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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 DJ, producer, record label owner and local disco pioneering based in Costa Rica Napoleon. Straight out of the depths of the tropics at the late 2013, DJ, producer, record label owner and tireless crate digger Napoleon turns promptly into the Costa Rican and Central American disco pioneering gaining serious reputation worldwide through his highly acclaimed 7″ vinyl release Sudden Edit 001, the very first ever Costa Rican disco edits vinyl that arrived to record stores worldwide.

As producer, his music knows no frontiers and has been released on vinyl and digital format by well-know record labels in the game such as Kolour LTD, Editorial Records, Editor’s Kutz, Wall Of Fame, Masterworks Music, The Queen & Disco and also his own Wonderful Times record label being the first ever Latin American born and raised producer with signed music on those record labels.

Napoleon also runs Wonderful Times, the first ever Costa Rican disco edits record label and party in town with released music supported and played by scene heavyweights such as Nicky Siano, Mark Farina, Soul Clap, Nick Monaco, Jay West, Lovebirds, Jacques Renault, DJ Nature, Obas Nenor, Marcel Vogel, Fouk, Kraak & Smaak and many more. On the decks, Napoleon’s distinctive sound are usually a blend of records from peaktime vintage-sampled disco and infectious boogie to high quality funk-flavoured deepest house and somewhere in-between always pitches things down and focuses on the dancefloor.

Look for Napoleon on SoundCloud, Facebook, InstagramTwitter as well as on his blog For Devotional Use Only.

Also look for Napoleon’s Wonderful Times on SoundCloud and Facebook.

Napoleon‘s set is his little secret, but if you ask nicely maybe he’ll tell us.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Ed Wizard & Disco Double DeeLove Me Too [Whiskey Disco Small Batch]
Chewy RubsAny Way You Know (Re-Dubed) [Deep Sense]
Massimo VanoniFree My Mind [Hot Digits Music]
Drop Out Orchestra – Be Free with Your Love feat. Vinny Vero (Opolopo Dub Remix) [Tokyo Dawn]
Corbi & GrayMake Me Do It [Hot Digits Music]
NebraskaStop Playing With My Heart [Friends & Relations]
Francis Inferno OrchestraSo Divine [Dikso Records]
His Dirty SecretsFantom (African Woman) [Masterworks Music]
PontchartrainL&H [Rocksteady Disco]
DeeliciousCan’t Live Without You [Hot Digits Music]
NapoleonWonderful Woman [Wall of Fame]
Magnetic SoulStratisfied [Dab Hand]
LTJGet The Funk [DiscoDat]
Cat Stevens The Wind (Jon Brown Edit) [Treehouse Muzique]

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 Napolean’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Mirum tempora,

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 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 Ooft! Ooft! has been doing the business for years now with his rock solid original productions and rather cheeky edits. Releasing on the now infamous Instruments of Rapture, Delusions of Grandeur and Wolf Music amongst other labels, he has recently been focusing his own output on Foto Recordings.

As a DJ he has held residencies at top clubs like The Sub Club in Glasgow as well as touring around Europe, and is known for dropping just about anything in his sets from slow mo tackle to disco sounds to classic house music.

Originally running the L.E.S.S. Productions imprint alongside The Revenge and DJ 2Three, Ali’s main creative outlet is now his label Foto Recordings. In addition to original Ooft! material the label has also released deep, detroit-inspired house music from Deep Space Orchestra, Andy Ash, Medlar, Luvless, MermaidS and more.

Look for Ooft! on SoundCloud, Facebook, ResidentAdvisor as well as on Discogs.

Ooft!‘s set:

Lord Of The IslesObar LA¬obhaite [ESP Institute]
Ooft! – Intricacies Of Modern Life
AnonstopSeaside (Tough Talk remix by Thee Loving Hand) [Public Release]
DiscothèqueDisco Special (Phunktastike Keep It Dub Edit)
Fantastic ManSeaside Special [Permanent Vacation]
SandboardsVisa (SDC‘s 12bit Late Tape Mix) [Feel My Picep]
Young Marco – Dreamless [Stamp The Wax]
MermaidSMercy, Madedelena [Huntleys + Palmers]
ILO – Everybody [Foto Recordings]
Ooft!Howard’s Way [Foto Recordings]
Marcel VogelI Got Jesus (Karizma Stomp Dub) [Lumberjacks in Hell]
Phil GerusMake Time [True Romance]
Ce Ce Rogers – Someday (Ooft! Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

The Silver RiderEasy Breezy [Masterworks Music]
Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick Bass Rerub)  [Tokyo Dawn Records]
Panorama Channel – Kinly Estellar [Biologic Records]
SasacTalking God (Eddie C Remix) [Alliance Upholstery]
Untitled (Mimid.B Qualité Filtre Edit) [WeWillAlwaysBeLoveSong]
Ian Dury – Spasticus Autisticus (Ooft! Rework)
Leonard CohenNevermind (PillowTalk Re-Rub)
SaineCan’t Keep Us [Fools & Fables 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 Ooft!’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’s guest is Pacific Northwest home boy, Eddie Bermuda.  Eddie is no stranger to rhythm. He’s been a fixture in the Pacific Northwest’s music culture for a decade. Promoting parties, DJing, producing, hosting radio shows, directing, and being a label dude.

