Better late than never! This was an epic mix from two weeks ago that laid down some serious soul fire. There’s a lot to groove to here, so let’s skip the chitchat and get down to business.

Tracklist for August 5, 2015

01 :: Black Ivory – Mainline [Buddah Records]
02 :: Tony Aiken & Future 2000 – Better Days [Shyrlden Records]
03 :: Teddy Pendergrass – Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose [Philadelphia International Records]
04 :: Bambu – I Don’t Wanna Lose It [Zebra Records]
05 :: MFSB – Love Is The Message (Remix by The Cuco) [Rated “X” Records]
06 :: Eruption – I Can’t Stand The Rain [Ariola Records America]
07 :: Fern Kinney – Love Me Tonight [Malaco Records]
08 :: Sesso Matto – Sessomatto (Original 1976 Jim Stuard Disco Mix) [West End Records]
09 :: Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody [Warner Bros. Records]
10 :: Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover [Warner Bros. Records]
11 :: Third World – Now That We Found Love [4th & Broadway]
12 :: Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love [Motown]
13 :: Coffee – Slip And Dip [De-Lite Records]
14 :: The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun [RCA Victor]
15 :: Boney M – Rasputin’ [Sire]
16 :: John Williams – Lapti Nek (Jabba’s Palace Band) (Club Mix) [RSO]
17 :: The Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me [Total Experience Records]
18 :: Buffalo Smoke – Stubborn Kind Of Fella (Remix By David Todd) [RCA Victor]
19 :: Manu Dibango – Big Blow [Island Records]

Before embarking on a one-week hiatus, Don dropped by the studio to lay down some soul and disco jams. There’s some tasty licks in here, but how many exactly? Ask Mr. Owl. We’ve got some killer cuts on Mel Cheren’s West End Records, legendary cuts from Cerrone and Letta Mbulu, and an awesome gem from noted Mike Huckaby supporter, Tony Orlando. Speaking of Orlando, Orlando Riva Sound (ORS) checks in with a killer mix with Tom Moulton called Moon-Boots. Listen and love! Swishen and lurve!

Tracklist for July 22, 2015

01 :: Black Mamba – Vicious [Garage Records]
02 :: Denroy Morgan – I’ll Do Anything For You [Becket Records]
03 :: Love Club – Hot Summer Nights [West End Records]
04 :: Chic – I Want Your Love (Remix) [Atlantic]
05 :: Jimmy “Bo” Horne – You Get Me Hot [Sunshine Sound Disco]
06 :: Commodores – Brick House [Motown]
07 :: Macho – Hear Me Calling [Prelude Records]
08 :: Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band – Scorpio [Sussex]
09 :: Black Soul – Africa Africa [Beam Junction]
10 :: Cerrone – Supernature [Cotillion]
11 :: Letta Mbulu – Kilamanjaro [MJS Records]
12 :: Tony Orlando – Don’t Let Go [Elektra]
13 :: Captain Sky – Super Sporm [AVI Records]
14 :: Firefly – Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) [Emergency Records]
15 :: Cashmere – Do It Anyway You Wanna [Philly World Records]
16 :: Arlene Evans – Get It Up (Vocal) [FSO Records]
17 :: Fresh Face – Huevo Dancing (Vocal) [Catawba Records]
18 :: K.I.D. – Don’t Stop [Sam Records]
19 :: Sharon Redd – Love How You Feel (Vocal) [Prelude Records]
20 :: ORS – Moon-Boots [Salsoul Records]
21 :: NYCC – I’ll Keep My Light In My Window (New Re-mixed Disco Version) [RCA Records]

Touch the deepness in this two-hour deep house workout from the disco wizard himself, Don Play. Don brings atmospheric, swingin’ deep house your way courtesy of his endless library of classic dance music. This week’s selection features some obscure and overlooked cuts, as well as some old favorites (Jomanda! Cathy Dennis!). Enjoy responsibly, wherever you may be.

