Rss

  • youtube
  • linkedin
  • google

Archives for : Norty Cotto

The Zodiac Thump, Vol. 2, Episode 15 – The Libra Edition!

 

Playlist (with links):

1. DJ Kemit, The Lounge Lizards – Wake Up & Stand Up (Kai Alce KZR Vocal Mix)
2. Dominique Fils-Aime – Good Feeling (Atjazz & D-Malice Vocal Dub) (8:05)
3. MdCL, Ovasoul7 – Feels Like Home (Frankie Feliciano Ricantruction Vocal Mix) (11:54)
4. Josh Wink, Ursula Rucker – Sixth Sense (Louie Vega Dub) (16:30)
5. Coflo, Emmaculate – Division (Original Mix) (21:18)
6. Thommy Davis, Greg Lewis – Urban Jungle (Original Mix) (27:00)
7. Realm Of House – Move Your Body (Arawakan Drum Mix) (30:35)
8. Lea, Muzikman Edition, Tweety – Songbird (Oscar P Afro Rework) (35:00)
9. Dany Cohiba – Cuban Namaste (38:20)
10. Norty Cotto – Timba (Barrio Breakdown Mix) (42:48)
11. Dennis Quin – Burnout (46:35)
12. Jay Mexx – Cured (The Deepshakerz Re-Edit – Traxsource Exclusive Mix) (49:40)
13. Oliver Knight – Crying Out (Praying Woman) (54:05)
14. The Discoboxers – Mary J. Blige vs. Doctor Love (Original Mix) (56:40)
15. Volsto – Getting the Groove (Origiinal Mix) (1:06:00)

Total Runtime: 1:10:02

 

….heeeey, y’all! So the summer is OVER (thank GOD), and we kick the Fall off right with the Libra season! It looks like Libras are winning HARD this season and I am SO psyched to be in that number! So let’s get down to business, shall we?

Our first feature track is “Dominique Fils-Aime – Good Feeling (Atjazz & D-Malice Vocal Dub)”  with none other than the legendary Atjazz on the remix along with D-Malice on the remix! Listen, I know everybody’s caught up in this “Good Feeling” remix – it’s an awesome segue track or even an amazing starter, but let’s not ignore the rest of the remix ep!  Atjazz shows off again on the “Sun Rise” remix and the legendary Fred Everything throws his hat in the ring with his remix of “Free Dom”. You will hear the rest of this EP featured heavily on future mixes!

Typically – as the mix goes on – I like to transition from Soulful and Deep to Tech and Techno to really pay homage to the depth of the House field and to ramp up the energy, but this time the mix was a little short so I didn’t get a chance to go in like I normally would have (I’ll make it up, I promise!) , So without further ado, allow me to introduce the second standout track for this month Oliver Knight – Crying Out (Praying Woman)“.  It looks this will be another one of those “insert female gospel singer here and hope for the best” tracks which are generally hit or miss, depending on the production. This is one of those hits…but just barely! As Tech House goes – minus the sample – this track is that remarkable.. This is one of those productions where the sample literally makes and saves the track from being labeled “filler”. Not to mention the fact that awesome mixing, mastering, and conservative use of the sample contributed heavily to this track’s success (the ICONIC Kenny Carpenter played this to a very receptive crowd at LeBain just last night!). All in all – awesome tracks and  pretty much staples in my arsenal!

We’d also like to give a nod to “Lea, Muzikman Edition, Tweety – Songbird (Oscar P Afro Rework)” (#8, @ 35:00). If you’re looking for well done, well thought out Afro House you might want to check this out. A heavy yet subdued beat with deeply soulful vocals sitting perfectly in the mix. This is another one (like the Dominique Fils-Aime track we mentioned earlier) that’s perfect for breaking up a set without losing the crowd!

 

As usual, The Zodiac Thump is all about music. PERIOD. These mixes feature everything from Soulful to Afro to Tech to Techno – it’s pretty much all in there.  In this mix, we’ve got tracks from DJ Kemit & The Lounge Lizards, Josh Wink featuring Ursula Rucker with Louie Vega contributing his part to an awesome remix package, Coflo, Thommy Davis, Dany Cohiba, Norty Cotto – and much more!  We don’t care about release dates – whether it’s brand new or came out last year – if it’s hot, it’s hot! As usual – free download, so enjoy!

Enjoy the mix folks and download it at your leisure! Make sure you go to the official Zodiac Thump Music page and click “like” for news, freebies, and the latest from Zodiac Thump Music!

Out Now!

 

 

Out now on Traxsource, Beatport, Amazon, Tidal, Spotify, and many other reputable online retailers/streaming services throughout the world!! Click the cover to find your favorite retailer!

and stay tooned!

 

 

Listen to The Zodiac Thump, Episode 15 on MixCloud:

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! 😉

Facebook_ZTM

Facebook_Libra

Purchase the latest music from Zodiac Thump Music here:

…and almost ANYWHERE in the world!

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!

Enjoy the mix folks and download it at your leisure! Make sure you go to the official Zodiac Thump Music page and click “like” for news, freebies, and the latest from Zodiac Thump Music!

Out Now!

Enjoy! 🙂

Listen on MixCloud:

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! 😉

Facebook_ZTM

Facebook_Libra

Purchase the latest music from Zodiac Thump Music here:

…and almost ANYWHERE in the world!

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! 🙂

 

 

Listen on MixCloud:

 

 

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! 😉

 

Facebook_ZTM

 

Facebook_Libra

 

Purchase the latest music from Zodiac Thump Music here:

…and almost ANYWHERE in the world!