ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TOSH ALEXANDER

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: TOSH ALEXANDER

Musicians, poets, visual artists, designers ... what makes them interesting isn't just the music they make, the art they create, or the style they have. What really makes them interesting is that they are our mirror. They reflect back to us, all the things that make us human. Our moment to moment humanity. Whether that be our moments of triumph, our moments of feeling confident - yet also, and sometimes most importantly - they reflect back to us our worries, our insecurities, our difficult moments. They give us the human experience through art, and we appreciate their sacrifice.  

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS -  PAGES - AFROBEATS SPRING MIX VOL.1

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MIXTAPE MUSINGS - PAGES - AFROBEATS SPRING MIX VOL.1

As Afrobeats continue to win dancehall fans the world over, due to its rhythms which come from the same low-end theory as dancehall, we're tuning into a few selectors curating massive vibes with the music! One such selector is PAGES, a Ghanaian DJ and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. PAGES is a veteran on the scene, spinning at Afrobeat parties such as Afrolituation.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CHAM IS BACK

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: CHAM IS BACK

Cham, or Baby Cham to many of fans, is the old school, now new school man of dancehall. It's been a while since Cham has promoted an album and boy is he back with a story to tell. Earlier this week Cham graced the stage at the Dub Club here in Los Angeles and we were all ears. 

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 18

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 18

We are back. Big tings brewing, excited about life, that's what the Listen Down vibes give us. Here is another listing of our favorite tracks, so that you can feel our good vibes too.  

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COLDCUT: STAMP MIX #86 & SKANKING VIBES

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COLDCUT: STAMP MIX #86 & SKANKING VIBES

Matt Black and Jonathon Moore of the legendary UK duo Coldcut put together an easy skanking mix of riddims, old island reggae jams, and dub breaks. The duo is considered to be one of the pioneers of pop sampling and the UK's first electronic music stars. So, you know a mix of some of their favorite tunes from these veteran selectors will most definitely make the vibes right.

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PATSO DIMITROV: THE ART OF THE OLD SCHOOL COVER

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PATSO DIMITROV: THE ART OF THE OLD SCHOOL COVER

Cover art has changed since the advent of social media. As music has become a less physical experience - going to a record store to pick up your favorite CD or record - the classic cover has been updated. Although still important, the life of a physical record has lost its luster to many.

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MUSIC VIDEOS X SHORT FILMS

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DANCEHALL FRIDAYS: MUSIC VIDEOS X SHORT FILMS

Many musicians tell stories through their music, so it is only appropriate when their music video does the storytelling as well. These videos, aka short films, gives viewers a glimpse into the creative process between the artist and director and sometimes the viewer gets a sneak peek at the artists acting chops.

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 17

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 17

Another week another list of what we got on the playlist. This week, we have some sure pop fire. So, wheel up and settle into your weekend with some good new music!

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 16

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 16

Cinco De Mayo weekend is upon us. As we celebrate the victory at the Battle of Puebla over drinks and food, we have procured our weekly rundown of music to accompany this celebration. Viva La Musica! 

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 15

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 15

It's Thursday and The Listen Down is back for its weekly installment. Music that has made it to the forefront of our playlist. Pree and believe, The Listen Down guides you weekly into your weekend.

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 14

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THE LISTEN DOWN VOL. 14

Here we are again. A week removed from Coachella, still feeling the "vibes" from the weekend. Well, thankfully, the 420 holiday comes to heal us up just in time. So, here is your 420 holiday playlist, peppered with some new tunes to vibe.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: MATTHEW STEEL & THE PURSUIT OF SOUL

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: MATTHEW STEEL & THE PURSUIT OF SOUL

Jamaican musician turned actor Matthew Steel has been steadily working behind the scenes to make his 2017 debut a memorable one. Fresh off his new release "Guitars and Pianos," produced by renowned Jamaican selector and producer Supa Dups, Steel will star in Cess Silvera's highly anticipated "Top Shotta" TV series filmed in Miami Florida. Inspired by his work ethic, his viewpoint on the power of music and connection, KNG2LA wanted to catch up with multi-faceted artist and discuss his message.  

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