31 December 2010

OTBP Vol. 010 "Leaving The House"

As we wrap up the year, I decided there was time for one more episode of OTBP in 2010.  The idea behind this mix was to step away from the house vibe I've been rocking on many of my mixes of late.  This time I dove into some lounge, midtempo, and chill beats.  I definitely had a good time digging in the crates to put this show together.  Rather than give run down of the artists on the mix, I simply want to wish all of you a Happy 2011 and thank you tremendously for all the continued support for OTBP.

OTBP Vol. 010 "Leaving The House"

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01. DJ Eurok | Libertad
02. The Dining Room | You
03. DJ Krush | Lunation
04. Farid | Sunday Paper
05. Honny & The Bees Band | Psychedelic Woman (Bonobo Remix)
06. DJ Spinna | So Live
07. Friends From Rio | Super Legal
08. DJ Mitsu The Beats | Spireedome 2004
09. Edan | I See Colours
10. The Herbaliser | Serge feat. Philippe Katerine
11. DJ Cam | Pure Pleasure
12. Sulley, Oscar & The Uhuru Dance Band | Bukom Mashie (Quantic Remix)
13. Natural Self | Raise The Game
14. Jurrasic 5 | Swing Set
15. DJ Food | Gold In My Pocket
16. Afronaught | Take You There
17. Crazy P | Reach Me (Hot Teddy Mix)
18. Kaos | Bang Bang (Culture Groove Mix)
19. Herbert | Foreign Bodies
20. Dust Brothers | If You Kling To Me I'll Klong To You
21. Fatboy Slim | You're Not From Brighton
22. Deee-Lite | Picnic In The Summertime
23. Exodus Quartet | Tribute To. Mr. Cool
24. No Luck Club | Koolkat
25. Nicola Conte | Dossier Omega
26. NW1 | The Band Played The Boogie

Moncef :: Monfresh Sessions #201 "Best of 2010"

This is episode #201 of Monfesh Sessions by my good friend Moncef.  This is his selection of the best house tracks of 2010.  Moncef is a very talented DJ and producer who runs his an online record store called Monfresh Recastow, has a radio show at Handz On Radio, and a wonderful music website called Monfresh.  He original hails from Morocco but currently resides in the DC area.  I used to DJ with him in the early 2000s at a club in DC called Andalu.  In fact, I plan on trying to get a recording of a live set we did together posted soon to OTBP.  If you get a chance, you should subscribe to his blog because you are guaranteed to hear great music. 

Monfresh Sessions "Best of 2010" - Dec 2010

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01. Adam Cruz | Really Love You | Mixtape Sessions
02. Roy Ayers & Bah Samba | Positive Vibe | (Roy’s Groove) | Favouritizm
03. Margaret Grace | Hope You Feel Better | (Teddy Douglas Re-Mastered Extended Mix) | Save Your Soul
04. Storm Queen | Look Right Through (Vox) | Environ
05. FCL | Let’s Go Seven | We Play House Recordings
06. Atjazz & Fred Everything | Back Together (Fred Everything’s Lazy Days Original) | Lazy Days
07. Alton Miller | Can’t Hide It (Tony Lionni Remix) | Prog City Deep
08. Jimpster | Inside the Loop | Freerange
09. P’taah | This Is Imaginary (Original) | Street King
10. Fabio Genito | Ayahuasca (Organic Mix) | Vega Records
11. Kasper Bjorke | Alcatraz (Jimpster Dub) | Push Communications
12. Gypsymen | Hear The Music (Ospina & Oscar P NYC Mix) | Inhouse
13. KiNK | E79 | Ovum
14. Randolph | Earth 2 God (Aybee’s Blakslap Mix) | Still Music
15. Joey Negro presents Akabu | Another Generation (Joey Negro Extended Mix) | Z Records
16. Soul Purpose | The Nervous Track (M’s Re-Play) | Soul Purpose
17. Jeremy Sylvester | Feel the Music (Vocal Mix) | Love House
18. Benedetto & Farina feat. LT Brown | I’m So Grateful (Ray Jones Vocal Remix) | Reelgroove
19. DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson feat. Dama S. | Dama S. Salon (Bonus Beats) | Defected
20. Grant Nelson vs. Sister Pearl | Brazilian Knights Bang The Drum (Moncef’s Mashed Up Edit) | Unreleased (Grant Nelson played this on his Housecall show)
21. The Djoon Experience feat. Kenny Bobien | Old Landmark (Greg Gauthier Dance Culture Mix) | Cheers
22. Wattie Green | Sea Lion Woman (Real Time Hand Motion Remix) | Flapjack
23. Karizma feat. Monique Bingham | Good Morning (Kaytronik Remix) | Strictly Rhythm
24. Dennis Ferrer | Hey Hey (Attention Vocal Mix) | Objektivity
25. Nathan X & Cuebur | So Far Away (Lars Behrenroth Instrumental / Remix) | Deeper Shades Recordings
26. JD 73 feat. Miss Modest | Pure Gold | Z Records

30 December 2010

Alexander Barck (Jazzanova) :: Based On Misunderstandings 2009

This is the third mix in as many days from Alexander Barck.  Like I was saying before, I never had heard a set from him until days ago and I can officially say now I'm hooked.  Enjoy this mix from 2009.

Based Upon Misunderstandings - 2009

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Motorcitysoul :: New Years Eve @ Cocoonclub

Here's a recent mix I ran across from a very talented duo named Motorcitysoul.  I have recently been buying tracks and remixes by them and have been very impressed.  Here's some background on them:

Motorcitysoul is the deephouse production-joint from Matthias Vogt (re:jazz, INFRAcom Records) and Christian “C-Rock” Rindermann.  The project is named after the german motorcity (Ruesselsheim, Frankfurt, the Opel (GM) headquarter).

The one-man company Motorcitysoul has turned into a duo. Let’s say the Pet Shop Boys of deep house (me being Neil Tennant!).  Thanks to the Rocker for the smooth transition - one became two: We are Motorcitysoul!

New Years Eve @ Cocoonclub

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29 December 2010

Blast Kid :: Snap Your Fingers

Introduction by Blast Kid:

"If you feel like patting your feet, pat your feet. If you feel like clapping your hands, clap your hands. And if you feel like taking off your shoes, take off your shoes. We are here to have a ball."

