Cosmic soul, breezy soft rock, and latin funk from Crates LA.
Crates LA is a blog and music channel dedicated to uncovering obscure and unknown songs across a multitude of genres including sweet soul, cosmic jazz, soft rock, digital reggae, latin funk, and more. The founder of the channel, who prefers to remain anonymous, spends countless hours “listening to thousands of bad records so you don’t have to.” We’ve bumped into them more than a few times around Los Angeles diving deep into the darkest corners of the record shop…
From Crates LA: “I dig for records constantly and love discovering new music. In fact, the discovery is the biggest allure of record collecting for me. You aren’t fed the same music recycled by some algorithm. It has broadened my musical tastes and I have become a much more eclectic listener. I am honored to be invited by ISC for this pop up and I am very excited to share all these under-the-radar gems and certified classics. I hope you discover some new music!”
This Saturday, January 15th 1-7pm, Crates LA will be joining us at the shop for a special in-store record sale featuring hundreds of rare, obscure, private press records available for the first time. All records will be personally annotated and a listening station will be available. As a teaser for the sale, they’ve shared 5 selections from their YouTube channel along with short descriptions.
Be sure to subscribe to Crates LA’s email list to stay up to date on new arrivals to their webshop: https://www.cratesla.com
Barbara Jane – What Have I Done
Part of the legendary Budweiser showdown, a cosmic downtempo modern soul cruiser out of Florida.
Ira Presley – It Ain’t No Hard Feeling
Beautiful and tender sweet soul track in the vein of Willie Griffin. Amazing …
S.O.S. – Buscaya Da Yada
Silky smooth latin funk from outfit Sociedad Organizada En Sonido. Those keys!
Bob Rohrbacker – All Rivers Run To The Sea
A beautiful, meandering folk / soft rock ballad. A very special piece of music.
Byron Keith Daugherty – She Was Mine
Perfectly sunkissed & soulful folk rock. A breezy, transportive listen.