Check out my Vocalo mix for February. Just wanted to keep it neo-soulful on this one so enjoy. Download, listen, then listen again. Once again, I’m very lucky to have this outlet to put together mixes of music I truly enjoy. And you can always catch me every 3rd Friday at www.vocalo.org or on 90.7FM in Chicago.
Exmag – Fresh Prince Situation
Disclosure, Sam Smith, Nile Rodgers, & Jimmy Napes – Together
Flavours – Suede Shaker
Common x Dam Funk – Chocolate City
Union – Time Leak ft Talib Kweli & Sly Johnson
TLC – Creep (Kaytranadas Remix)
Foreign Exchange – Downtime (Nicky Troutman Remix)
Kano Sano x Raphael Saadiq – Here, Everybody Loves The Sunshine
DJ Spinna – Dillagence
Erykah Badu – On & On (Scientific Remix)
Erykah Badu – Telephone (Freddie Joachim Remix)
Gilles Peterson – I Wanna Play Something For You
DJ Mitsu The Beats x Fat Loop x Nas – One Love
Jessie Ware – Do For Love (Drum Edit)
Nikki Jean – Drift Away (Cover)
Ab Soul – Drift Away
Little Brother – Whatever You Say (Maxwell Remix)
Common – I Used To Love Her (Tall Black Guy Remix)
Tall Black Guy – Make Life Better
Zo! – Making Time
Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin On (Paulies Potown Reflip)
Prince – When Doves Cry (The Pushers Re-Edit)
Boy Kid Cloud – I Would Die For You
Discovery – I Want You Back
Tuxedo – Get U Home
Reva DeVito & Roane Namuh – Elevatorz
Tall Black Guy – Tale Of Two Remix
On Friday, February 7th, emcees and deejays come together to celebrate the life of J Dilla. Dilla is one of the hip hop’s greatest producers of all time, producing for the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe called Quest and Common just to name a few. Dilla’s ability to flip obscure samples and make the drums “knock” made him a well sought after artist. Unfortunately, he was taken from us far too early. We hope this tribute brings people together to enjoy his music and creates new listeners.
Artists performing are AUTOMatic, DJ One L, MC Mikal, Mike Love, El, Haz Solo. Elle Razberry, Sose, DJ Contact, Ecko, Blax Intellect, Brit Nicole, Higher Education, Fresh Cut Collective and Evan Christian. This will be hosted by myself and DJ Jank. All the proceeds go to the J Dilla Foundation so come out, enjoy some great music while supporting an even better cause.
Check out my brand new January 2014 mix for Vocalo Radio’s Friday Night DJ Series. Got a little more house in this one but had some other edits too. Just lucky I get to play music I like on the radio! You can always catch me every 3rd Friday at Vocalo.org or on 90.7FM in Chicago.
Reva DeVito – Sweetest Taboo
Tall Black Guy – With You (Al Green Remix)
Dam Funk x Slum Village – Selfish Rollin’
Mapei – Don’t Wait
Alex Isley – For The Stars
Koffee Brown – After Party (oriJanus Remix)
Jayl Funk x Outkast – Skew It On The Dynamite
Marvin Gaye – Grapevine (Autograf Remix)
Ripple – Funky Song (Remix)
Disclosure – Latch ( Stwo & Phazz Edition)
Pomo – Work It Out Final
Lane 8 – How I Feel
Claptone – Shook
Braxton Holmes – People Everyday (12″ Mix Basement Boys Style)
Duke Dumont ft A.M.E. & M.N.E.K. – Need U (100%)
Wookie ft Eliza Doolittle – The Hype
Janelle Monae – We Were Rock & Roll
Dwele – Lady (Sango & Lakim Edit)
Sango – Vai Vai (Hey Lover Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Burn (Ricky Cervantes Lounge Mix)
KP & Envyi – Swing My Way (B Bravo Remix)
Sade – Lovers Rock (DJ Pump Footwork Mix)
Yes, you read that right. Just Blaze and DJ Abilities are coming through to the Miramar and I’ll be opening for them. This show will undoubtedly be dope so make sure you get your tickets now. I now leave you with my two favorite Just Blaze tracks of all time. See you at the show!
On Friday, January 17th, we at True Skool will kick off our 10th year of operation with a brand new location. The new spot is in the Grand Avenue Mall and the party goes from 5-9pm. Reproductive Justice Collective has moved with us so it will be one big party. There will be tours, student artwork, youth DJs and a 10 year timeline exhibit of True Skool itself.
The new spot is huge and will be able to accommodate much more youth than we were able to before. Also, we are still looking for donations of a stove, a refrigerator, chairs, couches and tables so if you have any to spare, please contact TRUE Skool directly or myself. I’m extremely proud to work/teach at an organization like this so please come through and check it out!
The Re-Up is back again and so are 4 DJs with 4 turntables ready to bring the house down. Yall were there for the summer jump off and if you weren’t here is another shot! JDL, DMT, Contact and myself all will be rockin’ on 4 turntables, yes 4 turntables all night, while you get on the dance floor and party for 4 straight hours! We start at 10, but you should get there early just so you are ready when it starts.
TRUE Skool, Inc. will also be in the house as we celebrate them moving into their new, much larger space in the grand ave and the birthdays of Sarah Dollhausen and me…I guess. Donations will be accepted so make sure you support.
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