No words could've better set the mood for this mix than Art Blakey's introduction from the legendary Jazz Messengers concert in jazz club Birdland in the mid fifties. Blast Kid selected and mixed some of his favorite hard bop, latin jazz, bossa nova and nujazz tunes to introduce you to the sound of Snap Your Fingers, LDBK Radio's jazz show (formerly known as Pulsations - http://ldbk.eu/listen). Snap Your Fingers is also the name of a jazz dj duo consisting of The Groove Gardener and Blast Kid The Jazz Kid.
More: http://twitter.com/blast_kid

Snap Your Fingers - December 2010

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01. Art Blakey | Introduction
02. Mose Allison | One Of These Days
03. Kenny Dorham | Sao Paulo
04. Mark Murphy | Senor Blues
05. Lalo Schifrin And Orchestra | Boato
06. Oscar Brown Jr. And Luiz Henrique | Barra Limpa
07. Richard "Groove" Holmes | Dahoud
08. Wayne Shorter | Adam's Apple
09. Donald Byrd | Pentecostal Feeling
10. Nicola Conte | A Time For Spring
11. The Five Corners Quintet Ft. Okou | Blue Cycles
12. Nat King Cole | Calypso Blues
13. Andrew Hill | Mira
14. Joe Cuba Sextet | La Palomilla
15. Horace Silver Quintet | Jungle Juice
16. Sahib Shihab | I'M A Fool To Want You

Alexander Barck (Jazzanova) :: Om:Cast 008

This is Om:Cast 008 by Alex Barck.  It's a very groovy mix that I thought you'd enjoy.  Below is an excerpt from the article found at the Om:Cast website.

Jazzanova, there is always a lot to account for. "All the time, we have to explain to people what the sense in all of this is“, says Alexander Barck, one of the DJs of Jazzanova, with an ironic grin on his face. „Sometimes it’s funny to us, because we never think of it that way. We love music, we listen to a lot of music – old, new – and we like to make music. And that’s just it: A playful interaction with it.”

This may sound plausible, but it actually is a huge understatement, because this club collective of six belongs among a small, worldwide group of innovators, when it comes to Dancefloor, NuJazz, Broken Beat, to modern Folk und Soul. Around the globe, DJs and vinyl freaks adore Jazzanova. Their remixes for Masters At Work, Fat Freddys Drop, 4Hero or
Ursula Rucker are gems. But the six guys from Berlin have also enjoyed the feat of treating the most different of source material with respect and to simultaneously give it an unmistakable Jazzanova sound signature for such diverse artists as Lenny Kravitz, Common, Azymuth or Calexico.

Their mentor Gilles Peterson, the British Top A&R, radio personality and founder of the label Talkin Loud, immediately recognized their talent and, shortly after their first release, contacted the guys about doing a remix for the Japanese ‘United Future Organization’. Soon after, Jazzanova were booked solid for years to come and conquered the dancefloors of the world and their listener’s hearts with their own productions and remixes.

The ability to bring together different styles and their enormous effort and input into research and the ability to put to work all possibilities, is not only widely respected throughout the international music community, but also constantly drives themselves to be a step ahead. At the same time, their music is truly authentic and works just as well at the Montreux Jazz festival as in the illegal basement club of your girlfriend’s cousin“, as Cornelius Tittel, arts & culture editor of the German newspaper “Welt am Sonntag” writes. Whereas other producers have eight different pseudonyms, all working on one and the same stylistic groove, the six Berliners are always "Jazzanova" – coming up with an honorable, otherworldly, unpredictable mix of styles at all times.

Om:Cast 008 - February 25, 2010

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J-Boogie :: Christmas Cozy

The maestro of atmosphere, J-Boogie, delivers a sexy holiday fireside mix full of all around good vibes and cozy beats. Mushroom Jazz and Om Lounge fans are sure to dig this!
“I like to give, so here’s a free mix good vibes, downtempo and cozy beats to get you through the holidays. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus for the rest of us.” – J-Boogie
Christmas Cozy - 2010

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01. Jimpster | B Mine
02. Boozou Bajou | Sign (DSL Mix)
03. Fat Freddy’s Drop | Big BW
04. Zeb | Rude Boy Style
05. Electric Wire Hustle | Thank You Steve (Instrumental)
06. Loné | Sea Spray
07. NickNack | Out of Water (Inf Remix)
08. DJ Center | Center’s Groove
09. Sade | By Your Side (Cottonbelly Remix)
10. BreakBot | Make You Mine
11. Owusu and Hannibal | Le Fox
12. B. Bravo | DanceMadlib | Pyramids (Change)
13. Wayward Saints | Here We Go
14. DJ Devastate | Dont Stop ft. Segerfalk
15. Souleance | Le PlaisirPablo | Super Sweet
16. Wayward Saints | Dream Merchant (Noel Zancanella remix)
17. Rithma | Freaky (JT / Tim K Dub + Remix)

28 December 2010

Jazzanova :: We Love House BOMU

Let's make it back to back mixes by Jazzanova today.  Here's a mix I recently came across that it's quite deep and quite lovely.  BTW, BOMU is "Based On Misunderstandings".

We Love House BOMU - 2010

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01. Mark E | Fazer
02. Nomumbah | Like A Rainbow [Dub]
03. Stee Downes | No Retreat
04. Two Banks Of Four | Junkyard Gods (Ingrid Eto's Tribute To Sadkin Dub)
05. Roland Appel | Secrets Arto Mwambe Remix
06. Soulphiction | Cargo (Losoul Remix)
07. Ingrid Eto | Adult Movie (Eto Mix)
08. Soulphiction | Ghana Wadada (The Lost Men Remix)
09. Roland Appel | New Love (Tuff City Kids Remix)
10. Eva Be | She Walks Alone (Marcus Worgull Remix)
11. Lars Bartkuhn | Goodbye Dancing Hello God (Arto Mwambe Remix)
12. Mark E | Smokescreen

