Jamie xx – Loud Places feat. Romy [Official Video]



Taken from the new album, In Colour. Pre-order here and get four tracks right away: http://yt-r.uk/incolour
Pre-order vinyl and more here: http://yt-r.uk/InColourYT
In Colour is out on Young Turks, June 1st/2nd(US).

Video after the jump

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Booking Live Music


Villa Live Music

Songwriter David Villa, established VILLA Live Music in the summer of 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Villa’s soothing voice and percussive approach to playing the guitar, has created a signature sound that defies categorization, enveloping their audiences in a dynamic and energetic experience. Singing songs in multiple languages, and genres, Villa specializes in providing the right music for the right vibe and space.

Villa has performed at various venues around Los Angeles including Villains Tavern, The Mint, The Hotel Cafe, Le Meridien Delfina, The Montage in Beverly Hills, The Luxe Hotel, the World Music and Dance Festival at UCLA, California Strawberry Festival, and a plethora of elegant private events including parties for Chef Ben Ford, Adam Goodman (President of Paramount Pictures), Billionaire Alki David, and internationally recognized event planner, Sunny Ravanbach of White Lilac, Inc.

More recently, his weekly residency at Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, has quickly become a frequent attraction for music lovers on the west side looking for fine live entertainment.

Villa is currently working on producing a series of live recordings that showcases all of his creative work.


Live Friday night’s from 7-10pm
@ Le Meridien in Santa Monica. No Cover. Free Valet. All Ages.
530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, Ca


Booking Inquiries: villafana8@gmail.com


Eva B. Ross Foundation Live @ The Mint on January 14th


Eva B. Ross Foundation 

Musiqtrend had the opportunity to catch up with Eva Barrosse, lead singer of the Eva B. Ross Foundation, a four-piece band founded at UCLA. Known for their their smooth pop-rock sound and spunky stage presence, the band will be making its debut at The Mint on Wednesday, January 14th (9pm).

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Owen Clapp Ensemble Live @ The Blue Whale on 10/12 (9pm)

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Owen Clapp is a Los Angeles-based electric and upright bassist. Born in New York and raised just north of San Francisco, Owen grew up in a musical community supportive of aspiring musicians.

In 2013 Owen received a B.A. from UCLA in ethnomusicology and jazz studies, with minor coursework in anthropology and geography, and was a recipient of the Jazz Studies Program Award, the Marty Feldman Jazz Award, the Barbara Abell Scholarship, the Placita Salais Scholarship Fund award, and the Clifton Webb Fine Arts Scholarship. He was also selected for three consecutive years as a member of the Maxwell Gluck Jazz Ensemble, which he acted as coordinator of for two.

During his time at UCLA, Owen was fortunate to study with Los Angeles Philharmonic bassists Christopher Hanulik and Peter Rofé as well as jazz bassists John Clayton and Roberto Miranda. His diverse studio and performing career have given him the opportunity to tour nationally and internationally, to record with, and to collaborate with a variety of artists, including:

Kenny Burrell, John Clayton, Eric Harland, Tootie Heath, Benny Green, Harold Jones, Ingrid Jensen, Mary Stallings, Clayton Cameron, Gilbert Castellanos, James Newton III, Tamir Hendelman, John Firmin, Aditya Prakash (Ravi Shankar), Julian Le (Judith Hill), George Watsky, Parker (formerly Dumbfoundead), Andersen Paak (formerly Breezy Lovejoy), Asa Watkins, Shafiq Hussain (Robert Glasper), Iman Omari, the UCLA Mingus Ensemble, the UCLA Traditional Big Band, and the UCLA Gluck Scholarship Ensemble.

Clapp recently released a series of recordings that showcase his not only his skillful bass playing, but his talent as a composer. “New Stomp”, one of his latest compositions, is featured below and features an incredible line up of talented musicians including mesmerizing piano player, Julian Le, and incredible trombone player, Jonah Levine. Owen Clapp and his ensemble are one of the latest attractions to enter the contemporary Jazz scene in Los Angeles, bringing a much needed freshness to this community .

The Owen Clapp Ensemble will be performing at the Blue Whale on Sunday October 12th @ 8pm. Ages: 21+


Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio (Full Album)



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Childish Gambino – STN MTN (Mixtape)


Latest News: Childish Gambino just released an 18 track mixtape that is fresher than fresh. Take a listen below! It’s pretty epic.

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Sunday Funday – Lounge Mix “Jazz Loves Hip Hop” –


 Jazz Loves Hip-Hop

Every Sunday we’ll be posting some great lounge compilations that we discover. This week we’re featuring the “Jazz Loves Hip-Hop” mix by Sergo Crucian.  It’s good balance of in the pocket grooves and some tasteful jazz samples.

We want to be a part of the movement that is celebrating old music trends and putting their own flare on it. Here’s one important detail: Let’s not forget where all this great music originated. We’ll be featuring some talented musicians and composers who are reinventing jazz around the world. Stay tuned!

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A Sweet Depart from The Street Hearts (Interview)


The Street Hearts is a Los Angeles based five-piece band hailing from the growing music scene at UCLA. Known for their smooth harmonies and skilled songwriting, the band first hit the scene after winning UCLA’s Spring Sing in 2013, and quickly transitioned into performing at venues around Los Angeles such as The Mint and The Witzend.  After a year of gigging around town and working relentlessly in the studio, they recently released “Darlin'”, a gorgeous ballad that features talented singer/songwriter Sarah Summers.

One important detail about this release is that “Darlin'” will actually be the last song the band releases under their current name. Since the addition of its newest members, (Nate Schwartz and Nick Velez) their sound has continuously been evolving into a more edgy Indie-rock vibe that strays from their previous sound. The five are now looking to reinvent the band’s identity and release their upcoming EP under a new name in early October.

While we wait for the band’s new name and the release of their EP,  listen to this incredible collaboration between The Street Hearts and Sarah Summers. This recording showcases their remarkable songwriting abilities, smooth and smokey vocals, killer harmonies and skillful musicianship.

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July Talk – “Endless Summer” (Official Video)


July Talk is an incredible rock band that we had the opportunity to see in Los Angeles at KCRW’s “It’s a School Night” at Bardot. An incredible five piece band with an interestingly playful front girl/front man duo that gave their performance a special touch. The vocalists are extremely unique, both providing an eccentric rawness to their sound. July Talk’s set rocks hard with crunchy guitar riffs, heavy drums, and a stage presence that fills the room with their intensity and edgy charm.

Currently on tour, July Talk is an act you should check out live. This band won’t disappoint. Check out their music video”Endless Summer”, to get a feel for their vibe.

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Jessie J “Bang Bang”- Nick Vez (Remix)



Nick Velez aka Nick Vez, is a LA beat producer that has just released his new remix of the summer hit “Bang Bang” by Jessie J. He incorporates sampled-based synths and bass-heavy percussion seamlessly to support the pitched-up vocals and aggressive nature of the melody.  Vez is set to release several remixes in the upcoming months, balancing his time in the studio with playing drums for numerous Los Angeles based projects. If you dig his sound, please stay tuned for more of his work.

You can check out the remix…

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