My KUTX: Magna Carda

Photo by Hakeem Adewumi

This week on My KUTX, we’re featuring Magna Carda, one of Austin’s best up-and-coming bands. MC Megz Kelli and producer Dougie Do formed as a duo a few years ago, but in the live setting they have a full band that’s able to incorporate smooth soul, R&B, and blues influences into their songs. Magna Carda’s latest, Like It Is, wears its touchstones well–you can hear everything from A Tribe Called Quest to Erykah Badu–but the band has its own vibe: mellow production matched with Kelli’s rapid-fire rhymes. Dougie and bassist Derek Van Wagner guest DJ this week–take a listen below!

–Art Levy

Magna Carda’s playlist:

1. A Tribe Called Quest – “Electric Relaxation”

2. The Pharcyde – “She Said” (Jay Dee Remix)

3. Bahamadia – “Unknowhowwedo”

4. OutKast – “Prototype”

5. Erykah Badu – “Other Side Of The Game”

6. Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come”

7. Funkadelic – “Hit It And Quit It”

8. Curtis Mayfield – “Can’t Say Nuthin'”

9. Stevie Wonder – “I Was Made To Love Her”

10. The Roots – “You Got Me”

11. Hiatus Kaiyote – “Breathing Underwater”

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