Shur-i-kan :: Live @ RTS.FM 17-Dec-10

This is the latest mix from Shur-i-kan.  I have this mix a heavy rotation right now as I run the streets of São Paulo.  Over the past couple years, I've really become a fan of his work; both DJing and producing.  He has a monthly radio show called Dark Energy Radio Show which I highly recommend.  Here's some background on him according to Discogs.com:
"Shur-i-kan’s trademark blend of musicality with cutting edge electronic production has been turning heads and gaining fans for a number of years now.
An accomplished keyboard player Tom cut his teeth working in various jazz funk bands in London and to this day is still a long time member of improvisional dance super group The Bays. As a producer however, Shur-I-kan was first discovered by legendary DJ Tom Middleton (Jedi Knights, Global Communication), who released the debut track "Niomi's Dream" on the seminal Jedi's Night Out compilation for Mixmag.
Shur-i-kan has been a long time and key contributor to Jimpsters’ Freerange Records label (voted Best British Label 2007 by DJ Mag readers) - a relationship that started with the dreamy jazz influenced "Advance" (2001), and the more dance orientated follow-up album "Waypoints" (2004) and continues with a string of classic house EP’s that include “Living Inside”, “I Want It”, “Special Powers” and “Future Fantasy”.
Representing the deeper side of house, Shur-I-kan’s distinctive acclaimed productions have been in heavy demand having remixed the likes of Akabu, Trackheadz, Miguel Migs, Milton Jackson and Fred Everything amoungst others. Recently Shur-I-kan has ventured into techier territory with his much lauded Berlin Rising EP on Defected imprint Physical Graffiti and forthcoming releases on Urban Torque, Freerange and Winding Road Records.
Now considered amongst the top of the new wave of deep house producers/djs, Shur-I-kan with fans including Ben Watt, Funk D’ Void, Spirit Catcher and Jimpster. Shur-i-kan has been building a reputation as a formidable and exciting international DJ and has traversed the world many times rocking crowds from Tokyo, to LA with his deep and jackin’ sound."
Live @ RTS.FM - December 17, 2010

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Alexander Barck (Jazzanova) :: Live @ La Paillote, Italy

This is a live mix from Alexander Barck of Jazzanova and Sonar Kollektiv. Now Jazzanova needs no introduction.  I have been a huge fan of their music for years and years.  They are masters and remixing and original production.  If you have the time, I highly suggest you take a look at their discography.  You'll find gem after gem.  I've never heard Alexander Barck spin before but after listening this mix, I'm a believer.  The mix starts out pretty deep and I believe it may even have a sample of Bruce Springsteen song (go figure).  A little further in, it enters into a hip-house type track followed by something a bit synthpop-ish.  The vocals throughout the mix are very nice.  In fact it's refreshing to hear some deep house with full on vocals that aren't über-cheesy. About halfway into the mix, he drops Jaydee's Plastic Dreams.  Two things regarding this song:  first it is still a classic.  It was originally released in 1992 and blew me away the first time I heard it.  The second thing is that for whatever reason I have been running across this song a lot lately.  Maybe it's coincidence but it's sort of like when you learn a new word, you are bound to hear it often.  After Plastic Dreams, the mix continues its lovely ways and dives into a techy vibe.  It finally ends with some disco goodness.  My final word is that it gets two thumbs up and deserves a listen.

Live @ La Paillote, Cagliari, Italy - June 25, 2010

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27 December 2010

Mark Farina :: Indian Stories Part 2

This is the December edition of Mark Farina's monthly mixes.  It's jam-packed with promos and new goodies.  Farina recently released the seventh edition of Mushroom Jazz.  I also checked his website and saw that he has an iPhone app as well.  It's amazing how far technology has come.  Who would of thought 10 years ago that DJs would have their own apps that run on your cell phone??!!

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01. Miles Maeda | Addicted Me | Amenti
02. Fish Go Deep | Home | Go Deep
03. Clean N Blak | My House | Promo
04. Carlos Cres | Electric Piano | Midwest Hustle
05. Colette | On A High (Sonny Fodera Mix) | On A High
06. DJ Goofy | Dream Of You | Greenhouse
07. Arco | Special Things | Salted
08. DJ Sneak | Still My Thing (Hector Moralez Mix) | Magnetic
09. Ryan Truman | Pants And Shirts | Dufflebag
10. Jeff Doguler and Balu |  Chapter 29 | Promo
11. Terry G. | Mystic Jazz | Promo
12. John Pridgen | Steady Makin' Hits | Promo
13. Pancho Warwick | Sylin' | Great Lakes Audio Promo
14. Monoman | Destiny | Yakuza
15. Lurob | Gingerbread | Dufflebag
16. Atnarko and Amp, Romana Arcaini | Never Go Away | Promo
17. King Kooba | Smoke This | Promo

25 December 2010

Avery :: Don't Stop The Love

I recently uncovered this mix in my collection of mixes.  The first half of it is all disco tracks that I started adding to my vinyl 10 years ago.  I got on a kick of trying to find some of the old classics that I recognized but didn't know who actually made the record.  The first track is a classic by Class Action.  The next seven tracks jump around from the years of 73-80.  The mix then jumps into some deep house while keeping a little of the disco intro that started the mix.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

Don't Stop The Love - June 02, 2001

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01_ Class Action | Weekend
02_ B.T. Express | Express
03_ Glen Adams Affair | Just A Groove
04_ ??
05_ Loose Joints | Is It All Over My Face?
06_ Billy Brooks | Fourty Days
07_ Herbie Hancock | Chameleon
08_ Moodymann | J.A.N.
09_ The Phonkticians | I Am Me
10_ Mr. Egg Germ | Intuit (Stay Kidd's The What Dub)
11_ Kemetic Just | See The Light
12_ Rhythmcentric | New School Fusion (Part 1)
13_ Rhythmcentric | New School Fusion (Part 2)
14_ Stacy Kidd | He's The One feat. Tracy Hamlin
15_ ??
16_ ??
17_ Soul Providers | Try My Love (T-Kolai Andalu Mix)

23 December 2010

Crazy P :: Live @ Bar Rumba Dubai

This is a recent set from Crazy P live at Bar Rumba in Dubai.  It was recorded December 2nd, 2010.  To put it simply, this mix is AWESOME.  It is a mix of disco, funk, house and more.  In my opinion, it's exactly how a live set should be these days.  It jumps around through various genres without clashing but instead flowing exactly how it supposed to.  If you are looking for something to groove to for the next 2-3 hours, I highly recommend this set.  Unfortunately, there's no playlist but hey...who cares when a set is this good??!!

Here's some background on Crazy P quoted directly from Discogs.com:
Crazy Penis (often referred to as Crazy P) are an house/disco group from the UK, formed around 1995 by Chris Todd and Jim Baron, when they met at university. By 2002 the band expanded to include bassist Tim Davies, percussionist Mav, and vocalist Dannielle Moore.
Live @ Bar Rumba - December 02, 2010

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12 December 2010

OTBP Vol. 009 "Summer Comes Early"

It's been about 2 months since this last episode of OTBP.  This one is the shortest one I've done and it is without any commentary.  I made it with the mix cd in mind for those of you who wish to burn it to an 80 minute disc.  

