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.


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:

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:

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!