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The Zodiac Thump – Season 2, Episode 11 – The Spring Warfare Edition!

Playlist (with links):

1. Ralf Gum, Monique Bingham – Claudette (Album Version)
2. Wipe The Needle, Alex Lattimore – Enchanted (Original Mix) (06:15)
3. Hallex M, QVLN – Divinity Remixes (FNX Omar Remix) (13:27)
4. Black Savana – My Roots (Original Mix) (19:47)
5. Doug Gomez, Morris Revy – Yiga (Main Mix) (25:30)
6. Brad Machado – Wele (32:30)
7. DJ Angelo, Da Mike, Cristian Vinci – Cuba Libre (Silvano Del Gado Dub) (35:15)
8. Hondo Vega, Norty Cotto – Moody (Norty Cotto Aftro Tech Mix) (38:46)
9. Ray MD – A BAILAR (Original Mix) (41:50)
10. KC Flightt – Voices (Dub) (47:10)
11. DeMajor, Lizwi – Traveller (Main Mix) (49:45)
12. Vanco, Tuna – Ingane (DJ Vivona Vocal Remix) (54:20)
13. DJ Andre – Buena Noche (59:45)
14. Quentin Harrris vs. Kevin Saunderson – My Sound, My Joy (Mark Mendoza Mashup) w/Childish Gambina – This Is America (1:05:00)
15. Erik Bo – That Drum (Original Mix) (1:10:40)
16. Proxy Brown – The Jam (Original Mix) (1:14:10)
17. Childish Gambino, Todd Terry, Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Masters At Work – This Is America (Todd Terry & Louie Vega & Kenny Dope Remix) (1:17:37)
18. Marcos Cabral – Loose Lips (1:20:40)
19. Andres Campo – DaShit (Original Mix) (1:25:55)

Total Runtime: 1:30:41

 

Hey, everybody! We apologize for the brief hiatus, but we are BACK – and guess what? We brought WEAPONS. 

Our feature track for this mix is none other than Ralf Gum f. Monique Bingham – “Claudette (Album Version)” – a tribute to Claudette Colvin, a nurse and pioneer of the Civil Rights movement. Colvin is widely known for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus nearly a year before her more popular contemporary and face of the movement, Rosa Parks. Black leaders refused to acknowledge her pioneering act of defiance due to her being an unwed expectant mother (reportedly by a married man) at the time of her arrest at age 15.

In Philip Hoose’s book, “Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice“, Colvin said, “My mother told me to be quiet about what I did. She told me to let Rosa be the one: white people aren’t going to bother Rosa, they like her

Claudette Colvin

Colvin suffered in so many ways from both white people and the people that were supposed to be there for her (you know – Black  people), that it brings tears to your eyes just reading her story. I’ve always thought highly of Monique Bingham, but now I have a new found “awe” of her depth. Thank you, Monique – for acknowledging this amazing womanLove this whole album!

 

 

Another track I wanted to talk about is “Wele” by Brad Machado. Seriously, this is not even about just the track – it’s about ALL of the material coming from the Arawakan label. This is an example of TIMELESS music – this came out last year, but DEMANDED to be in the mix – even among all the new material from Arawakan that I have to sift through. THAT’S how you build legacy. Big shout to the beautiful husband and wife team – Vic and Nena Hernandez – when you hear these names, you are hearing Arawakan! In addition to that dope Ralf Gum track, this month we also bring you music from Hondo Vega, Doug Gomez, DeMajor, Ray MD, and many more! A little soulful, a little afro, a little classic house, a little techno…it’s all in there! As usual – free download, so enjoy!