It starts off with a couple older tracks and one of my personal favorites Searchin' by 33 ⅓ Queen, who is DJ Mandrill from my hometown of DC.  When I did a little research I found out that it samples Searchin' For Some Lovin' by Debbie Trusty and A Guy Called Gerald's Blow Your House Down. Throughout the next several tracks the energy picks up quite a bit.  Another jammin' track I still love that I brought out of retirement for this mix is My House by Aaron Carl.  While the original mix is the most famous, I love this dub.  Tracks number 8 & 9 bring a techie feel to the mix and an old school Roland TB-303 acid line.  I have to give credit to LBS for turning me on to Solid Groove and specifically Won't Stop on track 12.  For those of you who want a trip in the way back machine, check out House Nation.  It was originally released in 1986.  Speaking of giving credit, I definitely have to give a shout out to Johnson for showing me Kelly G's Go Down Moses.  It's a very cool vocal house track.  The last four tracks bring the vibe to a deeper level.  Hope you enjoy.  

I have some other good news… I located the missing OTBP episode 5 and will be posting it soon.

OTBP Vol. 009 "Summer Comes Early"

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01_ Rick Wilhite | Roots Of Detroit (Revise)
02_ 33 ⅓ Queen | Searchin'
03_ Surrealism | So Much
04_ Juan MacLean | Planets (The Revenge Lost Groove)
05_ David Ospina | People (Main Mix)
06_ Funky People | Funky People feat. Cassio Ware (MAW Mix)
07_ Aaron Carl | My House (Dub O'Funk)
08_ Cappio Bros. | Caffeine 4 Daze
09_ CSY & Stripes | Somethin'
10_ Havana Cultura | Afrodisia (Rainer Trüby Remix)
11_ Rene Amesz | Corlander
12_ Solid Groove | Won't Stop
13_ Martin Beume | Slowly But Steady
14_ The Housemaster Boyz | House Nation
15_ Rick Wilhite | What Do You See (Ricky's Groove Mix)
16_ Giggs | Talking The Hardest (DJ Q Remix)
17_ Paperclip People | Throw
18_ Phonic Funk & Teika | Remember When
19_ Robert Owens | I'll Be Your Friend (Def Instrumental)
20_ Kelly G | Go Down Moses (Silk's Spiritual Anthem)
21_ Angel Moraes | Welcome To The Factory (Journey Mix)
22_ Kerri Chandler | Rain
23_ Kink | Tropic
24_ Theo Parrish | Soul Control

11 December 2010

Johnson Lee :: Free Form 11 "For Jo"

Johnson dedicated this edition of the Free Form series to our friend Jo, who was taken from us at a very young age.  It is an excellent collection of lounge, jazz, downtempo, hip-hop, and some sprinkled in comedy.  I definitely give it the seal of approval.

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Johnson Lee :: Free Form 10

This edition of Johnson Lee's Free Form series starts off on a real nice house vibe that just keeps going and going.  It varies from garage, deep, tracky, jazzy, and more.  That being said, it is quintessential Johnson Lee style.  Again, I really wish I had a playlist to share with you but also true to Johnson Lee style, the playlists are few and far between.  He recorded it back in 2002 and I hadn't listened to this mix in quite a long time... maybe 6 years.  After revisiting it, it's definitely back in full rotation.

Free Form 10 - 2002

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06 December 2010

Avery :: Spiral Effect

I recorded this mix back in 2002.  It's a montage of deep and tracky house that sort of meanders all over the place.  The mix opens up with The Club Track by Trackheads.  I particularly like the vocals the guy has because it really sums up how I'd see most people moving from club to club trying to find out where the fun or action was.  Later on in the mix is an original track I wrote called What I See.  The horns on The Beaujolais Files by Afronaught are unmistakable and always get me moving.  Track number nine is by the Banji Boys but not to be confused with the other Banji Boys (Armand Van Helden).  Of course there's a couple obligatory Moodmann tracks... His tracks always seem to find their way into my mixes.  Finally,  the mix ends with an Afrobeat track from the 70s and Gwen Guthrie's Seventh Heaven track from the 80s.

Spiral Effect - 2002

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01_ Trackheads | The Club Track
02_ ??
03_ ??
04_ John Ciafone | Everyday
05_ Avery | What I See
06_ Induceve | Monolevel
07_ Afronaught | The Beaujolais Files
08_ Do It Interlude
09_ Banji Boys | Keep On Movin' 2002
10_ Mike Grant | Baby Wants to Ride
11_ Marques Wyatt | For Those Like To Get Down
12_ Moodymann | The Third Track
13_ ??
14_ Intruder | You Got Me
15_ Moodymann | ??
16_ Shina Williams and His African Percussionists | Agboju Logun
17_ Gwen Guthrie | Seventh Heaven

24 November 2010

Johnson Lee :: Free Form 8

Part 8 of the Free Form series is quite a bit shorter than the rest but jammed packed with great tracks.  It starts off very chill and relaxed with some lounge tracks but then quickly picks up the pace with some jamming deep house.  He wraps up the mix with some more lounge tracks for 42 minutes of Johnson Lee magic.

Free Form 8 - 2002

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13 November 2010

Moodymann :: Live Radio Nova

This edition of the guest mixes brings us one of my favorite producer/djs: Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann.  I've been collecting this man's music since 1995 and I have yet to be disappointed.  His mysterious hypnotic style of production with a signature Detroit sound is unique and unmistakable.  I could go on and one about how much I really love his music but instead I want to share this mix from 1995 when he played live at Radio Nova in Paris.  From beginning to end it is pure KDJ goodness.  For those that aren't very familiar with him, sit back relax and prepare to be blown away.  For the rest of us, it's time to enjoy what we know is coming.

Live Radio Nova Paris - 1995

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[00:00] Marvin Gaye | Distant Lover (Live Version) [Motown]
[02:00] Moodymann | I Can't Kick This Feelin When It Hits [KDJ 6]
[09:00] Moodymann | Yesterdays [KDJ 5]
[14:30] IO | Claire [Mo Wax Excursions]
[19:55] House Of Jazz | Lose My Mind [Urgent Music Works]
[23:00] Moodymann | Midnight (I Like To Know) [Soul City]
[30:30] Sade | Surrender Your Love (Kenny Larkin & Stacey Pullen Remix) [Illegal Detroit]
[39:30] House To House | Taste My Love [Police]
[40:25] House Of Jazz | Hold Your Head Up [Urgent Music Works]
[45:00] Jump Cutz | Welcome To The Disco
[49:30] Blue Boy | Sandman
[53:00] Theo Parrish | Lake Shore Drive [Elevate]
[58:00] Marvin Gaye | Got To Give It Up
[59:00] Moodymann | I Can't Kick This Feelin When It Hits (Outro) [KDJ 6]

07 November 2010

Johnson Lee :: Bangin' (Side B)

Side B of this mix starts off with some lounge, it progresses into a DnB vibe, and then moves back to house.  After listening to this again, this side sounds like the precursor to the Free Form series he started only a year later.

Bangin' (Side B) - 1999

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Johnson Lee :: Bangin' (Side A)

As I've been digging through my old cassettes, I've been running into some great mixes of late.  This mix I'm brining you is the very first mix I ever received of Johnson Lee.  He recorded this back in 1999.  Let me tell you, true to the title it is definitely BANGIN!  I don't have a playlist but I can attest that this mix just doesn't stop coming at you.  When I first got it from Johnson, I used to have it on heavy rotation in my car.  In fact many times when LBS and I were headed downtown, this would be the mix to get us ready for the night.

Bangin (Side A) - 1999

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Saeed & Palash :: Chamber Of Sound (Side B)

Here's side B of the Chamber Of Sound mix I dusted off from my old collection of tapes.  Like I was saying on A side of this mix, I don't know who mixed each side.  This side had more tracks that weren't as mainstream in the underground circuit.  The mixing is not as smooth/tight but it's still a very good listen especially for those looking to take a trip in the 'Way Back Machine'.

I didn't have as much success putting together the playlist.  If anyone can assist, I'd be greatly appreciative.

Chamber Of Sound (Side B) - December 1993

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01. Goodmen | Give It Up
02. ?? | ??
03. Moby | Go
04. ?? | ??
05. ?? | Waiting For You
06. ?? | You Need Someone
07. Sagat | Fuk Dat
08. ?? | You Got To Have Dreams
09. Matrix | Get Out
10. ?? | Need My Love
11. R.A.W. | Unbe
12. ?? | ??
13. Smooth Touch | House Of Love
14. ?? | Sexual Deviance
15. ?? | ??

Saeed & Palash :: Chamber Of Sound (Side A)

Here's a blast from the past mix that I ran across when dusting off my old mixtapes.  It was recorded December 1993 by Saeed & Palash.  I'm not quite sure who mixed each side.  However, it's jam packed with great tunes from the time.  This tape is especially memorable for me.  I believe I got it from LBS, who got it from our friend Nam L.  That's the way it went back then.  We had copies of copies and with each copy the hiss was even stronger.  I tried cleaning up this recording in the studio.  Anyhow, back in 1994 I had my first radio show at St. Mary's College.  I used to play tracks from this mixtape on almost every show.  It was quite interesting trying to mix from a mixtape to CD to vinyl and back again all on a radio studio mixerboard.  Incidentally, I don't know what the original name of the mix but what I had heard was Saeed and Palash had a residency of sorts at an old underground club in DC called the Chamber of Sound (925 5th St. NW).

As for the tracks, I did the best I could from memory.  Feel free to comment on any missing info for artists and track names.  Rather than me run through all the anthem tracks on this mix, I'll just say that if you were going out to the club scene in 93/94, you would have been rocking to these songs over and over.  Ahh... the memories.

Chamber Of Sound (Side A) - December 1993

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01. Jam & Spoon | Stella
02. The Goodmen | Land Of Haze
03. Jam & Spoon | Stella
04. Jaydee | Plastic Dreams
05. Smooth Touch | House Of Love
06. Wildchild | Jump To My Beat
07. Gabrielle | Dreams
08. ?? | Give You Love
09. ?? | ??
10. Robert Owens | I'll Be Your Friend (Def Instrumental)
11. House Of Gypsies | Samba
12. ?? | Follow Me
13. Underground Goodies | Lonely
14. ?? | ??

04 November 2010

Avery :: Live @ The Battery 88.1FM WMUC

This is a live recording from a set I did at 88.1FM WMUC "The Battery".  It had been about 3 years since my last radio show at the station and I was asked to come do a guest set by host Mike Fiorita.  Around this time I had been experimenting in my sets by mixing it up with all kinds of genres instead of the straight forward house or lounge set.  I started this mix with some funk, moved on to some jazzy lounge, worked my way into deep house, then to some broken beat, and finally ended with some jazz.  Anyhow, the quality of the archive isn't as nice as I'd like but it'll have to do.

Live @ The Battery - 11.21.03

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01. Billy Brooks | Fourty Days | Music-Dex
02. The Vibrations | Shake it Up | Chess
03. Chakachas | Jungle Fever | Polydor
04. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra | Che Che Colé | Daptone
05. Olayton & Fulcrum | Soul Fan | Om
06. Dizzy Gillespie | Mateca (funky lowlives rmx) | Verve
07. Esc | Hard to be Patient | Seminal Emissions
08. The Procussions | Leave Her Alone | Procussion Sound
09. Sun & Soul Shades | Goldmine | DNH
10. Freaky Afronaught | Playon' On My Bone-a-Phone | Fair Park
11. Pepe Bradock & Michelle Weeks | Distorted Echos | KIF
12. DJ Vitamin D | It's The Shit | Look At You
13. Ciudad Feliz | Your So Nice | Silver
14. Pepe Bradock | 18 Carat | KIF
15. Raw Deal | Blues For Brother | (white)
16. DJ Cam Sound System | I'm A Rasta | Inflamable
17. Nina Simone | True Messengers | (white)
18. Al Green | Love & Happiness (Magnetic West Remix) | (white)
19. Funkanova | Wood, Brass and Steel | Jazz Funk

29 October 2010

Johnson Lee :: Free Form 7

After an upbeat part 6, Johnson chills it out in part 7.  This mix ranges from very chill lounge, jazz, latin, funk, and more.  I find myself listening to this mix on a nice long car ride or when I'm chillin' at my house. I think a nice glass of wine and warm summer breeze compliment it very well.

Free Form 7 - 2002

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28 October 2010

Stretford Dogs Club :: Doggin' After Midnight

To be honest with you, I am not to familiar with Stretford Dogs Club.  However, I recently ran across this mix and was pretty impressed.  I'd definitely suggest that you give it a listen.

