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]

The doctor makes a house call in this episode. That’s right — all house music, all night long in this blazin’ two hour funky house workout. Don dips into Chicago filter house, French touch, and even some new dancefloor bombs for your ears to enjoy. DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL.

Tracklist for April 1, 2015

01 :: Black Traxx Vol. 3 – Doctor’s Housecall [Night Club Records]
02 :: Tyree – Hard Core – Hip House (Joe Smooths Too Deep Mix) [DJ International Records]
03 :: Chez Damier – Close (Derrick Carter Mix) [Distance]
04 :: The Believers – Who Dares To Believe In Me? (Original Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
05 :: Boogie Nite – Cardiac Arrest [Lumberjacks in Hell]
06 :: KC Flightt – Voices (Original Dub Mix) [RCA]
07 :: Nu Colours – Desire (Masters At Work Dub 3) [Wildcard]
08 :: S.U.M.O. – Factory [Heya Hifi]
09 :: Mike 303 – Summer Funk [Versatile Records]
10 :: Brothers Underground – Tribal Prayer (Straight Out Da’ House Mix) [Black Label]
11 :: Armand Van Helden – Why Can’t You Free Some Time (Original Version) [Armed Records]
12 :: Dennis Ferrer – Change The World (Main Mix) [King Street Sounds]
13 :: Paul Johnson – Get Get Down [Moody Recordings]
14 :: Gusto – Disco’s Revenge (Mole Hole Mix) [Manifesto]
15 :: Boris Dlugosh pres. Booom! – Keep Pushin’ (Path Of Club) [MAW Records]
16 :: Boris Dlugosh pres. Booom! – Keep Pushin’ (Original Mix) [Peppermint Jam]
17 :: Pet Shop Boys – Paninaro ’95 (Angel Moraes Deep Dance Mix) [EMI]
18 :: The Sound Man feat. Mercy – The Factory (Bass Dub) [Sex Mania]
19 :: Ruffneck feat. Yavahn – Everybody Be Somebody (Henry Street Mix) [MAW Records]
20 :: Bob Sinclar – Mo Underground People [Yellow Productions]
21 :: Archie Pelago – Cinema Club [Mister Saturday Night Records]
22 :: Fingers Inc. – Mystery Of Love (Club Mix) [DJ International Records]
23 :: Gate-Ah – The Shelter (Vocal) [Shelter Records]
24 :: Justin Robertson pres. Revtone – Love Movement (Ulrich Schnauss Remix) [Bugged Out! Recordings]

Don digs deep into his crate of 90’s deep house jams and makes sure to pay homage to ALL of the legends. Every dj, every producer, every club gets a shoutout in this episode.

Tracklist for March 18, 2015

01 :: Basil Hardhaus 2 feat. Burrell – Make Me Dance (Hard For The D.J.) [Nu Groove Records]
02 :: Mr. Fingers – What About This Love (Extended Version) [Alleviated Records]
03 :: Kerri Chandler – Rain [Nervous Records]
04 :: Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space (MAW Lunar Mix Part 2) [MCA Records]
05 :: Deee-Lite – Power Of Love (Sampla-Delic Remix) [Elektra]
06 :: Charane – Follow Me (Komix Dub) [New Jersey Sounds]
07 :: Adeva – Warning! (Serious Lies Mix) [Capitol Records]
08 :: Jomanda – Make My Body Rock (Feel It) (The Basic Mix) [Big Beat]
09 :: D.M.S. – And The Beat Goes On (And The Dub Goes On) [Cutting Records]
10 :: Betty Boo – Doin’ The Do (The Good Do-Bee Mix) [Sire]
11 :: Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love (Club Mix) [Mercury]
12 :: C + C Music Factory – Things That Make You Go Hmmmm… (The Clivillés & Cole Classic House Mix) [Columbia]
13 :: Sandy B – Feel Like Singin’ (Erotica Mix) [Nervous Records]
14 :: SK Project feat. Roberta Gillian – Your Love Is Taking Me Over (SK Mix) [Maxi Records]
15 :: King Street Crew – Things U Do 2 Me (Salsoul Mix) [Nervous Records]
16 :: Junior Vasquez – If Madonna Calls (J.R.’s House Mix) [Groovilicious]
17 :: Ultra Naté – It’s Over Now (Tony Humphries Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
18 :: Looney Tunes – Just As Long As I Got You (Original Version) [XL Recordings]
19 :: Urbanized feat. Silvano – Helpless (The Kenlou Remix) [Maxi Records]
20 :: Interceptor – Together (Together Mix) [Murk Records]
21 :: Frankie Knuckles pres. Satoshi Tomiie – Tears (Classic Vocal) [FFRR]
22 :: CeCe Peniston – Keep On Walkin’ (LP Version) [A&M Records]

