Listen to new music from Masego, Steve Arrington, Brittany Howard and more

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured music from Thelonious Monk, Tino Contreras, Butcher Brown, Sault, slowthai, Blood Orange & Park Hye Jin, Sampa The Great, Hudson Mohawke, and more. We also played a new remix of Brittany Howard’s “Goat Head” featuring Earthgang.

Masego | courtesy of artist

Playlist

HOUR 1

Thelonious Monk – “Epistrophy (Live at Palo Alto High School)”
Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band – “Early Bird”
Tino Contreras – “El Sacrificio”
Bastien Keb – “Street Clams”
Roy Ayers – “Ebony Blaze”
Butcher Brown – “Broad Rock”
Steve Arrington – “All I Wanna Do”
Dallas Tamaira – “No Flowers”
Brittany Campbell – “Matter”
Astrid Engberg – “Daylight”
Jean-Michel Jarre – “Blackbird”
Masego – “Passport”
Natalie Prass – “Any Time, Any Place”
Sault – “Sorry Ain’t Enough”

HOUR 2

Red Cafe vs Mary J Blige – “Fly Together Real Love (Emynd Remix)”
YENDRY – “NENA”
Sampa the Great – “Time’s Up Remix” feat. Junglepussy
Brittany Howard – “Goat Head (Earthgang Remix)”
Rustie – “Attak” feat. Danny Brown
The Freshest & J. Cole – “Call Your Name (Falcons Remix)” feat. Missy Elliott
JessB – “Bullseye”
Kingdom – “Arch Slide” feat. Uniique & Tre Oh Fie
Hudson Mohawke – “Be Ur Fantasy”
Blood Orange & Park Hye Jin – “Call Me (Freestyle)”
Steve Arrington – “You’re Not Ready”
slowthai, James Blake & Mount Kimbie – “feel away”
Kelis – “Friday Fish Fry (Darq E Freaker Remix)”
Daniel T – “Gravura”
Marcell Siohaan – “Adventure of a Lifetime”
Slowly Rolling Camera – “Dream A Life”

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Listen to new music from Sly5thAve, Disclosure, Bilal, Joy Denalane, Rhye and more

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Bilal, Rhye, Sly5thAve, Joy Denalane, Kingdom, KAMAUU, Free Radicals, Madison McFerrin, Butcher Brown and more. We also paid tribute to Kool & The Gang’s Ronald Bell, who passed away at the age of 68.

Sly5thAve | photo via Facebook

Playlist

HOUR 1

Dominique Fils-Aime – “Feeling Good”
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – “Sunrise in Beijing”
Butcher Brown – “Tidal Wave”
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – “Bloom”
Kool & The Gang – “Summer Madness”
Joy Denalane – “The Ride”
Barrio Joyride – “Barrio Joyride”
Audrey Powne – “Taboo”
Bilal x HighBreedMusic – “Day One – Warning-19”
Rhye – “Helpless”
Madison McFerrin – “Stoop Hang”
Ego Ella May – “Science”
Stephanie Santiago – “Suave” feat. Lianna
Sly5thAve – “C-Side” feat. Denitia
Zara McFarlane – “Open Heart (Swindle Remix)”

HOUR 2

DJ Swisha – “Crypto” feat. Bahamadia
Sly5thAve – “More Or Less” feat. Marlon Craft
Alewya – “Sweating (Breakage Remix)”
Burial – “Archangel”
Kingdom – “No More Same” feat. LuvK
UNIIQU3 – “Uniique3’s Groove (Get Down)”
Stereotype – “Mixed Feelings”
Disclosure – “Who Knew” feat. Mick Jenkins
VHOOR – “De Novo”
KAMAUU – “Mango” feat. Adeline
Troy Kingi – “All Your Ships Have Sailed”
Free Radicals – “Look At That” feat. D-Ology
Trish Toledo – “Thee Only One”
Free Radicals – “Cafe Sin Leche” feat. Arthur Yoria
Ashley Henry – “Between The Lines” feat. Kevon Harrold

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Listen to new music from SZA, Big Sean, Orgone, Steve Arrington, Tobe Nwigwe and more

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured new music from Steve Arrington, St. Panther, Tobe Nwigwe, Nicole Bus, Big Sean, SZA, JYOTI, VRITRA, Takuya Kuroda, Orgone, Butcher Brown, Diplo and more.

