Check this mid-tempo disco set with some leftfield, hip-hop, and italo influences mixed in for good measure.

Tracklist for September 19, 2018

01 :: Del Tha Funkeé Homosapien – Mistadobalina (LP Version) [Elektra]
02 :: Jean-Jacques Perrey – E.V.A. [Vanguard Records]
03 :: Area Code 605 – Stone Fox Chase (Original Version) [Cicco Goldies]
04 :: Grace Jones – Feel Up (UK 12″ Version) [Island Records]
05 :: Nona Hendryx – Transformation [RCA]
06 :: Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love (Long Version) [Rhino/Warner Bros.]
07 :: I Level – Give Me [Epic]
08 :: Gwen Guthrie – Seventh Heaven (Club Mix) [Garage Records]
09 :: Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love (Dub Version) [A&M Records]
10 :: Chic – Good Times (Original 12″ Mix) [Rhino Atlantic]
11 :: France Joli – Gonna Get Over You [Unidisc Music Inc.]
12 :: Andy Gibb – Shadow Dancing (Special Disco Version) [RSO]
13 :: Blondie – Heart of Glass (12″ Version) [Parlophone Catalogue]
14 :: D Train – Keep On (12″ Remix) [Unidisc Music Inc.]
15 :: Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Club Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
16 :: The Exchange – Give Me The Music (Instrumental) [Roulette]
17 :: Q – The Voice of Q [Isle of Jura Records]
18 :: N.O.I.A. – Night Is Made For Love [La Discoteca]
19 :: Quando Quango – Love Tempo (Fac 79 Remix) [LTM Recordings]
20 :: Klein & MBO – Wonderful (Disco Dub-Mix) [Atlantic]
21 :: Hugh Masekela – Don’t Go Lose It Baby [Jive Afrika]
22 :: Kym Mazelle – I’m A Lover (Club Version) [Lower Level Records]
23 :: Modern Romance – Can You Move (Vocal Midnight Mix) [Atlantic]
24 :: Jungle Brothers – What – U” Waitin’ – 4″? (Jungle Fever Mix) [Warner Bros.]
25 :: Bo Kool – (Money) No Love [Siamese Records]
26 :: Brooklyn Express – Sixty Nine [Halidon/Milestone Records]
27 :: Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. – Love Has Come Around (Album Version) (Stereo) [Elektra]

This week’s episode is all about the legends of 90’s house. We’ve got bangers from MK, David Morales, Steve Silk Hurley, Masters At Work, Danny Tenaglia, Shep Pettibone, Spike, Todd Terry, and David Shaw. Roll call!!!

Tracklist for September 12, 2018

01 :: Satoshi Tomiie feat. Arnold Jarvis – And I Loved You (12″ Red Zone Vocal Mix) [FFRR]
02 :: Paula Abdul – Vibeology (Hurley’s House Mix) [Virgin America]
03 :: Definition of Sound – What Are You Under (MK Underground Mix) [Charisma]
04 :: Jodeci – Freek’N You (M.K. Dub) [MCA Records]
05 :: Double Dee feat. Dany – Found Love (International Mix) [Epic]
06 :: Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra – Deep In Vogue (Banjie Realness) [Epic]
07 :: Cheeky Boy – Once In A Plastic Time [Not On Label]
08 :: Liz Torres – Loca [Jive]
09 :: 4th Measure Men – 4 You (MK Remix) [Area 10]
10 :: Nia Peeples – Kissing The Wind (Maurice’s Underground Mix) [Charisma]
11 :: Neneh Cherry – Buddy X (Masters At Work Dub) [Virgin]
12 :: Michael McDonald – All We Got (It’s Not Enough, Never Enough) (Never Enough House Mix) [Reprise Records]
13 :: Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You (Ramp Club Mix) [Big Beat]
14 :: Rozalla – You Never Love The Same Way Twice (The Developement Corporation Mix) [Epic]
15 :: Inner City – Pennies From Heaven (Kevin’s Tunnel Mix) [Virgin]
16 :: Aaron Smith feat. D’Bora – Going Round (UBQ Original Mix) [Vibe Music]
17 :: Paul Hardcastle – Can’t Stop Now (MK Can’t Stop The Dub) [JVC]
18 :: La Trece – I Want To Thank You (MK Dub) [Area 10]
19 :: Tashan – Love Is Forever (Shadow Zone Vocal Dub) [Chaos Recordings]
20 :: Repercussions – Promise Me Nothing (Bass Hit Dub) [Reprise Records]
21 :: J. – Keep The Promise (MK Mix) [A&M Records]
22 :: Jam & Spoon – Right In The Night (Fall In Love With Music) (MK In The Night Dub) [Epic Dance]
23 :: Joi Cardwell – Jump For Joi (Spike Hard Dub) [Bold! Records]
24 :: Nightcrawlers – Push That Feeling On ’95 (MK’s Remix) [Bold! Records]
25 :: Martha Wash – Carry On (Tee’s Crazy Mix) [Delirious]
26 :: Michael Watford – So Into You (Tribal Vox Dub) [EastWest Records America]
27 :: River Ocean feat. India – Love And Happiness (Yemaya Youchun) (Junior Boys Own Super Dub) [Cooltempo]
28 :: De’Lacy – That Look (Deep Dish Vocal Parts One & Two) [Oh Music]

