Fonzie’s “Don’t Sleep on ‘Em” Recommendations Volume One

These are some of my favorite songs to come out so far this year. Don’t sleep on ’em!


BONES – Sodium (Prod. by Purp Dogg)- SoThereWeStood (Team Sesh)

Bones is always in rotation on The Fonzie Scheme. He’s already dropped three awesome releases this year, including Powder last month. This came out in January and I still bump it consistently. Purp Dogg is most famous for his production on We Made It by Soulja Boy and Drake, and he put together another banger here.  Check out the visual for Sodium.



Post Malone – White Iverson (Prod. by FKi) – Single (Self-Released)

This is my song of the year candidate right now. If you heard my interview with KReezy earlier this week on The Fonzie Scheme, you know that White Iverson was the biggest rap song at SXSW this year. The melodic-rap style Post Malone takes on here is so catchy, and we can all relate to the line “I need that money like the ring I never won…”


Xavier WulfFort Woe (Prod. by Yung Dubz) – Tundra Boy Season One (Hollow Squad)

Xavier Wulf really goes in on this. I’ve played several songs off Tundra Boy Season One on The Fonzie Scheme, and that’s because this whole release is straight fire.


ari solus – klonopin – caveman ep (Self-Released)

I’ve never heard more blending of genres than on ari solus’ caveman ep. I’d place his style somewhere between Bladee, Mac DeMarco, G-Eazy, Dean Blunt, and Drake. I can’t get enough of this song.


Pyramid QuinceYoung Gods (Prod. by Dexter Dukarus) – Fila Coodie EP (Awful Records)

Awful Records is taking over in 2015. The Fila Coodie EP has been a standout for me over the countless releases they’ve already dropped this year. Keep an eye on Dexter Dukarus; he’s consistently dropping fire.


Cashy – Here I Go (Prod. by Purp Dogg) – Holographic Art EP (Vintage Mob)

Cashy is about to blow up. I’ve been bumping his Priceless and Platinum Plus EPs pretty much non-stop since I was introduced to them. I can’t wait for his second collaborative EP with Purp Dogg, titled Holographic Art, dropping May 8.


Kali UchisRush (Prod. by Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD)- Por Vida EP (Self-Released)

Kali Uchis is taking the industry by storm collaborating with the likes of Tyler the Creator and Diplo, as well as both Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD here on this track. BADBADNOTGOOD just produced a full album for Ghostface Killah that I highly recommend checking out, called Sour Soul. Kali Uchis surprised crowds at Coachella Weekend 2 by coming out during Tyler’s set to perform “Fucking Young/Perfect” and during Kaytranada’s set to absolutely kill her performance of this song here.


Maxo KreamCell Boomin feat. Father (Prod. by Wxlf Gxd) – #Maxo187 (Self-Released)

Maxo has great imagery in describing his trapping:  “Face-timing with the plug, but my phone on three percent…” Check out his whole mixtape featuring Joey Bada$$, Le$, Fredo Santana, and more!


There is obviously so much more music I’ve been bumping this year, and that’s why this is just Volume One of the “Don’t Sleep on ‘Em” Recommendations.


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The Band Rings in 1972

Unknown-3In 1971 the band played a four night run at New York’s Academy of Music that culminated in a powerhouse New Years Eve show. In 71′ the tightest band in rock n’ roll was at an apex, ripping through their extensive repertoire. Recordings of this run were originally released in 1972 as the double LP “Rock of Ages,” but now the shows are getting the just in time for the holidays box set treatment. The five disc set includes many never before released versions of Band classics including the entire New Years Eve set which features a visit from old bandleader Bob Dylan himself. At this time Dylan was just beginning to step back into the spotlight after his 1966 motorcycle accident, and his presence here is the kind of the thing that makes history major rock nerds like myself giddy.


KZSC JAZZ – First of December

The new year is fast approaching! I can’t believe that it’s already December. Here’s the adds and charts for this week at KZSC:

1    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note
2    AHMAD JAMAL    Saturday Morning    JazzVillage
3    DERRICK HODGE    Live Today    Blue Note
4    GEORGE COLLIGAN    The Endless Mysteries    Origin
5    LISA ENGELKEN    Little Warrior    little angel
6    AUTUMN IN AUGUSTA    Songs My Mama Would Like [EP]    Lucy Smith
7    HARRIS EISENSTADT    Golden State    Songlines
8    JOSHUA SHNEIDER    Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra    Brooklyn Jazz Underground
9    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music
10    NICHOLAS PAYTON    Sketches Of Spain    BMF

1    MR. HO’S ORCHESTROTICA QUARTET    Where Here Meets There    Self-Released
2    SERGIO GALVAO    Phantom Fish    Pimenta
4    ARIEL POCOCK    Touchstone

Have a great week!

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Keeping Tabs on Ty Segall

2013 has already been an extremely exciting year for fans of the Bay-Area rock god Ty Segall. Not only have we been given the Sabbath-inspired powerhouse trio that is FUZZ, but we have also been gifted with a brand new solo album that shines the spotlight on a whole new Ty that we haven’t seen in previous releases. Sleeper is out now via Drag City and it showcases a more melancholic and mostly acoustic Segall, a first for fuzzed-out rocker. Sleeper was written shortly after Ty’s adopted father’s death and the event has a strong and obvious influence on the album. Songs are sadder and deal with mostly acoustic, minor chords layered with heart-wrenching strings which can be heard on the first track, “Sleeper”. Even the less despondent songs seem to have something off about them, a certain unsettling tone that hasn’t been heard in his other albums. The seemingly playful “Crazy” with it’s major chord melody has a darkness surrounding it that comes out through Segall’s new personal lyricism. We hear these improvements in songs like “The Keepers” where Segall paints a portrait of a distant land where The Sleepers, Keepers, and Dreamers all coexist in a alternate deserted reality. While there are many changes in Ty’s songwriting and instrumentation, we are still given a lick or two of the raw distorted power that we are accustomed to with him in the end of “The Man Man”. NPR interviewed Segall and asked him about touring in support of his new album and the mostly acoustic set up that is the exact opposite of his new band FUZZ who seem to have been touring for most of 2o13. In his answer, Segall gives a shout out to the fans that came out to see him on August 1st at the Catalyst:

“I’ve always had a good time, not necessarily messing with people but doing stuff different each time and its fun to push it. And if people would want to listen this way then that’s really great and I’m honored that they could be that thoughtful to not need the giant amplifiers, you know? Those shows went so great. We were really freaked out and it was really cool. In Santa Cruz people were stage diving to an acoustic set. It was ridiculous and super fun.”

No surprise there. Santa Cruz can’t get enough of Ty and that remains the same with the release of Sleeper. From the beautiful strings and heartfelt lyrics of “She Don’t Care” to the slide-guitar powered jam “6th Street”, Segall has yet again made another prolific album start to finish.

Hear a track from Sleeper below, along with a cut from Ty’s new band FUZZ’s self titled out October 1st:



Hear these songs and more on the Great 88 for the rest of the summer quarter and on into fall.


-Brandon of the PRC