SZA | photo credit: Blair Caldwell

Playlist

HOUR 1

Yamasuki Singers – “Kono Samourai”
Orgone – “The Way”
Takuya Kuroda – “Do No Why”
Steve Arrington – “Make A Difference”
Butcher Brown – “Gum In My Mouth”
Tiawa – “My Life Is Not A Crime”
Shlohmo – “Looking at Plants”
SZA – “Hit Different” feat. Ty Dolla $ign
Jean Grae – “So Glad It’s Over”
Tobe Nwigwe – “Make It Home” feat. David Michael Wyatt
Denise Sherwood, Adrian Sherwood, On-U Sound – “Let Me In”
Nicole Bus – “Rain (live)”
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo – “Moonscape Waltz”
Diplo – “MMXX – XII” feat. Rhye
Beatnick Dee – “Longevity”
Cronos x Lander Khadel – “Lightbulbs”

HOUR 2

BTTP All-Stars – “Can’t Breathe (UK Version)” introducing New Espionage
ThE DiAboLIcaL LibERTieS – “Sliders”
St. Panther – “Highway”
Big Sean – “Still I Rise” feat. Dom Kennedy
Zero dB – “Party Girl (Mar Mac Bruk Remix)”
Slope – “Want’Choo Longa (Da-I-Kue & Afronaught Remix)”
Makeness – “Friend Credits”
Kingdom – “High Enough” feat. Tiara Thomas
VRITRA – “Frendz”
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – “Someone”
Quantic – “You Used To Love Me” feat. Denetia
Jyoti – “RA’s Noise (Thukumbado)” feat. Lakecia Benjamin
Sun Ra & The Sun Ra Arkestra – “Space Loneliness”
Daedelus – “Order Of The Golden Sun”

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Listen to new music from Disclosure, Thundercat, Sevdaliza, Aluna and more

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In this week’s episode, we featured new music from Disclosure, Sevdaliza, Aluna, Lady Blackbird, Thundercat, Zero 7, Snips, Natalie Gardiner, Georgia Anne Muldrow’s jazz alias Jyoti and the winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, Linda Diaz.

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Aluna | photo via Facebook

Playlist

HOUR 1

Alan Wakeman – “Vienna”
Jyoti – “Zane, The Scribe”
Tom Scott – “Today” feat. The California Dreamers
Snips – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
Natalie Gardiner – “Saturday Saturday”
The Stepkids – “Shadows On Behalf”
Rosie Lowe – “Pharoah”
Robert Glasper – “Better Than I Imagined” feat. H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello
Sevdaliza – “All Rivers At Once”
Zero 7 – “Shadows”
Taylor McFerrin – “Decisions” feat. Emily King
Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad – “African Sounds”
Lady Blackbird – “Beware The Stranger (Matthew Herbert Remix)”
Sault – “Wildfires”
J Dilla – “Lightworks”

HOUR 2

Disclosure – “Birthday” feat. Kehlani and Syd
Aluna & KAYTRANADA – “The Recipe” feat. Rema
Andre 3000 – “Millionaire” feat. Kelis
Thundercat – “Dragonball Durag” feat. Smino & Guapdad 4000 remix
Ricky Reed – “In A New Place” feat. Malaya
Ben Westbeech – “Gotta Keep On”
Les Sin & AceMo – “Holy Cow”
The Twilite Tone – “Do It Properly”
K.Raydio – “The Back Wall”
Linda Diaz – “Green Tea Ice Cream”
Jyoti – “Fabus Foo Geemix”
Aluna – “Whistle”
Sevdaliza – “Shabrang”
Emanative & Ahmed Adbullah – “Lions of Judah”

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Ninja Tune’s Coldcut takes over Rhythm Lab’s 15th anniversary show

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On July 31, 2005, Rhythm Lab Radio was born. The first show aired on The Current, a radio station in the Twin Cities. And on this day in 2020, we celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary with a very special takeover from the founders of amazing Ninja Tune Records, the duo known as Coldcut. One of Rhythm Lab Radio’s first-ever interview was with Coldcut’s Matt Black and Jonathan More many moons ago.

Coldcut’s Matt Black and Jonathan More

The first hour features a mix from Matt Black, which includes tracks from Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Julio Bashmore and more. Then Jonathan More takes over the second hour with cuts from Tony Allen, Amadou Et Mariam, and Coldcut’s latest collaborative project Keleketla!

Keleketla! is an expansive collaborative project, reaching outward from Johannesburg to London, Lagos, L.A. and West Papua, “Keleketla!” started as a musical meeting ground between Ninja Tune co-founders Coldcut and a cadre of South African musicians (introduced by the charity In Place Of War), including the raw, South African-accented jazz styles of Sibusile Xaba, and rapper Yugen Blakrok (Black Panther OST).

