Nickodemus Homespun Sessions Mix

In: Mixes, Music, NYC

Nickodemus, founder of the 10-years-running party institution known as Turntables On the Hudson, has put together a mix for TONY‘s Homespun Sessions to promote their party this Friday in Queens with the legendary Osunlade. The mix has got a little of everything, from Omar and Q-Tip to Candela and Hector Lavoe, with the signature TOTH world-wise influence that fans have come to know and love. Check it out:

Nick is extended fam of Soular Grooves (which is, of course, extended fam of the buhbOmp crew), and he’s got a new album out called Sun People. Check it out and support if you’ve got the means.

If you’re in NY, check out the TOTH party this Friday at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, Queens:

Turntables on the Hudson with DJ’s Nickodemus & Mariano + Nappy G & Christian Rogers on percussion. Special guest OSUNLADE (Yoruba Records) in his first outdoor NYC appearance!!

Address: #2 Borden Ave in LIC QUEENS. $10 / 8PM – 2AM. There are FREE Water Taxis every 20 minutes from East 35th Street to the party!!

We featured Part 1 of this last month, so we had to come back around and give Part 2 some shine.

Leftside Wobble is back with another trip down memory lane. No barriers. Just good music. In his words:

House, Techno, Garage, Nu Wave, Acid, Tribal, Miami Deep, Breakbeat – good memories ensured for those who should know better and a great musical journey for those new to some of these tracks.

Delirious Influences part 2 by Leftside Wobble

¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (or click on the down-arrow at right in the audio preview above)

Here’s the tracklist (for more info and a detailed tracklist with video and wiki links, hit up his blog.):

Bang The Party – Bang, Bang, Your Mine
No Smoke – Koro Koro
DSR – Thrust
Fallout – Morning After
Musto & Bones – We’re Out Of Control
808 State – Let Yourself Go
Reese – Just Another Chance
Djum Djum – Difference
A Man Called Adam – Techno Powers
Underground Solution – Luv Dancing
Virgo Four – In a Vision
Fingers Inc – Distant Planet
Jungle Wonz – Bird In a Guilded Cage
Jamie Principle – Waiting For My Angel
Geoge Kranz – Din Da Da
Armando – Confusions Revenge
Model 500 – Off To Battle

He’s got a ton of other mixes on his SoundCloud page and on his blog, too. Check them out.

And, of course, shouts to Mr. Wobble for giving us the heads up on this.

Big L 5/30 Tribute mixed by DJ Soul

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music, NYC

Another well compiled mix by NYC’s DJ Soul.

It’s been ten years since the rap game lost Big L. On Saturday, May 30th (which would have been his 35th birthday), I dropped an online mix to remind people why he was one of the illest. Shouts to Lord Finesse, DJ Premier, Rich King & the brother of Big L for their assistance and allowing the project to happen. – DJ Soul

Click here to download Big L 5/30 Tribute mixed by DJ Soul

1. Intro (Part 1) feat. Lord Finesse
2. Intro (Part 2) feat. Funkmaster Flex & Nas
3. Principle Of The New School (Freestyle)
4. Yes You May Remix feat. Lord Finesse
5. DJ Premier Interlude
6. MVP (Live From Amsterdam)
7. Ebonics
8. Internationally Known feat. OC
9. Hit It (unreleased)
10. I Shoulda Worn A Rubba aka The Clinic (unreleased)
11. American Dream feat. McGruff, Mase, Cam’ron & Bloodshed
12. Sandman 118th (Freestyle)
13. Games Females Play (unreleased)
14. School Dayz (unreleased)
15. The Devil’s Son (Live From Amsterdam)
16 .Times Is Hard On The Blvd (unreleased)
17. Day One feat. Diamond
18. Interlude feat. Fat Joe
19. The Enemy feat. Fat Joe
20. Street Struck
21. Interlude feat. Bobbito
22. 95 Freestyle feat. Jay-Z
23. Uptown Connection aka Danger Zone feat. Mase & McGruff
24. Lord Finesse Interlude
25. How Will I Make It (unreleased)

Soul Imperial – From 9:00 Until mix

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music, NYC

Soul Imperial

It’s a beautiful day outside in NY, and this new Soul Imperial mix from the good folks at Mixtape Riot is the perfect soundtrack. Ballantino and Elegante put a little of everything into this one and it works from front to back.

In their words:

This is a mix to make you feel good and help celebrate life, just like we’ve been doing in Brooklyn so far this summer.

