Monday, December 29, 2008


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1) Tangerine Dream - "Rubycon Part 1" from Rubycon (Virgin)
2) Pharoah Sanders - "Village of the Pharoahs Parts One to Three/Myth" from Village of the Pharoahs (Impulse!)
3) Omar-S - "The Grandson of Detroit Techno" from AOS-008 (FXHE)
4) STL - "Paperboy" from 51° North (Something Records)
5) Eddie Gale - "Ghetto Summertime" from Black Rhythm Happening (Blue Note/Water)
6) Pepe Bradock - "Mandragore" from Les Aventures De Pépé Bradock / Pistes Insolites Vol. 3 (Atavisme)
7) Theo Parrish - "Love Is War For Miles" from First Floor (Peacefrog)
8) Miles Davis - "Rated X" from Get Up With It (Columbia)
9) Oracy - "Life Source" from Mind Dance 12" (Mojuba)
10) Losoul - "Behind Closed Doors (Theo Parrish Remix)" from Open Door 12" (Elevate)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cut & Mistake

The exceptionally nice Connor over at Cut & Mistake has put up a mix I made for them, so head on over if you're interested. While you're there, be sure to check out the other great material they have up. Thanks again Connor.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Theo Parrish

Something of a companion to my Moodymann post. This one is also 30 tracks and ordered approximately chronologically by release date.

Mix 1
Small Black Church (KDJ 05) 1995
1) Lake Shore Drive
Baby Steps EP (ELV-001) 1996
2) Early Byrd
Took Me All the Way Back (KDJ 18) 1997
3) Took Me All the Way Back
Musical Metaphors (SS 001) 1997
4) Carpet People Don’t Drink Steak Soda
Three Chairs (3CH 1) 1997
5) When the Morning Comes
Smile (MU 002) 1997
6) Lost Keys
Monlight, Music, and You (SS 002) 1997
7) Moonlite
First Floor Part 2 (PF 076/2) 1998
8) Heal Yourself and Move
First Floor Part 1 (PF 076/1) 1998
9) Sweet Sticky
Roots Revisited (SS 005) 1998
10) Dan Ryan
Overyohead (SS 006) 1999
11) Overyohead
Summertime Is Here (SS 008) 1999
12) Summertime Is Here (feat. Lakecia Hughes)
Parallel Dimensions (SS 009) 2000 (cd)
13) Serengeti Echoes
14) So Now What (cd only)
15) Space Ghosts (cd only)

Mix 2
Segments From the Fifth Wheel (MG 012) 2001
1) Secondary Darkness
Essential Selections Vol. 2 (TM 040) 2002
2) Equality of Patience (with Marcellus Pittman)
Solitary Flight (SS 016) 2002
3) Solitary Flight
Detroit Beatdown (3ELP 001) 2002
4) Falling Up (7:50 or so)
Natural Aspirations (Vinyl Vers. Pt. 1) (SS 018) 2003
5) Friendly Children
Natural Aspirations Vol. 2 (SS 019XCD) 2004
7) Orchestra Hall (with Marcellus Pittman)
The Twin Cities EP (HP 007) 2004
8) Dance Sing
T.O.M Project (SS TOM1) 2006
9) Renaissance (with Omar-S and Marcellus Pittman)
Sound Sculptures Vol. 1 (SS 026/027/028) 2007
10) Synthetic Flemm (with Omar-S)
11) Soul Control (feat. Alena Waters)
12) They Say (feat. Monica Blaire)
13) The Rink
Goin’ Downstairs (SS 030) 2008
14) Goin’ Downstairs Part 2
Love Triumphant (SS 031) 2008
15) Love Triumphant

