Here’s an offbeat mix for your senses, featuring some rare kwaito and a smattering of disco and house from various eras.

Tracklist for May 12, 2021

01 :: Mpumi – Yekela [Kalahari Oyster Cult]
02 :: Hi Power – Cult Of Snap (Jupiter Mix) [Next Plateau Records]
03 :: Mawillies – Gunman [Sony]
04 :: Gari Romalis – Get Away [Eat More House]
05 :: Alice Smith – Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix) [South Street]
06 :: Daft Punk – Da Funk [Virgin]
07 :: Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait (Vocal / Long “Dutch Mix”) [Atlantic]
08 :: Frankie Knuckles pres. Jamie Principle – Your Love [Trax Records]
09 :: Strafe – Set It Off [Jus Born Records]
10 :: Aleem – Release Yourself (Dub) [NIA Records]
11 :: RaBo & SnoB – Yom Yom (feat. Soma Iddrissu) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
12 :: Colonel Abrams – I’m Not Gonna Let (Extended Version) [MCA Records]
13 :: Tortuga – Tip Tap Dancer (Let Me Know The Answer) [RCA]
14 :: Loleatta Holloway – Crash Goes Love [Streetwise]
15 :: Rheji Burrell Presents: The Utopia Project – Euphoria [Running Back]
16 :: Parkway Rhythm ft. Boyd Jarvis – Broad St. Pressure (Deep Pressure) [Parkway Records]
17 :: Visual – The Music Got Me (Vocal) [Prelude Records]
18 :: Adventures Of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (Sold Out Mix) [Mercury]
19 :: Prince – When Doves Cry (Long Version) [Warner Bros. Records]
20 :: Endrik Schroeder – Second Breath [Bordello A Parigi]
21 :: The Skatt Brothers – Walk The Night [Casablanca]
22 :: Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Trevor Horn Remix) [Island Records]
23 :: Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling [Uniwave]
24 :: Cloud One – Atmosphere Strutt (Part 1 & 2) [P&P Records]
25 :: Sound Stream – Let’s Break [Sound Stream]
26 :: Sluts’n’Strings & 909 – Real Rebellion [Cheap]
27 :: Paul Johnson – It’s A Love Thang [International House Records]
28 :: Southern Comfort feat. Nolan Epps – Let’s Go Disco (Vocal Mix) [Digital Dungeon Records]

This week we lost one of the true, original disco DJs, Tony Smith. If you hop over to my Instagram profile, you can read about the time I randomly met Tony in NYC, when he had just gotten back into DJing after taking a hiatus away from the decks. I can’t stress just how nice he was to me that night, and how his genuine love for the music came through in his playing.

Tony was the resident DJ at Barefoot Boy, later Xenon, and Funhouse, among others. He was also a good friend of the eccentric DJ/production genius, Walter Gibbons. Most recently, Tony had been holding it down on SiriusXM Studio 54 radio, where he would do a live program where he mixed classics seamlessly. RIP Tony Smith, a true legend of disco.

All of the tracks on this mix (except one) come directly from Tony’s top 10 lists sent to Record World Magazine, which were published in Vince Aletti’s anthology “The Disco Files 1973-78.” These are all tracks he played at Barefoot Boy, or Xenon, or Magique. It was a pleasure mixing them together to honor his memory.

