Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #35--DJ Garth--Live at Lion Rock Cafe, Oakland, CA 2003


A couple of weeks ago, a friend posted this mix on his FB page and I immediately downloaded it. I'm a lover of roots reggae and it's a part of my weekend morning routine. Plus, I was missing Oakland something fierce and I have always loved DJ Garth.

DJ Garth is a SF/LA based DJ, originally from England. He's known as a house music DJ. He started getting noticed after performances at Burning Man and Reggae on the River and put out tracks on Thrive Recordings and more. He started his own label, Grayhound Recordings in 1998 and has done remixes of tracks from A Tribe Called Quest, Perry Farrell, Adam Freeland, and more.

This mix features tracks from Rhythm & Sound with Cornel Campbell Sly & Robbie,UB40Black UhuruThe Specials and more. This is a good mix for the summer time. Enjoy!



Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #34--DJ Spivey--The Ethan White Tribute Mix

Last month, fans and band members of Tortured Soul were shocked by the sudden death of Ethan White, Tortured Soul's keyboardist. You can read more about that here. So I was hoping to create a Tortured Soul/Ethan White dedication mix, but I actually stumbled upon this mix. This was done by Atlanta DJ Spivey and his thoughts on the mix definitely sums up what many Tortured Soul fans felt...

"When I first learned of Ethan White's passing a couple of weeks ago, I immediately pulled out some old Tortured Soul Records and begin to Play! Ethan wasn't "The Voice" of Tortured Soul but his Keyboard Playing and musical arraignments were totally instrumental in the bands Amazing Success. On this Tribute I featured TS's hits: "How's Your Life?", "Don't Hold Me Down" and "I Know What's On Your Mind." etc. But I also picked some tunes Ethan did Remixes and Reworks on as well. So If You love Tortured Soul, or just plain Love Good Music, Hold up a Glass and "Toast" The Man, Mr. Ethan White! (R.I.P) "

Enjoy and respect...

Tracklisting
Decide (Ethan White's Easytracks Mix) by Jay-J feat. Big Brooklyn Red
I Know What's On Your Mind (Ethan White Remix) by Tortured Soul & Black Coffee
Find The Way (Richard Earnshaw Classic Vocal) by Ethan White & Lisa Shaw
Can't Keep Rhythm From a Dancer (Miguel Migs Salted Dub)
I Might Do Something Wrong (Ethan White Raindrops Remix) by Tortured Soul feat. N'Dea Davenport
Dirty (DJ Spinna Nostalgic Future Remix) by Tortured Soul
Don't Tell Me (You're Sorry) by Ethan White feat. Marie Tweek
Home To You (Ethan White Remix) by Tortured Soul
In My Fantasy (Ethan White Instr.) by Tortured Soul
Did You Miss Me (Deep & Soul Project Soul Mix) by Tortured Soul
Don't Hold Me Down (Quentin Harris Remix) by Tortured Soul
Enjoy It Now (Butterfunk's Extended Edit) by Tortured Soul
How's Your Life? (Alex Alvarez Remix) 


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Radio Ready--Ladymode--Snowbound Part 1

Greetings all!
I've been away this past month, vacationing around the area and having visitors during my Spring Break, but now I'm back with a new Radio Ready. It's been a while but I wanted to drop this mix I did in February called "Snowbound." I actually did 4 Snowbound mixes, which I will feature throughout this year.

"Snowbound" comes from being snowbound here in Nashville during February and March with nothing to do, especially when my daughter was napping. So I got some tunes together, played around with a couple of DJ apps, and created these mixes. The tracks kind of go all over the place, ranging from disco and soul to Hip-Hop and Electronica. Hope you enjoy!


Tracklisting:
I Stand Alone--Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Common
Wecanonlybewhoweare--Crazy P (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)
Mushroom Alignment--Benwaa
Give It Back--Gaelle
MFSB w/Me--Osmose
IGY--Donald Fagen
Lovely Day--Jill Scott
Butterfly--India Arie
Someone to Love Me--Mary J Blige feat. Diddy and Lil Wayne
Started from the Bottom--Drake
C.R.E.A.M.--WuTang Clan
Ya Playin' Yaself--Jeru the Damaja
Juicy--The Notorious BIG
Today Was A Good Day--Ice Cube
Strawberry Letter 23--The Brothers Johnson
Slipping in to Darkness--WAR
Bonita Applebum--A Tribe Called Quest
I Can't Go For That--Hall & Oates

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #33--Frankie Knuckles Live at Stereo--March, 2010

March 31 of this year marked the one year anniversary of the death of Frankie Knuckles, legendary House DJ and Producer. Ironically, I discovered this mix on that day through a Facebook link and it is amazing. The mix was done at Stereo in Montreal, Canada in 2010 and  was released the day after his death in 2014. Enjoy and happy Spring!

Tracklisting:
1. That Feeling--DJ Chus
2. Unknown
3. Pianissmo--Alfred Azzeto
4. Unknown
5. Krash--Liquid Dope
6. Unknown
7. Nocturnal--The Shapeshifters
8. Happiness--Bini
9. Unknown
10. Decide--Jay-J, Big Brooklyn Red
11. The Light--Jaime Lewis, Michelle Weeks
12. Unknown
13. Conqueror--Danny Clark, Jay Benham
14. Unknown
15. Can't Get Over You--Full Intention
16. Forever Came Today--Jackson 5
17. Unknown



Monday, March 16, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #32--DJ Pierre and Doc Martin at The Music Room, Atlanta Feb. 21, 2015


Greetings Fam Bam,
For this next Mode.Radio Weekly Mix, I'm featuring this great 4 hour mix, released last week by The Music Room in Atlanta, by DJ Pierre and Doc Martin. This mix was done on February 21, 2015.

