So High – Doja Cat, A Psychedelic Hit of Stoner RnB (KJ Song Rec)

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Doja Cat’s playful stoner flow and silky voice is enough to seduce proven venues like the underground hip hop collective Project Blowed in Los Angeles.

So High produced by Evil Needle is Doja Cat’s psychedelic bid for her place in a growing genre of stoner RnB that highlights chill drums, neo soul synthesizers, and dirty honest lyrics.

Then we’ll roll up
A hunnit fuckin’ blunts
All up in my mouth
Now Im all up in yo…

Evil Needle – Falling Leaves (So High Instrumental)


When you put it on me
You relieve my stress
You got me so high
Takin’ deep, deep breaths

You get me so high
You get me so high
I know you ain’t a drug
But you get me so high


Listen to Doja Cat’s debut EP on SoundCloud and follow her on Twitter @DojaCat

Bo Saris – The Addict, Psychedelic Soul (KJ Song Rec)

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Bo Saris lists Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, Prince, and Michael Jackson as his primary influences. The sound of “The Addict” is rooted in the past, but it’s pulled off with such skill and genuine emotion that the psychedelic visual effects match perfectly with Saris’ approach to the musical landscape.

“Watch out for the addict; he’s always trying to bring you down, down, down,” cautions Bo Saris in his silky, soulful voice, delivering a message that’s grave, yet chillingly beautiful.

The London-based, Dutch vocalist has been quietly releasing music for a decade and, thanks to a new deal with Decca Universal in the United Kingdom, “The Addict” is his ticket to a new, overseas audience. That’s fortunate, as the song is a welcome revelation. – Billboard


Bo Saris – She’s On Fire

A precious love that is lifting me higher
But I don’t even know her name

Oohh She’s On Fire,
She’s every man’s dream and my desire

Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Acoustic, Mahogany Session)


DJ Mark Farina – Mushroom Jazz (KJ Song Rec)

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Mark Farina is a Chicago born disc jockey and musician best known for his acid jazz music. 

Mark’s trademark style, Mushroom Jazz is a blend of acid jazz and organic productions infused with urban beats.

His downtempo music is a great addition to any psychedelic journey.


Mark Farina – Mushroom Jazz 18

Mark Farina – Mushroom Jazz 5


Mushroom Jazz Live, San Antonio (1997)

Mark Farina – Mushroom Jazz (Album 1998)

0:00 Bossa Nova – Mr. Electric Triangle
5:09 Remember Me – Blue Boy
9:23 Get This – Groove Nation
15:15 Pick Me Up – Deadbeats
19:46 Gibby Music – Apollo Grooves
27:54 Midnight Calling – Naked Funk
33:10 Midnight Calling (Fly Amanita Remix) – Mark Farina
36:40 If We Lose Our Way – Paul Johnson
44:11 In Hale – Hydroponic Groove Session
53:50 Warm Chill – Julius Papp
1:00:24 Music Use It – Lalomie Washburn
1:06:11 Longevity – J Live


Listen to more of Mark’s music here.

La Luz – A Rock Band with Psychedelic Sounds and Melodic Vocals (KJ Song Rec)

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La Luz (light or enlightenment in Spanish) is a psychedelic surf rock band that produces music Quentin Tarantino would use to score his films. The band consists of lead singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland, Marian Li Pino on drums, Abbey Blackwell on bass and Alice Sandahl on the keys.

The sound of La Luz merges psychedelic rock with 60’s Motown doo-wop, sprinkled with surf and garage rock influences. The melodic vocal harmonies of the group combined with reverb guitar effects and keyboard jingles makes La Luz an awesome soundtrack choice for a psychedelic road trip.



La Luz

La Luz – Call Me in the Day



Sure as Spring

Luz-band-by Jessica Lopez


In Studio Performance (KEXP)


Support La Luz by following them on Twitter @La_Luz_Band, Facebook LaLuzUSA  and check out La Luz tour dates on their Tumblr.

Wiz Khalifa – In The Cut (Song Rec)

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Wiz Khalifa –  In The Cut
Album: Kush & Orange Juice (Mixtape)

Before Wiz blew up with “Black and Yellow”, he was hard at work putting out mixtape tracks for his stoner fanbase. In The Cut is all about chilling and having a good time with your buds (tress and people).

“Wake up, bake up, gotta get my cake up”

The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever (KJ Song Rec)

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The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
Album: A-Side Single of “Penny Lane”

“Strawberry Fields Forever” was inspired by Lennon’s memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army house named “Strawberry Field” near his childhood home. It is one of the defining works of the psychedelic rock genre and has been covered by many artists.