Ain’t payback a bitch? This week, Don repays you for the technical issue in the studio that prevented the podcast from getting posted. And this episode is PAID IN FULL. Consider it a gesture of good will. Now let’s get back to the program…

Tracklist for March 11, 2015

01 :: Man Friday feat. Larry Levan – Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix) [Nite Grooves]
02 :: Animotion – Obsession (Dance Remix) [Mercury]
03 :: Connie Case – Get Down [New York Underground Disco]
04 :: Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood (Special 12″ Version) [Sire]
05 :: Tribe – Coke (Unreleased Mix) [Larry]
06 :: Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa [Not on Label]
07 :: Billie – Nobody’s Business (Extended Radio) [Fleetwood Records]
08 :: Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Apache [MGM Records]
09 :: Motown Sounds – Bad Mouthin’ [Motown]
10 :: Dee Dee Bridgewater – Bad For Me (Long Version) [Elektra]
11 :: Liz Torres – Pay Back Is A Bitch (What Goes Around Comes Around) (Club Mix) [Jive]
12 :: Wired – To The Beat Of The Drum (Crash Version) [Underworld Records]
13 :: Dalis – Rock Steady [Trax Records]
14 :: Devo – Here To Go (Go Mix Version) [Warner Bros. Records]
15 :: Model 500 – Play It Cool (Inst.) [Metroplex]
16 :: Adonis – No Way Back [Trax Records]
17 :: Bohannon – Let’s Start A Dance (Special Remix) [Rock Mo Records]
18 :: Egyptian Lover – Dance (Long Drum Version) [Egyptian Empire Records]
19 :: Phuture – Slam! [Trax Records]
20 :: Liberty City – Some Lovin (Original Mix) [TRIBAL America]
21 :: Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Mix) [Virgin Records America]
22 :: Lonnie Gordon – Do You Want It (Mental Instrum Dub) [SBK Records]
23 :: Rapination & Kym Mazelle – Love Me The Right Way (New York Blizzard Mix) [RCA Records]
24 :: Strait II DAT – Electric Native [Nervous Records]
25 :: Inner City – Good Life (Mayday Mix) [Virgin]
26 :: New York Citi Peech Boys – Life Is Something Special (Vocal) [Island Records]

The cold stuff keeps falling but the heat within remains. It’s Wednesday night, and the Dance Megamix won’t let poorly plowed driveways or incompetent North Carolina drivers prevent Don from making it to the studio. In this episode, Don gets completely sidetracked and plays out some sick 90’s classic and deep house. Try not to enjoy this one, I DARE YOU.

