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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 welcome the return of my friend Midnattssoula to Ain’t No Big Thing. He’s pulled together a mix he calls Aurora Tropicalis and when you listen I think you will feel why.

Before you get too into it though, look for Midnattssoula on SoundCloud,  MixCloud, and Facebook. Also make sure you check and follow his latest podcast project Where Were We? on SoundCloud and Facebook.

Midnattssoula’s set:

Simon PeterArc of Lark (Layne‘s Night Vision Mix) [Claremont 56]

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

AfterlifeEspalmador (Joe Morris Remix)
Joe MorrisOpal Eyes (Original Mix) [Secret Life]
Joe MorrisMpondo Theme [Is It Balearic? Recordings]
Payfone – Subcoinscient Lamentation feat Tigerlight (Originall Mix) [Golf Channel Recordings]
Pete Herbert – Walley Dub *A little unsure of the details of this one (feel free to help)
The Beat BrokerNew Aged [SENTRALL Records]
Bebel Gilberto & Towa TeiTechnova (Petko Turner‘s Copacabana Edit)
James & KarinAuktionsvisan (Tom Tom Disco Edit)
Eddie CAesthetics [Honey Disco]
40 ThievesCrystal Mountain Thunder [Leng]
The Deadstock 33’sAscension (Coyote Deaming Mix) [Paper Recordings]
RobjamwebQu’est Ce Que L’amour [Masterworks Music]
Mojo FilterL.O.V.E. [Owlspeak 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 Midnattssoula’s Aurora Tropicalis mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

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, and with a podcast syndicated on iTunes.

This episode I host San Francisco based deejay and producer The Beat Broker. The Beat Broker was born in 1975 and raised in Southern California. His earliest musical influences include radio synth pop and soon after, mid-80s hip-hop by such artists as Eric B. & Rakim and EPMD. It’s these production styles of sampling, updating and remixing that would later become a huge influence on his own work.

Working at the local college radio station in the late 90s launched the next chapter of his musical interests. The vast music library opened the door to a variety of electronic music and led to the late-night experimental soundscape show called ‘WIRETAP’ which became the first step into DJing and studio time. With production partner Ryan Fitzgerald, the two decided to record their sessions and eventually have a studio of their own. They later became Broker/Dealer and have released music on labels such as Asphodel, Spectral, Traum and Sentrall.

The Beat Broker began DJing outside of the bedroom in 2001 playing everything from German minimal techno to classic 80s electro to italo disco. As part of Broker/Dealer, the duo created a monthly/weekly party in San Francisco called ‘POP’, which in its 5 years, had hosted many popular acts ranging from Erland Oye, Brennan Green and Tako/Loud-E. To create just the right mood, the Beat Broker began to make edits, remixes and even original tracks to mix into the night. From slower “cosmic” music for the beginning of the night to up-tempo synthesizer based crowd pleasers for the peak hours. These productions later became completed works and have been released on labels such as Bear Funk, Flexx, Disques Sinthomme, Ghost Town, Adult Contemporary and Sentrall. In the past few years the Broker has been up late working in his office producing and remixing for Eskimo, Is It Balearic?, Rebirth, Emerald & Doreen, Voltaire and Internasjonal to name a few. While continuing to make remixes and original tracks, the Beat Broker is constantly attempting to fuse old sounds with new ideas and create something for the crowd as well as the listener.

Look for more of The Beat Broker on his website, SoundCloud, Twitter, Facebook, and BandCamp. And of course you must familiarize yourself with Dream Chimney, a music blog and podcast series curated by The Beat Broker.

The Beat Broker’s set is his little secret, but if you ask nicely maybe he will tell you.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Sleazy McQueen ft Obas NenorSong For Pheobe [Whiskey Disco]
Ivar GafsethPrivatfest (Rune Lindbæk Edit) [Gronmo Edits]
Grace JonesFeel Up (Danny Tenaglia Remix) [Great Jones]
Obas NenorCandies [Masterworks Music]
Megadon BetamaxHe Can’t Love You [Voyeurhythm]
Salsoul Orchestra – Ooh, I Love It (Love Break) [Chewy Acid Rub]
Swifft EditsTake You Higher [Thunder Jam Records]
Martin HayesEasy Come Easy Go [Razor-N-Tape]
Stevie Wonder – Superstition (OPOLOPO Remix)
Kan SanoMusic Overflow (Luvless remix) [Razor-N-Tape]
Junktion Watching You Sleep [Sleazy Beats Black Ops]

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 Beat Broker’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

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, and with a podcast syndicated on iTunes.

