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