Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mode. Radio Weekly Mix (Special Episode) #11--Frankie Knuckles--Boiler Room NYC Mix

Many of you may have heard the shocking news yesterday (or today) of the death of House music legend, Frankie Knuckles. Frankie died at age 59 from complications from type 2 diabetes. Up until his death, Frankie was still very active in the house music scene. A little bio on his life from Wikipedia:

"Frankie Knuckles (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014) was an American DJ, record producer, and remixer.He was born Francis Nicholls in the Bronx borough of New York City and later moved to Chicago. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in Chicago during the 1980s when the genre was in its infancy. In 2005, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements.
Due to his importance in the development of the genre, Knuckles was often known as "The Godfather of House Music",and as such the city of Chicago named a stretch of street and a day after Knuckles in 2004. In 2005, Frankie was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame."
One of his songs that always got me twisted on the dance floor was "The Whistle Song." Listen to it here: 

This weekly mix we are featuring comes from Bolier Room and it was released on May 2013 in NYC. Respect, Enjoy,  and RIP....

Monday, March 31, 2014

Debut Series 60--MsE--Just Playing Around--Prince vs Michael Jackson

For our last Debut Series, I have taken to the decks for a mix I did this week. I'm calling the series "Just Playing Around" because when I get behind the tables, I'm not looking to be a superstar DJ. I'm just playing around, mixing good music together. For this mix, I decided to go back to two of my favorite artists, Prince and Michael Jackson. I did the hits, but a couple of rare tracks too and some tracks inspired by or produced the artist themselves. Mixing's not perfect but I  hope you like me just playing around...

1. Sexy Dancer--7Hurtz and Peaches
2. Sexy Dancer--Prince
3. Sexy MF--Prince
4. Dancing Machine--Jackson 5
5. Don't Stop till You Get Enough--Michael Jackson
6. Working Day and Night--Michael Jackson
7. The Glamorous Life--Sheila E
8. Kiss--Prince
9. I Want to be Your Lover--Prince
10. Human Nature--Michael Jackson
11. Pink Cashmere--Prince
12. Can't Help It--Michael Jackson
13. Erotic City--Prince

Radio Ready--DJ Red (ATL)--Live Undead

DJ Red, aka Wayne Alan Baugh, has been on Mode.Radio plenty of times before. Well known in the south for his after hours in Atlanta, Red has been a key player in bringing house, disco, and funk to the masses. This mix I couldn't stop playing for a week. Enjoy!
1. Work It Out/ White Collar Criminals
3. West Side Love/White Collar Criminals
4. Bitch/Erik Bo
5. Ghetto Boy (original mix)/Christian Alvarez
6. Say What/Erik Bo
7. Its That Soul (original mix)/Wattie Green
8. Yeah Girl (Gramphonedize remix)/Sonny Fodera
10. Plastic Dreams (20 Year Tribute)/Audiojack, Kevin Knapp
11. Run Away (feat Jan Blomqvist - Dan Caster mix)/Nicone and Sascha Braemer

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #10--Deep Dish--Essential Mix/March 22, 2014

As many old scenesters/ravers may understand, there's one website that you always go on for links to DJ mixes. Everybody has one. Mine is lunarmagazine.com. I have friends on there and I was put on this mix by one of them. 

If you don't already know, Deep Dish are a duo of DJs and house-music producers consisting of Iranian-American members Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. Based in Washington, D.C., they are well known for providing house or dance remixes of tracks of famous stars such as MadonnaJanet JacksonCher and Gabrielle, and for their live DJing sets. Their collaborations and remixing abilities first came to attention with their seminal 1995 remix of De'Lacy's "Hideaway." Deep Dish's album Junk Science was released in 1998. The duo was nominated for a Grammy for Madonna's "Music," and won a "Best Remixed Recording" Grammy for their remix of Dido's "Thank You."[1] In 2006, the DJs disbanded and moved to solo careers. They have recently regrouped, and have released a new single "Quincy"

This BBC Radio 1 Essential mix was the first time the duo have DJed together on the radio show since 2003. I fell in love with it and it's been on my playlist for the month of March.
Enjoy this great mix!

