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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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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 8pm – 11pm (GMT) / 3pm – 6pm (EST) / Noon – 3pm (PST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

This episode I host Disco B from Serres, Greece. Disco B is the radio presenter of Late Night Sessions a radio show that airs on Rodon Fm  since 2009, playing disco, boogie, funk, soul, hip -hop, r & b, and house. All of them in the original or re-edit versions depending on how he feels. Disco B has also co-released edits together with Nicko Marinelli as Nicko & Disco B as well as the Late Night Sessions EP along with with Ks French. His releases are found on Los Grandes, Spincat Records, FKR Records.

Disco B (Late Night Sessions)‘s set:

ParisI Choose You [Kelli-Arts Records]
Intimate StrangerLove Sounds [Jazzman Records]
Silk I Can’t Stop (Turning You On) [Philadelphia International Records]
OdysseyDon’t tell Me Tell Her (Superbreak Edit)
Uschi Bruening & Orchester Günther FischerHochzeitsnacht
Marlena ShawFeel Like Making Love [Blue Note]
Kimiko Kasai –  Mmm Mmm Good [CBS/Sony Records]
Jean Carn –  We Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do [TSOP]
Patti Austin –  Little Baby [CTI Records]
Diana RossYou Were The One [Motown]
Afro CubanBand Something Gotta Give (Todd Terje Remix)
Patti Austin – Havana Candy [CTI Records]
Jean Carn – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head [Philadelphia International Records]
St. Tropez –  Hold On To Love [Pathe Marconi EMI]
Donna McGheeDo As I Do [Anchor Records]

dj ShmeeJay‘s Set:

Halina ZytkowiakPi Minut Aez (Selvy Edit) [The Very Polish Cut Outs]
Nonato Y Seu ConjuntoFitipaliando (Dj Mila & Belabouche Remix) [OBM Records]
CerroneHooked On You (The Reflex Revision Remix)
Oliver Sain – Feel Like Dancin (TZ Remix)
Stevie Wonder Signed,Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) [Aku Bootleg 2013]
Technique(Looking For Someone To Love) Tonight [Arial]
George ButtsSame Old Feeling (VinylAddicted Edit)
ChangeYou’re My Melody (Beaten Space Probe Edit) [Glenview Records Inc.]
Gap BandOutstanding (Fingermanedit)
Kenny RogersLove Will Turn You Around (Richard Danger Extended Edit)
George JacksonAretha (Shoes Slow Soul Flow Edit)
SylviaSweet Stuff [P-Vine Records]
Al Green – Light My Fire (Scratchandsnifff‘s Extended Re-Rub)

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that.

Graeca choreas,

folO Olof

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