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.


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 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!

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!



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

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, Enjoy!


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