01. Sascha Funke - Mango Special (Berlin Calling Edit) [Bpitch Control]
02. The Mole People - Break Night (The Lost Tapes 2009 Edit) [Strictly Rhythm]
03. Tiger Stripes - Keep A Movin' [Desolat]
04. Uner - Monday Afternoon [Diynamic]
05. Oliver Weiter - Angelus [Parquet Recordings]
06. Hanne & Lore - Supergirl [Monaberry]
07. Marie Claire D'Ubaldo - The Rhythm Is Magic (Todd Terry Rubber Mix) [Polydor]
08. Dubfire - Exit (Feat. Miss Kittin) [SCI+TEC]
09. David Lynch - Wishin' Well (Hot Since 82 Remix) [Sunday Best Records]
11. 4th Measure Men - 4 You [Area 10]
12. Oscar G. & Ralph Falcon - Dark Beat (Saso Recyd Remix) [MURK]
13. Paul Strive - Take This Sound [SCI+TEC]
14. Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann - Agua [White Label]
15. Alberto Tolo - Professional [SCI+TEC]
16. Sharam - My Way (Feat. Honey Honey) (Veerus & Maxie Divine Remix) [Yoshitoshi]
17. Sharam - Tripi (Feat. Manfred Mann's Earth Band) [Play It, Say It]
18. Maceo Plex - Conjure Balearia [Ellum Audio]
19. Deep Dish - Quincy [Virgin]
20. Chris Rusu - The Mission [SCI+TEC]
21. Lank vs. Cid - Coronal Mass (Luis Junior Remix) [microCastle]
22. Moderat - Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettman Remix) [50 Weapons]
23. ESS - Double O Two [ESS]
24. Murr - Dive Into the Deepest (Feat. Rosina) (Maceo Plex Remix) [Thoughtless Music]
25. Sharam & Anousheh - String Along (Dub) [Yoshitoshi]
26. Schubert - Gork [SCI+TEC]
27. Sian - Line Wave [Octopus]
28. Dominik Eulberg & Gabriel Ananda - The Space Between Us [Traum]

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mode. Radio Weekly Mix #9--Gilles Petersen--Sounds of Cuba Podcast

For this week's mix (and in honor of Gilles Petersen's set in SF; which I missed because of mommy-ness), I stumbled upon this podcast called the Sounds of Cuba. After investigating, I found out that there is an effort to celebrate Cuban art and culture through a group called Havana-Cultura. Gilles' connection is that he has created 2 albums with the group and also hosted a remix contest of one of the tracks on the album. Enjoy this mix featuring Celia Cruz, Danay Suarez, and more!

1. Grupo Algo Nuevo - Rompe Cocorioco
2. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Chekere Son
3. Kenny Dope Presents The Fantastic Souls - Que Se Sepa
4. Eliane Correa - Rumba Con Flores
5. Telmary - Mama Yemaya
6. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Arroz Con Pollo
7. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Agita
8. Alexander Abreu & Havana D'Primera - Me Dicen Cuba
9. Celia Cruz - Chango Ta Veni
10. Fito Foster - Salsa Part 1
11. Obsession with Vince Vella - La Manana
12. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #8--Black Coffee--Appreciation Mix

DJ Black Coffee is a well-known House DJ from South Africa. He has made lots of appearances in the States in places like LA, The Bay Area, NYC, Detroit, and Miami. He got his first start in 2003 as part of the Red Bull Academy and in 2005 he released his first album. He has had 3 albums since and this mix was an appreciation to his worldwide fans who gave him 700,000 likes on Facebook. Enjoy this mix!

Radio Ready--Gryphonness--Graduation Set part 2

Radio Ready is back with the second part of the Graduation Set from Atlanta's own, Gryphonness! Enjoy this great drum 'n' bass mix!


Ed Solo & Deekline Man Down
Camo & Krooked Anubis (Inside Info. Remix)
Rusko Hold On (Subfocus Remix)
Black Sun Empire Lead Us
Rene LaVice Headlock
Hybris Please Exist
Culture Shock Ohrwurm
Polyakov P.P.K. Resurrection (B-Power Mix)
S.P.Y. Seconds to Midnight
Rollz Capture Me
Lauren Pritchard Painkillers (Roni Size Remix)
DJ Fresh Louder (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix)
Dj Tiesto Kaleidoscope (feat. Jonsi) (High Contrast Remix)
High Contrast The Road Goes On Forever
Ebony Dubsters Ra (Original Sin Remix)
Dieselboy The Calling (Evol Intent and Ewun Remix)
DJ Hazard & D*Minds Mr. Happy
Freeze Guess Who
Mind Vortex Now It's Time
Maverick Sabre I Need (Brookes Brothers Remix)
Hybrid Minds Lost
dBridge Inner Disbelief
New Zealand Shapeshifter Monarch
Calibre Mirage
Ramses B Move On (Hosta Remix)
Brookes Brothers Snowman
Callide & Introspekt Path You Choose
Freestylers Painkiller (feat. Pendulum and SirReal)
Mt. Eden Oh That I Had
Kicks 'n' Licks Monsters
Flux Pavilion I Can't Stop
Magnetic Man I Need Air (feat. Angela Hunte)
Modestep Exile
Unquote Heavy Rain
Submerse Always, Like This
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour (Planas Remix)
High Contrast The Only Way There (feat. Selah Corbin)