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New music from LA's Sy Smith and more




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Every week on KPCC's Take Two, host A Martinez runs through the latest in new music offerings coming  to - and out of - Southern California.  This week music supervisor Morgan Rhodes shared her picks. 

Beatchild & The Slakadeliqs
Album: Heavy Rockin' Steady

After a decade in the business and six years after their debut project (The Other Side of Tomorrow), Beatchild, the audio engineer turned maestro, is back with a fresh take on a familiar sound.  

Sy Smith
Album: Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete

Morgan calls Sy Smith a singer's singer, a touring/traveling musician and sought after background vocalist. For the last several years she has been on the road with Chris Botti. Morgan says her long-awaited project is here and well worth the wait.

 

Ravyn Lenae
Album: Crush EP

Chicago and Los Angeles team up to produce one of the best new stars on the alt R&B scene - Ravyn Lenae.