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DJ Yogi – “Insomniac Show #47” (Mixtape)

DJ Yogi’s inability to catch a solid eight hours sleep overnight drives him to create stuff that just might be the blessing that gets you through that rough day. Vibe out to the sounds of his latest “Insomniac” mix!

The Fugees, Amerie, Donell Jones, Miguel, Sola Rosa and more.
DJ Yogi

DJ YOGI – INSOMNIAC SHOW #47 (MIXTAPE)

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Maxwell – “The Glass House” (We Never Saw It Coming) [Video]

Maxwell stands at the foundation of the whole neo-soul movement. Remember that when you ask yourself, “How could this brother bring such spirit into my space and reach so far into the soul of man with a song?”

And the visualization here is delivered with dark suspense. Even in a “The Glass House” so brightly lit, “We Never Saw It Coming.” Just watch to the end.

“Love each other or perish.”
W. H. Auden

MAXWELL – THE GLASS HOUSE (WE NEVER SAW IT COMING) [ITUNES]

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Khalid (Video)

Can’t help but love the music. Can’t help but root for the singer. Well, here he is with an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Khalid is here (above), so wait no longer… click that play button and reward your soul with music from a young spirit.

Khalid’s music narrates life’s awkwardly necessary moments: the butterflies of young love, the angst of craving freedom, the apprehension of teetering on that next step in life. He creates honest, comforting pop for teens and young adults that speaks to the kid in all of us. Accompanied only by acoustic guitarist Jef Villaluna, the 20-year-old sensation captured this fleeting fearlessness of youth and brought it to the Tiny Desk for a heartfelt serenade session. The way his voice glided calmly over the guitar notes, switching between baritone and tenor, was fitting given that he sings about teenage peaks and pitfalls. Khalid’s sense of wide-eyed yet humble wonder permeates through the entire set.
– NPR Music

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Jorja Smith (Video)

Jorja Smith brought her groovy voice and those ‘soothy’ eyes to the set. To an intimate set, for an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, just for you (you and you). Lucky you… thanks to us… you’re welcome!

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Masego – “Lady Lady” (Prod. By Sounwave)

Masego with that jazzy soul you can bop right out to the floor to… to get your one-two step on to. And while you got your two-step going, your partner’s going, have the drinks flowing…

(May this be your Friday night, every night you need it to be. Enjoy, thoroughly!)

MASEGO – LADY LADY (PROD. BY SOUNWAVE)

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NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series Presents: Daniel Caesar (Video)

Maaan! Good soulful music and performance to get you going, keep you going, or enjoy the day’s end when you’ve been going all day. Daniel Caesar and the band got you on NPR with the Tiny Desk Concert on this ep.

Daniel Caesar and his band had a clear vision for their Tiny Desk performance. While already confined to a small space, they opted to congregate at the piano, where producer and music director Matthew Burnett sat to create what feels like a fly-on-the-wall moment. We’re presented a purity that’s nearly impossible to capture on an album.
– NPR Music

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad x Adrian Younge – “The Midnight Hour” (Album)

Nice merger for music’s sake – Ali Shaheeed Muhammad + Adrian Younge on a project. “The Midnight Hour” could be another great set to grab for your Summer soundtrack.

ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD X ADRIAN YOUNGE – THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (ALBUM)

Ne-Yo – “Good Man” (Album)

New Ne-Yo. Heard the title track on here back in February, right? Time for the whole plate now. “Good Man”… good album… Check it out and see if you want to add it to your good Summer play bin.

On his seventh studio album, GOOD MAN, Ne-Yo travels the globe for inspiration. He rides Jamaican rhythms with Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don on “Push Back.” Latin crooner Romeo Santos drops by on the sunny, bilingual ballad “Nights Like These.” As for his R&B bread and butter, “1 More Shot” and “Summertime” juxtapose his usual sophisticated touch with subtle trap influences.
– Apple Music

NE-YO – GOOD MAN (ALBUM)

The Internet – “Come Over” (Video)

DOPE! And Syd directed this. Cool. The Internet’s visual for “Come Over” – off the new album “Hive Mind” (due out July 20th).