Tracklist for February 25, 2015

01 :: TMT – Women In Love (Women In Lust Mix) [Columbia]
02 :: MK feat. Alana – Burning (Original Vibe Mix) [Charisma]
03 :: Madonna – Deeper And Deeper (David’s Deeper Dub) [Maverick]
04 :: Ce Ce Peniston – Finally (12″ Mix) [A&M Records]
05 :: Utopia Project – File #1 [Nu Groove Records]
06 :: Ken Gill – Love Moon [Alleviated Records]
07 :: Dream 2 Science – Breathe Deep [Rush Hour Recordings]
08 :: 2 Trax – Track It [Final Cut]
09 :: UBQ Project feat. Kathy Summers – When I Fell N Luv (Luv & Lust Mix) [House-N-Effect Records]
10 :: Nagual – I Feel The Rhythm [Slow To Speak]
11 :: Truce – It’s Alright (Cassmaster Mix) [Easy Street Records]
12 :: Travis Nelson – (It’s A) Luv Thang (Miles 3 Scoop Thang) [Planet Records]
13 :: A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray [Rham!]
14 :: A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (Paradise Ballroom Mix) [Flim Flam Records]
15 :: Moby – Go (Woodtick Mix) [Instinct Records]
16 :: Dionne – Come Get My Lovin’ (NYC Mix) [Bigshot Records]
17 :: Dionne – Come Get My Lovin’ (Remix) [Bigshot Records]
18 :: Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson – The Best Things In Life Are Free (Def Version) [Perspective Records]
19 :: 95 North – The Journey (Mute Mix) [Shelter Recordings]

Now that his pipes are defrosted, Don can get back to what’s important: bringing the newest wave of dance tracks to his listeners. In this episode, Don meanders through genres, laying down some synth jams and eventually working his way to some classic house. Thanks for tuning in, and welcome to new listeners!

Tracklist for February 18, 2015

01 :: Beige – Emperor (Celebrate Life Mix) [Celebrate Life]
02 :: Berlin – Sex (I’m A…) (Extended 12″ Version) [Mercury]
03 :: The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another [MCA Records]
04 :: Nitzer Ebb – Control Im Here (Strategic Dancefloor Initiative Mix) [Mute]
05 :: Yello – Bostich (Fulllengthmix) [Do It Records]
06 :: Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race (Long) [Elektra]
07 :: Duran Duran – Planet Earth (Club Version) [Harvest]
08 :: Depeche Mode – Master And Servant (Slavery Whip Mix) [Mute]
09 :: D Train – Music (Vocal) [Prelude Records]
10 :: Firefly – Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side) [Emergency Records]
11 :: Montana Sextet – Heavy Vibes (Mr. K’s Fan Dance Edit) [Most Excellent Unlimited]
12 :: LNTG – Dance Shout [Tuff Cut]
13 :: Billy Nichols – Give Your Body Up To The Music [West End Records]
14 :: Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body [Trax Records]
15 :: D Mob w/ Cathy Dennis – That’s The Way Of The World (Essential Beat Mix) [FFRR]
16 :: Pleasure Inc. feat. Diva & Lynett P. – Sexy Dancer (Stripped Down Butt Naked Mix) [New World]
17 :: Oscar G. feat. Marck Michel – Reaching Up (G’s Main Mix) [TRIBAL America]
18 :: River Ocean feat. India – Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (12″ Club Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
19 :: Noel ‘909’ Watson – Africanisms Part 1 [United Sound Audio]
20 :: George Kranz – Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Special “Daa Daa” Mix) [Personal Records]
21 :: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You (Club Mix) [Idlers]
22 :: Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – Jack Your Body (Monty ‘House’ Remix) [London Records]
23 :: Jomanda – Don’t You Want My Love (Street Style) [Big Beat]
24 :: Kelli Saé – It’s Too Late (Club Mix) [Easy Street Records]
25 :: Gat Decor – Passion (D. Emerson Mix) [Effective Records]

Recent events bring a melancholy air to the Megamix, as Don tries to express his feelings through recorded playback. Some of our closest have passed but will not be forgotten. Those of us who remain shall stand together and keep reaching.

