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The Zodiac Thump, Season 2 (Episode 9 – The Holiday Edition!)

Playlist (with links):

1. Zo! ft. Dornik – Lifelines (N’Dinga Gaba Reelmix) (0:00)
2. Dawn Souluvn Williams – Feel The Fire (The BPM Fire Mix) (05:10)
3. House is Disgo – Got Your Love (Original Mix) (10:57)
4. Dany Cohiba – Speak (Afro Dub No Bass) (15:50)
5. Aj Lora – To Be Und (Original Mix) (20:15)
6. Saliva Commandos ft. Kelly Diniz – Promesa (Oscar G 305 Drum Dub) (38:45)
7. Mr. Raoul K, Timmy Regisford – The Track (32:30)
8. Sylva Drums – My Groove (Kazukuta Mix) (37:08)
9. DJ Angelo – Black Sheep (w/AMFlow, Koffee – Raw Uncut Acapella) (41:15)
10. Tripmastaz – Devil Who (47:00)
11. Dan Electro – Let Them Come EP (Greg Gauthier’s Dance Culture Rmx) (50:00)
12. Vanco, Njabuloseh – Impilo (Main) (53:40)
13. Stones & Bones – Uthando (Cee ElAssaad Voodoo Remix) (57:00)
14. Massimo Lippoli – Dougne Te Soye (Simone Vtullo Remix) (01:01:30)
15. Loves Last Episode – Acid Ha (LLE’s Fuk U Eddie Mix) (01:06:30)
16. Winx – Don’t Laugh (David Morales NYC Mix) (01:09:00)
17. Lamone – My Favorite Things (01:12:55)
18. Vick Lavender – Wired (Sophisticated Time Traveler Main Mix) (w/ Crystal Waters – Merry Christmas All (Stacy Kidd Accapella) (01:19:25)

Total: (1:27:11)

What’s up y’all!! Lawd, I know I know – I didn’t submit a mix last month, (please don’t beat me! LOLOL), but listen – we’re making it up to you this month! As usual, we want to extend our sincere gratitude for all the support for these mixes! The response has truly been amazing! We appreciate the support and the love and we DON’T take it for granted!  We want to continue our tradition of bringing you HEAT, so without further ado – let’s get this show on the road!

Our featured song for this month is :  Dawn Souluvn Williams – Feel The Fire (The BPM Fire Mix) (#2 on the list). Listen – Dawn is NOT out here playing with y’all – she took NO prisoners with her amazing rendition of a Stephanie Mills classic! And with DJ Beloved (who is also making an extreeeeeeme amount of noise – did y’all cop the album?) on the remix, you can NOT miss with this! Go get it and stop playin now!

Another song/artist I’d like to shout out is Saliva Commandos ft. Kelly Diniz – Promesa (Oscar G 305 Drum Dub) (#6 in the mix)…man, look – Saliva Commandos has been consistently putting out bangers (put some respeck on his name, LOL!)…and this track with the lovely Kelly Diniz (The Network) is no exception! This originally came out a few months ago (check out the original – it’s siiiiick), and when Oscar G got a hold of it – woooow…Saliva Commandos is just one of those artists that you purchase and listen to later – because you KNOW it’ll be dope!

We got a bunch of other treats on here for you, too! We got complete MADNESS from Aj Lora, DJ Angelo, Loves Last Episode – and sooooo many more so give it a listen!

Enjoy the mix folks and if you like what you’re hearing and want to show your appreciation – feel free to donate a little something to the DJ (link below)!

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The Zodiac Thump, Season 2 (Episode 8 – The Libra Edition!)

