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As we come up to the holiday break, I figured I’d bust out an early present: A new double “mixtape” of sorts, with both video and audio. One side, “Gloss” tends toward BPM, whereas the other side, “Matte” tends toward MPB 🙂

The mixes were made for the very cool site “Proti šedi,” which features various DJ mixes in addition to lots of cool reporting about fashion, travel and other neat things. They put their mixes here.

I was able to use the very cool tool called Dragontape to make the video version of the mixes. Dragontape lets you drag and drop various YouTube videos to make your own “mixtape.”

The video mix of “Gloss” is here.

The video mix of “Matte” is here.

My next Radio 1 show will be on Christmas Day, 25 December, or the feast of St. Stephen. In keeping with the spirit of the day, it’ll be all Christmas music that doesn’t suck.

This week’s show had a whole lot of new material, including the excellent “Rituals” by Nicola Conte, “Ninja Tuna” by Mr. Scruff, “Fried Samba” by Malena, “Radio Free DC” by the Fort Knox Five and “Radio Retaliation” by Thievery Corporation. Whew. Plus there’s that outstanding new Jazzanova single, “Let Me Show Ya.” I really can’t wait for the new Jazzanova CD to drop on Thursday.

Here is the setlist from this week’s show. Click the link to open it in Google Spreadsheets format.

This week’s show was devoted almost exclusively to music from today’s South African scene, with an emphasis on house, Afropop, hip-hop, kwaito and jazzier sounds. It was definitely pleasant to spend time in such a vibrant music scene, and to get to drop in on the Moshito music conference was icing on the cake.

There were so many standouts this week, but my personal favorites would have to be Khethi’s “Xemplify”, Zubz’ “Headphone Music from Parallel Worlds” and Tumi’s “Music From My Good Eye.”

Anyway, here’s the setlist from this week. Many thanks go to Diane Regisford, Gerrard Foster and DJ Casper for their guidance and generosity with the various music provided.

About a month ago I got an email from a friend who said something to the essence of ‘I have no idea what the music you’re playing sounds like, but judging from the names it sounds pretty exotic.’ So following the lead of folks like Matt Welch, who’s been doing some wonderful video blogging for quite some time, here are a few videos from songs that have been rocking my world – and my Radio 1 playlists – recently.

Here’s Bebel Gilberto’s new single, “Momento”:

And here’s Cibelle’s “Esplendor:”

Here’s a fan video combining Caetano Veloso’s craaaazy cover version of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” with footage of the Gloved One hisself:

I couldn’t find a video Luis Bonfa performing “Seringueira,” which I played this week, but here’s a video of Luis Bonfa doing “Sambolero” and “Tenderly,” both of which show what an amazing guitarist he was:

Here’s Koop’s “I See A Different You”:

Because my show is on early on Saturday mornings, there isn’t so much of the stuff that is of the butt-shaking, booty-thumping variety. Hopefully I’ll get to some of those in future posts.

It’s been a while since I put up a new mix, but I hope the wait has been worth it. The new mix is the fourth of my ‘Sofistica’ series of downtempo/chilled/Latin/Brazilian grooves, and this time the influence is from Berlin.

Check it out here.

:Update 18 Feb 2007 08:31am: Added the link.

It was really nice to be in the new, state-of-the-art Radio 1 studios. While I’ll miss the character of the old Radio 1 studios, I was surprised to find out how much of a difference having nice equipment makes to the quality of a broadcast. For example, the new studio has a slick new mixing board that automatically starts the CD player when you move up the volume slider, and stops it when you fade out. Slick.

Anyway, here’s this week’s set list. I might want to point out that much of the music I played this week – and every week – can be found on;  I’m in the process of signing up to be one of their affiliates, and I’ll let you know about that when my application is approved. In the meantime, here’s this week’s set list:

Title Artist Album
This Is The Place! (Overture) Jazzanova Belle et Fou (O.S.T.)
I See A Different You (Innocent Sorcerers Remix) Koop More Remixes
Soulik Deru Pushing Air
Let It Ride (Jimpster Main Vocal) Lisa Shaw Beach House 04.05
Just a Lil Lovin [DJ Edit] Outlines Belle et Fou (O.S.T.)
Bring Back The Love (Prins Thomas Mix) Bebel Gilberto Bring Back The Love Remixes EP 1
Bruja (Masters At Work Remix) Los Amigos Invisibles Luaka Bop Remixed
Aquarian Moon (LP version) Osunlade Aquarian Moon
Rendezvous – Jazzanova feat. Capitol A Various Artists Belle et Fou (O.S.T.)
Deja (Mary) Sidestepper 3am (In Beats We Trust)
Reach The Sky (Album Version) Eddy Meets Yannah Beach House 04.05
The Day We Met For Coffee (LP Version) Osunlade Aquarian Moon
Como um Sol (Brazilian Beat Mix) Mr Hermano Brazilian Beats 3
Crickets Sing For Anamaria Various Talkin’ Verve Disk 2
Catavento Alaide Costa Blue Brazil
In The Back Of The Car Emo Brazilectro Latin Flavoured Club Tunes Session 7
Homegirl Two Banks Of Four Electro Jazz Session Cd1
Summer Soft Wonder, Stevie Songs in the Key of Life-CD1
Ice – Jazzanova Various Artists Belle et Fou (O.S.T.)
Strawberry Letter 23 (One Rascal Extended Mix Shuggie Otis Luaka Bop Remixed
I Can’t Wait Andy Caldwell Universal Truth
Green Grass Cibelle The Shine Of Dried Electric Leaves
Poetry Man (King Britt Remix) Zap Mama and Michael Franti Luaka Bop Remixed
Keep On Making Me High (Belle et Fou Version) – Jazzanova fe Various Artists Belle et Fou (O.S.T.)
Don’t Change Erro! Osunlade Presents The Yoruba Soul Mixes
Morning Sun (The Juju Orchestra Remix) Victor Davies Brazilectro Latin Flavoured Club Tunes Session 7
Acredite Praful Pyramid in Your Backyard
Samba das cinco Taiguara Blue Brazil vol. 3
Lança Perfume Salomé De Bahia Brasil
Mal de amor Elza Soares e Miltinho Blue Brazil vol. 3
A Voar, A Voar, A Voar Joyce Bossa Disney Nova
O que vem de baixo nao me atinge Elza Soares & Roberto Ribeiro Blue Brazil vol. 3
Menina Flor Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa Sounds From The Verve Hi-Fi

New stuff from Marcus Enochson, Yerba Buena, Yukihiro Fukutomi, and Democustico this week. The leftfield single was “Alles Ist Nur Ein Spiel” by Havana, and I swooned a bit listening to Joni Mitchell’s ‘Help Me’. All in all, a lot of fun to put this set list together. Oh, and that Clara Hill CD, “All I Can Provide,” is outstanding.

Track Artist Album
Clara meets Georg Levin – All I Can Provide Clara Hill All I Can Provide
Tonight’s The Night (w/ JOCELYN MATHIUE) Markus Enochson Night Games
Seemingly Sleepy Late Night Alumni Hed Kandi Stereo Sushi V Sake
Everyday Raw Soul Orchestra JazzVibes Club Selection (Disc 2)
Always In Heaven When I’m With You (Spinna Mix) Tortured Soul Introducing
Moussoulou Salif Keita Osunlade Presents The Yoruba Soul Mixes
The Breeze Is Black (Moonstarr Remix) Zimpala Hotel Costes 6
Our House I Maniaci dei Dischi Yukihiro Fukutomi pres. Easy Tempo & Temposphere
Whenever There Is You Koop Koop Islands
Through Time Roisin Murphy Ruby Blue
Help Me Joni Mitchell Hits
Bandy Bandy (With Erykah Badu) Zap Mama Ancestry In Progress
Take Me Back To Piaui (Dubben Mix) Juca Chaves Brazilectro Latin Flavoured Club Tunes Session 7
The Ghetto George Benson The 10th Anniversary Collection – Part Two 1996-2000 (Disc 2)
El Barrio George Benson The 10th Anniversary Collection – Part Two 1996-2000 (Disc 2)
Alles Ist Nur Ein Spiel Havana Latin Garden (Disc 1)
El Burrito (Saboreando) (Featuring Peret And Ile Aye) Yerba Buena Island Life
Kind Of Sunshine Nicola Conte Other Directions
Terra De Ninguem (Nicola Conte Rework) Sabrina Malheiros Vibrasons
Ala-La-o Daude Nu Brazil (CD2)
Triste Sarah Vaughan featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim Brazilian Horizons
Five Years Seu Jorge The Life Aquatic
E Depois BiD Feat. Seu Jorge Brazilectro Latin Flavoured Club Tunes Session 7
Play Back Yukihiro Fukutomi Brazilectro Sesion 4 CD1
I See A Different You Koop Koop Islands
Samba De Silva Joyce Featuring Elza Soares Brazilian Love Affair3
Aldeia de Ogum Joyce Blue Brazil
A Voar, A Voar, A Voar Joyce Bossa Disney Nova
Rejoycing Democustico Democustico
August Day Song Bebel Gilberto Tanto Tempo
Insensatez (How Insensitive) Stan Getz Bossa Nova

The new remix album from Sabrina Malheiros, “Vibrasons,” is excellent, but for me the single of the week is Willis’ amazing cover version of Cameo’s “Word Up”. Here’s the whole setlist:

Fly With Me (La Verité Mix) Render House Jazz Essentials
Lake of Perseverence King Kooba nu jazz meets brazil
Vocalise (From Here to Polarity) Kelley Polar Love Songs of the Hanging Gardens
Relevations (Remixed Out-take) Von Mondo House Jazz Essentials
Na Batida Do Agogo (Osunlade Remix) Grupo Batuque 4hero Presents….Brazilika (Special Edition)
fica mal com deus-(truby trio-treatment) Rosalia De Souza Garota Diferente
Clara meets Atjazz – Nowhere (I Can Go) Clara Hill All I Can Provide
Clara meets Meitz – What For Clara Hill All I Can Provide
No Use Jazzanova Feat. Clara Hill In Between
Loose Ends (Featuring Justin Timberlake, Pharoahe Monch + Will.I.Am Of The Black Eyed Peas Sergio Mendes Sergio Mendes Timeless
The Star Of A Story Yam Who? Rewind! 4
I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4 Hero Remix) Nuyorican Soul INCredible Sound of Gilles Peterson
The Moonbounce Koop Koop Islands
A Ring Towa Tei Last Century Modern
Capuccino Herbie Garrett House Jazz Essentials
In The Back Of The Car Emo Brazilectro Latin Flavoured Club Tunes Session 7
Seaside Buscemi Latino Beats 4
Aganjú (Spiritual South Bontempi Repercussion) Bebel Gilberto Remixed
Maracatueira (Incognito Remix) Sabrina Malheiros Vibrasons
Estacao Verao (Kenny Dope Remix) Sabrina Malheiros Vibrasons
Heaven Wei Chi Gluecklich IV
African Rhythm (A Touch Of Jazz Mix) Rhythm Factory Saint-Germain-Des-Prés Café Vol. 7 (Disc 1)
It’s You Sunaga experience Nicola Conte Remixes
Terra De Ninguem (Nicola Conte Rework) Sabrina Malheiros Vibrasons
Eu Tenho Pena (featuring Gilberto Gil) – CYZ Various Artists Brazil Remixed 2
Aldeia De Okarimbé Neguinho Da Beija-Flor Brazil Classics 2: O Samba
Viola Fora De Moda Edu Lobo Blue Brazil
Agora Ou Nunca Mais Ana Mazzotti The Beginner’s Guide To Brazil – Classical Brazil
Werd Up! Willis Rewind! 4
Come To Me Koop Koop Islands
I See A Different You Koop Koop Islands
Anima Milton Nascimento Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics 1

I’ll be on the air on Radio 1, 91.9 FM here in Kafkaville, from 6 to 9am Saturday 28 October. Lots of good new stuff to play, including an excellent new remix album by Clara Hill, more Koop and – finally – Sabrina Malheiros’ remix album, “Vibrasons.”

If you’re not in range of the Radio 1 signal, you can always tune into the stream at and check the “R1 Live” link on the lower left side.

This week’s Radio 1 show was really dominated by Koop, who have a wonderful new album out after a five-year hiatus called “Koop Islands.” So I devoted the third hour to cuts from the new album, as well as remixes they’ve done as well as remixes that others have done of their songs.

Song Artist Album
Let It Go (Jazzanova Remix) Shaun Escoffery The Remixes 2002-2005
Always In Heaven When I’m With You (Spinna Mix) Tortured Soul Introducing
Nights Over Vauxhall Cuica City To City
La Malanga (Kenny Dope remix) Bobby Hutcherson Blue Note Revisited
I Love You My Hope Hird Hed Kandi-Beach House 04.04
Dance Floor (Nu Brazilia Remix) The Tao Of Groove Brazil Remixed 2
Ah Voce Nao Sabe (Yellow Productions Remix) Azymuth Misturada 3
Mi Vida Samba (Solid State Saints Remix) DJ Rain Brazil Remixed 2
Estacao Verao (Kenny Dope Remix) Sabrina Malheiros Far Out
Autobahn Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto El Baile Alemán
Bandy Bandy (With Erykah Badu) Zap Mama Ancestry In Progress
Uma Saudade (featuring Leyla Brasil) RioListic Brazil Remixed 2
Bossa 31 Nicola Conte Presents Rosalia De Sousa Garota Moderna
Karma Elastica Bobby Hughes Nicola Conte Remixes
Yelling Away (W/Common & Talib Kweli Zap Mama Ancestry In Progress
Os grilos Marcos Valle Blue Brazil vol. 3
Crickets Sing For Anamaria Astrud Gilberto Talkin’ Verve Disk 2
Summer Sun Koop Waltz For Koop
I See A Different You Koop Koop Islands
Koop Island Blues Koop Koop Islands
Bright nights Koop Waltz for Koop.
Whenever There Is You Koop Koop Islands
Keep You Kimi Hird feat. Yukimi Nagano Break ‘n’ Bossa 6 – Disc 2
Here’s That Rainy Day (Koop Remix) Astrud Gilberto Verve Remixed 2
Relaxin’ At Club F****n Koop Waltz For Koop
Tonight (Nicola Conte New Jazz Version) Koop Waltz for Koop
Lets Elope Koop Koop Islands
Come To Me Koop Koop Islands