Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #41--Crockett & Tubbz (DJ AppleJac and DJ Jaycee)--The Mixtapes Vol. 1 & 2

If you grew up in the 80's and 90's, these two guys above were the coolest characters on TV. Crockett and Tubbs from NBC's "Miami Vice" were slick undercover cops who brought pastels and 2 day old stubble in style.

That slick style is what DJ's AppleJac and Jaycee of Atlanta are bringing in their mixtape series "Crockett and Tubbz." They have done two mixes and we have them both here on Mode.Radio (since we haven't done a post most of this month). We last featured DJ AppleJac in January, 2012 with this mix. Here's a little info about the mixes and DJ's:
"There are some things that just go together perfectly. Peanut butter and jelly. Lemon and lime. Vodka and orange juice. Those pairings may all be of the food and beverage variety, but something more SoulBounce's speed is the joining together of DJ homies Applejac and DJ Jaycee who've united as Dunny Crockett and Reekardo Tubbz for Crockett & Tubbz: The Mixtape, Vol. 1. The Atlanta-based turntable masters have been friends for over 20 years and are two experienced DJs who've performed together and solo extensively at home and across the country and world. With a wink and nod to the Miami Vice characters from whom they borrowed their new nicknames, Applejac and Jaycee came up with the concept of Crockett & Tubbz to celebrate the sounds of the 1980s banging everything from R&B and pop to soul, funk, hip hop and more"

There's no playlist for Crockett & Tubbz: The Mixtape, Vol. 1 because Dunny and Reekardo wanted to keep it a surprise, but you'll find choice cuts on here from Sade, George Michael, Prince and many more throwback favorites

 For Volume 2 of this series, Dunny Crockett (Applejac) and Reekardo Tubbz (Jaycee) have returned with another dose of the same, from Billy Ocean to Billy Joel.

Enjoy both these mixes!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekly Mix #40--DJ Marky--Fabriclive Promo Mix--June 2015

This has been one crazy week. Personally, I went to the Bay Area, came back, and went to visit fam bam in Kansas City 3 days later. Nationally, there was a horrific murder in Charleston, SC and Same Sex marriage became law. Regionally (here in the southern US), the Confederate flag started to be taken down., starting in Alabama of all places.

So what does this have to do with the mix I'm featuring today. Nothing. BUT...

I have been listening to it hard core this week. It helped me zone out when I was angry and numb about Charleston and helped me celebrate that my friends and family can now marry. 

This is just a good Drum 'n' Bass mix.

We haven't featured a mix by DJ Marky since 2011. This was featured on Fabric London's Soundcloud page as a promo for an appearance Marky did at Fabric Live on June 12. The Brazilian based Marky has been DJ for over 25 years and has his own radio show and podcast, amongst other things. Check out his profile here on Resident Advisor.

BTW, this is NOT a 3 hour set. He was doing a 3 hour set at the live event on June 12th.


1. DJ Marky - 1992
2. Total Science, Quadrant & Iris - Pushin' Your Luck
3. Alibi - Knockout
4. Chromatic - Lung VIP
5. Origin Unknown - Truly One Remix 1
6. L Side - Dust Version
7. Turno - Roald Dahl
8. Serum - One More Thing
9. DJ Marky - Be With You ft. Collette Warren
10. Culture Shock - City Lights
11. Random Movement - I Stayed Around
12. Calibre - All Day
13. Intelligent Manners & Command Strange - Magic Moment
14. DJ Marky - Silly
15. Blade -Chifres Para Ela
16. Paul SG - My Heart
17. DJ Marky & L Side - Fiesta ft. Ella Sopp
18. Dez - Pot Party X
19. Mark System - Optix
20. LSB - Mist Of You

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #39--Prefuse 73--FACT Mix 496

I remember meeting Scott Herren, aka Prefuse 73, many times in Atlanta in the early 2000's. It's funny, a guy you know from regular coffee shop meetings would have been such an accomplished artist. He was a local musician and DJ in the Atlanta hip-hop and electronica scene, making some big moves to go beyond Atlanta. Born in Miami, raised in Atlanta, and currently living in Atlanta, Barcelona, and New York, Scott's specialty is sampling and incorporating those sounds into music. He also started the group, Delarosa & Asora. He has quite a few albums and EPs under his various groups and this year he has put out 3 sets, an album called "Rivington Nao Rio" and 2 EP's "Forsyth Gardens" and "Every Color of Darkness."

