Saturday, October 1, 2016

Four New Live DJ Mixes

The last year has been a solid one for me in terms of DJ-ing gigs across the city and the state. I played a couple spots at the Kirkwood Lodge in the Lake of the Ozarks. Luckily, I've been fortunate to have been booked for the more beat-oriented, jazzy hip hop stuff more suited for a martini lounge or a poolside afternoon as it's not only my favorite stuff to listen to, but to play as well.

The below mixes are mostly that kind of vibe. The first one, from the Lake of the Ozarks, was from a gig called Wet Hot Electronic Summer: Hot Miami Nights, which was a weekend-long party with some friends from both Kansas City and St. Louis and a TON of strangers that became friends later that weekend. There is, unfortunately, no tracklist.

The three mixes following that are from a night here in Kansas City run by my long-time DJ partner Mr. Nuro. He calls the night "The Listening Room" and works as a kind of spotlight on music that doesn't always get played on dance floors across the city. The weird, the abstract, the dark, the's a good venue for experimentation.

The first mix of the three is a more jazzy hip hop/instrumental/lounge vibe. The second mix is a more uptempo/funk/boogie style made for a more dance-centric crowd. The third mix is a blend of older 80s & 90s retro stuff that I love playing when the vibe is right. There are tracklists for all three.

You can find the link to stream this mix here:

You can find the link to stream this mix here:

24 tracks, 83 minutes

FloFilz - Gitdown
Galimatias - Sunlight Reigns Supreme
FloFilz - Keepitreal
Galimatias - Major Crimes & Unicorns
Vanilla - The Winter
Miguel Migs - Give Me Something
2Pac - Old School (Cookin' Soul Remix)
Alexis Davis - The Lift
Mono Massive x Vertual Vertigo - Can't Let Go
Brandy - I Wanna Be Down (Grades Remix)
Muneshine - Venus & Mars (Freddie Joachim Remix)
P.SUS - Midnight Thoughts (Breezewax Remix)
Dam Funk - I Wanna Thank You For (Steppin)
Austin Brown - Groove 92 
Chris Malinchak - So Into You
Q-Tip ft. Busta Rhymes - For the Nasty (Freddie Joachim Remix)
She Said Disco - Ocean Love
Bondax - Gold (Snakehips Bootleg)
Duck House - Flaw
Willie Hale - Groove On (Snakehips Edit)
Dam Funk - 10 West
Kartell - Two Step
Gang Starr - Skills (Oll-Zen Remix)
Banks - Warm Water (Snakehips Remix)

You can find the link to stream this mix here:

18 tracks, 63 minutes

Kraak & Smaak - Money in the Bag
JT Donaldson - Leave Your World (Hydro's Disco Dub in the Hour of Chaos)
Kenny Dope - Can You Handle It (Pt. One)
Tuxedo - So Good
Michael Tello - Black Thought
Jazzanova - The One-Tet
Dj Cam Quartet - New York New York
Cassius - See Me Now
Amp Fiddler - Faith
A Tribe Called Quest - Luck of Lucien
Ohmega Watts - What's It Worth (Instrumental)
Paolo Archenza Trio - Mondo Cane
Jazzanova ft. Vikter Duplaix - Soon (A Touch of Jazz Mix)
Dwele - Let Your Hair Down
Up, Bustle, and Out - Compared to What (Chase Mix)
Ohmega Watts ft. the Procussions - That Sound
Coolio - Too Hot
Dzihan & Kamien - Airport

You can find the link to stream this mix here: 

15 tracks,  60 minutes

Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
A-Ha - Take on Me
Billy Idol - Dancin' with Myself
Berlin - Riding on the Metro
Shabba Ranks - Mr. Loverman
Hall & Oates - Maneater
The Cure - Close to Me
Soul II Soul - Keep on Moving
New Edition - Mr. Telephone Man
Hall & Oates - Method of Modern Love
Tears for Fears - Head over Heels
Howard Jones - What is Love? 
George Michael - I Want Your Sex
Stereo MC's - Connected
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved?