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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 Chicago, IL based deejay and producer Underdog Edits, also known as Leonard Part Sixx. Born and raised in Chicago, Underdog Edits has been a record collector since 12 years old, quoting: “I’ve always been fascinated with the power of music and its effect on the human spirit”. Leonard started Djing at age 15 and recalls he was fascinated by edits and mixes done by legendary Djs like Walter Gibbons, Tom Moulton, Jonathan Fearing, Francois K, Shep Pettibone, and others. Being heavily influenced by these legends have given him the understanding & the aural mechanics needed to start djing and doing his own re-edits. Leonard summarizes his philosophy this way: “A re-edit, when done correctly, can be a powerful way of reconnecting the listener to what they loved about the song, in the first place. My goal was to piece together the cosmic energies of these classic and rare rhythm and grooves and make them my own personal statements to the dancer and the dancefloor.”

But Leonard ‘s talents did not stop at re-editing or running one of the best underground Disco labels in the game. Leonard is also an established recording and mixing engineer. His sense for music and his engineering skills finally came together in 2005 when Leonard became Terry Hunter’s personal engineer. Since then, Leonard has worked for Kenny Dope, Ron Trent, Ron Carroll, and various artists & labels worldwide. His Underdog Edits has been on the playlists of dj’s all over the world. His monthly residency with Ron Trent’s City Beat parties has been introducing a new generation to his groove. And he was recently selected as Music Director of Chicago’s new music mecca, The Shrine Nightclub, forging a new era in music and nightlife. So, though Leonard  may be considered an Underdog, he is rising from the shadows of Disco and is becoming a up-and-coming player in the world of Dance Music.

Look for more of Underdog Edits on SoundCloud, BandCampFacebook, SongKick, Twitter, and Discogs.

Underdog Edits set is his little secret.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Buzz CompassU Deserve It [Editorial]
Thoma CherAll You Need [Whiskey Disco]
Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later (TPB Edit)
TilmanGolden Boys [Fine]
Pete HerbertMango Moon [Paradise Row]
FilipponioAll’arrembaggio (Bottin Edit)
Lovebirds & SynchopixSoul Conversation (Main Mix) [Teardrop Recordings]
Richard From MilwaukeeFree Love [Jolly Jams]
Michael JacksonRock With You (The Reflex Revision)
Neneh CherryBuffalo Stance (Henry Greenwood Edit) [A&R Edits]

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 Underdog Edit’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

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.

This week I host Vancouver, BC based legend Karl Spackler.

Look for more of Karl Spackler on SoundCloud and Facebook, as well as his blog Unity Gain.

Karl Spackler‘s set:

ArseniiFool Like A Child [Razor-N-Tape]
SmackDeep Breathing (Smackatak) [Jive]
Jex OpolisZither [Good Timin’]
JunktionFriends and Strangers [Make Believe Disco]
U.S. CollectiveSo Right [S.I. Project]
JKrivBarefoot Boogie [Barefoot Beats]
Bittersweet and Twisted Vol 1 – A1 [Black No Sugar]
Terra DevaFresh Start (DC’s All Hail The New Ugly” Re-Rub) [NRK Sound Division]
Inland KnightsMake Me Feel [Drop Music]
The Popular People’s FrontSweet Tooth [Sleazy beats Black Ops]
Soul ReductionsGot 2 Be Loved [Take Away]
Gerd Janson & Shan – Vigilante [Regraded]
ILOEverybody [Foto Recordings]
Jesse BruDon’t You Know (909 Edit) [PNP]

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Midnight MagicSea of Love (Michael The Lion Remix) [Wolf+Lamb Records]
Rabo & SnobYawumna feat Soma Iddrissu [Lovedancing]
P-SOLYour Dance [Whiskey Pickle]
SadeI Saw The Day (Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell Edited During The Period Of 2001) [Circuit T Promo]
Loleatta HolidayDub & Run (Leftside Wobble Edit)  [X-Cursions]
StudioLife’s A Beach! (Todd Terje Beach House Mix) [Information]
AdminYou’ve Got Me [Kolour LTD]
Rabo & SnobLet You Know [Whiskey Disco]
NapoleonLuv Passage [Editor’s Kutz]
Stereo 12”Da Flow [Editor’s Kutz]
Drop Out OrchestraKnucklehead [Riot Gear]

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 Karl Spackler’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

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.

This episode I host Gradient Logic, from Saint Petersburg, Russia.  Gradient Logic represents the tandem  sound of two sound producers, Andrew and Ed,  with a focus on mostly house music. Intense and sophisticated artworks by Ed combined with the fine taste and disco grooves from Andrew give rise to the distinct house music produced by Gradient Logic. They’re frequent guests in Saint-Peterburg’s bar and club scene.  Side by side these guys have come a long way from the humble beginnings in ordinary edits to advanced sampling with releases on Masterworks Music, DiscoDat Records, as well as Disco Fruit Records. Gradient Logic are open to any collaborations and always ready to share some ol’ good disco beats, so if you’re interested don’t be shy to reach out!

Look for more of Gradient Logic on SoundCloud and Facebook.

