Sunday, January 29, 2017

Soul of the City January, 2017 Mix

As some of you may know, I host a radio show on WXNA 101.5 FM here in Nashville called "Soul of the City." The show features the best and newest r&b neo-soul, hip-hop and more.

Once a month we are going to feature one show of "Soul of the City." The show has been edited to feature mostly the music, not the talking, or PSAs. Enjoy!

Incognito “I See the Sun”
The DangerFeel Newbies “Give Me the Sunshine (feat. Cleveland Jones)”
Jamiroquai “Seven Days in Sunny June”
Jill Scott “Golden”
Greg Dean “Unconditional Love (Feat Chantae Cann & Jarrod Lawson)”
Erykah Badu “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop) [feat. Common]”
Q-Tip “Life Is Better (feat. Norah Jones)”
The BlackSon and Mike Floss “Sara Tonen”
Common “Come Close (ft. Mary J. Blige)”
Van Hunt “Teach Me a New Language”
Hiatus Kaiyote “Molasses”
Childish Gambino “Redbone”
Solange “Don't You Wait”
Basecamp “Comfort zone”
Vikter Duplaix & Daniel Crawford “the one”
Jesse Boykins III “Earth Girls”
Vikter Duplaix “Looking for Love (Critical Point 58th Street Mix)”
Stevie Wonder “Tuesday Heartbreak”
Quincy Jones “Something Special”
Alicia Keys “In Common (Black Coffee Mix)”
Black Coffee “Whistling Joe”

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #76--Smalltown DJs--Best of 2016 Mix

Canada's Smalltown DJs have been around offically since the early 2000's and have been tearing up the West Coast ever since. We have had them on Mode.Radio once before and were super excited to hear their year end mix in December. Lots of good tracks from Anderson.Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Justice and more. Enjoy!

The Range - Florida
Louis the Child - From Here
20syl - Bet Dap Goom Bown
Anderson .Paak - Come Down
Flamingosis - Next To You
A Tribe Called Quest - Whateva Will Be
Jubilee - Opa-Locka
Drake - Controlla (DJ Theory Edit)
Sampha - Blood On Me
GoldLink - Fall In Love (feat. Ciscero)
Mac Miller - Dang (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Disclosure - Feel Like I Do
Satin Jackets - We Can Talk (feat. Emma Brammer)
Frank Ocean - White Ferrari (Alex Metric Edit)
Chromatics - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Romare - Who Loves You?
Justice - Safe & Sound
Rudimental - Healing (feat. J Angel)
Oliver Dollar - Go Down
Jakwob - Feel So Good
Jax Jones - House Work (feat. Mike Dunn & MNEK)
Justin Martin - Hello Clouds (feat. FEMME)
Kornel Kovacs - Josey's Tune
The xx - On Hold
Bonobo - Break Apart (feat. Rhye)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #75--DJ Spoony--Rinse FM Podcast, January 6, 2017

I was a fan of British Garage music when it first came to the States in the early 2000's. It didn't take off as well here as it did in the UK but some of the artist I still play frequently, including Craig David and MJ Cole.

I was looking for a mix to put on this blog and I stumbled upon this mix from DJ Spoony. Spoony has been active in DJ since the mid 90's and was a show host on Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show from 2003-2006. After his time at Radio 1, he did other radio shows and mainly did club events.

This mix was done for the Rinse FM podcast earlier this month. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #74--DJ Tabone--Nu Urban Rhythm and Soul Vibes

Mode.Radio's back for 2017 with some new mixes from great DJs!

As some of you may know, I've been doing a radio show here in Nashville called Soul of the City. The show features neo-soul, r&b, and hip-hop, so I decided for this 1st mix of 2017, I'd feature some of those similar sounds.

One of my favorite DJs is Atlanta's DJ Tabone. Well known for his neo-soul mixes, Tabone put our 12 short  mixes last December called the "12 Days of Mixmas." This mix is one of my favorites. It features unsigned and independent soul artists and mixes from 2016. Artists including Teedra Moses and mixes featuring Beyonce and more!

It's a short mix, but it's a good way to start 2017. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #73--Kimball Collins--Positivibes Vol. 1

Kimball Collins was a definite part of my 90's raver existence. The Florida based DJ helped to bring the Florida Breakbeat sounds out of the Orlando area to international acclaim. Kimball is still a producer and DJs all over the world.

This mix is from 1995 and was one of the first mix CDs from him. It's been recently rediscovered by us old school ravers and has been promoted on the internet recently.


1 Virtualmismo, Cosmonatica 
2 Hysteria (3), Love Nature '94
3 –Louding Crew Morigan 
4 –Bhasmantan Wicked
5 –Creative Sam Dance In Paradise
6 –Janice Robinson Children 
7 –Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way 
8 –JT Company Live My Life 
9 –Armante Love Me, Leave Me 
10 –Justine Want Me, Love Me
11 –Kamasutra Nightwall

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #72--DJ AppleJac--Unhooked Generation; Black Love Live 7/16/16

DJ Applejac has been a regular on Mode.Radio for many years and this mix I fell in love with this summer. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #71--Eastman Garcia for Intermission

It's been a whirlwind 2 months, but we're back with a good mix for the Thanksgiving holidays and all those slightly uncomfortable conversations at the dinner table.

San Francisco based DJ Eastman Garcia did a mix that reflects some of the feelings of how 2016 has been going...Enjoy!


  1. Kanye West - The Good The Bad The Ugly (Eastman_G Intro Bootleg Edit )
  2. Erykah Badu - Twinkle 2
  3. The Roots - Take It There ft. Wadud Ahmad
  4. The Roots - Livin In A New World ft. John John
  5. Kanye West - Crack Music ft. The Game
  6. Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst
  7. Jay-Z - Heaven
  8. Kanye West - Say You Will
  9. Mos Def - Kalifornia
  10. Mel & Tim - Keep The Faith (Eastman_G Bootleg Edit)
  11. Fitzroy - Philosophy