Here & Now

HERE & NOW: ‘Nuff Charts – February 2014 (Part 1)

We here at Music Is My Sanctuary are huge fans of any and all kinds of Lists, Charts, Best-Of’s, Playlists and so on… They are like gold to us! Asking someone with extensive knowledge on a subject to list some of his favorites is one of the greatest paths to awesome discoveries you might have missed otherwise.

Here & Now is a brand new monthly feature in which we will ask some great music heads, label people, artists, dj’s to list some of their current favourites. As always, we highly encourage you to BUY any songs or albums you discover on this post or anywhere on MIMS. Support artists & labels!

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(Dublab / Los Angeles)


  • Enoch Light “Hot Pants” – amazing mor funk
  • Hielo Ardiente “El Mensaje” – great spanish sung cover of Cymande song.
  • Lloyd Parks “Officially”  – top shelf lovers/reggae
  • Isabelle De Funes “La Journee D’Isabelle” – im a sucker for french ye ye pop.
  • Ned Doheny “A Love Of Your Own” – heartfelt love tunes get me.
  • Grace Jackson & Galaxy “Im Gonna Get You” – infectious nigerian reggae.

FLAKO  @FlakoOfficial
( / London)


  • Eberhard Weber – Pendulum
  • Eden Ahbez – Eden’s Island
  • Bo Hansson – Magician’s Hat
  • George Duke – I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry
  • Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastori

ANTHONY VALADEZ  @anthonyvaladez
(KCRW, Dublab, Plug Research / Los Angeles)


  • Bishop Nehru – Nehruvia
  • Connan Mockasin – Caramel
  • Made In Heights – The Woods
  • Pyramid Vritra – Indra
  • Zeroh – Dead: A Bredication

(CHURCH + Mashibeats / Los Angeles CA)


  • Theo Parrish – Strawberry Dragon
  • Kaytranada – Various tracks
  • Andrew Ashong – Special
  • Hugh Masakela – Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz
  • Aron Ottignon – Starfish

DEDE REYNOLDS @dedemusic1
(Tiny Hearts / Brooklyn & LA)


  • Build Me Up – Raffertie
  • Bring You Back – Beacon
  • I Wanna Roll With You – Connan Mockasin
  • Giddy – Jessy Lanza
  • Open Eye Signal – Jon Hopkins
  • Angel – Inc.

DIGGS DUKE  @DiggsDuke
(Brownswood / Washington)


  • Freschard“Investigate”
  • Leron Thomas“Silly Ass”
  • Philip Owusu“Goodnight”
  • Coultrain “Asherah Le Chameleon”
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow “Turiya’s Smile”

(Soul Summit / Chicago)


  • Jimmy Lewis “I Can’t Get No Lovin Nowhere”
  • Soul Brothers Six “Drive”
  • Equals “Ire Harry”
  • Jimmie And Vella “Well”
  • The Soul Surfers “Show Introduction





Montreal-based DJ and the founder (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).