Where do I even start with this one? Eurodance! Euro house! Shirtless Fabio-looking dude painting in front of Sonsie! Piles of flyers on the windshield of a Porsche parked at Armani Cafe! Club M-80! Silk Stalkings on USA Network!

Okay, I’m sure that none of that really makes sense to most of you. That was life for a certain set of people in my hometown of Boston. I wasn’t a part of that life, but if you looked for it, you would find it.

A lot of these Eurodance songs were commercial hits in the US (you should recognize most of them). But there was something particularly amazing about hearing these songs in the CONTEXT of certain physical spaces. These cheesy Eurodance songs just work in a giant venue where bouncers check your footwear and everyone smells like bad cologne. There was just this whole category of international seen-and-be-seen places that at the time I made fun of and never stepped foot in. We called them “Eurotrash.”

But now, to be completely honest, I really do miss them. Not just ironically. I legit miss all of those fun micro-scenes. And the music was actually massive. Everyone heard these jams on the radio, on club mix CDs, at school dances, and even under 18 clubs. We secretly loved these tracks, even if we pretended to not like them.

So in honor of those amazing places and memories, I present to you: EURODANCE!

Tracklist for August 22, 2018

01 :: Haddaway – What Is Love (12″ Mix) [Arista]
02 :: Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night (Original Version) [DWA Dance World Attack]
03 :: Captain Hollywood Project – More And More [ä]
04 :: Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer (12″ Mix) [Arista]
05 :: 49ers – Touch Me (Sexual Version) [4th & Broadway]
06 :: No Mercy – Where Do You Go (Ocean Drive Mix) [Arista]
07 :: Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K – Move This (LP Version) [SBK Records]
08 :: Whigfield – Saturday Night (Spike Vocal Mix) [Curb Records]
09 :: 2 Unlimited – Twilight Zone (Club Mix) [Radikal Records]
10 :: 2 In A Room – Wiggle It (The Club Mix) [Cutting Records]
11 :: Twenty 4 Seven feat. Captain Hollywood – I Can’t Stand It (Dub Mix) [BCM Records]
12 :: The Shamen – LSI (Love Sex Intelligence) (Beatmasters 12″ Mix) [Epic]
13 :: Black Box – Strike It Up (Original Remix) [RCA]
14 :: Jordy – Dur Dur D’Être Bébé! (Club Mix) [Columbia]
15 :: Aqua – Barbie Girl (Extended Version) [MCA Records]
16 :: Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit (Motiv8 Vintage Honey Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
17 :: Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret (Glamorously Developed Mix) [Pulse 8 USA]
18 :: Los Del Rio – Macarena (DJ Dero – Latin Piano Mix) [BMG U.S. Latin]
19 :: Ricky Martin – Maria (Spanglish Extended) [Columbia]
20 :: 20 Fingers feat. Gilette – Short Dick Man [D.J. World Records]
21 :: Technotronic feat. Felly – Pump Up The Jam (Original Mix) [SBK Records]
22 :: TDC – Keep Groovin’ (The Dutch Light Mix) [Rhythm Stick]
23 :: Culture Beat – Mr. Vain (Vain Mix) [550 Music]
24 :: Cher – Believe (Almighty Definitive Mix) [WEA]
25 :: Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee) [White Label]
26 :: Quad City DJ’s – C’Mon ‘N Ride It (The Train) (Remix) [Big Beat]
27 :: La Bouche – Be My Lover (Club Mix) [RCA]
28 :: Real McCoy – Another Night (Club Mix) [Arista]
29 :: DJ Miko – What’s Up (4 B’s Mix) [ZYX Music]
30 :: Nicki French – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Extended Mix) [Critique]
31 :: Rozalla – Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) (Original Mix) [Epic]

