Thursday, December 31, 2015

Holiday Daily Mix #5--DJ Kemit--The Gift Pt. 3

Tonight is NYE and I'm going to my hometown of Atlanta to celebrate! Super excited to go to the Afrotopia event and see this guy DJ. His name is DJ Kemit.

We have featured Kemit once before on Mode.Radio in 2014 and lots of people enjoyed it. So I figured as a warm up to your NYE, a little deep house music for you.

Kemit's bio is varied. Originally from Milwaukee, he started in the entertainment industry while at Howard University. He started working with Atlanta's own Arrested Development, where he later became a DJ for their shows. He later helped produce their second album.He moved to Atlanta and began DJing around town. He's been a DJ for over 20 years.

In addition Kemit has maintain his production skills. His latest triumph was "4Evermore" by Anthony David, which became a number 1 song on the Adult Urban Charts and one of President Obama's favorite songs, causing them to invite Anthony David to a White House event.

Currently, Kemit has his debut album out "Everlasting" with tracks from great singers such as Frank McComb, Eric Roberson and more.

Enjoy this Daily mix (only 2 more to go!) and happy NYE!!


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Holiday Daily Mix #4--Sergio Fedasz--Live at Seattle Eagle, October 2015

I first met Sergio Fedasz in the Bay Area when he was DJing in clubs throughout the city (aka San Francisco), had started a regular night called GO BANG!, and was on KALX 90.7 at UC Berkeley. I featured him 3 times here on Mode.Radio, but I hadn't featured him since 2010 and I figured it was about time. Here's a little info from his Resident Advisor bio:
In 2010, Sergio was voted San Francisco's best DJ by readers of SF Weekly. He creates amazing edits of vintage disco tracks with Allen Craig as The SyntheTigers, and they have begun producing original house music (with disco flourishes) released on their Mirrorball Records label. 

I've been following his adventures for a while and once I heard this mix done a couple of months ago, I knew I had to feature it. Enjoy and if you'd like a download, email me at mode.radio@hotmail.com




Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Holiday Daily Mix #3--Earthtone Sound System @ Honeypot 15 Year Anniversary, Asheville, NC


As a baby raver growing up in Atlanta, I always went to parties hosted by the Earthtone Soundsystem, especially the outdoor parties at Piedmont Park. The collective of DJ's have expanded their love of music (especially disco) to other ventures, but throwing good parties is their first love.

Earthtone Soundsystem is a southeast DJ Collective with deep roots in the DIY free party movement of the early 90's. For over 15 years, Earthtone has hosted daytime park parties, late night warehouse parties, and has held numerous residencies at local clubs and galleries all over the southeastern  US.

This mix was done in Asheville, NC a couple of weeks ago and features tracks from Rodney Hunter, Discotron and more. Enjoy and if you want to download it, email at mode.radio@hotmail.com



Monday, December 28, 2015

Holiday Daily Mix #2--The Martin Brothers--"Rainy Sunrise" Drum n Bass Mix

A couple of years ago, I was in a magazine shop in Oakland and bought a copy of Mixmag. If you know Mixmag, there's always a CD attached to it. This particular day in April 2013, the CD was Claude VonStroke mixing tracks from this Dirtybird label. The CD was called the "Dirtybird Players" and it was lovely, funky house goodness. So as I was coming up with the next daily mix, I stumbled upon two of the Dirtybird artists, Justin and Christian Martin, aka Dirtybird OGs or The Martin Brothers. It was a d'n'b mix and from a memorable label, so I decided to download it.

You won't be disappointed.

This set was done earlier this year at the DirtyBird Campout in SoCal and just released 6 days ago. They even did a Yule Log video on Vimeo with it playing in the background. There's no tracklisting, but it's enjoyable. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Holiday Daily Mix#1--12/27/15--Osmose--LIVE inna fine style


This week only, Mode.Radio is featuring a mix everyday as a present to our fans. Our first feature is from one of Mode.Radio's favorite DJ's, Osmose. I have known Osmose since the early 2000's and the type of mixes that I fell the most in love with were is dub/reggae/roots mixes. So when I was looking at the Mode.Radio Soundcloud group and saw this mix that he did in November 2015, I was very excited.

Rocksteady. Reggae. Roots. Dub. Loveliness. Enjoy and download!

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #51--JBoogie--Treehouse Mix on Dublab

One of my favorite DJ's is JBoogie from San Francisco. This OM Records artists is a curator of groovy beats and I frequently download many of his live sets that he features on his blog, http://dubtronicscience.blogspot.com, or links from other music blogs.

We have featured a couple of mixes from JBoogie over the years so if you have listened to Mode.Radio, you'd know him. However, what many people don't know is that JBoogie is also heard on Pandora radio every day. He's the curator of Pandora's hip-hop, r&b, soul, and reggae stations. SO all those gems that you have heard on Pandora recently have come from him.

This mix was done for the podcast Dublab and their show Treehouse. It's a lovely set that is soulful and takes you to many places. Enjoy the set and watch JBoogie's interview about his Pandora work below.