[audio:http://www.mixtaperiot.com/download/From_9_Until.mp3|titles=Soul Imperial – From 9:00 Until]
¬ full mp3 (right-click and save as)
¬ .zip file with separate tracks (right-click and save as)

I’m a lover of all things Soca, so I’m def not mad at the Caribbean love on here.

Here’s the tracklisting:

Lakeside – From 9:00 Until
Machel Montano ft. Collie Buddz – Fly Away
Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
Friendly Fires ft. Au Revoir Simone – Paris (Aeroplane remix)
Karen Viera – Rock Me Slowly
Larry Wu – Let Me Show You
Mr. Vegas – Genie Wine (remix)
Machel Montano ft. Mr Vegas – Dance With You (remix)
Trick Daddy ft. Cee-Lo & Big Boi – In Da Wind (Captain Planet Roller Boogie remix)
Junior – Mama Used To Say
Billy Ocean – Night (Feel Like Getting Down) (Ayres edit)
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (DJ Eli Escobar remix)
Chaka Kahn – Fate (Todd Terje edit)
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Flashback (Jazzanova remix)
Estelle – No Substitute Love (Treasure Fingers remix)
The Dream ft. Kanye West – Walking On The Moon
Zola – Shosholoza
Beenie Man – Good Ohh (DJ Gregory remix)
Akon – Don’t Matter (Calypso remix)
Fela Kuti / Kano – I.T.T. + I’m Ready (Afrodisiac Sound System)
Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
Three 6 Mafia / Arcade Fire – Stay Flie (Tacit Remix)
Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye (K-Salaam & Beatnick remix)

Hit them up at the standard channels:

Soul Imperial Facebook Page

Mixtape Riot Facebook Page

phunkwatchaheard! radio

Phunkwhatchaheard! Radio, a weekly funk and soul show hosted by my man Jaekim StackCache which airs every Thursday* from 7-8pm Central Time on KTRU 91.7fm in Houston, just turned a year old this past week. To celebrate, Jae put together a one-year anniversary show Thursday that featured a special guest mix by Austin’s DJ Chicken George — DJ, producer, and O.G. alum of Houston’s acclaimed Soular Grooves Radio show.

Chicken George, who has two EPs out on Swedish Brandy (The Swed.u.s.h Connection, and The Swed.u.s.h Connection vol. 2), throws down a dope mix of modern funk with some heavy remixes of classic tunes. Check it out:

[audio:http://www.buhbomp.com/audio/friends/phunkwhatchaheardwk44_8_may_09.mp3|titles=Phunkwhatchaheard! Radio One-Year Anniversary Show feat. DJ Chicken George – 07 may 09]

One-year anniversary episode tracklist (07 May 09)
mixed live by DJ Chicken George:

Greyboy f/ Sharon Jones – “Got To Be a Love” (Paul Nice Mix)
Kutiman – “No Groove Where I Come From”
El Michels Affair – “C.R.E.A.M.”
Pure P – “Fonky President”
Lynn Collins – “Give it Up or Turn Me Lose”
Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On” (SHH remix)
Eddie Harris – “Bold & Black” (DJ Nu-mark remix)
Natural Self f/ Alice Russell – Dont Need This Trouble”
Nick Nack – “Do You Believe Me”
Thes One – “DBC Let The Music Play” (remix instrumental)
Ramsey Lewis – “Do What You Wanna” (Mr. Scruff’s Soul Party remix)
United 8 – “Getting Uptown (To Get Down)”
Flow Dynamics – “Live in the Mix”
Archie Bell & The Drells – “Tighten Up” (Mophono remix)
The Bamboos – “Happy”
Breakout – “Planet Rock” (Pts 1 & 2)
Mellow Madness – “Save The Youth” (Kenny Dope remix)

There’s a special historical twist to Chicken George and JaeKim broadcasting together on KTRU again. I first met both of these cats about 10 years or so ago at that same station.

Jae (who then went by the name Theory) was doing an underground Hip-Hop radio show at the time called the Twelve Inch Sub with a dude from Vancouver named Eddie Question. I was doing my own Hip-Hop show at KVRX in Austin in those days, and wanted to stop in and check out how folks were getting down back in my hometown. Jae and Eddie welcomed me into the studio where they were handling the mics and board duties. They introduced me to Chicken George, who was holding things down in the mix on the turntables.

Fast forward to ’09, and there they are again in the same station where I met them — Jae on the boards, Chicken in the mix. Hearing them together on this anniversary show brings back old memories. It all comes back around.