Tracklist for May 5, 2021

01 :: The Trammps – That’s Where The Happy People Go [Atlantic]
02 :: Freddie Perren – 2 Pigs And A Hog [Motown]
03 :: Thelma Houston – I’m Here Again (Edit By Mr. K) [Most Excellent Unlimited]
04 :: Barbara Pennington – Twenty-Four Hours A Day [United Artists Records]
05 :: Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn The Beat Around [RCA Victor]
06 :: Anthony White – Block Party [Salsoul Records]
07 :: Voyage – Lady America [TK Disco]
08 :: Musique – In The Bush (Special Disco Re-Mix) [CBS]
09 :: BT Express – Peace Pipe [Soul Jazz Records]
10 :: LaBelle – Messin’ With My Mind [Most Excellent Unlimited]
11 :: Demis Roussos – L.O.V.E. Got A Hold Of Me [Mercury]
12 :: Lenny Williams – You Got Me Running [ABC Records]
13 :: Jimmy Bo’ Horne – Get Happy [TK Disco]
14 :: JĂ KKI – Sun…Sun…Sun [Pyramid]
15 :: Universal Robot Band – Dance And Shake Your Tambourine [Red Greg Records]
16 :: Andrea True Connection – More, More, More [Soul Jazz Records]
17 :: Silver Convention – Fly, Robin Fly [Midland International]
18 :: Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby [Casablanca]
19 :: Stevie Wonder – Ordinary Pain [Motown]
20 :: Diana Ross – Love Hangover (1st Take Remix) [JVS Records]
21 :: The Salsoul Orchestra – Nice ‘N’ Naasty [Salsoul Records]
22 :: Juggy Murray Jones – Inside America [Garage Classics]
23 :: Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me (With Your Love) (Vocal) [Atlantic]
24 :: Edwin Starr – Contact [20th Century Fox Records]
25 :: Double Exposure – Ten Per Cent [Salsoul Records]
26 :: The O’Jays – I Love Music [Philadelphia International Records]
27 :: Bambu – I Don’t Wanna Lose It [Zebra Records]
28 :: People’s Choice – Here We Go Again [TSOP]
29 :: Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing [Polydor]
30 :: Double Exposure – My Love Is Free [Salsoul Records]

Don pays tribute to the early aughts prog house contributions to dance music.

Tracklist for April 28, 2021

01 :: Bent – Always (Ashley Beedle’s Black Mahavishnu Remix) [Godlike & Electric]
02 :: Örtz – We Don’t Talk (Brother Brown Remix) [Additive]
03 :: Moogroove – Deuce (Mara’s Chooicide Remix) [Saw Recordings]
04 :: Wally Lopez & Dr. Kucho – Necronomicon [Weekend Records]
05 :: X-Press 2 – Smoke Machine [Skint]
06 :: Who Da Funk feat. Jessica Eve – Shiny Disco Balls (Main Mix) [Subusa]
07 :: Peace Division – Beatz In Peacez 1 [NRK Sound Division]
08 :: Kings of Tomorrow – I Want You (For Myself) (Luke Fair Remix) [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
09 :: David James – (Always) A Permanent State (Original Mix) [Hooj Choons]
10 :: Different Gear – A Little Bit Paranoid (Extended Mix) [City Rockers]
11 :: Tim Deluxe – It Just Won’t Do (Club Mix) (Spanish Free) [Milk & Sugar Recordings]
12 :: Cutlab – Comparsa [Harlem Traxx]
13 :: Mendo & Chab – Afrofunfunk (Original Imago Mix) [Stereo Cool!]
14 :: iiO – Rapture (Tastes So Sweet) (Deep Dish Space Mix) [Ministry of Sound]
15 :: Critical Phase – Phase One (Futureshock Mix) [Fuju]
16 :: The Grifters – Flash (D.Ramirez ‘VUDU’ Mix) [Duty Free Records]
17 :: DJ Nukem – Instinct (Original Mix) [Imago Gramophone Records]
18 :: 16th Element – Warp (X-Press 2’s 4a.m. At Fabric Remix) [Loaded Records]
19 :: Romanthony’s Nightvision – Never Fuck (Futureshock Remix) [You]
20 :: Schiller – Ruhe (Humate Mix) [What’s Up ?!]
21 :: Behrouz – What You Do In Life… Echoes (Main Mix) [Shinichi]
22 :: Brother Brown Featuring Frank’ee – Under The Water (Deep Dish Remix Edit) [FFRR]
23 :: Dirty Vegas – Ghosts (Original Version) [Credence]

Inspired by the birthday of Luther Vandross, Don drops some eclectic warm weather jams from across the globe.

