Magical Haircuts by the Moon | LA

FEB
4

I’ll be playing tunes while peeps get witchy haircuts by the Moon! ..Evidently, it’s auspicious in France to cut the hair on a full moon. Luxe Salon in Silverlake, LA is having a get-together. Feb 4th. Microtrims, cocktails, music, tarot. Sounds fun. I’m in.

Soultronica Vol.2 for Parlour Magazine +Interview

Check out Eko’s interview with Parlour Magazine

Parlour Magazine hit me up for Soultronica Volume 2 and an interview after the release of Vol.1 with Okayplayer. Folks know I release less than a handful of mixes a year. However, when I was making the first one, I knew it would be a series. I’ve been gathering music at this intersection of soul+sexy+electronic music for a long time. I had plenty of music that didn’t make it in the first volume and some new cuts that just got released right after Vol.1.

I really like how this series a mixture of brand new sounds (Miguel, Azealia, Sweater Beats, Idle Warship, Bamboos) complimented by forgotten, or possibly missed tracks. Like who knew that SBTRKT produced under Aaron Jerome first and did a remix of Little Dragon? I was reminded to include some tracks like that when I played the remix of “Hold On” by Dwele here in NY recently, and a bunch of folks ran up asking me about Kanye’s verse that they had never heard (which is one of my favorites, thematically built around names of magazines). Vol. 2 moves from slow-burner to mid-pace. I had to sneak in some of my favorite moombahsoul jems at the end. Note: careful with the volume at work. Mar’s amazing cover/variation of Lil’ Waynes’ “Single” is completely un-edited 🙂

Dec 8 – Paleta! – Bembe, BKNY

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The Paleta party at Bembe NYC

The Paleta party at Bembe has been such good mojo. Collaborating with CumbaMela, DJ Panamami, Wonway, Chief Boima & Geko Jones has been too fun.  To celebrate, I’m posting the tropical radio show I did on EVR this summer around the Latin Alternative Music Conference. Lots of people aren’t familiar with my tropical-latin-digitaldancehall-african steeze. So here’s a little sample for ya.  You will find a jumble of Afro+latin music with a progressive, electronic flair. Enjoy it before the glorious summer days are done.

:::LISTEN::: 

 

uproot andy – el botellon
shy fx – raver
batida – alegria
aaliyah (still life re-do) – estas that somebody?
miriam garcia y alicia solans (chancha via circuito remix) -pintar el sol
ku bo – kaggua
petrona martinez (nate marz rework) – aroro
chico mann – guardalo
ini kamoze – hotstepper (original flavor)
mos def – no hay nada mas
thornato – barcelona
chancha via circuito – rio arriba
world hood – la verde
baby cham – ghetto story (worldhood remix)
left side feat shaggy – jump up around
santogold (toy selektah cumbia rmx) – shove it
whiskey barons – la murga skank
obah – bonita
harmonic 313 – problem 7
tv on the radio (xxxchange remix) – will do
el hijo de la cumbia – soy el control
maria mulata (geko jones remix) – pa la escuela nene
petrona martinez (king coya remix) – un nino que llora en los montes de maria
el remolon (tremor remix) – la cumbia bichera
gappy ranks – english money
los rakas (frikstailers) – dun dun
zonora point (douster rmx) – huachita rica
oro 11 – macumbiabass
dj reganomics remix – e boi
radio clit feat esau – kamphopo
aloe blacc – patria mia
jon kwest – make it
pepe bradock (thomas blondet rmx) – deep burnt


 

NICACELLY – LIVING IN THE LIGHT VOL.5

::promotional only::
Nicacelly asked me to put together the newest mix for her Summer ’09 line. I do some crazy mixes but this, by far is the most eclectic + global concoction to date. By listening to it, you can observe my crazy synapses link downtempo to dilla, funk to brazilian, thai to salsa, dubtronic science to hip hop, rock to reggae, dancehall to marvin gaye and outkast to dubstep. I’m tickled with the outcome. It’s entertaining in a very different.. more subtle way than the Spring, Electro Yum mix that just hits like BLAM! I’m also very flattered to follow in the steps of dj Platurn and M-rock on this Living in The Light series. :::www.nicacelly.com:::

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BUILT.BY.EKO

1. Spaceheater :: Nendeh
2. Jill Scott :: Free
3. Jay Dee :: Gobstopper
4. Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum and Duer :: A World Without You
5. Killer Meters :: Just Kissed My Baby
6. Bumps :: Dawn At Dawn
7. Tom Ze :: Jimmy, Renda-se
8. Kabhuan Garn :: Yor Yod Yuang Yong
9. Z-Trip :: I Don’t Need This Trouble
10. Joe Acosta :: All Night Long
11. Bastard Jazz :: Latin Joint
12. Alex Wilson :: Ain’t Nobody
13. Raphael Saadiq :: Skyy Can You Feel Me
14. J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science :: Chopsticks
15. Zap Mama :: Bandy Bandy
16. Strange Fruit Project :: Get Live
17. Brother Ali :: Daylight
18. Bumps :: Swingland Hit
19. Nostalgia 77 :: Seven Nation Army
20. Tina Turner :: Come Together
21. Nino Moschella :: Inside Yourself
22. Lijadu Sisters :: Life’s Gone Down Low
23. Major Laser :: Hold The Line
24. Seiji :: Honey Remix Instr.
25. Marvin Gaye :: Third World Girl
26. K-Os :: Sunday Morning
27. Outkast :: B.O.B.
28. Diplo :: Way More
29. Souls of Mischief :: 93 Till Infinity (Kid Logic Rmx)
30. Bobby Caldwell :: What You Won’t Do For Love (DZ Rmx)
31. Pharrell :: Lavish
32. The Roots :: Break You Off (Dub Version)