Now in the process of re-locating to Los Angeles (and later this summer his first European tour), Eddie is known for championing emerging sounds and artists, earning opportunities to play music alongside artist(s) like KAYTRANADA, DaM-FunK & Soulection.

Known for creating vibes that tastefully appeal to the massess, he also loves to lead dance floors off the beaten path floating through disco, NYC loft, Chicago house and UK garage music. He’s studies the history of dance music very closely, too — citing Larry Levan & The Paradise Garage as his foundation.

You can find much more of Eddie Bermuda on his website (EddieBermuda.com), SoundCloud, Twitter, Instagram and ResidentAdvisor.

For Booking/Remixes Contact Eddie Sumlin at EddieVsTheWorld@Gmail.com

Eddie Bermuda‘s set:

LegacyWord Up (Shield Your Eyes Re-Edit)
Positive ForceWe Got The Funk (Mark Curse Re-Edit )
One WayDynamite (Jack Priest Edit)
KleerTonight (Opolopo Boogie Bounce Mix)
St. GermainSure Thing (Opolopo ReBounce)
Marvin GayeGot To Give It Up (Deflon Remix)
Hot Toddy – Freakend (Tim K & JT Remix)
ShookHold Tight
PUZIQUe – Nice N Tight
One Way ft Al HudsonMusic (Leo Zero Re-Edit)
Tiger & WoodsDon’t Hesitate (feat ‘Em)
Futurewife – Come To Love (Original Mix)
DJ MehdiTunisia Bambaata
Electric MindsPick Me Up (Casual Touch Edit)
Harrison – Sleepless
TuxedoSo Good (Dimitri From Paris Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

LuvlessWhat You Got
HBGroove (Lay-Far Edit)
Daniel Grau – Tonight (Soul Clap & Bosq Remix)
Get Up And Dance (Trujillo Edit)
DelegationOh Honey (Billy El Nino Edit)
HNNYNo
Twilight Band – Play My Game (Kon Remix) [Caserta Mixdown]
Jamie XXLoud Places (feat Romy)
Rufus – Nobody (Derek Kaye Edit)
Pete HerbertDicky Trisco Hanging Out
Lonely D (Sleazy McQueen & 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 Eddie Bermuda’s mix, feel free to grab it here.

Gratias omnia,

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 Sunderland , UK based dj, re-editor and label owner Adrian Dickinson, known as Touchsoul. From playing music at various venues and events in the North East, Touchsoul finds the time for reworking/editing classic and obscure disco, funk, soul and house tracks for his own use. Also finding the time to share them with over 5000 followers on Soundcloud and see them released on various labels/outlets like Chopshop, Los Grandes, Philadelphia International and the recent digital imprint, Touchsoul Music.

Catch more grooves, mixes and rhythms from Touchsoul on SoundCloud, MixCloud and Facebook.

Touchsoul‘s Set:

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Sunner Soul – Neptune Jazz
Sunner Soul -Sweet Love
Patrice Rushen – Remind Me (Le Nonsense Remix)
Groove Armada feat. Will Young – History (M3 & Bachelors Of Science Mix)
Mirror People – Africa (Rotciv Remix)
SadeShelter Me (LNTG Rework)
Tiger & WoodsGolden Bear
Ron Basejam – Someday
Death On The Balcony – Night Moves On
CompuphonicThe Sun Does Rise feat Marques Oliver

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Sandy Barber – I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) [Opolopo Rework]
Life Saver (Ponchartrain Edit)
ChesusSpecial
SoultronicYou & I
Futurewife & dj ShmeeJay – Cormack (Original Mix)
GarçonsEncore L’Amore (Leo Zero Edit)
Dr NookSexy Eyes (V‘s AIRA Edit)
Sixto Rodriguez – Can’t Get Away (Olivier Boogie Edit)
Night BanditLike A Thief In The Night (Superprince Edit)
Disco TechSlick
Neneh CherryBuffalo Dance (Henry Greenwood Edit)
Touchsoul – I Want U (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 Touchsoul’s mix, feel free to grab it here.

Anima tactus,

folO Olof

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