DJ Pierre helped to develop the house-music subgenre of acid house, as member of Phuture, whose 1987 EP Acid Tracks, which was called the first acid-house recording. DJ Pierre is considered a crucial DJ and the production wizard partly responsible for the development of Chicago acid-house. Hits that he has released include "Generate Power," "Follow Me," and "The Horn Song" (featuring Barbara Tucker).

Doc Martin represents LA and the West Coast sound. He started in 1986 playing in San Francisco with a mix of house, disco, and funk.  Doc is one of the most sought after DJs in America. Constantly touring, he can be found playing records everywhere from England to New Zealand, and everywhere in between. As the first West Coast DJ to ever hold many residencies in New York, he continues to spread the gospel according to Doc.

This set is being hailed as one of the best and as for the venue, The Music Room, this set is really putting the club on the map. Enjoy this mix!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #31--Erick Morillo--Essential Mix 2/14/2015

Hello Mode.Radio listeners!
We're back with our weekly mix after a short break. I was snowbound here in Nashville for about 10 days with a toddler, so my time to post was very limited. Plus, I managed to sneak in four DJ mixes during naptime which will be coming up soon.

For this week's mix, I'm posting the latest mix from one of my favorite DJ's, Erick Morillo. I fell in love with Erick after his 2005 mix for Subliminal Records, Subliminal Sessions #9. Ever since, I've always tried to keep up with his mixes and have plenty of them in my files.

Erick was born in Colombia and raised in New Jersey. He started DJing around the NJ and NY area at 11. After working with Marc Anthony, he began working with house legend, Louie Vega. From there, he recorded the classic club song, "I Like to Move It," under the name Reel 2 Real with rapper The Mad Stuntman. He has done songs with artists such as Diddy and Madonna and remixes for Diddy. Macy Gray, LL Cool J, Whitney Houston, and more.

This mix was done on Valentine's Day this year on BBC's world famous Essential Mix and it features classics from artists such as Grace Jones, new remixes from Madonna, and tracks from Basement Jaxx,white labels from Erick Morillo and more. Enjoy!

Tracklisting:

[unknown] – Erick Morillo Intro [White Label]
&ME – After Dark [Keinemusik]
Joyce Muniz – Sleepless (Wehbba Remix) [Warung Recordings]
Simone Vitullo – Goodnight Moon (Simone Vitullo Deeper Dub Remix) [Go Deeva Records]
London Grammar – Hey Now (Sasha Remix) [Metal & Dust Recordings]
Romanthony – What $ Love (Supernova Remix) [Glasgow Underground]
Ane Brun – To Let Myself Go (Andre Hommen Remix) [Objektivity]
Grace Jones – Hurricane [Wall Of Sound]
Chus & Ceballos – They Say Nothing [Stereo Productions]
Coyu – Reach For Robbery (Hex Edit) [White Label]
Wise D & Kobe – We Rock The House [Hotfingers]
Ben Grunnell – Aria x Faded (Acapella) [Makossa]
Prok & Fitch – Raw Cut [Toolroom]
Sergio Fernandez – Into The Deep [Blackflag Recordings]
Koen Groeneveld – Skiathos [Abzolut (Spinnin)]
Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – Ghetto Bounce [White Label]
Jonny Blanco – Respect x Bad Habit (Acapella) [Defected]
Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – La Revolucion x Dancin (Little More Dub) [Suara/Strictly Rhythm]
Julien Jabre – War (Nic Fanciulli Edit) [Defected]
Jewel Kid – 2005 [Suara]
David Herrero – Soultz (Gianluca Caldarelli Remix) [SVS]
D-Unity – Raw (Filterheadz Remix) x Bump (Acapella) [MKT rec]
Alberto Ruiz – Black Cat [Suara]
Simian Mobile Disco & Roman Flugel – Hachinoko x Let The Freak Out (Erick Morillo & Harry Romero Dirty Mix) [Ultra Music]
Marco Lys – Wanna Go Down [Stereo Production]
Man Without A Clue – When I Play This Record [DFTD]
Alex Niggemann – Tarkus x President House (Acapella) [Last Night On Earth]
John Tejada – Sweat On The Walls [Poker Flat Recordings]
Basement Jaxx – Rock This Road (feat. Shakka) (Ninetoes Remix) [PIAS America]
Madonna – Living For Love (Erick Morillo Remix) [Interscope Records]
Gia – World (Erick Morillo Remix) [Global Groove Entertainment]

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #30--John EXP--Live at Sound Nightclub, LA--January 2015


Greetings from snow-bound Nashville! For this week's Weekly Mix, I'm featuring a mix from earlier this year from LA's John EXP. I stumbled upon this set after hearing about Sound Nightclub in LA and wanting to listen to some mixes done there. John EXP, aka John Alvarado, is  a Long Beach based DJ that is pretty well known for doing remixes. There's no tracklisting for this one but it's a great high energy EDM set. Listen and enjoy and check out more of John's music on his Soundcloud.