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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]

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 Tee’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 Amsterdam, Netherlands based deejay and producer Olivier Boogie. Olivier’s musical tendencies relates back to legendary Amsterdam dj’s like Rednose Distrikt and KC The Funkaholic crew who introduced him to house music. He’s won a place at the Red Bull Music Academy, released a slew of records on Rush Hour, Lumberjacks in Hell, Whiskey Disco and Up My Alley, among others.  Oliver’s played shows all around the world and has enjoyed residencies at every club in Amsterdam that has a half decent or adventurous music policy. Counting having had one of his tracks edited by Laurent Garnier as a highlight of his musical career so far, 2015 he’ll be stepping it up again, making music for the world to listen to while dancing, cycling or not to listen to at all….

Also look for Olivier Boogie on SoundCloudMixCloud, Instagram, Twitter, HearThis.at, Facebook, and his webpage. And booking inquiries should be directed to mail@olivierboogie.com.

Olivier Boogie‘s set:

Polyrhythm AddictsMotion 2000 [Wreck Records]
Showbiz & A.G.Next Level (Premier‘s Nyte Time Mix) [PayDay]
RascoHey Love [Stones Throw Records]
Duke Hugh – Ok Ok
Munir – Aquarius
COEOJugendstil [Toy Tonics]
Loz GoddardA Way We All Accept (Junktion Remix) [Secret Reels]
Soul Of HexThe Third Eye [Freefrange Records]
Al Zanders I Don’t Want You To Judge [Karakul]
Borrowed IdentityFeelings For You [LPH White]
Ryan DankNo Tesh No
Tiger & WoodsNo More Talking [T&W Records]
Red Rack’emWonky Bassline Disco Banger [Bergerac]

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Ooft!On The 25th Day (Original Mix) [Masterwork Music]
The RevengeConkers (Original Mix) [Dirt Crew Recordings]
I Like It (Corsican Brothers Edit) [Whiskey Disco]
Ooft!Don’t Go Near Water (Percussion by Esa Wiliams) [Wall of Fame Records]
Drummin’ A Beat (The Reflex Edit)
Charles BordeauxBloodpacts (A Copycat Remix)
Beppe LodaMusic Maker [Oscillator]
Chubb Rock – Ya Bad Chubbs (Gavin From Worcester Edit)
Drop Out Orchestra vs KRS-One – Sound of da Police
Public Enemy – Public Enemy #1 (Copycat‘s Slight Re-edit)
Dubble D & Rakim – Soul Squelch (Greg Wilson‘s Mashup)
Dream Warriors – And Now The Legacy Begins (Copycat‘s Slight Re-Edit)
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp (Hawk Edits ReBoot)
Heavenly Father (Karim Extended Version)

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 Olivier Boogie’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Oliver sanctus,

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 US based producer Earwig. Earwig makes chunky, funky edits as a part of the Shoes Crew, dark and heavy ethnic beats with Broken Compass and also runs the edits/remix label Plimsoll Records. The Earwig solo palette includes elements of afro-latin, dub, and techy future vibes. Recent remixes for Tal M. Klein “House on the Left” and the Automats “Pass Me By” showcase the Shoe sound.

Also look for Earwig on SoundCloud and Discogs. Also you can find more about  Plimsoll Records on SoundCloud, MixCloud, Facebook, and Discogs.

Earwig (Shoes)‘s set:

Jackson do PandeirCapoeira Mata Um (Tahira – Buraco Velho Edit)
Universal Togetherness BandMissing You
7 SamuraiBahia
Greenwood Rhythm CoalitionCumbia Kukuchi
Sam & DaveHold On I’m Coming (Kingmost Redirection)
Nina Simone – Tanawey (Shoes Edit)
The Gospel Soul Revivals – If Jesus Came Today (Shoes Edit)
ShoesComputer Dub
Earwig – My Liver’s Prayer
Bunzu SoundsZinabu
The ViceroysHeart Made of Stone (On The Left) [Shoes Remix]
HawkeInside Job (Tal M. Klein Remix)
AirG.v.E.
Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraJerusalem
ShoesWarp Afrobeat Remix Project 1

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

The MetersJust Kiss My Baby (Kiu D Re-Edit)
PoolsOne Of Thees Daze
Bobby McFerrinThinkin’ About Your Body (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)
Olivia Newton JohnA Little More Love (Peech Edit)
Van MorrisonInto The Mystic (dj Steef Edit)
Bob Marley – Small Axe (Copycat Remix)
Bruce SpringsteenTougher Then The Rest (M. Vogel Remix)
Emuir DeodatoAlso Sprach Zarathustra (Keep Schtum ReEdit)
Al Green – I Think It’s For The Feeling (Disco Tech Edit)
Curtis MayfieldGive Me Your Love (Tangoterje Edit)
Patrice RushenWhere There Is Love (P-SOL Edit)
PtakiKrystyna
Todo Dia (Riccio Edit) [Messalina]

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 Shoe’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Bestiola (Calceus),

folO Olof

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Exclusive Mix | Marie Laryea

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Louis Prima & Phil HarrisI Wan’na Be Like You (Ben Santiago & Spaghetti Legs Re-Edit)
Queen – My baby does my (Space Duke Edit)
dj SteefAvant L’Aube
Chris Rea – Josephine (Cuetec Edit)
Bob Marley – Small Axe (Copycat Remix)
Bruce SpringsteenTougher Then The Rest (M Vogel Remix)
Tony Joe White – Thing About you Baby (Psychemagik Love-Dub Edit)
Israel Kamakawiwo’oleOver The Rainbow (DJ Sensus Computer Love Edit)
Jane Birkin et Serge GainnsbourgJe T’aime… Moi Non Plus (dL edit)
Cat StevensThe First Cut Is the Deepest
Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans (YRR Master)
dj SteefBiomix 6 B2
A Tribe Called QuestThe Love

Pulchra familia,

Olof folO

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