Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 12 : 2016 Joints

December 23, 2016
On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are highlighting 10 albums from 2016 that stood out but may have not received the fanfare they are worthy of.
 
 
This time, we are talking about these albums:
 
Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Special Night
Max Graef & Glenn Astro - The Yard Work Simulator
Oddisee - The Odd tape
Machinedrum - Human Energy
Homeboy Sandman - Kindness For Weakness
Jordan Rakei - Cloak
NAO - For All We Know
Skepta - Konnichiwa
Mndsgn - Body Wash
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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 11.5 : Jazz Bonus Episode

November 28, 2016

This is a bonus follow up to episode 11.  Here are a few extra songs by other artists that are worth a mention. 

On this bonus episode we feature these songs:

Nicola Conte - Love In
BADBADNOGOOD - Cashmere
Soil & Pimp - Paraiso
Bajka - Invisible Joy
Jose James - Park Bench People

Background beats by Free The Robots, Robert Glasper, Jazz Cronicles, Jazz Liberatorz, INO Hidefumi

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 11 : Jazz Thang

November 20, 2016

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the new wave of jazz musicians that have helped to reinvigorate the art form and drawn in a new breed young jazz enthusiasts.  

 

On this episode we feature these songs:

Kamasi Washington - The Rhythm Changes
Theo Croker - I Can't Help It feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater
Esperanza Spalding - Judas
Cécile McLorin Salvant - You Bring Out The Savage In Me
Josef Leimberg - The Awakening
 
Background beats by Dexter, Jazz Cronicles, United Future Orignaization, Jazz Liberatorz, The Jazzistics, The Coleman Brothers.

 

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 10 : Radioversary

October 17, 2016

On this very special episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to celebrate lil'dave's 20th year of doing radio by digging through his cassette tape archives. 

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 9 : The 808

August 14, 2016

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the syncopated world of the TR-808 Drum Machine.  It's unique sound has helped to define numerous genres, such as Techno, Miami Bass, Electro and Trap. 



On this episode we feature these songs:

Cybotron - Clear
Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
T La Rock & DJ Jazzy Jay - It's Yours
Hashim - Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Rick James - Cold Blooded

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 8 : Prince Demos

June 7, 2016
As you know, the world lost one of it's greatest music icons. Prince Rogers Nelson, known simply as Prince, departed from the earth on Thursday April 21st, 2016 and left behind a gaping hole in the world of music. On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about the artist forever known as Prince and some of the lesser known songs from his legendary vaults.

On this episode we feature these songs:

Prince - Purple Music
Prince - Wonderful Ass
Prince - Do Yourself A Favor
Prince - Cloreen Baconskin
Prince - Data Bank
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Excellent Reception | Episode 7 : Nautilus

April 28, 2016

On this episode, we talk about jazz musician Bob James, who's song "Nautilus" became one of the most sampled songs in hiphop music.

On this episode we feature these songs:

Bob James - Nautilus
Run DMC - "Beats To The Rhyme"
Main Source - "Live At The BBQ"
Slick Rick - "Children's Story"
Bjork - "I Miss You" (Dobie remix)
Kruder & Dorfmeister - "Original Bedroom Rockers"
Nuyorican Soul - "Nautilus (Mawtilus)"
Blundetto feat. Shawn Lee - "Nautilus"
Breakdown Brass - "Nautilus (Hijacked)"
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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 6 : The Ladies

March 16, 2016

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we talk about the women who are producing and arranging the hiphop, electronic, and soul music you love.   

We are featuring music by

TOKiMONSTA
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Fatima Al Qadiri
Maya Jane Coles
Ikonika
Muhsinah
Linafornia
VHVL
Gwen Bunn
Paris Strother (of KING)
Patrice Rushen
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Excellent Reception Episode 5 | Beats For Dilla

February 8, 2016

On this episode, we will celebrate the life of J Dilla as we focus on the genius that can be heard in instrumental hiphop and explore the evolution of beat centric music.

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 4 : Analog Grit

January 14, 2016

This episode we talk about music from The Arcs, Lord Echo, Actress, Computer Jay, and Adrian Younge.  Please support these artists.

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