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]

Unnnce unnnnnnce unnnnnnce! Don is back in 2015 with two more hours of classic dance jams for your bouncing pleasure. In this edition we talk about Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, DJing high school day parties, Michael Douglas v-neck sweaters, redheads in catsuits, and which CeCe Rogers track is the right one. As always, full tracklist is below with links to the actual versions of records played on the show. Enjoy!

Tracklist for January 7, 2015

01 :: D-Train – Walk On By (Francois Kevorkian Mix) [Prelude Records]
02 :: Le Club – Front Page News (Instrumental) [Roulette Records]
03 :: Trussel – Love Injection [J.V.S. Records Inc]
04 :: Tia Monae – Don’t Keep Me Waiting (Club Mix) [First Take Records]
05 :: Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation [Salsoul Records]
06 :: Afrodisiac – Song Of The Siren (Atlantic Mix) [Nu Groove Records]
07 :: Jovonn – Nite Roads [Emotive Records]
08 :: Roger S. pres. Nu Solution – I Need You (Ralph’s Main Man Mix) [One Records]
09 :: Sagat – Fuk Dat (PG 13 Mix) [Maxi Records]
10 :: Baron McGill – Brighter (Original Vocal Mix) [Music Station]
11 :: Clifton King – Family Prayer (Extended Feel) [Black Rain Records]
12 :: Deee-Lite – Power Of Love (Sampla-Delic Remix) [Elektra]
13 :: LaTour – Blue [Dance Train Classics]
14 :: Roberta Flack – Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) (House Of Trix Mix) [Atlantic]
15 :: Roberta Flack – Uh-Uh Ooh-Ooh Look Out (Here It Comes) (Steve Hurley’s House Mix) [Atlantic]
16 :: Kenya Travitt – Come Into My Heart (Club Mix) [Big Beat]
17 :: House of Gypsies – Samba (Tee’s Freeze Mix) [Freeze Records]
18 :: CeCe Rogers – Forever (12″ Extended Mix) [Atlantic]
19 :: Robin S. – Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix) [Big Beat]
20 :: Eric Kupper pres. K-Scope – Organism [TRIBAL America]
21 :: Smack Music pres. Sex, Dance and DATs – Stress Remover [TNT Records] sf
22 :: CeCe Rogers – Someday (12″ Extended Mix) [Atlantic]
23 :: Masters at Work pres. Nuyorican Soul – The Nervous Track (Ballsy Mix) [Nervous Records]

Join your fellow Party Boys and Party Girls for a New Year’s Jackin’ Eve edition of the Dance Megamix with Don Play. This week, Don checks in from his home studio where he lays down more current dancefloor bombs as well as some house classics. Happy 2015, friends of the podcast!

Tracklist for December 31, 2014

01 :: Radio 4 – Sound Of The Underground (The DFA Remix) [Plant Music, Inc]
02 :: Tony Lionni – Steps Ahead [Madhouse Records]
03 :: Omar S – Surpass [FXHE Records]
04 :: D’Marc Cantu – Size And Shape [Créme Organization]
05 :: Andrés – Skate This Way [La Vida]
06 :: MFO – Anti Social Plan [Dekmantel]
07 :: Those Guys – Love, Love, Love (Main 12″ Mix) [Basement Boys Records]
08 :: Omar S pres. Aaron “Fit” Siegel – Tonite (Detroit Mix) [FXHE Records]
09 :: Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (MK Feel It In The Air Remix) [White]
10 :: Gingy – Vscus [Royal Oak]
11 :: Crowdpleaser – Right Beside You (After Rhône 2013) [Tamed Musiq]
12 :: Johannes Volk – Inferno [Dolly]
13 :: Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz Remix) [Defected]
14 :: D’Marc Cantu – Long Weekend [MOS Recordings]
15 :: Hardrive – Deep Inside [Strictly Rhythm]
16 :: Danny Tenaglia – Bottom Heavy [TRIBAL America]
17 :: Norm Talley – Mid-Nite Madd-Ness [Tsuba Records]
18 :: The Superior Inferior – Echelon XIII (John Heckle’s Interpr 2) [One Electronica]
19 :: Kerri “Kaoz 6:23” Chandler – Coro (‘Kaoz 6:23’ Dark Mix) [Nite Grooves]
20 :: Robert Owens – I’ll Be Your Friend (Original Def Mix) [RCA Records]
21 :: Lazare Hoche & Malin Genie – My Love For Who? [Lazare Hoche Records]

Merry non-denominational winter solstice to those of you not celebrating the holiday on this Krampus-Eve! Join Don for 3+ hours of gospel house and new dance music, all pressed on wax and ready to serve. Just unwrap and enjoy!

