Caitlin Moss

Hear My Mind (feat. Teddy Roxpin &Smiley) – Annabelle Maginnis

23 April 2019

This week I’m happy to share this bouncy track from LA-based Annabelle Maginnis. Also a member of the group Metronohm, she just released this first solo single at the end of March. It’s a catchy but unique dance track featuring production from Teddy Roxpin – who’s produced for Logic and Future – and Smiley, producer and keyboardist for the Main Squeeze…

Cry For Another – Claude Fontaine

12 March 2019

Claude Fontaine is a Los Angeles native who discovered her love for Jamaican and Brazilian music while living in London after a breakup. “Cry for Another” layers Claude’s breathy, yearning vocals over a instantly classic performance by some of the legends of reggae…

Stay Fresh – J Rocc

6 February 2019

“Living at today’s non-stop pace, it’s harder than ever to stay fresh,”  says the sample that opens J Rocc’s funky instrumental. This curator can relate to that, as it’s been three months since my last post, and it feels like the blink of an eye….

Virginia Wolf – The Procussions

30 October 2018

Although released by The Procussions, this track features production and verses from only one of its members, Stro Elliot.  Active with the Procussions and his own projects since 1998, the talented rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist recently joined the Roots. I had the good fortune of catching a beat performance by Stro Elliot a couple years ago, and his “finger drumming” blew my mind…

Love and Death – Ebo Taylor

2 October 2018

Ebo Taylor, now 82 years old, is a Ghanian musician who has been actively performing for sixty years. He was a notable highlife and Afro-Beat musician in West Africa in the 70’s, but only in the last decade has he begun receiving international attention…

Follow – Tom Misch

22 August 2018

London multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Misch’s silky voice delivers simple, meaningful lyrics, over a seamless blend of soul, hip hop and guitar-focused jazz. Just 23 years old, he’s already released two beat tapes and two full-length albums, including his most recent release, “Geography.”…

Love is the Message – Yussef Dayes (feat. Alfa Mist and Mansur Brown)

14 August 2018

Renowned London jazz drummer Yussef Dayes was, until recently, best known for his contributions to the highly acclaimed “Black Focus” album from duo Yussef Kamaal. Dayes has since teamed up with producer and keyboardist Alfa Mist to bring us his debut single “Love is the Message,” released last month…

Friday Morning – Khruangbin

24 July 2018

Nearly any track from Texas band Khruangbin (“airplane” in Thai) would fit well on the Forget Your Troubles playlist. Most of their songs are chill instrumental funk tunes, inspired by 60’s funk and jazz from Thailand. And they record in a remote barn in Burton, Texas, adding to the natural vibe of their music…

Ya Own Way – MNDSGN

18 July 2018

Every element of this track from Los Angeles-based  MNDSGN (pronounced “mind design”) has me hooked. The funky, laid back bass and drums, dreamy synths, and chant-like chorus let me know that we’re all just trying to figure out our own way…

Thinkin of – Kiefer

9 July 2018

This week’s track is a chill, jazzy hip hop track from LA-based producer and musician Kiefer. Now releasing music on Stones Throw Records, he studied jazz under Kenny Burrell at UCLA. While there, he started to see how he could connect the beat-making he had been honing since age 12 with jazz piano…

Thinking of You – Lord Echo

27 June 2018

This cover of a Sister Sledge tune had me grooving and feeling carefree from the first listen. I admit I had never heard of New Zealand-based multi-instrumentalist producer, engineer and DJ Lord Echo (aka Mike Fabulous) before, nor had I heard the original Sister Sledge song…

Push On – Nick Johnson

20 June 2018

Nick Johnson is a “singer-soulwriter,” producer, and musician based in North Carolina. The song he submitted to this playlist, “Push On” is a high energy soul track, with a blazing horn section, slick strings, 70’s percussion, and inspirational lyrics.