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


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1) Charles Mingus - "Better Git It In Your Soul" from Mingus Ah Um (Columbia)
2) Tony Williams Lifetime - "There Comes A Time" from Spectrum: The Anthology (Verve)
3) James Brown - "Check Your Body" from Reality (Polydor)
4) B.T. Express - "Give It What You Got" from Non-Stop (Roadshow)
5) Mandrill - "'Drill in the Bush" from Mandrilland (Polydor)
6) George Clinton - "Man's Best Friend" from Man's Best Friend 12" (Capitol)
7) Rick Wade - "Fade Away" from Harmonie Park Revisited 2 (Harmonie Park)
8) Iz and Diz - "What We Need (Pepe Braddock's Brad Peep Remix)" from What We Need Remixes (Silver Network)
9) DJ Genesis - "Back In the Middle (Theo Parrish Remix)" from Back In the Middle "The Remixes" (Dynamite Soul)
10) Pharoah Sanders - "Balance" from Izipho Zam (Strata-East)

Thursday, October 02, 2008


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1) Nina Simone - "Westwind" from Black Gold (RCA)
2) Reggie Dokes - "The Skin I'm In" from Detroit Beatdown Vol. 2 EP 1 (Third Ear Recordings)
3) Duminie Deporres and Theo Parrish - "Bi-Location" from Et Tu Brute (Submerge Recordings)
4) Prince - "Let's Work (Dance Remix/Long Version)" from Let's Work 12" (Warner Bros.)
5) Mary Clark - "Take Me I'm Yours" from Take Me I'm Yours 12" (La Shawn)
6) Musique - "Keep On Jumpin' (Francois K Mix)" from In the Bush/Keep on Jumpin' 12"
7) 69 - "Ladies & Gentlemen" from 4 Jazz Funk Classics (Planet E)
8) Omar-S - "U" from 002 1/2 (FXHE)
9) Theo Parrish - "Soul Control" from Sound Sculptures Volume 1 (Sound Signature)
10) Henry Feinberg - "Victimless Crime" from The Mind Journey EP (Psychostasia Recordings)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


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1. Kuniyuki - "All These Things (Theo Parrish Remix Vocal Ver)" from Remixed Vol. 1 (Mule Musiq)
2. Max Roach - "Rumble in the Jungle" from M'Boom (Capitol)
3. OASIS - "OASIS Thirteen" from OASIS Thirteen (FXHE)
4. Max Mohr - "Old Song" from Trickmixer's Revenge (Playhouse)
5. Nina Simone - "See Line Woman" from Anthology (RCA/BMG)
6. Runaway - "Brooklyn Club Jam" from Brooklyn Club Jam (DFA)
7. Loosefingers - "Lamentation" from Glancing at the Moon (Alleviated)
8. Raze - "Break 4 Love" from Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1 (Mastercuts)
9. Oliver Cheatham - "Get Down Saturday Night (12" Version)" from Grand 12 Inches (Sony Music Neatherlands)
10. Mark E - "Slave 1" from Slave 1 (Running Back)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

All Over

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1) The Harold Smith Majestics - "Soon I Will Be Done" from Experience Gospel!: Essence Of Rev. James Cleveland (Calvin)
2) The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin - "You Know, You Know" from The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia)
3) Timmy Thomas - "Why Can't We Live Together (Peter Visti Edit)"
4) Eluvium - "Taken" from Talk Amongst the Trees (Temporary Residence)
5) Lawrence English - "Soft Fuse" from Kiri No Oto (Touch)
6) Zombi - "Sapphire" from Digitalis EP (Static Caravan)
7) Derrick May - "Drama" from Innovator (Transmat/R&S Records)
8) Kosmic Messenger - "I Find Myself" from Soundscape 12" (Eclipse Records)
9) Omar-S - "The Further You Look - The Less You Will See" from The Further You Look - The Less You Will See 12" (FXHE)
10) Herbie Hancock - "Hornets" from Sextant (Columbia)
11) Arthur Russell - "In the Light of the Miracle" from The World of Arthur Russell (Soul Jazz)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


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1) Cymande - "Dove" from The Message (Castle Music)
2) Funkadelic - "Maggot Brain" from Maggot Brain (Westbound)
3) Choice - "Acid Eiffel" from Acid Eiffel 12" (Fragile)
4) Phuture - "Acid Tracks" from Acid: Can You Jack? (Soul Jazz Records)
5) Theo Parrish - "Overyohead" from Overyohead 12" (Sound Signature)
6) STL - "My Home" from Night Grooves (Something)
7) Vainqueur - "Lyot (Maurizio Mix)" from Lyot 12" (Maurizio)
8) Pharoah Sanders - "Elevation" from Elevation (Impulse!)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All Around

