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Lush Vibes Radio
Hosted by Calvin Williams. Lush Vibes Radio is a weekly multi-genre music show highlighting tracks with ambient influences and atmospheric, bold, bright, expressive sonic textures. From shimmering guitars, dreamy pianos, droning synthesizers, deep, wide bass, layered vocal harmonies, dynamic orchestral instrumentation, to generous usage of reverb, this show will explore music that exhibits a sound that can best be described in one word: lush.
Listen LIVE every Wednesday at 12:00 am
Category: Electronic, Hip Hop, House, Jazz, Music, Psychadelic, R&B, Soul

About Calvin Williams

Part music geek, part tech geek, Brooklyn native Calvin Williams is an Engineer in the telecom industry by day, and tireless creative by night. On any given day, Calvin can be found designing graphics and web sites, wandering the streets with camera in hand, writing songs and beats as a bedroom musician, or finding the next creative outlet to dive into. Calvin initially caught the radio bug during his days at the University of Hartford, moonlighting on the shows of friends and fellow students, and it’s been a bug that has never truly gone away for him.

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  • Episode 17
    by Calvin Williams on February 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Originally aired February 13th, 2019. Episode 17 follows up last month's Fresh Vibes episode with a new music set, pays tribute to the late great R&B singer James Ingram, and gets lost in 80s-esque vibes. Playlist: Emily King - "Teach You" James Blake, Travis Scott, Metro Boomin - "Mile High" Aphrose - "Make Your Mark" Talos - "The Light is Upon Us" Tourist - "Emily" Quincy Jones, James Ingram - "One Hundred Ways" James Ingram, Michael McDonald - "Yah Mo B There" James Ingram, Patti Austin - "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" James Ingram - "The Wings Of My Heart" Dead Space, C.H.A.Y. - "Shaded" The Weeknd - "I Feel It Coming (Saint-Laurent 420 80s Remix)" Erykah Badu - "Didn't Cha Know" Joomanji ft. Saara Maria - "Somethin Out Of Nothin'" Neal. - "In Your Dream" Listen →

  • Episode 16: Dilla X Nujabes
    by Calvin Williams on February 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Originally aired February 6th, 2019. Episode 16 celebrates the life, the times and the tracks of two Hip Hop production legends, James Dewitt Yancey and Seba Jun, better known as J DIlla and Nujabes, in honor of what would have been their 45 birthdays on February 7th. It's an hour of their more atmospheric, laid back beats and tracks featuring Shing02, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and more. Playlist: Nujabes ft. Shing02 - "battlecry" Common - "The Light" Nujabes ft. Substantial - "Hikari" Black Star - "Little Brother" Nujabes ft. Uyama Hiroto - "Modal Soul" Roy Ayers - "Ain't Got Time" Slum Village ft. John Legend & Kanye West - "Selfish" Nujabes - "Still Talking To You" The Pharcyde - "Runnin'" Nujabes - "World Without Words" Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige - "Quicksand" Nujabes - "Flowers" A Tribe Called Quest - "Find a Way" Nujabes - "A Day By Atmosphere Supreme" J Dilla - "Last Donut Of The Night" Listen →

  • Episode 15: January's Fresh Vibes
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Originally aired January 30th 2019. This episode is all about Fresh Vibes! All the music you hear in this episode was released in the month of January, so you’ll be hearing the latest in lush vibes! New Music from ODESZA, Damocracy, Klokwize, Mree, and more! Playlist: ODESZA, Sasha Sloan – “Falls – The Knocks Get Up Mix” Tim Atlas – “Dizzy” SOAK – “Knock Me Off My Feet” Damocracy – “Something Special” Monster Rally – “Cherry Blossom” Klokwize – “Wonder” Little Simz, Cleo Sol – “Selfish” Planet Giza, Mick Jenkins – “Brk Frm Nrml” Bathe – “Sure Shot” Leon Revol – “Analog in Transit” Mree – “Kiki’s Song” Wyldest – “Alive” Lolo Zouaï, Blood Orange – “Jade” Alice Phoebe Lou – “Skin Crawl” Apparat – Listen →