Doggin' After Midnight

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01. Be | Pass It On | Development Music
02. Mr V | Jus' Dance (Cosmic Ritual Dub) | Sole Channel
03. Ame | Fiori (Dixon Beat Edit) | Innervisions
04. Larry Heard | Deja Vu (Musaria Mix) | Innervisions
05. Chymera | Ghosts | Connaisseur Records
06. Mattias Kaden | Mascleta (Affkt White Fear Mix) | Vakant
07. Delano Smith | Ancestors | Kolour Recordings
08. Basto Grub & Aldo Kadiz | Eleccion | Desolat
09. The Deep | Dom Dom | Deeply Rooted House
10. Metro & Sebo K | Saxtrack (Reboot Twisted Fist remix) | Cecille
11. Flash Atkins | Make Your Move (AtJazz Remix) | Paper Recordings
12. Classic Man | Here's The Sample | Nervous Records
13. Mary Jane Coles | Simple Things | Real Tone Records
14. Black Magic | Dance (Do That Thing) | Strictly Rhythm
15. Basto Grub & Aldo Kadiz | Me Sabe a Porro | Desolat
16. JASC | Victory Dance (NTFO's Remix) | Pura Music
17. Eddie Leader | Try To Remember | Hudd Traxx
18. Butch | Lamprophony | Cecille
19. Pirupa | Get Funky | Cecille
20. Makam | You Might Lose It (Kerri Chandler Kaoz 623 Remix) | Sushitech Purple
21. Da Funk | Where Is Your Head (Ivan I & Raygun Remix) | 2600 Records
22. A Hundred Birds | Black Water (Dub Mix) | Wave Music

26 October 2010

Avery :: Step Into The Light

Recorded in July 2003, this mix takes its listeners on a trip through house tracks from 90s and a little bit of disco at the end.  It starts off with "Long Hot Sexy Nights" by the infamous Moodymann.  A little later is a track off the very first EP by Naked Music NYC, who later formed the very popular Naked Music Recordings.  "Babarabatiri" track by Gypsymen (Todd Terry) is a house remix of a famous Cuban song by Beny Moré.  "The Bounce" by Kenlou needs no introduction.  To this day, it is one of my favorite tracks.  The mix ends with two disco bangers by Jimmy "Bo" Horne and Double Exposure.  Unfortunately like some of my other mixes from my collection, I no longer have the original playlist, so I named as songs as I could remember.

Step Into The Light - July 2003

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01 / Moodymann / Long Hot Sexy Nights / KDJ
02 / ??
03 / Naked Music NYC / I'll Take You To Love / Ton-A-Records
04 / ??
05 / ??
06 / Rasoul / Wishing / Large
07 / ??
08 / Rasoul / Wishing / Large
09 / Gypsymen / Babarabatiri / White
10 / ?? / Make It Funky
11 / The Brand New Heavies / Close To You (Old School Hard Core Dub) / FFRR
12 / East 17 / House Of Love (Murk Main Mix) / London Records
13 / Romanthony / Da' Change / Black Male Records
14 / Kenlou / The Bounce / MAW Records
15 / Easydelics / Berimbau De Osahna (Freeform 'Catedraticos' Reform) / NRK
16 / Thompson & Lenoir / Can't Stop The House / House Jam Records
17 / Jimmy "Bo" Horne / Spank / Sunshine Sound Disco
18 / Double Exposure / I Got The Hots For Ya / Salsoul

21 October 2010

Johnson Lee :: Free Form 6

Here we find part 6 of the Free Form series by Johnson Lee.  It starts off with a sample from the old Kung Fu TV series and some groovy house.  A few tracks in it jumps around with some lounge, hip-hop, and light dnb.  A little while later, it's back to some deep house jams.  Throughout the rest of the mix it stays with house music but also keeps getting better and better.  You are left wanting more when you reach the end.

I remember when Johnson first hit me up with this edition of the Free Form series and since then this has been one of my favorites.  Maybe because I'm such a house head but I think more so it's because of his track selection, impecable mixing, and great programming.

Free Form 6 - 2001

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Avery :: The Unseen Horizon

Recorded in February 2003, "The Unseen Horizon" takes a voyage through many styles of house.  It starts out on a harder, driving theme highlighted by Natural Rhythm's "Fall".  The mood shifts to a slightly disco-ish vibe with the Kings of Tomorrow track "The Session".  A few more tracks further into the mix brings us to a very cool track:  Twilight by Mustang.  I enjoy it's hypnotic melodies along with its thick percussive rhythms.  Almost like it was meant to be, the 3rd Eye remix of Roy Ayers melts right into the mix.  If memory serves correct, it was Rise Ashen who did this bootleg.  After a few moments in this deeper mood, things switch up to a more tribally jazzy vibe.  Claude Monnet - "New Jazz Soul" was quite a hit at the time.  It seems like in the early 2000s, you could never go wrong with a Cooly's Hot Box track.  "Cooly's Wages" is a funky deep jazzy track that I played at several venues back then.  When the Deep Swing "Shelter" track drops, things have moved towards the garage style.  Finally the mix ends with two classic tracks.  "Show You Love" by Romanthony and "Voices In My Mind" by Voices.  Both of these tracks were and still remain anthems.  They are the type of tracks that gave me goose bumps when I first heard them out late night at a rockin' night club.

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01 / Hanayo / Joe Le Taxi / Bio
02 / Natural Rhythm / Fall / Dufflebag
03 / Kings of Tomorrow / The Session / Strictly Rhythm
04 / Deep Brothers feat. Michael Watford / You Got Me / Azuli
05 / Flytronix / Free From You / Farout
06 / Mustang / Twilight (Freedom Soundz Re-edit) / Visions
07 / Tribute to Roy Ayers / 3rd Eye / Easy Breezy
08 / Bitch Kreek / Doin Alrite / Pagan
09 / Claude Monnet / New Jazz Soul / SSOH
10 / Cooly's Hot Box / Cooly's Wages / Sole
11 / Chaka Khan / Never Miss the Water (Piratebrain rmx) / Piratebrain
12 / Deep Swing feat. Xavior / Shelter / Soulshine
13 / Bucketheads / Come and Be Gone / Henry Street
14 / DJ Sampler / Kult Records
15 / The Sandsharks / Feel Alright / Aztonk
16 / Romanthony / Show You Love / Azuli
17 / Voices / Voices / Ministry of Sound

DJ Stylus :: Refuge

Recently I've seen DJ Stylus "The Vibe Conductor" popping up everywhere.  I first met stylus when I was DJing for an underground hip-hop radio show "The Nocturnal Sound" at 88.1FM WMUC at University of Maryland College Park.  DJ Stylus is one of the members of the infamous Soul Controllers and I witnessed first hand his skills behind the decks and behind the mic.  What struck me as very cool is that we would get into conversations on some of the latest hip-hop tracks out then start talking about hypothetical science in Star Wars and end up on some debate on politics all while sitting in the studio.  A few years later I ran into Stylus at a guest gig he did at Andalu where I was a resident at the time.  Little did I know that his skills ran deep beyond hip-hop.  He rocked the crowd with a slew of sounds including house, soul, funk, downtempo, and more.  He is indeed The Vibe Conductor.  Recently I posted a great mix by Quantic live at The Do-Over.  I was turned on to the mix from the one and only Stylus.  He just got done with a west coast tour which including a set at the Do-Over.  Unfortunately, nobody pressed record and I can't bring you that mix.  However, thanks to Señor Stylus I bring you this mix from a party he was doing last year in DC called Refuge.  If you indeed like good music, then you must listen to Stylus whenever you get the chance.  I also highly recommend that you check out his active blog The Vibe Conductor.