Playlist (with links):

1. Rogiers – Heart’s A Mess (Opolopo Remix)
2. Shannon Chambers, Kwesi Bless – Feel The Magic (Shannon’s 1 Sound Mix) (6:32)
3. Jizzin’ – Ring My Bell (Beat Percussion) (12:56)
4. David Morales, blondwearingblack – Hideaway (Redzone Mix) (17:55)
5. David Anthony – Luv Dub (Afro House Mix) (23:01)
6. Coflo, Gyrefunk – Fazendo Coisas (Original Mix) (25:21)
7. Joeski – Elegua (Original Mix) (29:48)
8. Ray MD – The Rhythm (37:37)
9. B-Liv – What Is The Name Of Those Vibes (AM Room Mix)(41:42)
10. Saliva Commandos – B’Zonti (Extended Mix) (46:32)
11. Ray MD, Vikk Torres – Hoy Se Bebe (Ray MD Remix) (48:49)
12. Dany Cohiba – La Intensidad (52:47)
13. David Penn – Nobody (Club Mix) (55:35)
14. Carlos Francisco – Panela (Original Mix) (1:00:34)
15. Riton & Kah-Lo – Fake ID (1:04:17)
16. Maroshi Sumo – Hanguk (Tritemyo Remix) (1:07:27)
17. Para People, Abel Bejeda – Adao (Santo Sacrificio) (Tony Loreto Journey Remix) (1:10:36)
18. Daddy Freddy – Bam Bam (Original Mix) (1:15:22)
19. GotSome – Larry (Original Mix) (1:17:23)
20. Alkalino – Tanuki (Original Mix) (1:21:07)
21. Shalon – Fantasy (Vjuan Allure Remix) (1:25:04)
22. Tribal Injection – Congo (Original Mix) (1:26:47)

Total: (1:30:50)

What’s up y’all!! Lawd, I know I know – this is wiiiiiiiiild late (as Libras tend to be, LOL) but we promise you it was worth the wait! We want to extend our sincere gratitude for all the support for these mixes! The response has truly been amazing! We appreciate the support and the love and we DON’T take it for granted!  We want to continue our tradition of bringing you HEAT, so without further ado – let’s get this show on the road!

Our featured song for this month is :  David Morales, blondwearingblack – Hideaway (Redzone Mix) (#4 on the list). This Grammy Award winning DJ/Producer doesn’t know who I am, but he’s been one of my unofficial mentors for years (I’m probably not the only DJ/Producer to say that). He spins and produces for the world! There is almost nowhere on this planet that he has not made people dance. Right now our legend, our icon, our mentor – is in a bit of trouble in Japan. Most of you have heard so I’m not going to repeat it and give it energy. I just want our David back and THAT’S the energy I’m sending! “Hideaway” – featuring the vocals of blondwearingblack – is systemic of a DM production. It’s big room, yet rooted in the underground. It can be played in Ibiza, but can also be played at a loft party in Brooklyn. This is REALLY hard to pull off and yet Morales has mastered it, lately taking it back to the deep underground vibe of Club Redzone (his alma mater)

Another song I’d like to shout out is Coflo, Gyrefunk – Fazendo Coisas (Original Mix) (#6 in the mix)…this one actually SOUNDS like it tastes good, if you understand what I’m saying…it has a rich, savory flavor to it, you know? And it WORKS on the floor – I promise you it does…also like to give a BIG shout out to Ray D – the stuff he’s been releasing is so hot he actually appears in the mix twice!

We got a bunch of other treats on here for you, too! It’s Libra season and this is the Libra Edition of the Zodiac Thump! We go a little harder this month and dig deep for those beats – we got Joeski, Saliva Commandos, Para People, Carlos Francisco – and sooooo many more so give it a listen!

Enjoy the mix folks and if you like what you’re hearing and want to show your appreciation – feel free to donate a little something to the DJ (link below)!

Out Now!

Enjoy! 🙂

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The Zodiac Thump, Season 2 (Episode 7)

 

Playlist (with links):

