Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.16

Not sure how surprising this news is, but it’s true that, at least for the foreseeable future, this is my last edition of Urban Landscapes.

Stop me, if you heard this before; old news, yes? Sometimes, what I hoe to do, and what actually happens, can collide. It turns out that my current aspiration, music production, takes more time than I’ve been devoting. Preparations for the show also took time to prepare, to do it, and all of the post-production to give it to you, week-after-week.

I can’t say for sure yet if I’ll revisit it, but I know that letting it go is the right thing to do.

And with that, I give you a new show with an uptempo mix that I hope you’ll enjoy…loads of new joints, alongside a few recent favorites to round it all out.

So there you have it. Thank you for listening. Thanks to Hal and the folks at 97.3 The Rock in Morro Bay, California, for giving me a spot to share the incredible music with you. Of course, big ups to the promoters, the artists, the labels, and everyone working hard to keep independent music flowing. Most of all, thanks to all of my listeners…you are terrific. Keep the Urban Landscapes feed burning, and keep you eyes on the blog. I will have mixes, and let you know of other things as they come, perhaps even some music that I’ll share too.

Stay well and good, and again…many thanks!


Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.16
July 30, 2016

Song – Artist – Label
Yeap – JP Soul – Roam
Party On – JP Soul – Roam
Secret River Freaks
Make Your Body Move – Doug Gomez – Toy Tonics
Get Into – Sandy Turnbull – Galleria
Sex – Black Loops – Toy Tonics
Orca (John Tejada Remix) – SevenDoors – Exploited
Gohar – Shahrokh Dini – Compost
Milarepa – Jag Kiranmay – Seva
Nightcall (Rare Candy Remix) – Max Olsen Feat. Nika Dostur – DRNCD
See The Line feat. Angela – Lopezhouse – Exploited
Dancin’ – Full Intention – Full Intention
Housego – Greenside (Oldskool Flava Mix)
Love Life (GF Dub Mix) – Genetic Funk & Michelle Weeks – Grounded
Tomorrow (Josh Feedblack Remix) – Mavee Feat. Maria Angeli – VillaHangar
Ten Miles High (Derrick Carter Dub) – Roison Murphy – PIAS
Going On (Jad & The Ladyboy Remix) – Pixel82 – Toy Tonics
Fear – ENNE – Karmaloft
Waterfalls – Moritz Butschek feat. Ferdinand Zar – Toy Tonics
Ice Cream (Extended Mix) – Soundopamine – Krafted
When There Was House (QuestionmarQ Remix) – Corrugated Tunnel feat. Droze – Vision Collective
The Man Who Lived Underground (Ricardo Villalobos Remix One) – Freaks – Music ForFreaks



Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.15

It’s time for another freestyle selection of new music, because that’s what I do for ya. I hope you enjoy the fresh sounds that hopefully will entice your ears and do your soul good.

Hold tight for the next show…it’s a surprise.


Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.15
July 10, 2016

Song – Artist – Release – Label
The Bad People – Space Dimension Controller – Orange Melamine – Ninja Tune
Gullfire – Space Dimension Controller – Orange Melamine – Ninja Tune
Velvet Gentleman – Space Dimension Controller – Orange Melamine – Ninja Tune
Dance Together (Dub) [feat. Prince Fatty & Nostalgia 77] – Dele Sosimi – Wah Wah 45s
Raggamuffin Business (ft Sr Wilson) – Sticky Joe – Good Day EP – Ditto
Giddy Up (ft Horseman) – Sticky Joe – Good Day EP – Ditto
Chambac feat. Nidia Gongora (Chimpo Remix) – Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – 1000 Watts EP – Tru Thoughts
Kajo (Madcap Remix) – Anchorsong – Ceremony EP – Tru Thoughts
Kalimba Tree (JM Edit) – JM Edits #3 EP – KAT
Watch Your Step feat. Capitol A – Marlow – In the Backroom – Sonar Kollektiv
Your Softness – Marlow – In the Backroom – Sonar Kollektiv
Shimmy Shimmy Shake with ComixXx – Marlow – In the Backroom – Sonar Kollektiv
Belden Lights – Shiny Objects – Belden Lights EP – Smoke N’Mirrors
Colours (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) – Roosevelt – City Slang
Birds – Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode – Black Jukebox #15 EP – Exploited
In The Streets – Dayne S – Black Jukebox #15 EP – Exploited
Cross Over (Dub) – Joeski feat. Jesánte – EP – Viva
That’s Real – Rapson – The Heat EP – Friday Fox
State Trooper (Antenna Happy Remix) – Lavashark – EP – Ubiquity
Luna Llena (Handzoff Remix) – Danna – EP – Bonanza
You Gotta Do Right – The Relatives – Goodbye World – Ubiquity
What You Say – The Relatives – Goodbye World – Ubiquity
The Ledge – Erik Rico – Back to the Present Vol. 1 EP – I-Kue



Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.14

This week has been a hard one for America; cops shooting blacks, cops being shot at…been a bit grueling, to say the least. At the end of this week’s show, I hope that Stevie Wonder can help me put thoughts and words in ways that I cannot.

Also on the show is a musical tribute to Bernie Worrell, an extremely talented music with mad keyboard skills, cultivated over a lifetime. Most may not know him by name, but anyone who’s listened to some of the bad ass synths on the music of Parliament-Funkadelic are sure to have heard of it, as he was a founding member of legendary funk outfit Parliament. If you listen to some of those space-age bass wobbles and grooves, chances are good that they came from his hands. He was one of the first artists embracing the seminal Moog synthesizer, bringing new life to what R&B and funk brought to music. Not only will there be music of Parliament and Funkadelic, but also some of his many collaborations as a studio musician over the years, and also some of his solo work too. I hope that you enjoy this tribute of Bernie Worrell, who passed away just weeks ago.

As ever, thanks very much for listening. I’ll catch you soon with another new show.


Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.14
July 10, 2016

Song – Artist – Release – Label
Nicodemus (Ft Blackout JA) – Dubamine – Dub-Stuy
String Up The Sound (Ft Brother Culture) – Dubamine – Dub-Stuy
Obar No Ni – Y-Bayani – Philphon
Anarchy in the U.K. (Ske Refix) – Dubmatix featuring Prince Blanco – Dub Arc
If I Could Tell You Anything (feat. Kaivili) – Dizz1 – Self-Released
Don’t Look Back feat. Abi Flynn (Instrumental) – J-Felix – The Runaway EP – Tru Thoughts
Cry Sometimes – Kendra Morris – Babble EP – Self-Released
Warming Up The Sun – Kylie Auldist – Family Tree – Freestyle
Look Away – Kylie Auldist – Family Tree – Freestyle
Too Easy – Kylie Auldist – Family Tree – Freestyle
Toxic Love Affair – Kraak & Smaak – Juicy Fruit – Jalapeno
You Don’t Owe Me – Kraak & Smaak – Juicy Fruit – Jalapeno
No Surprise – El Michels Affair (feat. The Shacks) – Big Crown
Kajo (Madcap Remix) – Anchorsong – Ceremony EP – Tru Thoughts

Bernie Worrell Tribute Set

Song – Artist
Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow – Funkadelic
P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) – Parliament
Hit It and Quit It – Funkadelic
Cosmic Slop – Funkadelic
Chocolate City – Parliament
Flash Light – Parliament
Woo Together – Bernie Worrell
Light On Water – Bernie Worrell
Realm of Sight – Bernie Worrell
Juicy Fruit – Mtume
Girlfriend Is Better (Live) – Talking Heads
When Bernie Speaks – Bootsy Collins & Bernie Worrell


Flipping feat. Einat – Jerome C. – EP – Wolf + Lamb
Daydreaming feat. ENEQUIST – Joyce Muniz EP – Exploited
Lose Control – Soundopamine – Ice Cream EP – Krafted
That’s Real – Rapson – The Heat EP – Friday Fox
When I Think Of You (Original Mix) – TWISM & B3RAO & RICK MARSHALL – Karmic Power
CIRKLON3 (Колхозная mix) – Aphex Twin – Warp
Black Man – Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life – Tamla
Love’s In Need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life – Tamla



Urban Landscapes…and Velanche….Taking a Break

Greetings, folks.

I am going to take a sabbatical from my radio show, at least for the rest of the year.

I have two more shows to post online, and then I will do a final show on Sunday, July 31.

I’ve recently taken a look at where I am in my life; some things I’ve progressed in, and others I have not. As some of you know, I have been dabbling into music production on and off for the last few years. Because of my daily non-musical obligations, the rest of the day leaves me with not much wiggle room. While I’ve spent time attempting to be dedicating to crafting my skills and my music, I’ve also found that I’ve put a great deal of effort into the radio show: from listening to the many promos sent into my inbox each week, to traveling back and forth to do the show, to the post-production that I do to put the show online.

