Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: DJ Suspect “French Delivery” (Truth & Soul Podcast)

We’re always big fans of mixes with any kind of theme or story to it. Always a great way to discover some hiddens gems. And in this case, lots of Funky Frenchy classics put together by Dj Suspect from Paris. via Truth&Soul: “A new Truth & Soul podcast by DJ …

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Music Books

Music Is The Weapon of the Future – 50 Years of African Popular Music

Here is a book suggestion, we figured we’d share the info since we’re buying ourselves a copy! Author: Frank Tenaille. Publisher: Chicago Review Press (2002) “From the unique voice of Salif Keita and the hard funk of Fela Kuti to the poignant blues of Cesaria Evora and the upbeat swing …

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Francis Bebey “Psychedelic Sanza 1982​-​1984”

via Francis Bebey (on BornBadRecords): The first time I saw a sansa (a type of African “thumb piano”), it was just sitting there on a piece of furniture in my family’s living room/dining room – a space that our father also transformed into a recording studio every day. It seemed …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Horace Andy “Get Down” (1985)

Everytime we put together an edition of our side project called 24 Hours of Vinyl we walk away with tons of amazing discoveries from the 15 DJ’s who came share their finest nuggets with us. The 11th edition in San Francisco was no different and might actually have been the …

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Tribute Mixes

Tribute to YAMASHITA TATSURO – Selected by Prince Klassen

Wow. Talk about some heavy digging! Dead serious mix from our friend Prince Klassen from NYC. From Prince Klassen: “The goal of the mix was to celebrate one of my favorite Japanese musicians that surely gets the credit he deserves but rarely observed as one of the world’s greatest and …

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Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: Brackles “Rinse FM Podcast 23rd August 2014”

Absolutely great carnival vibes coming from London’s Brackles recorded live on Rinse FM, everybody’s favourite underground radio station. We were very familiar with Brackles‘ productions always rooted in Bass with Funky drums but we were a little bit less familiar with his DJing. Well this set makes total sense in terms of him …

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Future Sound of Mzansi – Documentary Trailer
Music Documentaries

Future Sound of Mzansi – Documentary Trailer

via Future Sounds of Mzansi: “Future Sounds of Mzansi is a documentary which aims to explore, express, and interrogate South Africa’s cultural landscape, 20 years into it’s democracy,. A chief vehicle of this exploration is electronic music, a staple of South African popular culture. The film explores the past, present …

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Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow” (1978)

Everybody around me knows how passionate I am about finding the original songs that have been sampled by my favorites beatmakers. I think this is something that a lot of us music nerds love doing. This obsession is the reason why I listen to so much different kind of music …

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Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day : Bem Quente “Brazilian Club Jazz, Pop & Groove”

The perfect mix for your world cup party. It’s a mistura of everything that we love about brazilian music with a transcending genre focus which goes deeper in to Musica Popular Brasileira. It contains songs that are quite rare on vinyl but are super accessible to the untrained ear as …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Dr.Who Dat “Beat Journey” (2006)

There was a time in the mid 2000s where experimental hiphop was blossoming. Instrumental albums were popping up left and right and Dilla and Madlib were establishing their place in the left field beat pantheon. The broken beat scene was also emerging and Houston producer Jneiro Jarel aka Dr.Who Dat …

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Dj Mixes

Mix of the Day: DJ Psycut “The Brazilian Mix Series”

Getting into Brazilian music from the 60’s & 70’s can be a pretty intimidating thing. There is just so much of it and for the most part it aged very well, almost like there is more good stuff than bad stuff (which is pretty damn rare in any genre or …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Azucar de Caña “Eva Ayllón”

Oh nostalgic Montreal winters. Every year I fear your bitter cold days but revel in the knowledge and experiences you bring me. Think what you may of Black History Month, it does have a way of bringing our attention the beautiful and intricate Afro-tapestry. The legacy of African culture and …

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