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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.