Much respect to DJ Stylus.

Refuge - November 25 2009

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01. New Sector Movements | Para
02. Stevie Wonder | As If You Read My Mind
03. Root Soul feat. Vanessa Freeman & Mike Patto | Spirit of Love (Phil Asher’s Restless Soul Boogie Mix)
04. Eddie Kendricks | Date With The Rain
05. OK-Ma | Bwoygal (Lanu Remix)
06. Atlantic Starr | Circles
07. Jamiroquai | Soul Education
08. Ne-Yo | Nobody
09. Ty | Wait A Minute (Dwele Remix)
10. Little Dragon | Constant Surprises
11. Kaidi Tatham | I’m High
12. Reel People | Ordinary
13. Quantic | Mishaps Happening (Quantic Beat Mix)

16 October 2010

Avery :: When It Was Yesterday

When I recorded this mix in 2002, it was inspired by a big collection of early 90's house music that Johnson came across at his store Joe's Record Paradise.  Johnson gave me a ring and I spent the next several days pouring over 1000's of records.  I found many tracks that I loved back in my early days of going out to the nightlife in DC in the early 90's.  I decided why not make a mix with only music from 10 years ago.

One song that I really love on this mix is The Way I Feel by Mijan.  I don't think I ever heard the song played out live but I know I rocked it.  I think it really got slept on.  Lift Him Up by Funky People is one of those gospel-esque house tracks with an infamous 90's bass line.  Things get very energetic with Find Our Way by Key To Life.  As an hommage to Little Louie Vega, I had to play Shut Me Out by Louie "Balo" Guzman.  I originally hear the track on the United DJs Of America Vol. 2 mix Vega did and was forever trying to hunt down the vinyl.  It took me years to get it.  One Of Those Nights by Norma Jean Bell made me realize that NJB and KDJ (Kenny Dixon Jr.) seem to have released several versions of the same songs over the years.  I'm definitely not complaining because I love the tracks.  The last several tracks on the mix pay respect to my days listening to 92Q (Baltimore radio station) and going to the Paradox.  These tracks were on heavy rotation.

When It Was Yesterday - June 18, 2002

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1 / Bust People / What Must I Do / Gee Man Wax
2 / Mijan / The Way I'm Feelin' / Smack
3 / Funky People / Lift Him Up / Funky People
4 / Key To Life / Find Our Way (Breakaway) / Sub-Urban
5 / Louie Balo / Shut Me Out / Empire State Records
6 / The Brand New Heavies / Sometimes (MAW Remix) / FFRR
7 / Norma Jean Bell / One Of Those Nights (Late Night Mix) / Pandamonium
8 / ??
9 / DJ Sneak / Message Of Love / Cajual
10 / Those Guys / Good Vibrations / Basement Boys
11 / Thompson & Lenoir / Can't Stop The House / House Jam Records
12 / Lindell Townsell & M.T.F. / Get With You / Mercury
13 / Cajmere / Brighter Days (Underground Goodie) / Cajual
14 / Robin Breaks / I Get Dubbed / Dansa
15 / Barbara Tucker / I Get Lifted / Strictly Rhythm
16 / Roach Motel / Movin' On / Junior Boy's Own

Mark Farina :: Filmstrip Lesson

This edition of our guest mixes is a new mix by Mark Farina originally published on his podcast.  Farina was one of my favorite DJs for years and years.  I sort of lost track of him over the past five years or so and haven't listened to any of his mixes.  After one listen, I'm definitely hooked (again).  This is the dubby jazzy house style of Farina that I loved hearing from him back in the late 90s.  I'm happy to see/hear that he hasn't lost his touch.  I highly suggest, for those of you (like me) who haven't heard him in a while, that you download this one and give it listen.  Good stuff.  Since this mix is littered with promos and unreleased tracks, you DJs out there will have to what a while to buy some of these tracks.

Filmstrip Lesson - October 2010

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01 / Freaky Behaviour / The Swimming Moonlight / Promo
02 / Erik Bo / Be Yourself Beta 2010 / Promo
03 / Derek Dunbar / Drop Back / Promo
04 / Corduroy Mavericks / Sing To Swing (Frankie J’s “Be Fly” Mix) / Deepfunk
05 / Wattie Green / Love Break / Flapjack
06 / Arco / First Time / Flapjack
07 / All For One (Original Mix) / Vernon & DaCosta / Homecoming
08 / Alex Auguello / Human Beings
09 / Trevor Vichas & Tommy Largo / Come To Swing / Promo
10 / Kane Ian / Close To You / Dustpan
11 / Shane Maher / Play My Piano / Chronic Beats
12 / Wally Callerio / Better Take 3 / Dufflebag
13 / Quell / Army Of Lover (Miles Maeda Mix)
14 / Metodi Hristov / Living In A Different World / One Thirty Rec
15 / Inland Knights / Not Alone / Drop Music
16 / Paulet Gauffe / Giom & Dunbar (Giom Mix) / Amenti

Johnson Lee :: Free Form 5

Part five of the Free Form series by Johnson Lee brings us this funky jazzy lounge mix.  The first few of the Free Form series were mainly house oriented but Johnson goes digging deep into his never ending vault of records on this one.  The first song I believe is a lounge remix of an old rap song.  When he first showed me the album it was from and I was pretty blown away on a what a cool job they did taking some gangster style rap songs and turning them into cool downtempo jazzy tracks.  This is definitely a cover to cover mix.  I suggest you pour yourself a nice drink, settle down in a cozy spot, sit back, relax, and enjoy.  He's going to take you for a ride.

Free Form 5 - 2001

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15 October 2010

Avery :: Abstractions 2

This is part two of my Abstractions series.  Recorded in 2003, the concept behind the Abstractions series is a blend of different musical styles put together in a way you wouldn't have heard before.  It's recorded with three turntables, songs, beats, spoken word, humor, and with my arrangement.  You'll even find my comic hero Richard Pryor along with those crazy guys from The Firesign Theater.  It's a pretty off the wall combination of music and words and I still enjoy listening to it today.

