Two of my favourites are back at it with the fire for BBC Radio 1’s Thursday night residencies. In this recent run, Flying Lotus takes us through an insane mix including Thom Yorke, Bjork, Aphex Twin, and Portishead, and even has a special guest on the air – fellow LA producer Gaslamp Killer.
Montreal’s Kaytranada serves up some greatness – Shalamar, Kali Uchis, Mac Demarco, The Isley Brothers, and Knxwledge.
Listen to the full shows here.
In preparation for her nine track EP dropping tomorrow, the beautiful and generous Kali Uchis has made the whole project entitled Por Vida available for streaming right now.
I was lucky enough to chat to Kali on the phone and hear a few of these unreleased tracks at the start of last month via her friend and manager, Henny, and was immediately struck with the impression that not only was this EP going to be something special, but also that Kali Uchis herself was about to get the recognition and support she truly deserved.
Her remarkable sound, voice, and style are key factors in what sets her apart in the music game of today. She draws from the 1960s and 1970s when it comes to her personal aesthetic and this also carries over to her music. She creates sounds which are elegant, polished, and poignantly honest.