Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #25--DJ Cullen Cole--Private Session

According to DJ Cullen Cole's bio, it all started in the early 1980’s with his parents dropping him off at his first roller rink where Cullen Cole got his first taste of disco, soul, and house. It's a great start to a great career from this Atlanta-based, house DJ. It wasn't long before he was Djing at the rink himself, as well as other local Atlanta clubs, where he was introduced to the original house sounds of Chicago and Detroit. Newly inspired by this fresh sound, he quickly found himself frequenting Atlanta hotspots like 688 Spring St., Velvet, Masquerade, The Warehouse and Sol Nightclub, where he bonded with fellow house music lover, and Chicago transplant Tommie Sunshine. The duo ran Atlanta record shop Satellite Records for many years, causing Cullen to expand his musical armory. This new role only further fueled his desire to embrace all aspects of the electronic music scene. Starting his first residency in 1997, Cullen has brought DJ's and groups such as Derrick Carter,  Larry Heard, Charles Webster, DJ Spinna, Peven Everett, ?uest Love, Ron Trent, Jazzanova, Omar, Kerri Chandler, Rich Medina, Tortured Soul, and many more. An open-minded and diverse DJ, Cullen's music is constantly innovating, presenting the classic sounds of Disco, House, Funk and Soul to Atlanta’s dancefloors. Going back to his roots with the quarterly "Adult Skate" parties, Cullen Cole is one of the last original jocks to play a strictly all-vinyl format.
To start out your last night of 2014 and the beginnings of 2015, enjoy this Deeper Minimal/Acid/House mix.You can also download it here:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #24--Buttkick--Space Discoteque Vol. 1

We last featured Buttkick on Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #19 in November and he had a wealth of good responses. So we decided to feature one more mix before the year ends out. Here's what Butt Kick says about "Space Discoteque:"_ "This is a recording of my latest broadcast I performed on Mixify.
I've gone for a style I regard as space disco for this one, quite deep and cosmic in places, plenty of synths.
The highlighted track for this week is "Dim Sum - Coucoud Disco (Lifelike Remix)" - quality track on the Soundress label.
Other tracks I've featured are by the likes are Matt Hughes, Ben Macklin, Ray Mang, Andy Hart and others."
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #23--Ladyeve--Rollerjam

Ladyeve, or DJ Eve has been a good friend of Mode.Radio since 1997 when I was working at WRAS Atlanta 88.5 FM. Eve was the host of a show called "Planet8," which was one of my first forays into electronica. Eve has moved from Atlanta to Canada and now to Mexico. Mode.Radio has featured Eve on this blog 4 times, the last time being 2011. So when we found this link to her 19th annual Xmas mix and loved the disco jams and decided to bring it to our fans. Expect the usual disco fare, starting with "All over the World" by Electric Light Orchestra, going into "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind, and Fire, and then getting into funk nu-disco jams. As she says about the mix: "Mixed as the ideal soundtrack for the roller rink extravaganza in my heart. Made with joy for my long time friends that have brought me happiness on this journey of life music."


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mode Radio Weekly Mix #22--DJ Tara Duviver

Digging for new mixes to feature on Mode,Radio is so much fun! One of my favorite sites to dig is Recess New York, a group that host sporting events throughout NYC and have DJs at their events. Their website has the best NYC has to offer and this DJ falls right into the group. DJ Tara Duvivier is from Brooklyn, Tara "spins a collage of sounds that captures the eclectic vibe of modern New York life." Tara has spun at various venues across New York City has travelled both domestically and internationally to DJ parties, concerts and other interactive events, including events for Heineken, Wax Poetics Magazine, Parlour Magazine, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, PUMA, and Perrier. Enjoy and listen by clicking the link below the tracklist. Check out more info on DJ Tara's website at

01. Henry Green - Electric Feel (Kygo Remix)
02. Lewis Taylor - Night Fever
03. Platinum Pied Pipers - Deep Inside feat. Sa-Ra Creative Partners
04. Hazel + Slakah the Beatchild - Chill Back
05. Eric Lau- Low On the Treble
06. FKJ - Unchained
07. II/IV - Star Slinger
08. Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Petit Mort (Miguel Migs Remix)
09. Q-Tip - Do You Dig U?

