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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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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