About

KindaBlack Radio was born of my intense love of music, my insatiable hunger to always find more, and my desire to share it with others.

I started out as a DJ in Arizona, selling mix CDs at music festivals to pay for my move to New York. I was shamelessly hawking my wares to whoever would have them…including the performers. Pigeon John and a even a couple members of Breakestra are proud owners of a limited edition soul mix by yours truly.

I moved to New York to pursue a career as a music supervisor for TV and Film.  However, music supervising doesn’t just fall into your lap.  You have to be creative.  KindaBlack Radio is the route I decided to take.  It’s not only a labor of love; it’s a portfolio.  This collection of work displays my taste level and vast knowledge of various genres…It also provides my friends with some great free music from time to time…

Every month, I choose a theme for a mixtape, then go on a musical scavenger hunt to find pieces to fit that mood.  The mixtapes follow emerging music trends and unearth hidden gems from the past.

In addition to producing KindaBlack Radio, I’m currently providing custom mixes and music supervising for indie projects.

Thanks for stopping by,

Calaix

- If lovin’ good music is wrong, I don’t wanna be white.

Dirty Talk: Sex With Robots

By Such And Such heard the Kindablack Sike!! mix and immediately commissioned me to do an exclusive mix for their site.  They wanted a playlist that sounded like two specific artists, Jeremiah Jae and XXYYXX.  I hadn’t heard of either artist but happily accepted the challenge.

This is what I came up with. Enjoy!

Dirty Talk: Sex With Robots by Kindablackradio on Mixcloud

 

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Featuring Music By:

  • Oddisee
  • Dimlite
  • Jonti
  • JonWayne ft. Jeremiah Jae
  • Karriem Riggins
  • Captain Funkaho
  • FlyAmSam
  • King Krule
  • XXYYXX
  • Gent Mason
  • Sampha
  • Kid A
  • Baths
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • Jai Paul
  • Jeremiah Jae
  • Danny Brown

Twin Sister – All Around And Away We Go

This video is so good, I would do it to every single one of them.

Sike!!

I do not endorse the use of drugs, but these songs sure do.

 

Sike!! by Kindablackradio on Mixcloud

 

Featuring Music By:

  • Trifle
  • Tim Maia
  • Eugene McDaniels
  • Los Fabulosos Festivals
  • Piece Of Peace
  • T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou
  • William Onyeabor
  • Jackatchan
  • Doris
  • The Poppy Family
  • Peppermint Trolley Co.
  • Beach Boys
  • Alzo & Udine
  • The Three Degrees
  • Richard Twice
  • Rodriguez
  • Brian Protheroe
  • ESP Institute
  • Fox

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Roadtrip Pt. 2 – For Grown-Folks

If you haven’t had your driver’s license revoked yet, this edition of Roadtrip is perfect for that 40mph cruise down Route 66.

Roadtrip Pt. 2 – For Grown-Folks by Kindablackradio on Mixcloud

 

Featuring Music By:

  • Professor Longhair
  • Richard Berry & The Pharoahs
  • Clarence Henry
  • Fats Domino
  • Eddie Cochran
  • Chuck Berry
  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson
  • Desmond Dekker
  • Alton Ellis
  • The Rising Sun
  • William DeVaughn
  • Charlotte Dada
  • The Beatles
  • Paul Simon
  • Van Morrison
  • Arthur Lee & Love
  • Cat Stevens
  • Bob Dylan
  • Fox
  • The Troggs

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Roadtrip Pt. 1 – For The Kids

For those of you making the trek home for the holidays, this edition of KindaBlack Radio,”Roadtrip,” will be broken up into two parts:

For The Kids (New Stuff) and For The Grown-Folks (Old Stuff)

Enjoy!

Roadtrip Pt. 1 – For The Kids by Kindablackradio on Mixcloud

 

Featuring Music By:

  • Young Man
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Built To Spill
  • Sonny & The Sunsets
  • The Beta Band
  • Gorillaz
  • Atmosphere
  • Frank Ocean
  • J. Viewz
  • Yellow Ostrich
  • Peter, Bjorn & John
  • Big Boi ft. Kelly Rowland
  • Chromeo
  • Ciara ft. Justin Timberlake
  • Mayer Hawthorne
  • Latryx
  • Fly Golden Eagle
  • Toro Y Moi
  • French Horn Rebellion

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KindaBlack Friends: Marlow

I’m switchin’ things up and letting someone else do the heavy lifting for a change.  This edition of KindaBlack Radio is hosted by my VeryWhite pal, Marlow.

The mix is dreamy, moody, and sensitive…just like our dear Marls. Enjoy!

 

Featuring Music By:

  • Midlake
  • Local Natives
  • Sigur Ros
  • Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  • Wild Nothing
  • Beach Fossils
  • Twerps
  • The Meeting Places
  • Everything But The Girl
  • Warpaint
  • Chromatics
  • FM Belfast
  • Phantogram
  • Porcelain Raft
  • Beach House
  • TV On The Radio
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Father John Misty

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Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (RAC Remix)

Dig, dig, DIGGIN’ this remix.  I’m really enjoying the return to 90s-ish club dance songs.

 

Blue-Eyed Blues

Don’t hate. Whitey’s got soul.

 

Featuring Music By:

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Eric Burdon & The Animals
  • The Standells
  • Manfred Mann
  • Them
  • The Kinks
  • Spencer Davis Group
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
  • Frank Zappa
  • Iggy Pop & The Stooges
  • Scott H. Biram
  • Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
  • Mr. Airplane Man
  • White Stripes
  • The Black Keys
  • Fly Golden Eagle

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Sad Bastard

“Put on some old sad bastard music, see if I care.” – Barry, High Fidelity

Featuring Music By:

  • Sparklehorse
  • Grandaddy
  • Radiohead
  • Hayden
  • Modest Mouse
  • Nirvana
  • Calico Wall
  • DJ Shadow
  • Chet Baker
  • T-Rex
  • Lou Reed
  • Rolling Stones
  • Arthur Russell
  • Strand Of Oaks
  • Bon Iver

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