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Memorial Day Weekend In Washington, DC

March 26th, 2011 No comments

Jumping on a plane and spending the weekend up in DC. This is gonna be bonkers!

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Mary J. Blige – Beautiful (Black Star Remix) (1999)

March 26th, 2011 No comments
Mos Def & Talib Kweli combined back in '99 with Mary J. Blige for this most beautiful of remixes, one of my most favorite pieces of vinyl ever. The lyrics, beat, and flow just get your mind open, timeless music for timeless folks.

Mary J. Blige feat. Black Star - Beautiful (Remix) (1999)
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Avery & Johnson Lee :: A Little Bit Higher (live on 4 turntables)

March 23rd, 2011 No comments

It's been 11 years to the month since this infamous 4 turntable live mix.  I thought it was definitely due for a repost or in DJ style a re-rewind...In fact there's history behind this recording from March of 2000. This mix was the very first collaboration between Avery & Johnson. After realizing what great musical chemistry they had between them, they soon formed a partnership which you now know as District Soul. So to say it was an important mix in lives of both us would be an understatement.

The playlist below is a little more complicated than a typical one. What we did was represent what songs were being played during each track of the original CD that we distributed. Obviously since this is a continuous audio file format you won't have the advantage of using track numbers but it should be good enough as a general guide.

A Little Bit Higher :: March 2000

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1. The Songtress - Seeline Woman
Feel the Beat (accapella)
Ricard F Good Love (accapella)
Bye-e-ya (accapella)

2. Lil' Louis - Clap Your Hands
Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'

3. Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'
Feel the Beat (accapella)
A Man Called Adam - America

4. A Man Called Adam - America
Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'
Oscar G - Movin On
D-d-d-da (accapella)

5. Oscar G - Movin On
Roger Sanchez - I Never Knew

6. Abstract Truth - We Had a Thing
Roger Sanchez - I Never Knew
D-d-d-do (accapella)

7. The Deep - Dom Dom Jump
D-d-d-do (accapella)
Gene Farris - Summer Affair

8. Summerland - Soulmate
Gene Farris - Summer Affair
The Rurals - Corker

9. The Rurals - Corker
Summerland - Soulmate
Sunship - In the Pocket
Jess & Crabbe. Big Booya
Mike 303 - Things Never Change

10. Mike 303 - Things Never Change
Joss & Crabbe - Big Booya
Powder Productions - El Loco
Armand Van Helden - Break The 80's

11. Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation
Armand Van Helden - Break The 80's

12. Powder Productions - EI Loco
Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation
Armand Van Heiden - Break The 80's
Move Your Body - (accapella)

13. Kings of Tomorrow - Fade to Black
Move Your Body - (accapella)
Derrick Carter - Get Up Everybody
Tim Deluxe - I Know

14. Derrick Carter - Get Up Everybody
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco
Daft Punk - Burnin'

15. Tim Deluxe - I Know
Daft Punk - Burnin'
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco

16. Sounds of Blackness - The Pressure
Vernessa Mitchell - Higher
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco
Bucketbootlegs - Five-Oh Fantasy

Avery & Johnson Lee :: A Little Bit Higher (live on 4 turntables)

March 23rd, 2011 No comments

It's been 11 years to the month since this infamous 4 turntable live mix.  I thought it was definitely due for a repost or in DJ style a re-rewind...In fact there's history behind this recording from March of 2000. This mix was the very first collaboration between Avery & Johnson. After realizing what great musical chemistry they had between them, they soon formed a partnership which you now know as District Soul. So to say it was an important mix in lives of both us would be an understatement.

The playlist below is a little more complicated than a typical one. What we did was represent what songs were being played during each track of the original CD that we distributed. Obviously since this is a continuous audio file format you won't have the advantage of using track numbers but it should be good enough as a general guide.

A Little Bit Higher :: March 2000

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1. The Songtress - Seeline Woman
Feel the Beat (accapella)
Ricard F Good Love (accapella)
Bye-e-ya (accapella)

2. Lil' Louis - Clap Your Hands
Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'

3. Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'
Feel the Beat (accapella)
A Man Called Adam - America

4. A Man Called Adam - America
Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'
Oscar G - Movin On
D-d-d-da (accapella)

5. Oscar G - Movin On
Roger Sanchez - I Never Knew

6. Abstract Truth - We Had a Thing
Roger Sanchez - I Never Knew
D-d-d-do (accapella)

7. The Deep - Dom Dom Jump
D-d-d-do (accapella)
Gene Farris - Summer Affair

8. Summerland - Soulmate
Gene Farris - Summer Affair
The Rurals - Corker

9. The Rurals - Corker
Summerland - Soulmate
Sunship - In the Pocket
Jess & Crabbe. Big Booya
Mike 303 - Things Never Change

10. Mike 303 - Things Never Change
Joss & Crabbe - Big Booya
Powder Productions - El Loco
Armand Van Helden - Break The 80's

11. Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation
Armand Van Helden - Break The 80's