Tracklist for July 15, 2015

01 :: Dream 2 Science – My Love Turns To Liquid (Original Mix) [Power Move Records]
02 :: Dubtribe Sound System – Breeze… (Dubtribe Remix) [Imperial Dub Recordings]
03 :: Bardeux – I Love The Bass Part 2 (Red Zone Mix) [Enigma Records]
04 :: Bas Noir – I’m Glad You Came To Me (Club Mix) [Nu Groove Records]
05 :: Candy J – Hurt Me! Hurt Me! (Ko-mix Club Mix) [Echo USA]
06 :: Bizarre Inc feat. Angie Brown – Took My Love (MK What Up Dub) [Columbia]
07 :: Jomanda – The True Meaning Of Love (Hudson St. Club Mix) [Big Beat]
08 :: Definition of Sound – Moira Jane’s Cafe (Maurice’s House Mix) [Cardiac Records]
09 :: Cathy Dennis – Touch Me (All Night Long) (Club Mix) [Polydor]
10 :: Mixx Vibes – Get Down [Vibe Music]
11 :: Shanice – I Like (Masters At Work Main Mix) [Motown]
12 :: Soul Verité – Chain Me To The Beat (Tuned In Dub) [Maxi Records]
13 :: Moods of Madness – Get Yourself Together [Easy Street Records]
14 :: Chanelle – Work That Body (Hysteria Dub) [Great Jones]
15 :: Clubland – (I’m Under) Love Strain (Lost In Dub) [Buzz]
16 :: Jovonn – Turn And Run Away ‘Running’ (Colonnade Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
17 :: James Mason – Nightgruv (Unreleased Longer Edit) [Rush Hour Recordings]
18 :: Abacus – Come On [P&D]
19 :: Ubiquity – Back To Me (Remix Club Vocal) [Big Beat]
20 :: The Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’ (Extended Vocal) [Strictly Rhythm]
21 :: Insomnia – I’ll Be There (Late Night Mix) [Emotive Records]
22 :: Deep Forest – Sweet Lullaby (Round The World Mix) [Epic Dance]

Disco…is where the happy people go! And that’s precisely where we’re headed this week. Back… way back… into time… Don lays down a full two hours of disco, soul and boogie jams to get the hot pants hoppin’. Grab a Ramblin’ root beer and hit the dance floor!

Tracklist for July 8, 2015

01 :: The Trammps – That’s Where The Happy People Go [Atlantic]
02 :: Patti Jo – Make Me Believe In You [Soul Jazz Records]
03 :: True Example – Love Is Finally Coming My Way [Gold Mind Records]
04 :: Janice McClain – Smack Dab In The Middle [Warner Bros. Records]
05 :: B.T. Express – Express [Scepter Records]
06 :: Teddy Pendergrass – If You Know Like I Know (M+M Mix) [BBE]
07 :: 94 East – If You Feel Like Dancin’ [Garage Classics]
08 :: Dianne Marie – I’ve Waited Much Too Long (Vocal) [Prelude Records]
09 :: NYC Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait (Dub Mix) [Garage Records]
10 :: Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night (Special Extended Version) [MCA Records]
11 :: 2wice – You Set Me On Fire (Vocal Club Version) [MiaSound]
12 :: Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady (Dance With Me) [Soul Jazz Records]
13 :: Winners – Get Ready For The Future [Ariola Records America]
14 :: Harry Thumann – Underwater [Unidisc]
15 :: Erotic Drum Band – Pop Pop Shoo Wah (Long Version) [Prism]
16 :: Double Exposure – My Love Is Free [Salsoul Records]
17 :: Disco Dub Band – Disco Dub (Re-Edit) [J.D. Records]
18 :: Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Female Vocal) [West End Records]
19 :: Sylvester – Over And Over (Full Length Disco Mix) [Original Sound Track Recordings]
20 :: Stevie Wonder – As [Tamla]
21 :: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass – Bad Luck [Philadelphia International Records]

Don is back this week, with a boatload of brand NEW music to delight your listening ears. It’s been a crazy few weeks, with studio equipment malfunctions and lost recordings, and what-have-you. But Don is back, and he thinks he has everything under control this time around.

