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Black Messiah


Thank you lord! Just after most deejays and media outlets started posting their year-end best album lists- along comes the REAL best album (perhaps in the past 5 years?!?). In case you didn’t know, I’m a pretty big fan of D’angelo, and recieving Black Messiah could not have come at a more perfect moment. We all need this album right now. Love, madness, psychedelic soul and sexiness all put together perfectly by a team of geniuses, sounding fresher than a gallon of Listerine (even after a 14 year hiatus). And don’t get it twisted, the man is not on some Yeezus ego-maniacal trip. Get the album for youself and see what I’m talking about. There’s a bunch of other funky-as-hell tunes I’m happy to be sharing with you all for the holidaze as well. Cheers to keeping your hips in motion and your spirit lifted!

D’Angelo : Betray My Heart & Really Love

Mark Ronson : Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

Usher : She Came To Give It To You ft. Nicki Minaj)

The Rub ft. Tatiana Owens : Bring On The Love (Disco Mix)

Owiny Sigoma Band : Nyiduonge Drums

Ricky Blaze : Overrated ft. Kranium & Shaggy

Serocee : Propellah

ODESZA ft. Zyra : Say My Name (Hermitude Remix)

AlunaGeorge : Supernatural (Pomo Remix)

Pomo : Start Again ft. Andrea Cormier

  • Dangerscouse

    Totally agree re D’angelo. I’ve never given him much ear time, much to Dangerspouse’s annoyance but Real Love was on the radio last night and I almost crashed the car I was so transfixed. If his album is only half as good it’s one of the best this year….and next year

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Thanks But No Thanks


What the hell America?!? I’ve been extremely angry, sad, confused, and more than a few other emotions over the past couple of weeks. Recent events have brought to the surface all the racist hostility which remains in so many places of power here. Luckily there were still a few things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving- gathering with family and friends, breaking bread, cooking together, rain to break the drought. And definitely I’m always thankful for discovering and sharing new music. Today’s playlist is more about songs that are helping keep me sane, soothing the soul, rather than political or protest songs (which would be completely appropriate as well). I hope they find their way into your ears with some of that healing love that we all need so badly right now.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano : 6 8 & Everything Is Everything

Raury : God’s Whisper

Lion Babe : Jump Hi ft. Childish Gambino

Liquid Liquid : Scraper

Saravah Soul : Mussum (Quantic Remix)

AbJo : Vibração Comigo (Vibe With Me)

Mura Masa : Lotus Eater

Hailu Mergia & The Walias : Musicawi Silt

Mac DeMarco : Passing Out Pieces

Galimatias & Alina Baraz : Drift

Bobby Womack : Please Forgive My Heart

  • Dangerscouse

    Thanks for the tunes Chuck, a really good selection as always.

    I really worry the way the whole world is going, not just America. Racism is increasingly prevalent in far too many countries. It must have been my eternal optimism that hoped the human race could be better than they are generally proving themselves to be. Don’t get me wrong, there are still considerable causes for hope, but it needs to be sorted out and quickly.

  • Jon

    Holy crap, AbJo sampled Madvillain’s “Raid”, awesome!

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Mr. Schitzo Disco

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Big mixed bag of new tunes for you today to help kick off your week. I experienced some major tectonic plate shifts in my emotional landscape last week, so maybe you can hear a bit of that in the selections. Perhaps you’ve been feeling some type of way yourself, and need the musical medication as bad as I do. Or maybe you’ve just been going through the motions on the treadmill and need a little synthesizer disco love to creep in and grab your ventricles with a rebel takeover. Whatever the case may be, press play and see where the melody takes you. Artwork today is from collage maestro Eugenia Loli, who I started following recently and am really digging.

Niia : Body
Can’t say I’m a huge fan of the rest of this gal’s EP, but the trademark Robin Hannibal production on this song is top-notch as always

Fat Freddy’s Drop : Slings & Arrows
always a good day when I hear a new song from this crew

Sinkane : How We Be & New Name
I keep returning to this album and loving it more. Gonna make this year’s top 10 for sure.