Our Present to you! Happy Holidays from Mode.Radio!


It's Holiday Break and now that Christmas is over, I have more time to add some great mixes to this blog. I have found and received so many in the past couple weeks that I've decided to feature them everyday this week here on Mode.Radio. So this week only, we'll have our usual weekly mix, our Radio Ready mix on Jan. 1, and now our Holiday Daily Mix. I'll try and make sure that the daily mixes are downloadable, but if they are not, you can email at mode.radio@hotmail.com for download links.

Enjoy!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #50--Mark Farina--Vinyl Feels 2.0


Happy December! The Thanksgiving/Kid's Birthday/Last few weeks of teaching school has been busy for me, so I'm super happy to be back to posting mixes again. Look for more mixes leading up to the new year.

One of my all time favorite DJs is Mark Farina. I have seen him plenty of times and adore him. Heads up, he's coming out with Mushroom Jazz Vol. 8 this month, so look out for it on his website, www.djmarkfarina.net.

In celebration, I got an all vinyl mix done by Mark in October of this year. House goodness all up in here! There's no tracklisting but it's great for the holiday season and it's downloadable. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #49--Justin Bright--Nightmare on Edgewood 10/31/2015


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

Mode.Radio Weekly Mix #48--Satoshi Tomiie--Live Mix at Dommune (Tokyo) May 2015

I have loved Satoshi Tomiie since I discovered electronic music in the 90's. Most of the world first knew about him around that same time with his track "Tears" that he produced with the great Frankie Knuckles. The Japanese born, NYC/Paris based DJ, Producer, Label Boss has been tearing up floors and inspiring many DJs and artists for a very long time.

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

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #47--DJ Nyack--Fat Belly Bella Mix


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):
Nancy Wilson – I’m In Love
Honey
Silvia Straplin – You Can’t Turn Me Away
Turn me Away [Get Munny]
Think Twice
06 Annie
07 The Healer
Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends
Fall In Love [Your Funeral]
Soldier
AppleTree
Love Of My Life [feat. Bahamadia, Queen Latifah and Angie Stone]
Back In The Day
On & On
… & On
Window Seat
Bump It
The Wings – Arrough Through Me
Gone Baby Don’t Be Long
Bag Lady
Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam – Take Some Time
Umm Hmm
Tarika Blue – Dreamflower
Didn’t Cha Know
Next Lifetime
I Want You
Atlantic Starr – Touch A Four Leaf Clover
4 Leaf Clover

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Radio Ready--DJ Red--Deepness


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

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #46--Erykah Badu--Feel Better, World!


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.

Tracklisting
1. 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

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #45--Stan Zeff--Live at Music Room Atlanta, March 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.

Enjoy!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #44--Larry Levan Love at Sound Factory, 1991





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.

Enjoy!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #43--DJ Rahdu--The Diamond Soul XXXperience


For this episode of the Weekly mix, we are featuring DJ Rahdu from Birmingham, Alabama. DJ Rahdu has evolved from the basement to the stage by infusing his own musical spin at parties, concerts and events throughout the Southeast. Rahdu started Deejaying in August 2002 on UAB’s Internet Radio Station, Blazeradio. After hearing him spin on that station, poets from the local poetry scene became instantly impressed with his skills and quickly asked him to spin for their poetry night. Now, Rahdu can be found opening for hot acts such as Dwele, Anthony Hamilton, Calvin Richardson & Leela James. Rahdu is often on the scene mesmerizing crowds with his unique blend of Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Acid Jazz, Funk Jazz, Afro Beat, Classic Soul, Soulful House and Broken Beat. In addition to juggling DJ gigs, Rahdu is pursuing a degree in African American Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Music aficionados also can check him out at Fusion Iradio on www.digital-djs.com and the Diamond Soul XXXperience on Hot107.7 FM in Birmingham. 

We're featuring the latest Diamond Soul XXXperience from August 14, 2015. It features tracks from The Foreign Exchange, Bilal, Raphael Saadiq, and more. You can read more about DJ Rahdu here and catch his mixes on Bama Loves Soul. Enjoy!