Since that time, Chicken, Jae and I have all had our stints at DJ Sun‘s Soular Grooves, so I consider these cats part of my extended fam.

The Phunkwhatchaheard! anniversary celebrations continue in Austin on May 30, with Chicken George and DJ Starsign spinning along side Jaekim at Malverde:

Phunkwhatchaheard! Live @ Malverde in Austin

You can read more about JaeKim and Phunkwatchaheard! in the latest issue of Boy-Cott magazine. Just holler at the following PDF link and scroll down to page 8:

* Note: The show will be pre-empted for the next two weeks for Rice sports coverage, but they’ll be back to their regular weekly schedule on May 28. So, mark your calendars and hit up the show’s facebook and myspace pages for updates and links to the stream of the show.

Bonus: Here are some previous episodes to add to your collection:

week 43 (30 apr 09) feat. guest mix by DJ Pooks

Trus’me – Intro
Isaac Hayes – Ellie’s Love Theme
Norman Connors – You Are My Starship
Billy Paul – Let The Dollar Circulate
Steve Spacek – Let The Dollar Circulate
Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman
Convertion – Let’s Do It
Ignition – Secret Sunday Lover (Greg Wilson Edit)
Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around (Discolexic Edit)
U-Tern – Give It Up
Bill Withers – Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (K2 Edit)
Roy Ayers – Brand New Feeling (Timmy Regisford Remix)

week 42 (23 Apr 09):

lee dorsey- “a lover was born”
daktaris- “musicawi slit” pt2
donald byrd- “think twice” (mizell brothers remix)
betty padgett- “sugar daddy” (instrumental extended mix)
the arch cupcake- “gutter snipe”
elmore judd- “rats”
shawn lee- “whatever side you’re on”
towa tei- “taste of you” (feat. taprikk sweezee)
whodini- “magic’s wand”
mr. scruff- “kalimba”
jazzy jeff- “house of tribe” (k-dope main mix)
dj kiva- “seven sisters”
sharon jones & the dap kings- “how long do i have to wait?” (ticklah remix)

Gabe Vaughn – Gospel Mix – Part 2

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Gabe Vaughn - Gospel Mix Part 2

My good homie Gabe, a consummate crate digger, soul aficionado, and all-around awesome dude, dug deep in his music vaults and put together this incredible selection of gospel tunes.

[audio:http://www.rnb45.com/gabe/gospel_mix_part_2.mp3|titles=Gabe Vaughn – Gospel Mix Part 2]
¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (right-click and save as)

The tracklist can be found at the end of this post or on his blog. First, some backstory on my man Gabe.

Little known fact: My first ever DJ gig at a club was June 9, 2001 at a place on 6th Street in Austin called the Empanada Parlour. The party was to celebrate the launch of an online magazine/event promotions site called Suckarepellent.

The main event was outside on the big stage, with Bavu headlining a roster of Texas live acts and Firewheel quarterbacking the action on the decks.

My club debut took place in the small room indoors. There were four DJs on that bill. Three of us (myself, JD, and DJ Starsign) drove in from Houston the day before, making our way out of town just as Tropical Storm Allison came in and unleashed a hundred-year flood that practically drowned my hometown. The other DJ and lone official Austinite of the bunch, was a young dude named Gabe, who at the time went under the name Dr. Ekl.

I first met Gabe, then a producer and member of a collective of upstart MCs and writers called Arctectonics, through the radio show I used to do on KVRX called the House of Phat Beats.

I’d known him just as a young Hip-Hop kid, but that night at Empanada Parlour, he talked to me about his passion for older records. He did a set of funk and soul classics — Ohio Players, Marvin Gaye, stuff like that. I remember digging his set a lot.

Eight years later, Gabe is in DEEP. He’s always had a voracious appetite for music, and a superb ear for finding treasures amongst the masses of styles and sounds floating out in the wild. He’s made a name for himself as a member of the crews that host the The Second Sunday Sock Hop and the soon-to-be-renamed Waxploitation! parties in Austin.

Dude is really talented and knowledgeable, and you can tell that easily by listening to the selections he put together above. I used to play songs for him and his homeboys up at the radio show, but now (and really, for a long time now), I look up to him for what he knows and has taught me about music. I also feel blessed that on my first outing as a DJ, I witnessed an early stage of Gabe‘s musical journey, and that makes that night that much more special to me.

Enough of the sentimental stuff, tho. Scroll back up and download this mix. It’s chock full of great tunes, and it will make you feel good about life.

