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Video Digs
Jazz Soul

Mark de Clive-Lowe “One Take”

Part one of MdCL’s One Take series – recreating the club classic Hot Music by Soho from scratch, remixing it and deconstructing it over two and a half minutes… no prepared loops, all performed live in One Take. MdCL uses: Yamaha Grand Piano, Native Instruments Maschine, Korg KP3, Novation Impulse …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Jazz Soul

24 Hours Of Vinyl #8 – AKI – NAV – JOHN KONG – A MAN CALLED WARWICK (Toronto)

This is mix recorded live from our 24 HOURS OF VINYL #8 event in Toronto presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Here is Part 1 of the final four hours of the great 24HOV event we hosted in Toronto. And what better way to finish it off than with three of the finest music …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz Soul

Lexis (MIMS) – Guest Mix on WEFUNK Radio

It was an honour to finally to do a guest session for a radio show and 2 DJ’s who I have a ton of respect for. WEFUNK is a weekly radio mix-show, hosted and produced for more than a decade by Montreal DJs Professor Groove and DJ Static. They have …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Jazz Amnesty Sound System #33 “JASS MASS”

via J.A.S.S: “On September 28th, 2013, 4PM – 8PM, the Jazz Amnesty Sound System will present the first J.A.S.S. Mass at The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Montreal as part of the Pop Montreal music festival. Andy Williams & sweet daddy luv will be conducting the service by …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Gregory Porter “Liquid Spirit”

Gregory Porter has a new album dropping in September of this year, marking his first release on the historic Blue Note record label. The title track, “Liquid Spirit“, embodies the fusion of jazz, soul, blues and gospel that we’ve come to know Mr. Porter for. After catching his amazing performance …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Baaska & Scavelli “Get Off The Ground – The Bottom End Version” (1976)

Widely regarded as the holy grail of the rare jazz dance scene, Baaska & Scavelli‘s “Get Off The Ground” is a track that is the very definition of a forgotten treasure! One of the most in demand and hard to get tracks in the world, until the good people at …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Bennys Badekar “Blaekspruttesangen” Music by Hans-Henrik Ley (1971)

I was playing a guest set on the legendary WEFUNK radio show a couple weeks ago. After an hour of playing tunes and hanging out with Professor Groove (co-founder of the show with Static) I played a German Soul track which made us both crack up. PG then started telling …

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Mad Mats “Para El Junco – A Jazz Mixtape”
Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Mad Mats “Para El Junco – A Jazz Mixtape”

“This is for my good friends Gaspar & Isaias at El Junco jazz club in Madrid. One of my fave spots in the world where I’ve had some truly amazing nights behind the decks. I did this mixtape (note, not dj mix) simply cus’ I love jazz, I always have…always …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz Soul

Mix of the Day: Mr Scruff “Manchester Jazz Festival 2013″

via Mr. Scruff: “Another great Band on the Wall session, this was the closing party for Manchester Jazz Festival, so a large dollop of Jazz was added to the mix this month. To download this set (for a limited time only), go to www.mrscruff.com & enter the code ‘d8Vm2y’ The next Band …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Soho “Hot Music” (1990)

“Way back in 1994, when I was first cutting my teeth in the world of spinning house music, I picked up an LP from one of my favourite record stores (Inbeat R.I.P. ) called Hot Music by an artist named Pal Joey. The main reason I purchased this album (which …

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Theo Parrish “Black Jazz Signature”

via Sounds Of The Universe (Record Store in London, UK) “We are currently taking pre-order for this title. Expected to ship for the release date of 19th August. Theo Parrish curates his own, unique volume in the series following DJ Mitsu and Gilles Peterson; collecting his favourite records on the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasures: Conjure “Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed” (1985)

On my last trip to New York, I paid a visit to the Brazilian vinyl mecca Tropicalia in Furs (peace to its East 5th Street digs). In browsing their jazz section, this rust-coloured jacket with a somewhat melancholy portrait struck my attention. As I read the list of personnel, it …

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