South African Afro-Rock (1966-1986)

This time we go back… way back… back into once upon a time in South Africa, when black musicians began playing western style afro-rock, soul, funk, jazz, and disco. Sometimes it was called “monkey jive,” and other times “Soweto soul.” But whatever people chose to call it, the music from this era was, and remains, undeniably awesome.

Working within the inhumane confines of apartheid, the musicians of this era nevertheless produced socially conscious music that bridged tribal differences, brought folks together in social environments, all while eluding the harsh censorship and separate development laws on the books. The music produced was nothing short of revolutionary.

Many of the musicians featured here have recently passed on, but their legacy deserves to endure forever.

A lot of the South African afro-rock tracks played here are EXTREMELY rare and you will not hear them anywhere else. My love for the band Harari has allowed me to branch out and find related afro-rock descendants of their musical tree. Today I share some of my vinyl findings with you.

Tracklist for August 15, 2018

01 :: The Beaters – Thiba Kamoo [The Sun]
02 :: Harari – Senyamo [Gallo]
03 :: Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae? [Spades]
04 :: Sir Alton – Veredjina [Black Talent Music]
05 :: The Beaters – Mashala [CBS]
06 :: The Beaters – Every Day [Dawn]
07 :: Saitana – Soweto [JAS Pride]
08 :: The Soul Throbs – Little Girl [Soul Soul]
09 :: The Crackers – Osizini [Masterpiece]
10 :: The Movers – She Loves You [City Special]
11 :: Philip Mallela – Sunny Day [Black Soul]
12 :: The Disco Cats – Sweet Words [Reprise Records]
13 :: Kenny’s Razmataz – It’s A Gas [Atlantic]
14 :: Kabasa – Happy Together [Atlantic]
15 :: Harari – Party [Gallo]
16 :: Saitana – Love Fever [Black Music]
17 :: Umoja – 707 [Awesome Tapes From Africa]
18 :: Harari – Playing For People [Rufaro]
19 :: Kabasa – Pickin’ Up The Pieces [Atlantic]
20 :: Masike Mohapi – Standing On The Top [Raintree Records]
21 :: Manana – Afro Funky [Drum Rock]
22 :: Kabasa – Kabasa [Atlantic]
23 :: Harari – Feeling Restless [Gallo]
24 :: Batsumi – Toi Toi [Matsuli Music]
25 :: Hugh Masekela Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz – Languta [Blue Thumb Records]

New wavers will enjoy the shit out of this mix. It’s all in there.

