velvet 02/08/23

today on velvet, i’ve planned a mix of old-school r&b, modern underground hip hop, indie, neo-soul, psych-jazz, and more. it’s amazing how music evolves and so many sub-genres have developed from gospel & indigenous music. i hope you hear something that peaks your interest and expands your horizons ūüôā


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sudden death  //  quelle chris, chris keys

northbound  //  paul grant, jonny tobin

qadir Рsingle version  //  nick hakim

chance to say my piece  //  taylor mcferrin, marcus gilmore

mirage  //  orion sun

wake up this day  //  tom misch, jordan rakei

little techno  //  44th move

i can see you  //  kolinga  * FEATURED CONGOLESE ARTIST

stand with each other Рkeiyaa remix  //  nubya garcia, keiyaa

me, right?  //  malaya

shades  //  silvan strauss

terra  //  shebad

l’oiseau qui danse¬† //¬† tennyson

i love my friends  //  kiefer

spirits in transition Рedit  //  4hero

better  //  joy orbison, lea sen

seven times Рwu-lu remix //  lianne la havas, wu-lu


spotify playlist here

velvet 02/01/23

thanks for tuning into velvet today! this week i’m featuring the amazing vocalist and pianist, pj morton. his soulful, gospel-rooted sound matches the tune “how deep is your love” (originally by the bees gees) beautifully & adding yebba as a soloist was a magical choice. i didn’t realize how much i NEEDED this in my ears. hope you enjoy~


 pj morton – how deep is your love ft. yebba

lucid  /  jordan rakei

the number thirteen  /  louis prince

verbs  /  peyton, steve lacy

how deep is your love  /  pj morton, yebba

what it feels like Рcarrtoons remix  /  potatohead people, t3, illa j, kapok carrtoons

music  /  cleo soul

partners in crime, pt. 2  /  the internet

alive Рrebirth  /  javier santiago, j. hoard

taurus  /  carrtoons, julia zivic

cloudshine  /  reva devito, roane namuh

swagism  /  ghost-note, nigel hall

rosedrops  /  laik

supernatual  /  we are king

we rollin’ for you¬† /¬† tall black guy


spotify playlist here

velvet 01/25/23

thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of velvet, highlighting progressive r&b and neo-soul, branching in all directions including folk, jazz, latin, fusion, lo-fi / r&b, and more!


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nerve  /  jordan rakei

the lure  /  james tillman

back to me  /  moonchild

my day will come  /  james francies, yebba

sour flower  /  lianne la havas

something’s missing¬† /¬† the internet

debbie is depressed  /  flying lotus

penitentiary philosophy  /  erykah badu

a new high  /  mild high club, winter

gretchen  /  moon diver

locked in  /  lea sen

bingo bongo  /  bentley, horatio luna

what if interlude  /  alfa mist

layers  /  anatole muster, hadrien feraud, morgan agren

alone  /  beau diako, ego ella may 


spotify playlist here

velvet 01/18/23

thanks for tuning into velvet this week! today i am featuring dan kye, an alias of jordan rakei, for whom i’ve been entering another major obsessive era. complimenting this selection, i’m playing songs by some of my favorite artists such as mid-air thief, hiatus kaiyote, esperanza spalding (featured last week), and allysha joy. lots of international artists this week, namely from australia/nz and korea. always cool to hear how soul has evolved from its gospel roots in so many new forms around the world. hope you enjoy ūüôā

sam ‚ô•

dan kye image

distance  /  yebba

mobius streak  /  hiatus kaiyote

coming home Рinterlude  /  kali uchis

sign out  /  vooo

actually  /  dan kye

nineteen  /  rob araujo

and1  /  athletic progression

i adore you  /  esperanza spalding

cuffed  /  nick hakim

honesty  /  allysha joy

creation  /  sabrina claudio

nobody not really  /  alicia keys

chemical coincidence  /  jordan rakei

sketches of brunswick east i  /  king gizzard and the lizard wizard

blaze  /  alfa mist, kaya thomas-dyke

seismic  /  mid-air thief


spotify playlist here

velvet 01/11/23

thanks for tuning into my first episode of velvet! it’s too cool to be able to share music from my favorite genres. hope you enjoyed this weeks show! ~

sam ūüôā

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we’re dumb¬† /¬† salami rose joe louis

talk to me  /  jordan rakei

why we speak  /  robert glasper, q-tip, esperanza spalding

cycles  /  shafiq husayn, hiatus kaiyote

restless song  /  shadow community

la di da  /  the internet

ain’t a party¬† /¬† jet age of tomorrow

closer (ode 2 u)  /  ravyn lenae

what you need  /  kaytranada, charlotte day wilson

warm honey  /  willow

nowhere but up  /  phony ppl

ah uh oh  /  bobbing

pastures + cowpies / dj harrison

miss chew / nick hakim

can’t believe it / matt martians


spotify playlist here~