Sunday, November 15, 2015
I first met Justin Bright in 2001 when he was DJing drum 'n' bass in Atlanta and had played on my radio show "Subterranean" on WRAS 88.5 FM. A versatile DJ, Bright has played all kinds of genres in Atlanta, Colorado, and many other places. Justin has opened for artists such as Justice, Ferry Corsten, Josh Wink, Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, and Audiofly.
This mix was done on Halloween this year at The SoundTable in Atlanta and it' s a great set of techno loveliness. There's no tracklisting, but trust me, you will enjoy this!
Sunday, November 8, 2015
After a 2 year break, Tomiie has come back with his latest album "New Day." This mix was done at the release party for that album at the great Dommune club in Tokyo. There's no tracklisting for this set, but it's beautiful deep house, chilled goodness. Enjoy and find out more about Satoshi Tomiie at http://www.satoshitomiie.com/
Monday, October 12, 2015
So last week I featured Erykah Badu mixing and while looking for that, I found Brazilian-based, International DJ Nyack. I saw this mix, downloaded it, and for and hour and a half I was in pure joy. I love Erykah Badu and this set made my Saturday evening of cooking. :)
A little about DJ Nyack. He started DJing at 23 and got his first international gig in 2011 at Coachella. He has DJed in the states, Argentina, Brazil, the UK, Germany, and more. In his home of Brazil, he's well-known as a hip-hop DJ and his website has lots of mixes expressing his love for hip-hop and R&B. Check those out at http://djnyack.com and Enjoy this mix!
Tracklisting (all tracks with no artist names are Erykah Badu's):
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Radio Ready is back with a mix from our dear friend, DJ Red aka Wayne Alan Baugh. If you have been a listener of Mode.Radio, you know that Red is a well-known Atlanta DJ and party lover, known especially for his late night parties. In honor of his set at the Alchemy Burn, near the Georgia-Tennessee border, Enjoy the deepness...
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Some of you may know that Ms. Erykah Badu is not only a world renown artist, but she's also a DJ :) Known by the alias of DJ Fat Belly Bella and Low Down Loretta Brown, Badu has been DJing out for many years. This mix was done 2 months ago after all the bad events happening to African-Americans here in the states. This mix is meant to empower and soothe the soul. As the Dallas Observer said "Badu dug deep for an 80-minute mix called "Feel Better, World!" that uses a selection of tracks by Donny Hathaway, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and a host of others (including Badu herself) to paint some kind of image of hope. It starts dark and dissonant, clattering through Gary Bartz's avant jazz and James Brown's bleak "King Heroin" before making its way towards some kind of light at the end of the tunnel, where Hathaway suggests that "some day we'll all be free." Of course, Badu put it pretty succinctly herself when she posted the mix to Mixcloud over the weekend: "ALL OVER THE GLOBE...KEEP WALKING TALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE. THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF HEALING.... I CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY SELECTED HIGH FREQUENCY TONES FOR THE SOUL.... PLEASE LISTEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
LOVE, ms. badu."
Enjoy and look out for her next mixtape soon. There's a track floating around the net of her covering Drake's "Hotline Bling" that's really hot.
Tracklisting1. The Blessing Song — Gary Bartz
2. Come in to Knowledge — Ramp
3. Africano — Earth Wind & Fire
4. My People… Hold On — Eddie Kendricks
5. King Heroin — James Brown
6. Lord Help Me — Donny Hathaway
7. Blessed — The Emotions
8. See the Light — Earth Wind & Fire
9. When There is No Sun — Sun Ra
10. Visions (Inner Visions Live) — Stevie Wonder
11. Sack Full of Dreams — Donny Hathaway
12. The Blessing — Michael White
13. World Keeps Turning — Erykah Badu
14. Third Eye — Roy Ayers
15. Watching Over — The Emotions
16. Brazilian Rhyme — Earth Wind & Fire
17. Love’s in Need of Love — Stevie Wonder
18. Some Day We’ll All Be Free — Donny Hathaway
Monday, September 7, 2015
Happy Labor Day Weekend! I'm a little sad this weekend because I wasn't able to make to Atlanta's annual House in the Park event yesterday. I had plans, but as with most Labor Day weekends, friends come in town and such.
What's House in the Park? It's an annual event featuring the best house DJs in the South, nationally, and Internationally. It started in Atlanta in 2005, and has grown to massive heights in the past 10 years.
So to cure my sadness, for the weekly mixes, I'm going to feature the deep house music that was played yesterday at the park during the month of September. My first artist is Stan Zeff.
Stan Zeff was born in London and currently lives in Atlanta. He frequently DJs throughout the states and in England. He's a part of the Tambor Party crew, playing shows in Atlanta, NYC, Detroit, Miami, and more.
This mix was done at Music Room 327 in Atlanta in March. There;s no tracklisting but it's full of deep house goodness.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
You can't claim to be a house head and NOT know Larry Levan. This legend dominated the NYC scene with hos regular gigs at Paradise Garage, causing many of his fans to refer to his sets as "Saturday Mass." Even though Larry passed away 23 years ago, several of his mixes still are played and replayed to show what a true house music set was.
Levan started out in the early 70's playing disco with Frankie Knuckles in many a NYC underground club. In 1977, he started his residency at Paradise Garage. He stayed at Paradise Garage until it closed in 1987. Levan was also a remixer, remixing such classics as "Ain't Nothin' Goin On But The Rent" by Gwen Guthrie and "Heartbeat" by Taana Gardner. Just as he was making a comeback in the early 90's with remixes and sets for Ministry of Sound, he passed away of a heart condition in 1992.
This set was recorded in New York in 1991. There's no tracklisting but it's a solid set.