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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 Detroit based deejay and producer Pontchartrain. Detroit native and resident, Pontchartrain has been scouring record stores and DJing since 2005. During that time, his role as a producer, label manager, promoter, and foremost as a cratedigger and remixer, have helped him to, catapult into the growing nu-disco and edits scene as an already recognized and respectable force. Using the sounds of the motor city that influenced him, he has successfully approached dance music industry with a sound that is both tasteful, preserving the original integrity of the samples and songs used in the production work, as well as incorporating what is undeniably a “Detroit” feel; an underlying tone leaning towards the roots of house and techno at its core. Using a combination of analog and digital gear to recreate, re-master, re-produce and re-edit, Pontchartrain generates both brand new productions in addition to revamped versions of original masterpieces both classic and at times obscure, all geared towards making people stop looking up at the stage, and start getting down.

The moniker Pontchartrain has only been established since May of 2014 and within the same year he garnered two number one spots on Juno Download, one for his flagship EP “Devil’s Funk”, as well as several top 10 releases on vinyl only markets such as Juno, Picadilly, and Red Eye on the world renowned Edits label, Whiskey Disco, establishing him as one of the strongest introductions to the increasingly popular disco and funk revival.

As the man says; ‘All you cats and kitties out there whippin’ and wailin’ and jumping up and down and suckin’ up all that old juice and hippin’ and tellin’ each other who the greatest cat in the world is, and I’m going to put a cat on you that was the coolest, strongest, sweetest cat that ever stomped on this sweet, swingin’ sphere.

Keep the funk alive, and get back to the roots of what makes us move.’

Look for more of Pontchartrain on his websiteSoundCloud, Twitter, and Facebook.

Pontchartrain’s set is his little secret.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Stephanie Mills – You Can Get Over (Cyclist Edit)
Osaka MonaurailSigned, Sealed Delivered I’m Yours [Our Label Records]
Heather Parisi – Disco Bambina (BOTTIN Instrumental Edit)
M.OnoEins A Legge [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Mayer HawthorneLove Like That (Fouk remix)
FolamourDancing On Your Heartbeat [Play Label Records]
PonchartrainHeart + Soul [Kolour LTD]
Tommy RawsonPecualiar [Gold Finger]
Buzz CompassCarland [No More Hits]
JunktionFriends & Strangers  [Make Believe Disco]
Sleazy McQueenIn The Year 2014 [Whiskey Disco]
Eddie CO Ye [African Shakedown]
Diana RossSeven Eleven (Eli Escobar Edit) [Razor-N-Tape]

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 Pontchartrain’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

folO Olof

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Another little mix I pulled together for the folks over at Thuggie brand. My recommendation; Get yourself a Thuggie, listen to this mix, and cozy up.

Idris MuhammadCould Heaven Ever Be Like This (Mr. Mendel Edit)
Fleetwood MacGold Dust Woman (Andy’s Golden Mix 2006)
Minako YoshidaBlack Moon (Marathon Edits)
William OnyeaborBody & Soul (Dagfest Remix)
The Two MamarrachosYou Keep On Moving
Mayer Hawthorne The Walk (Didier Banse Edit)
SolomunLove Recycled 2 (Original Mix)
Los SiffrediUn Bandolero En París (Edit)
Mid AirEase Out (The Revenge Edit)
The O’Jays Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Deep& Disco Re Edit)
Dr Hook Sexy Eyes (Chuggin Edits)

Vestes barbare,

Olof folO

 

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This is a mix tape I pulled together for my friend Bleepolar, who’s associated with PepperSoul in Bogotá, Colombia. Bleepolar doesn’t just play really fun  music, but he’s also a talented graphic designer.  You can check out some of his work on the PepperSoul website as well as on the Behance site.

Along with the mix there’s a brief interview of me on this site, but I don’t want to steal their thunder, so if you’re interested you can check that out here.

If it’s not obvious to you now, I am a big fan of doing these cross pollinating collaborations and it was a real pleasure being able to pull this together for my friend. I hope you enjoy.

