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The Zodiac Thump – Season 2, Episode 12 – The Spring Warfare Edition Part II!

Playlist (with links):

1. Daniel Dutton, Carlos Harris – Love
2. Chicago Afrobeat Project, Tony Allen, Oranmiyan, Sol Power All-Stars – Cut the Infection (Sol Power All Stars Remix) (05:57)
3. Me And The Gang – Baba (11:40)
4. J.A.E. – Love Me Right (Mr. Eclectic & George Lesley Deep Soul Remix) (18:35)
5. Mikki Afflick f. Ritmo Y Tumbao – Thunder Drum Dance (Unreleased Version) (24:10)
6. Peppe Citarella, Mijangos – Dejalo Que Salga (Unreleased Version) (29:13)
7. Sevader – Visions (33:17)
8. Juanito – Rose (Original) (39:35)
9. Dazzle Drums – Fuse Beat 09 (Tribal Mix) (44:45)
10. Jerome Sydenham, Fatima Njai, Mo Laudi – Hometown Girl (feat. Mo Laudi) (49:50)
11. Geoffrey C. – Yo Barnum (54:55)
12. Emmanuel D’ Sotto, Mijangos – Yambao (Mijangos Remix) (58:11)
13. Munk Julius, Sean Ali – Heshima (DSS Mix) (1:03:00)
14. Martin Badder – Don’t You Do It (Original Mix) (1:08:25)
15. Senzala – Ratio (Original Mix) (1:11:30)
16. Themba (SA) – Vuma (Original Mix) (1:14:55)
17. David Penn, KPD – Disc-Jockey (Dennis Quin Remix) (1:17:25)
18. BLAQWELL – Bring It Back (Original Mix) (1:21:20)
19. Block & Crown – Glamorous (Original Mix) (1:23:36)
20. Ricky Indo – Big Dub & A Smile (DeMarkus Lewis Rework) (1:26:00)
21. Silvano Del Gado – Esperando (1:29:40)
22. Todd Terry, Tuff London – Psychodrama (feat. Jasmien Nanhekhan)(Original Mix) (1:32:00)
23. Diezel – My Direction f. Tonka (Original Mix) (1:36:50)
24. Dave Sinner – Damage Control (Original Mix) (1:42:47)

Total Runtime: 1:46:18

 

….aaaaaand we’re back! Last month we brought you Spring Warfare and this month we bring you Spring Warfare Part TWO! And we got some treats for you! Let’s get started with our feature tracks, shall we?

Weaving Genres Vol. Two: Unreleased Versions

Our first feature track – well, it’s not so much a featured “track” as it is a couple of tracks from a featured compilation! This month we spotlight Hector Romero’s “Weaving Genres Vol. 2: Unreleased Versions“! This 18 track compilation features artists such as Paso Doble DJ Vivona, Satoshi Tomie, Quentin Harris – and many other notable contributions from industry vets like David Morales to up and coming industry blazers such as Mikki Afflick and Ritmo Y Tumbao! Speaking of which – the first selection we decided to snatch off this amazing compilation is none other than “Thunder Drum Dance feat. Ritmo Y Tumbao” by Mikki Afflick with a deep, rolling bassline reminiscent of Ecstasy’s “Don’t Play Me Raw” or Hercules “7 Ways” followed by “Dejalo Que Salga” by Peppe Citarella & Mijangos. Honestly, you could set fire to the dancefloor just spinning from this compilation alone! Look for more selections from this compilation in future mixes!

For our second feature – it’s not so much a track as it appears to be somewhat of a movement...ย seriously, can we talk about the genius ofย Chicago Afrobeat Project?????ย Some music touches your gut, some beats reach your feet…Chicago Afrobeat Project manages to reach down and touch the pulse of the ancestors. Indigenous, yet up to date and innovative, the “Future Rootz” album is another one that can be played head to toe. With Sol Power All Stars on the Remix, “Cut The Infection” delivers, punching through the crowd as a beat to request. I would STRONGLY suggest copping this!

 

 

This mix – like pretty much all of my mixes – tends to do exactly what Hector referenced in the title of his compilation – and that is to weave genres. This mix features everything from Soulful to Afro to Tech to Techno – it’s pretty much all in there. We got tracks from Sevader, Juanito, BLAQWELL, Todd Terry, Diezel, we got a couple joints off the Quantize Miami Sampler Compiled & Mixed by DJ Spen on here (#1, #11) – and much more!ย  As usual – free download, so enjoy!

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The Zodiac Thump! Season 2, Episode 2!

The Zodiac Thump, Episode 2

What up, folks! As you can see – I’ve changed my mind about my previous mixes (I do this often – it’s a Libra thing, LOL). I originally planned to delete them (and I have deleted some), but decided to leave most of them up (since they are still being downloaded and streamed!), so continue to enjoy and download them at your leisure!

