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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

This episode I host Brazilan dj Tee Cardaci. The key to Tee Cardaci’s international success as a DJ, producer and creative director is an implicit understanding that funk is a universal language. Over a DJ career that spans 24 years and counting, Cardaci has toured through 33 countries, produced countless music events, and shared the stage with groundbreaking musical luminaries. His uncompromising pursuit of pushing music forward has seen him rocking dancefloors from San Francisco’s most revered groove temples and the United Kingdom’s biggest festivals to private villa parties in Ibiza — and even at Brazil’s biggest women’s prison.

His global vision of dance music is diverse and eclectic yet firmly rooted in the canon of black music, including deep dives into funk and soul, disco, house and boogie and flirtatious forays into post-punk, psychedelic and old-school hip-hop. As a lifetime collector of music, his knowledge of multiple genres, from the mainstream to the most obscure, is among the world’s elite. Above all, his gift of connecting with people of all persuasions and in all situations through the power of music makes memories.

Although he began DJing in 1991 while living on the East Coast of the United States, the chronicles of a life that would be dedicated to the singular passion of music started being written much earlier. Cardaci moved west to San Francisco in 1997 to work for the seminal dance label Hardkiss Music, and it was in the City by the Bay where his style blossomed and evolved. He anchored several DJ residencies at notable hotspots like Liquid, where he played for four years, and The Top, where their opening happy hour DJs were Justin Martin and Sammy D, now known as a Dirty Bird artist and member of PillowTalk, respectively.

From his current home base in Rio de Janeiro, Cardaci plays at the most exclusive spots in the city. But he also maintains his healthy connection to the underground, playing free parties from the beaches of Ipanema to high atop the favelas.

As a producer, Cardaci has released music as part of the group 2 Block Radius, created timely edits under the Sine Qua Non moniker, and has explored other aliases including The Beat Nicker and Teeski At The GoGo. He has always classified himself primarily as a DJ, but his productions have gained a strong and dedicated following on Soundcloud and through an international roster of supportive DJs such as Severino Panzeta (Horse Meat Disco), Kev Beadle, Mark Quark, Finn Cambell Notman (The Groovers), Sergio Fedasz (GO Bang/Synthetigers) and Hesohi. Severino even contributed a remix to last year’s 12-inch single release from 2 Block Radius on San Francisco label Uncut Records.

“I think my musical knowledge and the depth of my crates is strong enough to go head to head with the best DJs of their genre,” notes Cardaci, “but what I feel I can do that sets me apart is combine the best tunes of all these genres and all these eras in one cohesive set, depending on the venue, crowd, time of day or night and general vibe of the party.”

Look for Tee Cardaci on SoundCloud, MixCloud as well as his website.

Tee Cardaci‘s set:

Rudy NormanBack To The Streets (7″) [New Day Records]
Jan Hammer GroupDon’t You Know (LP) [Nemperor Records]
That ThingThat Thing Pt.2 (7″) [Juniper Records]
40 ThievesBackward Love (LP) [Leng]
Joutro MundoEnergria (EP) [Midnight Riot Records]
Toney LeeReach Up (Dub Mix) (12″) [Radar Records]
LolaWax The Van (Dub) (7″) [Jump Street Records]
RobertoSafari (7″) [Red Motorbike]
RomanowskiStudio 2 (MLB Remix) (7″) [Names You Can Trust]
Debra DejeanGoosebumps (7″) [Handshake Records and Tapes]
Carly SimonMelt My Heart (Tranquilo) (12″) [Electra]
Grace JonesNipple To The Bottle (12″) [Island Records]
Painel de ControleBlack Coco (12″) [RCA Victor]
Donna McGheeIt Ain’t No Big Thing (LP) [Red Greg Records]

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Bob James – Sign Of The Times (Karim Time Of The Signs Edit)
Ziggy PhunkEnjoy Being With You [Editorial]
Al Kent Edits4006 [Razor-N-Tape]
Herb AlpertRise (Late Nite Tuff Guy Mix) [Herb Alpert Presents Inc.]
The O’Jays – Give The People Want They Want (Scratchandsniff re-rub)
Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done (Copycat‘s Slight Re-edit)
Peter Jaques Band – Mighty Fine (Disco Tech Edit)
NoRequestsJonesin’ For You [Dikso Records]
BeatconductorRagonte [Spicy]
WarSlippin’ Into Darkness (byDesign rework)
Warsaw Afrobeat OrchestraArrogant [Polski Radio]
Warsaw Afrobeat OrchestraNiepoznany [Polski Radio]

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Espania musica,

folO Olof

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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

This episode i host Swedish disco dons Drop Out Orchestra, and this show is just my favorite.

It’s hardly a secret that over the past decade Scandinavia has been the epicenter of the nu-disco scene, artists like Lindstrom and Prins Thomas turning out release after release that looked to the cosmos, sparkling like exploding nebula. For Sweden’s Drop Out Orchestra though escape velocity could be found not on the launchpad but in the equally transcendent sweat filled club scene of New York in the late 70s.

Taking their cues from original Disco pioneers such as MFSB as much as DFA, Drop Out Orchestra launched themselves onto the scene in 2008 with a seemingly endless supply of bootlegs, re-edits and covers that glittered like a frost covered mirror ball. Taking tracks by everyone from TLC and Daft Punk to Rick Astley and The Sex Pistols they transformed them into the kind of luxurious, gloriously sophisticated, and indeed soulful disco, that would have made Chic proud.