Tracklist for February 11, 2015

01 :: Groove Committee – I Want You To Know (Vocal) [Nu Groove Records]
02 :: The Trojan Horse feat. 69 Mercedes – Years O’ Pressure (Roman’s Mix) [Downtown 161]
03 :: Thelma Houston – 96 Tears [RCA]
04 :: X-Press 2 – Give It (Extended Club Mix) [Skint]
05 :: Dusted – Always Remember To Respect And Honour Your Mother Part One (Deep Dish Loves Their Motha Remix) [Nettwerk America]
06 :: Behrouz – What We Do In Life (Main Mix) [Shinichi]
07 :: Talking Heads – Heaven [Sire]
08 :: Nuyorican Soul feat. Jocelyn Brown – I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4 Hero Remix) [Talkin’ Loud]
09 :: Bjork – Hyper-ballad (David Morales Classic Mix) [Elektra]
10 :: Phase II – Reachin’ (Brotherhood Mix) [Republic Records]
11 :: Innervision feat. Melonia Daniels – Don’t You Ever Give Up (Ricanstruction Vocal) [Wave Music]
12 :: Ten City – My Peace Of Heaven (International Mix) [EastWest Records]
13 :: Sounds of Blackness – The Pressure Pt.1 (Sound Factory Mix) [Perspective Records]
14 :: Sounds of Blackness – The Pressure Pt.1 (Classic 12″ Mix With Vocal Intro) [Perspective Records]
15 :: Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Remix) [Unidisc]
16 :: Nuyorican Soul feat. Jocelyn Brown – It’s Alright, I Feel It! (MAW 12″ Mix) [Blue Thumb Records]
17 :: Black Science Orchestra – New Jersey Deep [Junior Boy’s Own]
18 :: Djaimin – Give You (Mix 91 Dancefloor Syndromad Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]

Don puts on his bathing costume, hops in the DeLorean DMC-12 and surprises the listeners of the Dance Megamix with a jackin’ pre-recorded set from the future… (or is it the past?)… to enjoy while he is at the beach. The first half hour begins with all things tropical, as Don whisks you away to a place of blue coral waters and Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch Creole. Things get a bit funkier and blousier, then they start freestylin’, and finally get straight up jackin’ Chicago style. And to close it out, Don drops some Afro-Caribbean jamz. Bon bini from the ABC!

“What do you mean you’ve seen this before? It’s brand new.”

Tracklist for February 4, 2015

01 :: The Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau [Atlantic]
02 :: Jessie G – That’s Hot [Soul Jazz Recordings]
03 :: Rockers Revenge feat. Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine ’82 [Streetwise]
04 :: Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat (Long Version) [Epic]
05 :: Fun Fun – Happy Station [High Fashion Music]
06 :: Aleem – Release Yourself (Dub) [NIA Records]
07 :: Aleem – Release Yourself [NIA Records]
08 :: Prince – When Doves Cry (Long Version) [Warner Bros.]
09 :: Laid Back – White Horse [Sire]
10 :: Talking Heads – Moon Rocks (Cassette Version) [Sire]
11 :: Kano – I’m Ready [Emergency Records]
12 :: Debbie Deb – When I Hear Music [Jam Packed]
13 :: Up Front – Infatuation (Special Club Mix) [Silver Cloud]
14 :: Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk & Jessie Saunders – Dub Can’t Turn Around [House Records]
15 :: Raze – Jack The Groove [Grove St.]
16 :: Tyree – Video Crash (Crash Instrumental) [Rockin’ House]
17 :: Virgo Four – In A Vision [Trax Records]
18 :: Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling [Uniwave]
19 :: Stetsasonic – Talkin’ All That Jazz (Dim’s Respect For The Old School) [Tommy Boy]
20 :: Femi Kuti – Beng, Beng, Beng (Da Lata Remix) [MCA Records]
21 :: Nik Weston pres. GUYNAMUKAT – Riviera Jam (Mayaro Bay Tropical House Mix) [Mukatsuku Records]
22 :: Quilla – A Million Broken Bikes (Mirko Loko’s Sunrise Tool) [Visionquest]

‘Eclectica’ is the new genre of dance music that Don Play is inventing right before your very eyes. Raised in the age of ‘Electronica,’ which had its own cultural merits, Don’s ‘Eclectica’ takes a more freewheeling approach to genres and historical precedents. Take a historic ‘Deetour’ through disco, boogie, garage, Italo, French touch, Chicago jackin’, Detroit techno, and deep house. Editorial note: for some reason the digital recorder in studio stopped recording for about 2 minutes. Luckily I noticed it pretty quickly and got it fired up again — so there’s a quick edit in the podcast version during FPI Project that did not appear on the live broadcast. Enjoy!