12. Powder Productions - EI Loco
Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation
Armand Van Heiden - Break The 80's
Move Your Body - (accapella)

13. Kings of Tomorrow - Fade to Black
Move Your Body - (accapella)
Derrick Carter - Get Up Everybody
Tim Deluxe - I Know

14. Derrick Carter - Get Up Everybody
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco
Daft Punk - Burnin'

15. Tim Deluxe - I Know
Daft Punk - Burnin'
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco

16. Sounds of Blackness - The Pressure
Vernessa Mitchell - Higher
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco
Bucketbootlegs - Five-Oh Fantasy

Avery & Johnson Lee :: A Little Bit Higher (live on 4 turntables)

March 23rd, 2011 No comments

It's been 11 years to the month since this infamous 4 turntable live mix.  I thought it was definitely due for a repost or in DJ style a re-rewind...In fact there's history behind this recording from March of 2000. This mix was the very first collaboration between Avery & Johnson. After realizing what great musical chemistry they had between them, they soon formed a partnership which you now know as District Soul. So to say it was an important mix in lives of both us would be an understatement.

The playlist below is a little more complicated than a typical one. What we did was represent what songs were being played during each track of the original CD that we distributed. Obviously since this is a continuous audio file format you won't have the advantage of using track numbers but it should be good enough as a general guide.

A Little Bit Higher :: March 2000

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1. The Songtress - Seeline Woman
Feel the Beat (accapella)
Ricard F Good Love (accapella)
Bye-e-ya (accapella)

2. Lil' Louis - Clap Your Hands
Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'

3. Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'
Feel the Beat (accapella)
A Man Called Adam - America

4. A Man Called Adam - America
Johnny Corporate - Sunday Shoutin'
Oscar G - Movin On
D-d-d-da (accapella)

5. Oscar G - Movin On
Roger Sanchez - I Never Knew

6. Abstract Truth - We Had a Thing
Roger Sanchez - I Never Knew
D-d-d-do (accapella)

7. The Deep - Dom Dom Jump
D-d-d-do (accapella)
Gene Farris - Summer Affair

8. Summerland - Soulmate
Gene Farris - Summer Affair
The Rurals - Corker

9. The Rurals - Corker
Summerland - Soulmate
Sunship - In the Pocket
Jess & Crabbe. Big Booya
Mike 303 - Things Never Change

10. Mike 303 - Things Never Change
Joss & Crabbe - Big Booya
Powder Productions - El Loco
Armand Van Helden - Break The 80's

11. Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation
Armand Van Helden - Break The 80's

12. Powder Productions - EI Loco
Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty - Chocolate Sensation
Armand Van Heiden - Break The 80's
Move Your Body - (accapella)

13. Kings of Tomorrow - Fade to Black
Move Your Body - (accapella)
Derrick Carter - Get Up Everybody
Tim Deluxe - I Know

14. Derrick Carter - Get Up Everybody
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco
Daft Punk - Burnin'

15. Tim Deluxe - I Know
Daft Punk - Burnin'
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco

16. Sounds of Blackness - The Pressure
Vernessa Mitchell - Higher
Southern Comfort - Let's Go Disco
Bucketbootlegs - Five-Oh Fantasy

LBS :: MAW Tribute (2001)

March 22nd, 2011 No comments

I definitely want to give some love to this recent post from LBS at pounds-not-ounces:
I think every DJ who is into the "MAW" sound has attempted to do a tribute mix at some point in their life. With the amount of selections to choose from, and the variations of style within those selections, the mix will be filled with quality music no matter what...and even then, you've only touched the tip of the iceberg.
I'm happy I did this in 2001 though, it was right after their switch into the "Elements Of Life" direction and therefore, an end to that driving sound that made them famous in the 1990's. Their hypnotic 5AM-esque dubby production style is a thing of the past, I guess everyone has to mellow out sooner or later...
Masters At Work Tribute :: 2001

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01. Masters At Work feat. India | I Can't Get No Sleep (Her Fantasy Mix)
02. Masters At Work feat. India | I Can't Get No Sleep (MK Dub)
03. Hardrive | Deep Inside (The Dub)
04. Lou2 | Freaky (The "Bar Heads" Mix)
05. Hardrive | No Cure
06. Masters At Work feat. India | La India Con La Voe (Viva Puerto Rico) (MAW Tribin')
07. Kenlou | What A Sensation (Sensational Mix)
08. Barbara Tucker | I Get Lifted (The Bar Dub)
09. Masters At Work | To Be In Love (MAW Dub)
10. Nuyorican Soul feat. India | Runaway (Spanish Underground Mix)
11. Nuyorican Soul feat. India | Runaway (Mongoloids In Space)
12. Gypsymen | Babarabatiri (Tee's Latin Mix)
13. "Little" Louie Vega feat. Arnold Jarvis | Life Goes On (Dance Ritual Mix)
14. Kenny Bobien | Rise Above The Storm (Vocal)
15. Mondo Grosso | Vibe PM (Masters At Work Remix)
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LBS :: MAW Tribute (2001)