Tracklist for April 21, 2021

01 :: Pender Street Steppers – Our Time (Vocal) [Mood Hut]
02 :: Gaznevada – I. C. Love Affair (Italian Version) [DFC]
03 :: Change – Hold Tight [Atlantic]
04 :: Beck – Deep Sky (Edit by Mr. K) [Most Excellent Unlimited]
05 :: JKriv – Babaluae (JKriv Rework) [Razor N Tape]
06 :: Konk – Konk Party (Master Cylinder Jam) [Celluloid]
07 :: Wham! – Young Guns (Go For It) [Inner Vision]
08 :: Harvey Sutherland – New Paradise [MCDE]
09 :: Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me [Arista]
10 :: The Vision feat. Andreya Triana – Mountains (Danny Krivit Remix) [Defected]
11 :: Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson – The Best Things In Life Are Free (Def Version) [Perspective Records]
12 :: Zulema – Giving Up [Sussex]
13 :: Merchant – Tumble Down [Straker’s Records]
14 :: Skyf Connection – Friday Night [La Casa Tropical]
15 :: Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agb’oju L’Ogun (Original 12″ Version) [Strut]
16 :: RaBo & SnoB – Yom Yom (feat. Soma Iddrissu) [Razor N Tape Reserve]
17 :: Black Joy – Untitled [Project Recordings]
18 :: Donato Dozzy & Tin Man – Acid Test 07 [Absurd Recordings]
19 :: Kimouts – Down To Earth (Original) [Buzzin’ Fly Records]
20 :: Conclave – Sunny [Most Excellent Unlimited]
21 :: Omar S – One Of A Kind [FXHE]
22 :: Royal Crown of Sweden – Soft Things [Proibito]
23 :: Maja – If You Love Me Tonight (Passarani Mix) [Nature Records]

Time for some classic house bangers from the archives, spanning from French house to gospel house to 90’s vogue anthems.

Tracklist for April 14, 2021

01 :: Motorbass – Flying Fingers [Motorbass]
02 :: Green Velvet – Answering Machine (Cevin Fisher’s Green World Remix) [F-111 Records]
03 :: Blue Boy – Sandman (Original Mix) [Sidewalk Music Inc.]
04 :: Naked Music NYC feat. Catherine Russell – I’ll Take You To Love (Tee’s Frozen Dub) [Ton-A-Records]
05 :: Nick Jones Experience feat. Colonel Abrams – As I Take You Back (Nick Jones King Street Mix) [King Street Sounds]
06 :: Ian Pooley – Roller Skate Disco [Definitive Recordings]
07 :: Mateo & Matos – Feel The Groove [Henry Street Music]
08 :: Trankilou – Champagne [Kif Recordings]
09 :: The Roy Davis Project III – Just A Lil Luv (Hard Ballsy Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
10 :: Digital Soul – Music Take Me (I Feel Like Dancin’) [Deep Groove Records]
11 :: Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space (Lunar Mix Part 2) [MCA Records]
12 :: 2 Degrees Of Separation – This Track (Vocal) [Music Station]
13 :: The Funky People feat. Cassio Ware – Funky People (Klubhead Vocal) [Funky People]
14 :: Lectroluv – Got It Goin’ On (Hung Like A Rattlesnake Mix) [Eightball Records]
15 :: Ellis D – Just Like A Queen (Share The Throne Mix) [Minimal Records]
16 :: DJ Duke – Release Da Tension (Duke Blaster Mix) [Power Music Records]
17 :: Knight-Grooves – Money (Get Paid) (Get Paid Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
18 :: Mood II Swing – Do It Your Way [Groove On]
19 :: Johnny Dangerous – Emerald City (Dangerous Club Mix) [King Street Sounds]
20 :: Basement Jaxx – Fly Life (Cajmere “Green Velvet” Mix) [Multiply Records]
21 :: Meechie – Bring Me Joy (UBQ’s Bring Me Dub #2) [Vibe Music]
22 :: The Mack Vibe feat. Jacqueline – I Can’t Let You Go (Rubber Dub Vibe) [Eightball Records]
23 :: Sound Factory – Understand This Groove (Xtatic Mix) [RCA]
24 :: Vicky Martin – Not Gonna Do It (Bam Bam Mix) [Movin’ Records]
25 :: Annette Taylor – I Don’t Love You, (But I Like You) (Morel Majority Vocal) [Active Records]
26 :: Tony Moss – I Got U (Underground Mix) [50/50 Records]
27 :: Ian Pooley – The Brickenkopf At 7AM [Definitive Recordings]