Tracklist for January 28, 2015

01 :: Karen Young – Deetour (Party Mix) [Atlantic]
02 :: Dhar Braxton – Jump Back (Set Me Free) (Club Mix) [Sleeping Bag Records]
03 :: LNTG – Get It Right [Tuff Cut]
04 :: Gino Soccio – Try It Out [Atlantic]
05 :: Jago – I’m Going To Go [Full Time Records]
06 :: Mr. Fingers – Beyond The Clouds [Alleviated Records]
07 :: Markus Nikolai – Bushes (Derrick Carter’s First Recreation) [Fuel Records]
08 :: Bassmental – Names Like? [Nite Grooves]
09 :: David James – (Always) A Permanent State (Original Mix) [Hooj Choons]
10 :: Afrikan Sciences – NanoRock Skank [Deepblak]
11 :: Drala – Drala’s Theme [Yoruba Records]
12 :: Ken Gill – Love Moon [Love Moon]
13 :: FPI Project – Rich In Paradise [Impossible]
14 :: Trus’Me – Narda [Fat City]
15 :: Chicago Connection – Dancin’ (Mark Grant’s Mix) [Cajual Records]
16 :: Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You [Arista]
17 :: Daft Punk – High Fidelity [Virgin]
18 :: Mike 303 – St Valentin [Riviera]
19 :: Danell Dixon – Dance, Dance [King Street Sounds]
20 :: The Aztec Mystic a.k.a. DJ Rolando – Jaguar [Underground Resistance]
21 :: South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (Fresh Fruit Dub) [Fresh Fruit Records]
22 :: Tom & Joyce – Vai Minha Tristeza (Bob Le Mix) [Wave Music]

Don hits you with his rhythm stick! Hits you! Hits you! Let’s take a moment and state for the record that ten percent of something is better than 100% of nothing at all.

Tracklist for January 14, 2015

01 :: Brenda & The Tabulations – A Little Bit Of Love [J.V.S. Records]
02 :: TD – Feelin’ James [T.D. Records Inc.]
03 :: Ian Drury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Disco Version) [Stiff-Epic]
04 :: Linda Clifford – Runaway Love [Curtom]
05 :: Pacific Blue – You Gotta Dance [Prelude Records]
06 :: Raw Silk – Do It To The Music (Shep Pettibone Mastermix) [Ram’s Horn]
07 :: Change – Paradise [WEA]
08 :: Double Exposure – Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Mix) [Salsoul Records]
09 :: Chicago – Street Player Remix [Rated “X” Records]
10 :: JohNick – Play The Remix (Zoo Zoo Petals Mix) [Henry Street Records]
11 :: Precious – Definition Of A Track (From “Back To Basics”) [Big Beat]
12 :: T-Coy – Carino [Deconstruction]
13 :: Lil’ Louis & The World – Club Lonely (The Guest List Mix) [White]
14 :: Elé Ferrer – I’ll Make U Happy Baby (Instrumental) [Emotive Records]
15 :: M People – Excited (MK Snow-Call Dub) [Epic Dance]
16 :: Sandy B. – Ain’t No Need To Hide (Deep Dish Mystic Mix) [Champion]
17 :: Mafikizolo – Morena [White]
18 :: A Hundred Birds – Batonga (House Mix) [Wave Music]
19 :: Elastic Reality – Cassa De X (Classic Reality House Mix) [TRIBAL America]
20 :: Tears of Velva – The Way I Feel (4 Daye Mix) [King Street Sounds]
21 :: Robert Aaron – Sax In The Ozone (The Hole In The Ozone Mix) [Eightball Records]
22 :: Chantay Savage – Betcha’ll Never Find (Silky Scat) [iD Records]