Monday, June 2, 2014

Mode. Radio Weekly Mix #13--Kryptonica DJs--The Journey--Chillout

Summer is coming...It's not too hot and not to cool and I figured this would be a great time to get a chill relax mix for those warm days. Kryptonica Sonya and Kryptonica Cesar together we are called Kryptonica djs. They are from Milan, but they started their dj career in London back in the 90's. 
Their independent label is called "KRYPTOFABBRIKK RECORDS"  and their style is normally indie, house, and tech house, so this chill mix is a departure. Enjoy!

Getting ready for a big move and dealing with the end of my school year..

Hey Mode.Radio Fans!
Seems like I've been apologizing for delays in updating this blog since my daughter was born. I guess life really does change when you have kids, but one thing that hasn't is my love for electronic music. I'm planning on continuing to maintain this blog as long as I can with the latest in good music.

Well, y'all, another change is coming next month...I'm moving. Mode.Radio and myself will be moving to Nashville TN for my husband's job relocation. As a ATL girl, I'm super excited to get back closer to home. Plus this move is closer to my husband's family. But I'm also sad because the Bay Area is an amazing, beautiful place. It was an adjustment living here at first, but after a while, the crazy, beautiful Bay became my home. To be honest, though, you've got to pay to play here and sometimes the price is very high...

I'm dealing with this as school (teaching is my real job) is ending in a couple of weeks. Mentally I'm in summer mode now and have spent hours picking out and listening to some amazing mixes. Look out for links to mixes from my Soundcloud group, some (really good) mixes from some Nashville DJs, (maybe) a good bye Bay Area mix, and some returns of old favorites.

Summertime...where the living is easy :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #12--?uestlove Live @ Boiler Room NYC

Greetings Mode.Radio Fans!
It's been a couple of weeks because I've been on a whirlwind Spring Break trip to AZ, GA, and TN with a 2 year old. Marinate on the drama for a sec....

While I was gone, I downloaded this mix from ?uestlove and couldn't take it out of my ears. It's from a year ago and all the tracks are J Dilla in honor of the anniversary of his passing. There's no tracklisting, but you don't need it. Give it a listen and enjoy!

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 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]