tHumpday #7


Today we get into a bit of cosmic jazz and a Michael Jackson remix from Los Angeles, a song about sage and energy from Pittsburgh, soul and djembe from Washington D.C. and lovely piece from Oklahoma.

Josef Leimberg

Astral Progressions // Los Angeles

Getting a bit cosmic with this piece from Josef Leimberg. This is definitely going on my Sunday playlist, but this one is good for any day! This and some sunshine.


Diggs Duke

Sweat Like Sieves // Washington D.C.

All the way across the country, in the city of political soap opera and corrupt fanfare comes Diggs Duke. Its a cool piece with organ, djembe and lush backgrounds. I don't really know what the whole sieve things is about though...


Daniel Crawford

Dancing Machine Remix // Los Angeles

Just about everyone I know has heard this remix before...but just in case you haven't... From the one and only Daniel Crawford!


Sean C. Johnson

Mountains // Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The first time I played this I thought it was really familiar...There was something about the music. Tom Misch, of course!


Tribe Eternal Music Group

White Sage // Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This one goes out to all of my white sage burners!

Four91: Miles Davis Couture

It might be silly, but... I’m a sucker for anything with music related imagery... Paintings...T-shirts...”

Which is why I had to have these Miles Davis t-shirts when I saw them!  I don't know about you, but I love jazz and Miles. So when I saw these... well... You know...

These tee's are created by Four91 ( Four91 currently sells prints and accessories inspired by the art of Donelda Iyizoba. Check them out. There you'll find pieces (prints, clothing and iphone cases) with Miles, Red Fox, Richard Prior, mermaids and more!

I think the tee above is temporarily sold out, but they still have these!

I definitely wanna wear one of these to the next shoot or gig I do.

tHumpday #6

Soulful & Laidback!

This weeks post brings music from Bristol, New Zealand, Berlin, Los Angeles and New York. As always, if you're feeling any of these pieces, support the artist and click that blue buy button! Nothing says I like your song like a purchase! :)


Far Away
Los Angeles

Opening todays post with this soulful, feel good piece featuring Donald Hayes on sax and Joonie on guitar, bass and keys. I wonder who the singer is..? Get a little bit of escapism here.


Pete Josef

Move On
Bristol, UK

A very cool song from Pete Josef in Bristol. A soulful, piano driven piece, this song appears to be about a break up. Move on.


Tom Misch

Berlin, Germany

From a compilation on the Jakarta record label from Berlin, Germany, comes one of my favorite producers, Tom Mich. Love the words in the beginning. Do it for the love and all else will follow.



Paradise Descended
New York, New York

A lovely instrumental from BIGYUKI in New York. Vocals by Hannah Macklin with Randy Runyon on guitar and Bigyuki on keys, synth and bass.



Shine On
New Zealand

From New York to New Zealand, we close out with Ladi6 and her hip-hop-R&B ditty called Shine On.

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!