In lieu of a “Best of 2014” music list, I’m sharing instead what I listened to the last day of the year, reflecting on some of my favorite songs carrying me into the new year!

EDIT: Also sharing the archive from when I went on Radio Valencia the day after Christmas and had an impromptu session with Sweet Jesus on his show Radio Coyote. Click on the photo by Rio Yañez to hear the program:

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Here we go:

Fatima – Biggest Joke of All

Chicano Batman – Magma

Kendrick Lamar – Untitled

Buscabulla – Temporal

Featherload – Mali DaKota

Kelela – The High (Produced by Gifted & Blessed)

Princess Nokia – Bikini Weather / Corazon En Afrika

Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Naeja

D’Angelo – Another Life

Nick Hakim – I Don’t Know

Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow

J-Zone – Mad Rap

DJ Underdog – “For Eric Garner…They Call It Murder”

Jean Grae – nothing

Kali Uchis – Real

Los Rakas & The Bots – Spaceshippin’

Vic Mensa – Orange Soda

Homeboy Sandman – Problems

Kelis – Jerk Ribs