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The Zodiac Thump! Season 2, Episode 6!

 

Playlist (with links):

1. Chelsea Como, Jackio, Shino Blackk – TTYD (Blackkdraft Mix)
2. Deva Mahal, DJ Spen, Reelsoul – Wicked (DJ Spen and Reelsoul Extended Remix) (6:35)
3. Timmy Regisford – The World (Timmy Regisford Remix) (11:10)
4. Dave Aju, thatmanmonkz, Foxxee – They Sleep We Dub (17:05)
5. Jon Mavek – Inuazul (Caveman’s Rhythm Mix) (22:40)
6. Norty Cotto, Oscar P – La Casa De Oya (Oscar P Remix) (25:40)
7. Man Go Funk, William Rosario – Sax It Up (Funk Bass Mix) (29:30)
8. Byron J. Moore, Ian Friday – Starchild (Libation Vox Mix by Ian Friday) (33:15)
9. Pierre Reynolds, The Smooth Agent – In My Arms (The Smooth Agent Bipolar Dub) (39:30)
10. Ray-D – By Surprise (43:20)
11. Honey Dijon, Cakes Da Killa, Derrick Carter – Catch The Beat (Derrick’s Black Catcher Vocal) (49:34)
12. Fat Nek – Keep On (Beat Tool) (52:40)
13. The Colombian Drum Cartel – The Shipment (55:30)
14. Basement Jaxx – Fly Life (Flashmob 2018 Remix) (58:55)
15. Harry Romero – Revolution (Deep In Jersey Extended Mix) (1:04:05)
16. Paul Simon – You Can Call Me Al (Groove Armada Dub Redemption) (1:08:25)
17. Marlena Shaw – Woman Of The Ghetto (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix) (1:13:45)
18. Sabb, Superflu – Jeopardized (Super Flu Remix) (1:18:30)
19. Chuva Speaks Arab – Reckless Girl (Club Mix) (1:23:00)
20. The SyntheTigers – Proper in The Hopper (1:26:15)
21. HP Vince – Down Like That (Nu Disco Mix) (1:31:10)

Total: (1:35:55)

What’s up y’all!! Lawd, it’s August and all the Leos are out roaring – I see y’all, LOL! We want to extend our sincere gratitude for all the support for these mixes! The response has been amazing! We appreciate the support and the love and we DON’T take it for granted!  Once again, we got some HEAT for y’all so let’s get right down to business, shall we?

Our featured song for this month is :  Chelsea Como, Jackio, Shino Blackk – TTYD (Blackkdraft Mix). First of all, we’ve picked a song, but what we really want to discuss is Producer/DJ Shino Blackk! Seriously, he’s been putting out amazing work and repping Philly HARD, and this is no exception! In a world of Soulful House tracks that tend to sound depressingly similar to everybody else’s Soulful House track – Shino’s take on Soulful House is a BREATH OF FRESH AIR! “TTYD” (Things That You Do) – though obviously Soulful House – actually FLEW to the number one spot on Traxsource’s Afro Chart (labeling matters). Charted and supported by Tony Humphries, Mr. V, OVEOUS, Lenny Fontana, Oscar P – pretty much everybody! You name em – they charted it! So if you’re the one person on earth who hasn’t purchased it – go do it now and apologize to yourself and your dancers, LOL!

Check out more of Shino’s work right here!

Another song I’d like to shout out is Byron J. Moore, Ian Friday – Starchild (Libation Vox Mix by Ian Friday)…listen, when Ian Friday came to The Funktion House here in Brooklyn last month for a live appearance on The Network BK last month (hosted by Hector Romero, Kelly Diniz, and Beatport), he played this and I was DONE! I nearly lost my mind. This remake of the Level 42 classic was beautifully executed (I think Ian mentioned he worked with Level 42 themselves on this? IDK, but he is a GENIUS and Byron slayed this vocal).

