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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.

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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Exclusive Mix | Sea Breeze

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A mix I did for the Seattle based podcast Sea Breeze.

Tom PettyLearning to Fly (Flash Atkins Bootleg Mix)
Donald ByrdDonald’s Bird (Falcon Punch Edit)
J.J.Cale – Cocaine (Appo Remix)
Donny Hathaway  – Dees Keys (JKriv Rework)
Bob James – Take Me To The Mardi Gras (Professor LaCroix Re-edit)
George Butts – Same Old Feeling (VinylAddicted Edit)
Mr. Mister – Broken Wings (Discolog Edit)
In FlagrantiAnglo-Saxon Pragmatism
Thin Lizzy – Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed (Oosh! Edit)
The WhoWho Are You (Kompleks Edit)
Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night (JimmyTheTwin Edit)
Trans Am (Steve Lee Balearica Re-Edit)

Pulchra familia,

Olof folO

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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 Andrew Allsgood. Andrew have been DJing since 1996 and collecting records and music since he was 9 or 10 years old. He’s held various residencies in Toronto over the years at bars and clubs and Dj’ed with loads of people from around the world.  Andrew digs all types of music and play house, disco, funk, soul, reggae and some techno. Home listening encompasses almost any genre. Jazz, blues, soul, funk, world music… pretty much anything that I can find that is “real”.

Andrew is also one half of Free Association. Along with partner Alister Johnson they edit odd-ball music aimed at feeding adventurous DJ’s and dance-floors around the globe.

Look for Andrew on SoundCloud, and Discogs as well as Free Assicitation on SoundCloud and Discogs as well.

Andrew Allsgood‘s set, is Andrew’s little secret.  But you never know if you ask nicely.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Electric Banana Band – Tarzan’s Groove (Jazzy Jens‘ Banarne To The People Edit)
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Jonkoloni (Joystick Jay‘s kosmiske edit)
Level 42 – Love Meeting Love (Super Fuzz 3000 Edit)
Two Tons O’Fun – Just Us (ET Edit)
Happy MondaysWe Love Mondays
Don HenleyThe Boys Of Summer (Lord Of The Isles Depth Charge Re-shape)
Bob James – Sign Of The Times (Karim Time Of The Signs Edit)
Grace JonesWilliams’ Blood (Yam Who? Cosmic Jam)
Karl SpacklerLove Rockets
Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett – Don’t Look Any Further (Womack ReWork)
Chicago Transit AuthoritySouthern California Purples (Free (Ass)ociation Edit)

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 Andrew Allsgood’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Omne bonum,

folO Olof

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PRPCD#0114

The January 2014 installment of my monthly mix-tape for the good people over at Proud-Robinson.

Jay West Now That You Know
Kashif – Help Yourself To My Love (The Revenge New Jersey Soul Mix)
Matthew Kyle Tuff Streets
SlaveFeel My Love (InnerWestSoul Edit)
DirtyTwoThe Remedy (TwoDirty Remix)
LuvlessCastles In The Sky
Bob JamesTake Me To The Mardi Gras (Professor LaCroix Re-edit)
Gredits – Doin’ It Deep
LTJYou Will Know
George & Gwen McCraeLet’s Rub (Sensus Re-Rub)

Bonum musicam bonus populus,

folO Olof

djShmeeJay_Dance On Eggshells

A collection of tunes I pulled together for the Dance On Eggshells podcast.

Average White BandStar in the Ghetto (Stupid Human‘s Edit)
The ByrdsTriad (dj Steef Edit)
TikkiGot No Luv
Bob JamesSign Of The Times (Karim Time Of The Signs Edit)
Dolly PartonJolene (Disco Tech Edit)
dj Steef – Xtra Large
Bee GeesOne (Rayko Edit)
Bless The Rains (LNTG Epic Journey)
LuvlessCastles In The Sky
Deadly SinsHere We Go Again
Mojo Filter feat. Brian EnoAnother Green World (The Blue Realm Remix)
Tranquility BassThey Came in Peace

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Saltant ovi,

oloF Folo

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