This week Don returns with some rare early South African deep house tracks that inspire a globally-minded dance party.

Tracklist for April 7, 2021

01 :: B.O.P. – That’ Impahlayakho [Columbia]
02 :: Dubtribe Sound System – Do It Now [Imperial Dub Recordings]
03 :: Men From The Nile feat. Peven Everett – Watch Them Come!!! (Original Mix) [Undaground Therapy Muzik]
04 :: B.O.P. & Spikiri pres. Brenda Fassie – Come Duze [EMI South Africa]
05 :: Alaska – Vokol [Universal Music]
06 :: The Robinson – Burnout (Ron Trent Remix) [Futureboogie Recordings]
07 :: The Bayara Citizens – The Mofocongoietric (Joaquin Joe Claussell’s Sacred Rhythm Extended 12″ Version) [Sacred Rhythm Music]
08 :: Kerri Chandler – Love Me (Dub) [Ascension Music]
09 :: Jon Cutler – Flut-ie Pebbles [Remedie]
10 :: Dada Nada – Deep Love (To Deep To Get Under Instrumental) [One Voice]
11 :: Nelson “FFWD” Cruz feat. Richard Rose And Camille – What’s The Need? (Super-Duper Club Mix) [Cruzin’ Nelson Records]
12 :: Tropical Moon – It’s Alright [Big Beat / Mint Condition]
13 :: Mission Control – Outta Limits [Murk Records]
14 :: Vanessa Daou – Sunday Afternoons (Zipper Mix) [Krasnow Entertainment]
15 :: Deep Dish – A Feeling (Deep Feeling) [Deep Dish Records]
16 :: Jephté Guillaume – Ibo Lele (Ginen Tèt Rèd) [Virgin France]
17 :: Jimmy Rouge – Yeah Yeah [Orange Tree Edits]
18 :: Instant House – Awade (Stripped Down Chime Mix) [Jungle Sounds Records]
19 :: Femi Kuti – Truth Don Die (Main Vox) [Sound of Barclay]
20 :: Twistyle – Aveh Maria [Wicked Sounds]
21 :: TKZee Family – Off The Wall [BMG Records Africa]
22 :: Elado – Big Baba [Razor-N-Tape]
23 :: Faze Action, Zeke Manyika
24 :: Morgan – Vakonwana [La Casa Tropical]

Ride the new wave in this 80’s fueled edition of the Megamix.