Speaking of Hector Romero, funny story: just a few weeks ago I put out a DJ APB (All Points Bulletin) for a track I had heard in many MANY clubs but couldn’t put my finger on the title, so I put up a YouTube video of the iconic Derrick Extravaganza voguing DOWN to it. First, turns out I actually HAD the track but didn’t know the name of it (LOL). Second – it also turns out that Hector actually voiced the infamous words “Necessito Maaaaaaaasss” on the classic track in question – “The Colombian Drum Cartel – The Shipment”  !! I know, right??? How cool is that? Surrounded by all this legendary talent

….oh, and watch out for Jon Mavek.  He’s not here to play with y’all. Don’t say you haven’t been warned, LOL…

We got a bunch of other treats on here for you, too. We got some wicked work from Deva Mahal along with DJ Spen and Reelsoul, some HEAT from Timmy Regisford, Norty Cotto and Oscar P, Fat Nek, The SyntheTigers – oh, just get into it already, LOLOL!

 

Out Now!

 

 

As usual – with songs that I consider “edits”, I also credit the original artist because – let’s be honest – if it wasn’t for them, you wouldn’t actually have a track, so – you know *shrugs*.

Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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The Zodiac Thump! Season 2, Episode 5!

 

The Zodiac Thump, Episode 5

Playlist (with links):

  1. Louie Vega – Love Having You Around f. Rochelle Fleming & Barbara Tucker (Extended Version) (0:00)
  2. Bobby & Steve, Byron Stingily – They Can’t Understand It (Vocal Mix) (8:02)
  3. DJ Applejac – Adinkra ft. Miles Bonny (14:15)
  4. AbysSoul, Sio, David Harness, Osunlade – Words (David Harness Yoruba Soul Edit) (19:35)
  5. Rimarkable – I’m In Trouble (Vocal Mix) (25:30)
  6. Kenny Dope & Terry Hunter pres. Mass Destruction – No Hook (w/ Cash Out ft. Wale – Hold Up Acapella) (31:30)
  7. Tedd Patterson – X-TENSION (TP’s Live Mix) (36:52)
  8. LibraClassic! – Tuff Yard (Libra’s Alternate Rhumba) (Available 7/3/18 on Traxsource!!) (43:30)
  9. Childish Gambino – This Is America (Freeky P & Shaunic Afrobeat Remix) (FREE DOWNLOAD) (48:06)
  10. Basement Jaxx – Good Luck ft. Lisa Kekaula (Butch Drum Tool) (51:15)
  11. Booman – God’s Got It (DJ Spen Remix) (56:40)
  12. Dany Cohiba – Pianolha (1:01:10)
  13. Steve Otto – Lost (Original Mix) (1:06:14)
  14. David Morales pres. The Red Zone – Kontrol, Pt. 1 (1:11:14)
  15. Charles J – Riders On The Storm (The Doors – Riders On The Storm) (1:15:17)
  16. Felipe Avelar – Coma Va (Original Mix) (Tito Puente – Oyo Como Va) (1:18:51)
  17. HP Vince – For You (Nu Disco Mix) (Brass Construction – Movin’) (1:23:44)

Total: 1:29:43

What’s up y’all!! Lawd, it’s July and it’s too damn hot! I am not a fan of heat at ALL. Imma just quote the legendary Boy George, “Summer is the enemy of fashion” LOLOLOL. Anyway, we want to sincerely give thanks and gratitude for allowing us to get in your ear one mo’ time! We appreciate the support and the love and we DON’T take it for granted! We got some HEAT for y’all this month, so let’s get right down to business, shall we?

Our featured song for this month is : Rimarkable – I’m In Trouble (Vocal Mix)  Lemme tell y’all a lil’ bit about this woman here – Rimarkable is not only a NASTY dj, having appeared in various high profile venues such as Funkbox NYC, the infamous Boiler Room, and her own internationally recognized “Everybody Random” party, but she is also an amazing writer/vocalist! Seriously, y’all got to go here to really get into what she gives – she has NO brakes! BUT…I digress – let’s get back to the track… “I’m In Trouble” is her debut on Detroit producer Wajeed‘s new Dirt Tech Reck label (if he sounds familiar, he designed album art for Slum Village as well as producing Dwele and working with Ceee-lo Green, Mayer Hawthorne, and John Legend). Rimarkable also bears the distinction of being his first signee to the new label, and if this track is any indicator of what’s in store, then y’all got my attention!

