DJ Prestige x Blumen Radio

Here’s an exclusive live, all vinyl, 45 rpm mix for the newly formed Blumen Radio out of Istanbul, Turkey. Started by the talented Güneş Alpman, Blumen radio will highlight a variety of selectors from around the globe playing a diverse array of records that you can get down to. For my contribution, I chose an upbeat selection of deep funk, disco, boogie, and some modern day future classics for people to get down to.

Here is the tracklist:

Donald Byrd – Flight-Time
E.Live feat. Chesta Blake -Do Me Like That
Saucy Lady – On The Floor
Frazelle – Today Is The Day (Shadow Hills Mix)
Roy Ayers – Virgo
Pleasure – Now You Choose Me
Eastside Connection – Frisco Disco
Sookie – Rhythm On Rhythm (Nik Weston Extended 7″ Edit)
Geraldine Hunt – Fake The Feeling
Donna Allen – Bad Love
Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf
Fantastic Four – B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Funk)
Solar Shield – Beeturia
Sauce81 – Dance Tonight
Diamond Ortiz – Make Me Wanna
Baggy Leggins – Lando
Skip Jackson & The Natural Experience – Microwave Boogie

Go to their mixcloud page and get it!

More info on the Blumen Radio series here.

If you like the mix, please feel free to tell a friend and pass it along on your social media channels. Cheers.

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Sound Traveler Guest Mix For Record Breakin’ Music

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It’s always an honor to be asked to do a mix for people you respect. At the end of it, I am just a dude who loves music and followed his passion to make it a career. A career that is rewarding, but as my brothers and sisters in this game are well aware of, is a struggle. Success for me, has never been measured by monetary gain (but it helps when you get paid for doing what you love), and what I love so much about DJing are the relationships you make with people as you go along from city to city, the long lasting friendships, collaborations and of course the massive amount of music you learn about every day from people you work with, respect, and meet. I not only have the utmost respect for Junior and the Record Breakin’ crew, but am inspired at the wide spectrum of music they put out. On this particular mix, I wanted to step outside my box a bit and put together an hour of music I really dig, but don’t always get to spin out as much as I’d like. I recorded the mix in my Greenville Studios in Jersey City all live and in one take. Go to the link below to listen to it, and if you are feeling it, please pass it on to a friend. Thanks to Record Breakin’ for the opportunity to share my passion with the world, looking forward to hanging when I bring my records to Philadelphia to play live soon. Cheers.

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Solid: An All Live Mix

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This is a mix of tunes that would typically be played on my Wednesday night residency at bar belly in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in NYC. Bar Belly is an intimate space where I go from deep funk, to soul, Brazilian beats to instrumental early rap, original samples to dub reggae, and Latin boogaloo to garage rock, spinning for a crowd of music lovers and dancers who come for the vibe. The Wed. night features Pat Van Dyke and his trio getting the crowd warmed up with their brand of funky jazz and more, and then I take over with my funky little box of 45s to end the night. The mix was done live, all in one take, because you never get a second chance. Enjoy!

Southside Movement – I’ve Been Watching You
DaiN feat. Moniquea – Gave It A Try
The Sylvers – Fools Paradise
King Most – Hook. Swing, & Hip
Computa Games – Computer Rock
Whitefield Soundz – Safari Strut (Fuzzed)
Jackie Dee – Who
Hugh Maseklela – Grazing In The Grass
B.B.C,S. & A- Rock Shock
The Art of Noise – Close To The Edit
Fab Five Freddy – Down By Law (Instrumental) Kenny Dope Edit
Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Scorpio Man Theme
The Pendletons – Let Me Turn You On
George Franklin Smallwood & Marshmellow – Lady Disco
Joe Bataan – Rap-O-Clap O
Fort Knox Five featuring Joe Quarterman – Don’t Go
Black Ice – Shakedown Part 1
Dick’s Beat Market – Scorpio Love
Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs
Barbara St. Clair – Teacherman