Tracklist for August 1, 2018

01 :: Tears For Fears – Mad World [Mercury]
02 :: Talk Talk – It’s My Life [EMI America]
03 :: Modern English – I Melt With You [Sire]
04 :: Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes [EMI America]
05 :: The B-52’s – Dirty Back Road [Warner Bros. Records]
06 :: The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed [Elektra]
07 :: Eurythmics – This Is The House [RCA Victor]
08 :: Yazoo – Only You [Sire]
09 :: Kraftwerk – Tour De France (Remix) [Warner Bros. Records]
10 :: Devo – Beautiful World [Warner Bros. Records]
11 :: Gary Numan – Cars [ATCO Records]
12 :: Visage – Fade To Grey (Dance Mix) [Polydor]
13 :: Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia [EMI America]
14 :: Depeche Mode – People Are People [Mute]
15 :: The Smiths – How Soon Is Now? (Long Version) [Sire]
16 :: Howard Jones – New Song (Extended Version) [Elektra]
17 :: When In Rome – The Promise (O.N. Mix) [Virgin]
18 :: Dead Or Alive – Brand New Lover (The Dust Monkey’s Love Bubble Club Mix) [Epic]
19 :: Heaven 17 – Penthouse And Pavement [Arista]
20 :: Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight (LP Version) [Geffen Records]
21 :: Steven Tin Tin Duffy – Kiss Me (1983) [10 Records]
22 :: ABC – Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix) [Neutron Records]
23 :: Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (12″ Mix) [Sire]
24 :: Gary Numan & Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? [ATCO Records]
25 :: The Art of Noise – Moments In Love [Island Records]

Feel like getting down? This mix endures heavy rains and delivers sunshine.

Tracklist for July 25, 2018

01 :: Billy Ocean – Night (Feel Like Getting Down) [Epic]
02 :: Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain [Ariola America]
03 :: Chaka Khan – Clouds [Rock Mo Records]
04 :: Don Ray – Standing In The Rain [Polydor]
05 :: Vaughan Mason feat. Butch Dayo – You Can Do It (Club Version) [Salsoul Records]
06 :: Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine ’82 [Streetwise]
07 :: Barbara Roy & Ecstasy, Passion, and Pain – If You Want Me [Roy B. Records]
08 :: D Train – You’re The One For Me (Vocal Version) [Prelude Records]
09 :: T.C. Curtis – Dance To The Beat [Hot Melt]
10 :: Kano – I’m Ready [Emergency Records]
11 :: Pierre – Dub Right [First Take Records]
12 :: B. Blase – Shame (You Were The Big Sensation) (Vocal) [Many Records]
13 :: New Order – Confusion [Streetwise]
14 :: Electric Mind – Pick Me Up (Can We Go) [Emergency Records]
15 :: Dominatrix – The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Dominant Mix) [Streetwise]
16 :: Shirley Lites – Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Vocal) [West End Records]
17 :: Jamaica Girls – Need Somebody New [Sleeping Bag Records]
18 :: The Salsoul Orchestra – You’re Just The Right Size (M+M Vince Montana Tribute Dub Mix) [BBE]
19 :: Teddy Pendergrass – Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose [Philadelphia International Records]
20 :: Patti Jo – Make Me Believe In You [Soul Jazz Records]
21 :: Evelyn King – Love Come Down (Vocal) [RCA Special Products]
22 :: Pieces of a Dream – Mt. Airy Groove (Instrumental Version) [Elektra]
23 :: Arlene Evans – Get It Up (Vocal) [FSO Records]
24 :: Linda Clifford – Runaway Love [Curtom]
25 :: Empire projecting Penny – Freakman [Quality]
26 :: Sylvia Striplin – Give Me Your Love [Uno Melodic Records]
27 :: Grace Jones – Feel Up [Island Records]
28 :: Cat Stevens – Was Dog A Doughnut? (Disco Version) [A&M Records]

This one’s for all the 90’s queens out there.