Gradient Logic‘s set is their little secret, but if you ask maybe they will tell you.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Rabo & SnobYaqwumna feat Soma Iddrissu (Art of Tones Remix) [Lovedancing]
BelaboucheOverwhelmed (Jay Airiness RMX) [FKR]
Lipps Inc.Funkytown (MG edit by Afshin & Kiss My Black Jazz)
In the Mood (Rayko Cosmic AOR Disco re-edit)
PontchartrainLambrusco [Whiskey Disco]
When The Love (Belabouche Remix) [OBM Rec.]
Stan Serkin – Save Me
The SupremesCome See About Me (Tomas Malo Balearic Mix)
Ulf LundellHet Vind
Drop Out OrchestraHolding On [Riot Gear]
Lord of the IslesTeach Them No Hate [Sleazy Beats Recordings]

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 Gradient Logic’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

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.

This episode I host Copenhagen, Denmark’s Ziggy Phunk. Copenhagen based Disco & House adventurer Ziggy Phunk clearly stands out from today’s crowd of typical DJs who narrowly specialize on one and only genre and sound – he takes the road less traveled and plays everything good for the soul within Disco, Funk, Soul and House with elements from Afro, Latin & Jazz to The Middle East.

Ziggy is known for his love and burning passion for quality music, especially Soulful House & Afro House. House Music don’t have a big scene in Copenhagen where he is from, but Ziggy is determined and inspired to share top quality house music with people and to take them on a journey with his diverse dj sets and let them feel that real heartfelt uplifting vibe that house music brings.

Send booking inquiries to Anthony at the MAM Agency: Anthony@MAM.Agency.

Look for more of Ziggy Phunk on his websiteSoundCloud, BandCampFacebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

Ziggy Phunk set is his little secret.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Chuck StrongDoin’ It Coz It Feels Good (Weedyman Edit)
Special-QLost In You [Editorial]
Sunshine JonesFall In Love Not In Line [The Urgency of Change]
Psychemagik – Feel The Thunder
Stanley Clarke – Heaven Sent (Get Down Edits) [Get Down Edits]
Steve Winwood – Night Train (Leo Zero Edit)
Dr. Packer Take My Love [Masterworks Music]
Adesse Versions Edits – Bumpin’ NYC [Razor-N-Tape]
Ziggy PhunkEvery Girl [Midnight Riot Recordings]
P-SOLYour Dance [Whiskey Pickle]
Yse Saint Laur’antSunset Woman [Whiskey Disco]

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 Ziggy Phunk’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

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.

This year’s summer solstice funstravaganza Ain’t No Big Thing will feature Sydney, Australia based deejay, producer, editor, and radio host Hober Mallow.  Hober and I have been chatting music for a while now, and go back to when I first started to do my live music streams on GrooveSkool radio some time back. So, it’s a real treat to play one for the home team.

Look for more of Hober Mallow on SoundCloud, Facebook, and Resident Advisor.

Hober Mallow‘s set:

Zak Damundo  – Venice [Cold Busted]
The Possé – Under Surveillance [Plastic World]
LTG Long Travel Groove – Outbreak [Sound Exhibitions Records]
HotmoodMy Name Is Part-Time [Star Creature]
Joutro MundoPinturas feat Faccinetti [Midnight Riot]
DedicationLet Me Rock You [Golf Channel Recordings]
Dj SteefCanebiere Man (Survet Mix) [Biomix Records]
AandJ – Mystery Beat
Kirkwood WestHigh Earth Orbit (Day Mix) [Subtrakt]
Blue Avenue Band Loose Change [Wax Museum Records]
Sard BoogieOne Ton Boogie [That’s Not An Edit]
Gary GritnessCountin Up With Starr [The Ransom Note]
Dj SoupKnow The Sequence  [That’s Not An Edit]
PsychemagikMatheus
Sonya SpenceLet Love Flow On (Hober Mallow Edit)
Steve Miller BandSerenade (Hober Mallow Edit)
Chord Memory BandMarco [Beats of No Nation]
DāM FunkBreak Out [Saft]
Au Dré – Wonder [Golf Point]
CybophoniaCut and Paste (Hefner Remix) [Irma On Canvas]
Hober MallowTTED
Hober Mallow – This Cat is Crazy
Shina Williams and His African PercussionistsAgboju Logun (Hober Mallow Edit)
Candido CameroJingo (Hober‘s Space Boogie Version)
BompDisco Power [BBE Disco]

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Air ZaïreCome Back Lover
Woodhead Party Down Tonight [Editorial Records]
DJ Laurel I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog [Chopshop]
James RodEverytime I See [Hot Digits]
Keep On Doing What You’re Doing (Chuggin’ Edits)
P-SOLSouth Side [Wall of Fame]
I Don’t Know What This Is (Mark E Edit) [Merc]
Michael The LionThe Changer [Soul Clap Records]
Matt HughesTricity [Editorial]
mannmademusicBadu (Special Mix)
Dimitri From BrooklynI Knead You [Razor-N-Tape]
The McCrarysLove On A Summer Night (Andy Kidd Extended Love)
Marvin GayeMercy (Revivra aka Estèphe & Vulzor Edit) [G.A.M.M.]
Björn SkifsJag Blundar Och Drömmer (Can’t Make It Without You) [Parlaphone]

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 Hober Mallow’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Fundamenta,

folO Olof

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