Julie London Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast (Sex With Joan Collins Edit)
Patti AustinBaby Come To Me (Brendon P‘s ‘Dubbed Out’ Edit)
P-SOLDisco Gardens
Carsy LimonWhy (Laura Ingalls Your Love Edit)
Bobby CaldwellDown For The Third Time (Joey Negro‘s Down For The Fourth Time Edit)
Modo SolarNatural (Ultrafunk Patchworks Remix)
Sam Roberts Band We’re All In This Together (Youth Banda Remix)
David BowieGolden Years (Luxxury Edit)
Mayer Hawthorne w/ Kendrik LamarCrime (Suff Daddy Remix)
Marvin Gaye I Want You (KS French Classic Soul Edit)
Jean Carne – Dub That All It Was (Hober Mallow Dub Edit)
Julie London – Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast (Sex With Joan Collins 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.
Donec et ipsum et animos,
folO Olof

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A couple of weeks a go my friend Akis contacted me suggesting that we make a mix together.  Something for the summer, now that it’s starting to warm up here on the northern hemisphere.  The only challenge is that Akis is in Greece and I in the northwest US, so we couldn’t very well get together and do it.  So we agreed on a concept, something to play on your way to the beach. We’d each do a mix, and then we’d combine them and make them available as one full set.  The result, I think, is lovely.

I urge you to download this and play it in your car, or out on the balcony.  Enjoy it with friends.  Play it with the volume up, and the windows down.

To find more from VinylAddicted, you can find him on Facebook and Twitter as well as he runs a blog detailing his awesome record collection at JustLoveVinyls.Blogspot.com.

All of our love and respect to the producers and musicians who made this music.

VinyAddicted:

1.  Roberto LodolaMarimba Do Mar (Vocal Version) (Let’s Get Lost) (LGL020)
2.  Mukat EditsSao Paulo Brazilian Groove Thang (Unreleased Instrumental Re-Edit) (Afrodisco Boogie Edits Vol 2) (Mukat Edits) (MUKAT EDITS 002) (LIMITED 500 Copies)
3. Late Nite Tuff GuyBless The Rains (Tuff Cut #001) (Tuff Cut) (TUFF001)  (White Label)
4. Beard In DustCan’t Get Enough (Cut Me Gently EP) (Whiskey Disco) (WD18)
5. Get Down EditsHeaven Sent (Get Down Edits Vol 4) (Get Down Edits) (GDE004)
6. TwICEHello Native (Black Aroma EP Vol 5) (Blend It! Records) (BLDT005)
7. Donny & MarieOn The Shelf (VinylAddicted Remastered) (Polydor Records) (PD14510) (Rare 7” Vinyl) (1978)
8. Gavin ChristopherThis Side Of Heaven (Outta Sight) (MSV-005) (7” Reissue)
9. CoffeeMy Turn Burn (Masters At Work Mix) (Madness In Funky Town EP) (Funky Town Records) (FT001) (Limited Clear Vinyl)
10. CyclistEverlasting Love (Beam Me Up Edits Vol 1) (Tripped Out Records) (TRIPPEDOUT001) (Limited Red Vinyl)
11. Black BoobyFill My Cup (Hot Scotch EP) (Black Booby) (BB-02) (2012)
12. Karim All The Joy That You Bring (Dope Beast Vol 1) (Dope Beasts) (DOPEBEATS001) (Limited Marbled Brown Vinyl)

dj ShmeeJay:

13. JimmyTheTwinParty Down  (Legendary Sound Research) (Legendary Edits 3 – Digital Release)
14. Tugboat EditsSend Me Away – (Renegade Reworks) (TBE1201) (LIMITED 400 Copies)
17. Rob Tex presents Jimi HendrixFoxy Dub (EDR) (EDR002) (7″ Vinyl)
20. Chris Rea Josephine (Fingerman‘s French Classic Edit) – SoundCloud
21. The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Buzz Compass Edit) – West Fulton Sessions Vol. 3 forthcoming on Glenview Records
22. The Gap BandOutstanding (Casual Encounters Edit) – SoundCloud
23. Mayer HawthorneThe Walk (Didier Banse Edit)  – SoundCloud
24. Melba MooreStanding Right Here (Get Down Edits Quick Fix) – SoundCloud

Fenestrae deorsum usque uolumen,

Olof folO

To download the mix directly click this link.

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