Tracklist for July 18, 2018

01 :: Black Box – I Don’t Know Anybody Else (Hurley’s House Mix) [RCA]
02 :: The B-52’s – Good Stuff (12″ Remix) [Reprise]
03 :: D’Bora – E.S.P. (Hitman’s House Mix) [Smash Records]
04 :: Frankie Knuckles – Workout [Virgin Records America]
05 :: Jomanda – Got A Love For You (Hurley’s House Mix) [Big Beat]
06 :: Body 2 Body feat. Donell Rush & Chantay Savage – Let’s Get Intimate (Maurices Underground Mix) [ID Records]
07 :: Mariah Carey – Emotions (12″ Club Mix) [Columbia]
08 :: Cathy Dennis – Just Another Dream (Club Mix) [Polydor]
09 :: New Atlantic – I Know (Flute Mix) [Big Beat]
10 :: Clivillés & Cole – A Deeper Love (A Deeper Feeling Mix) [Columbia]
11 :: LaTour – Blue [541]
12 :: T99 – Anasthasia (Out Of History Mix) [Who’s That Beat?]
13 :: Kraze / Moonfou – Voodoo Sun (Screamin’ Spirit) [Project X Records]
14 :: Fierce Ruling Diva – Atomix (909 Rises) [Lower East Side Records]
15 :: New Order – Regret (The Junior Dub Mix) [Qwest]
16 :: Rapination – Love Me The Right Way (New York Blizzard Mix) [RCA]
17 :: Bigger Than Life – High And Mighty (Club Mix) [Other Side Records]
18 :: Raze – Let The Music Move U (BPM 120 Key-C) [Grove St.]
19 :: A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray [LD Records]
20 :: CeCe Peniston – We Got A Love Thang (Silky House Thang) [A&M Records]

The pod is back! Here’s the mix from 2 weeks ago. It’s a banger for sure with an EXTRA special final track for Kendra in Bed Stuy.

Tracklist for July 5, 2018

01 :: Karen Pollack – You Can’t Touch Me (You Can’t Hurt Me) (Original Mix) [Emotive]
02 :: JohNick – Play The World [Henry Street Music]
03 :: Martin Hayes – Easy Come Easy Go [Razor-N-Tape]
04 :: Victor Simonelli pres. Inner Faith – I’ve Been Changed (Dub Mix) [Playtime Records]
05 :: Shay Jones – Good Love (Original Club Mix) [Groove On]
06 :: UBQ Project – Regardless [Kult Records]
07 :: Disco Revisited – When Luv´s The Feelin [Intangible Records & Soundworks]
08 :: Black Traxx – My Piano [Nite Club Records]
09 :: Mateo & Matos – Givin’ It All You Got [Henry Street Music]
10 :: Bert Dunk – Groove Y’All [Loaded]
11 :: Pal Joey – Raw Love [Loop D’ Loop]
12 :: Ellis D. pres. Boom-Boom – Work This Pussy (Hurt Me Mix) [Street Level]
13 :: DSK – What Would We Do (Eight Minutes Of Madness Mix) [Boy’s Own Recordings]
14 :: Krome Avenue – Grace Traxx (Factory Mix) [M.O.D.A. Records]
15 :: The Project feat. Linda Rice – Out Of Control (Warehouse Saturday Night Mix) [D.J. International Records]
16 :: Vanessa Williams – Work To Do (Choice Club) [Wing Records]
17 :: Mike “Hitman” Wilson feat. Shawn Christopher – Another Sleepless Night (Redzone Mix) [Arista]
18 :: Beat People – What Must I Do (Vocal Mix) [Gee Man Wax]
19 :: Colonel Abrams – Music Is My Life (Club Vocal) [Echo International]
20 :: Romanthony – Change [Black Male Records]
21 :: Shirley Murdock – Let There Be Love (Classic 12″ Mix) [Elektra]
22 :: Skee W. – Burn (Underground) [Dance Baby Records]
23 :: The Al Mack Project – Desire (Mix #1) [Strictly Rhythm]
24 :: Mood II Swing – Sunlight In My Eyes [Nite Grooves]
25 :: Deee-Lite – Come On In, The Dreams Are Fine [Elektra]

 

I have actually been playing my radio show, but the podcast has been dragging. Worry not, my friends! Don has fresh tracks for you here from last week!

