*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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* 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!
It’s been just over three weeks since Gil’s passing. Like all death, it is extremely hard to initially get the news, but as time goes on, we find ways to move on and the reality of someone passing fades, deep into our memories.
Well, to me, this one is different. The reality of Gil’s passing and the void that has been left with his absence, has been hanging over me since Friday, May 27th. Gil had a voice and spirit like no other- beautiful, soulful and real, with every word he spoke. Whether it was through his critique of America and the ‘deals in back alleys where politicians often hide’ or his call to unify the Black community, shining light on the injustices done to people of color, Gil did it like no other and to the death. Read the rest of this entry »
Make it a lovely one today! Thank you Mizell Brothers, Syreeta and Mr. Gary Bartz.
I’ve always been a firm believer that legends need to be honored and appreciated while they are still around to feel it.
Late last year, I hooked up with the good people over at The Roy Ayers Project, who are doing just that. Look out for their documentary film on Roy’s legacy coming sometime this year. It was an honor to give my two cents on Mr. Ayers’ prolific impact. I was featured alongside these heavyweights, who also champion Roy’s music to the masses on a regular basis – ?uestlove, Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, Bobbito Garcia, Andre Torres (Wax Poetics), DJ Premier, Waajeed and Ski Beatz, among others.
To stay up on the latest developments with the film, plug in here:
This is an oldie but a goodie- I cut this Jazz session back in 2005. It appeared as disc 2 on the double CD release, “Feel What I’m Feelin’“.
Long out of print, this mix has traveled to places and spaces as far and wide as Tokyo, Japan and London, England. For weeks it ran in its entirety on ScannerFM, 100.5 in Barcelona and it has received praise from some of the great artists that it pays homage to- Gary Bartz and Junior Mance, respectively.
For me, it was about the music- how much it spoke without saying a word. The blues roots, the spiritual jazz tributes and the clear connections to the modern day architects of sampling- it was all in there. It was a mix highlighting the genius and beauty of the artists and tunes you hear, yet weaving and blending them altogether as I would any of my DJ sets.
To date, I’m not aware of any other mixes with the same approach or feel and for me, this project was both a blessing and labor or love.
Hope it leaves you feelin’ as good as it left me when I put it together.
* for track listing, click here (scroll down to CD-2)