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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]

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TympanumBene,

folO Olof

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My set from Cascadia Northwest Arts and Music Festival, along with my Rebel Disco Alliance crew EOC, Wesley Holmes, Gene Lee, and special guest GriffinGirrl.

dj Steef Biomix05 A1 [BioMix]
COEONative Riddim (Alternative Version) [Toy Tonics]
Gil Scott Heron – Your Daddy Loves You (Buzz Compass Rework)
Space EchoRainbow Power [Luv Shack Recordings]
Free Love (Chewy Rubs) [Midnight Riot]
Joe BataanMestizo (A Young Pulse Rework)
ChangeGlow (Late Night Tuff Guy Edit) [Disco Deviance]
Be Thankful (Cummings & Mc‘s Leaned On Mix) [M.I.L.C. Music]
Hober MallowWithers Dae
L.T.D. – Holding On (When Love is Gone) [Keep Schtum Edit]
Aretha Franklin – Spanish Harlem (byDesign ReWork)
Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (Matthew Kyle Out There Mix)
Space RangerShave Me, I’m Famous (Instrumental Mix) [Lovemonk]
Eli EscobarHappiness Pt 2 [Bargrooves]

A flumine usque in umbra,

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 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]
MoullinexOpen House (feat Tee Flowers) [Discotexas]
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.

This episode I host Yse Saint Laur’Ant (YSE), a non-smoking, 5’11”, spotlight-avoiding music producer, crate digger, occasional DJ but all-round music aficionado, currently living in Hong Kong.  YSE enjoys nicely syncopated rhythms, heavy melodies, outgoing quirkiness and a quality glass of cheap Brandy and Coke – hold the ice. At weekends, likes to lead a more refined lifestyle, with his current favorite stench being anything by YSE Saint Laur’Ant or Paraíso. Bangs out music as one half of Matlock super duo Rhythm Plate so comes with a bit of history, mostly spanning 20+ years of DJing in clubs (was the only legal way of getting in!) and 17+ years of music releasing and remixing for numerous labels and artists; but don’t let that put you off.

YSE have provided part 2 in a three part mix series where he explores a semi-biographical history of the mellow/emotive house sound. Part 1, “Soho Radio Balearic History 80s – 90s Mix” can be found over on Silver Bear Recording‘s SoundCloud page. This mix is “How I Remember House Pt.2 (Bar and Balearic from the early 90’s)”, and will be followed by a Part 3, “Early-Mid 90s Crossover Mix” on my ‘Ain’t No Big Thing show on October 22 of this year.

You can catch more of Yse Saint Laur’Ant on SoundCloud, Discogs, and Facebook.

Yse Saint Laur’Ant‘s set:

If you ask nicely, perhaps he’ll give you a hint.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Tom Tom ClubYou Sexy Thing (Deep Bass)
LTJ XperienceBlack Gold
Ian DurySpasticus Autisticus (OOFT! Rework)
Whitest Boy AliveBurning (Mountal Remix)
Borrowed Identity1989 (Summer Of Love) 
Crazy Penis – Summer Bummer (Remastered 2014 Mix)
YSE Saint-Laur’AntWhen Are We Gonna Land?
Super Jock (Buzz Compass Rework)
Soularis feat. Pete SimpsonChange The World
KZALe Troublant Acid
EurythmicsLove Is A Stranger (Peza Re-Touch)

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 YSE’s mix, feel free to grab it here.

Spatium est locus,

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 Denver, Colorado based dj and producer Faclon Punch. The cosmic grooves of Falcon Punch are steeped in no particular musical tradition, but rather in a multi-genre background ranging from soul and funk to house and disco.

Catch more Falcon Punch on SoundCloud, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and SongKick.

For booking contact Avery at FalconPunchInfo@Gmail.com

Falcon Punch‘s set:

Young EditsHow We Walk on the Moon
Francis Inferno Orchestra – Me and You
Matt HughesStar System
Darko KusturaPeninsula
The RevengeStay a While feat. Sister Sledge
TrulsOut of Yourself (Roosevelt Remix)
KS FrenchDay Lights
Tornado WallaceRainbow Road
Metro AreaSoft Hoop
Yse Saint Lau’rantKeep in Step
John GazooWhat Happened

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

HNNY Solsidan
CoutelLivin’ For Your Love
7he MyriadsOcean (Summer Love)
Daniel GrauAtlantis (Debonair Remix)
FloormanOssum Boogie
Gil Scott HeronYour Daddy Loves You (Buzz Compass Rework)
Norm de PlumeRoll On
Closed ParadiseYou Got It Going On
Sticky Fingers – Party Song (The Noodleman Dub)
The Legendary 1979 OrchestraYour Eyes (Hey!)
Vance & SuzanneI Can’t Get Along Without You (The Revenge Edit)
Millie JacksonPut Something Down On It (78 Edits)
Chaka KahnI’m Every Woman (Kon 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 Falcon Punch’s mix, feel free to grab it here.

Gratias omnia,

folO Olof

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