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The Zodiac Thump, Season 2 (Episode 10 – The Memorial Edition – A Tribute To Patrick Willoughby)

Playlist (with links):

0. Intro – a word from LibraClassic!
1. Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper (01:42)
2. First Choice – The Player (John Morales Acapella Dub Mix) (5:27)
3. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (M&M Mix) (14:30)
4. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (18:45)
5. Sylvester – I Need You (Dim’s Maxi Disco Blend) (23:50)
6. Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love (RMX John Morales) (28:41)
7. DC LaRue – Cathedrals (Original) (33:22)
8. Ashford & Simpson – Bourgie, Bourgie (Joe Clausell’s Classic Remix) (37:24)
9. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (MAW Edit) (40:10)
10. Candido – Thousand Finger Man (Original) (46:30)
11. Diana Ross – The Boss (Dimitri From Paris Mix Edit) (49:56)
12. First Choice – Love & Happiness (Original) (56:00)
13. Two Tons O’ Fun – Just Us (Womack Rework) (56:10)
14. Skipworth & Turner – Thinking About Your Love (1:05:20)
15. First Choice – Love Thang (Original) (1:10:01)
16. Skyy – First Time Around (M&M Mix) (1:13:30)
17. Shades Of Love – Keep In Touch (Body To Body) (1:18:28)
18. Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Live You (1:22:55)
19. Imagination – Burnin’ Up (1:26:01)
20. Jean Carne – Was That All It Was (M&M Mix) (1:30:40)
21. MFSB – Love Is The Message (Danny Krivit Re-Edit) (1:35:28)
22. Chic – Sao Paulo (1:45:18)

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Hey, everybody! As you probably saw – there was no House mix for January…and for a very special (but sad) reason. This month we’re going to deviate from our usual program  (there will plenty of that from here on out) due to the death of a dear friend, Patrick Willoughby. Some may know him, but many have encountered him. Patrick was a major influence for DJs in NYC from the late 70’s all the way through the 90’s. Most known for his amazing work as buyer/manager of Barry’s Records & Tapes, which was located at 119. E. 23rd St. in NYC until it was torn down in 2003 – he also managed other music shops throughout Brooklyn. In honor of his life, this mix is all classics! Patrick loved the divas that delivered, so artists such as First Choice, Grace Jones, and Chaka Khan will feature heavily in this mix.

Barry’s Records & Tapes – 119 E. 23rd Street just before it was torn down in 2003

There are tasteful edits in this mix by Dimitri from Paris, Danny Krivit, Joe Clausell and of course – John Morales for a little updated flavor. Patrick Willoughby was a devout Buddhist – but he was also a highly influential taste maker. He literally told New York DJs what to buy for three decades! He was so influential in curating music for the DJs here in New York that labels/distribution companies such as Mercury, Elektra, and Columbia have awarded him silver and gold plaques for his outstanding sales. There is literally nothing in this mix that Patrick hasn’t curated…while I was still in elementary school! He was my unofficial mentor and even casually hearing him talk about his adventures in the music biz taught me quite a bit. I know this is selfish, but I had so much more to learn from him.

RIP Patrick Willoughby

While this mix is missing many elements that Patrick would have loved (there’s no Phyllis Hyman, no Regina Belle, Vanessa Williams, etc. – a lot of stuff is missing), I hope I at least did him some kind of justice.

I agonized for weeks about what to put in this mix. This is easily one of the most important mixes I’m going to do this year so selection was paramount – I mean, when I tell you I agonized over what to put into this mix…then one morning I found just one record on the floor (it had somehow fallen out of my bookcase) – it was First Choice’s “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” album…so I grinned and said, “okay” – so look for plenty of First Choice in this mix, including “Love & Happiness” off that very album!  Yes, I went into the vinyl for this mix (vinyl that was, ironically, partially curated by Patrick!)

Til later, Patrick – lemme know if you like the mix. 🙂

 

 

Enjoy the mix folks and download it at your leisure! If you remember Patrick and would like to say a few words, drop a comment here or on Facebook!

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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 – Vol. 8!!

