The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 10.2 – 10.6.17

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​​Here’s what we’ve got in store this next week as Today’s Top Tune: We begin the week with seductress Kita Klane’s new single. We hear from Cold Specks whose North American tour will stops in LA mid-November. ​JR JR, once known as Dale Earnhardt JR JR, tackle the idea of over-consumption. BADBADNOTGOOD shares a stunning and lengthy jazz odyssey. Finally, we catch up with Carlos Niño & Friends, as you can when they appear​ at Low End Theory late October. ​

​M​o​nday, ​Oc​tober 2
​Kita Klane: Salt
​LA-based, sultry indie-soul singer Kita Klane has released a new single she calls Salt. Influenced by artists like Etta James and Amy Winehouse, the song was written as a personal exorcism to let go of some past history and to be empowered and in the moment. ​

​Tuesday, October 3
JR JR: Clean Up
Detroit duo JR JR, formerly known as Dale Earnhardt JR JR, tackles the notion of over-consumption on its song Clean Up. Josh Epstein says, “I would like to encourage anyone listening to take a moment to check in with their own relationship with substances and coping mechanisms. It’s always a worthwhile thing.”

​​Wednesday, Oct​ober​ 4
Cold Specks: Wild Card
​Somali-Canadian artist Lasan Hussein, aka Cold Specks, intimately explores her dual heritage through personal history and the life her family left in Mogadishu. Wild Card is the sound of finding home, identity and self-love.

​​Thursday, Oct​ober​ 5
BADBADNOTGOOD: Confessions Pt III (feat. Colin Stetson)
Canadian quartet BADBADNOTGOOD​ made a name for itself applying its classical training to hip hop. That experience helped pave the way to work with folks like Kendrick Lamar and Ghostface Killah. Confessions Pt. III features experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson in a stunning seven-minute jazz odyssey.

​​Friday, Oct​ober​ 6
​​Carlos Niño & Friends: OrganicSelf
Carlos ​Niño is a​ true musical renaissance man. He’s a producer and musical director with a knack for gathering a talented bunch of unique musicians. That gift shines through on OrganicSelf, featuring percussionist Dexter Story and string compositions by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.