Playlist (with links):
1. Louie Vega – A Place Where We Can All Be Free ft. Janine Sugah Lyrics Lyons – A Place Where We Can All Be Free (Original Mix) (0:00)
2. Thommy Davis, Randy Roberts, DJ Spen – Try Jah Love (DJ Spen & Thommy Davis Original Mix) (11:00)
3. DJ Kemit, Lounge Lizards, Kwesi Bless, DJ Beloved – Dancefloor (DJ Beloved BPM Bounce Remix) (15:54)
4. Nicholas Ryan Gant, Karizma, Kaytronik – Gypsy Woman (Kaytronik Remix Extended Version) (22:17)
5. The Golden Boy – Dope (Extended Mix) (27:25)
6. Geoffrey C. – Bang (31:15)
7. Dany Cohiba – Mensaje Latino (Original Mix) (34:15)
8. Lexa Hill – Ninos (Vocal Mix) (38:35)
9. Ronny Santana – So Much (Original MIx) (43:15)
10. Toshi, David Morales, Timmy Regisford – Nini Part 1 (Diridim Mix) (50:00)
11. Darryl D’Bonneau & Morsy – Let Me Be Myself (Jon Maveks Caveman Mix) (56:10)
12. Atiye – Tom Tom (Benji Candelario Remix) (59:45)
13. Todd Terry, House of Gypsies – Sume Sigh Say (DJ Malvado RMX) (1:01:47)
14. Mr. V, Walter Scalzone, Tony P. – The Rhythm (1:04:45)
15. ZTSky, Mr. Kan3 – Salsa (Original Mix) (1:08:00)
16. Alexander Cruel, Chris Valencia, Antho Decks – Aguilas (Original Mix) (1:12:00)
17. AMFlow – Baroo 2019 (6am Morning Flow Mix) (1:14:30)
18. Reggie Steele, Christie Love – One Day (Extended Vocal Mix) (1:18:10)
19. Wil Milton – Distant Dreams (BLISS NYC Deep Mix) (1:24:05)
20. Vozmendiano – Wanted (Original Mix) (1:28:45)
21. DJ Lora – Do It Right (Original Mix) (1:33:50)
22. Monophaze – Vibes Only (Original Mix) (1:36:50)
….sooooooo, I took January off to discombobulate and really get ready for the new year! Got a few things planned and the pace is already hectic, but I’m not complaining! Without any further ado, we’re just gonna get into what’s in this mix:
Our first feature track is “Thommy Davis & Randy Roberts – Try Jah Love” – a remake of an 80’s club classic by iconic Reggae group, Third World! I remember this being played religiously in the hood and with Thommy Davis and DJ Spen on the mix and Randy Roberts on the vocals, this track DELIVERS. Not only that – we’ve also got Gary Hudgins on keys and bass and Lloyd “Skip” Dorsey on guitars, so you need to check this one out! I used the original mix but you also need to check out the Mr. Showtyme Afrocentric Remix (this also delivers)!
The next track we’d like to talk about is “Louie Vega ft. Janine Sugah Lyrics Lyons – A Place Where We Can All Be Free” off the “Expansions In The NYC” preview EP. Now if you’ve ever been fortunate enough to attend Louie Vega’s Expansions, NYC party (formerly located a block from the old Limelight), then you KNOW how unbelievable the atmosphere is! People talk about Paradise Garage, The Loft, Gallery, and other infamous clubs – and we know that these weren’t simply “clubs” – they were movements, they were moments in time….and admission to these movements – these places in time – was a massive privilege and Expansions, NYC is NO different. Louie Vega makes each and every person in there feel like he created the party for THEM and them alone. You will see folks like Toni Colandreo, Janine Lyons, and Axel Tosca mingling one minute and then – at 3 in morning – having an improptu jam session with Louie spinning – it’s unreal! Expansions is a “you have to be there” movement. New memories are being created here and though we are still waiting for a permanent home for Expansions, the movement is still very much alive! Stay tooned for the arrival of the Expansions album!
While we’re talking about awesome remakes, can we talk about “Nicholas Ryan Gant & Karizma – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) (Kaytronik Remix Extended Version)”?? I’ve been a Nicholas Ryan Gant fan since hearing his work with Zo! (of Grammy nominated group, The Foreign Exchange) – but there’s muuuuuuuuch more to this “ghetto falsetto” (check out his unbelievable catalog on Spotify!). This is a remake of the track that kicked of House leged, Crystal Water’s career back in…um…I wanna say 91′? Anyway – the way he interpreted this on the original version produced by DJ Applejac is nothing less than phenomenal, but who let Karizma and Kaytronik get their hands on it??? OMG – there are tracks you play to get people on the floor – THIS is what you play to keep them there! If you haven’t copped this yet, you bullshittin’ (ijs).
Other tracks definitely worth mentioning are “Lexa Hill – Ninos (Vocal Mix)”, “Toshi, David Morales, Timmy Regisford – Nini Part 1 (Diridim Mix)”, “Mr. V, Walter Scalzone, Tony P. – The Rhythm”, and “ZTSky, Mr. Kan3 – Salsa (Original Mix)”…these will follow me into rotation for some time so go to the links in the list and cop these!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Make sure you tune in THIS Wednesday, February 19th as yours, truly – LibraClassic! opens up the FIRST installment of The Network @ The Funktion House in Red Hook, Brooklyn!! Hosted by the legendary Hector Romero (Saw Recordings/Def Mix NYC) and Kelly Diniz (Saliva Commandos) – special guests for this month will be none other than AMFlow (featured in this month’s mix) and DJ Beloved (also featured in this month’s – and other months – mixes!). LIVE painting by #smurfoudirtynyc!!
I will be opening from 7pm to 8:30pm – and we will officially go LIVE at 8:30pm EST! Click the pic for more details!
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