In all honesty I couldn’t just choose one song, tho – there’s another track on here that REALLY deserves a big up – and that’s DJ Applejac – Adinkra ft. Miles Bonny  Applejac has been putting out FIRE on the Shadeleaf label (founded and run by thatmanmonkz)! Ironically, I first met Applejac AT Rimarkable’s “Everybody Random” party a few years back where he was the guest DJ! “Adinkra feat. Miles Bonny” is pure excellence. Having spun “G.A. Tech” in last month’s mix, I already made up my mind I was gonna spin “Adinkra” this month! DJ’s – y’all want these tracks! I’m not asking you – I’m telling you!

 

We got a bunch of other treats on here for you, too. We got a cut from Louie Vega’s long anticipated “NYC Disco” album (omg, this is not only a well-produced and curated album, but it also serves as TEACHING material! Listen and LEARN IT!). We got some underground madness from yet another living House icon, David Morales, with his “The Red Zone Vol. 4” album. This month we featured “Kontrol, Pt. 1”, but honestly the whole album is just unfuckwithable. You remember those sick tracks that would cause you to show your entire ass in the club but you never knew what they were called? Yeah, Red Zone Vol. 4 is an album full of that shit, LOL. We got a HOT remix of Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” by Freeky & Shaunic, as well as some HEAT from Tedd Patterson off the Launch label!

…and last – but certainly not least – we got some new music from yours, truly – LibraClassic! off the Zodiac Thump Music label! This is a re-edit of “Tuff Yard” – a track that first appeared on “Lessons In Dub Vol. I“. We’ve taken it, chopped it up, transposed it and ended up with “Tuff Yard – The Rhumba Edits”. This track will be available exclusively on Traxsource on 7/3/18 (available to the rest of the world on 7/13/18), so be on the look out for it!

As usual – with songs that I consider “edits”, I also credit the original artist because – let’s be honest – if it wasn’t for them, you wouldn’t actually have a track, so – you know *shrugs*.

Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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The Zodiac Thump! Season 2, Episode 4!

 

The Zodiac Thump, Episode 4

Playlist (with links):

1. DJ Beloved, Mcleod – What You Won’t Do for Love (Jihad Muhammad Remix) (00:34)
2. Carissa Nicole, DJ Spen – Settle for My Love (DJ Spen Remix) (07:35)
3. Andrea Curato, Tapes – Kombela (13:42)
4. Aaron & Deckert – L.D.O.E. feat. Valentine (20:15)
5. Sister Pearl – Feel It (Manoo Remix) (28:55)
6. Rob Flawless – Deepa Afro (34:30)
7. LibraClassic! – Tuff Yard (Libra’s Transposed Rhumba Edit) (UNRELEASED) (38:45)
8. Saliva Commandos – Turn Up the Peace (43:04)
9. DJ Applejac – G.A. Tech (47:15)
10. Louie Vega, Funky Cadets – V.R. Tribute (Louie Vega Sci-Dub) (52:10)
11. Nathan Haines, Shelley Nelson – Believe (The Layabouts Vocal Mix) (56:30)
12. Dany Cohiba – El Rito Del Sol (Original Mix) (1:03:13)
13. Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle (The New Zealand Dust Mix) (1:07:29)
14. Felipe Avelar – Funky Lowdown (Original Mix) (Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady) (1:13:05)

What’s up, y’all! It’s June, it’s Summer and the outdoor activities are popping here in NYC so let’s kick it off right! But FIRST, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude at the way y’all are receiving these mixes! I even got an anonymous tip in my virtual tip jar (below)!!! How cool is that?? LOLOLOL – no, seriously – I don’t mind going the extra mile for y’all because I don’t take your support for granted! So without further ado, our featured song for this week is (drumroll, please…)

DJ Beloved, Mcleod – “What You Won’t Do For Love (Jihad Muhammad Remix)” – ladies n’ gennelmens – THIS is how you remake a song. Mcleod really does justice to the original while also putting his own flair on the classic. With DJ Beloved on the production (he’s really been putting out heat – it’s really not a game with him!) and the legendary Jihad Muhammad on the remix, this is just one of those tracks that will be in rotation for a minute, so y’all might as well settle in – this one’s gonna go for awhile, LOL!