RECESS NEW YORK - Tara Jane Duvivier

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Radio Ready--Ron Pullman--Live Set, November 7, 2014

It has been so long since I've featured Ron Pullman on Mode.Radio. At first I thought it was since 2012, but looking back at my archives, I hadn't featured Ron since 2010! Check out his last set here. When I received this email about his latest mix, I listen to it and loved it. It was done at the Atlanta Eagle on November 7 of this year and it features remixes and tracks from Jennifer Hudson, Anita Baker, Al Green and more. Enjoy this mix!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mixes #21--KevinO--Live and Direct

Aah, Mr. Kevin Owens, aka DJ KevinO...One of the hardest working DJs, now a papa, in the Southern US. A good friend of Mode.Radio, we have featured Kevin plenty of times, the latest being his mix he did last year for a Halloween party. I figured for the Thanksgiving holiday week, Mode.Radio fans may need something to shake the turkey/holiday away. This mix was literally done "live and direct" at an Atlanta event and features truly groove filled rhythms in this 2 hour set. Again, no tracklisting, but after you listen, you care. You can check out mixes from Kevin and his crew at Enjoy!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #20--Osmose--Live at The Georgia Theatre Rooftop, Bootsy Collins afterparty

For our weekly mix, Mode.Radio is featuring a very dear friend of this blog, DJ Osmose!

I first met Osmose in Atlanta when I was working at WRAS 88.5 FM. He always had these amazing house, reggae, and dub mixes, some of which I still listen to today. Through our friendship, Osmose has played out in the SF Bay Area, plus in Hawaii, Mexico, and many other places. Now based in Athens, GA, Osmose has started his own label, Smokecloud Records and has maintained regular dates in Atlanta and Athens. This mix is from is rooftop sessions at the world-famous Georgia Theater in Athens. It was for a Bootsy Collins afterparty back in August of this year, so you know it has to be funky! Enjoy the rhythms and vibes!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #19--Buttkick--Deeper Sounds Vol. 1

I stumbled upon Buttkick a few weeks ago and I was pleasantly surprised. He's from Devonshire in the UK and has recently returned to the scene after 10 years away. This mix features tracks from the likes of D-Pulse, MAM, Sixth Avenue Express, Satin Jackets, Kris Menace & BlueAzure etc from labels such as Editorial, Outcross Recordings, Eskimo Recordings & Nurvous Records. There's no tracklisting, but this is good stuff. Enjoy!

Radio Ready--DJ Eko--Soultronica Vol. 6

Hello Mode.Radio fans! Radio Ready is back after a LONG hiatus! Thanks to those that have been keeping up with this blog as I have moved, had to get a new computer, got a new job, etc.

For this latest episode of Radio Ready, I went back to a DJ I had featured in February, DJ Eko. I had originally discovered her through a couple of my Burning Man friends and I posted her mix for RecessNYC. Loved her, communicated with her through her Twitter and wanted more mixes.

Her inspiration for this mix actually comes from Burningman 2014. Eko says: Since this year I was unable to sound-captain artcar gliding across the desert I took the sensation of unfulfilled expression and encapsulated it in Soultronica Vol.6. I enjoy being clever. The mix came together organically around our Burningman themes and is chalked full of secret-society catch phrases and glimmerings of shared magic and symbolism

So here is her latest Soultronica Vol 6. Look at the tracklisting and get excited, because this mix is going to be fun! Enjoy!

ASTR - Hold On We're Going Home (Drake Cover)
ED SHEERAN - I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
POPCAAN - Everything Nice
TINASHE - 2 On (Yung Gud Remix)
CAZZETTE - Sleepless (Charles Deluxe Remix)
MOVEMENT - Us (Giraffage Remix)
TENSNAKE - 58 BPM (Featuring Fiora)
AMERIE - Gotta Work ( Phazz Remix )
STEVIE NICKS- Stand Back (eli escobar discomix) 4:30 home
KATE BUSH - Running Up That Hill
SLAPTOP - Sunrise
STWO - Try To Resist
SALVA - Keys Open Doors
JAMIE LIDELL & TENSNAKE - Feel Of Love (Boys Noize & Djedjotronic Remix)
KORELESS - Lost in Tokyo (Teen Flirt Edit)
SIA FT. THE WEEKND - Elastic Heart
DISCLOSURE - When a Fire Starts to Burn (C2C Remix)
LIDO - lost feat. muri (stwo-remix)
SBTRKT - Wildfire
MIGUEL - Do You… (Cashmere Cat Remix)
BEYONCE - Drunk in Love (Hunt for the Breeze Edit)
COSMO’S MIDNIGHT - The Dofflin (Wave Racer Remix)
SAM SMITH - Money On My Mind (Salute remix)
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Spaceship Coupe [Eyelove Remix]
DISCLOSURE - You & Me (Flume remix)
PARA ONE - Empire
ELLIE GOULDING - Burn (Maths Time Joy Remix)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #18--DJ Kemit--House in the Park 2014

One of my favorite events in my home town, Atlanta, is the annual "House in the Park" that happens on Labor Day weekend. Atlanta's best deep house DJs and DJs from all over the country and world come through to spin for this all day event that brings old heads, new heads, friends and family together in a park in downtown Atlanta.

