I decided a couple years ago that I’d be starting a series called Soultronica. I love searching out the convergence of soul music and electronic music. It’s one of my favorite combinations. With Soultronica, I did one of the things I do best. I put the sexy on it. I had to get the dark and dirty out with this one. The Dark Sparkle, revisited. [reference “Lovestep: The Dark Sparkle”]
The boys and girls over Okayplayer like it as much as I do and just released it for Mixtape Mondays today, right in time for Valentine’s Day!
“DJ EKO has been in the game for years, from a radio show in the Bay to a decade of journalism at URB Magazine. She was also posting about Dilla on the Okayplayer boards from the beginning …yeah, she’s legit. Now she’s based in NYC, DJing around the city and beyond. She also occasionally bangs out choice mixes like Soultronica, this soulful blend of new, new + missed joints from some of our favorites (Hudson Mohawk, Frank Ocean, SBTRKT, Miguel, y muchas mas) exclusively presented by Okayplayer. It’s not JUST meant for Valentine’s Day, but seems especially appropriate this week. Download it via Soundcloud – you’ll see what we mean.”
One of my favorite things about this artwork, that I LOVE is that my dear friend and super-talented muralist, Elijah Pfotenhauer created it for me. It even has one of his murals underneath the lettering on the front. Peep him at Painted Ladder . I want him to make me a illustrated super-hero character next!