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, and with a podcast syndicated on iTunes.

This episode I host Detroit based deejay and producer Pontchartrain. Detroit native and resident, Pontchartrain has been scouring record stores and DJing since 2005. During that time, his role as a producer, label manager, promoter, and foremost as a cratedigger and remixer, have helped him to, catapult into the growing nu-disco and edits scene as an already recognized and respectable force. Using the sounds of the motor city that influenced him, he has successfully approached dance music industry with a sound that is both tasteful, preserving the original integrity of the samples and songs used in the production work, as well as incorporating what is undeniably a “Detroit” feel; an underlying tone leaning towards the roots of house and techno at its core. Using a combination of analog and digital gear to recreate, re-master, re-produce and re-edit, Pontchartrain generates both brand new productions in addition to revamped versions of original masterpieces both classic and at times obscure, all geared towards making people stop looking up at the stage, and start getting down.

The moniker Pontchartrain has only been established since May of 2014 and within the same year he garnered two number one spots on Juno Download, one for his flagship EP “Devil’s Funk”, as well as several top 10 releases on vinyl only markets such as Juno, Picadilly, and Red Eye on the world renowned Edits label, Whiskey Disco, establishing him as one of the strongest introductions to the increasingly popular disco and funk revival.

As the man says; ‘All you cats and kitties out there whippin’ and wailin’ and jumping up and down and suckin’ up all that old juice and hippin’ and tellin’ each other who the greatest cat in the world is, and I’m going to put a cat on you that was the coolest, strongest, sweetest cat that ever stomped on this sweet, swingin’ sphere.

Keep the funk alive, and get back to the roots of what makes us move.’

Look for more of Pontchartrain on his websiteSoundCloud, Twitter, and Facebook.

Pontchartrain’s set is his little secret.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Stephanie Mills – You Can Get Over (Cyclist Edit)
Osaka MonaurailSigned, Sealed Delivered I’m Yours [Our Label Records]
Heather Parisi – Disco Bambina (BOTTIN Instrumental Edit)
M.OnoEins A Legge [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Mayer HawthorneLove Like That (Fouk remix)
FolamourDancing On Your Heartbeat [Play Label Records]
PonchartrainHeart + Soul [Kolour LTD]
Tommy RawsonPecualiar [Gold Finger]
Buzz CompassCarland [No More Hits]
JunktionFriends & Strangers  [Make Believe Disco]
Sleazy McQueenIn The Year 2014 [Whiskey Disco]
Eddie CO Ye [African Shakedown]
Diana RossSeven Eleven (Eli Escobar Edit) [Razor-N-Tape]

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