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Dad: Is This Dilla? Mix

Dad Is This DillaSince my son was born four years ago, I’ve played him music. When we first brought him home from the hospital, I sat him in his carrier and played Curtis Mayfield and Donnie Hathaway for him. As he’s grown, he has been listening to everything I do. From the everyday FleaMarketFunk content to Blue Note jazz, psych rock and beyond. When we drive in the car, I try to mix it up for him all the time. He tells me exactly what he likes and what he doesn’t like. When I first started playing Dilla instrumentals for him last year, he kept asking who it was. I would say Dilla or Jay Dee. Then I started playing the House Shoes King James Version mix as well that contained all original samples. He said he liked it. A friend passed me a mix almost ten years ago labeled Proper Dilla Shit that was in with a bunch of CDs and after we moved to Jersey City, I put it in the car. My son fell in love with it. He loved all the samples, the scratching, and especially got excited when it would say “Dilla Dilla!” or his signature Mantronix horn sample would ring out. From then on, he was always asking: Dad, is this Dilla?” when it played. Now it’s all he wants to listen to in the car.

He loved all the samples, the scratching, and especially got excited when it would say “Dilla Dilla!” or his signature Mantronix horn sample would ring out.

Dilla. Five letters that represent one of the greatest producers of our lifetime. I’m not a Dilla expert, merely a fan of his work. So since my son is obsessed with some of his music, I decided to do an all live, improptu, off the cuff mix of original Dilla tracks, Dilla produced tracks, artist tribute tracks, posthumous songs, and original samples the talented producer chopped and flipped. This is in no way a retrospective or an all encompassing mix, just an idea I had inspired by my four year old’s reaction to the music. On a side note, we don’t listen to the rap songs (with curses), mostly the instrumentals, as he really gets excited at what he hears. I tried to include as many of them as I could. The others are some I really dig and also spin out at gigs. Dilla has touched so many people, I thought that the way he got through to my youngest was really special. He was coming in and out of the studio while I was recording it and gave the double thumbs up, so that’s cool. I hope you dig it, and if you do, feel free to pass it on.

Dad Is This Dilla? Track List:

J Dilla – Love Jones
Flying Lotus – Fall In Love (Dilla Tribute)
J Dilla – 1 For The Treble 2 For The Bass
J Dilla – Take Notice
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
J Dilla – Stop
Madlib – The Mystery (Dilla’s Still Here)
Stereolab – Come and Play In The Milky Night
Busta Rhymes – Show Me What You Got
J Dilla- Body Movin’
J Dilla – Coming Home
Illa J & Cue D – See That Boy Fly
Dilla – Airworks
Common & D’Angelo – So Far To Go
DOOM – Firewood Drum Stix
Mobb Deep & Havoc – 24K Rap
Daryl Reeves – Donut Man
Dilla – Time; The Donut of The Heart
Dilla – Brazillian Groove
Phife feat. No Name – Four Horseman
The Impressions – We Must Be In Love
Pharoah Monch – Love
Brother Jack McDuff – Oblighetto (Jay Dee Remix)
Jaylib – The Jam
Mos Def feat. Talib Kweli – History (Instrumental)

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DJ Prestige Interview With Major League Soccer

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DJ Prestige was interviewed by Major League Soccer about his As Long As We’re Breathing New York Red Bulls supporter mix. Check out the story/ interview below:

DJ Prestige x Major League Soccer

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New York Red Bulls Feature DJ Prestige

Young MetroThe As Long As We’re Breathing Mix by DJ Prestige was featured on the New York Red Bulls site. Check out the article below:

DJ PRESTIGE:

“To me, all of these tunes represent a day at Red Bull Arena with good mates, having a beer, screaming your head off and going mental for 90 minutes or more, then hopping on the PATH back home to get back to life. It’s an atmosphere that’s very unique. As long as we’re breathing, we’ll cheer for the Metro.”

