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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 deejay and curator of the NDYD Radio Show Ricardo Torres. The music of west coast DJ, Ricardo Torres can best be described as a blend of deep, soulful house, and disco inflected with the particular sound of the west coast vibe, sultry and smooth. He plays the music that heads love to dance to; confident that when the music flows from hands that loves the underground it can be an uplifting, groovy and sexy experience.

Ricardo has been on a quest to achieve that perfect mix ever since his first chance encounter at the turntables, in 1987 at his college radio station in Montreal, Canada. His first 12″ records were from the Industrial Electronic Music of that time. Shortly thereafter in 1988, he was first introduced to House Music. Ricardo quickly changed his direction and followed the early days of Chicago House.  He moved towards this style of music since he found it to have a new and unfamiliar energy within itself.

In 1995 Ricardo, moved to Los Angeles, a city basking in sun rays and radiating the good vibes he himself perpetuated. And here, Ricardo discovered the funky, soulfulness of the west coast sound.  Inspired by his love for the music Ricardo decided in the year 2000 to post his mixes online to share with the world. This was fairly new and innovative at the time. This act of sharing his musical vision without prejudice or limitations caused him to be sought after to play his brand of house music in cities all over the world. He continues to offer up his masterful mixes, as host of syndicated radio shows online as well as on satellite radio in the USA.

Recently Ricardo joined forces with Nu Disco Your Disco (NDYD) out of Germany for representation and affiliation. This modern Nu Disco sound, to him, is the perfect way to bring that west coast vibe into the future and the new generation. Since NDYD has been a pioneer in bringing the Nu Disco genre to the masses in Europe he felt that they would be the perfect partner for doing the same in North America with their established brand. Hence, the syndicated NDYD Radio Show was born. The show has been on the air for over a year now and besides Ricardo hosting and DJing it every week, some of the best talent in the industry and from all over the planet have been guest DJs and taken over the show. The loyal following keeps growing episode after episode.

Underground music trends and styles have changed since Ricardo played his first vinyl record all those years ago but what hasn’t changed is that he just loves playing music that inspires the heads to get up and dance!

Look for Ricardo Torres on SoundCloud, HearThis.at, Twitter, and Instagram

Ricardo Torres’s set:

Basement Love – My Fire
Snakehips – All My Friends feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper (PREP Remix)
78 Edits – Keep It Up [A Friend In Need]
The KDMS – Highwire (D-Pulse Remix Edit) [Gomma]
Darko Kustura – Twentytwo [What’s In The Box Records]
Cassara – Del Mar [Soundcolours]
Les Loups – Coda, Pt. 1 & 2 [Paradisco]
Frances – Borrowed Time (KDA Remix) [Capitol Records]
Mediate – What You Do [Love & Other]
Gigamesh – Control (feat. Caroline Smith)
Angel Mora & Bonetti – Jack Your Body
Angel Mora & Bonetti – Back To Chicago

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

James Rod – Let them Dance [Golden Soul Records]
Tom Tom ClubWordy Rappinghood (Jo Manji mix 2016)
Hotmood Smooth Way To Funk [Star Creatures]
Smash HunterEscuchame [Boogie Cafe Records]
The Botticelli OrchestraBotticelli’s Theme (Dj ”S” Remix)
HadeIt’s Not Right [G.A.M.M.]
Party Time (LNTG Edit) [Tuff Cut]
George Duke – Dream On (Karim Summer Instrumental)
My Mine – Hypnotic Tango (Tom xakks Hypnotic Mix)
HeionHold Tight
Etienne de la SayetteJungle Blue [Paris DJs]
HotmoodSunshine [Star Creatures]
Bill Withers – LovelyDay (JimmyTheTwin Garage 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 Ricardo’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Argentum ascensorem,

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 Yse Saint Laur’Ant (YSE), a non-smoking, 5’11”, spotlight-avoiding music producer, crate digger, occasional DJ but all-round music aficionado, currently living in Hong Kong.  YSE enjoys nicely syncopated rhythms, heavy melodies, outgoing quirkiness and a quality glass of cheap Brandy and Coke – hold the ice. At weekends, likes to lead a more refined lifestyle, with his current favorite stench being anything by YSE Saint Laur’Ant or Paraíso. Bangs out music as one half of Matlock super duo Rhythm Plate so comes with a bit of history, mostly spanning 20+ years of DJing in clubs (was the only legal way of getting in!) and 17+ years of music releasing and remixing for numerous labels and artists; but don’t let that put you off.

