Today’s Top Tune brings you five free songs each weekday. First up, the haunting vocals of folk artist Jessica Pratt. We’re excited to tell you that LA merrymakers Ozomatli have collaborated with their founding members Chali 2na and Cut Chemist, and they also celebrate their album release at Zebulon Cafe on Jan. 26. KCRW DJs are digging the pop flurry made by MorMor, as well as Chrome Sparks. And, last but never least, Rocky Dawuni closes out the week with “Beats of Zion” and you can catch him live at the Townhouse later this month.
Channeling the sound of songs that filled the silver screen in the 60’s and 70’s, Jessica Pratt uses delicate arrangements to contemplate deep mysteries on “Poly Blue.”
Los Angeles is the home for Grammy winning multi-cultural outfit, Ozomatli. “Libertad” explodes with a tasty mix of pan-American styles but it’s extra special because it features founding members Chali 2na and Cut Chemist. It’s the band’s first collaboration since their debut album in ’98.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 MorMor “Pass The Hours”
Hailing from Toronto – singer, producer and multi-instrumental MorMor has his own blueprint when it comes to making pop music. “Pass The Hours” is a signature track.
After debuting his full-length recording in 2018, Chrome Sparks follows up with a dreamy EP. A lacy patchwork of influences is heard on “In2 Your Love.”
Friday, Jan. 25 Rocky Dawuni “Beats of Zion”
We celebrate Friday with a brand new recording by our favorite Ghana born/Los Angeles-based musician and activist Rocky Dawuni. The title track to his new album, “Beats of Zion” finds Rocky at the apex of his career.