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1) Derrick May - "Winter on the Blvd" from Innovator (Transmat/R&S Records)
2) Alog - "St. Paul Sessions II" from Miniatures (Rune Grammofon)
3) Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit, and Holger Czukay - "How Much Are They?" from David Mancuso Presents The Loft - Volume Two (Nuphonic)
4) Sidan - "Ar Goll" from Welsh Rare Beat 2 (Finders Keepers)
5) Silver Apples - "Seagreen Serenades" from Silver Apples/Contact (MCA Records)
6) Flying Lotus - "Melt!" from Los Angeles (Warp)
7) Omar-S - "Strider's World" from 005 (FXHE)
8) 69 - "Pungtang" from Pungtang 12" (Planet E)
9) Donald Byrd - "Flight Time" from Black Byrd (Blue Note)
10) Johnny Hammond - "Tell Me What to Do" from Gears (Milestone)
11) Bobbi Humphrey - "Chicago, Damn" from Blacks and Blues (Blue Note)
12) Jackstreet Inc. - "Makin' House Music" from Break It Down 12" (Real House Records)
13) Joe Smooth Inc. featuring Anthony Thomas - "Promised Land (Club Mix)" from The Promised Land 12" (DJ International Records)
14) Ce Ce Rogers - "Someday (Original 12" Mix)" from Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1 (Mastercuts)

15) Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - "It's Alright (House Mix)" from It's Alright 12" (DJ International Records)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sunday Morning

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1) Bennie Maupin - "Past + Present = Future" from Jewel in the Lotus (ECM)
2) Marvin Gaye - "What's Happening Brother/Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)" from What's Going On (Motown)
3) Odyssey - "Don't Tell Me, Tell Her" from Hang Together (RCA)
4) Pleasure - "Future Now" from Future Now (Fantasy)
5) Alton Miller - "Tulum (Kuumba Project Remix)" from Detroit Beatdown Remixes (Third Ear)
6) Keith Worthy - "Emotional Content" from Emotional Content 12" (Aesthetic Audio)
7) Patrice Scott - "Motions (Sunrise Dub)" from Motions 12" (Sistrum Recordings)
8) Scott Ferguson - "Calm and the Storm" from Ferris Street (Ferrispark Recordings)
9) William Basinski - "D|P 1.1" from The Disintegration Loops (2062)
10) Omar-S - "Just Ask the Lonely" from 005 (FXHE)
11) Johnny Cash - "Sunday Morning Coming Down"from Sunday Morning Coming Down

Sunday, June 22, 2008


The combination of extreme mastering plus an inevitably imbalanced tone arm resulted in the really strong kicks in "J-A-i-P-U-R" throwing the needle all over the place. Things get ugly off and on from about 4:07 to 4:33. My apologies.

1) Omar-S - "J-A-i-P-U-R" from 111 (FXHE)
2) State of Grace - "That's When We'll Be Free" from That's When We'll Be Free 12" (Profile)
3) The Jonzun Crew - "Space is the Place" from Space is the Place 12" (Tommy Boy)
4) Mad Mike - "Hi-Tech Dreams" from Hi-Tech Dreams/Lo-Tech Reality 12" (Underground Resistance)
5) Run D.M.C. - "Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1)" from It's Like That/Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1) 12" (Profile)
6) Mantronix - "Bassline" from The Album (Sleeping Bag)
7) Sylvester - "Rock the Box (Dance Version)" from Rock the Box 12" (Megatone Records)
8) Man Parrish - "Boogie Down (Bronx)" from Boogie Down (Bronx) 12" (Boiling Point)
9) Loleatta Holloway - "Crash Goes Love (Master Mix)" from Crash Goes Love 12" (Streetwise)
10) Shannon - "Give Me Tonight" from Give Me Tonight 12" (Emergency)
11) Metro Area - "Caught Up" from Metro Area (Environ)

