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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 ourΒ usual programΒ  (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!Β  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. πŸ™‚



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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, β€œYou 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.Β  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! πŸ˜‰


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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