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 Adam Santucci, aka Air Zaïre. A life-long musician from South Florida, Adam dabbled in various musical projects before embarking on a solo career as an electronic music producer and DJ under the Air Zaïre moniker in 2011. By the following year, the then-budding DJ/producer packed his bags and moved to Brooklyn where he quickly fell into the local music scene and gained momentum following various mixtapes and releases including “Play,” “Reaction,” and “Sanibel.” It wasn’t long before he became a regular in the New York City club circuit, often featured on the bill at popular venues such as Le Bain, Cameo Gallery, Glasslands, Le Poisson Rouge, and Soho House, eventually landing on festival lineups including Mysteryland and TomorrowWorld.

In 2016, Air Zaïre relocated to Los Angeles, where his new palm tree-filled zip code has inspired a wave of new releases, like his remix of Bieber’s mega hit “Where Are Ü Now” or his take on the Bollywood classic. “Aap Jaisa Koi .” Also under his belt are recent edits of a Brazilian funk gem by Painel De Controle, Steely Dan’s “Jack of Speed“, Frank Ocean’s “Ivy“, and his latest remix of Toro Y Moi’s recent single “You And I“. If there’s one takeaway from Air Zaïre ‘s work, its his ability to tap into any genre from any decade and deliver a fresh spin on it every time.

Look for more of Air Zaïre on his websiteSoundCloud, InstagramTwitter, Facebook, Tumblr, MixCloud and Facebook. And of course you must familiarize yourself with Dream Chimney, a music blog and podcast series curated by The Beat Broker.

Air Zaïre‘s set:

Haruomi HosonoDaybreak [CBS/Sony]
Herb AlpertKamali [A&M Records]
ShookWind On The Water [Shook Music]
Seaside LoversEvening Shadows [CBS/Sony]
Wild FireThe Rebels [Wild Fire]
Christophe LaurentNuits Brésiliennes [El-Baze Records]
Tanya St ValPouki Tou Sa (Carole) [Flarenasch]
The EmotionsFlowers [Columbia]
Marc JordanGeneralities [Warner Bros. Records]
Cristina ConradoSempre Juntos [WEA]
Joyce CoolingMildred’s Attraction [Midas Recordings]
Leon BridgesBad Bad News [Columbia]
Serge DelisleGermaine [RCA]
Gyedu Blay AmbolleySimi Rapp [Simigwa Records]
V.O.Mashisa (Dub Mix) [Super Beat]
Steve HarveyTonight (Dub Mix) [London Records]
PrefacePalace Hotel [Anya Productions]
David BenoitFreedom At Midnight [GRP]
The Front Line OrchestraNo Entry [ICE]
Tahiti 801,000 Times [Atmosphériques]
Podington BearLip Gloss [Hush]
Tom MischDisco Yes feat Poppy Ajudah [Beyond The Groove]
Makoto MatsushitaThis Is All I Have For You [Moon Records]
Al MassrieenSah [Habibi Funk Records]
Feeling Kréyol – Las Pale [Astérie‎]
Even EverettStuck (Danny Krivit Re-Edit) [Soul Haven Records]
JJ CaleDurango [Mercury]
Burnier & CartierLembrando Ed Kleiger [RCA Victor]

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – The Cost Of Freedom (T2MM Edit)
Jorge BenOe Oe (Faz O Carro de Boi Na Estrada) [Sine Qua Non Edit]
Nico Gomez – La Lupita (Bosq‘s Whiskey Barons rework)
Glass Candy ‎- Miss Broadway (Disco Tech Edit)
Earth, Wind & FireSaturday Nite (Derek Kaye Rework) [A&R Edits]
Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Nights (Trust Karma Re-edit)
Tom Browne – Brighter Tomorrow (Gavin From Worcester Extended Edit)
Minako YoshidaTown [Rush Hour Recordings]
Bryan FerryLoop De LI (Leo Zero Extended Dub) [BMG]
Mel SheppardLove Making Love 2 U (F.A.M.E. Edit) [A&R Edits]
TrujilioMidnight Plane [Wall of Fame]
Deep&DiscoOtis Held Tight [Editorial]

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