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....