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

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!