1. Hallex M, Mordekhai – Night Goes On (Original Mix)
2. Dana Weaver, Doug Gomez – Freedom (Doug Gomez Soul Vocal) (05:20)
3. LibraClassic! – A Lovely Noise (Libra’s Lovely Dub) (EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED PROMO – drops 9/28 TRAXSOURCE EXCLUSIVE!) (11:17)
4. Kischa Link – Everybody Get Up (Afro Tribal) (17:15)
5. Andrea Holdclaw – Get Lifted (Get Lifted Monday Night Dub) (22:20)
6. Lilac Jeans – 9’s & 10’s (Original Mix) (25:35)
7. Soul’Nu’ – Rifflute (31:50)
8. Massimo Lippoli – Dougne Te Soye (37:09)
9. Dazzle Drums – Song for Ezili (Afro Stomp) (41:23)
10. C Minor, Alai K – Kunapendeza (46:40)
11. Angel Negron, Harry Soto – Santo Africa (Santosoto Remix) (51:00)
12. Diephuis, Jephte Guillame, Barbara Gwanmesia – Baba M’fa Njika (Baba M’fa Njika Vocal) (56:27)
13. Ambonati – Dub Mandala (1:02:00)
14. Saliva Commandos – Overpour (Bacalao) (Original Mix) (1:08:45)
15. Gianni Romano, Emanuele Esposito, Martina Camargo – La Mangueleña (1:14:15)
16. ANT LaROCK, Michael Moog, Cinnamon Brown – Live Ur Life (Todd Terry DJ Mix) (1:18:45)
17. FPI Project – Rich In Paradise (Going Back To My Roots) (Soul Speech RMX) (1:23:40)
18. Grace Jones – Love On Top Of Love (Killer Kiss) (C&C Garage Mix) (1:31:50)

Total: (1:36:12)

What’s up y’all!! Lawd, it’s September and it’s Virgo season – basically a dress rehearsal for Libra season, LOL (jk) We want to extend our sincere gratitude for all the support for these mixes! The response has truly been amazing! We appreciate the support and the love and we DON’T take it for granted!  We want to continue our tradition of bringing you HEAT, so without further ado – let’s get this show on the road!

Our featured song for this month is :  Diephuis, Jephte Guillame, Barbara Gwanmesia – Baba M’fa Nijka (Baba M’fa Njika Vocal) (#12 on the list). First of all, I can’t even pronounce this but the sickness of this track is just unbelievable! If you listen to this at work, I swear to gawd you’re gonna need to excuse yourself for a minute when this comes in – it’s really that powerful! It’s a track befitting the aesthetic of the Shelter label – and of course, you put Diephuis and Jephte Guillame together – expect madness.

But make NO mistake – another song I’d like to shout out is Angel Negron, Harry Soto – Santo Africa (Santosoto Remix) (#11 in the mix)..listen, this comes in just before that “Baba” joint and this just screams “FLOORWORK” – because you will have no choice when you hear this Santosoto Mix!

 

We got a bunch of other treats on here for you, too. Dana Weaver has been putting in WORK. This isn’t her first time falling into this mix – and it won’t be the last! We got her singing about “Freedom” – and she’s teamed up with the amazing Doug Gomez, so you know what to expect! We got some new heat from Lilac Jeans (I think it’s about time to feature them – these dudes REALLY understand the spirit of House). Also featured in the mix is a new track from yours, truly – LibraClassic! called “A Lovely Noise”! Due to drop exclusively on Traxsource on September 28th (Worldwide on October 12th). Folks who are members of the Zodiac Thump DJ List will get promos tomorrow morning at 9:30am!

 

Enjoy the mix folks and if you like what you’re hearing and want to show your appreciation – feel free to donate a little something to the DJ (link below)!

 

Out Now!

 

Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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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! Season 2, Episode 3!

 

The Zodiac Thump, Episode 3

…what’s up, y’all! Spring is here and we’ve got our mid-month installment of The Zodiac Thump! This is Episode 3 of Season 2 and we’re hyped about the whole damn thing! Of course, all of our previous mixes in the Zodiac Thump series are still available to download or stream at your leisure! Check below for playlist (with links), and links to our various podcast locations! If you like what you’re hearing, you can download it free, but there’s also a TIP JAR down there because – well, because a few of you have actually asked and most importantly – why not? LOL – with all that being said, let’s get on with our mid-month blog…

Let me start off by stating – we’ve decided to start instituting a featured song in the Zodiac Thump DJ mixes and the reason is simple: the ARTISTS ARE IMPORTANT! Let me repeat that for the nosebleed section: THE ARTISTS ARE IMPORTANT! The time for spinning music in a contrived cult of secrecy is OVER! I have been caping for this for years (I have NEVER put up a mix without a playlist: EVER!), and I am glad that streaming sites such as MixCloud are enforcing this new policy. Last week, many DJs awoke to find that their MixCloud mixes would not play. I didn’t even bother to check mine because I already knew why they wouldn’t play – NO PLAYLIST. The artist typically suffers the most because of this -but not in MY mix – no ma’am! With that being said, our featured song for this mix is (drumroll, please)….

