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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 show I host Nelson, British Columbia based deejay, producer, and rabblerouser The SugarBear. Robert E. Livingood, also known as The SugarBear, was made in Detroit in the 1970s. Soul music and rebellious Rock & Roll were everywhere. Back then even the lullabies were sung to the tune of Barry White and the MC5 so his ear was trained accordingly. His mother was an opera singer who ended up working in an auto factory, his sister was the token white girl in a disco band, and his brother in law partied heavily with Iggy. By age 10, he had already seen KISS on their Destroyer tour and was a member of The Midnight Funk Association, presided over by legendary Detroit DJ, The Electrifying Mojo. As a teenager he started promoting music at the 404 Willis, an infamous underground after hours collective space in Detroit’s rough and radical Cass Corridor neighborhood. Robert also ran the Hopscotch record label and watched techno being born from the filthy kitchen window of the Majestic Theater where he passed falafels and hummus to hungry first wave ravers. He left Detroit in the 90s, lived on the west coast (San Francisco, Oakland, Olympia), fell in love with the wild, became a Grizzly Bear biologist, moved to Alaska, built a cabin, hunted and gathered, started writing books, then began throwing parties in the land of the midnight sun. Though he gave up science to become a full time writer and sound artist, he still spends considerable time every year in close proximity to grizzlies. When he returns from these far out landscapes he plays dance music. His favorite parties are set in unorthodox places–barns, basements, garages, riverbanks, and on isolated patches of tundra. He loves taking part in moments where something spontaneous and unexpected occurs–like re-claiming a busy intersection with a renegade sound system, then getting down in the middle of the street with a bunch of glitter splattered freaks during rush hour. Following in the footsteps of Mojo, the music he spins is unbound by style or era. He loves playing long sets (five hours in he’s just getting started) where he can explore the territories of soul, funk, jazz, psychedelia, house, new wave, punk, garage rock, experimental, hip hop, and disco. He’ll play where he’s called–whether international music festivals like Shambhala, Basscoast, and Burning Man, or even at a yard sale on the side of the highway where Mojitos are served in Mason jars. In addition to all of this, The SugarBear produces dance music, as well as analog, electronic neo-psychedelic soundscapes under the name Divination and Strategy.

Look for more of The SugarBear on his blogSoundCloud, YouTubeFacebook, and Vimeo.

The SugarBear‘s set is his little secret.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Gotta Hold On Me (Psychemagik Edit) [Psychemagik]
Croatia White [Waffles]
Sister SledgeLost In Music (Pete Le Freq It’s a Trap! Rework) [Alpaca Edits]
Natasha Kitty Katt – After The Dance [Masterworks Music] *Forthcoming
WoodheadWhenever Your Around [Masterworks Music]
JunctionFriends & Strangers [Make Believe Disco]
Ed Wizard & Disco Double DeeMoonlite [Editorial]
Catch Da Beat (The Owl Re-Do)
Purple Disco MachineDevil In Me Feat. Joe Killington (Duane Harden Extended Mix) [Sweat It Out]
Session VictimAlmost Midnight [Delusions of Grandeur]
Jay WestNow That You Know [Editorial]
Amadou & MariamCoulibaly (Fried Chicken Remix) [Because Music]

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 The SugarBear’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Dulce et ursus,

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 Fran Deeper. Born 1977 in Palma De Mallorca, Fran Deeper is a DJ and Producer influenced by Funk, NuDisco, House and Cosmic Disco sounds. He’s the founder of the label, promotion- and music-agency Spa In Disco which came to light in Mexico 2012, but currently operated out of Spain. He has shared decks with artist such as Rayko, Pete Herbert, James Rod, Thomass Jackson, Adrian Giordano, David Manso among many others.

National and international gigs in countries as Spain, Mexico, Sweden, Indonesia, France, Germany, Italy and USA elevates the quality of this Artist.

Look for Fran Deeper on SoundCloud, MixCloud, HearThis.atTwitter, as well as both his personal Facebook and his Facebook page.

Spa In Disco is also on SoundCloud, Instagram, MixCloud, and HearThis.at.