Tracklist for June 25, 2015

01 :: Pleasure – Joyous (Edited by DJ Harvey) [Extended Love]
02 :: Michael The Lion – Anytime [Razor N Tape]
03 :: Gay Marvine – Burning Love [Bath House Etiquette]
04 :: Mateo & Matos – Givin’ It All You Got [Henry Street Music]
05 :: Paperclip People – Steam [Touché]
06 :: Dennis Ferrer – Son of Raw [Ibadan]
07 ::
08 :: Mark-E – Sitting Here Alone [Merc]
09 ::
10 :: Jamie 3:26 & Cratebug – Hit It N Quit It [Lumberjacks in Hell]
11 :: Jump “Chico” Slamm – Feel Free [Cajual Records]
12 :: SUMO – Factory [Heya Hifi]
13 :: Mark-E – Child Star [Merc]
14 :: Gay Marvine – Don’t Call The Preacher [Bath House Etiquette]
15 :: Nick Jones Experience feat. Colonel Abrams – As I Take You Back (New Jersey Deep Club) [King Street Sounds]
16 :: Soundstream – Just Around [Soundsampler]
17 :: Laurent Garnier – Drifting In Midwaters [F Communications]
18 :: Deetroit – Exploratory Findings [Unknown Deetroit]
19 ::
20 :: Pender Street Steppers – Bubble World [Mood Hut]
21 :: Frank & Tony w/ DJ Sprinkles – Companion [Scissor and Thread]
22 :: Andrés – Jungle Pain [La Vida]
23 :: MBG – Ore: Nove Nove [MBG International Records]
24 :: NUfrequency feat. Ben Onono – Fallen Hero (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix) [Rebirth]

Rising up, back on the streets, Don drops by the studio to play a curated selection of dancefloor oddities, hand picked just for his ragtag crew of listeners.

Tracklist for May 20, 2015

01 :: Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (Vocal) [Mercury]
02 :: D Train – Keep On [Prelude Records]
03 :: Barbara Mason – Another Man (Rap) [West End Records]
04 :: Captain Sky – You Bring Me Up (Club Mix) [Triple T Records]
05 :: Capricorn – I Need Love (Instrumental) [Biba Records]
06 :: Nighthawk – Eye Of The Tiger (Long Vocal Version) [Quality / RFC]
07 :: Iudy – Island of the Sun [Top Flight Records]
08 :: Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love (Dub Version) [A&M Records]
09 :: Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence [Mute]
10 :: The Staple Singers – Slippery People (Club Version) [Private I Records]
11 :: Konk – Your Life (Party Mix) [Sleeping Bag Records]
12 :: Sugar Daddy – Another One Bites The Dust (Instrumental) [BC Records]
13 :: The Dennis Coffey Band – You Know Who You Are [Westbound Records]
14 :: The Trammps – People Of The World, Rise [Atlantic]
15 :: First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Ron Hardy Edit) (Unreleased) [White Label]
16 :: Chip E. Inc. feat. K. Joy – Like This (Club Mix) [DJ International Records]
17 :: Pleasure Pump – Fantasize Me (Club) [State Street Records]
18 :: J-A Groove – Release The Tension [Studio Records]
19 :: Sampson “Butch” Moore – House Beat Box [Trax Records]
20 :: Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac (Extended Club Mix) [Profile Records]
21 :: Raze – Let The Music Move U (BPM 120 Key-C) [Grove St.]
22 :: M & G – Boogie Tonight [Sensation Records]
23 :: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) [RCA Victor]
24 :: Jeannette “JT” Thomas – Shake Your Body (House Shaker Version) [Chicago Connection Records]
25 :: Kym Mazelle & House to House – I’m A Lover (Club Version) [Lower Level Records]
26 :: Forrrce – Keep On Dancin’ (Phase II) [West End Records]
27 :: The Strikers – Body Music (Vocal) [Prelude Records]

After a brief sojourn into new wave, Don is back to his old ways of full on, four to the floor action this week. Playing mostly 90’s house with a swing vibe, Don lays down some deep cuts that deserve their due. A true master of his work, Don manages to keep the mix going even though studio phones were ringing off the hook.