HOUR 1

Beyonce, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer – “Already”

Coldcut’s Matt Black Mix

Fela Kuti – “My Lady Frustration”
Antibalas – “Gabe’s New Joint”
Orquesta Greg Segura – “Africa Pop”
William Onyeabor – “Body and Soul”
Malcolm X – “No Sell Out”
Herbie Hancock – “Doin’ It”
Hugh Masekela – “Mace & Grenades”
Sphectacula and DJ Naves – “Bhampa” feat. Beast TipCee and DJ Tira
Instra:menatl – “Thomp”
Owiny Sigoma Band – “Nyiduonge Drum”
Fela Kuti – “I.T.T.”
Julio Bashmore – “Um Bongo’s Revenge”
SHALT – “Ganymede Impactor”
Kwesta, DJ Maphorisa, Stilo Magolide, DJ Catzico, Zingah – “Oncamnce”
Keleketla! – “Future Toyi Toyi (Jamm Mix)”
Uncle Bakongo – “Afar”
Ezra Collective – “Colonial Mentality”
-end of mix-
Bernard Wright – “Haboglabotribin”

HOUR 2

Moonchild Sanelly, Busiswa, Tierra Whack, Yemi Alade, Beyoncé, DJ Lag, Nija Charles – “My Power”

Coldcut’s Jonathan More Mix

Bayete – “Soul Makossa”
Tony Allen – “Nepa (Dance Dub)”
Amadou Et Mariam – “Bara”
Femi Kuti – “Sorry Sorry”
Zakia Percussion – “Lagos Nigeria”
Tony Allen – “Moyege”
Keleketla Ft Watts Prophets – “Freedom Groove”
Blay Ambolley – “Afrika Yie”
Bro. Valentino – “Ah Wo (Brand New Revolution)”
-end of mix-
Ray Camacho – “Movin’ On”

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Listen to guest mix from Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we featured a special guest mix from the Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla, who just dropped their debut album “Regresa.” We also feature new music from Salt Cathedral, drummer Nate Smith, Jessy Lanza, Mahalia, serpentwithfeet and more.

Buscabulla
Buscabulla | Photo credit: Mara Corsino

From the press release:

Buscabulla is a Spanish-language experimental pop project helmed by Raquel Berrios and Luis Del Valle. While both were born and raised in Puerto Rico, it wasn’t until 2011 while living in NYC that the producer, designer, songwriter, and DJ Berrios teamed up with producer and multi-instrumentalist Del Valle.

Together they formed “troublemaker,” or “Buscabulla,” as it’s known in Puerto Rican slang. Buscabulla’s debut EP was co-produced with Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and subsequently released on the Kitsuné Musique label in 2014. Buscabulla’s second EP, II, was self-produced and self-released in January 2017.

Regresa was recorded in its entirety in Raquel and Luis Alfredo’s home studio in Puerto Rico, and is an emotional roller coaster in which they face and ponder the issues affecting them and Puerto Rican society at large: the frustration at the lack of opportunities for locals while tax breaks lure rich investors, self-doubt and anxiety, even the rise of religious fanaticism. Full of angst and an underlying sense of loss, Regresa — which means “return” or “to come back” — is a bittersweet, introspective, eye-opening journey.

Playlist

HOUR 1

David Axelrod – “Holy Thursday”
Mike Huckaby – “Circles”
Salt Cathedral – “How Beautiful (she is)” feat. duendita & MC Bin Laden
Mahalia – “Too Nice”
Jessy Lanza – “Lick In Heaven”
Peter Hunningale – “Rocking You Eternally”
Nate Smith – “(If Love Won’t) Can We Forgive Ourselves?”
Moses – “Forward”
Tony Allen & Jeff Mills – “Locked and Loaded”
Flying Lotus – “Black Balloon Reprise” feat. Denzel Curry
Petite Noir & Kingdom – “Alive”
serpentwithfeet – “A Comma”
The Broken Orchestra – “Destine”
Rone – “Sophora Japonica”