Friday, June 13, 2008


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1) Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - "Angel Dust" from Secrets (Arista)
2) Odyssey - "Inside Out" from Inside Out 12" (RCA)
3) David Joseph - "You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)" from You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) 12" (Island Records)
4) Yellow Magic Orchestra - "La Femme Chinoise/Bridge Over Troubled Music" from Yellow Magic Orchestra (Horizon Records and Tapes)
5) Mario Winans - "Already Know (KDJ Edit)" from Private Collection 12"
6) Herbie Hancock - "Spank-A-Lee" from Thrust (Columbia)
7) Theo Parrish - "Dan Ryan" from Roots Revisited 12" (Sound Signature)
8) Rick Wade - "I, Deep" from Night Phases EP (Moods & Grooves)
9) Secret Weapon - "Must Be the Music (Vocal+Instrumental)" from Must Be the Music 12" (Prelude)

Monday, May 26, 2008


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1) Luke Hess - "Real to Real" from EP 01 (FXHE)
2) Ozo - "Anambra (12" Version)" from Anambra 12" (Flexx)
3) Theo Parrish - "Love Triumphant" from Sound Sculptures Volume 1 (Sound Signature)
4) Linkwood - "Fate" from Miles Away 10" (Firecracker Recordings)
5) Chaka Khan - "Fate (Todd Terje Edit)"
6) The Jackson 5ive - "The Life of the Party" from Dancing Machine (Motown)
7) John Daly - "Monsoon" from Monsoon EP (Wave Music)
8) Nina Simone - "Here Comes the Sun (Francois K Remix)" from Secret Weapons EP Part Two
9) Osborne - "16th Stage" from Ruling EP (Spectral Sound) (Innervisions)

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Head over to Jez's exceptional Inner Sounds blog to see my responses to his Brothers of the Side email interview. Thanks again Jez.

Monday, May 05, 2008


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1) Bennie Maupin Quartet - "Escondido" from Early Reflections (Crytogramophon)
2) Earth, Wind & Fire - "Drum Song" from Open Our Eyes (Columbia)
3) White Rainbow - "Pulses" from Prism of Eternal Now (Kranky)
4) T.O.M. Project - "Renaissance" from Renaissance 12" (Sound Signature)
5) Kenny Larkin - "Tedra" from Azimuth (Wax Trax!)
6) Bohannon - "Foot Stompin' Music" from Insides Out (Dakar)
7) Vincent Montana, Jr. Feat. Goody Goody - "It Looks LIke Love (Dim's Compiled Edit)" from The Kings of Disco (Rapster)
8) Marcus Mixx - "Psychousic" from T.A.P. 12" (Let's Pep Puppies)
9) Kate Bush - "Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Re-Edit)" from Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Re-Edit) 12" (White)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Funkytown Indeed

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The flavors of Minneapolis.
1) Lipps Inc. - "How Long" from Pucker Up (Casablanca Records)
2) The Time - "Get It Up" from The Time (Warner Bros)
3) Andre Cymone - "So Fine" from Livin' In the New Wave (Columbia)
4) Jesse Johnson - "Change Your Mind" from Shockadelica (A&M Records)
5) Alexander O'Neal - "Innocent/Alex 9000/Innocent II" from Alexander O'Neal (Tabu)
6) 94 East - "One Man Jam" from Minneapolis Genius: The Historic 1977 Recordings (Hot Pink)
7) Ta Mara and the Seen - "Everybody Dance" from Ta Mara and the Seen (A&M Records)
8) Andre Cymone - "The Dance Electric (Long Version)" from The Dance Electric 12" (Columbia)
9) Sheila E - "Dear Michaelangelo" from Romance 1600 (Warner Bros/Paisley Park)
10) Prince - "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" from I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man 12" (Warner Bros/Paisley Park)

