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Leading up to her show at Pitchfork Music Festival 2021, we’re revisiting Jamila Woods’ 2016 conversation with Ayana Contreras.

It’s hard to narrow down so much inspired music into a single top ten … but we did it for you fam! These are the tracks that broke the mold and stuck with us all year.  Benny The Butcher – Legend The closer on one of my personal favorite albums of 2020, Benny touches on […]

Ayana Contreras picks 5 of the most rejuvenating, dance-worthy and inventive songs of our July in rotation!

On this day, Curtis Mayfield would have turned 78 years old, and we have made a playlist to celebrate his life, his music and his politically-conscious art.

Ayana Contreras shares her unqiue take on the new album græ by Moses Sumney

It’s a mid-tempo R&B playlist for anyone missing the feeling of togetherness and pulsing music.

This playlist is built around soulful, upbeat sounds from the flower power 1960s, which to her sound ‘especially optimistic’

Ayana shares uplifting Soulful tunes to keep us warm during these times of isolation.

Ayana sent us all a message in a bottle… a hand-curated, soulful Spotify playlist.  Piña colada optional.

The MCA show is a reflection of Chicago’s kaleidoscopic lens, trained towards the world …