One of the godfathers of Atlanta's house scene is DJ Kemit. According to his Mixcloud: "DJ Kemit is the creator of “4Evermore,” the No. 1 Adult Urban Contemporary song that put Anthony David on the Obamas’ radar. It put David on the map, too, with his first Top 20 R&B hit.

After decades of DJing, touring the world, and moving innumerable crowds with his signature sound, DJ KEMIT’s unparalleled production chops had caught the attention of the globe’s most powerful couple."


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #17--Brothers in Arms--Exclusive Discobelle Mix

J-Boogie, OM Records artist and one of many DJs featured here on Mode.Radio, has put out a mix with his side group, Brother in Arms. Brother in Arms is a collaboration between J-Boogie and Dee Jay Theory that has been together for a few years. They have produced tracks, but have also done mixes for several websites. 

Here is a little info from their website: "BIA saw their first endeavors on a limited edition 12″ via Whiskey Disco, as well as official remixes on Heavy Roc for DJ Equal, and Win Music for Eric Sharp ft. Anna Lunoe. Debut performances as a DJ duo have included support for Oliver, Classixx, Moon Boots, Poolside, Jimmy Edgar, B Bravo, Danny Daze and more. Their edits have quickly caught the attention of DJs worldwide, with plays on BBC Radio 1, KCRW, KEXP and WFMU. Previous works were included on David Heartbreak’s acclaimed “Moombahsoul” compilations, and regular DJ sets can be enjoyed at their resident “Night Moves” party with partner Papa Lu at Monarch in San Francisco."

Enjoy this mix.

Carmack x Esta - House (BIA Baby EDIT)
Thomas - Sexed Up (Brother in Arms remix)
Pomo - Start Again feat. Andrea Cormier
FKJ - Unchained
Dairius - S/ash 
Tittsworth - After the Dance feat. Q-Tip, Theophilus London, & Alison Carney
Brother in Arms - Cupcakin' EDIT
Deejay Theory & Kush Arora - Definitely feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore (Deejay Theory remix)
Meg Mac - Every Lie (Motez EDIT)
Woz - Early Morning Champagne (Adelaide Remix)
Brother in Arms - Take this Chance
Usher - Good Kisser (Yam Who Rework)
Stephanie Mills - You can't run away from love (Boogie EDIT)
Brother in Arms - Turn & Burn (BIA Disco EDIT)
Bongholio Iglesias - Get High
Tiger & Woods - Lab File No. 15 (I'm Burning Up)
Captain Planet - Un Poquito Más ft. Chico Mann
Henry Krinkle - Stay (Justin Martin Remix)
Marlon Hoffstadt Dansson - Shake That (Jesse Rose BIA Re-Fix)
Brother in Arms - All this Love
LKD - That Girl
Route 94 - Tell You Why
Mar - Man x Woman (Full Crate x Mar)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mixes #16--Levente--Munich Sessions 7.0 from Ibiza

For this week's mix, I decided to feature something that the "burners" would like. If you don't know what I'm talking about, the annual Burning Man festival started this week and thousands are converging on Black Rock City in Nevada this week. When I first heard this mix, the only thing I could think of is how this mix would set things off right.

Levente is a Hungarian producer who has ties to San Francisco. His track "Tumbling" was featured on Renaissance's The Masters Series with Nick Warren in 2013. He has a regular mix show on Deep House Parade Radio called the "Munich Sessions." This is the 7th episode in the series, uploaded 10 days ago. You can check out more of his mixes and tracks on his Soundcloud page.



