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Levitation
November 10, 2014 03:16 AM PST
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Atmospheric afro-laced tracks to point you in the right direction. smiley Enjoy!

Track listing is as follows:

1. Audiojazz & Diamondancer "Welcome Home" (Africa) (Alexandra Hamptons Synth Soul Remix)

2. Thap'soul "Vasto Lorde"

3. Eazy P "Oluhle Lwethu"

4. Smooth Lights "Soulful Experience"

5. ProTee " Just So" (Knine Tseki Broken Beat Mix)

6. MoodAfrika "The Rhythm"

7. Deep Africans "Love Stories"

8. Diatonicfamily "Thank God" (Main Vox Mix)

9. Warm Days, Swindle, Natalie Maddix "Selfish Skys" (QB's Hot Mix)

10. E-Jay, Over12, Hagga' "Family Tribe" (Rosario's Sentimental Mix)

11. Groove Cartell "Waiting in Vain" ft. Maya Roze (Boddhi Satva Afriki Soul Remix)

12. Jullian Gomes "Love Song 28" (Charles Webster Mix 1)

13. Octopuz, Patrick Khuzwayo, Kalvin K "Sort It Out" (Octopuz Deeper Mix)

14. Cuebur, Bk "Creative Truth"

15. Genius of Time "Djungel Jam"

Lift Off
January 12, 2014 01:59 PM PST
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Happy new year all! Hope this mix finds you well. Here, you have another of the themes in Chaka Delic's "world of music." Not quite sure how to describe the sounds here, but if forced to would say that there are sprinkles of disco, "nu-disco," "neo-soul," a smidgen of techno leaning sounds. Anyhow, hope you all enjoy. More to come from me this year for sure!

Welcome Aboard
September 22, 2013 10:59 PM PDT
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Back to the old school and done the old school way (All vinyl, two turntables and a mixer). This mix showcases a different aspect of the sounds I like - soul and a bit of disco funk. It's more about the journey and selection here; not claiming to break the ultra rare and elusive, although you certainly won't find a couple of these easily and/or without paying good money for it. smiley

The mix is roughly the set I played for the Beat Swap Meet in Los Angeles on September 15, 2013; roughly because I recorded this after and not when I played and because I can't be certain that the tracks in this particular set are identical to the Beat Swap Meet set.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Atmosfear "Xtra Special" (Dry mix) [Elite Records Ltd., 1982]

2. The Cool Notes "Spend the Night" [Abstract Records, 1985]

3. Patrice Rushen "Feels So Real (Won't Let Go)" [Elektra, 1984]

4. Gladys Knight & the Pips "Save the Overtime (For Me)" [Columbia, 1983]

5. Whodini "Five Minutes of Funk" [Jive, 1984]

6. I Level "Give Me" [Epic/Virgin, 1982]

7. Gwen Guthrie "Should've Been You" [Island Records, 1982]

8. Project Future "Ray-Gun-Omics" [Capitol Records, 1983]

9. Love Unlimited Orchestra (presents Charles Webster) "Welcome Aboard" [Unlimited Gold Records, 1981]

10. Charles Earland "Intergalactic Love Song" [Mercury, 1976]

11. Bloodfire VIII "Bloodfire vs. Creative Source" [Bloodfire, 2011]

12. GQ "Someday" [Arista, 1980]

Enjoy!

The Bitter, the Sweet
May 14, 2013 02:29 AM PDT
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Fancy new mix I whipped up this past Mother's Day weekend. I think mum would have enjoyed the sweet aspect of this more than the bitter. Nevertheless, she would have delighted in it all. RIP!

This one is a journey from the sweet to the bitter, although, truth be told, even the bitter is kind of sweet. Broken beat, house, latin flair, bass heavy sounds -- all in here. Shokazulu, Rima, Jazztronik and more in the cut. Enjoy!

Magic
November 18, 2012 11:08 AM PST
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I was motivated to do this by the Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks release, the fact that it's been a while since I've made a mix, and a rainy day in Los Angeles, This was randomly put together, i.e. no predetermined concept or order. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making the mix. Yes, the second song is from the Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks release -- "Mind Skies." Get that album if you know what's good for your health!! smiley

Champion
July 08, 2012 07:57 PM PDT
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The title is a tribute to champions; a doff of the hat to legacy builders and those who leave awe and inspiration for us both in the here and now and after they've left this earth. It takes grit, steel, stamina, resolve, and focus to be a true champion. This week, I'm reminded of that through Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Anderson Silva, but the concept extends far beyond sports and even into the realm of music. Salute!