Now back to the present – here’s another installment of the all new Zodiac Thump – Episode 2! We start this one off with a remix from Brooklyn’s own DJ/Producer/Remixer Mikki Afflick (Soul Sun Soul, Afro Sun). Nina Simone once said, โ€œYou can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.โ€ – and Mikki does just that with her remix of Groove Junkies’ “We Rise” with Opolopo and vocalist Solara! As usual, links for this and most material used will be made readily available in the playlist (just click on the titles!). We’ve got new music from Deep Sole Syndicate, DJ Romain, Toshi, and others…BUT – there’s one thing…

RANT: There are many MANY producers out here taking classic tracks, re-editing them, and selling them as original works (such tracks are marked with an asterik *). These tracks have gone way beyond sampling to the point where said track would cease to exist absent the original track used. My solution?

Well, as you will see in the playlist, I’ve taken the liberty of renaming such tracks to their ORIGINAL artist names and crediting the remixer/editor in parenthesis. Think that’s disrespectful? Not nearly as disrespectful as taking someone else’s music, looping it, adding bells and whistles, then passing it off as your own. Honestly, the sampling part isn’t even what eats away at me – it’s how “producers” are literally passing whole songs off as their own after adding a 4/4 kick and a hi-hat. I mean, really – some cases are so blatant, that when I would Shazam them, the ORIGINAL song would come up!

Now some of these edits (because that’s really what they are) are actually pretty good, so I’ve included them in the mix, but there will be TWO links next to them – a link to the remixer/editors version and a link to the ORIGINAL VERSION or inspiration.ย  This is done for two VERY important reasons:

  • a.) To educate those who may not be old enough to remember the importance and significance of these original recordings and
  • b.) To give proper credit (even if not monetary) to the original artists, who – in most of these cases – did the hard work with actual instruments and without the help of a modern DAW (Digital Audio Workstation, ie; Cubase, Ableton, Logic, etc.) and are hardly ever being credited for their work.

In cases where it is unclear whether original music has been used but the sound is similar enough to the original (Robin Thicke anyone??), the SAME thing will occur (2 links).

Don’t like it? FIGHT ME.

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid confusion, remixer/editor will be credited correctly on public sites such as MixCloud, Podomatic, etc. (END RANT)

I am LibraClassic! – the OFFICIAL curator for the Zodiac Thump vibe on the turntables as well as in the studio! If you like what you’re hearing, feel free to tip the DJ below! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Playlist

1. Enough (Intro) – Gil Scott-Heron
2. Groove Junkies, Opolopo, Solara – WE RISE (An AfflickteD Soul Vox)
3. Deep Sole Syndicate, Sheree Hicks – Children of The Ghetto (Original Mix)
*4. The Intruders – I’ll Always Love My Mama (Kevin McKay Schoolyard Daze Edit)
5. DJ Romain – Ask Me To Come On
6. Joey Negro – Latican Boogie (Crakazat Mix)
7. Ancient Deep – NewMAN (Deejay Cheikna Travellerz Mix)
8. Armonica, Toshi – Ngeke (andHim Remix)
9. Toshi – Weeper (FNX Omar Remix)
10. Oscar G – Steel Love (Original Mix)
11. Sahib Muhammad – 179th Street (Sahib & DJ Spen’s Drumz Mix)
12. Nick Holder – Slow Motion
*13. Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It (Superkluster & Gustavo Fk Edit)
*14. Candido – 1000 Finger Man (Sould Out Magical Mystical Edit)
*15. Hazzaro – Satisfaction (Original Mix) (Cerrone – Supernature?)

 

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The Zodiac Thump Vol. X!

 

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Playlist


1. Amp Fiddler – So Sweet (Louie Vega Remix)
2. The Foreign Exchange – Can’t Turn Around (Shino Blackk Edit)
3. Sante Sansone – Brain Paint w/Freez Acapella (AEIOU)
4. Oscar Sulley, The Uhuru Dance Band – Bukom Mashie (JKriv’s King Mashie Edit) w/Grace Jones Acapella
5. Moon Rocket, Esteban Hernandez, Jasmine Clemente, Andy Shigekawa – Rhythms By The Sea
6. 3 Winans Brothers, Karen Clark Sheard – I Choose You (Louie Vega Chosen Dub)
7. DJ Simi – Hamm Jazz
8. Kings of Tomorrow – Kaoz (Dario D’ Attis Remix)
9. Soul Speech – Soul Speech
10. The Deepshakerz – Body Matter
11. House Music Heads- Cubaria (Realm Of House Edit)
12. Soul Slayerz – Celia’s Groove (Soul Slayerz Beat Da Groove Mix)
13. Soul Slayerz – Celia’s Groove (Soul Slayerz Fiesta Mix)
14. Luis Radio – Eyes Of The Drum
14. Tyree – Acid Crash (UK Mix)

 

 

….what up y’all! Happy New Year to all and we are pleased to bring you The Zodiac Thump Vol. X (1O)…we’ve got music from Soul Slayerz, Realm Of House, some FIRE from Moon Rocket – and and other assorted trickery mixed by the official DJ of Zodiac Thump Music/Radio – LibraClassic!

 

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