YSE have provided part 2 in a three part mix series where he explores a semi-biographical history of the mellow/emotive house sound. Part 1, “Soho Radio Balearic History 80s – 90s Mix” can be found over on Silver Bear Recording‘s SoundCloud page. This mix is “How I Remember House Pt.2 (Bar and Balearic from the early 90’s)”, and will be followed by a Part 3, “Early-Mid 90s Crossover Mix” on my ‘Ain’t No Big Thing show on October 22 of this year.

You can catch more of Yse Saint Laur’Ant on SoundCloud, Discogs, and Facebook.

Yse Saint Laur’Ant‘s set:

If you ask nicely, perhaps he’ll give you a hint.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Tom Tom ClubYou Sexy Thing (Deep Bass)
LTJ XperienceBlack Gold
Ian DurySpasticus Autisticus (OOFT! Rework)
Whitest Boy AliveBurning (Mountal Remix)
Borrowed Identity1989 (Summer Of Love) 
Crazy Penis – Summer Bummer (Remastered 2014 Mix)
YSE Saint-Laur’AntWhen Are We Gonna Land?
Super Jock (Buzz Compass Rework)
Soularis feat. Pete SimpsonChange The World
KZALe Troublant Acid
EurythmicsLove Is A Stranger (Peza Re-Touch)

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 YSE’s mix, feel free to grab it here.

Spatium est locus,

folO Olof

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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month from 8pm – 11pm (GMT) / 3pm – 6pm (EST) / Noon – 3pm (PST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

This episode I host Brooklyn, New York based musician, producer, and dj Eugene Tambourine. Eugene Tambourine is one of those rare DJs whose broad-ranging tastes can educate, transport, confuse, elate and inspire all at the same time. I first heard Eugene at the Seattle’s Pony a couple of years back and i loved his energy. Along with spinning great sets, Eugene is also a very established musician and producer. His precisely crafted edits are bright and introspective while being very complimentary to the original version. He also recently toured the world with singer-songwriter Scott Matthew.

You can find more of Eugene Tambourine on his SoundCloud and MixCloud respectively.

Eugene Tambourine ‘s set:

Freddy Cole – Brother, Where Are You? (Eugene Tambourine Edit)
Perri – Jaco Two (Eugene Tambourine Edit)
Masters At WorkMind Fluid (Chemidub)
Institute Of LoveO Superman
Tom Tom Club – Lorelei (Eugene Tambourine Edit)
Ashford & Simpson – High-Rise (Eugene Tambourine Edit)
eMeFSzub Lysib (Hi-Fi Mix)
Lil’ Louis – 6 A.M. (Eugene Tambourine Edit)
MotorbassEzio
Marvin Gaye – Love Party (ET edit of John Morales Mix)
Voyage – Let’s Get Started (Eugene Tambourine Edit)
Ethel BeattyI Know You Care (U-Tern Edit)
Nitzer EbbControl I’m Here (Strategic Dancefloor Initiative)
EurythmicsInvisible Hands
Kraftwerk – Home Computer 1990 (Eugene Tambourine Edit)
Funky People – Nubia
Herbie HancockButterfly
Holger Czukay/Jaki Liebezeit/Jah WobbleHow Much Are They? (Eugene Tambourinee Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

The Brothers JohnsonStomp (Deep&Disco Rework)
Was (Not Was)Don’t Walk Away (Stereodiskoe Edit)
TacoPuttin’ On The Ritz (Funk Sinatra‘s Re-Touch 2001)
Get Down EditsVeliero (Edit)
Ann SextonYou’ve Been Gone Too Long (Estèphe Spirito Remix)
Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose  – It’s (Never) Too Late (V‘s Devotion edit)
Firefly – Forget It (TZ Version)
Daniela PoggiBreak Up (Alkalino Rework)
Aretha FranklinSpanish Harlem (byDesign ReWork)
Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (Matthew Kyle Out There Mix)
Delegation All The Joy That You Bring (Karim Chicago Dub)
Marvin & Guy  – UWIH

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

Alienum musica,

folO Olof

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