Here’s the tracklisting:

The Consolers – Glad To Be In The Number (Nashboro)
CBS Trumpeteers – Milky White Way (Nashboro)
The Birds of Harmony – Oh What A Good Time (Gospel)
The Mighty Gospel Giants – Waiting (Savoy)
The Melody Kings – I’m Saved (Movin)
The Six Trumpets – Set Me Free (Nashboro)
The Zion Trumpeteers – Lord I’m In Your Care (Box)
The Bibletones – You Know My Heart (Gospel)
The Hi-Way Q.C.’s – What Makes A Man (Peacock)
The Salem Travelers – Help Me To Hold Out (HA-LO)
Bill Moss & Celestials – I’ve Got A Satisfied Mind (Bilesse)
Traveling Kings – Sing On (Nashboro)
The Five (5) Stars – Be Yourself (Note)
The Mighty Clouds of Joy – A Friend In Jesus (Peacock)
Elete Jewels – Wicked Race (Simpson)
The Bibletones – I’ve Got It (Gospel)
Bright Stars – Jesus Keep Your Arms Around Me (Nashboro)
The Hi Way Que C’s – Lord Have Mercy (Peacock)

I’ve been on a house kick lately, so I was geeked when Joey Honey linked me (via the Dublin Bus Disco blog) to this ’80s house mix by Leftside Wobble, called Delirious Influences Part 1. Good, good shit. Peep:

¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (or click on the down-arrow at right in the audio preview above)

Leftside Wobble gives the mix a bit of context on his blog. Y’all should also peep the other posts on Dublin Bus Disco. Bunch of goodies all over that site.

Here’s the tracklist to Leftside Wobble‘s mix:

Fingers Inc – Mystery Of Love
Harlequin Fours – Set It Off
Nitro Deluxe – Let’s Get Brutal
T-Coy – Carino
The It – Donnie
Cultural Vibe – Ma Foom Bey
Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride
Blaze – Whatcha Gonna Do
Trak This – Intense (I’m Happy)
E.S.P. – It’s You
Arnold Jarvis – Take Some Time Out
Raze – Jack The Groove
Liz Torres – Can’t Get Enough
On The House – Pleasure Control

Peter Jay – Q&A: The Mix

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Peter Jay - Q&A The Mix

It’s been another shitty, cold, dreary, wintery Spring day in NY, and it’s really harshing my mellow. Luckily, Peter Jay uploaded his latest mix today, and the diverse goodness of it has helped lift my spirits. The Astoria, Queens (by way of BK and L.A.) DJ/producer has put together a great mix of soulful electronic beats and tunes with some classic splashes. Lots of different sounds in there to get into.

(It’s tracked and labeled for your musical organizing pleasure)

Here’s the tracklist:

Trus’me – W.A.R Dub
Clyde – Roll Of The Beast – Original Mix
George Kranz – Din Daa Daa (45 King Remix)
Jesse Rose – Forget My Name feat. Hot Chip – Original Mix
Motor City Drum Ensemble – SMK Pt. 2
Linkwood – What’S Up With the Drums__Underground_
Content (aka Jesse Rose) – The Tribute – Original Mix
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman
Shoes – Me and My Diva
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
DJ Rels – Don’t U Know
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Stripped Down to the Bone

For more on Peter Jay, holler at his myspace, or peruse his twitterings.

Also, here’s an interview he did last year with Soundwaves KPFK‘s Abraham Beltran in L.A.:

Mmmm. Zankou Chicken. That garlic sauce is made from some kind of high-grade narcotic. Damn, I miss L.A. I need some Tarna back in my life.

Texas folks who are fans of any kind of underground electronic/dance music, whether it be house, techno, broken beat, drum and bass or whatever, should already know the name Merrick Brown. Merrick, now a Chicago-based designer, DJ, artist, photographer, producer and recent daddy (phew!), is a legend of the Austin electronic music scene. He was instrumental in bringing cutting edge music to the city, both as a promoter and DJ at various club nights, and through records released by the labels he created and ran, Chalant Music and Teklite Recordings.

I spun with Merrick a few times at Get Broke, his pioneering weekly club night in Austin that brought a remarkable array of creative, forward-thinking dance music to the city during an impressive five-year run. Merrick (and Tyler and Wil) really made me feel at home, and I look back at those gigs as some of the most fun and enjoyable that I’ve ever done.