  • Episode 14
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Originally aired January 23rd, 2019. Some good grooves to keep you warm on what was a particularly cold night/week. Music from Childish Gambino, Imagine Dragons, Quincy Jones, Post Malone, and more! Playlist: Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” Family Force 5 – “This is My Year (Matoma Remix) Honeyblood – “Choker” Imagine Dragons – “Bad Liar” Quincy Jones – “Setembro” Bobby McFerrin – “Common Threads” Ace Tee, Kwam.E – “Bist du down?” clammbon, Nujabes – “Imaginary Folklore” Ross From Friends – “Talk To Me You’ll Understand” Post Malone, Swae Lee – “Sunflower” Moses Sumney – “Don’t Bother Calling” Josef Leimberg, Bilal, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – “Between Us 2” Laxcity – “Your Own Company” Michael Jackson – “Butterflies&rdquo Listen →

  • Episode 13
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Originally aired January 16th, 2019. The number thirteen, depending on what you believe, may be a source of bad luck and fear, or a source of good fortune. Given the playlist and the good vibes from this show, I would choose the latter. Music from this episode care of Ella Mai, Stereolab, Quincy Jones, The Internet, Henry Mancini, and more! Playlist: Mr Twin Sister – “Echo Arms” Kygo ft. Kodaline – “Raging” Nitemoves – “Veaquis” The Internet – “Look What U Started” Jarami – “Aurora” Stereolab – “The Flower Called Nowhere” Henry Mancini – “Whistling Away The Dark” Oatmello & steezy prime – “Best You” Nohidea & looms. – “promissory note” Sebastien Leger – “Rocket To Lee’s Little Cloud – Original Mix” Quincy Jones ft. Tevin Campbell – “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)” Listen →

  • Episode 12
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Originally aired January 9th, 2019. A playlist a bit more dreamy and hazier than previous episodes, but still fresh and still chill. Music from Amber Mark, Flying Lotus, DeeJayKul, Zo!, Bobby Hutcherson, Dornik, Tobi Lou, and more! Playlist: Amber Mark – “Love Me Right” SG Lewis ft. Aluna George – “Hurting” Flying Lotus ft. Andreya Triana – “Tea Leaf Dancers” Barrie – “Canyons” DJ Koze – “Baby (How Much I LFO You)” George Harrison – “I’d Have You Anytime” The Field Tapes & Realizer – “This Light” twuan – “after hours” yeyts. & igory – “93.” FKJ – “Better Give U Up” DeeJayKul ft. Lenny Hamilton – “Change (Soultechnic Remix)” Tobi Lou – “Buff Baby” Dornik – “Something About You” Serena-Maneesh – “Her Name Is Suicide” Zo! Listen →

  • Episode 11
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    It’s the first show of 2019, and we’re starting off the year with the same good vibes as in every episode! Originally aired January 2nd, 2019. Playlist: San Holo ft. Bipolar Sunshine – “brighter days” M83 – “Reunion” Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve – “Fall” Tom Misch ft. Jordan Rakei – “Wake Up This Day” Gold Panda – “Your Good Times Are Just Beginning” Janet Jackson – “Come Back To Me” Ruhksana Merrise – “Sober” Phony Ppl – “Way Too Far.” Teddy Esposito – “Imperfect Perfect Love” Ivan Ave – “George Duke” Duke Hugh – “Butterflies” Wagon Christ – “Shadows” Buddy Ross – “Running Around” Shawn Mendes ft. KAYTRANADA – “Where Were You In The Morning? – Remix” I Am Robot And Proud – “My Algo” Galantis Listen →

  • Episode 10: 'Twas the Vibe After Christmas
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    ‘Twas the night after Christmas, and all throughout Bushwick, not a creature was stirring…except for me, I still hit the studio with a gut full of Christmas dinner and happiness, and closed out the holiday with a little Christmas themed music, some more Fresh Vibes, and a few songs to relax and keep everyone in good spirits as they nursed their respective food comas. Originally aired December 26th, 2018. Playlist: Vince Guaraldi Trio – “Christmas Time is Here” Coldplay – “Christmas Lights” Melanie Penn – “Immanuel (Shepherd)” Judy Garland – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Mittensさん – “as the snow falls” Feverkin & Alaskan Tapes – “Here & There” Hablot Brown f/ Maths Time Joy – “Reason” Alice Glass – “I Trusted You” Hunnah – “Crush” Doves – “Firesuite” H.E.R. ft. Listen →

