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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)

Total Runtime: 1:50:11

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 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 Return of The Zodiac THUMP! Season 2, Episode 1

 

The Zodiac Thump, Episode 1

Playlist


1. Zepherin Saint – Skyy (Tribe Vocal Mix)
2. DJ CEEZ, NIKI GEE, Mara Marie – Be Her (BlackkSeed Extended Vokal)
3. Modaji – Hiroko (Kiko Navarro Love From The Sea Remix)
4. Javier Mio – La Candela (Felix Gil Rmx)
—- Mutabaruka – Dis Poem —–
5. Sabb – Jeopardized (Original Mix)
6. Pirate Copy – Tribal On The Terrace (Original Mix)
7. Old Handz, Bukeka – Falling Apart (Afro Dub Mix)
8. Elements Of Life, Josh Milan – Children Of The World (Hallex M Mi Casa Edit)
9. Louie Vega, Anane Vega – Music & Life (The Anane Ritual Remix)
10. Moon Rocket, Swiss Chris – Let The Riddim (Organ Rmx)
11. Adam Gibbons & Leo Alarcon – Afrikan Song (Original Mix)
—- Lady Reed – Hot Sensuous Black Woman —-
12. Tyree – Acid Crash (UK Mix)
13. Lil Louis & The World – The Conversation/The Story Continues

 

 

….what up, fam – let me first give thanks for the unbelievable outpouring of support that I have received from y’all (even in absentia). After a much needed hiatus, I am energized and ready to engage in proper music shenanigans! First things first – out with the old! That’s right – i’m deleting ALL of my mixes from this page! It’s time for spring cleanting (LOL), and even though I’m very proud of those mixes – it is time to let them go. There will be places online where these mixes are still available (I can point you to them), but for all purposes, The Zodiac Thump! Season 1 is CLOSED. Welcome to The Zodiac Thump! Season 2!

For those of you who don’t know me, I go by the name of LibraClassic! and I am the OFFICIAL curator for the Zodiac Thump vibe on the turntables as well as in the studio! Welcome to the official page of Zodiac Thump Radio! We do it all here – from House to Jazz, you will hear everything there is to hear in a Zodiac Thump mix!

 

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ThroBack Vol. IV

 

ThroBack 4

Playlist


1. Raw Silk – Do It To The Music (MAW Edit)
2. Jean Carne – Was That All It Was (John Morales Edit)
3. Ashford & Simpson – Bourgie Bourgie (Joe Clausell Edit)
4. Change – Holiday
5. Serious Intention – You Don’t Know
6. Rocker’s Revenge f. Donnie Calvin – Walking On Sunshine
7. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (MAW Edit)
8. Freez – A.E.I.O.U. (Dub)
9. Yaz – Situation (Ben Liebrand Edit)
10. Womack & Womack – Baby I’m Scared Of You
11. Loleatta Holloway – Hit n’ Run (John Morales Unreleased Mix)
12. Mahogany – Ride On The Rhythm (MAW Edit)

 

 

….what up, folks – and welcome to the official page of Zodiac Thump Radio! We do it all here and this time we bring you a ThroBack mix – number 4 in a series! We pay homage to the greats – those who have paved the way. We like to let our classics play over here (no short-cuts or hip hop tricks) for your enjoyment…and remember, all mixes done by LibraClassic!

 

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The Zodiac THUMP Vol. I – The One That Started the Fire….

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Zodiac Thump Vol. I!

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Playlist

1. Mygosy – Skyline
2. Sunlightsquare – Heaven Only Knows
3. Johnny Montana/Blick Blassy – Wa
4. Opolopo f. Erik Rico – One World
5. Azza K. Fingers f. Mmelashon – Your Eyes
6. LibraClassic! – Africa Riddim (Instr.) (available on Traxsource!)
– Hard Rock Returns From Asylum….-
7. Flora Meindl – Leaving Home
8. Luisito Quintero – Music for Gong Gong
9. Afroslayves – The African Teya
-Mutabaruka – Watch dem a watch me-
10. Jackie Moore – This Time Baby
-Loleatta Holloway Live @ Better Days-

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…as usual, I throw some surprises in at the end (you never know what’s gonna fall into the mix towards the end…). Support your local artists! BUY the music!
This is The Zodiac Thump Vol. I – enjoy!

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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…as usual, I throw some surprises in at the end (you never know what’s gonna fall into the mix towards the end…). Support your local artists! BUY the music!
This is The Zodiac Thump Vol. 4 – enjoy!