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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.

Normally I start the show with a guest mix, but it’s been a while and I thought I’d close the year out solo.  Cheers!

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

The NoodlemanRusty Halo
Willie Graff & TuccilloSet Me Free (Original Mix)
LuvlessSometimes
Kiu DFiftyFour
Thomas Stewart – Bump & Hustle Music (The Owl Disco Remake)
Magnetic SoulCold Outside
WatersonTell Me (KDA ‘Anywhere You Want It’ Dub)
Soul ClapGator Boots 2 – B2
Ladiez Nite (Ezlv Rework)
RobJamWebLovers Groove
LuvlessDown With You Baby (Original Mix)
Gianfranco ReverberiNel Cimitero Di Tucson (Alkalino Rework)
The PeanutsSlave To The Rhythm (DJ Mettigel The Night Butcher mix)
OsmoseThere Is Now
Saine Leisure Song
Norm de Plume – Lotion (NDP Remix)
Olivier BoogieLost In The Crowd
DJ SteefToo Cold To Play (Original Mix)
SheEasy Money (Pools Edit)
Disco TechCity Lights
Arthur Lee – Everybody’s Gotta Live (Disco Tech Edit)
J.J. CaleRide Me High (Joakim Edit)
Yse Saint Laur’antBowza Locks
That Loving Feeling (DJ Steef 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.

Spatium est locus,

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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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.

England seems to be the place to be for Disco-editors. Actually some of the most talented of those are situated there. Chuggin’ Edits is from Essex near London and yes – he’s a Disco-connaisseur. And yes, his Ain’t No Big Thing exclusive mix is packed with massive tunes from well-known artists. If you haven’t been familiar with the man in charge, his SoundCloud-profile offers you an immense collection of his art and everyone should be able to pic a couple of favorites amongst those.

Mr Chugg started the edit game in the summer of 2014 and his first track ever to be released on the Deep Sense label – 1st Voyage Compilation ( A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita applebum )became the best seller.  He’s also on the new Deep Sense-sampler, their second installment, so there’s certainly a lot more to be expected from the talented guy in the near future. Chuggin is also a regular soldier for the Spa In Disco Label.

Catch more of Chuggin’ Edits on SoundCloud and Facebook.

Chuggin’ Edits‘ Set:

Chuggin’ Edits – 2 Shy
Andy HartLove Technology
Newman – Sweet Love
Voodoo Whiskey – Striptease
Ben Le DeshEscape Route
Eddie COne With The Stars
DynastyDo Me Right (JP Source)
LuvlessDown With You
The Funk DistrictRoad To Kalakuta
Mojo Filter – L.O.V.E.
PontchartrainBe Your Lover
Dario PianaNice N Slow
VinlyAddiced & Jean Claude Gavri – Lotta Love
Joe TexNo Big Fat Woman (Chuggin’ Edits)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

The OwlGettin’ On
La BiondaI Got Your Wang (Rulefinns Kravstor Gitarist Edit)
Estelle – American Boy – (Dj Spun / Luke King Edit)
Al Hudson & One Way – Music (The Revenge Edit)
DelegationLet Me Take You To The Sun (Fingerman‘s Soulful Beatdown)
Stupid HumanAhh You’re Welcome
DiscoDogs feat LTJMusa (G&D Remix)
S.O.U.L.Burning Spear (Psychemagik Big MIx)
ImaginationChanges (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix)
SuonhoSpeaking Of Happiness
Serge GainsbourgRequiem Pour Un Con (Eddie Adams Re-Edit)
Booker T and the MGsGrab Bag (Lac‘s Edit)
The NoodlemanSloppy Angel

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 Chuggn’ Edits’ mix, feel free to grab it here.

Alienum musica,

folO Olof

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An exclusive mix for Slice of Life (SOL). You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DJ Steef feat. Snem K Como Un Dios Del Olimpo (Original mix)
VinsDear Clay
Brown SugarDon’t  Tie Me Down (The Owl Disco Style Edit)
InnerWestSoul Oops
Tamiko Jones – Deep N Slow (TZ Edit)
Sly and the Family StoneFamily Affair (LNTG Edit)
Mathieu CléThe Story
Milton NascimentoClube Da Esquine No 2 (Joystick Jay Remix)
South West Seven – My Place
You Mean Everything To Me (Rayko Edit)
NoemaIko Iko (Dub)
Technique (Looking For Someone To Love) Tonight [Glen Rivera ReStructure Mix]

Rebanada de la vida,

Olof folO

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