New York red Bulls feature a DJ Prestige mix.

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As Long As We’re Breathing New York Redbulls Mix

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Since it’s the start of the Major League Soccer season, I decided to do a mix for the New York Red Bull supporter groups and any other supporters who want to blast these tunes before or after the matches. It is a mix of tunes that the supporter clubs have championed during the match for their own chants, classic football tunes from the UK, as well as actual crowds singing from Red Bull Arena and the Red Bulls’ (Metro Stars) former home, the old Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. For many who follow football all year round and are from the New York area, we’re gearing up for the closest professional football team to NYC (even if it’s Harrison, NJ) to start their 2016 campaign. The team is the oldest MLS team from New York (1996), and the Empire Supporters Club is the oldest supporter’s group in the league. Along with The Viking Army and Garden State Ultras, they make up The South Ward. These three groups sing their hearts out for 90 minutes plus every game (home and away), and while each group is unique itself, they all form like Voltron to support New York Red Bull whether we win or lose. We continue to hate DC United, and even though there is some new blue team Uptown, it’s clear that New York is (and always will be) RED. We all stand together as one to bring home the MLS CUP this year. This is a mix of great punk, rock, hip hop, reggae, and other sides. It’s NSFW due to some graphic language, so it might not work for the younger supporter. To me, all of these tunes represent a day at Red Bull Arena with good mates, having a beer, screaming your head off and going mental for 90 minutes or more, then hopping on the PATH back home to get back to life. It’s an atmosphere that’s very unique. As long as we’re breathing, we’ll cheer for the Metro.

Check out the mix below, and if you dig pass on. I did it all live in one take, because like a soccer match, you don’t get a second chance to save a shot.

As Long As We’re Breathing: An Original Mix Of Tunes For The New York Red Bulls Supporter Track List

As Long As We’re Breathing Intro
Little Peggy March – I Will Follow
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Cock Sparrer – Take ‘Em All
The Specials – Concrete Jungle
Operation Ivy – One Of These Days
Wu Tang Clan – Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing To Fuck With
Audio Two – Top Billin’
Harry J All Stars – Liquidator
Nora Dean – Barb Wire
Toots & The Maytals – Pressure Drop
Cockney Rejects – War On The Terraces
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
Blur – Song 2
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Madness – One Step Beyond
Vanilla MUffins – The Drug Is Football
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
Jay Z – Empire State of Mind
The Beatles – Twist and Shout
Surfaris – Wipeout
Let’s Go Fucking Metro Outro

Stream the mix from my mixcloud page:

Check out the New York Red Bulls supporter groups:

Empire Supporters Club

The Viking Army

Garden State Ultras

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Hot Pants Road: An All Funk & Soul Dance Party #JerseyCity

Real Thing Sampler MixTo coincide with our new funk and soul party Hot Pants Road here in Jersey City on February 6th at The Citizen, we have put together an all live, 45 RPM mix of music you’ll hear if you come to the party. It’s a hearty mix of raw funk and soul, northern, some modern tracks, and assorted funky nuggets for your listening pleasure. I’ll be joined this time by Pat James Longo, aka Primitive Sound System who will be laying down a heavy set of tunes from his endless crates. We will be writing up a full report on the party in the weeks to come. However, if you’d like to get your groove on early, practice some dance steps, and get on your own dance floor early, The Real Thing will help you. This mix was recorded live in all one take using all 45 RPM records. Please enjoy it in all of its pop and click, and even a skip glory. You don’t have a second chance to do it live, so deal with it. Stay tuned for more info about the party. Tri-State area, mark your calendars for February 6th, it’s gonna be a funky good time.