Tracklist for May 13, 2015

01 :: Kenlou V – Thru The Skies (Main Mix) [MAW Records]
02 :: Black Magic – Freedom (Lil’ Louis “Freedom” Remix) [Strictly Rhythm]
03 :: Cassioware feat. Sajaeda – Fantasy (Klubhead Mix) [Shelter Records]
04 :: Kings of Tomorrow – Organic Warfare (Main Pass) [83 West Records]
05 :: Jahkey B feat. Lydia Rhodes & Craig Alyas – It’s Allright (Space B Mix) [Freeze Records]
06 :: Lonnie Gordon – Bad Mood (Roger’s Murky Club Mix) [SBK Records]
07 :: Black Fibre feat. Donna Blakely – You Can Lift Me Up (The Dub) [Sub-Urban]
08 :: Ellis D – Took My Love Away (Factory Mix) [Minimal Records]
09 :: Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire [Not on Label]
10 :: Joey Negro feat. Taka Boom – Can’t Get High Without U (Philly World Mix) [Subliminal]
11 :: Basement Jaxx – Red Alert (Steve Gurley Vocal Mix) [XL Recordings]
12 :: Mysterious People – Fly Away (K.O.T. Sunday Dub) [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
13 :: Underground Kids – Get Up (Summer Madness) [Nu Groove Records]
14 :: Mission Control – Outta Limits [Murk Records]
15 :: Shinji Takeda – Speed (Deep Zone Unplugged) [Nite Grooves]
16 :: The Funky People – Funky People (Masters At Work Main Mix) [Slip N’ Slide]
17 :: U2 – Discothèque (DM Deep Club Mix) [Island Records]
18 :: Avant Garde – Somebody Skat’n (Broken Down Mix) [Nu Groove Records]
19 :: Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You (Deep Dish Chocolate City Mix) [AM:PM]
20 :: Butter – Do Me Right (Original Smack Mix) [Emotive Records]
21 :: Groove Committee – If You Want It, Come And Get It (95 North Vocal Dub Mix) [Phuture Trax]
22 :: Daft Punk – Digital Love [Virgin]
23 :: Hardrive: 2000 – Millenium Bug [Strictly Rhythm]
24 :: Project “86” – Legends (Vocal Mix) [Nu Groove Records]

Before Don was playing house music, he was really into the music of the 1980’s. This was true even in the early to mid 90’s, when 80’s music was considered toxic, unfashionable, and outdated. But that didn’t stop him from popping a blank VHS cassette into the VCR, pressing record, and learning to love new wave from the nostalgia tinted view of programs like “The Big 80’s” on VH1. Here’s a very small sampling from Don’s beloved stash of Reagan era jams!

Tracklist for April 29, 2015

01 :: The B-52’s – Dirty Back Road [Warner Bros Records]
02 :: Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days [Geffen Records]
03 :: Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes [EMI America]
04 :: Steve Winwood – Valerie [Island Records]
05 :: The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of [A&M Records]
06 :: Wham! – Everything She Wants [Columbia]
07 :: ABC – When Smokey Sings (The Detroit Mix) [Mercury]
08 :: Huey Lewis & The News – I Want A New Drug (Dance Mix) [Chrysalis]
09 :: Oingo Boingo – Weird Science (Extended Dance Version) [MCA Records]
10 :: New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Extended Edit) [Qwest Records]
11 :: Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon (Club Mix) [Atlantic]
12 :: When In Rome – The Promise (O.N. Mix) [Virgin]
13 :: Dead or Alive – Brand New Lover (The Dust Monkey’s Love Bubble Club Mix) [Epic]
14 :: Missing Persons – Destination Unknown [Capitol Records]
15 :: Heart – These Dreams [Capitol Records]
16 :: Prince – Little Red Corvette (Full Length Version) [Warner Bros Records]
17 :: Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer (Extended Dance Remix) [Geffen Records]
18 :: Harold Faltermeyer – Fletch Theme (Extended Version) [MCA Records]
19 :: Roxette – The Look (Visible Mix) [EMI USA]
20 :: Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat [I.R.S. Records]
21 :: Devo – Out Of Sync [Warner Bros Records]
22 :: Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short (Mix 1) [Reformation]
23 :: Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang [Virgin]
24 :: Glen Frey – The Heat Is On [MCA Records]
25 :: The Eurythmics – Cool Blue (Dance Mix) [RCA Victor]
26 :: Madonna – Over And Over [Sire]
27 :: The Sugarcubes – Motorcrash (LP Version) [Elektra]
28 :: Duran Duran – The Reflex (Dance Mix) [Parlophone]
29 :: Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car (Extended Version) [Jive]
30 :: Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Edited Version) [ATCO Records]

Memories of abandoned train stations, urban landscapes, and summer breezes. That’s what’s in store in this week’s edition of the Dance Megamix. Don checks in with some techno and house vibes to warm up your soul.