HOUR 2

-Cura Milagrosa Mix x Buscabulla –

Seru Girán – “Salir De La Melancolía”
Angelo Spencer – “Immune System Crashing Down”
Dam-Funk – “One Less Day”
Buscabulla – “Vámono (Quar Edit)”
Devonwho – “Medicina”
Victor Heredia – “Tristeza Querida Tristeza”
Nicolas Godin – “The Foundation” feat. Cola Boy
Charly García – “Yendo De La Cama Al Living”
Unfound – “Home”
Nydia Caro – “Aire”
Hiroshima – “One Wish”
The Art Of Noise – “A Nation Rejects”
Super Djata De Bamako – “Bimoko Magnin”
Docteur Nico & African Fiesta – “Limbisa Ngai”
Orquesta Colón – “Me Siento Feliz”
Ismael Rivera – “La Soledad”
Jackson Sisters – “I Believe In Miracles”
Buscabulla – “NTE”
Claudia – “Deixa Eu Dizer”
José Feliciano – “Salud”
Victor Iturbe El Pirulí – “Si Dios Me Quita La Vida”
Devonwho – “Chlorophyll2”
Roberto Musci – “Claudia Wilhelm, R and Me”
Elbernita Twinkle Clark – “Awake O Zion”
Milton Nascimento – “Os Povos”

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Listen to a guest mix from Cubicolor on Rhythm Lab Radio

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, Cubicolor takes over with two mixes — a day mix in the first hour and a night mix in the second hour inspired by their new album “Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night.” Plus, we featured new music from Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes, James Blake, Celeste and Roy Ayers.

Cubicolor | courtesy of artist

Cubicolor started as Dutch electronic duo then became a trio with the addition of British singer-songwriter Tim Digby-Bell. The recently released their latest album titled “Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night.”

Inspired by the cycles of time, and the cyclical movements of the planets, the new 12 track record weaves together themes of loss, hope and acceptance.

Playlist

HOUR 1

Mac Miller – “Right”
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – “Tidal Wave”

-Cubicolor Day Mix-

Nils Frahm – Says
Sly And Lovechild, Andrew Weatherall – “The World According to Sly & Lovechild (Andrew Weatherall Soul of Europe Mix)”
Caribou – “All I Ever Need”
Jenny Hval – “Kingsize (Kelly Lee Owens rework)
Dritte Raum _”Halebop (16BL Remake)”
Cubicolor – “Airbeat”
Eagles and Butterflies – “SKETCH 17”
Cubicolor- “Melodies”
Caribou – “Sun”
Cubicolor – “Wake me up”

HOUR 2

Celeste – “Stop This Flame (Toddla T Remix)”
James Blake – “You’re Too Precious”

-Cubicolor – Night Mix-

Floating Points – “Falaise”
Icarus – “Swim”
Susumu Yokota – “Uchu Tanjyo”
Bibio – “Lovers Carvings”
Caribou – “Like I Loved You’
Romare – “Danger”
rRoxymore – “Pps21”
Vegyn – “Debold”
Opiate – “Snow Story”
Lapalux – “Sum Body”
Fulltone – “Overseas”
Tchaikovsky/Clara Rockmore – “Valse Sentimentale’
Cubicolor – “Kindling”
-end of mix-

Roy Ayers, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – “Synchronized Vibration”

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Listen to a guest mix from Wajatta aka Reggie Watts and John Tejada

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we had a special guest mix from the duo Wajatta (Reggie Watts and Jon Tejada). We also featured new music from Faye Webster, Amber Mark, Tom Misch and Yusef Dayes, RJD2 and more.

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The1point8 Wajatta | photo credit: The1point8

Wajatta recently dropped their latest album “Don’t Let Get You Down” via Flying Lotus’ imprint Brainfeeder Records.

The name Wajatta is a mash-up of the artist’s last names. Having grown up with similar musical influences, Austrian-born Tejada and German-born Watts draw from their love of electronic music. Exploring the intersection between influences and innovation, the two describe Wajatta’s music as “electronic dance music with its roots in Detroit techno, Chicago house, ’70s funk and New York hip hop.” It’s a sound that is both familiar and wholly original — and, like all great dance music, ultimately life-affirming, as Watts vocalizes, sometimes without words, the joyful energy of his and Tejada’s funky, shape-shifting productions.

You listen to the exclusive mix in the second half of the show.

