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Chill Tuesdays Playlist 6-14-2011

June 17, 2011

 

Another person chillin' on a Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s another sample of what I played last Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

1. Half Step by DJ Food:  Jazz grooving over hip-hop beats.  A saxophone adds the extra funk to it.

2. Lo-Fi Nu Jazz #8 by Rubin Steiner:  A mixture of lounge and jungle.   Retro-xylophone sounds brings to mind of a swinging sixties party as jungle provides the percussion.

3. Dirty Old Bossa Nova by Visioneers:  Originally by The Howard Roberts Quartet, this version goes heavy on the percussion, something that may inspire dancing.

4. Mr. Dope by Kenny Dope: A chill song.  Comes off as an instrumental MCs may want to spit verses over.

5. Huzza A Hanna by Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters:  A rockin’ song created by one of the godfathers of Jamaican dub music.

6. Champagne Flute by Backini: With hip-hop beats as the backbone, this is one of those jams containing different genres.  On this funky number, you’ll hear jazz singing and a flute playing classical music.

7.  After Midnight by Space Gang:  One of those instrumentals you would either find in the jazz section or electronica section.  The keyboard sounds may say eletronica. Yet, the song serenades like a smooth jazz number.

8.  La Bas by Sternklang: A down tempo joint involving scratching and upright bass.

9. Flashdance by  Yael Naim: I played this as a joke.  It’s a lounge version of  Irene Cara’s hit song.

10. Who’s Making Love by Lou Donaldson:   The legendary jazz saxophonist covers Johnny Taylor’s hit song.  A Tribe Called Quest sampled this one.

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Chill Tuesdays Playlist: 6-7-2011

June 11, 2011

Chillin' on a Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a sample of the music I played last Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

1. Mysterons by Portishead:  Classic trip-hop from the album Dummy.   Beth Gibbens sings over a haunting groove reminiscent of fifties to early sixties sci-fi movies.

2.Witness Dub by Roots Manuva:  Mostly known as a British rapper, Roots delivers head-nodding dub.  

3. The Forgotten People by Thievery Corporation:  A cool song sounding as if it came straight from Bombay.  Actually, it’s by a group based in Washington DC.

4. Of Course,This Way Madame by Forbidden Ensemble:  From the album Porno Soundtracks Volume One, this funky instrumental takes you back to seventies porn .  Incidentally, seventies porn music partly inspired my chill nights.

5. Eple by Royksopp:  A space-age instrumental where one can either chill or dance to.

6. 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps: Another  trip-hop classic with Kellie Dayton (now Kelli Ali) beautifully singing.

7. Christiansands by Tricky: From the king of trip-hop, another elegant funky number including the beautiful vocals of Martina Topley-Bird.

 

Chill Tuesdays Playlist: 5-17-2011

May 21, 2011

On Tuesday nights, Chill Tuesdays happens at Little Fish, Huge Pond in Sanford, Florida. Between 8 and 10 PM, I play a mixture of jazz, funk instrumentals, trip-hop and experimental music. In this small town, I am the only DJ known for “weird music”.

Chillin' on a Tuesday night.

Because I focused mostly on music containing funk or hip-hop beats, I labeled my musical mix “funky lounge”.

Never was funky lounge intended to be played all night. Mainly, it was intended to be background noise until folks start requesting popular music.

So, here’s my Chill Tuesdays play list, songs I play during the first two hours.

1. Suffocated Love by Tricky: From the Maxinquaye album (1995). As Tricky rhymes over a smooth groove, the talented Martina Bird Topley sings the chorus.

2. Cut The Jazz by De Phazz: Downtempo jazz over hip-hop beats. Forties jazz meets hip-hop.

3. Sandy by Jumbonics: As the piano grooves to funky beats, this song creates the atmosphere of fifties jazz in a small bar filled with cigarette smoke.

4. What Kind of Woman (Amazon mix) by Soul ’n’ Soda: The highlight of this groove monster is the samples used, samples involving a black dude commenting about women.

5. Jungle Fever by The Chakachas: Once they hear it, almost everyone recognizes these freaky jam released in 1972. Who can forget the Latina moaning over this groove?

6. Summer Madness by Kool and The Gang: Most people recognize this smooth jazz number as the track sampled for DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince’s “Summertime.” Sample, my ass. Typical of these two, they used the whole damned riff.

7. Porcelain by Moby: Some feet started tapping when I played this. As Moby is usually labeled a techno artist, I find this to be more of a trip-hop number. Especially as the funky hip-hop beats jam this number.

8. Caught Up In The Rapture by Anita Baker: After playing this jazzy, R&B gem, some dude requested another Anita Baker song. Believe it or not, this worked damned good in my mix.

9. Super 8 by Bonobo: This eerie and funky instrumental could be runner-up for a horror movie soundtrack, one featuring a serial killer. For those who are into freaky “weird” music, this song belongs in your collection.

10. Sans Remission by The Mighty Bop (La Funk Mob Remix): Released in the nineties, this tight instrumental has always been one of my all-time favorites. The beats on this mofo are deadly. This is one of those jams you can either dance or nod your head to.