Last Recorded Performance – Pumpkin

On March 25th, 2016 the world lost a very talented person. Nicholas ‘Pumpkin’ Alvalrado passed away in a car accident while traveling from festival to festival, delivering his timeless melodies and spreading love to those around him. Pumpkin grew up in the music world and for over a decade was behind the turn table serenading the dance floor with his feel good flow – deserving the coined genre, ‘LoveSauce’. His purpose through his sound was to put us back in touch with the spirituality of music, how it connects us, and reminds us that music can be the most powerful medicine. In this short YouTube video below, it’s clear in such a short introduction how awesome this dude was. This kind of music for me is meditative; I listen to his songs or mixes when I crave positive creative thought. It’s easy listening. It makes me smile and ground my mind when it runs too fast in a strange direction. Through his music you can feel what was in his soul; I find it incredibly calming.

On March 21st, just a few short days prior to this tragic accident, Pumpkin performed at Serenity Gathering Festival in southern California. His set was recorded; one last gift to us.

Watch this video, then enjoy this graciously long mix by this amazing artist. If more people lived their lives like this guy did the world would certainly be a happier, less chaotic place.

Grab your loved ones and let this music take that love to a deeper level.

-Mat

Hot // Disco // Down To My Feet – Strange Club

“Strange Club is all of us. This isn’t about one or two people standing out, it’s about a community of music, art, and life lovers that are proud of who they are and are not afraid to show it.” – I took this right from their Bio.

Greg Gonzalez and Sabastion Kimmel make up this music creating duo Strange Club. ‘Hot’ is a brand new one just one week old. ‘Disco’, and ‘Down To My Feet’ are two I really think you’re going to want to turn up and drop low to.

Grab a cocktail and hips-shaking partner; enjoy!

-Mat

Medication – Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)

Chet Faker has been a massive presence in the downtempo/electronica scene since 2012 – and a the singer/songwriter from Melbourne Australia . This track is fresh off the press 10 hours ago and it just fit my vibe perfectly today. Sometimes all you want is a little medication to numb the emotions, or you want be the medication so he can be the patient. Regardless of the fight you fight, this song flows well with it’s message & filled me with a touch of connective-emotion, those lingering feelings like you aren’t alone.

Sit back and enjoy – Whit

Planet Fruition- Isaac Chambers

Isaac Chambers, the small dude with big sound. This young music guru has more talents than I thought possible! From rapping and singing, to playing guitar, keyboards, percussion and programming to top it all off.  With a list like that it’s no wonder he has such an impressive variety in genres and sounds. From earthy Hip Hop, Downbeat, Reggae and World music grooves to full power Progressive Trance, Techno and House. His sound is unique, fresh and packed full of feel good vibes.

Hailing from the land of the Kiwis, Isaac has made quite the name for himself. In the last few years he has released two full length albums, five EP’s and over ten singles on local and international record labels. Known for his infectious energy, perfect production, and ability to get the dance floor moving and groovin’ with all the most positive vibes, he is high on my list to see live. Whether you’re chillin at home, jammin on a road trip, or getting stoked for the weekend, Isaac Chambers is your man. Press play, sit back and enjoy!

~CDOG

 

 

Late Night People – GoldFish

New music out from the South African duo GoldFish. Back in September one of my co-authors Whit did a fantastic write up of the single from this album – If I Could Find. The album follows suit with more funky, blues, instrumental, bassy goodness. There are even a few tropical house type vibes in here. Great vocals throughout and every track flows nicely into the next. This is a perfect feel good album to transition us back to the real world after a long weekend.

Maybe Whit will be a little choked I snagged this one, maybe she won’t. If she is, then maybe she’ll think twice about posting any new music from my future wife – REZZ. Muahaha.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Mat