With their irresistibly taut and funky bass lines, satin sheet strings and never too much cowbell, The Drop Out Orchestra found themselves in demand as official remixes for both club scene peers such as Black Strobe and Flight Facilities and industry legends like Paul Weller. Meanwhile not content with just making other people’s music 100% more disco, original tracks, including collaborations with Ronika and LCD Soundsytem’s Nancy Whang, on labels like Eskimo Recordings and Gomma cementing their position as ones to watch.

Meanwhile whilst most their peers were transitioning to laptops and USB sticks, Drop Out Orchestra continue to bring live elements back into the dance music, not just in the studio but in the clubs too. Blurring the divide between live and DJ performances by incorporating live bass and electronics, a Drop Out Orchestra set is about as close to a guaranteed party starter as you’ll get in this business and seen them hand picked to play alongside everyone from Fatboy Slim to Gilles Peterson.

Drop Out Orchestra can also be found here: Facebook, Twitter, MixCloud, and Resident Advisor.

Drop Out Orchestra‘s set:

Sametinget – Saknadsdubben
Copycay – Unknown
Martin BrodinFunky Gura [MB Disco]
Kris MenaceMetropolis [Compuphonic]
Tal M. KleinThingy Blah Blah 303 [Paper Recordings]
Drop Out OrchestraWhere Is My Man
The Penelopes – This Is Not America (Miguel Campbell Club Version)
James CurdDisco Fool [Expolited]
Chris Massey feat. Courtnay ReddyOn The Run [Paper Recordings]
Moullinex – Open House (feat Tee Flowers)
Sofa TalkGhanaian Bop [Paper Recordings]
Wuf Ticket – The Key (Cordycep Remix) [DOO Touch-up]
The XXOn Hold (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Sandy Barber – I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) (Opolopo Rework) [BBE]
Nancy Wilson – Save Your Love (Seegweed Edit) [G.A.M.M.]
AdminYou’ve Got Me [Kolour LTD 10’s]
Substance Over Style (T&J Hookers Round We Go Chewy Dub)
Cody CurrieBeer Machine [Better Listen Records]
Vhyce – Love You More Each Day [Diggin’ Disco Deep]
David BowieMagic Dance (Ali Jamieson edit)
6th Borough Project The Weight [Roar Groove]
Ronny Hammond & The Washington Groovers – Magic Funk Attack
HotmoodIn A Disco [Wonderful Times]
Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love (Buzz Compass Re-Work)
Rick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up (Drop Out Orchestra Dub)
Timmy ThomasWhy Can’t We Live Together (VinylAddicted Rework)

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that. And if you want a copy of just Drop Out Orchestra!’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Espania musica,

folO Olof

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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm, and with a podcast syndicated on iTunes.

Most often I go with a guest, but occasionally not.  So, like normal I’m did jam, after jam, after jam.

40 ThievesThe Key Is Yours [Leng Records]
Gouranga – Macro City (James Rod Rework) [Rare Wiri Records]
Inner LifeCaught Up (VA‘s -Ain’t No Big Thing- Edit)
Disco Beat (Chewy Rubs HipHop Evolution Dub)
Sleazy McQueenI Wanna Change You [Whiskey Disco]
Beastie Boys – In2Glalaktik (Chuggin Edits)
Silk 86Vince Charming [Emotive]
KapoteThe Nose [Toy Tonics]
Ponty MythonEkuseni [Better Listen Records]
The Silver RiderCharlie [Special Edition]
Leon WareWhy I Came 2 California (Young Pulse Edit)
COEONigerian Affair [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
The Black MadonnaHe Is The Voices I Hear [We Still Believe]
80s Child – Closer 2 Your Luv [Masterworks Music]
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Heavy Disco Edit) [Heavy Disco]
Pino D’Angiò – Okay Okay (Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted Edit) [Editor’s Kutz]
Out Of My Head (Jean Claude Gavri Rework) [Restore]
Michael JacksonRock With You (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)
Dolle JolleBalearic Incarnation (Todd Terje‘s Extra Doll Mix) [Permanent Vacation]
Acos CoolKAs Free Flight (Ichisan Remix) [Nang Records]

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that. And if you want a copy of just VinylAddicted’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Espania musica,

folO Olof

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A second mix for the Sunset Grooves Facebook group.

The Two MamarrachosTrip To The Light [Is It Balearic? Recordings]
Amp Fiddler – Return of the Ghetto Fly feat. Neco Redd [Midnight Riot Records]
Billy ByrdLost In The Crowd (Olivier Boogie Edit) [Whiskey Disco]
Now That We Want (KS French Edit)
Dr. PackerIslands In The Sky [Hot Digits Music]
Secret Squirrel No. 6 – B1 [Secret Squirrels]
POOLSLil Triceratops [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Notorious B.I.G.Going Back to Cali (Viceroy ‘Jet Life’ Remix)
TLCNo Scrub (Drop Out Orchestra Edit) [Homesick]
The Gap BandOutstanding (Toomy Disco Edit) [House of Disco Records]
Eddie CMy Woman (PBR Streetgang Remix) [Wolf Music]
Marvin Gaye – Is Anybody Thinking About Their Living (Estèphe Re-Edit)

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Occidisset sol musica,

folO Olof

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