One of my best memories of Scott was seeing him in Berkeley at the Greek Theatre. Since I'm vacationing in the Bay Area this week, I wanted to see what he was doing and if there were any mixes out there. I found this one on FACT magazine's Soundcloud from May of this year. Listening to it on the plane, I enjoyed it and it's one of my favorite chill mixes this year. Enjoy this mix and read more about Scott here or on his website:

Prefuse 73 – Wasted Intro
Lapalux – Autumn (Tape Interlude)
NosajThing – Don’t Mind Me (feat.Whoarei)
Obey City – Fallin’ (U Know)
Sam Dew – Reincarnation
Flying Lotus – Siren Song (feat. Angel Deradoorian)
Prefuse 73 – Dabiq Azaz
Quelle Chris. Suzuzusu Instrumental
DrugUse – Thirsty Anthem
Drew Lustman – Angel Flesh
De La Soul – Stakes Is High
WAR – The World Is a Ghetto Interlude
A$AP NAST & Method Man – Trillmatic
Nils Frahm – Corn
Prefuse 73 – Skin (Outro)
Biz Markie – The Vapors (End)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #38--Annie Farmer--Higher Than High (On Life)--Barnhouse Sessions 005

Last week, in posting info for June's Radio Ready, I saw a link to this Soundcloud mix from German DJ Annie Farmer. I.CAN'T. STOP. PLAYING. THIS. MIX.

This is a classic soulful house mix that is great for summertime play. It features some of my favorites such as Zo!, Phonte, Jocelyn Brown, and recent Mode.Radio weekly mix artist, David Harness. Listen, download, and enjoy!

1 - Higher Than High (Sean McCabe Remix) - Kai & Kyle, Gordon Chambers, CK Gospel Choir
2 - Happy (Louis Benedetti Extended Vocal Mix) - Louis Benedetti & Kenny Bobien
3 - My Life (CVO Mix) - Glenn Underground
4 - Misery (Lil Louis Extended Mix) - Kimara Lovelace
5 - Song for Sharma (Grant Nelson Remix) - Soul Central
6 - We Are One (Louie Vega Main Mix) - Terry Hunter, Jay Adams
7 - Knockin’ (Bobby & Steve, James Ratcliff Alt Deep Mix) - Byron Stingly
8 - We Are On The Move (Joey Negro Revival Mix) - Zo!, Erro, Phonte
9 - I Don’t Want You (Anymore) (David & Ciappy Main Mix) - Noferini & Kortezman feat. Jocelyn Brown
10 - Original Classic - Kenny Summit, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Yasmeen
11 - Something About Da Muziq - David Harness
12 - Runnin' - Kraak & Smaak
13 - Wonderland - Mic Mills

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #37--B.Blu--Houseworks 88.5FM Marathon set with Levi and Ron Pullman

Who is this woman in the picture above? It's B.Blu and soon you will know who she is. B.Blu, aka Betty Arboleda, has been a major influence as a radio host since 2000. Her specialty is as a DJ promoting Latin music, specifically rock en Espanol, but she is also known as a promoter of electronica music. B.Blu worked at WRAS 88.5FM Atlanta for many years, hosting "Mundo Latino" and "Houseworks." This mix was done in 2000 on that radio station with the great Atlanta deep house DJ, Ron Pullman, and DJ Levi. It's great for late night, getting ready for the club! So in honor of the Miami-based, birthday girl, enjoy this mix and listen for more of her shows soon!

