Live At Iris Records w/ Brian Coleman

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This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of spinning some records with the esteemed author, historian, and DJ (don’t front, dude has heat!) Brian Coleman at Iris Records in Jersey City. He was promoting the second volume of of the Check The Technique book series, signing books, and dropping some lava rocks on the turntables. It gave me a chance to dust off some hip hop 12″s, assorted 45s, and it was exciting to spin a bunch of artists’ music that were featured in both books as well as well as some original samples. I didn’t really plan a set, but just kind of let it flow. It’s live and unedited, so there are some skips, etc. That’s the way we like it, raw and uncut, just like a live show. Mr. Coleman dropped a bunch of heat from his crates and played a wide variety of good tunes. I was able to do some digging to a cool soundtrack while he played. It was great to see a bunch of heads come out and support a great book and good dude all together. Thanks so much to Iris Records for hosting both of us, and I’m looking forward to getting behind the decks sometime very soon.

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Live at Iris Records, Jersey City, NJ
Starts at around 22:20 and goes to 1:18 until a Bad Brains track.

Isaac Hayes – Run Faye Run
Geto Boys – My Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me
Quincy Jones – Summer In the City
Pharcyde – Passin’ Me By
Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
Eugene McDaniels – Jagger The Dagger
Bob Dorough – Three Is The Magic Number
De La Soul – Three Is The Magic Number
KMD – Who Me?
Wild Style Breakbeats – Subway Theme (Extended Kenny Dope Mix)
The Emotions – Blind Alley (Instrumental)
Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution Quick
The Roots – Distortion To Static
Fugees – Fu-Gee-La (plus original skit)
Poor Righteous Teachers – Rock Dis Funky Joint
Special Ed – I Got It Made
Beastie Boys – Funky Boss/ Pass The Mic

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Tropical Dreams & Vinyl Vibrations Mix

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With Summer almost over in a few weeks, we  are not ready to give up the warm vibes just yet. We decided to put together a dreamy summer mix to keep you in the mood way after the warm rays of the sun have turned to fall’s bitter bite. We present to you, Tropical Dreams & Vinyl Vibrations. Loaded heavy with summer vibes that elicit feelings of a remote beach, a tall, cold drink, and your feet in the sand, we dug through the crates to pick some of our old (and new) favorite tunes to keep you in the mood. The mix originally was going in a different direction, but as we put the records together, our amorous feelings for the summer months and a soundtrack to go with it took over. It was done all live and in one take, because when you’re playing a set live, you don’t get another chance. Enjoy this with your shoes off, laying in a hammock, or sitting out on the veranda sharing some tropical drinks with friends. Any way you slice it, you’re sure to get a treat. If you dig what you hear, please pass it on to a friend.

Tropical Dreams & Vinyl Vibrations Track List

Gary Wilson – Dreams
Poets of Rhythm – Path of Life
Pat Van Dyke – Two Sides (DJ Spinna Remix)
The Soul Jazz Orchestra – Black Orchid
Swing-A-Ling – Jericho Jazz
Breakdown Brass – Next Episode
Al Hirt – Gringo-A-Go-Go
Buffalo Brothers – Dark Matter
Grant Phabo Afrofunk arkestra – Mazouglave
Jungle Fire – Culebro
Jo Tongo – Piani
Fire! – Flight To Cuba
Paz Antiguana – Tropical Soul
The Nitty Gritty Sextet – Something New
Shirley Scott & Gary Mc Farland – Soul Sauce

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Live Boston Soulelujah! Set 6.27.15

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For those of you that couldn’t make it to Boston this past weekend, the crew from Soulelujah have uploaded DJ Prestige’s all 45 set of soul, funk, latin, and other assorted goodness from his appearance at the Boston area’s number one dance party. We had a great time and are looking forward to getting up to do this party again!

Vinyl Vets Boston

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New Rock Mix Reaches Number 1 On Mixcloud

New Directions In SoundRecently, Prestige contributed an exclusive mix for Funky 16 Corner’s Annual Pledge Drive. A contributor for many years, he always strives to do something different. This year his contribution, New Directions In Sound, Fuzzy Rock 45s For The Whole Family reached number 1 in the Rock and Vinyl categories on Mixcloud. It was fun to put together, so hopefully you’ll enjoy it as well!