Tracklist for March 17, 2021

01 :: ABC – (How To Be A) Millionaire [Mercury]
02 :: The Human League – Don’t You Want Me [Virgin]
03 :: Heaven 17 – Penthouse And Pavement [Virgin]
04 :: Yaz – Don’t Go (Re-Mix) [Sire]
05 :: Madonna – Into The Groove [Sire]
06 :: The Tom Tom Club – The Man With The 4-Way Hips (Long Version) [Sire]
07 :: Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat (Long Version) [Epic]
08 :: Sting – If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Dance Mix) [A&M Records]
09 :: Warp 9 – No Man Is An Island [Prism]
10 :: The Shakes – Hunt You Down (Extended Version) [Select Records]
11 :: Mark Scott – I Don’t Wanna Come Down [Polydor]
12 :: The Time – Jungle Love (LP Version) [Warner Bros. Records]
13 :: The Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me [Total Experience Records]
14 :: Oingo Boingo – Weird Science (Extended Dance Version) [MCA Records]
15 :: Gary Numan – Cars [Alpha Omega Recordings]
16 :: Duran Duran – Planet Earth (Night Version) [EMI]
17 :: The White Door – Behind The White Door [Clay Records]
18 :: Devo – Shout [Warner Bros. Records]
19 :: Berlin – Sex (I’m A…) (Extended 12″ Version) [Mercury]
20 :: Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Annihilation) [ZTT]
21 :: Modern Rocketry – (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone [Megatone Records]
22 :: Bananarama – Venus (The Hellfire Mix) [London Records]
23 :: The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another [MCA Records]
24 :: The Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra [Capitol Records]
25 :: Klymaxx – Meeting In The Ladies Room [Unidisc]
26 :: Duran Duran – Girls On Film [EMI]
27 :: Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Special “Red & Blue” Remix Dance Version) [ATCO Records]
28 :: Trio – Da Da Da (Long Version) [Mercury]
29 :: Howard Jones – What Is Love? (New Extended Version) [Elektra]
30 :: Ofra Haza – Im Nin’alu (Played In Full Mix) [Sire]

Episode 200 takes us all the way back to the land of disco classics. Happy anniversary everyone!

Tracklist for March 10, 2021

01 :: MFSB – Love Is The Message (Edit by Mr. K) [T.D. Records, Inc.]
02 :: Rufus & Chaka – Do You Love What You Feel [MCA Records]
03 :: LaBelle – Messin’ With My Mind (Mr K 7″ edit) [Most Excellent Unlimited]
04 :: D.C. LaRue – Cathedrals [Pyramid]
05 :: Brass Construction – Movin’ [United Artists Records]
06 :: K.I.D. – Don’t Stop [Sam Records]
07 :: Bell & James – Livin’ It Up (Friday Night) [A&M Records]
08 :: Chicago – Street Player [Columbia]
09 :: Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine ’82 [Streetwise]
10 :: Orange Lemon – The Texican (Club Mix) [Idlers]
11 :: Company B – Fascinated (Club Mix) [The Summer Records]
12 :: Betty Wright – One Step Back, Two Steps Front (Edit By Mr. K) [Most Excellent Unlimited]
13 :: Gary’s Gang – Let’s Lovedance Tonight (Danny Krivit Re-Edit) [Sam Records]
14 :: Atmosphere – Dancing In Outer Space [Mr. Bongo]
15 :: Talking Heads – I Zimbra [Sire]
16 :: Donna Summer – Bad Girls [Casablanca]
17 :: Sylvia Striplin – Give Me Your Love [Uno Melodic Records]
18 :: The Reddings – You’re The Only One [Believe In A Dream]
19 :: Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny [One Way Records]
20 :: Conquest – Body Movement [Prelude]
21 :: The Blackbyrds – Happy Music [Fantasy]
22 :: Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two [De-Lite Records]
23 :: Leon Ware – Baby Don’t Stop Me (Stereo Version) [Elektra]
24 :: New York City Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version) [West End Records]
25 :: “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” [Philly World Records]
26 :: Chemise – She Can’t Love You (Vocal) [Emergency Records]

Some deep and vocal house realness for your soul.

