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AVR 06 w/ D&E Records [Chicago]

After another break, Advibe Radio is back with episode number 6. For this episode we return to Chicago and check in with Dave Maze and Erica Kane of D&E Records. Dave and Erica recorded this mix live at one of their record release parties at @606records some months ago. Jake: …

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Advibe Radio
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AVR #05 – (Hosted by Jake Stellarwell) feat Peter Croce [Rocksteady Disco]

After a slight break, episode 5 of Advibe Radio is here… with special guest Peter Croce of Rocksteady Disco in Detroit. Peter is a dedicated musician, DJ, producer, label owner and all-around nice dude. He’s kindly shared an 80 minute mix and an insightful Q&A session. JS: To begin, how …

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AVR #04 – (Hosted by Jake Stellarwell) feat Soul Of Hex + Anttares (Vicario Musique)

For Episode 4 Jake’s invited two young DJs/Producers from Tijuana, Mexico. Brothers, Gerardo and Emanuel Cedillo aka Soul Of Hex @soulofhex and Anttares @attares. Together they run a newly-formed label, produce, and DJ. They’re fun-loving, hard-working, and talented. The future looks bright for these two and we’re pleased to introduce …

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AVR #03 – (Hosted by Jake Stellarwell) feat JAZ (John Zahl)

For Episode 3, I’ve invited the one and only JAZ, Episcopalian Minister and odd-ball synth pop edit maestro. John offers a unique perspective on underground club culture & dance music, plus, he’s a sharp selector. Over the years he’s built a strong reputation for delivering superb edits and tantalizing mixes, …

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AVR #02 – (Hosted by Jake Stellarwell) feat Grand Afair w/ Edward Navarro and Scotty Oh!

Shouts to all that ‘tuned in’ for AVR 01 with Star Creature, was a nice kickoff indeed. For Episode 2, I’ve invited the boys of Grand Affair in Phoenix, Scotty Oh! and Edward Navarro. These guys work really hard making Phoenix a fun place to live. And, their open-air, day-into-night …

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Forgotten Treasures

Lungile Masitha “Vuyani” (1985, Transistor)

Musician/vocalist-turned-producer, Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala was once a member of South African bands Umoja and Harari. Lungile Masitha, an alias of Twala’s created due to contractual constraints, sees the Soweto artist in partnership with Jimmy Mgwandi (writing credit for Satari’s ‘Smile’). The two would continue their work together on many projects; …

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AVR #01 – (Hosted by Jake Stellarwell) feat Star Creature w/ Tim Zawada and Jesse Sandwich

Advibe Radio is a new monthly mix series curated and hosted by me, Jake Stellarwell. Each month, I’ll showcase a guest mix along with a brief Q&A. I’ll also provide the first hour or so of selections to get the palette warmed up. This month, I’ve invited Tim Zawada and …

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Future Classics
Electronic

DJ Sotofett “Dub Off” (Honest Jons)

In chatting with Lexis on this release, we both agreed that Sotofett’s work has reached a buy-on-sight status. Dub Off, now sold out on Juno, is probably my favorite release from him – not an easy thing to say. The reason, it’s the most direct production from the producer I’ve …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Zohra “Badala Zamana” (1977)

Late 70’s Arabic language Folk/Disco from France. I first became aware of this one via my pals at Beach Freaks. At the time, I couldn’t afford to cop the OG and wondered when I’d find an affordable copy. Alas! It’s been reissued and is a 10th of the price of …

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Advibe Radio

Often times, media outlets overlook the hard-working, passionate people operating in lesser-discussed scenes; the ones truly holding the delicate web of the underground music community together. These are the people that host the big name DJs at their parties, they warm-up the crowd for the travelling ‘headliner’, they sell records …

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Guest Mixes
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MIMS Guest Mix: Jake Stellarwell (Chicago)

This mix was inspired by the winter weather in Chicago, the Holiday season and by the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas album from ’84. I recorded it in one take, but in two parts with a winter storm interlude for extra cheese. Expect some new agey vibes, jazz funk/fusion and some grown …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Tim Lawrence presents “Life & Death On A New York Dancefloor” (Compilation)

Tim Lawrence follows-up his book of the same name with a two-part double disc vinyl compilation series – ‘Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor’ Parts 1 and 2. Disco-Not-Disco is the name of the game here, a sound originated and made famous in New York City. ‘Life …

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