Had a ball selecting 10 tracks for the Mixtape Club…dope concept, each curator hand picks 10 tasty tunes, no more, no less.
I present to you ‘Free’
My new mix update for the W Hotels DJ App is now available.
This mix is featured in the ‘Retreat Section’ of their App. Download it and stream the mixes on your iPhone here.
* for complete track listing, click the red square on the top left of player
* All Vinyl Mix | Cover Artwork by Andrés Jiménez
This month’s podcast mix comes to you courtesy of the Paris based website for all things soulful, funky and deep – Paris DJs. I’ve been checking for Paris DJs for a number of years now, always updated with the latest info on some of my favorite artists and releases.
When the opportunity came to do an exclusive mix for their site, I was more than happy to put this together. Below are a couple questions you may have regarding the mix and you’ll find the link to download it straight to your digital player here.
What are Center Bumps?
Center Bumps are tunes that I’m feeling that particular week and/or month. They are songs in constant rotation and highlight new and old music that I’ve dug up in that respective time period. I use to include charts in my mailing list emails and people would always write back asking how they could hear that music. Well, now you can courtesy of these monthly mixes.
Why did you choose to do an all Vinyl mix?
To be honest I’m still high off of Everything in Time being released on vinyl. Vinyl is still my favorite way to listen to music. I have so many gems that haven’t been released digitally, so it made sense to spread love the analog way.
Why Paris DJs?
Djouls and crew been putting it down for years on that side of the Atlantic, always keeping it fresh. With so many people in common, it was only a matter of time til we connected online for a release!
My man Oddisee’s productions only seem to be getting more and more epic as his catalog unfolds. Check him getting his Quincy on, complete with full live band, on “The Carter Barron“. Rock Creek Park, his forthcoming album is out on CD and Digital 9.6.11 and vinyl LP 9.27.11.
Maybe it’s the weather in NYC this time of year, or going to check out São Paulo’s DJ Nuts put down a very nice club set last Friday in NYC, nonetheless, nothing but Musica Brasileira has been coming out of my speakers lately.
Brazilian music is EVERYTHING! Big up my man + mentor on Brazilian grooves – DJ Paulão.
I love this record.
It just feels right! One of my all time favorite dance floor classics, “Give me the Night“, flipped so lovely. The fact that Erro enlisted Chubb Rock for mic duties (!!!) means instant CLASSIC. Brooklyn, BBQ, summer time anthem bizness…
*note: track listing is available by clicking the fourth button from the top left on the player above
I had a ball putting together this mix for the W Hotels DJ App that launched this week.
The premise was to take some of my favorite tunes (new and old) and blend them into a continuous mix, creating a musical atmosphere for the listener in the comfort of their pocket hand held.
My ‘Push the Fader – Worldwide‘ mix can be found in the ‘Living Room‘ section of the App, (screenshot below). You can also listen to the mixes online here. For more info on it check out the press release.
Relax and listen.
There’s something in the water in São Paulo, Brazil.
A circle of contemporary artists are making some lovely sounds, with a vibe that draws inspiration from ’70s Kingston, yet is undoubtedly their own. São Paulo’s roots run deep, and these artists of the now are pushing the music forward, capturing something new, yet keeping the vintage/analog flavor alive in their music.
Introducing Anelis Assumpção. You may recognize her last name from her father, the incredible Itamar Assumpção. Govermnent (name) aside, Anelis is making a mark of her own. Together with producer Beto Villares, Gustavo Lenza and Céu, among others of Brazil’s finest musicians, she’s cookin’ some some tunes that you need in your life. I heard her debut LP drops on Scubidu Records in 2 weeks, search it out. In between time, enjoy “Neverland” from “Sou Suspeita Estou Sujeita Não sou Santa“.
*LOVE the nod to the The Abyssinians “Satta Massagana” at 4:59. Classic!