Playlist

HOUR 1

trilogy – “Brother Don’t Cry”
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – “Nightrider” feat. Freddie Gibbs
Childish Gambino – “24.19”
Faye Webster – “In A Good Way”
Ronnie Foster – “Mystic Brew”
Amber Mark – “Heart-Shaped Box”
VHOOR – “Columbia”
Jazzanova – “Look What You’re Doin’ To Me” feat. Phonte
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – “Hey Love” feat. Roy Ayers”
Moses Boyd – “Y.O.Y.O”
Nicolas Godin – “We Forgot Love” feat. Kadhja Bonet
070 Shake – “The Pines”
Andreya Triana – “A Town Called Obsolete”
Sa-Ra Creative Partners – “Glorious”
Masego & SIR – “Old Age” feat. SiR

HOUR 2

LTJ Bukem – “Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y. Rework)”

-Wajatta Guest Mix-

John Tejada – Moving 909s – Palette Recordings
Wajatta – All I Need Is You – Brainfeeder
Shadow Child – Renegade Stabz – Dancetrax
Jerome Hill – RZ Thing – Accidental Jnr
Laurent Garnier/Chambray – Feelin’ Good (Radio Slave Revenge Mix) – Rekids
Love Inc. – Chicago Suite – Profan

-end of mix-

RJD2 – “All I’m After” feat. Jordan Brown
Captain Fantastic & Starr Fleet – “Under Cover Lover”
James Pants – “Crystal Lite” feat. Deon Davis
Georgia anne Muldrow – “Overload”
Prince – “Under The Cherry Moon”

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Listen to Rhythm Lab Radio’s ’80s R&B special

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In this episode, we decided to take a little easy and feature an old school R&B mix focusing on the ’80s and early ’90s R&B. We played music from Minnie Riperton, The O’Jays, Loose Ends, Dennis Edwards, Mary Jane Girls, Chic, Teena Marie, Michael Wycoff, Bernard White, Mtume, Pebbles, David Joseph, S.O.S. Band and more. Enjoy.

Minnie Riperton | photo via Minnie Riperton Facebook Page

Playlist

HOUR 1

The O’Jays – “I Love Music”
Michael Wycoff – “Looking Up To You”
Teddy Pendergrass – “Joy”
Keith Sweat – “Just A Touch”
Teena Marie – “Behind The Groove”
Chic – “My Forbidden Lover”
Bernard Wright – “Just Chillin’ Out”
The Gap Band – “Oops Upside Your Head”
Mary Jane Girls – “All Night Long”
Mtume – “Juicy Fruit”
Patrice Rushen – “Forget Me Nots”
Lonnie Liston Smith – “Expansions”

HOUR 2

Mr. Fingers – “Can You Feel It”
Shannon – “My House”
Pebbles – “Mercedes Boy”
David Joseph – “You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)
S.O.S. Band – “Just Be Good To Me”
Loose Ends – “Slow Down”
Kleeer – “Tonight”
Dennis Edwards – “Don’t Look Any Further”
Frank Beverly & Maze – “Before I Let Go”
George Benson – “Give Me The Night”
Shirley Murdock – “As We Lay”
Minnie Riperton – “Baby, This Love I Have”

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A tribute to Bill Withers plus new music from Wilma Archer, Thundercat, Nick Hakim and more

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In this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, we paid tribute to the legendary Bill Withers by playing some of our favorite songs. We also featured new music from MJ Cole, Everything Is Recorded, Thundercat, Empress Of, yaeji, Wajatta, Nick Hakim, Shabaka and The Ancestors, Yves Tumor, Cleo Sol, Disclosure and more.

Playlist

HOUR 1

Bill Withers – “My Imagination”
MJ Cole – “90 Miles”
Wilma Archer – “Cheater” feat. Sudan Archives
Brother’s Testament – “It’s Not Going That Way” feat. Johnny Woodham
Nick Hakim – “QADIR”
Shabaka and the Ancestors – “Run, The Darkness Will Pass”
Everything is Recorded – “04:21 AM / That Sky” feat. Maria Somerville & James Massiah
Monophonics – “Run For Your Life”
Yves Tumor – “A Greater Love”
Bill Withers – “Take it All In and Check it All Out”
Thundercat – “I Love Louis Cole” feat. Louis Cole
Little Dragon – “New Fiction”
Cleo Sol – “Why Don’t You”
Empress Of – “Void”

HOUR 2

Bill Withers – “Naked & Warm”
yaeji – “When I Grow Up”
Wajatta – “138”
Waajeed – “Lotta Bounce”
Disclosure – “Expressing What Matters”
Catching Flies – “New Gods (Ron Basejam remix)”
Machinedrum – “Do it 4 U (Daktyl Remix) feat. DAWN
Baauer – “Way From Me” feat. Tirzah
TOKiMONSTA – “Renter’s Anthem
Mac Miller – “Right”
Thundercat – “It Is What Is” feat. Pedro Martins
Bill Withers – “Lonely Town, Lonely Street”
Cleo Sol – “When I’m In Your Arms”

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