Intro - Unkle - Nowhere
Apparat - A Bang in the Void
Touch and Go - Hold Me Touch Me
RÜFÜS - Sundream (Tâches Remix)
Soul Button and Sasch - Little People
Digitaria - Shine
Digitaria and Funky Fat - You Bring Me Down
Moonbeam and Recardo Tobar - Mi Pieza Esta Llena De Cosas (Max Cooper Remix)
Minilogue - Certain Things Part 1 (Dominik Eulberg Remix)
Larissa Kapp - Lost Piano (Whare Wurlitzer Dub)
Moser - Keep Rules
Hunter Game - Don’t Feel the Presence
Butch feat. Benjamin Franklin) - Highbeams (Maceo Plex Remix)
Inner Rebels - You and Me (Mika Olson Remix)
Lexer - My Princess

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #15--Silicone Soul--20 years of Subculture Mix

It was a tough decision for this week's mix. I had a choice between 3 mixes, all of which were really innovative. But this mix kept bringing me back and making my head nod. It also helped that it was only 2 weeks old. :)

Silicone Soul is a house music production team from Glasgow, Scotland and have released 5 albums since 2000. This mix they did for legendary Glasgow club, Subculture, which celebrated its 20 year anniversary this past weekend. This mix is full of lovely house rhythms, with tracks from Maceo, Audion, Daniel Avery, and more. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #14--Basecamp--Guest Mix for BBC's Radio 1

Our weekly mixes are back after a summer hiatus. I have made the long move from Oakland to Nashville during the month of July. So, it seemed appropriate to feature a Nashville based group. Basecamp.

Basecamp is 3 members: Aaron Miller, Aaron Harmon, and Jordan Reyes. They were all individually producers until the came together to write and produce. Their first track, "Emmanuel," has received a lot of attention in the EDM scene.

Basecamp started in Nashville and been producing remixes and tracks for quite a while. Their genre is mainly r&b and house, but they've gotten some international acclaim with their self-titled EP put out August 2013 and their mix for BBC's Radio 1 at the beginning of this year. It's that mix that we are featuring now. Enjoy! Also learn more about Basecamp from their Facebook


Ariel Camusso & Persian Empire - Time (123Mrk remix)
Andrea Di Rocco - The Past Present
Motez - Ride Roof Back
ARME - My Luv
BASECAMP - Rydia (Joe Hertz Remix)
Wilfred Giroux - Stronger
Passion Pit - Constant Conversations (Noah Breakfast Remix ft. Juicy J)
Mariah Carey - Shake It Off (Mikos and Tele Bootleg)
Trippy Turtle - Southside Deep
Ellie Golding - Figure 8 (French Fries Club Mix)
YOLO Bear - Whitney VS. Brandy
STWO - Try To Resist
Jo Def - B Mine

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]

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mode. Radio Weekly Mix #9--Gilles Petersen--Sounds of Cuba Podcast

For this week's mix (and in honor of Gilles Petersen's set in SF; which I missed because of mommy-ness), I stumbled upon this podcast called the Sounds of Cuba. After investigating, I found out that there is an effort to celebrate Cuban art and culture through a group called Havana-Cultura. Gilles' connection is that he has created 2 albums with the group and also hosted a remix contest of one of the tracks on the album. Enjoy this mix featuring Celia Cruz, Danay Suarez, and more!

1. Grupo Algo Nuevo - Rompe Cocorioco
2. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Chekere Son
3. Kenny Dope Presents The Fantastic Souls - Que Se Sepa
4. Eliane Correa - Rumba Con Flores
5. Telmary - Mama Yemaya
6. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Arroz Con Pollo
7. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Agita
8. Alexander Abreu & Havana D'Primera - Me Dicen Cuba
9. Celia Cruz - Chango Ta Veni
10. Fito Foster - Salsa Part 1
11. Obsession with Vince Vella - La Manana
12. Grupo Los Yoyi - Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #8--Black Coffee--Appreciation Mix

DJ Black Coffee is a well-known House DJ from South Africa. He has made lots of appearances in the States in places like LA, The Bay Area, NYC, Detroit, and Miami. He got his first start in 2003 as part of the Red Bull Academy and in 2005 he released his first album. He has had 3 albums since and this mix was an appreciation to his worldwide fans who gave him 700,000 likes on Facebook. Enjoy this mix!

Radio Ready--Gryphonness--Graduation Set part 2

Radio Ready is back with the second part of the Graduation Set from Atlanta's own, Gryphonness! Enjoy this great drum 'n' bass mix!