Friday, April 18, 2008


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1) Bill Conti - "Reflections" from Rocky (United Artists Records)
2) Kool and the Gang - "Summer Madness" from Light of Worlds (De Lite)
3) Theo Parrish - "Summertime is here" from Summertime is here 12" (Sound Signature)
4) Quincy Jones - "Main Title: Mama Aifambeni" from Roots: The Saga of an American Family
5) Moodymann - "Meanwhile Back at Home" from Forevernevermore (Peacefrog)
6) Andres - "El Ritmo De mi Gente!" from Moments in Life 12" (Mahogani Music)
7) The Mole - "Baby, You're the One" from Baby, You're the One (Wagon Repair)
8) Ahzz - "New York Moving" from Disco Juice Volume 2 (
(A&M Records)Counterpoint Records)
9) Jerome Prister and Output - "Say You'll Be" from Say You'll Be 12" (Sure Delight) (Thanks to One Day Later)
10) Prince - "Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)" from Pop Life 12" (Paisley Park)

Monday, March 31, 2008


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1) Giorgio Moroder - "The Apartment" from American Gigolo OST (Polydor)
2) Carl Craig - "Angel" from Sessions (Digital Version) (!K7)
3) A Number of Names - "Sharevari" from Sharevari 12" (Capriccio Records)
4) Kano - "I'm Ready" from I'm Ready 12" (Emergency Records)
5) New Edition - "A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes) (Extended Mix)" from A Little Bit of Love (Is All It Takes) 12" (MCA Records)
6) Lil' Louis & the World - "Aahhhh!" from Journey With the Lonely (Epic)
7) OASIS - "OASIS Thirteen" from OASIS Thirteen 12" (FXHE)
8) Soulphiction - "Velveteens" from Ghana Wadada (Sonar Kollektiv)
9) Giorgio Moroder - "Night Drive (Reprise)" from American Gigolo OST (Polydor)
10) Nina Simone - "Plain Gold Ring" from The Original...And Best (Bethlehem)

Monday, March 17, 2008


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1) Theo Parrish - "Moonlite" from Moonlight, Music, & You 12" (Sound Signature)
2) Keith Worthy - "Beatthebeatup (Intro)" from Shelovesmenot 12" (Aesthetic Audio)
3) Blackbyrds - "Mysterious Vibes" from Action (Fantasy)
4) Moodymann - "The thief that stole my sad days...Ya blessin' me" from The thief that stole my sad days...Ya blessin' me 12" (KDJ)
5) Romanthony - "Hold On (Classic Vocal)" from Hold On 12" (Roule)
6) Scott Ferguson - "Wine Red Walls" from Ferris Street (Ferrispark)
7) Jomanda - "Got A Love For You (Hurley's House Mix)" from Got A Love For You 12" (Big Beat)
8) Marcus Worgull feat. Mr White - "Spellbound" from Spellbound (Innervisions)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


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1) Jamie Lloyd - "May I? (Quarion Remix)" from Trouble Within Remixes Part 2 (Future Classic)
2) Bvdub - "Remembering to Forget" from No Turning Back EP (3rd Wave Music)
3) Omar-S - "Psychotic Photosynthesis" from Psychotic Photosynthesis 12" (FXHE)
4) Djivan Gasparyan - "Lovely Spring" from Moon Shines at Night (Hannibal)
5) Kreon - "Stalega" from Lookooshere EP (Resopal Red)
6) Ksoul and Ra. H - "Turning Point" from Underground Anthems EP Vol. 1 (Sistrum Recordings)
7) R-Tyme - "Use Me (Carl Craig's Piano Mix)" from Use Me 12" (Trance Fusion)
8) Taana Gardner - "When You Touch Me" from When You Touch Me 12" (West End Records)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Take Me Away

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1) Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra - "UFO" from On Jupiter (Artyard)
2) Lil Louis and the World - "I Called U (The Story Continues)" from I Called U 12" (Epic)
3) Cesaria Evora - "Angola (Carl Craig Remix)" from Club Sodade (Lusafrica)
4) Mari Boine - "Vuoi Vuoi Me (Henrik Schwarz Remix)" from Vuoi Vuoi Me (Henrik Schwarz Remix) 12" (Universal Jazz)
5) Tiger Stripes - "My Deep Space (Instrumental Mix)" from My Deep Space (ProgCity Deep Trax)
6) Chordian - "Closed Eyes (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)" from Closed Eyes EP (Soniculture)
7) George McCrae - "I Get Lifted (Tangoterje Edit)"

