing that Courtney Barnett is doing some really special things in music right now.

Friday Soirée playlist 19 Juin 2015

Un grand merci à KUCI hall-of-famers DJ Rita and DJ Ziba Z for kicking off my new Friday show in such a magnifique fashion!  Please check out their blogs at ziba.kuci.org and rubyheadphones.tumblr.com.  I hope you two will return sometime in the future!

I will be back next week with some great new music for vous.  Here is Rita and Ziba’s fantastique playlist:

Blonde Redhead - En Particulier
April March - Charlatan
Stereo Total - Kleptomane
Air - J'ai Dormi Sous L'eau
Tahiti 80 - Heartbeat

Stereolab - The Free Design
Nouvelle Vague - Our Lips are sealed (Go Go’s cover)
Ivy - l'anamour - (Serge Gainsbourg cover)
Heavenly - nous ne sommer pas de anges
Monade - Pas Toujours

Melody’s Echo Chamber - Quand Vas tu Rentrer?
Les Flechettes - Une Fille Est Toujours
Le Systeme Crapoutchik - La Vie Est Belle
Jean-Pierre Allanne - T'es Pas Fou
France Gall - Homme Tout Petit

Nous Non Plus - One Night in Paris
Nouvelle Vague - Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus Cover)
Yann Tiersen - Le Moulin (Amelie OST)
Keren Ann - Midi Dans Le Salon De La Duchesse
Monsieur Mo Rio - C'est En Vain
The Apples In Stereo - Avril En Mai

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Heaven Can Wait
Justice - Let there be light
Air - Cherry Blossom Girl
Yelle - Complètement fou
April March - Chick Habit
Stereolab - Captain Easychord
Mad Men - Zou Bisou Bisou

Blonde Redhead - Slogan (Serge Gainsbourg cover)
Petit Fantôme - Dans Le Vent
PENDENTIF - “Embrasse Moi"