Brian Power feat. Kathy Kosins – “Can We Pretend” (Smooth Mix) – what can I say about Kathy Kosins? I mean, it’s like Phyllis Hyman and Teena Marie formed Voltron and out came this woman! Not only is her voice sublime, but the production quality is so amazing that you should have no trouble throwing this in your sets! Other notable tracks to listen for in this mix are MDW & Harry Soto bringing you “Power Of Prayer” – a deep, religious-themed track with an uplifting message on top of a KILLER beat and this nasty little battle joint from Lilac Jeans called “Don’t You Know” (which will dominate this summer, I PROMISE you!).

 

We also got some new stuff from Louie Vega, including a tribute to the legendary Voodoo Ray (a moment please…                                                                                                             …Thank You). We got some new stuff from the legendary Doug Lazy (he still got it!), some unreleased stuff from my bredren Kev Dot Kruz (I don’t even think y’all ready for what he finna hit y’all with…)…and as usual, if there’s some tracks in here that are more legitimately described as EDITS, I will rename them for their original artists and tag the “producer” as a remixer (I do this on my page, but will use credit as listed on MixCloud and similar sites). Don’t like it? Fight me.

Disclaimer: towards the end of this journey, I lapse into a throwback fit that I’m sure my veteran House heads will lose their entire shit over, LOL…

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Playlist (with links):

1. Brian Power, Kathy Kosins – Can We Pretend (Smooth Mix) (0:00)
2. Louie Vega, Toni C – Time Don’t Wait (Louie Vega Mix) (6:10)
3. Ism – Loop (N’Dinga Gaba & Richard Earnshaw Remix) (11:34)
4. Doug Lazy – Sky High (Melvin Gentry & DJ Spen Remix) (18:30)
5. Colonel Abrams – Trapped (Stacy Kidd House 4 Life Remix) (22:00)
6. Lilac Jeans – Don’t You Know (26:15)
7. MDW, Harry Soto – Power Of Prayer (Harry Soto Worship Mix) (31:15)
8. Cristian Vinci – God Speaks (Original Mix) (35:01)
9. Afro Warriors feat.Toshi – Uyankenteza (Enoo Napa Vocal Remix) (38:00)
10. Christos Fourkis – Umada (Dub Conga Mix) (42:45)
11. Kev Dot Kruz – Periscope (EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED) (43:34)
12. Louie Vega , Funky Cadets – V.R. Tribute (Louie Vega Vocal Mix) (49:40)
13. Doug Gomez, Pietro Nicosia – Dulce Vida (54:30)
14. Inami, PM Project – Haba Na Haba (Original Mix) (1:02:25)
15. Mattei & Omich – The Circus (Original Mix) (1:07:15) (aka Martin Circus – “Disco Circus”)
16. Re-Tide, Moon Rocket – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Original Mix) (1:13:20) (aka Idris Muhammad – “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This”)
17. Black Riot – A Day In The Life (Full Intention Remix) (1:19:50)
18. Club Ultimate – Carnival 93 (The Mardi Gras Mix) (1:24:00)
19. MAW feat. India – La India Con La Voe (Viva Puerto Rico) (Original Mix) (1:28:00)
20. Ralph Falcon f. Dorothy Mann – That Sound (Vocal Mix) (1:30:30)
21. Dajae – U Got Me Up (Cajmere’s Underground Goodies) (1:35:24)
22. Fresh Tunes #1 – Do You Know What I Mean? (1:40:25)

 

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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, “You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.” – 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.  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! 😉

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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