  • Episode 9: December's Fresh Vibes
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Originally aired December 19th, 2018. All the songs you hear in this episode were released between late November and the week of December 17th! You can’t get any fresher than this! Playlist: Superheart – “Opening Credits” Tycho – “Jetty” Kevin A – “Withdraw” Surauchie – “Sometimes” Smino – “WE GOT THE BISCUITS” Joyce Muniz – “Dreamz (Original Mix)” Failure – “Apocalypse Blooms” Jorja Smith – “The One” Desiire ft. Casey MQ & TiKA – “Goodbyes” Taliwhoah – “Love Cycle” Barbuto ft. Made in Paris & Night Vision – “Captive – Night Vision Remix” Heather Russell – “No Christmas Blues” Sasha – “Ouch!” Ruhksana Merrise – “Light Years” SÔNGE – “Magic Hairdo” Teen Daze – “Hidden Worlds&rdquo Listen →

  • Episode 8
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Originally aired December 12th, 2018. An hour of nonstop vibes featuring tracks from Flying Lotus, Sébastien Tellier, J Dilla, Jan Hammer Group, and more! Playlist: Yaeji – “passionfruit” Flying Lotus ft. Thundercat – “MmmHmm” Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Twin of Myself” Sébastien Tellier – “Une heure” J Dilla – “Time: The Donut of the Heart” Jonny Drop, Lucid Paradise – “32 Degrees” Toro y Moi – “Girl Like You” Jan Hammer Group – “Don’t You Know” Boards of Canada – “Kid For Today” Robohands – “Dream” Danny Elfman – “Ettiquette Lesson” Beatchild & The Slakadeliqs – “California Coastin’ “ Susumu Yokota – “blue sky and yellow sunflower” Dela – “Jay Electropietricus” The Juju Exchange – “The Listen →

  • Episode 7
    by Calvin Williams on February 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Originally aired December 5th, 2018. Continuing the lush vibes this week with tracks from James Tillman, Ekkah, Talking Heads, and a side project from Four Tet whose name and tracks nobody can pronounce. Playlist: James Tillman – “Ms. Urbane” Point Point ft. Denai Moore – “Hands” Ekkah – “Last Chance to Dance” ⣎⡇ꉺლ༽இ•̛)ྀ◞ ༎ຶ ༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ꉺლ – “✧₊⁎❝᷀ົཽ*ೃƪ❍⊁ƪ❍⊁༽ৣৢ؞ৢ؞ؖ ཥ” Ark Patrol – “Soirée” Talking Heads – “Once in a Lifetime” Ogris Debris – “One Day” Kilo Kish ft. RRReymundo – “Locket – RRReymundo Remix Massive Attack ft. Tracey Thorn – “Protection” Ryan Whitman Listen →

  • Lush Vibes Radio Episode 6
    by Calvin Williams on December 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Originally aired November 28th, 2018. This episode was a little Hip-Hop, a little R&B, a little Pop, and a lot of chill! Playlist: L.H. - “Red” Joomanji ft. Saara Maria - “Chasin Rhymes” A Tribe Called Quest - “Electric Relaxation” Uyama Hiroto - “81Summer” Eastghost - “D’vocean” Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - “My Cloud” Dwele - “Twuneanunda” Free Nationals, Daniel Caesar, & Unknown Immortal Orchestra - “Beauty & Essex” Sinitus Tempo - “Alone” Lina - “Come to Mama” Ariza ft. Emily C. Browning - “Outgoing” Yelle - “Romeo” quickly, quickly - “Lie” L.H. - "Ying Yang" Listen →