Joe Hertz : Isolate ft. Kaleem Taylor
smoothed out head nod vibe featuring this UK soul crooner

Shy Girls : When I Say I Love U (Saux Remix)
sexy time with a little bounce, from this Dutch producer

Jordan Bratton : Must Be (Esta Remix)
nice stepper R&B flavor getting the flip by Soulection producer ESTA

Vic Mensa : Down On My Luck
looking forward to hearing more catchy rap from this up-n-comer

Caribou : Can’t Do Without You
another album that will probably be on this year’s top 10. so good

Pomo : Vibrator
this funky Canadian continues to deliver pure murderation with each new track

Alina Baraz & Galimatias : Pretty Thoughts
I was a little late hearing about this girl, but I’m sure the name will continue to spread like wildfire with vibey masterpieces like this

Darondo : Didn’t I (Dave Allison Rework)
underground sweet soul classic gets a nice subtle 2-step remix by this disco-edit don dadda


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Lambo Mercy: DJ AC Guest Post

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We’ve got a guest post today from my good friend- Los Angeles’ very own DJ/hustler extraordinaire, Aaaron Colbert. I believe the last time he shared tunes here, it was a group of selections off his official mix for Bentley. Well this time he was asked to do an official mix for Lamborghini- what gives?!? Check out the full mixtape here (which provides a nice deep-house cruising soundtrack even if you’re pushing a vintage Honda). His selections should please all the house heads and club kids out there, take a listen…

Until The Ribbon Breaks : Spark

The Magician : Sunlight ft. Years & Years

Hippie Sabotage x Tov Lo : Stay High (Alex Aark Bootleg)

SNBRN ft. Kaleena Zanders : California Love (Summer Mix)

Gorgon City : 6AM ft. Tish Hyman

AlunaGeorge : Outlines (Danny T Rework)

Mr. Probz : Waves (Roter & Lewis Edit)

  • Dangerscouse

    Dangerspouse and I are lovin these tunes and mixes. Cheers man

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Seu Jorge Remix

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Perhaps the funkiest song ever written about silicone (“Large Chested Mania”), just received a Brazilian butt lift. I whipped up this dancefloor weapon a couple weeks back and dropped it at every one of my stops on the tour. It worked wonders for me and I feel pretty confident it will do the same for you. This has been one of my favorite tunes by Seu Jorge for a looooong time, and I always wanted a version with more bass. Here it is, finally, available as a FREE DOWNLOAD, so spread the love!

  • Alex

    Awesome, big thanks for this and everything else!

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That’s A Wrap

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The initial album release tour has come to an end- what a whirlwind! I’m finally home and settling in, very excited to get back in my studio and start working on new music later today. 7 gigs in 4 cities over 16 days, and all of them popped off properly! So glad to see so many friends and familiar faces in the crowds, plus the chance to meet some new people who have been supporting the sound. My sets were totally unique at every stop, but today’s playlist represents some recent additions that found their way in the mix. These are mostly African (or Afro-inspired) tracks, with a touch of Brazilian and South American flavor in the mix. All of them are certified for the dancefloor. Press play and bump loudly!

Mim Suleiman : Bibi Na Mpu (Maurice Fulton Dub)
insanely funky future cosmic afro-disco that I first heard played by Jeremy Sole. Check out Mim here.

Shaluza Max : Mangase
classic South African kwaito from this late-great singer-songwriter who passed earlier this year.

Stromae : Ave Cesaria
Belgium’s quirky electro-pop star is back with a new banger paying tribute to Cesaria Evora. Accompanied by an awesome video, what’s not to love?

Quantic : Muevelo Negro ft. Nidia Gongora (Werkha Remix)
I know I posted the original version a while back, but this subtle remix by young Werkha has bumped this tune up to the next level.

Sali Sidibé : Dunia Djamou (Jose Marquez Remix)
classic Malian chantuese gets the deep house treatment from this Cali afro-club maestro

DJ Malvado ft. Eddy Tussa : Zenze
contemporary Angolan pop sounds something like this guy

Dotorado : African Scream (Marimbas)
heavy Kuduro bizniz from this Portugal-based producer

Barbatuques : Baião Destemperado (Moska Bootleg)
this is what happens when a S. American big room EDM producer makes a track for the Brazilian World Cup.

Marlldexx : Voodoo Drums
another Brazilian flavored tune that is guaranteed to get the club jumping (despite the horribly tacky song title). More from this Dutch producer here.

Zougloumania : Kapa
super legit future roots Zouglou sounds from Cote D’Ivoire

Prince Koloni : Luku A Meisje (Uproot Andy & Geko Jones Remix)
the Que Bajo boys killed it on this tune from their recent Suriname Ting release.

Gingee : Hybrid Pulse
layers upon layers of heavy percussion on this funky Zouk Bass tune from my LA-based friend Gingee

  • Dawn

    We’ve been kicking up some serious dust to this, here in Cape Town..this is a fantastic mix. You MUST pop in when you are on this continent. PS loved the Muevelo re-“Wherka” but weren’t You threatening to do one?? It is such a mesmerising tune..

  • Chuck Wild

    Thanks Dawn! Looks like Werkha beat me to it haha…

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