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Push the Fader Radio – Season of Versions September 2012

Push the Fader Radio - September 2012

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More than a few people know I have a thing for cover versions. Both subscribers of the podcast and party goers alike know that I always like to keep a fresh batch of alternate versions in my bag.

After years of moving dance floors with songs that have become certified classics, new interpretations are breaths of fresh air. When a cover is so well done that it can stand up to the original, that’s a piece of gold.

This month’s Push the Fader Radio podcast highlights some of those versions. Songs that nod to the past, with an updated flavor. Perfect timing in my mind, as we make that transition from Summer to Fall and the season eases us in. In NYC it’s not cold yet, trails of the familiar summer are still there, but a little different. It’s almost like a seasonal cover or interpretation during this period.

Seasons change, mad things rearrange…

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Push the Fader Radio – Brazil Special August 2012

PTF Radio Brasil Special August 2012

*All Brazilian Vinyl Mix | Disco É Cultura

Welcome to the August edition of Push the Fader Radio – Brazil Special.

Earlier this year I took a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While in town, I was no doubt searching for the perfect beat!

What I found was a sea of beautiful records and a tremendous amount of music to go through when I got back to NYC, endlessly combing the crates for those forgotten gems. And really, I’m still just at the beginning…

This mix is put together entirely from records purchased during that trip. On this podcast you’ll hear some of my favorite Brazilian artists, classics and versions in Soul, Jazz, Samba, MPB y more!

From Brazil to Brooklyn, with love.

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Push the Fader Radio – March 2012

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I take the job of digging for musical gems very seriously. New and old, the lost get found.

I make sure to leave no rock unturned when searching for the perfect beat! Along the way, you find those tracks with beats that give you instant goose bumps or lyrics that seap into your mind so deeply, they seem to come to you first thing when waking up in the morning.

There still is plenty of brand new music being made, full of flavor, but these days, you have to look harder than ever for it. You want the goodness, then go and weed through the mediocrity to find it. That’s why it’s with such pleasure that I bring Push the Fader Radio to you each month.

It’s a look inside what’s been most played in my iTunes as of late, what sees the most burn on my turntables and what exclusive may have just come my way.

This month we have new and timeless music from Quantic & Alice Russell, Protoje, Action Bronson, Jamie Woon, Marc Mac & the Visoneers, Fela Kuti and much more!

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Push the Fader Radio (Latin Jazz Especial) – February 2012

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*All Vinyl Mix

From my studio to where ever you may be in the world- welcome to the latest installment of Push the Fader Radio!

This month’s  podcast is dedicated to two of my musical loves- Jazz and Latin music. The place where they meet is beautiful, artists from both genres lighting up each other’s sessions, running off of pure influence and inspiration.

From reading the backs of the LPs covers, you see certain Latin artists featured as session musicians, often on classic Jazz recordings, while more than a few Jazz players have recorded on timeless Salsa LPs. That blend has created some incredible music and this mix is just a few of those moments that I’ve been listening to lately. Enjoy!

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Push the Fader Radio – January 2012

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Fresh and new for 2012!

Push the Fader Radio is back this month, featuring a mix of both unreleased and classic selections of music in Soul, Jazz, Latin, Brazilian and Hip-Hop.

A good number of cover tunes played on this month’s show, from Tall Black Guy Productions‘ version of MJ’s Thriller with Renee Dion, to the Jazz Crusaders version of “Eleanor Rigby”. I got a thing for covers, especially when an artist can take a classic and make it their own.

Okay, enough talking, let’s get to the Center Bumps…to the great year to come!

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Push the Fader Radio – December 2011

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To be honest, I could have easily kept running back Robert Glasper’sAfro Blue feat Erykah Badu” for the entire hour of this month’s radio podcast. It’s one of them tunes! I can’t seem to stop repeating that one ever since I first received an advance of it at Electric Lady Studios a couple weeks back.

Still, that would be a major de-service to you all, simply because this months show is packed with that many goodies!

New, unreleased, exclusive and timeless music from The Robert Glasper Experiment, J.Rawls & The Liquid Crystal Project, Zaki Ibrahim, Tall Black Guy, Joe Blaxx + The Temptations, José James, Jamie Woon, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley and much, much more.

Tune in, download and enjoy! Happy Holidays to you and yours from the Push the Fader family!

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