March 22nd, 2011 No comments

I definitely want to give some love to this recent post from LBS at pounds-not-ounces:
I think every DJ who is into the "MAW" sound has attempted to do a tribute mix at some point in their life. With the amount of selections to choose from, and the variations of style within those selections, the mix will be filled with quality music no matter what...and even then, you've only touched the tip of the iceberg.
I'm happy I did this in 2001 though, it was right after their switch into the "Elements Of Life" direction and therefore, an end to that driving sound that made them famous in the 1990's. Their hypnotic 5AM-esque dubby production style is a thing of the past, I guess everyone has to mellow out sooner or later...
Masters At Work Tribute :: 2001

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01. Masters At Work feat. India | I Can't Get No Sleep (Her Fantasy Mix)
02. Masters At Work feat. India | I Can't Get No Sleep (MK Dub)
03. Hardrive | Deep Inside (The Dub)
04. Lou2 | Freaky (The "Bar Heads" Mix)
05. Hardrive | No Cure
06. Masters At Work feat. India | La India Con La Voe (Viva Puerto Rico) (MAW Tribin')
07. Kenlou | What A Sensation (Sensational Mix)
08. Barbara Tucker | I Get Lifted (The Bar Dub)
09. Masters At Work | To Be In Love (MAW Dub)
10. Nuyorican Soul feat. India | Runaway (Spanish Underground Mix)
11. Nuyorican Soul feat. India | Runaway (Mongoloids In Space)
12. Gypsymen | Babarabatiri (Tee's Latin Mix)
13. "Little" Louie Vega feat. Arnold Jarvis | Life Goes On (Dance Ritual Mix)
14. Kenny Bobien | Rise Above The Storm (Vocal)
15. Mondo Grosso | Vibe PM (Masters At Work Remix)
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LBS :: MAW Tribute (2001)

March 22nd, 2011 No comments

I definitely want to give some love to this recent post from LBS at pounds-not-ounces:
I think every DJ who is into the "MAW" sound has attempted to do a tribute mix at some point in their life. With the amount of selections to choose from, and the variations of style within those selections, the mix will be filled with quality music no matter what...and even then, you've only touched the tip of the iceberg.
I'm happy I did this in 2001 though, it was right after their switch into the "Elements Of Life" direction and therefore, an end to that driving sound that made them famous in the 1990's. Their hypnotic 5AM-esque dubby production style is a thing of the past, I guess everyone has to mellow out sooner or later...
Masters At Work Tribute :: 2001

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01. Masters At Work feat. India | I Can't Get No Sleep (Her Fantasy Mix)
02. Masters At Work feat. India | I Can't Get No Sleep (MK Dub)
03. Hardrive | Deep Inside (The Dub)
04. Lou2 | Freaky (The "Bar Heads" Mix)
05. Hardrive | No Cure
06. Masters At Work feat. India | La India Con La Voe (Viva Puerto Rico) (MAW Tribin')
07. Kenlou | What A Sensation (Sensational Mix)
08. Barbara Tucker | I Get Lifted (The Bar Dub)
09. Masters At Work | To Be In Love (MAW Dub)
10. Nuyorican Soul feat. India | Runaway (Spanish Underground Mix)
11. Nuyorican Soul feat. India | Runaway (Mongoloids In Space)
12. Gypsymen | Babarabatiri (Tee's Latin Mix)
13. "Little" Louie Vega feat. Arnold Jarvis | Life Goes On (Dance Ritual Mix)
14. Kenny Bobien | Rise Above The Storm (Vocal)
15. Mondo Grosso | Vibe PM (Masters At Work Remix)
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Johnson Lee :: Free Form 27.3

March 18th, 2011 No comments

Like I was mention in a previous post, I have no idea what's with the decimal number system when it comes to the Free Form series.  What I do know is that the number 2, 3, and 7 are quite significant to Mr. Lee so you figure it out from there.  I was quite happy when he dropped this mix in my hands a couple years ago.  It had been quite some time since I heard him rock out his patented house style.  When I listen to this mix, it reminds me of when I first started DJing with Johnson back in 2000.  It's got that uptempo energy that makes you just want to be on that dark dance floor with lights strobing on and off as you dance 'til the wee hours of the morning.  Two thumbs up for Johnson on this one.

Free Form 27.3 :: 2009

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Johnson Lee :: Free Form 27.3

March 18th, 2011 No comments

Like I was mention in a previous post, I have no idea what's with the decimal number system when it comes to the Free Form series.  What I do know is that the number 2, 3, and 7 are quite significant to Mr. Lee so you figure it out from there.  I was quite happy when he dropped this mix in my hands a couple years ago.  It had been quite some time since I heard him rock out his patented house style.  When I listen to this mix, it reminds me of when I first started DJing with Johnson back in 2000.  It's got that uptempo energy that makes you just want to be on that dark dance floor with lights strobing on and off as you dance 'til the wee hours of the morning.  Two thumbs up for Johnson on this one.

Free Form 27.3 :: 2009

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