Tracklisting
1 Panacea – Flashback to Stardom (DJ Spinna Remix) Ft Raheem Devaughn – Flashback to Stardom VLS
2 Telepopmusick – Brighton Beach (Freddie Joachim Remix) 
3 The Internet – For the World feat James Fauntleroy – Ego Death
4 Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Bye – All Together EP
5 Quiet Dawn – New Dawn (Eric Lau Remix) ft Oddisee 
6 Giorgio Oehlers – Sunshine & Margaritas  
7 LAKIM x Sango – Acucar  
8 Next Evidence – Aye – Thrills
9 Nathan Adams – Sending You My Love – Audio Therapy
10 Deyampert – I Want You to Know Me – It’s you
11 Optic – Liquid of Dreams 
12 Soia & Mez – Lost in Memory
13 Raphael Saadiq – I Want You Back feat Teedra Moses – Ray Ray
14 Ol’ Burger Beats – 3D Cypher feat Illa J, Frank Nitt & Marv Won
15 Electric Wire Hustle – Brother Sun (Rodi Kirk & Aron Ottignon Version) ft Kimbra – Aeons EP
16 Amp Fiddler – Send a Message (Yam Who’s Boogie) – Basementality 3
17 Jimpster – Left & Right ft Capitol A – Amour
18 Chin Chin – GG & the Boys – Go There With You EP
19 Diggs Duke – Because You’re So Wonderful – Following is Leading
20 Full Crate – Special
21 Malice & Mario Sweet – Superstar – SMS
22 Sergio Mendes – The Frog feat Q Tip & Will I Am – Timeless
23 Frank Nitt – Classic – Frankie Rothstein
24 Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Hot Night ft Talib Kweli – Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
25 Black Eyed Peas – Feel It (Jazzy Jeff Soulful Remix) – Renegotiations: The Remixes
26 The Souljazz Orchestra – Bull’s Eye – Resistance
27 Andy Compton’s Sowetian Onesteps – I Belong (the Rurals Remix) ft Celestine – I Belong VLS
28 Hiatus Kaiyote – Breathing Underwater (DJ Spinna Remix)
29 Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble – On My Own ft Lara Benack – Voyage Funktastique Vol 1 
30 The Foreign Exchange – Work it to the Top – Tales From the Land of Milk & Honey
31 Noveliss – Out Your Galaxy (Cartoons, Anime & Manga) – Toonami Tsunamis
32 Lustbass – Vital Transformation feat Georgia Anne Muldrow – Vital Transformation
33 Bilal – Bury Me Next to You – in Another Life
34 V – Who Would I Be – Revelation Is Now Televised


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Radio Ready--Ladymode--Snowbound 2 (Ready for Summer)


I'm back with Radio Ready and one of my "Snowbound" mixes that I did earlier this year. Since this vibe was more for a summer BBQ, I subtitled it "Ready for Summer" Enjoy it in this last month of the best time of the year!

Tracklisting

Prince--Controversy

Jamiroquai--Mr. Moon

The Dangerfeel Newbies--Shine

Estelle--American Boy

Cherelle and Alexander O'Neill--Saturday Love

Michael Jackson--Rock With You

The Brothers Johnson--Stomp

Earth Wind and Fire--Let's Groove Tonight

Mary J. Blige--My Love

Pet Shop Boys--West End Girls


Mode.Radio's Weekly Mix #42--DJ Bone--In Session Mix for Mixmag

Hello!
It's back to school here in Nashville and I figured that would be a good time to get back to a genre that I don't feature very much here on Mode.Radio, techno.

DJ Bone is a Detroit techno DJ and is considered an independent, visionary, true-school DJ. DJ Bone has held a residency at four of Detroit's top clubs and produces music inspired by the city in which he hales from, Detroit. His record label is called Subject Detroit

Bone experienced the emotion, passion and energy of Detroit Techno first hand at the infamous Music Institute. What he witnessed there would serve to be Bone's main influences.

Bone began his DJ career spinning groundbreaking sets weekly at The Love Club (The Shelter). From there he gained a dedicated following which eventually led to him playing at three different clubs five nights a week, as well as several underground parties in Detroit. An invitation to provide fortnightly, live mixes for the Deep Space Radio show on 107.5 in Detroit was also extended.

After hearing Bone in Detroit (1996 Love Club Anniversary Party), Laurent Garnier booked him to headline at the Rex Club in Paris. Soon after word spread and Bone was invited to play events all over Europe.


In late 1997, Bone began his residency at the Motor Lounge in Hamtramck (bordering Detroit on all sides) pioneering an underground Detroit Techno night. Within a month, the number of Bone's weekly session attendees topped 1,000 as well as tens of thousands of others tuning in to his live set broadcast on the radio in Detroit every Friday from midnight until 2 am (87.9 FM). He stayed at Motor for three years.
 

Now DJ Bone is very busy running Subject Detroit and DJ out in Europe and the US. This set was done for Mixmag in July, 2015. You can follow DJ Bone and learn more info about him on his website, http://dj-bone.com/.. Enjoy!

Tracklisting:

1. Detroit Techno (intro) - DJ Bone
2. Italia Subculture (DJ Bone Remix) - Subb-an
3. Lockhead - Farrah
4. Struggle - DJ Bone
5. Fantasia (Truncate Remix) - Kink
6. Internal Conflict (Acts 1-3) - Phase
7. Music Is - Stephen Brown
8. Never grow old - Floorplan
9. Detroit is Hard - DJ Bone
10. Human - Psyk
11. Polar (Ben Sims Remix)- Stephen Brown
12. Cultural Variance - DJ Bone
13. Zilla - Surgeon
14. Stroke 4 (Original Mix) - Sterac
15. I Do - DJ Bone
16. Evacuation (Skudge's Evacuated Version) - Aubrey
17. Lost Sines - d_func
18. Differ-Ent(ity) - Differ-Ent
19. M.O.M - Differ-Ent

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.

Enjoy!

Tracklist:
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: http://prefuse73.biz.

Tracklist:
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: https://soundcloud.com/bettyblu

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!

Tracklisting:
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