Abstractions 2 - February 2003

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1 / Gang Starr / Dough In Advance
2 / Digable Planets / Where I'm From (instrumental)
3 / INI / Fakin' Jax (instrumental)
4 / Al' Tariq / Do Yo' Thang (instrumental)
5 / Showbiz & AG / Next Level
6 / Pumpkinhead / Wack Emcees (instrumental)
7 / Alkaholiks / Likwidation
8 / Lace Da Booms / Cut That Weak Shit (instrumental)
9 / Godfather Don / Fame (instrumental)
10 / Peanut Butter Wolf / Run The Line feat. Rasco
11 / ??
12 / The Herbaliser / The Blend
13 / Jurassic 5 / Lesson 6 The Lecture
14 / Reflection Eternal / Fortified Life
15 / ??
16 / Mr. Scruff / Shanty Town
17 / ??
18 / The Last Minister / Feel Free

14 October 2010

Johnson Lee :: Love Connection

This installment of the OTBP guest mixes bring us "Love Connection".  It was distributed on a great day...namely the wedding of two of my best friends Johnson & Gladys Lee on August 26, 2006.  It is a dope mix that goes all across the board.  You'll find house, lounge, latin, middle eastern, and more throughout the journey.  In classic Johnson Lee style, I have no playlist for you wonderful listeners.

Love Connection - August 26, 2006

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13 October 2010

Quantic :: Live At The Do-Over

I recently ran across this live Quantic mix on the recommendation of my buddy DJ Stylus - The Vibe Conductor.  Quantic is one of my favorite producers & DJs.  His style and skills are of the charts.  Rather than me give you my take on this amazing mix, I'll quote DJ Stylus.

"DUMBING OUT on the selections. Download this and thank me later… I need more spaces where I can be this daring with programming a set. Fearless! Sin miedo!!"

The party was part of the infamous Do-Over series in Los Angeles.  It was originally posted here on the Do-Over blog.

Quantic :: Live At The Do-Over - Sep. 16, 2010

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10 October 2010

Avery :: The 10-10-10 LBS Reprise

On the 10th day, of the 10th month, 10 years from the original recordings, I decided it was time to pay tribute to some amazing mixes LBS made early in his career as a DJ of house music.  The recordings themselves have been lost but I found the playlists for the mixes.  When I recorded this reprise mix, I kept all the songs in their original order.  However, there were a handful of tracks that I do not possess so they had to be omitted and a few songs may differ in the actual version LBS originally played.

The first mix by LBS was entitled "As The Smoke Clears".  It was LBS' big step onto the house scene.  This deep, hypnotic mix took DC by storm.  It quickly gained momentum and DJs and fans from cities across the U.S. quickly fell in love with his style.  Looking back on the tracks 10 years later, it's easy to see why it was so successful.  It is jam packed with classics.  When you have St. Germain, Critical Point (aka Vikter Duplaix), Phlash (aka Phil Asher), Mondo Grosso, and The DHJ Project all on one CD, it's time to press play and enjoy.

A few months later, LBS came back stronger than ever with "Cross Cultural".  He kept it super deep again on this mix.  Here you'll find big house names such as Nick Holder, Glenn Underground, Alexander East, Vikter Duplaix (who was on the first mix, too), Solar House, Atjazz, Mike Delgado, Kerri Chandler, and Larry Heard.

Only weeks later, LBS recorded "Take It Sleazy".  This mix starts off with a well known track, "Raise The Dead" by Kimbu Kimra.  Probably my favorite track off this mix is "What's Your Number" by Ian Pooley remixed by Jazzanova. Other popular artists of note on the mix are Atjazz, Greens Keepers, Miguel Migs, Kojak, Li'Sha (Lisa Shaw), and Black Science Orchestra.

The 10-10-10 LBS Reprise

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Part 1 - As The Smoke Clears
Originally Recorded - June 14, 2000
1 / Julius Papp / Control / Estereo
2 / Marcus Todd / Y2K Funk / Kool Groove
3 / Critical Point feat. Vikter Duplaix / Messages / MAW
4 / St. Germain / Rose Rouge / Blue Note
5 / Phlash / Participate feat. Marcus Beeg / Estereo
6 / Deja Vu / Soul Innuendo / Afterhours
7 / Rosalyn Evans / Come Closer / Bumpin City
8 / BRS / Shuff (60's Jazz Mix) / Cyclo
9 / Sandy Rivera & Jose Burgos / The Calling / Under The Counter
10 / Mondo Grosso / Souffles H (King Street Club Mix) / Nite Grooves
11 / The DHJ Project / Your Spirit feat. Avis Berry / Look At You

Part 2 - Cross Cultural
Originally Recorded - August 16, 2000
1 / Calm / People of the Sun and the Earth / Wave
2 / Nick Holder / Feelin' Sad Remix / DNH
3 / Glenn Underground / Operation Jaz House feat. Mike Saxon / Nite Life Collective
4 / Alexander East / Hazy Shade of Love (Deeper Sugar mix) / Afterhours
5 / James Perri / The Power / Enchante
6 / Fresh & Low / Especiale / Black Vinyl
7 / Vikter Duplaix / Manhood / Groove Attack
8 / Solar House / The Roots / Large
9 / Little Big Bee / Searchin' (AtJazz Remix) / Yellow
10 / Homecookin' / Lazy Days / Sole
11 / Nightsource / Some Love / Large
12 / Mike Delgado / Jazzmania (B.S.O. Remix) / Nuphonic
13 / Kerri Chandler / Relax Have A Spliff / Flipside
14 / Eddy & Dus / Starlite / SSOH
15 / Larry Heard / Missing You / Track Mode

Part 3 - Take It Sleazy
Originally Recorded - September 5, 2000
1 / Kimbu Kimra / Raise the Dead (Atjazz mix) / Mantis
2 / Addvibe / Feels So Good 2nite / DFR
3 / Mary J. Blige / Deep Inside (Kojak mix) / MCA
4 / Miguel Migs / Take Me to Paradise / Naked
5 / Ian Pooley / Whats Your Number (Jazzanova mix) / Nuphonic
6 / Greens Keepers & Atjazz / Video Days / Static
7 / Solar House / Got 2 B U / Large
8 / Black Science Orchestra / Sunshine / Afro Art (test)
9 / Li'sha / That's Why I'm Here / Yoshitoshi
10 / Aquanote / True Love / Naked