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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 Oslo’s Beatwell.  Beatwell’s love for music has been a constant in his life, always seeking fresh cuts from obscure places, never mainstream but mainstream enough for everyone to dance. His musical heartrate dates back to the last century, where old school hip-hop, classic disco and birth of electronica all made a lasting impression, and forever inspiring him to think differently and dare to look outside the norm.

In my own personal opinion, a grade A music selector.

Look for more of Beatwell on SoundCloud, MixCloudFacebook, HearThis.at , and Instagram.

Beatwell‘s set:

Bee GeesTravolta Fever  (LUXXURY Edit)
P.M. DawnGotta Be… Movin’ On Up [Gee Street]
Table Dancing (Legless Edit) [Buried Treasure]
Nu ShoozI Cant Wait (MCA Jazzhop Edit)
Halo & PalukaDirty Sheets [Siesta Records]
Old ChapDawn Your Eyes [Editorial]
An-2Sigint [Theomatic]
The Hinge ProjectBrand New Day (Deep Dup Beatwell Tweak)
The Candle FamilyLove Theme From Two Hearts [Unforgettable Music]
Ben La DeshCall Her [Dirty Crew Recordings]
Stephanie MillsWhat Choo Gonna Do (Chuggin’ Edits) [Alpaca Edits]
The Silver RiderNever Stop [Whiskey Disco]
Melba MooreEach Second (Ramsey Hercules Edit)
Cerrone  – Hooked (Kon Remix) [Gold Fingers]

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

NebraskaKeep On Keeping On [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
When The Love (Belabouche Remix) [OBM Records]
Crosby, Stills & NashDark Star (V4YS Rework)
Morganton North Carolina (RocknRolla Soundsystem Edit) [Katakana Edits]
Rare CutsSummertime Groove [Masterworks Music]
TrujiloSexual Feelings [Los Grandes]
T Ski ValleySexual Rapping [Teldec]
RiccioYou’re Welcome [Super Value]
Eddie C My Woman (Wolf Mix) [WOLF music]
Janet JacksonMy Body’s on Fire (LNTG Rework) [Tuff Cut]

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 Beatwell’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

folO Olof

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Along with dj Sloth, Night Train, and Cole Medina.

Aroop RoyFirst Time Around [Basic Fingers]
M.ono & LuvlessGetting Down [Stamp The Wax]
Marvin Gaye & Tammy TerrellIf This World Were Mine (George Vala Remix)
GreditsMusique Love [Basic Fingers]
Cole MedinaHouse Feels So Good [Licorice Delight]
ImaginationBurning Up (Koko Edit) Basic Fingers]
Special Touch – This Party’s Just For You (Corbi & Gray Edit) [Chapter Edits]
LoshmiHonest With Me [Disco Fruit Records]
6th Borough ProjectThe Formula (Dub Vibes) [Instruments of Rapture]
HNNYNo [Puss]
Melba MooreLove’s Comin’ At Ya (Ooft! Rework) [Masterworks Music]
Nancy WilsonSave Your Love (Seegweed Rework) [G.A.M.M.]
ChangeGlow (Late Night Tuff Guy Edit) [Disco Deviance]
Invisible Man’s BandDo The Night Thang (Pete Herbert & Dicky Trisco Edit) [Disco Deviance]
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers – Berro (Reverso 68 Re-rub) [Demo Disco]
Goody GoodyIt Looks Like Love (DJ Butcher Edit)
The Silver RiderCrown Royal [Wall of Fame Records]
El CocoLover Exciter (The Hinge Project Rework) [Kat]
dj Steef Biomix 6 – B1 [Biomix]
Dr. PackerMagic in Your Eyes [Masterworks Music]
Force Of NatureI-ight (Original Mix) [Mule Musiq]

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

Guta,

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 dee-jay Mark Penner, alias Cyclist. From a rapturous dawn,  Cyclist, was knee-deep in disco. After a gold star cajoling turn in the DFA remix competition for The Rapture‘s “How Deep Is Your Love” (alongside fellow Canuk Pat Lok), Cyclist has gone from strength to strength; a successful all-disco residency with A Digital Needle at Toronto’s Beam Me Up has seen the eclectic dee-jay share the spotlight with a whole slew of today’s top disco mavens, bolster his production repertoire by working with some of the worlds top producers, as well as his notable work with vocalist Maiko Watson – a collaboration which has resulted in over a hundred thousand plays on SoundCloud.

Since embarking on his first international tour – an excursion which included stops in Mexico, Spain & France – Cyclist has brought his indie-dance fusing brand of boogie funk to the global stage, with a full slate of North American & European dates to follow in 2014. His own label, MANI/PEDI Records with RAC’s Karl Kling, launched late 2013 to intercontinental kudos, with a deluge of dancefloor-oriented releases to transpire in the year to come.

When not occupied by establishing Beam Me Up as Canada’s premier disco party, Cyclist is consumed by his passion for analogue synths and digging for records – an obsession which, while steeped in the past, influences a sound that is very much modern – a juxtaposition that makes Cyclist the obsessive, disco-discerning tastemaker he is.

For North American bookings contact dmason@axumagency.com and European bookings sarah@holographicpeople.com.

Also look for Cyclist on his website, SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and and Instagram

Cyclist‘s set is Cyclist’s little secret, but if you ask nicely, perhaps we can figure it out for you.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

dj SteefBioMix Vol. 7 A1 [BioMix]
Uakti – Ovo da Serpente (Rodrigo Gallardo version) [Adante]
Osborne16th Stage (Original Mix)
Pools – Tubin’ (DJ Vas Remix) [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
CasertaDynamics [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Memory Man aka UovoMac Zal [It’s A Small World Disco]
Stereo 12″West Garda [Editorial]
Olivier BoogieI Know You Care [Whiskey Disco]
Falcon Punch and Roller RadioAnd You [MANI/PEDI Records]
The OwlPimp Talk [Editorial]
El CocoLover Exciter (The Hinge Project Rework) [Kat]
Stalker StudioPeace On Earth feat. Disdishdance & Karlöf (Original Mix)

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 Cyclist’ mix feel free to grab it here.

Lastly, thanks to Maggie Tweedy for the fun image used for the cover.

Cyclum deinceps,

folO Olof

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