Tracklist for March 3, 2021

01 :: Tikkle – In The Beginning… [House Jam Records]
02 :: Lil’ Louis & The World – Club Lonely (The Guest List Mix) [Not On Label]
03 :: Mix Masters feat. MC Action – In The Mix (Fast Eddie’s Mix) [D.J. International Records]
04 :: MK feat. Alana – Burning (Underground Vibe Mix) [Charisma]
05 :: Earth People – Dance (Club Mix) [Kool Groove]
06 :: Dreamer G – I Got That Feelin [Madhouse Records]
07 :: Basscut – I’m Not In Love (Try To Tear My Heart Instrumental) [Charisma]
08 :: Shirley Murdock – Let There Be Love (Classic 12″ Mix) [Elektra]
09 :: Charisse Arrington – Down With This (Masters At Work Remix) [MCA Records]
10 :: Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives (Classic Club Mix) [Arista]
11 :: Janet Jackson – Miss You Much (Shep’s House Mix) [A&M Records]
12 :: Pacha – One Kiss (F.O.S. One Remix) [Flying International]
13 :: Matt Wood – What Am I Gonna Do With You? (Mount Rushmore’s Attack That Track) [TRIBAL America]
14 :: Karen Pollack – You Can’t Hurt Me (Original Mix) [Emotive Records]
15 :: D.J.’s Rule feat. Karen Brown – Get Into The Music ’97 (Rhythm Masters Club) [Hi-Bias Records]
16 :: Banji Boys – Love Thang (Catwalk Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
17 :: Black Traxx – Your Mind Is So Crazy [Night Club Records]
18 :: Instant Exposure – Wanna Be With You (Club Mix) [Emotive Records]
19 :: Dionne – Come Get My Lovin’ (E.Z. Mix) [Bigshot Records]
20 :: Soft House Company – …A Little Piano [Irma CasaDiPrimordine]
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22 :: Deep Voyage – All Alone (Endless Rhodes Mix) [Direct Hit Entertainment]
23 :: [26 minutes of 90s hip hop]

I completely forgot to post this episode from Thanksgiving week! But better late than never is what I say. In this mix we’ve got a lot of mainstream dance hits from the millennium that are actually really good, plus a few from the Elder Brothers? “lost years” of 2005-2007.

Tracklist for November 25, 2020

01 :: Kylie Minogue – Come Into My World (Remix) [Capitol Records]
02 :: Spiller – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (Original) [Atlantic]
03 :: Groove Armada – Easy [Jive Electro]
04 :: Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight) (Danny Tenaglia’s Statue Of Liberty Mix) [MCA Records]
05 :: Raven Maïze – The Real Life (Original 12″ Mix) [Credence]
06 :: X-Press 2 Feat. David Byrne – Lazy (Full Length Version) [Skint]
07 :: New Order – True Faith (Morel’s Pink Noise Club Mix) [Qwest Records]
08 :: Deep Dish With Everything But The Girl ‎– The Future Of The Future (Stay Gold) (Main Mix) [Arista]
09 :: Third Movement – Free (Original Mix) [Forensic Records]
10 :: Solaris Heights – Midnight (Original Mix) [Airtight]
11 :: GusGus – David (Medicine 8 Remix) [Underwater Records]
12 :: Space Raiders – (I Need The) Disko Doktor (Mutant Disko Doktor Mix) [Medicine Label]
13 :: Cassius With Steve Edwards – The Sound Of Violence (Reggae Rock Mix) [Virgin]
14 :: Panevino – The Way I Am (Richard Earnshaw Remix) [NRK Sound Division]
15 :: Mr. V (4) Featuring Miss Patty – Da Bump (SOLE Channel Remix) [Defected]
16 :: Basement Jaxx – Rendez-Vu [Astralwerks]
17 :: The Black Science Orchestra – New Jersey Deep [Junior Boy’s Own]
18 :: Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix) [F-111 Records]
19 :: Tim Deluxe Featuring Shahin Badar – Mundaya (The Boy) [Underwater Records]
20 :: Mighty Dub Katz – It’s Just Another Groove (I Think That We Should Get Back Together) (Original Version) [Sm:)e Communications]
21 :: Mr. Hermano – Free As The Morning Sun (Scumfrog Mix) [Disorient]
22 :: Jakatta – American Dream (Joey Negro Club Mix) [Rulin Records]
23 :: Beth Orton – Central Reservation (Ibadan Spiritual Life Remix) [Arista]