This episode I host Nantes, France based producer and deejay Jay Airiness. Known for his production, as a solo artist or with his nu-disco group Venice Beach, Jay Airiness always has his eyes on the groove. With a new vision of club music like house and disco, Jay work everyday in the studio to make future classic dance floor jams. Jay currently holds residency at Monsieur Roger for their California Love night in Nantes. You can also catch him on the regular for his monthly Free Your Mind radio show France’s largest independent web based radio station, RadioMeuh.

Look for more of Jay Airiness on his website,  SoundCloudFacebook, Twitter, MixCloud, BandCamp as well as Spotify.

Jay Airiness’ set is his little secret, but if you ask nicely maybe he’ll tell you.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Free At Last (I Have a Dream) [Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel Rework]
Alex ZuievBus Stop [Whiskey Disco Special Batch]
HotmoodThe Chuco [Whiskey Disco]
SnacksOrder To The Senses (Kornél Kovács Remix) [Endless Flight]
OTherloverThe Love I Need [OTherlover]
80’s Child – What Would You Do [Masterworks Music] *Forthcoming
SPF (Delfonic Edit) [Razor-N-Tape]
Little Bird (Du Tonc Rework)
Invisible Starlight (The Beat Broker Kind Dub) [Universal Cave]
Cody CurrieInfinity I & II [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
XX EditsMammagammarracuda
Amp FiddlerIt’s Alright (feat. Neco Redd, Ideeyah) [Waajeed‘s Earl Flynn Remix] [Mahogani Music]
Unknown – Outro

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 Jay Airiness’ mix feel free to grab it here.

Libera mente tua,

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, and with a podcast syndicated on iTunes.

This episode i host good man, ATL to Seattle transplant, Mark Lippert. Mark’s musical journey started with two 15’s in the back of his ’78 Corolla and has pretty much gone down hill since then. Hailing from the lazy left-coast of Florida, Mark started DJing in Atlanta 15+ years ago, and now resides in Seattle.

His primary focus is that he has no focus. All the manifestations of house are game: from slo-mo disco-infused jams to tripped-out techno and everything else in between. Being part of both the Atlanta-based Warm Art music collective and a resident with Cardio has allowed him to play with several of his music idols, like Charles Webster and Morgan Geist; as well as stalwarts like Alexi Delano, Franklin de Costa, and Ame. Plus disco-house stars Psychemagik and Eddie C, and up-and-comers like Trus’Me and Soul Clap.

In essence, Mark enjoys doing things with people who enjoy doing things with people in places where music can be enjoyed with those people.

Look for Mark Lippert on SoundCloud, Facebook, ResidentAdvisor, Twitter, HearThis.at, and MixCloud.

Mark Lippert‘s set:

Intro to Sailing
ByDesign – Whatever (It Takes)
New Musik – Hunting (Young Edits Hunters And Records Collectors Edit)
Slow Hands – Unwhimted Whuuub
Alan Parsons Project – Games People Play (6th Borough Project Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Mr. Bird ft. Greg BlackmanWhere Did The Party Go [BBE Music]
Sleazy McQueen ft. Obas NenorLove Theme [Whiskey Disco]
LTJ XperienceBeggar Groove [Irma CasaDiOrimordine]
The Silver RiderLuv Ur Lyfe [Smokecloud Records]
The Funk DistrictI Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You [DiscoDat]
NebraskaRat Boogie [Friends & Relations]
LuvlessRight Now [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
YSE Saint-Laur’AntThe Optimistic Voyeur [Editorial]
The Beat BrokerIce Castle [Eskimo Recordings]
Johnny Nash – Closer (Belabouche 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. And if you want a copy of just Mark’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Panthera,

folO Olof

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My tenth mix for the ever awesome AOR Disco blog.

Neil Young & Crazy HorseDown By The River (The Starkiller‘s Never Get Out Of The Boat Balearic AOR Yacht Rock Remix)
Sevilla (Coyote Mellow Sunrays Edit) [Magic Wand]
Idjut BoysAmbient Rab [Smaltown Supersound]
The Beat BrokerMake It Happen [Universal Cave]
George JacksonAretha (Shoes Slow Soul Flow Edit)
Israel Kamakawiwo’oleOver The Rainbow (DJ Sensus Computer Love Edit)
Tim Buckley Cafe (T2MM Edit) [Magic Wand]
Michael Andrews & Gary Jules – Mad World (Softmore Version)
dj SteefBiomix 6 A2 [Biomix]
KZAVous Dansez [Endless Flight]
Wings – Let Em In (Jimi Bazzouka Edit) [Pandamaki Records]
Hair – Aquarius (Disco Tech edit)
New York Port AuthorityGuess I’m Gonna Cry (Ashley Beedle Re-Edit) [Harmless]

Aestate usque in sempiternum,

Olof folO

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