Way back in 2005, Merrick and Tyler invited me to spin with them at the Get Broke three-year anniversary, and I remember Merrick telling me that night that he was really getting into Dubstep and had been spinning it more and more. So, I was delighted to see that he posted a recording of a live Dubstep clash he did recently with Timid at Bass Goes Boom, Chicago’s first all-Dubstep monthly. Check it out below:

[audio:http://audio.merrickbrown.net/Timid_b2b_MerrickBrown_2009-04-03@BassGoesBoom.mp3|titles=Merrick Brown vs. Timid – Live @ Bass Goes Boom – 04.03.2009]
¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (right-click and save as)

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Reso & I.D – Torvus
2. Helixir – Narcotik Dub
3. Basic Channel – Phylyps Trak 2.2
4. Shed – Another Wedged Chicken
5. Pangaea – Mosaix
6. Taz Buckfaster – Marmalade
7. XI – Unfair
8. Ike Release – Modern Mythology
9. Kid Cudi – Day and Night (Widdler’s Dubstep Remix)
10. Caprice – Look Back
11. Martyn – Right? Star!
12. Sully – Heartbeat
13. DJ 2000F – You Don’t Know What Love Is
14. Flying Lotus – RobertaFlack (Martyn’s Heartbeat Mix)
15. Loefah – Root
16. Peverelist – Clunk Click Every Trip
17. Reso – Spooky
18. Elemental – Raw Material
19. DLX – Extinction
20. Emalkay – Explicit
21. Ike Release – Jenova
22. Kode 9 – Black Sun
23. Moderat – No. 22
24. 2562 – Kontrol
25. Coleco – That Feeling
26. Ike Release – Motor City Lights
27. Synkro – Don’t Know
28. TRG – Move Dis
29. Helixir – Helicraft
30. Technician – Get it Boyz
31. Zomby – Aquafresh
32. Joker – Digidesign
33. 12th Planet – Ptera Patrick
34. Skream & Cluekid – Sandsnake
35. Reso & I.D – Engram
36. F – The Untitled Dub
37. Ike Release – Modern Mythology
38. XI – Come Back VIP
39. Snoop Dogg – Sexual Seduction (Chimpo Remix)
40. The Specials – Ghost Town (DJG Bootleg)
41. Hektagon – Running Through (Elemental Remix)
42. DLX – Matter of Fact
43. Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox

You can follow Merrick on Twitter to keep up with his latest activities. He also still has tons of audio (dating back NINE freakin’ years) available for download from his archives. (There’s even a couple of Lil Tiger live mixes buried in there.)

Also, if you dig on Dubstep, check out DJ Suma’s LuvSIK mix that we posted earlier this week.

Seiji Mixtape

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Seiji March Mixtape

Shouts (as always) to the good dude Tetsuo at nutriot for calling my attention to this.

Seiji, the usually prolific producer/ DJ and key member of the Bugz in the Attic super crew, has been laying low lately, but he’s managed to quietly sneak a 30-minute mix online, and I’m all about it. Peep it here.

[audio:http://www.seiji.co.uk/file_download/3/Seiji+DJ+Mix+March+2009.mp3|titles=Seiji – March Mix]

Nutriot also posted a couple of new free tracks from Seiji that you can download. Head there to listen and grab the tunes.

Seiji got a thing for beats that fucking KNOCK. This mix does not disappoint. Not for the sit-stillers or the wall-huggers.

He squeezed some Funky House tunes in here, too. So, you know, I most certainly dig that.

UPDATE: Looks like Seiji posted the tracklist on his site. Here it is, for your convenience:

1. Ravin A / Seiji
2. Party Hard / Donaeo
3. Embrace The Martian (Seiji VIP Dub) / Crookers feat. Kid Cudi
4. Embrace The Martian (Seiji Acid Mix) / Crookers feat. Kid Cudi
5. Calm Down / Skank
6. Dance With Me (Seiji Rmx) / Waxolutionists
7. Juke Dat Girl (Greenmoney Instrum) / DJ Gantman
8. Yo Voy (Seiji Rmx) / Novalima
9. D..D..D..D..JAY (feat. Petty) / Buraka Som Sistema
10. Need U Bad (Seiji Rmx) / Jazmine Sullivan
11. Burnin’ / Coki
12. Tigerstyle (Footsie Rmx) / Tuby & Footsie
13. Spliff Dub (Rustie Rmx) / Zomby
14. Honey (Seiji Rmx) / Erykah Badu
15. Open Your Heart / Bar-Kays


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