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The Zodiac Thump – Season 2, Episode 13

Playlist (with links):

1. Zo!, Tamisha Waden – Steal My Joy (Reel People Vocal Mix)
2. Sean McCabe, Mike City – I Know Someone (Feliciano Classic Vocal) (5:20)
3. PHLASH MUSO, Paul B – WORDS (12:39)
4. Jasper Street Co. – Praying For You (Album Version) (18:35)
5. Sky White – Urban Piano (David Harness Remix) (27:45)
6. Thommy Davis, Greg Lewis – Hot (The Unreleased Demo Mix) (33:00)
7. Dean Zepherin – Afro Machine (Original) (37:40)
8. Kee’ana – Djoko (43:00)
9. Karsten Sollors – Burning Sun (Original Mix) (46:35)
10. Marcio aka DJ Bat – La Fiesta (M. Rodriguez Remix) (51:53)
11. Alex Peace, Brian Boncher – Street Love (Original Mix) (55:40)
12. Joeski – Hey Fellas (Clean Extended) (59:30)
13. Sam Dungate – I Can’t Take It (1:04:55)
14. Todd Terry, House Of Gypsies – Sume Sigh Say (Agent Orange DJ & Alexander Technique Rework) (1:09:01)
15. Montano, Barnes – Kids In The Cribs (Original Mix) (1:14:25)
16. Kev Kruz – Flower Underground (1:18:05)
17. Harry Soto – Techno Gods (Extended Mix) (1:20:20)
18. DJ Q, Barbara Tucker – Work That Body (DJ Q & Georgie’s House Vox) (1:24:15)

Total Runtime: 1:27:53

 

….aaaaaand we’re back! We apologize for not bringing you a mix last month – we truly appreciate you hanging in there with us! We had some drastic system configurations last month and now we’re ready for action! So let’s get down to business, shall we?

Our first feature track is “Praying For You (Album Mix)” from the looooooooooooooooong anticipated Jasper Street Co. album “Rejoicing“! Listen, if you’ve been out to the club in the last 4 months, you’ve been assaulted with this track only to rush home and not be able to find it ANYWHERE. Well, it’s finally here – and not a minute too soon, I was gettin’ ready to write Nervous a terse email demanding this track, LOLOL. No, I’m kidding, ut really – this track has been lighting up the clubs for months. If you like Soulful House done CORRECTLY, then look no further than this 11 track album! Featuring artists such as Kenny Bobien, Byron Stingily (that’s Principal Stingily to some of your kids, LOL), and Dawn Tallman, Teddy Douglas and DJ Spen show us why their pedigree is unimpeachable! But um, y’all think y’all slick tho – this album is cool n’ all that, but imma need them OTHER mixes of “Praying For You” – you know good n’ well what I’m talking about – Louie Vega been spinnin’ them shits for months @ Expansions – y’all holding out!!! Honestly, though look out for “You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration” – a near PERFECT remake that will leave you in tears if it catches you on the right dancefloor and in the right mood. It is pure elevation. Oh! and “My Soul Is a Witness” – well, let’s just say if you enjoyed the “Track & Feel Events” EP that came out on Nervous a whopping 26 years ago (wow, right?), then you will LOOOOOVE this track! Trust me.

For our second feature – it’s not so much a track as it appears to be somewhat of a movement... seriously, can we talk about the sheer amount of work Kev Dot Kruz is putting in???? Always one to produce outside the box aesthetically, dude has been putting in WORK. He’s been quietly putting out a steady stream of Deep Tech, Afro Tech, Dark Tech, Techno, and other stuff you just have to hear – and he’s been releasing like 90% of it FREE on Soundcloud on his new “Afro Riddims” label!! Since those my folks, maybe I’m biased, but check it out for yourself! We try out his “Flower Underground” track (#16) in this mix.

Another dope producer, colleague, and all around awesome dude that really should be mentioned is none other than Harry Soto! Harry’s been making noise – and quite a bit of it, too! Another one not one to be constricted by genre, this time Harry brings us a deep techno vibe that will rattle your speakers! Check out “Techno Gods” (#17).

 

 

And we CERTAINLY can’t let y’all go without mentioning our closing track – “Work That Body”  – the debut track from the globetrotting DJ Q featuring none other than THE House diva herself – Barbara Tucker! Most of you in Italy, Spain, England, and many other spots across the world know DJ Q as Barbara Tucker’s touring DJ – and now you get to hear a DIFFERENT side of DJ Q. Ladies, gennelmen, and other identified – we have a PROBLEM!! Expect more from this up and coming producer, but until then, check out “Work That Body” (with Georgie Porgie on the co-production!) (#18) and get into what you hear!

 

 

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 Zo!, Dean Zepherin, Todd Terry, Joeski, Alex Peace – and much more!  As usual – free download, so enjoy!

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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... seriously, can we talk about the genius of Chicago Afrobeat Project????? 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!  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 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!

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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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