Tracklist for June 13, 2018

01 :: Son House – Grinning In Your Face [Columbia]
02 :: Sound Stream – Soul Train [Sound Stream]
03 :: Mercury – Old Man’s House [Gomma Dance Tracks]
04 :: Keita Sano – On the Floor [Rett I Fletta]
05 :: 2AMFM – Excuse Me Miss [Bopside]
06 :: The Jackson Five – Dancing Machine (Henrik Schwarz Bside Remix) [Motown]
07 :: Hieroglyphic Being – Long Live The Flesh (The Edit) [+ + +]
08 :: Dennis Ferrer – Son of Raw [Ibadan]
09 :: Sunshine Jones – Fall In Love Not In Line (Extended Vocal Version) [The Urgency Of Change]
10 :: Jon Jerry – Jazz Cat [Abstracta Audio]
11 :: Toribio – Esa Montana Se Movera [Most Excellent Unlimited Recordings]
12 :: Nik Weston presents Guyna*Mukat* – Riviera Jam (Tropical Storm Steel Panapella Mix) [Mukatsuku Records]
13 :: Jake Holloway & Dave Jarvis – Morning Shunt [Moton Records Inc.]
14 :: Boogie Night – Cardiac Arrest [Lumberjacks In Hell]
15 :: S.U.M.O. – Factory (Original Mix) [HEYA HIFI]
16 :: Jamie 3.26 & Masalo – Testify [Local Talk]
17 :: Atlus – Gum [Mister Saturday Night Records]
18 :: Henrik Schwarz & Amampondo – I Exist Because of You (Henrik Schwarz Live Version) [Innervisions]
19 :: Jamal Moss – Gherkin 7 [Not On Label]
20 :: Pelvis – Dance Freak (Mall Grab’s Workers Union RMX) [Pelvis Records]
21 :: Ken Gill – Love Moon [Alleviated Records]
22 :: Kimouts – Down to Earth [Buzzin’ Fly]
23 :: Common Series – Beta 2 [Common Series Ltd]
24 :: Boards of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden [Warp Records]

 

Bangin’ 90’s and 80s’ house, a lot of it from Chicago and NYC, and played on the show for the first time ever. There’s even some disco and acid house in here, peep this!

Sorry for the long layoff — the show has been on the air, but I’ve just been too lazy to post these. Well, wait no further!

Tracklist for May 5, 2018

01 :: Bang Thomas & Vanessa McMillan – I’ve Got My Man [New Generation Records]
02 :: House Ground Movement – Tribal Spirit [E-Sa Records]
03 :: Gallifré feat. Mondeé Oliver – Don’t Walk Out On Love (Frankie’s Club Remix) [Groovin Records]
04 :: Simply Red – Thrill Me (Masters At Work Mix) [Brooklyn South]
05 :: Soulution – Feels So Right [E Legal]
06 :: Jake Holliday & Dave Jarvis – Morning Shunt [Moton Records Inc.]
07 :: The Trammps – People Of The World Rise (Joaquin’s Disco Dub Pt 1 Of 4) [Circuit T Promo]
08 :: Black Traxx – Doctor’s Housecall [Night Club Records]
09 :: Donna Summer – Spring Affair (Go Go Biscuit Mix) [Brooklyn South]
10 :: Todd Terry pres. Sax – Jazz Anthem [Freeze Records]
11 :: Mix Masters feat. MC Action – In The Mix (Fast Eddie’s Mix) [D.J. International Records]
12 :: Laurent X – 12 A.M. [House Nation Records]
13 :: Fallout – The Morning After [Fourth Floor Records]
14 :: Lil’ Louis – The Original Video Clash [Dance Mania]
15 :: The Children – Freedom (Crucial Mix) [D.J. International Records]
16 :: Colm III – Take Me High (Mansion Mix) [Ruby Red Records]
17 :: Pleasure Pump – Fantasize Me (Club) [State Street Records]
18 :: The It – Donnie (Club Mix) [Alleviated Records]
19 :: North / Clybourn – We’re Gonna Work It Out (“Mr. Fingers” Mix) [Gherkin Records]
20 :: The Sanctuary Project – The Santuary [House Jam Records]
21 :: Shock Wave – The Mental Track (The Simon Pitch Mix) [Nervous Records]
22 :: Kings of Tomorrow – Ego Trip [Blackwiz Records]
23 :: Mood II Swing – Do It Your Way [Groove On]
24 :: Cajmere – Luv [Live]
25 :: Michael Whitehead – Under My Spell (Da Flo – Vocal Mixx) [Music Station]
26 :: Omar feat. Stevie Wonder – Feeling You (Celebrate Life Mix) [Celebrate Life]