 

 

 

We also got some battle heat from Rob Flawless, a Layabouts remix of a Nathan Haines house classic, some heat from the Arawakan label and sneak peak at the latest joint from Zodiac Thump Music! As time goes on, you’re constantly learning as a producer and sometimes you look back and say to yourself, “this needs a re-boot”. We released “Tuff Yard” about 3 years ago (it’s on Traxsource and pretty much everywhere else), and I have always wanted to revisit this track – so I finally did it! We present to you “Tuff Yard (Libra’s Transposed Rhumba Edit)” for your consideration (we’ll have a release date very soon!).

 

 

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The Zodiac Thump Vol. 9 – The Burfday Edition!

Zodiac Thump Vol. 9

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Playlist


1. Elements Of Life f. Josh Milan – Live Your Life Today w/ Love Sensation Acapella
2. Rhythm Soul – African Soul
3. Giacomo De Falco – El Sueno (Original Mix)
3. The Khamisii Project – Wazee (The Elders) – out soon on Zodiac Thump Music!
4. Jill Scott – Lighthouse (Terry Hunter Remix)
5. Oscar P – Yesterday & Today (Ocean Deep Slope Mix)
6. DJ Spen & David Anthony – Kalimba
7. Sheyi Olagunju – Red Soil Return To Africa (Paul Deep Mix)
8. Toto Chiavetta f. Kev Kruz – Boy Of The Jungle (Original Mix) w/Mas Que Nada Acapella
9. M. Caporale – Truth Sayer (Original Mix)
10. Makito – The Message
11. Miranda Nicole & Kai Alce – Dance Like You’ve Been Here (DJ Beloved Remix) w/Charvoni – Forever & A Day Acapella

….soooo – here it is folks, after a looooooon hiatus, here’s installment 9 of The Zodiac THUMP! We bring you Volume 9 with some new joints, some exclusive edits, and other assorted trickery mixed by the official DJ of Zodiac Thump Music/Radio – LibraClassic! It’s my burfday, so stop by and say “hi”, LOL

If you’re in NYC and surrounding areas, make sure you come check out me (LibraClassic!), and DJ Junior Sojal Fortune, resident of Last Minute Sessions, 1st Fridays at LP n’ Harmony! This Friday, October 7th! Check the invite for more details!

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The Zodiac THUMP Vol. 7!!

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The Zodiac THUMP! Vol.7

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Playlist

1. The Company – Superstar (Mark Di Meo Remix)
2. Kenny Dope & Raheem DeVaughn – Guess Who Loves You
More (Kenny Dope Main Rmx)
3. Monodeluxe – Not Give Away (Original)
4. DJ Spen – Stranger (Main Mix)
5. Marcos In Dub – Elevation (Mihai Popoviciu Remix)
6. Thor f. Scotty P. – What Is Real (Louie Vega Remix)
7. Pablo Fierro – Sandulivi (Louie Vega Beats)
8. Oscar P. f. Nicole Mitchell – Sorry (Leo Alarcon Manaba Mix)
9. Erol Josue – Papa Loko (Jephte’s Extended Loko Vokal)
10. Celia Cruz – Elegua (Jose Marquez Remix)
11. Stimela – Turn On The Sun (Black Coffee Remix)
12. Matthias Helibronn & Joeski – Sabrosito (Sabrosito Dub)
13. Tony Humphries – Work Is Work (Her Wet Shoes)
14. Quentin Harris vs. Kevin Saunderson – My Sound, My Joy
(Mark Mendoza Edit) w/ Janet – Pleasure Principle
15. Lil Louis & The World – The Conversation
(The Story Continues)

….aaaah, yeah – this mix is nothing extra special – just some more heat for your ears from yours, truly – LibraClassic! for Zodiac Thump Music!

If you’re in NYC and surrounding areas, make sure you come check out me (LibraClassic!), and Juwandi Barney – your resident DJs for the Official Connect! Party!

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