On top of that, I have loosened my grip on participating in more social activities. I used to fill up my calendar with all of the things that I wanted to do for music production and the radio show, but it’s been very recently, some of last year, and for the last several months this year, that I’ve been involved with some great locals in San Luis Obispo…some are new, others I’ve known for years that I’ve seldom seen, and I would get into activities that surely crushes whatever I have on my calendar. More often than not, it’s not just a few hours, it can be many hours. I have no regrets in this, but I also realized that for each time I spent on such activities, other things have to give. I’ve lived in San Luis Obispo for 24 years this August, and it’s taken me a long time to adjust…not just to this town, but to myself. it’s been a long journey, with plenty of self-discovery along the way. Yes, I aim to create music for me, and for others, but I also wish to explore areas of life that most people have already enjoyed. Being social, though, doesn’t mean giving up my alone time, because I very much treasure the times when I can be alone, have ample time to reflect and refresh, and just be..until I’m ready to continue.

In any case, I do need some space for awhile, to get my life’s desires in order.

When time permits, I will put up the occasional mixes of new music, monthly I think. I will try and do that; it’ll depend on where my energy lies, and how much progress I’m making with creating music, which is paramount.

Yes, I know that I’m taken breaks before and have given things a try. But the older I get, the more aware I am of life, and of my capabilities. I am understanding that more and more, and I hope you do too.

I wish you well during the rest of 2016, and I hope to be back on the air in 2017. Watch this space, as I’ll share some of my music when the time is right.

Many thanks, to all of you: the labels, the promo pros, the radio station and the great people there, and the fans who kept me going and kept me believe. I still believe; I just hope that you believe in me enough that space is needed to be free and creative…and to just, be. For awhile.


Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 16.13

ul-cover-07032016Welcome to July 2016. Here on the Central Coast of California, the weather hasn’t been terribly hot, except for the folks who are inland. But other than that, the weather has been fantastic, and it’s a nice way to start off the second half of 2016.

Some housekeeping notes for the show that you should be aware of…

First, the Bernie Worrell tribute for the show will be pushed back; it will either be the next coming show or the one after that, because…

Second, the show will extend to three hours for one week only, which will be next week for sure. That means more music, which means I get to unload quite a bit of newness, so that should be a fun one.

I am currently working on the latest iteration of my music and DJ site, For all intents and purposes, it’s live now, but there are some other things that will become part of it that I will put in place in the weeks to come, so keep your eyes open. I will blog about them, as well.

For now, here’s last Sunday’s show, filled with really good new ones. Have at it! Be back with you, next week.


Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – 16.13
July 3, 2016

Song – Artist – Release – Label
Love In The Cosmos – Nat Birchall – Creation – Sound Soul & Spirit
Ocean of Truth – Nat Birchall – Creation – Sounds Soul & Spirit
Simbi – Henri-Pierre Noell – Piano – Wah Wah 45s
Lanvanoo – Henri-Pierre Noell – Piano – Wah Wah 45s
500 Miles High – Azymuth – Outubro – Far Out
Outubro (October) – Azymuth – Outubro – Far Out
Balanca Pema – Clara Moreno – Far Out
Maquinario – Graveola – Mais Um Discos
What The Heart Wants – Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Go Deep – Record Kicks
Give It To Me – Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Go Deep – Record Kicks
Gotta Leave the Lady Alone – Nick Pride & The Pimptones – Go Deep – Record Kicks
I Think I Am (featuring Karolina) – Kutiman – 6AM – Siyal
Stranger on the Follow – Kutiman – 6AM – Siyal
Ashes to Ocean (featuring Matthew Hasall) – DJ Shadow – The Mountains Will Fall – Mass Appeal
When It Rains – Danny Brown – Warp
Heavy as a Heartbreak – Just a Gent – Lokai Legend
Speaking Gently – BADBADNOTGOOD – IV – Innovative Leisure
Lavender (feat. Kaytranada) – BADBADNOTGOOD – IV – Innovative Leisure
Hold Tight (feat. Kathryn DeBoer) – Asta Hiroki – Balance EP – Jalapeno
Runaway featuring Harleighblu – J-Felix – EP – Tru Thoughts
Jackpot (BJ Smith Remix) – The Gene Dudley Group – Remixed EP – Wah Wah 45s
Lately (featuring Nicola Kramer) – Jazz Chronicles – EP – Futuristica