Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SOUL FUNKTION Radio #147 DJ Offbeat

1. Theo Parrish - Chemistry
2. Tony Allen - Alutere
3. SHQ - Cubano Chant (Ennio Styles Remix)
4. Hipnosis - My Words (Mitchell & Dewbury Remix)
5. Sandboy - Viver (Volcov 4-3-1-2 Remix)
6. Five Corners Quintet - Lighthouse (DJ Mitsu the Beats Chic House Mix)
7. John Beltram - Your Colors
8. DJ Dozia - Latin High
9. XPanded Dimensions - Oweyi (Main Mix)

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Weekend in Spain

I'm excited to be making a quick trip to Spain early next month! I'll be sharing the decks with DJ Floro and Bombin in Madrid along with OdDio and Bebe in Sevilla. Sevilla vs Barcelona on Sunday before returning home. Music, friends, football, food and drink...what a perfect weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SOUL FUNKTION Radio #146 DJ Offbeat

Cheers, I hope everything is groovy in your world. It felt right to just open up and play this evening. Willing the rain away with some sunshine vibes!

1. Chico Hamilton - El Toro
2. Intuit - Crianca Das Omdas
3. Stevie Wonder - Do I Do (jojoflores Therapy edit)
4. Pleasure - Joyous (DJ Harvey Re-Edit)
5. Vick Lavender ft RJ Green - Do For Love (Bopstar's Broken Beat Re-touch Mix)
6. Hajime Yoshizawa ft Navasha Daya - Time (Domu's Disco Funk Mix)
7. Incognito - Feel The Pressure (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix)
8. Infekto - Left Hand Jazz (Cuica Remix)
9. Sly & The Family Stone - Skin I'm In (Kay Sputnik Raw Disco Edit)
10. Sunaga T Experience - A Kite (Exclusive Edit)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lush Life pt 2 DJ Offbeat

Chris Galvan really took the lead with this one and set the perfect pace with a deep and rootsy, classic vibe. I wanted to maintain the flow while featuring some modern dancefloor standbys from my record bag. After heating up the beats a bit, I couldn't help but turn back the clock a touch.

It's classic sounds turned upside down as we take flight with the Schema Sextet. Catch the vibe then check the date on this burner. Andy Bey speaks cosmic truth with vintage vibes before Soil & Pimp lets the lion off the leash. Next up is a double shot of a label that I am loving as of late, Record Kicks, who are dropping vinyl that will melt the decks. It's the Milano Jazz Dance Combo with a tune that reminds me of a long lost Schema treasure voiced by the undeniable Colonel Red, sounding heavenly and reminding us all to reach just that high. Ray Harris and the Fusion Experiment hails from Glascow and they turn out some serious sounds!

I felt that the timeless 'Compared To What' had to be pulled out as a tip of the hat to a pair of our drinking companions from Saturday night. Some people just get it, while some people never will; we've gotta love them all because there's no denying that people make the world go 'round!

I've just recently come across this tune from the Harris Simon Group. I've been digging it and wanted to share. The circle completes with a trio of giants in Jaco Pastorius, Jon Lucien, and Michael White.

Inspiration information all around!!

1. Schema Sextet - Lothar - Schema 2000
2. Intuit - Western Sunrise - Compost 2004
3. Soil & Pimp Session - Harbor - Victor 2004
4. Milano Jazz Dance Combo - Much More - Record Kicks 2009
5. Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience - Scaramunga (Jazz Dance Edit) - Record Kicks 2010
6. Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What - Atlantic 1969
7. Harris Simon Group - North Station - Eastwind 1984
8. Jaco Pastorius - (Used To Be A) Cha Cha (Alternate Take) - Sony 1976
9. Jon Lucien - Black Flower - BMG 1999
10. Michael White - The Blessing Song - Verve 1972

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lush Life pt 1 Chris Galvan

Cheers! Welcome to part one of a jazz dance special that we are calling Lush Life. Chris Galvan takes the reigns and runs us through a roots selection that is not to be missed. Settle in as we take flight!

1. Grant Green-Iron City-Cobblestone
2. Bobbi Humphrey-Jasper Country Man-Blue Note
3. Jimmy McGriff-Sign,Sealed,Delivered-Capitol
4. Herbie Hancock-Fat Mama-Warner Bros
5. Archie Shepp-Blues for Brother George Jackson-Impulse
6. Ray Barretto-Mercy Mercy Baby-Fania
7. Mongo Santamaria-Onyaye-Prestige
8. Lonnie Liston Smith-Expansions-Flying Dutchmen
9. Donald Byrd-Street Lady-Blue Note
10. Les McCann-Watermelon Man-Limelight
11. Donald Byrd-Think Twice-Blue Note
12. Lou Donaldson-Aligator Boogaloo-Blue Note
13. Art Blakey and the Afro-drum Ensemble-Ayiko ayiko-Blue Note

Stay tuned as DJ Offbeat takes over for part two next week!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

SOUL FUNKTION Radio #143 DJ Offbeat

Cheers friends, welcome back. Another afro odyssey this week as we venture through some broken beats, a re-edit of a classic, cutups, afro house action, and a touch of latin flavor in the mix before we return full circle with a couple raw afro vibes.

Dele Sosimi spent 7 years playing keys with Fela Kuti and the Egypt 80 band before striking out with Femi Kuti as a founding member of the Positive Force. You may recognize this favorite from Dele's solo career that gets a nice rework here. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura project tackles another classic with their latin tinged take on Fela's Roforofo Fight. Masters At Work flip the great Willie Bobo, Dackin Dackino provides another taste from the Afro Rock Vol 1 comp newly released on Strut Records, and an early cut from Segun Bucknor taken from the Black Man's Cry comp out now on Now and Again Records that takes a look at the long shadow cast by Lagos Legend and original Black President Fela Kuti. Enjoy!

1. Shelly Nicole's Blakbushe - Blak Girls (Afrobiotic Swine Funk Instrumental)
2. Buari - Advice From Father (Pat Le Stache Re-Edit - We Are The Africans)
3. Javi P3Z Orquesta - El Safari
4. Roots Orchestra - Kalabuta
5. Dele Sosimi - Turbulent Times (Stan-ley's Ingroove Dub Mix)
6. Gilles Peterson ft Maya Caridad Valdes - Roforofo Fight
7. Willie Bobo - La Descarga Del Bobo (Masters At Work Mix)
8. Dackin Dackino - Yuda
9. Segun Bucknor - Adebo