You can also check out her Soundcloud here for more music that she's promoting:

Radio Ready--Osmose--Kiss of Life Sade Vinyl Tribute

For this episode of Radio Ready, we are featuring our old friend, DJ Osmose from Athens/Atlanta/Chattanooga area. Osmose has done several mixes for Mode.Radio, most notably his "Smoker's Lounge" collection. I've known Osmose for over 10 years and have seen him grown as a DJ. He specializes in bringing all sounds through vinyl, including roots reggae, disco, and more. In 2001, he sent me a mix he did totally dedicated to the music of Sade. This mix is an updated version of that mix with new remixes. There's no tracklisting, but if you are a Sade fan, you'll know the tracks. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #36--DJ David Harness--On A Sunday Afternoon

I've been planning a trip to the Bay Area this June and wanted to listen to something that reminds me of my former "home." I got an email advertising Oakland's Eastlake Music Fest and one of the acts featured was this DJ. I remember seeing DJ David Harness at Mighty SF many times when I lived in the Bay and I've always enjoyed his sets. David has been DJing since 1994 with regular nights at Mighty, Club Universe, and more. He's also a producer, creating remixes of tracks from Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Simply Red, Alicia Keys, Floetry, Donnie McClurkin, India Arie, *NSYNC, and Donnell Jones, Ann Nesby, Anane, Barbara Tucker, Inaya Day, Shea Soul, Dawn Tallman, Heidi Vogel, Yoko Ono, Roland Clark as well as remixing for labels Defected, Kings Street, Vega Records, Foliage, Quantize Recordings, Making Moves, Tribe Records, Look At You, Yellorange/Tony Records, Chez, Slaag, Bargrooves.  He is a partner in the Moulton Music label and divides his production time between his solo work and co-productions with Harlum Muziq (co-productions with Chris Lum). This one will definitely bring back memories of classic house music, since a lot of it is a tribute to Frankie Knuckles. It works especially well for Memorial Day. Enjoy this almost 4 hour mix!

Inner City - Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin (Frankie Knuckles Mix) 
Diana Ross - Love Hangover ( Knuckles Mix) 
Frankie Knuckles F/ Adeva - Walkin (JLove Respect to The Risen Edit) 
Sabrina Johnston - Friendship (Knuckles Classic Mix) 
Director's Cut F/ Inaya Day - Lets Stay Home 
Esther Phillips - Our Day Will Come ( Synthetigers Mix) 
Candi Staton - Hallelujah Anyway ( Director's Cut Mix) 
Terrance Parker - Praise Break 
Director's Cut - Good Feeling 
Kim English - Treat Me Right ( Jon Cutler Mix) 
Alice Smith - Another Love ( Spellband & Jacko Mix) 
James Blake - Retrograde ( David Harness Rub) 
Chieko Kinbara F/ Josh Milan - Just Like Love (Timmy Regisford Mix) 
Mary Mary - Walking ( Spinna Mix) 
Spencer Parker, Dan Beaumont - The Look (Director's Cut) 
Soulmagic - I wonder 
Underground Ministries f/ Kenny Bobien - I Shall Not Be Moved 
Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill (Director's Cut) 
Honeysweet - Good Ol Days 
Elements Of Life - Balance Of All Things (David Harness Edit) 
Justin Timberlake - Blue Ocean (jason B Remix) 
Disclosure F/ Mary j Blige - F For You 
Mayer Hawthorne - Wine Glass Moment (Quentin Harris Reproduction) 
Dajae - Don't You Want My Love (Sean McCabe Mix) 
Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives (Dave Morales & Frankie Knuckles Remix) 
Joey Negro - Secret Life Of Us (Director's Cut) 
Sandy Rivera F/ April - Fall For You 
Louie Vega f/Sara Divine - Fabulous 
Kirk Franklin & Stevie Wonder - Why ( Junior White Project) 
Trina Brousard - Joy ( Tedd Patterson Edit) 
The Jacksons - Show You The Way To Go (Butch Le Butch House Gangsta Mix) 
DJ Fudge Kiko Navarro - So Tight 
Kenny Summit, Director's Cut F/Yasmeen - Loving You 
The Layabouts f/Portia Monique - Bring Me Joy (Director's Cut) 
Jamie Lewis F/ Michelle Weeks - Thank You (Dub Mix) 
Frankie Knuckles - Workout (Dub Mix) 
Louie Vega - Never