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Sergio Mendes, Timeless (Concord Records) Release Date: February 14 www.concordrecords.com
Produced by the Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am., Timeless features non-stop beats with help from the likes of Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, India.Arie, the Black Eyed Peas, Stevie Wonder, Q-Tip, John Legend, Pharoahe Monch, and the list goes on.

A perfect blends of African, soul, hip hop, jazz and Brazilian beats and house. Timeless is one of those albums listeners can either work out to or simply pop it into the CD player for a nice mellow evening at home. Yes, it’s that smooth and that universal.

Deejays we Listen to:
Chocolate City w/ host Garth Trinidad
Saturdays 6 pm until 9 pm
89.9 FM KCRW
Progressive mix of soul, hip hop, and world rhythms, hosted by DJ Garth Trinidad. Saturday evenings from 6 – 9 PM.

Restless Soul w/ hostess Kristi Lomax
Mondays 10:30 pm until Midnight
90.7 FM KPFK
Soul, house music, world rhythms, and a live mix of the latest club jams

DJ Garth Trinidad’s Top 5
1) Jay Dilla/ Donuts/ Stones Throw
2) N’Dambi/ A Weird Kinda Wonderful/ Coco Red Music
3) Various/ The Kajmere Sound Vol. 1/ Kajmere
4) DJ Drez/ Jahta Beat/ Say It Loud Music
5) Count Bass D/ Some Music Pt. 2/ Jazzy Sport

Clubs & Concerts

Oneway – at Zanzibar 1301 5th St – Sundays – 9pm-2am – Garth Trinidad and Mr. French spin soul, hip hop, and world rhythms – 21+ – $5 www.zanzibarlive.com
Chocolate Bar – at Gabah 4658 Melrose Ave. – Saturdays – 9pm-2am – DJs Higher, Daz, T-Lee spin hip hop and reggae – 21+ – call for cover (323) 664-8913
Balance – at King King 6555 Hollywood Blvd – Saturdays – 10pm-4am – DJs spin deep house vibes – 21+ – call for cover (213) 427-3982 www.balance-la.com
Funky Sole – at Star Shoes 6364 Hollywood Blvd – Saturdays – 10pm-2am – Miles & Egon spin deep funky soul from around the world – 21+ – Free
Thursday Lounge Sessions – at Opus Bar & Grill 3760 Wilshire Blvd – Thursdays – 8pm-1am – DJ lady Sha spins rare grooves, roots reggae, and underground classics – 21+ – Free – appetizers & deserts available www.opusbarandgrill.com
Root Down – The Little Temple 4519 Santa Monica Blvd – Thursdays – 9pm-2am – DJs Dusk, Miles, Wyatt Case, and Loslito spin rare funk, hip hop, latin soul, and dub – 21+ – $4 before 10:30pm www.rootdownclub.com
Love is The Message – at The Room 1626 Cahuenga Blvd – Thursdays – 9pm-2am – A-Ski spins soul, jazz, and deep house – 21+ – call for cover (310) 712 5438

March 17 – N’Dambi, Soul of John Black Doors @ 9 p.m. Show @ 10:30 p.m. $10 Advance $12 Door Temple Bar, Santa Monica, CA www.templebarlive.com

This column appears weekly in the Our Weekly Newspaper in Los Angeles.