  • Lush Vibes Radio Episode 5
    by Calvin Williams on November 26, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Originally aired November 21st, 2018. No theme for this episode, just a few new tracks and some easy vibes. Playlist: Marcioz ft. Slow Shudder - “INTERSTELLAR!” DYLN - “Without You” Rob Araujo - “Nineteen” Slotta - “Dare to Dream (Slotta Remix)” India Shawn, Alex Isley, Ré Lxuise - “Water Me” Late Night Alumni - “Constellations” RY X - “Bound” Praful - “Sigh” Laxcity - “Cherish” Sleepdealer ft. Gudo Rewinds - “Back In Tokyo” Rhi - “The Same” J Dilla ft. Common and D’Angelo - “So Far to Go” Glass Animals - “Gooey” Radiohead - “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi&rdquo Listen →

  • Lush Vibes Radio Episode 4: Anime Vibes
    by Calvin Williams on November 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Originally aired November 14th, 2018. This episode of Lush Vibes Radio is all about anime! I've raided my favorite OSTs and fielded suggestions from friends to put together a playlist of great anime tracks to vibe to! Playlist: Yoko Kanno ft. Origa - “Rise” Yoko Takahashi - “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” TWO-MIX - “White Reflection” Nujabes - “mystline” Makoto Yoshimori - “Manhattan Bridge ni Kakeru Yume” The Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno) ft. Carla Vallet - "Fantasie Sign" Lia - “My Soul, Your Beats” ALI PROJECT - “no fragrance” Seikou Nagaoka - “Ryo-Ohki” Joe Hisaishi - Princess Mononoke Theme Akira Senju - “Requiem for the Brigadier General” Yasuharu Takanashi - “Sad Fight” RADWIMPS - “Goshintai” BoA - “Every Heart&rdquo Listen →

  • Lush Vibes Radio Episode 3: Fresh Vibes
    by Calvin Williams on November 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Originally aired November 7th, 2018. This week's playlist is all new music that came out within the last two weeks. It's the latest in lush vibes, you can't get any fresher than this! Playlist: Martin Garrix ft. Mike Yung - “Dreamer” R3HAB ft. Kaela Sinclair - “Whiplash” JLV - “Something Good” Vicetone ft. Haley Reinhart - “Something Strange” Nora En Pure - “Polynesia” Model Man - “Alone” LSD (Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo) - “Mountains” Thundercat ft. BADBADNOTGOOD and Flying Lotus - “King of the Hill” Mree - “The Middle” Anderson.Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar - “Tints” Tim McGraw - “Gravity” Vince Forwards - “A Memory Remains” Galantis - “Emoji” Jay Sean - “Say Something” Saro - “Déconnecter” HOMALS - “Sheetha&rdquo Listen →

  • Lush Vibes Radio Episode 2: Ghostly Vibes
    by Calvin Williams on November 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Originally aired October 31st, 2018. This episode rings in Halloween with music from the record label Ghostly International. Beacon - "Drive" Matthew Dear - "Pawn In Their Game" Mux Mool - "Ruin Everything" Com Truise - "Alfa Beach" Shigeto - "Safe In Here" Shigeto - "In Case You Forgot" Starchild & The New Romantic - "Relax" MATRiXXMAN - "A Witness" Osborne - "Wait a Minute" School of Seven Bells - "The Night" Tycho - "PBS" Tycho - "Sunrise Projector" Gold Panda - "Back Home" Mary Lattimore - "Hello from the Edge of the Earth" Dauwd - "Aqueous" Xeno & Oaklander - "Lastly" Listen →

  • Lush Vibes Radio Episode 1: Inspired Vibes
    by Calvin Williams on October 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The premiere episode of Lush Vibes Radio, originally aired October 24th, 2018. The first episode highlighted the songs that inspired the idea that became Lush Vibes Radio. Playlist: Moonchild - "Cure" Slowdive - "Sugar for the Pill" Pomo - "On My Mind" Telepopmusik ft Mau - "Anyway" Mndsgn - "Homewards" Yoko Kanno - "My Little Flower" Bonobo - "Sapphire" Jill Scott - "Wanna Be Loved" Snakehips ft. Syd from The Internet - "Gone" Little Dragon - "Constant Surprises" Omniboi - "Coliseum" Common - "Come Close" Royksopp - "In Space" Hooverphonic - "Battersea" Nujabes - "Arurarian Dance" Listen →