New Mixes! Gloss and Matte

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 featuresContinue reading “New Mixes! Gloss and Matte”

Setlist, 18 October 2008

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’tContinue reading “Setlist, 18 October 2008”

Setlist, 20 September 2008

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. ThereContinue reading “Setlist, 20 September 2008”

A few selected videos from my recent playlists

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 forContinue reading “A few selected videos from my recent playlists”

Set List, 11 November 2006

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, “AllContinue reading “Set List, 11 November 2006”

Set list, 28 October 2006

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)Continue reading “Set list, 28 October 2006”

On the Air, 28 October 2006

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 RadioContinue reading “On the Air, 28 October 2006”