The Real Thing Track List
Intro: The New Seekers – The Real Thing
Little Carl Carlton – Competition Ain’t Nothin’
The Fabulous Emotions – Funky Chicken
J.J. Barnes – Chains of Love
The Soulmates – People We Gotta Do Better
Ike Turner & The Rhythm Kings – Funky Mule
The Gene Dudley Group – Inspector Norse
Mako & Mr. Bristow – King Soul
Lee Willaims & The Cymbals – Shing A Ling USA
Wee Willie West – Funku Funky Hot Pants
Lynn Varnado – Wash and Wear Love
Noel Gourdin – Patience
Syl Johnson – Get Ready
Honey and the Bees – Music
Notations – Superpeople
Outro: The New Seekers – The Real Thing

Listen to the mix below:

Hot Pants Road: A Dance Party
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Hot Pants Road
The Citizen
332 2nd Street
Jersey City, NJ

DJ Prestige (FleaMarketFunk/ Greenville Soul Club)
Pat James Longo (Primitive Sound System)
21+ w/ ID | FREE

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DJ Prestige x Ace Hotel NYC

NOV Lobby Nights 15The time goes so quick and November creeps up on you. This month, once again FleaMarket Funk is featured in the lobby of the Ace Hotel New York City every Friday in November. We will be bringing an arsenal of funky treats for your listening pleasure on these nights from 8pm until 2am. You see, the Ace is our home away from home and every time we visit, they encourage us to dig deeper and deeper. Sonaturally, we oblige. As we approach our sixth year at the Ace, we’ve come a long way from spinning 45s for Tanner Goods pop up and then for Q Tip’s residency in Liberty Hall. Fast forward and we’ve hosted special guests like Supreme La Rock, and seen everyone from the Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah to Skrillex nodding their heads to what we are laying down. However, the night isn’t possible without the crowds that come out on the regular when we play the Ace, and for that we want to say a huge thanks. For the residency, we did a live warm up mix that dropped last week, and for those who haven’t heard it yet, here is is again:

We’ve done quite a few mixes for our residencies over the years, which can be found here. Here are a few if you’ve missed them:



This month, the Ace has also curated some really talented DJs who will be spinning the rest of the week, so if you’re in the area the rest of the week, by all means stop in.
ACE NOV 15 FULL

These events are FREE, so there’s no excuses, it doesn’t get better than FREE! Check out the Facebook event page.

FleaMarket Funk (DJ Prestige) x Ace Hotel NYC
Live In the Lobby
Fridays in Nov. 2015
Ace Hotel
29th & B’Way
NYC

All Ages | FREE

More info on the night here.

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Where Does The Sun Go At Night? A Deep Jazz Mix

Where Does The Sun Go At NightWhen we are not spinning funky stuff, we listen to jazz records. All kinds of jazz records. For a long time though, we’ve been really into deeper jazz cuts. A mix between spiritual jazz, free jazz, and stuff that we would like to classify as “out there”. There is something special about the music, the players, the back story of each artist and the songs they play. It’s been a while since we did a straight up jazz mix, so we combined mostly early 70’s experimental stuff with one cut from a guy who embodies the same mind state as these cats in the present day. To us, there is nothing better than a song that takes you off to another place, another time, or another astral plane. it removes you from your present state and allows you to listen. Here are a dozen deep jazz cuts for your listening pleasure. Sometimes funky, sometimes free, these tunes were meant to be listened to and heard. So if you can hear what we’re saying, let us know. The mix is 100% vinyl and done all live and in one take. Please enjoy and pass to a friend if you dig what you hear.

Where Does The Sun Go At Night?: Vinyl Explorations In Jazz Track List

Bobby Hutcherson – Ummmh
Leon Thomas – The Creator Has A Master Plan
Roswell Rudd – Maiden Voyage
Dave Pike – Big Schlepp
Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
African Roots of Jazz – The Healer/ Don’t Break
John Patton – Captain Nasty
Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett – Grow Your Own
Yesterday’s New Quintet – Rugged Tranquility
Herbie Hancock – Sansho Shima
Pharoah Sanders – Astral Traveling
The Last Poets – In Time And Space

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