READER BEST OF 2011: @jkim645

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISvcOoWW2tg[/youtube]

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

Oddisee – Rock Creek Park

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=147Oel2VbBI[/youtube]

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0RU6Sh2tQI[/youtube]

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVgEaDemxjc[/youtube]

Dude’s voice and song arrangements are top notch.

Quelle Chris – Shotgun & Sleek Rifle

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upAcPZDs9Fw[/youtube]

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.