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
Calling all of my Boston, MA people! Tomorrow night we will be bringing a little slice of NYC to Beantown/ Cambridge at the famous Soulelujah party. This time, we are changing it up and will be dropping the deep funk/ disco vibes for the number one dance party in Boston. It’s an all forty five affair, so bring those dancing shoes and get ready to sweat until last call. These cats have been doing it STRONG since 2003, so you know it’s going to be a good time. If you are in the Boston area, we will be doing it disco this Saturday night March 25th, so come rock with us. Also on the bill is the ever reliable Claude Money and more, so if you like good, funky music, here’s your chance to sweat it out until the lights go on. See you on the dance floor.
Dropping a grip of 45 rpm gems tonight over at Donna Cocktail Club for their weekly Taco Tuesday night. I’ll be bringing some funk, soul, latin, boogie and reggae joints for the people. Good cocktails, great food, and good vibes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC stand up!
DJ Prestige x Donna Cocktail Club
Jersey City let’s Get Funked! Back at it again at South House in the Pedestrian Plaza in Chilltown. All 45 rpm sets of deep funk, funky soul, original samples, breaks, boogie and more from DJ Prestige. Full menu and drink specials all night long. Come get funky with us on #NewarkAve.
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.
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