Ed Solo & Deekline Man Down
Camo & Krooked Anubis (Inside Info. Remix)
Rusko Hold On (Subfocus Remix)
Black Sun Empire Lead Us
Rene LaVice Headlock
Hybris Please Exist
Culture Shock Ohrwurm
Polyakov P.P.K. Resurrection (B-Power Mix)
S.P.Y. Seconds to Midnight
Rollz Capture Me
Lauren Pritchard Painkillers (Roni Size Remix)
DJ Fresh Louder (Drumsound & Bassline Smith Remix)
Dj Tiesto Kaleidoscope (feat. Jonsi) (High Contrast Remix)
High Contrast The Road Goes On Forever
Ebony Dubsters Ra (Original Sin Remix)
Dieselboy The Calling (Evol Intent and Ewun Remix)
DJ Hazard & D*Minds Mr. Happy
Freeze Guess Who
Mind Vortex Now It's Time
Maverick Sabre I Need (Brookes Brothers Remix)
Hybrid Minds Lost
dBridge Inner Disbelief
New Zealand Shapeshifter Monarch
Calibre Mirage
Ramses B Move On (Hosta Remix)
Brookes Brothers Snowman
Callide & Introspekt Path You Choose
Freestylers Painkiller (feat. Pendulum and SirReal)
Mt. Eden Oh That I Had
Kicks 'n' Licks Monsters
Flux Pavilion I Can't Stop
Magnetic Man I Need Air (feat. Angela Hunte)
Modestep Exile
Unquote Heavy Rain
Submerse Always, Like This
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour (Planas Remix)
High Contrast The Only Way There (feat. Selah Corbin)

Debut Series 59--DJ Eko

Mode.Radio was alerted about this mix last year from one of our fans. DJ Eko is a NYC based DJ who has a radio show on East Village Radio and this mix was for the website Recess. She describes her sound as "Soultronica" and that's probably the best term for it. Enjoy!


01. Rhye - Open (Ryan Hemsworth remix)
02. Nicolas Jaar - Hey Boy
03. Denitia and Sene - Stupid World
04. No Doubt - Settle Down (So Shifty remix)
05. No Doubt - Settle Down - (Baauer remix)
06. Bondax - Baby I Got That
07. Cabo Blanco - 93 Til' Moombah
08. Moon Boots - Sugar
09. Malinchak - Beside Me
10. Just A Band - Extra
11. Mat.Joe - Heart To Find
12. 2 Player Co-Op - Petrograde

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #7--January 27, 2014--DJ Shadow--Live in Los Angeles, Halloween 2009 Mix

Hi Mode.Radio Fans!
I'm in LA this week for a conference related to my jobby-job :) So for this week's Weekly Mix, I thought that we should do a mix that in some way related to the city of Angels. Since I love DJ Shadow, I was very happy to find this mix. There's no tracklisting, but it's a freeform vinyl set with genres ranging from EDM to Rock to Breakbeat and more. Enjoy!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #6--DJ Jamad--Purple Moon Mix

DJ Jamad of Atlanta has been a friend of mine for many years. I met him in the oddest place, my dentist office! I didn't realize that he was the soul DJ that I had been seeing at clubs like "Kaya" and "Ten27" until he gave me one of his mixes in the dentist chair, lol!

When I went home for the holidays, I picked up his mix "Naturally Red" and enjoyed it. So when I was looking for a weekly mix, I stumbled upon this one. It's been out for a year and it features some neo-soul classics and updated cuts. You can check out his other mixes on Soundcloud under DJJamad Plays. The. Ish, or on his website, Enjoy!

1. Jose James & Flying Lotus - Made For Love
2. Afta-1 - The Time In Between
3. Soul Persona feat. Julietta Ashby - Get My Sh*t Together
4. Big Boi & Andre 3000 - Royal Flush (Damaj MOD)
5. Da Bush Babees - We Run Things
6. Dezaray Dawn - Can't Look Down
7. SLik D - Midnight Vibes (Damaj Edit)
8. Maxmillion Dunbar - Bare Feet
9. Sade - Keep Looking (Damaj MOD)
10. RJD2 feat. Aaron Livingston - Crumbs Off The Table
11. Plantlife - Luv 4 The World
12. Leela James - Music (7 Samurai Remix)
13. Nicolay ft Carlitta Durand - Wake Up In Another Life
14. Calvin Harris - Colours
15. Dino & Bride - Crunchy
16. J Dilla - Nothing Like This Mix
17. Strafe - Set It Off
18. Silhouette Brown - Strawberries In Vinegar
19. Amy Winehouse - Return For Me (Damaj Mod)
20. Rednose Distrikt - Clave
21. Marc Mac - Jazz Flares
22. Masta Ace & Action - Letter To The Better
23. Ty - Wait A Minute (Dwele Mix/ Original)
24. 14KT - The Waiting Room
25. ilija Rudman - After Midnight (Greg Wilson Remix)
26. Salah Ananse feat. Jimi James - Everything
27. Adonis & Lloyd - No Way Back Shawty
28. Erykah Badu - Window Seat