Tracklist for December 24, 2014

01 :: Shirley Caesar – Hold My Mule [Rejoice Records]
02 :: Celestial Choir – Stand On The Word (Celestial Choir Unreleased Mix) [Larry]
03 :: Soho – Hot Music [Kool Groove Records]
04 :: Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (Underground Trance) [Cajual]
05 :: Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (Underground Goodie Mix) [Cajual]
06 :: DJ Spen pres. Jasper Street Co. – A Feelin’ (Paradox Instrumental) [Basement Boys Records]
07 :: Tension – A Place Called Heaven (Fire Island Mix) [Azuli Records]
08 :: Mariah Carey – Joy To The World (Crash Dub Crash) [Columbia]
09 :: Joi Cardwell – You Got To Pray (250lbs. Of Blue Vocal) [Eightball Records]
10 :: Machine – There But For The Grace Of God Go I [RCA Victor]
11 :: Inner Life feat. Jocelyn Brown – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Larry Levan Unreleased Breakdow Mix) [Salsoul Records]
12 :: Frankie Knuckles – Walkin’ (Grant Nelson’s Divine Gospel Remix) [Virgin Underground]
13 :: Jasper Street Co. – God Helps Those (Who Help Themselves) (Junior’s Club Mix) [Basement Boys Records]
14 :: Mariah Carey – Joy To The World (Celebration Mix) [Columbia]
15 :: Sounds of Blackness – I Believe (Deliverance Dub) [Perspective Records]
16 :: Carlos Nilmmns – Moments Of Happiness / I Thought I Had You [Skylax Classic]
17 :: Monodeluxe feat. Jaidene Vega – Change (Sophisticado Full Vocal Mix) [Sophisticado Recordings]
18 :: The Rotating Assembly – Seasons Of My Life [Sound Signature]
19 :: Deep88 – Grancartridge [12Records]
20 :: L.I.E.S. – Comeback Dust (Max D’s Big Top Dustheads Rmx) [Future Times]
21 :: Donato Dozzy & Tin Man – Test 07 [Absurd Recordings]
22 :: Fabio Monesi – 7:00 am [Wilson Records]
23 :: Trus’me – Working Nights [Fat City]
24 :: Joe Claussell – Drums Of Ju/Ru [Sacred Rhythm Music]
25 :: Sound Stream – Julie’s Theme [Sound Stream]
26 :: Scott Grooves – C Track [Modified Suede Recordings]
27 :: Roman Flügel – O.T.H. [Live At Robert Johnson]
28 :: Floating Points – Sparkling Controversy [Eglo Records]
29 :: Âme – Den Råtta [Innervisions]
30 :: Oceanic – Kobo [Rimini]
31 :: Omar S. – Nelson County [FXHE Records]
32 :: Terrence Parker feat. Reno Ka – Finally (Louie Vega Dance Ritual Mix) [Planet E]
33 :: K-Alexi – The Dancer (Joe Smooth It’s My House Mix) [K Klassik]
34 :: Sound Stream – Let’s Break [Sound Stream]
35 :: DJ John Collins – Yeah [Underground Resistance]
36 :: Romanthony – Bring U Up (PBR Streetgang Remix) [Glasgow Underground]
37 :: Nicholas – Running Into Time [Home Taping Is Killing Music]
38 :: Deep88 – Thor Ens Funk [12Records]
39 :: Lazare Hoche & Malin Genie – Naive [Lazare Hoche Records]
40 :: Joe Drive – Amnios [Aesthetic Audio]
41 :: Abacus pres. Idrum – iDRUM This Djembe (This Is Not A Bongo) [NDATL Muzik]
42 :: Deetroit – Deeviants [Unknown Deetroit]
43 :: Dark Sky – Rare Bloom [Mister Saturday Night]
44 :: Robert Owens – Sacrifice (US Dub) [NDATL Muzik]

I can’t stand it — you can’t stand it! No one can stand letting a full week go by without getting to hear some fresh beats for breakin’, poppin’ and lockin’. This episode of the Dance Megamix features some Larry Levan gems and a bunch of new wavey, electro infused rhythms straight out of Detroit. And of course, who could resist a quick shout-out to the blue-eyed soul legend Michael McDonald?!!

