READER BEST OF 2011: @jkim645

by Winston "Stone" Ford

  Name: Jonathan
Location: San Francisco
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Thundercat – Golden Age of the Apocalypse

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Hands down my favorite album of the year.  New jazz / soul shit for 2011 and beyond.

Oddisee – Rock Creek Park

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Mood music.  I can find reasons to listen to this album whether walking the streets, in nature, cruising in the car, etc...

Bei Ru  – Midnight In Yerevan Mix

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Explores music from the Armenian diaspora…something I had no prior knowledge of until this wonderful mix by Bei Ru via Mochilla.

James Blake – James Blake

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Dude’s voice and song arrangements are top notch.

Quelle Chris – Shotgun & Sleek Rifle

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Completely biased submission on this one.  But fuck it…Quelle is one of the most talented on both the production end and on the mic.