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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!

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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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