Remember, next week’s Christmas Eve show is a special 4-HOUR SET starting at 9pm EST. Tune in!

Tracklist for December 17, 2014

01 :: Imagination – Just An Illusion [MCA Records]
02 :: Taana Gardner – Heartbeat [West End Records]
03 :: Nena – Das Land Der Elefanten [Epic]
04 :: Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love [Island Records]
05 :: The Graingers – Shine Your Light [BC Records]
06 :: Wuf Ticket – Your Mama [Prelude Records]
07 :: Peter Brown – Burning Love Breakdown [T.K. Records]
08 :: Pete Shelley – Witness The Change [Genetic Records]
09 :: Dominatrix – The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Beat Me) [Streetwise]
10 :: Dominatrix – The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Dominant Mix) [Streetwise]
11 :: Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) [Cutting Records]
12 :: Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Acamental Mix) [Easy Street Records]
13 :: Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Limited Edition Mix) [Easy Street Records]
14 :: Jamaica Girls – Need Somebody New [Sleeping Bag Records]
15 :: Hot Streak – Body Work [Easy Street Records]
16 :: Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom (Freedom Mix-Extended Club Version) [MCA Records]
17 :: Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (Dance Mix) [EMI America]
18 :: Visage – Fade To Grey (Dance Mix) [Polydor]
19 :: Cybotron – Clear [Fantasy]
20 :: Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) (Part 2) [Becket Records]
21 :: Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) [Becket Records]
22 :: Prince – Head [Warner Bros.]
23 :: NYC Peech Boys – Come On, Come On (Don’t Say Maybe) [Garage Records]
24 :: Midnight Rats – Goalmaker (Instrumental) [Underground Classic]
25 :: Cuco – The Circus (Remix) [Rated “X” Records]
26 :: Herman Kelly & Life – Dance To The Drummer’s Beat [T.K. Records]
27 :: The Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh I Love It (Love Break) [Salsoul]
28 :: Teddy Pendergrass – Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose [Philadelphia International Records]

The boogie is for real on this episode of the Dance Megamix, as Don arrives fresh from Detroit with music on his mind. He weaves his way through roller boogie jams, early house burners, and of course some Detroit vibes.

Tracklist for December 10, 2014

01 :: Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Live You [East End]
02 :: T.C. Curtis – You Should Have Known Better (Dub) [Sire]
03 :: T.C. Curtis – You Should Have Known Better (Vocal) [Sire]
04 :: Common Sense – Voices Inside My Head [BC Records]
05 :: Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King – Love Come Down [RCA Special Products]
06 :: Montana Sextet – Heavy Vibes [Philly Sound Works]
07 :: Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache (Vocal) [Vinylmania]
08 :: Lisa Hill – I Am On The Real Side [Cherry Hill Productions]
09 :: Convertion – Let’s Do It [Sam Records]
10 :: Seduction – Groove Me (Dub Mix) [Vendetta Records]
11 :: Jay Williams – Sweat (Sweat The Club) [Big Beat]
12 :: Blaze – Whatcha Gonna Do (Vocal) [Quark]
13 :: House Master Baldwin feat. Paris Grey – Don’t Lead Me [Future Sound R&R Records]
14 :: BnC – House Ain’t Givin Up (Dean’s Mix) [AKA Dance Music]
15 :: Liz Torres – Can’t Get Enough [State Street Records]
16 :: Nightwriters – Let The Music (Use You) (Club Mix) [Jack Trax]
17 :: Bang the Party – Bang Bang You’re Mine [Impossible]
18 :: Omar feat. Stevie Wonder – Feeling You (Celebrate Life Mix) [Celebrate Life]
19 :: Charisse Arrington – Down With This (Masters At Work Remix) [MCA Records]
20 :: UBQ Project – Luv Me Down [Vibe Music]
21 :: Wall of Sound – Penetration (New Edit) [Eightball Records]
22 :: Basil Hardhouse – City Streets (Vocal) [Nu Groove Records]
23 :: Rhythim Is Rhythim – Nude Photo (Rythim Mix) [Transmat]
24 :: Mystery Club – Mystery Girl (Set Me Free) (House Mix) [International House Records]
25 :: Ralphi Rosario feat. Xavier Gold – You Used To Hold Me (Mucho Michie House Mix) [Hot Mix 5 Records]
26 :: Alton Miller – Clouds Are Gone (Henrik Schwarz Remix) [Deeper Soul]

In response to the serious events going on in our nation, Don decides to change it up and do a tribute to Fairness and Justice in this edition of the Megamix. Two hours of mostly soul jams about equality, harsh realities, and hope for a better future. The mix ends with some house tracks that try their best to also fit this theme.

