The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 12.31 – 1.4.19

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Happy New Year, Today’s Top Tuners! We say goodbye to 2018 with an apropos track from beloved electronic genius John Tejada. Also, with the New Year, let’s introduce a striking new talent, Ambar Lucid. Get ready to perk your ears to these artists: Georgia Anne Muldrow and Moods. And, last but not least, Cass McCombs returns with new work, and comes to Los Angeles in March for a show at The Fonda.

Monday, Dec. 31 John Tejada “Reminisce”

Electro-guru John Tejada closes out the year with the reflective track “Reminisce.” Geared towards his own DJ stylings, it’s a meditative groove crafted on one machine, as he makes the most out of its limitations. An idea that encapsulates 2018!

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Ambar Lucid “A Letter To My Younger Self”

We can all agree that 2018 was a roller coaster of a year but for Ambar Lucid, it’s a stepping-stone to what may become a banner year in 2019. The 17 year old wrote the beautiful bi-lingual ballad “A Letter To My Younger Self, ” which is a prelude to her debut album.

Wednesday, Jan. 2 Georgia Anne Muldrow “Play It Up”

What do Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def and Erykah Badu have in common? They all love Georgia Anne Muldrow, a gifted jazz inspired singer with a flare for unique arrangements. Check out “Play It Up.”

Thursday, Jan. 3 Moods “Awake in the Dark”

Dutch beatmaker Moods steps out of his comfort zone on “Awake in the Dark.” This soulful soother features James Chatburn on vocals.

Friday, Jan. 4 Cass McCombs “Sleeping Volcanoes” 

The ninth album in Cass McCombs’ canon is a confident mix from a transient storyteller interested in words, music, and dreams. “Sleeping Volcanoes” was recorded quickly and with a sense of purpose.