On a day like today…

On a day like today but in 1994, The Notorious B.I.G released his debut album Ready To Die.

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Biggie, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, passed away at the age of 24 and is known as one of the most influential rappers of all time.

Ready To Die has a remarkable 17 songs on it including Respect, Ready To Die, Unbelievable and Friend of Mine.

Big Poppa marked my life in a big way growing up and even till this day.

RIP and long live Hip Hop!

Today, back in 2006…

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since one of my fave solo artists brought out his second studio album.

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I’m talking about Justin Timberlake and his album FutureSex/LoveSounds.

I discovered JT when N*Sync became well known – (OVER 16 YEARS AGO) in the 90’s! I know he was part of the Disney crew alongside Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and many others, but I had no idea of his existence back then.

One of my favourite albums (top 30) is Justin’s first studio album Justified.

Anyways, FutureSex/LoveSounds came out today, 10 years ago.

Here’s my top track off the album.

Losing My Way.

After an intense summer, I’m back.

This is the first time I post something in nearly two months!

A lot has gone on… I hope to open up and share a lot of what happened over my summer with you all, but I respect my mind and it’s emotions, and now isn’t the time.

Everything is great, actually, I’m the best I’ve been in a while. But I saw and experienced, lived, thought, felt so much, and still haven’t processed it all.

So, I put this playlist together for my comeback.

There’s a mix and match of stuff, no specific order, just songs that have been on my mind for a while and I wanted to share with you.

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Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus

INXS – Elegantly Wasted

Crowded House – Weather With You

Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Nirvana – Something In The Way

Radiohead – Street Spirit

Alice In Chains – I Stay Away

Soundgarden – Burden In My Hand

The Cranberries – Zombie

Pete Yorn – Life On A Chain

Foo Fighters – Something From Nothing

Live – Lightning Crashes

Collective Soul – Shine

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul To Squeeze

The Rolling Stones – Love Is Strong

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower

Santana – Soul Sacrifice

Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’

Devendra Banhart – Baby

Have a listen to The Strokes new material, here!

About 2 years ago I got the chance to interview Julian Casablancas with his band Julian Casabalancas + the Voidz.

I must say, interviewing Julian and the boys is definitely in my Top 5 interviews!

Well, Julian is also the frontman of one of the most important rock bands of my era, I’m talking about The Strokes.

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The Strokes

The Strokes began in 1998 and they’re from New York City. They have 5 studio albums and will bring out an EP called Future, Present, Past very soon.

They’ve released a few audios that’ll be featured on their upcoming EP.

Have a listen to them, here!

Threat of Joy

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Drag Queen

Interview with The Polyphonic Spree (for sabanudista)

A few weeks ago The Polyphonic Spree came to Mexico to perform at Festival Marvin.

I sat down with Tim DeLaughter and Jennie from the Dallas based band to talk about Mexico, life in Texas, music, performing with David Bowie – Tim and I both got very emotional – and lots more.

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Jennie, me and Tim from The Polyphonic Spree

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Have a listen to the interview, here!

http://ec.libsyn.com/p/c/a/c/cac28463af2d2869/Sabanudista_PLYS.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d06ce8036d2cd545320&c_id=11940688

(It’s in english, then Ese Wey and I talk about what was said in Spanish).

Thanks a million to both Tim and Jennie, you guys are fantastic!

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Hace algunos días nos sentamos con la talentosa Renee Mooi a platicar sobre música, cuando fue a vivir a Rumania a los 17 años, su familia, su próximo disco, sus amigos, la vida y más en sabanudista!

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Ese Wey, Renee Mooi y yo!

Pueden escuchar sabanudista, aqui!

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Renee Mooi – Nits

MØ releases another fantastic tune off Kamikaze

One of my favourite solo female artists, , recently released the second single off her latest album, Kamikaze.

Final Song is the name of the electropop artists latest tune.

A few months ago we heard the Danish singers first single off her second studio album, Kamikaze (the song and name of the album are the same), and I don’t know what your opinion on the tune was/is, but I absolutely loved it!

The album was produced by Diplo (DJ, co-creator and lead member of Major Lazer and Jack Ü).

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Final Song

One of my favourite feelings in the world is discovering new sounds and music: St. Paul and The Broken Bones

St. Paul and The Broken Bones are a 6 piece soul band from Birmingham, Alabama, USA formed in 2012.

The band have released two EP’s and in February 2014, the band released their first album called Half The City.

Call Me (off Half The City)

Paul, Jesse, Browan, Andrew, Al and Allen will release their second studio album Sea of Noise in September.

The upcoming album is a mix of old R&B, soul, funk and rock.

I mean, with that description of sound and after the stuff I’ve heard from the Alabama based band, I can honestly say that Sea of Noise is going to be mental.

Check out the trailer for Sea of Noise, here!

Karma Kid releases new track with Aminé

Sam Knowles AKA Karma Kid is a 21 year old Brit electronic dance music record producer and DJ.

I had the chance to hang out and meet Karma Kid a few months ago in Mexico when he came to DJ at a festival in Morelos.

This might sound cringe, but, apart from Sam being a really talented, passionate and hard worker, he’s really sweet and deep.

Love meeting people like that!

Check out his latest track called Thru The Tundra ft. Aminé, here!