tHumpday #5

Love from LA!

Welcome to tHumpday, a weekly post featuring HOT, indie music from around the world. Today I continue to decrease the storage space on your device with this short list of indie music featuring artists from Los Angeles, California.

This tHumpday post comes late. I've been so busy doing a ,million things. I haven't even had any time to think about making new music, something I really need to do! PLUS, I had a GREAT post ready for you with some hot, hot, hot music, but I lost it all (long story) and I'll need to go digging all over again to find those artists and songs. I just don't have the time. So...

I was really trying to save this for a future post, but there's no time like the present! Here is some greatness from the city of angels.


Nia Andrews

From Here
Los Angeles, California

A woman whose work I have always loved... Nia Andrews. Unfortunately, I was only able to see her perform once, but maybe that will change one day. This is a cool joint called, From Here. Quite live and acoustic sounding, which a refreshing change from the modern dominance of electronic production. If you like this, you should do some digging and checkout more of her work!


Kadhja Bonet

From Here
Los Angeles, California

Keeping it acoustic... Kadhja Bonet, a woman with a silky voice and classic, soul instrumentation. Even the backgrounds remind me of classic soul joints from the 70's. Loving Kadhja's work. She's definitely another artist you should get to know.


The Seshen

Unravel (Lost Midas Remix)
Los Angeles, California

Getting a bit electro-acoustic-ish... Loving the dance vibe of this Lost Midas remix of Unravel, by The Seshen. You can just add this to the list of artists you should peruse when you get a chance. Jus'sayin'.


Jimetta Rose

Catch a Vibe
Los Angeles, California

I was so happy when I heard about this grand pairing of Los Angeles greatness, I couldn't wait to hear it! LA singer/songwriter, Jimetta Rose and artist/producer Georgia Anne Muldrow...??!! What?!?! The single is yet another grand LA soul record I'm grateful for. This "mini-lp", entitled Light Bearer, was written and produced in two weeks. Check it out!



Link Up
Los Angeles, California

Killin' it! Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge. Killin' it. .Paak has been killin' it and I love it! Off of the Stones Throw label, which always has something delicious... Grand groove.


Caligula 12"
Los Angeles, California

Speaking of electronic music, here is MNDR with a modern 80's electronic dance vibe!

tHumpday #4


This edition of Thumpday is so late, but better late than never!

This post has four delicious bits from the U.S. and England, covering chill-electronic, classic soul and everything between. As always, its indie only so support these artists if you love the music!


Latasha Lee

Do You
Austin, Texas

I wanted to start this one off right and hit you will this tasty bit of feel-good soul from Latasha Lee. Loving this tune, despite the number of times its been on repeat! Groovy.




Those who know me well know I tell no lies... so when I heard the beginning of this song I had a big "ummmmmmm" face. But... Then the beat dropped and flow came in and all that went away. The groove is hot and it's slathered in a decadent buttery flow on the verses. It's straight out of (and about?) Maryland! If you like this, you might want to check out other songs on this album, which appear to consist of sample driven grooves (I think) and grand flows.


Mal Devisa

Northhampton, MA

WOW! I LOVE THIS! The vibe of this woman's work really reminds me of this guy Randolph Williams in LA. I've been fantasizing about the musical children they could have if they linked up. But... I digress.

Loving this tune! It's just bass & vocals... So, so, so beautiful. And then... wait for it to drop! HOT!!!! If you like this, you need to go through this woman's catalog here and here ASAP!



Wolverhampton, UK

When I heard this taste of cool elecrtonic goondess, it reminded me of LA, the palm trees, it's city sunsets and skyscrapers. However, it's straight from Wolverhampton. Chill and headboppy!

tHumpday #3

This week we get slow and chill with seven songs from an eclectic selection of artists from around the world. As always, if you like what you hear, support these indie artists. Without you their musical journey cannot continue. Enjoy.


Love You
from Seven Sundays by SiR

I thought I'd set the tone of this weeks post with this. Loving it.


Ready 2 Go
from Pillow Talk EP by Tiffany Gouché
Los Angeles, CA

I still replay a favorite from her last EP over and over again. I'm sure I'll post that next week, but for now I'm really loving the sparse nature of this piece.



Leave Love Be feat. Alex Isley (wsg Moonchild)
from XII by Brandon Williams
Detroit, Michigan

Smoothing it out is Leave Love Be from Brandon Williams. Loving the strings and closing of this piece. Elegant and sweet.



Love Is Real
from Seasons EP by Moods
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Chill with a portion of head bop.



Let It Go (Compton's Soul mix)
from Let It Go by Celestine
Bristol, UK

This is the kind of thing that I would put in my Sunday playlist, which contains a number of jazz, soul and chill classics, as well as modern gems. The original version of this is cool, but I really like the vibe of the Compton Soul mix, by the infamous Andy Compton.



My Absolute
from Seeing Her Naked EP by Mar

Soft. Slow. Sensual. This is a sensual, electronic R&B piece from Amsterdam artist, Mar. Simple and deep.



from Rush EP by Menik .feat Lylli

Do you love Esthero? Res? If you don't know these people, please immediately access your favorite search engine and look for "Esthero Superheroes". Get back to me. The production and feeling of this song reminds me of that body of work. I'm definitely feeling this. Very chill.

tHumpday #2!

Thumpday #2!

Back again with lots of indie deliciousness, from the likes of James Tillman, Sam Trump and more!


So nice, I had to put him in twice. I also mentioned this artist in Thumpday 1, James Tillman, people! James Tillman! I love the EP, but this is another favorite called, And Then.

They say music, like any art, can be healing. It's no wonder why I love this Sam Trump piece! With so much going on in the black community for the past... oh... I dunno how many decades... after a while you just stop counting... I thought this song was beautiful and timely. I know quite a few "positive" songs that people used to make back in the day, before everything turned into songs about bitches, ho's, drugs, killing and crime. I'm so happy to hear music like this today. I hope this is a movement. #noTrends

This is just the intro. A voice and a stringed instrument. Simple. Honest. Beautiful.

So chill, smooth and with a bit of head knock... Straight out of the UK... (or is it England now?), Ash Walker's Augmented 7th.

Ehhhhhhhhhhhh! I love this joint!