THE INTERNET – HIVE MIND (PRE-ORDER)

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Sunni Colón – “Summer Blu”

Sunni Colón with new music, building to a new full-length release. Listen to “Summer Blu” via the FREE stream below.

SUNNI COLON – SUMMER BLU

DJ Fudge – “Freeplay Friday” (May Edition) [Mixtape]

So this runs like a Mother’s Day mix, but it’s a May mix. This extended holiday being the start of the ending for May… we ought to be able to rock out to this. Yeah, shout to DJ Fudge, One Captain Productions, and I Lex Project for this!

DJ FUDGE – FREEPLAY FRIDAY (MAY EDITION) [MIXTAPE]

André 3000 – “Me & My” (To Bury Your Parents)

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. André 3000’s beloved mother passed in 2013. He dropped this on Mother’s Day. Get your full issue of tissue, and get ready to get hit in the feels listening to this “Me & My” jawn. If you didn’t call or visit your mom this past Sunday, go do that now (if she is still with us on this plane).

Matter of fact: Just go holler at your parents… now. Go!

ANDRE 3000 – ME & MY (TO BURY YOUR PARENTS)

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Lenny Kravitz – “It’s Enough” (Video)

Wow. A LOT to unpack. Be ready to watch a couple of times to ingest all the themes covered in this visual. The song itself is dope on first listen, but hearing (really hearing) it again would be recommended, too.

Interesting, and expected, that this new Lenny Kravitz joint would garner reaction in general. It’s Kravitz, a true craftsman of music. But even more interesting is the breadth and depth of reactions to the Rolling Stone tweet (seen below) about it. Some like it, others LOVE it; and some of the rest came down with a hard case of HATE… even given the release caption that accompanies the video: “IT’S ENOUGH! Let Love Rule.” Too bad for the haters. This is good work. Compelling and heartfelt!

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Sunni Colón – “Yours Truly, 2095”

It builds. Nicely, slowly. Throughout the song. Gooood music by Sunni once again dunny. Chilling alone, or with a special someone, you can push play and let this tune fill up the room.

SUNNI COLÓN – YOURS TRULY, 2095

KWAYE – “Lost In My Boots” (Video)

Soulful. Kinda funky to boot. The video for this KWAYE jawn “Lost In My Boots” has fire in it like the director knows… that the song is fire! Check it out for self, above and linked below.

KWAYE – LOST IN MY BOOTS (ITUNES)

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Aloe Blacc – “Brooklyn In The Summer” (Lyric Video)

Soulful! Time to get musical with the lyrical y’all. And guess who’s back to show us how… Aloe Blacc! Setting the stage for summer love with “Brooklyn In The Summer” love. Find a special somebody. Hold hands. Eye contact. And bop together to this. It’s joy, no pain.

ALOE BLACC – BROOKLYN IN THE SUMMER (ITUNES)

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Kali Uchis – “Get Up” (Official Video)

Okay, so what this is is some kind of reprise to “Gotta Get Up” off Kali Uchis’ album “Isolation” (out now). Actually, what this is is vibe music (pause… reflect… move on), and a video of cutie Kali vibing and writhing in the most sultry way to it.

And now you really want to watch, right?

KALI UCHIS – ISOLATION (ALBUM)

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H.E.R. – “Focus” (Video)

Well, well. Ms. Gabi Wilson, we see (and hear) ya. New music from H.E.R. And don’t worry, if ‘him’ don’t “Focus” on H.E.R. there are plenty of dudes out here who will (because HOT)! This jawn is off the “Volume 1” album so to speak. Linked below.

H.E.R. – H.E.R. (ALBUM)

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Sango – “In The Comfort Of” (Album)

Sango letting go of that thing for the Spring. Dropping an album full of heat just in time to beat the heat of the seasons. Chill out to Sango’s “In the Comfort Of” (FREE stream available below).

SANGO – IN THE COMFORT OF (ALBUM)

Lion Babe – “Honey Dew” (Video)

Damn right ‘everybody wants a piece.’ Here for all this: The vibe, the music, the succulent “Honey Dew” they got dancing ’round all sexy in here

#MelonInspector #SpringHasSprung

LION BABE – HONEY DEW (ITUNES)

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