Tracklist for April 22, 2015

01 :: Laurent Garnier – The Man With The Red Face (Original) [Mute]
02 :: Deee-Lite – Music Selector Is The Soul Reflector (LP Version) [Elektra]
03 :: Melja – But It Really Didn’t Matter [Mister Saturday Night Records]
04 :: Rhythim is Rhythim – Strings Of Life (Mayday Mix) [Transmat]
05 :: Underworld – Juanita [Wax Trax! Records]
06 :: Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes – Get It Live (Instrumental) [Metroplex]
07 :: DJ Sneak feat. Bear Who? – Fix My Sink (Original Club Mix) [Magnetic Records]
08 :: 95 North – The Request (Funk Mix) [SFP Records]
09 :: Eddie Amador – House Music (Message Mix) [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
10 :: Pleasure Dome – 6 Min. Of Dreaming [Sex Mania]
11 :: JohNick – Young Villain [Henry Street Music]
12 :: Sir James – Special (Club Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
13 :: Me’Shell NdegéOcello – If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night) (Mad Sex Mix Extended) [Maverick]
14 :: The Street Wise Kids – Here Comes That Sound (Hate Mix) [Nu Groove Records]
15 :: Tuff Jam – My Love (Mix 1) [Sub-Urban]
16 :: D.I.M. Concept – Feel It 2 [Vibe]
17 :: MK feat. Alana – Always (12″ Underground) [Charisma]
18 :: Naked Music NYC feat. Catherine Russell – I’ll Take You To Love (Tee’s Freeze Mix) [Ton-A-Records]
19 :: Carleen Anderson – Mama Said (K-Klassic Mix) [Circa]
20 :: François Kevorkian – Hypnodelic [Open]
21 :: Deep Voyage – All Alone (Direct Hit Mix) [Direct Hit Entertainment]
22 :: Mood II Swing – Heart Attack Track [King Street Sounds]
23 :: Bent – Always (Ashley Beedle’s Black Mahavishnu Remix) [Godlike & Electric]

Don returns to the decks after a one-week absence with a special 3-hour edition of the Dance Megamix dedicated to his newest 3 lb. listener in Chapel Hill. As usual, Don skips around from genre to genre, but the somehow manages to keep the vibe strong. As for his allergies? Well, not so much! But always the consummate professional, Don soldiers on.

Tracklist for April 15, 2015

01 :: War – City Country City [United Artists]
02 :: Empire projecting Penny – Freakman [RFC Records]
03 :: Slyck – Love It Or (Beat The Bush) [Solid Platinum Records]
04 :: Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music (Vocal Version) [Prelude Records]
05 :: Lace – Can’t Play Around (Vocal) [Atlantic]
06 :: Logg – I Know You Will (Long Version) [Salsoul Records]
07 :: The Undisputed Truth – You + Me = Love [Whitfield Records]
08 :: Thelma Houston – Jumpin’ Jack Flash [ABC/Dunhill Records]
09 :: Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide From Yourself [Philadelphia International Records]
10 :: The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun [RCA Victor]
11 :: K.C. & The Sunshine Band – I’m Your Boogie Man [T.K. Records]
12 :: “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” [Philly World Records]
13 :: Kylie Minogue – Come Into My World (Remix) [Capitol Records]
14 :: Daphne – When You Love Someone (Danny Tenaglia Club Mix) [Stress Records]
15 :: Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Spiritual Life/Ibadan Remix) [Heavenly]
16 :: Goody Goody – It Looks Like Love [Atlantic]
17 :: Jamiroquai – Canned Heat (MAW Remix) [Sony Soho Square]
18 :: Arrested Development – Mr Wendal (Perfecto Mix) [Cooltempo]
19 :: Black Traxx Vol. 5 – The Party [Night Club Records]
20 :: Kym Sims – Too Blind To See It (Hurley’s House Mix) [Eastwest]
21 :: B.O.P. – Music Please (Extended Mix) [Big Beat]
22 :: Soulution – Feels So Right [E Legal]
23 :: Joe Smooth – Goin’ Down (Dub Mix) [D.J. International Records]
24 :: Steve “Silk” Hurley feat. M. Doc – It’s Percussion (House Mix) [Silk Entertainment]
25 :: New Order – Blue Monday [Factory]
26 :: Digital Emotion – Get Up, Do You Wanna Funk [Polydor]
27 :: Patrick Cowley – Menergy [Unidisc]
28 :: Martin Circus – Disco Circus Medley (Mixed by François K.) [Unidisc]
29 :: Robert Owens – Bring Down The Walls (Original Mix) [Jack Trax]
30 :: Loftis feat. Miss T – Break! (Vocal Mix I) [Underground]
31 :: Beatmasters feat. Merlin – Who’s In The House (12″ Remix) [Sire]
32 :: Todd Osborn – Michigan Dream [Blueberry Records]
33 :: Freestylers – Don’t Stop [Scratch City Records]
34 :: Bob Sinclar – Disco 2000 Selector [Yellow Productions]
35 :: Jesse & Crabbe – F9’Riot Squad [Fiat Lux]
36 :: Armand Van Helden – U Don’t Know Me [Armed Records]