Friday, January 18, 2008


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1) Outkast - "SpottieOttieDopalicious" from Aquemini (LaFace)
2) Roy Roberts - "You Ain't Miss It" from Carolina Funk (Jazzman)
3) Bobby Valentino feat. Lil Wayne - "Tell Me (Remix)" from Tell Me (Remix) 12" (Def Jam/DTP)
4) Slave - "Wait for Me" from Show Time (Cotillion)
5) Prince - "Sexy Dancer" from Prince (Warner Bros)
6) The Time - "777-9311" from What Time Is It? (Warner Bros)
7) Fatback Band - "Lady Groove" from 14 Karat (Spring Records)
8) Prof Delacroix - "Build Her" from Tronic Jams (Deeply Rooted House)
9) Kerri Chandler - "The Invaders (The Panic)" from Computer Games EP (Deeply Rooted House)
10) John Daly - "Do It" from Freak Out or Get Out EP (Wave Music)
11) Dionne Warwick - "I'm Just Being Myself" from I'm Just Being Myself (Warner Bros)

Thursday, January 10, 2008


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1) Ash Ra Tempel - "Quasarsphere" from Inventions for Electric Guitar (Spalax)
2) Rhythim is Rhythim - "Icon" from Icon/Kao-tic Harmony 12" (Transmat)
3) Stacey Pullen - "8th Wonder" from True People: The Detroit Techno Album (React)
4) Marvin Dash - "A 1" from Made in America (Morris/Audio)
5) Ame - "Fiori (Club Edit)" from Fiori (Ostgut Tontrager)
6) Markus Fixx - "Entrada De Sol" from El Comienzo (Cécille Records)
7) Fix - "Dope Computer" from Flash 12" (KMS)
8) Moodymann - "U Can Dance If U Want 2 (Side D)" from U Can Dance If U Want 2 2x12" (KDJ)
9) Trus'me - "Working Night$" from Working Night$ (Prime Numbers)
10) Fatback - "Backstrokin'" from The Fattest of Fatback (Rhino)
11) Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - "The Bottle" from Messages (Soul Brother Records)
12) Bootsy's Rubber Band - "I'd Rather Be With You" from Street Jams: Back 2 the Old School, Part 1 (Rhino)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


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This show started at 6 am and during the Larry Levan Remix of "Changes" I received a call from one of our beloved dedicated listeners (a mysterious character who is estimated to be in his 60s or 70s and is quite possibly a full-time if mostly friendly drunk and who calls in most frequently between midnight and 8 am) informing me that this set was feeling "robotic and rather oppressive."

1) Bvdub - "A Quiet Vengeance" from Requited Love (Styrax Records)
2) Mike Huckaby - "Wavetable No. 9" from My Life With The Wave (S Y N T H)
3) Radio Slave - "Bell Clap Dance" from Bell Clap Dance (Rekids)
4) Original Rockers - "Push Push" from Rockers to Rockers (Different Drum)
5) Isolee - "Beau Mot Plage" from Rest (Playhouse)
6) Chic - "I Want Your Love (Todd Terje edit)"
7) Sharon Brown - "I Specialize in Love (Tee Scott Mix)" from I Specialize in Love 12" (Profile)
8) Imagination - "Changes (Larry Levan Remix)" from Night Dubbing (Ariola)
9) Masurrati - "Super Duper Lovin'" from Destination: Boogie (ZRecords)
10) Kelley Polar - "In Time" from Love Songs of the Hanging Garden (Environ)
11) Theo Parrish - "Serengeti Echoes" from Parallel Dimensions (Sound Signature)
12) Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - "Don't Leave Me This Way (Tom Moulton Mix)" from Philadelphia Classics (Philadelphia International Records)