Tracklist for December 3, 2014

01 :: Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle [Rumal-Gia Records]
02 :: War – The World Is A Ghetto [CBS Records]
03 :: Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves the Sunshine [Polydor]
04 :: The Temptations – Message From A Black Man [Gordy]
05 :: Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On [Tamla]
06 :: L.T.D. – Love To The World [A&M Records]
07 :: Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin (Unreleased Version) [Soul Jazz Records]
08 :: The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can [Blue Thumb Records]
09 :: Jr. Walker & The All-Stars – Cleo’s Mood [Motown]
10 :: Stevie Wonder – Living For The City [Tamla]
11 :: Ray Charles – No Achievement Showing [Atlantic]
12 :: S.O.U.L. – Down In The Ghetto [BGP Records]
13 :: Curtis Mayfield – Superfly [Curtom]
14 :: Rick James – Ghetto Life [Motown]
15 :: Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out [Motown]
16 :: Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Opolopo Remix) [Motéma]
17 :: Virgo Four – It’s A Crime [Rush Hour Recordings]
18 :: Risqué – Essence Of A Dream [Stride Records]
19 :: Dream 2 ScienceDream 2 Science [Rush Hour Recordings]
20 :: Tribal House – Motherland (Freedom Mix) [Pow Wow Records]
21 :: Aly-Us – Follow Me [Strictly Rhythm]
22 :: Frankie Knuckles – The Whistle Song (Sound Factory 12″ Mix) [Virgin]
23 :: Cymande – Dove [Janus Records]

Why don’t we run away together, to a place where 90’s house music reigns supreme over all the land? In this edition, Don atones for last week’s technical mishap by laying down the gauntlet. Enjoy two full hours of deep house, Tee Scott disco, and even some Italo for your earbrains. Shake to the rhythm of the Latin groove!

Tracklist for November 19, 2014

01 :: N.Y. House’n Authority – Apt. 1B [Nu Groove Records]
02 :: Deee-Lite – Runaway (Masters At Work Dubb) [Elektra]
03 :: Body 2 Body feat. Donell Rush & Chantay Savage – Let’s Get Intimate (E-Smoove’s Groovy Dub) [iD Records]
04 :: Robinson Wall Project – Stand By (Remix) [Black Rain Records]
05 :: The Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’ (Underground Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
06 :: Bobby Konders – The Poem [Slow to Speak / Nu Groove Records]
07 :: The African Dream – Makin’ A Living [Eightball Records]
08 :: Mariah Carey – Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise) (Fly Away Club Mix) [Columbia]
09 :: Jungle Wonz – The Jungle [Trax Records]
10 :: The Adventures of Stevie V. – Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (Sold Out Mix) [Mercury]
11 :: The Daou – Surrender Yourself (Ballroom Mix) [Columbia]
12 :: Donna de Lory – Think It Over (Donna Got Murked Mix) [MCA Records]
13 :: Ron Trent – Altered States [Prescription Classic Recordings]
14 :: Tony Paris – Electric Automan (Dub) [Vanguard]
15 :: Shirley Lites – Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Vocal) [West End Records]
16 :: ‘Lectric Workers – Robot Is Systematic [Archivio Fonografico Moderno]
17 :: Skatt Bros. – Walk The Night [Casablanca Records]
18 :: Jesse’s Gang feat. Farley “Funkin” Keith – Real Love [Jes’ Say Records]
19 :: Modern Romance – Can You Move [Atlantic]
20 :: Michelle Wallace – Tee’s Right (Instrumental) [Emergency Records]
21 :: David Joseph – You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me) [4th & Broadway]
22 :: First Choice – Love Thang (Remix by Tee Scott) [Gold Mind Records]
23 :: Beck – Deep Sky (Edit by Mr. K) [Most Excellent Unlimited]