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Bag Away
Harriet Brown
05:29
2
Black Balloons Reprise
Flying Lotus, Denzel Curry
02:41
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I Got Shit to Do
Samiyam
02:16
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Number 13 (Bellz)
Samiyam
02:32
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Capricornus
Austin Peralta
08:14
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EARFQUAKE
Tyler, The Creator
03:10
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Honeycomb
Kadhja Bonet
03:47
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Blue Green
Jonwayne, Low Leaf
03:43
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Sup God
Low Leaf
02:35
10
Inner G
Low Leaf
03:51
11
Questions
The Midnight Hour, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, CeeLo Green
03:27
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Where I'm From
G&D, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Declaime
03:52
13
Grey Area
Jerry Paper, Weyes Blood
02:05
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Show You The Way
Thundercat, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
03:34
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The Mint (feat. Navy Blue)
Earl Sweatshirt, Navy Blue
02:45
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Sandstorm (feat. JID)
Mereba, JID
02:59
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Weird Part Of The Night
Louis Cole
04:20
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Butts Tits Money
KNOWER
03:33
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Sloth Dream
Jacob Mann
03:51
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Bumble Buddies
Jacob Mann
04:56
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Baby Carrots
Jacob Mann Big Band
03:24
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On the Road
Henry Solomon, Logan Kane, Louis Cole, Jacob Mann
04:20
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Today
Sam Wilkes, Sam Gendel
05:37
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Street Fighter Mas
Kamasi Washington
05:58
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Something Keeps Calling (feat. Rob Bacon)
Raphael Saadiq, Rob "Fonksta" Bacon
04:44
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DNA.
Kendrick Lamar
03:05
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Come Home (feat. André 3000)
Anderson .Paak, André 3000
04:26
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Fire Is Coming
Flying Lotus, David Lynch
03:16
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May 20
Kiefer
02:34
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This World is Drunk
Raphael Saadiq
04:24

Los Angeles

Louis Cole, Kadhja Bonet, Flying Lotus, Smino and Jonwayne… Everything happens in Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles, that city of possibility – so often described by writers and artists as a place of emptiness, favourable to existential anxieties – has nonetheless remained an Eldorado for anyone dreaming of breaking into the entertainment industry. Centred around hope and ambition, the Californian capital is a life-sized theatre where hypocrisy and quirks of all kinds are the daily fare. Tentacular, gigantic, it includes dozens of realities, far apart from one another. This playlist is an illustration of this, but also shows the similarities found across the city’s music. Louis Cole, Kadhja Bonet, Flying Lotus, and Jonwayne all come from the same place? Geographical and social origins don’t necessarily bring them together but the music industry reduces the distance which separates them – even if they don’t actually collaborate together.

There are several fascinating collective adventures of the past ten years. The hardcore and deliberately disturbing rap of the Odd Future collective who only talk about the past; the memory of the promising beginnings that foreshadowed the individual successes of Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, The Internet (Syd, Matt Martians); that of jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington’s band, more usually known as The West Coast Get Down collective (Ryan Porter, Miles Mosley), whose leader has skimmed the world’s greatest festival scenes reminding us all that jazz still exists; the very exciting and forward-looking Flying Lotus hip-hop, and experimental electronic music of the Brainfeeder label with Thundercat, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Samiyam, and the late Austin Peralta; and a more recent one from the totally uninhibited funk jazz drummer Louis Cole, co-founder of Knower, around whom gravitates a gaggle of jazz musicians (including the equally crazy Jacob Mann); or that of Adrian Younge, obsessed with vintage aesthetics who, in addition to his musical projects, has opened a record shop/hairdresser and organises LA’s Jazz is Dead parties.

Add to that the individual adventures of Kendrick Lamar – whose album To Pimp a Butterfly will remain one of the most important rap events of 2010 – and those of rising star Anderson .Paak; from the discovery of neo-soul singer Kadhja Bonet, or the rapper and beatmaker who has a lot of hardcore fans, Jonwayne. In sum, it seems neither vain nor overrated to remember that everything happens in Los Angeles.

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