Wasabi
June 04, 2012 05:40 PM PDT
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Okay ladies and gents, this mix is about travelling into the realm of the hardcore. It is definitely not everyone's cup of tea but I am compelled to do it as I'm interested in airing out the full range sounds that are me. So, this is another in the series of peeling the onion, so to speak. smiley

Turn it up and feel the bass.

Playlist as follows:

1. Yellowtail "7 Monks of Kilimanjaro"

2. Ceramic "Bodyshock" (Ceramic mix)

3. T Williams "People's Choice" (F Dat Remix)

4. Skittles "Dot 2 Dot"

5. Landslide "Parables" (Ramadanman remix)

6. Moyza & Wijay "Leaving the Dream"

7. Altered Natives "Galactic"

8. Rocco "Tumbadora" (Dub)

9. Dovie Cote "Everything Good for You" (Sean Smith's Respect! Dancefloor mix)

Intrigue
April 18, 2012 01:09 AM PDT
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The long awaited slow-speed. Pleased to drop some hip hop type joints here.

Anyhow, the goal here was simply to drop some joints I'm feeling regardless of whether they are recent or not. As a parting comment, much respect to everybody that does THEIR thing to the fullest. It's not all about ONE type of music 100% of the time.

This time, I'm including a playlist because people like my mate, Black Monk, need to be known about AND it's only fair that I spread the word about these artists. In the past I've not done one because I've felt it encourages a research type mentality rather than a checking-out-the-vibe mentality. I've always shared the playlist though upon request. Anyway, here goes:

1. Patchworks "Velvet & Dust Anthem"
2. Black Monk "More Stuff" (unreleased)
3. Joy Jones "Hollywood"
4. DJ Vadim "Quand Vient La Nuit"
5. DJ Mitsu "A Word to the Wise" featuring Grap Luva
6. Pete Rock "Intrigue"
7. Fujimoto Tetsuro "Matting Craft"
8. Emcee Sin "Foreplay" (Altered Natives production/Eye 4 Eye Recordings Promo)
9. 6th Borough Project "Settle"
10. Holly Roller Productions "Skooling" (IG Culture on the buttons here)
11. Karizma "Time"

As for the artwork, well, "what more can I say, top billing," as Audio Two says. Once again, Djembe's fantastic artwork. This piece is called "Peaceful Tiger." I encourage you to check out Djembe's (Joe's) website to learn more about his art -- www.djembeandcanvas.com

Depth Charge
May 30, 2011 06:27 PM PDT
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Been away for a while; thinking, reflecting, reading, playing futbol like my life depends on it (it actually heavily does), making silent moves to strengthen all aspects of myself. Anyway, I felt that it was about time I communicated what's going on in my musical corner of the world (for those that care and happen to be listening). You'll hear bits of afro-house, bits of Cajmere (Karizma & Spen flip of Brighter Days), DJ Micks, Osunlade and other lesser (or hardly known) gems (always got to keep these in the portfolio). Hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it.

The artwork, once again, is from my mate Joe. This particular piece is called Hayagriva. The description of the piece is as follows:

"The nomadic population in Tibet and Mongolia adopted him as the protector of horses and the Buddhist faith. Hayagriva's voice is thunder-like, akin to a horse roaring with the power to subdue all demonic forces."

Cheers, Joe! Check out djembeandcanvas.com. Joe's got some really great pieces up there!

Elation
January 11, 2011 02:28 AM PST
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Ladies and gents, happy new year! A belated offering from me, as I meant to release this mix at the end of 2010. More vocals in this one than is normally the case with me, but vocals makes the ladies ... well, dare i say? smiley I will say though that those fascinated by 007 (James Bond) should delight in the very last song, an Andre Lodemann twist up of Joey Negro's twist up of a Bond theme song (which Negro entitles "Another World" under the guise of Akabu), which I think was taken from the countdown in Moonraker, though I'll have to verify. This is sure to have you doing your jumping jacks or whatever passes for dancing. Enjoy! smiley More to come in 2011!

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