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Playlist


1. Charvoni – Forever & A Day (Acapella)
2. St. Nicolas & Thukie – Travel The World (Sobz Drumatic Mix)
3. Shino Blackk – UR Love (Shino Blackk Print)
4. Mr. Santos – E Complicado w/Colonel Abrams – Trapped (Acapella)
5. Djeff Afrozilla – African Mermaid (Rocco Deep Mix)
6. Spellband – Organic (Original Hammond Mix)
7. Honeysweet – I Put a Spell On You (Honeycomb & Vega Mix)
8. Harry Romero, Erick Morillo – Bang
9. D.Edwards f. S. Garrett – Don’t Look Any Further (Libra’s Simple Ass Tech Mix)
10. Brooklyn Classic – JoBa the Fox
11. Knee Deep – Funky Nassau (Nassau Rules)
12. BT Express – Peace Pipe (Kenny Dope Remix)

….soooo – here it is folks, another installment of The Zodiac THUMP! We bring you Volume 8 with some new joints, some exclusive edits, and other assorted trickery mixed by the official DJ of Zodiac Thump Music/Radio – LibraClassic!

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! However, for August, Juwandi won’t be there (he’s got another function to do), but we WILL have special guests Nadeeah Eshe (Spirits In Motion), with opening set by DJ Rizz! So we’ll have a blast anyway!!

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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!

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The Zodiac THUMP! Vol. 6 – The Mother’s Day Edition

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Zodiac Thump Vol. VI – Mother’s Day Edition!

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Playlist

1. Sheba Jordan – Music Is My Way Of Life (Shino Blackk Dub Mix)
2. Zo! f. Phonte & Erro – We Are On The Move (Joey Negro Revival Mix)
2. Reel People f. Darien – Upside (Bugz Upside Mix)
4. The Sunburst Band – We Can Live Forever (Simon Grey Mix/Joey Negro Edit)
5. Kenny Dope & Raheem DeVaughn f. Rhymefest – Final Call (Kenny Dope House Mix)
—-the idea of ancestry – Etheridge Knight——
6. Yellowtail f. Monday Michiru – Everything Is Alright (Kay Suzuki’s Bipolar Remix)
7. Eddy f. Yannah – Can’t Hide Love
8. Cool Affair – 68th St. Early 805
9. Deejaykul – Feeling Good (Deejaykul meets Soultechnic Deepa Mix)
10. Miz-dee, Dolls Combers, Dana Byrd – Open Your Eyes (Cool Affair Experience)
—-the idea of ancestry – Etheridge Knight——
11. The Intruders – I’ll Always Love My Mama (Long Version)

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The Zodiac THUMP Vol. IV – Tribute to Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka!

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The Zodiac THUMP Vol. IV!

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Playlist

1. Kenny Dope & Raheem DeVaughn – Mandela
2. Yohan Esprada – I’m Free At Last
—-Amiri Baraka – Rhythim Blues—-
—-Etheridge Knight – The Idea Of Ancestry—-
3. The Boss – Orisha (Franco De Mulero & The Solul Creative Ibitaly Rmx)
4. Justin Imperiale – Brothers & Sisters
5. LibraClassic! – Louder (Libra’s Freeform Church Mix)
6. Kentphonik ft. Mimi – Uthando (DJ Rork Rework)
7. Carlos Francisco – Ala De Mosca (Original Mix)
8. Cristian Vinci – Recuerdo (Original Mix)
9. Justin Imperiale – Fiya (Mauritzio Dub)
10. Cupcakes – Norman Manley
—-Mutabaruka – Dis Poem—-
11. PolyRhythm – Dale Candela (Original Mix)
12. Love Committee – Just As Long As I Got You 1978
—-Loleatta Holloway – Live @ Better Days—-
13. Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell) – Go Bang

Welcome to The Zodiac Thump Vol. IV! This month we have a tribute to two cultural icons that have recently passed away – Amiri Baraka and Nelson Mandela. Of course there is music from yours, truly – LibraClassic!, a new single called “Louder”, available on Traxsource! and other online retailers (like Beatport, Spotify, Amazon.com, iTunes!)!

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This is The Zodiac Thump Vol. 4 – enjoy!