I was different all my life. The second verse goes, ‘No one I think is in my tree.’ Well, I was too shy and self-doubting. Nobody seems to be as hip as me is what I was saying. Therefore, I must be crazy or a genius—’I mean it must be high or low‘ “, and explaining that the song was “psycho-analysis set to music – John Lennon

The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever (Cartoon Version)

Jennifer Jayleen Martinez – Time Of Your Life (Video)

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In Kid Ink’s music video for Time Of Your LifeJennifer Jayleen Martinez plays the role of a perfect stoner girlfriend.

You ain’t gotta leave

My bad, I know this isn’t usually your scene

But don’t worry about it girl, just be yourself

And I swear, I ain’t gonna, I ain’t gonna say a thing

Now go just have the time of your life, the time of your life, let it go

Jennifer Jayleen Martinez – Time Of Your Life Photos and Gifs




MGMT – Electric Feel The Rock-Afire Explosion (Video)

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MGMT‘s best music video features a bunch of robotic animals performing “Electric Feel

The Rock-Afire Explosion is an animatronic robot band that played in Showbiz Pizza Place from 1980 to 1990, and in various Showbiz Pizza locations between 1990-1992 as Showbiz rebranded and the band was steadily replaced by Chuck E. Cheese characters. The show was pioneering in many respects, featuring life-sized characters capable of facial expression, some were even programmed in such a way that they could actually play simple melodies on musical instruments.

Jhené Aiko Spotlight (Photo Gallery, Video)

“I’m not a loud person,” Jhené Aiko says, explaining the retreat from the bubblegum of her youth. But despite a concerted effort to mellow out, much of her debut mixtape Sailing Souls is playful and attention grabbing: jazzy songs, riffs on weed and told-you-so chants, all of which seem to be part of Aiko’s day-to-day life.




Jhené Aiko – Higher

No stems, no sticks, no seeds its just you and me
On this cloud and we don’t ever have to come down now
We are so faded going to places beyond the sun




Jhené Aiko – Bed Peace ft Childish Gambino

If I had it my way
I’d roll out of bed
Say bout 2:30 mid day
Hit the blunt then hit you up to come over to my place
You show up right away
We make love and then we fuck
And then you give me my space





Jhené Aiko – Stranger (Official Music Video)

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Best Songs of 2011 Featuring Childish Gambino, The Black Keys, ASAP Rocky, The Weeknd

Top 20 Best Songs of 2011 | Third Monk

Third Monk Presents the Best Songs of 2011

Best Songs of 2011 (#18 – #11)

18. A.Dd+ – Insomniac Dreaming

Featuring a neck-breaking beat from Black Milk, the track  finds A.Dd+’s Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun detailing the topics that keep them up at night. The whole venting/getting-shit-off-my-chest approach obviously isn’t new to hip-hop, but it’s rare that it’s executed this well. If you’re still sleeping on these guys, you better wake up.


17. Wale ft. Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb

This mellow track from Wale finds him spitting verses about his lady love while Miguel provides the hook. Lotus flower is named “padma” or “kamala,” which also means vagina.


16. Vic The NorthStar – How I’m Doing

Ottawa-based emcee Vic the Northstar spits about his grind and hard work, a testament to his youth and ambition.


15. J. Cole ft. Trey Songz – Can’t Get Enough

J. Cole and Trey Songz hang with a beach full of babes in their video for Can’t Get Enough. Eventually they’re joined by Cole’s label mate Rihanna, who waves a flag, puffs on a cigar, and plays in the sand in her home country of Barbados.


14. Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies – Duckin N’ Dodgin

Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies were two of the nominees for the XXL Freshmen List, the two bring their summertime, cruise friendly Hip-Hop duet to the forefront with the visual at somebody’s country club.


13. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

The Black Keys are still hot from the breakout success of their previous album Brothers, and “Lonely Boy” from their latest El Camino proves that the band’s still got a handle on crafting amazing hooks.


12. Miguel – Sure Thing

Every once in a while something comes out of those speakers and catches you off guard. Miguel’s got the same recipe as everybody else, but he’s tweaked it just enough to make his songs distinctive. The bass on Sure Thing sighs in the most soothing way just before the beat drops.


11. The Cool Kids Ft. Bun B – Gas Station

The simple hook, the patient kick drum and snaps, and Mikey’s smooth-talk laziness “Throw it in reverse for a shorty with the works/Write my number on some paper then throw it in her purse/As I ride by, first things first/nine times out of ten that cool shit usually works” all recall vintage Cool Kids.

Click on Page 2 to continue the countdown with Clams Casino, Das Racist and J Cole