Indie Music

tHumpday #13 !!!

Music fiends!!!! This week we go from London to Dallas... From Canada to Japan. Today we have a bit of house, a lovely bit of jazz fusion, neo-soul and chill electronica. Enjoy this weeks tHumpday where we expose you to you music you've never heard before!! Worldwide! One Love!


Change // London, UK

Loving this Day Kye tune! It appears to feature Jordan Rakei! Grand groove.


RC & The Gritz

The Feel // Dallas, Texas

Jazz. Soul. Rap. And... More jazz. The Feel is the first track from this lovely RC & the Gritz release entitled, The Feel! That's right. Fans of groups like The Internet and Hiatus fans should feel this. The album is well worth a listen!


A l l i e

Yemi's Song // Toronto, Ontario

Yeah... You like this, like I knew you would.



Palm // Japan

Deep. Chill. Sensual.

Thumpday 12!!!

Cyber-REGGAE. Cyber-DUB. Cyber Alternative stuff and... cyber-house!

Hey! Did you survive Black Friday and CyberMonday?!?!? I swear, it's that time of year that reminds of The Purge, where all of your fellow citizens go out to kill one another over alleged deals on (meaningless) material items. If you made it, I hope you're still in the shopping spirit, because it's tHumpday, where I bring you hot music by indie artists who could use a purchase or two as well!

Today, we're a bit like crazed shoppers trying to find the right aisle during those infamous shopping events... We're all over the place. We have some good vibe reggae, house with a message, a cool alternative piece and... Thunder.

Thumpday 10!!!

New York. Ohio. California.

It's time for another tHumpday post, a weekly covert attempt to expand the global awareness of good, indie music from around the world. I do this all for free. There is no pay to play, though I wouldn't mind some dollars!!! If you're an artist or know of anything I should feature here, reach out to me via the contact page.

Todays tHumpday post keeps it all in the United States and brings you bits of modern classic soul music, R&B and... hmmm... alternative R&B, I suppose. As always, if you love these tunes, buy them. Chances are, they're struggling artists like me and could be use a love and appreciation in the form of your purchase! Spread love!


Slice of Paradise // New York, New York

Yeah... A bit of Afro pick. Cool company brings us a modern song with a classic vibe. Hailing from , NY. We could all use a bit of paradise these days.



Ode // New York, New York

Also hailing from the infamous city of NY, I bring you Seedah. This song reminds of that type of modern classic soul Amy Winehouse helped bring back. Delicious... and with a sexy voice too (hear the end of the song)!



Day and Night // Los Angeles, CA

Changing positions and getting realllllllly R&B, I bring you a man simply known as Davie. All the way on the other side of the United States, Davie dishes up that R&B goodness, Day and Night.


Tracy the RRaebreed

Bomb // Toledo, Ohio

I have a confession. I have no idea what a "Rraebreed" is... Rare breed, maybe??? But -- Whatever it is, Tracy is one of them... Not only is Tracy a Rraebreed, but he's also bring you Fifty Shades of Tray... Yep, 50. Someone bring me my handcuffs. Also on the R&B path, this piece has something 90's R&B lovers will know from way back.



Grab the Sky // New York, New York

First, I'd like to say a big, all caps CONGRATS to Ms. Valverde, an artist I've known mostly by name for quite some time. Here is a cool piece that was featured in the TV show, Queen Sugar!



tHumpday 9!!!

Hello, world. If you don't know, it's tHumpday, a weekly post consistently tempting you to decrease the storage space on your hard drive with indie music from around the world! I do this all for the love, not for no money or personal favors!  This week, we have a bit of everything... A little slow and sensual, a touch of jazz from Germany and a bit of chill and some



The Travelling Song // Bristol, UK

Mark. De. Clive. Lowe. Remix. --- Need I say more?



Music Madness (Tom Noble Remix) // Paris, France

Speaking of remixes, here is a Tom Noble remix of a classic Parisian disco gem. If you're open to the classic disco sound, I highly recommend you grace your ears with the original here.  The Violaaa Remix is another groovy arrangement of this tune with a cool break down and build up moment!


Good Life // Hanover, Germany

From the debut album of Seraleez entitled, Good Life, I bring you the title song, Good Life! Cool. Jazzy. Hailing from a country with great brown bread, Germany.



What We Had ft. Vanessa Elisha // London, UK

Getting low and slow with Break featuring Vanessa Elisha... What We Had. Slow bass music from London!



Cygnus // Silver Spring, Maryland

Sweetness from Maryland... There is nothing to fear. Stay open. No borders.

The Tale of Randolph Williams III

A Man with a Smooth Voice.

Have you ever heard of Randolph Williams III??? If the answer is no, let me help you get familiar. Randolph Williams III is the singer, songwriter and brilliant musician behind... well... Randolph Williams III (solo releases), Bright Beast (often played on KCRW in Los Angeles and around the globe) and a band that has earned a special place in my heart, One Trick Pony (iTunes link).

"My love you can't divorce. You made that mistake of thinking I'm afraid like you are... a slave like you are."

One Trick Pony was Randolphs 3 or 4...or 5 piece band in the mid 2000's consisting of Randolph on lead vocals and guitar, a drummer with a minimal kit (think early White Stripes), a violinist and at times an a banjo player, string player or bass player. Man... Most of the material for the band came from the mind an heart of Randolph. The video above is a live, in studio version of one my favorite One Trick Pony songs, Loose Talk found on the Full of Life album!  Highly Recommended.

This man is brilliant and, in my humble opinion, his music has yet to get the appreciation it deserves! Above is a clip of another One Trick Pony (OTP) favorite from a live show in Los Angeles about 8 years ago. It's called Box Song. You can find it on the Phantom Pains release. The quality of the audio in the video is a bit sketchy. You can hear a better clip here. A great break-up song.

I'm going to feature Randolph in a future Thumpday post. In fact, in Thumpday 4, I really thought a collaboration with Marylands, Mel Devisa would be interesting. It's a bit of a music lovers wet dream, I suppose. Maybe I can interview him and mention such a thing!

I'm sure there will be more posts about Randolph and his work in the future so I'm going to close out with the recorded version of Box Song! Enjoy!

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!