New Directions In Sound: A Fuzzy Rock Forty Five Mix For The Whole Family

Crazy Elephant – In the Dark Part of My Mind
Sound Syndicate – Little Girl
The Music Machine – Talk Talk
Whichwhat – Parting
The Tremelos – Instant Whip
Fumaca Preta – You, Me Libertar
Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
The Hombres – Let It Out
The First Edition – Just Dropped In
The Shadows of Knight – Oh Yeah
The Feathers – Trying To Get To You
The Monkees – (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
Terry Knight and The Pack – Numbers
The Standells – Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White
The Nite Liters – Set Me Free
The Rugbys – You, I
The Seeds – Pushin’ Too Hard
The Pyramids – Penetration
Mercy – Fireball

Stream the mix below.

Also, go over to F16 Corners and donate as well.

See the original post on Flea Market Funk.

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Sabrosa y Caliente: An All Latin Mix

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Here’s an all 100% original vinyl latin mix from the crates of DJ Prestige.  He has been sitting on some of these records for 10 years waiting to put a mix together.  Now the time has come, and whether it’s boogaloo, latin soul, salsa, or more, it’s covered on Sabrosa y Caliente.  From Joe Cuba to El Gran Combo, Joe Bataan to Willie Bobo, this represents a quality submission of latin tunes straight from the FMF lab in Jersey City, NJ.  As always, done live and in one take, and with an intro from the great Ray Barretto, get up and move your feet with this exclusive mix.

Sabrosa y Caliente Track List

Sabrosa y Caliente Intro
Cal Tjader – Mambo Sangria
Joe Cuba Sextet – Bang Bang
Tito Puente – Batuka
Pete Rodriguez – Soy El Rey
El Gran Combo – Es Mi Tierra
Mongo Santamaria – Sofrito
TNT Band – The Meditation
Ray Baretto – El Watusi
Johnny Ventura Y Su Combo – El Ovni
Hector Rivera – At The Party
Joe Bataan – El Regreso
Orchestra Harlow Presenta A Ismeal Miranda – Yo Mey Voy
Charlie Palmieri y Sus Orchestra – El Susto
Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra – La Malanga
Willie Bobo – Guajira
The Latin Souls – The Party Is Over

Listen to the mix here:

Stream from my mixcloud page.

Download the mix here.

 

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Exclusive Ace Hotel NYC Mix

ace-hotel-warm-up-2015-coverHere’s a live, all in one take, warm up mix from DJ Prestige for his May residency in the lobby of the Ace Hotel in New York City.  On the mix you’ll find a quality selection of tunes that range from hip hop to raw funk & soul, reggae, and other treats that will be spun at the Ace.  Check out the track list below:

Ace Hotel Live Warm Up Mix Track List

The Specials – Ghost Town
Ikebe Shakedown – The Beast
Tim Maia – Que Beleza
John Holt – Ali Baba
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Fulgeance & DJ Scientist – Moscow Nightlife
Edan – Humble Magnificent
Universouls – New Generation
Jimmy Norman – Gangster of Love
Elzhi – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
J Rocc – Bubbha’s Dance
Jimmy Smith – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More
Sonia Santos – Speed
Ozomatli – Cut Chemist Suite
Bob James – Nautilus (Paul Nice Edit)
Inell Young – What Do You See In Her? (DJ Yamin Remix)
Brother Jack McDuff – Obligetto (Jay Dee Remix)
Les Baxter – Hogin’ Machine
Breakdown Brass – The horseman
Rabbits & Carrots – Expresate
Friend and Lover – Reach Out of the Darkness
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Greenwood Groove
Freqnik and WDRE – Stamp Tramp
Shawn Lee’s Incredible Tabla Band – Apache
The Monkees – Mary, Mary
The Ventures – Sweet Pea
Lee Moses – Reach Out, I’ll Be There
Mayer Hawthorne – Henny & Gingerale
Family Of Eve – Please Be Truthful

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