Fran Deeper‘s set is Juan’s little secret, but if you ask maybe he’ll tell us?

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Underdog – Love Is Da Need [Razor-N-Tape]
Doc JamYour Loves The Best [Masterworks Music]
Rafael FernandezMi Corazon [Wall of Fame]
Eli EscobarVisions (Purple Disco Machine Remix) [Night People]
Earth, Wind & Fire –  Sing A Song (Derek Kaye Edit) [Whiskey Disco Small Batch]
Todd TerjeRagysh (Original Mix) [Running Back]
FreudenthalBalearcadian (Tony Disco Remix) [Spa In Disco Records]
James RodLipstick 78 (Fran Deeper Remix) [Love Harder Records]
HotmoodSunshine [Tugboat Edits]
SoultronicCome On Baby (The Silver Rider Remix) [FKR]
The OpiatesReality TV (Drop Out Orchestra Dub) [Disco Activisto Germany]
Blackstreet – No Diggity (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)

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 Fran Deeper’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Photo credit goes to Port Angeles Arts Council.

Argentum ascensorem,

folO Olof

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

Marvin GayeWhat’s Going On (Purple Disco Machine Re-work)
CherokeeTake Care Of You (Touchsoul Rewind)
Curtis Mayfield Move On Up (Joe Malenda Rework)
The Revenge Wreck My Love (Original Mix)
Phil WeeksLive At Palladium
Stupid HumanGang Of Wolves
Haules BaulesCreeper (Original Edit)
Janet JacksonThat’s The Way Love Goes (Eyan‘s Quick Love Edit)
Jean CarneDub That All It Was (Hober Mallow Dub Edit)
Caserta If It Wasn’t For You
KZA – Le Troublant Acid
Gina X Performance – Cest La Vie Ma Cherie (Reworked by Peza)
Nicolette LarsonLotta Love (VinylAddicted Love From 70s Edit)
Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt – Gold Snake (Eddie C Golden BC Remix)
FirefallAnymore (The Two Mamarrachos Edit)
Wild SugarBring It Here (4AM‘s Beat Box Party)
The Joubert SingersStand On The Word (Patchworks Disco Remix)
Rick James Give It To Me Baby (Tonbe Edit)
Jona SaucedoSexual Love
Cassius The Sound Of Violence (Aeroplane Remix)
Zapp – Dance Floor, Par. 1 (Late Night Tuff Guy ReWork)
Deadly Sins – Love Magic
Melba MooreStanding Right Here (Get Down Edits Quick Fix)
Chewy RubsChewy Tool 004
Stevie Nicks – Smiling At You (Young Edits Going Home Version)
DJ Butcher Love It (Vocal Mix)
The Players UnionTina’s Glow
The Vibrettes – Humpty Dump (The Reflex Quick Edit)
Tony OrlandoDon’t Let Go (Disco Tech Edit)
Marvin Gaye – Is Anybody Thinking About Their Living (Estephe Redit)
Loleatta Holloway – Seconds (Deep&Disco‘s Once is Never Enough Rework)
Sex O’ Clock USA – Baby Come On (The Noodleman Rework)
David Ruffin – Walk Away From Love (Soho808 Motown Disco Edit)
Jerry Garcia BandLove In The Afternoon

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 not sooner, I’ll see you in a month for the next broadcast on May 4, 2014.

Cupam chorum,

folO Olof


The July installment of my monthly mix-tape for the good people over at Proud-Robinson.

Martin HayesBobby’s Theme
Get Down EditsMidnight Vibes
Ben E. KingMusic Trance (KarmaK Re-edit)
ImaginationSo Good, So Right (Rare Cuts Main Edit)
Juan LayaMade in the 80’s
CrusadersMy Lady (PurpleDiscoMachine Re-Edit)
Aaron Neville Son Of Zeus (Anthony Mansfield Edit)
CounterSynthMellow D (Fingerman Rework)
LuvlessRight Now
Goody GoodySouthern Nights (Nocturnal Edit)
Hall & OatesI Can Dub That (Out In The Sticks Edit)

Bonum musicam bonus populus,

dj ShmeeJay

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