Barbecue 6 (2006)

I couldn’t believe five whole years passed since I did the original Barbecue, but I was honestly having trouble finding tracks in that genre that matched the quality of the original. But there was still some excellent tracks coming out here and there, so I decided to showcase them before it got too late. Rereading my description from back then makes me laugh. I really am insane.

“hey girl! it sure has been a long time! you look good, girl. work them pumps! and your family looks good too, but yo sista looks like she put on a few! anyway grrl, put the kids on the swingset, cuz we have some shit to take care of, yes we do! oh and it looks like you’ve lost some weight too, but screw all that healthy stuff, cuz tonight imma fill yo ass with sweet potato pie, ribs, fried chicken, collard greens and save some room for my sweet lemon meringue pie. maya angelou would be proud, girl, she really would. oh, you wanted to know about these beats? well girl, let me tell you, these tracks are two and a half hours of some of the nastiest vocal jams to hit the streets from three years ago to three weeks ago. we just pick right up where we left off back in 01. now I know it’s hot as hell up in here but that don’t make no kinda difference. get yo ass out there on the patio and shake ya rump!”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 03.2006

DB Boulevard – Point Of View (Stringapella) – Airplane
Gwen Stefani – Holla Back Girl (Dom’s Rmx) – White
Shawn Christopher – You Can Make It – Soulfuric
Mark Grant feat. Russoul – Girl With U – Blackstone
Melba Moore – My Heart Belongs To You – Soulfuric
Terri Walker – Whoopsie Daisy (Beginerz Rmx) – Mercury
Kloud 9 – So Many Reasons (Reel People Rmx) Copyright
Eddy Meets Yannah – Reach The Sky (Reel People Mix) – Compost
Jon Cutler feat. Pete Simpson – Runnin’ – MN2S
Soul Central feat. Diana Waite – Faith – Clean Cut
Soul Central feat. Diana Waite – Memories – Clean Cut
Usher – Caught Up (Kings Of Soul Mix) – White
Dom & Alex feat. Lelani – (You Are) Head Candy – Deft
Cue Kids feat. Paula Bernadel – Blue Mood – Peng
Blaze – Found Love – West End
Markus Enochson feat. Ingela Olsson – Listen For It – Ricanstruction
Franck Roger & M’Selem feat. Chris Wonder – Reason – Straight Up
So Much Love – White
Miami Collective feat. Oliver Cheatham & Jocelyn Brown – Mindbuster – Vocal
Kenshyro – Sky City (Marquito Rmx) – Map Dance
Laura Pausini – Escucha Atento (T&F vs Moltosugo Klub Mix) – Airplane!

Beach Party 3 (2006)

The summer jams that moved me in the summer of ’06. Not all radio friendly music is inherently bad!

Fain & Kirsch – Holding On – Rise
TTLC Feat. Anita Kelsey – Never Ever – Mostiko
Diego Ray – Afterlite – Deeperfect
Bozzi vs Castaman – I Can’t Sleep – Train!
Reel People feat. Sharlene Hector – The Rain (Joey Negro Dub) – Defected
Juke Joint & Inaya Day – Respect Yourself – Player Digital
Vegas & Eve feat. Tara McDonald – Cocaine – White
DJ Tonka feat. Laura McAllen – Get Back – Icon
DJ Brazilian – Brazilian Affair – Contrasena
Whiplash & Freddy Turner – Inside & Out – White
Milk & Sugar – Jezabel (New Terrace Mix) – Milk & Sugar
Lorenz Rhode & 4Tune Twins feat. Massiah – Lovely Deep – Ospina Digital
Havana Funk – Ya Salio (Scientific Soul Macumba Mix) – Fluential
Soulshaker feat. Lorraine Brown – Hypnotic Erotic Games – Audiofreaks
Def E & Seamus Haji feat. Pete Simpson – Changes – Soul Love
Dajae – Brighter Days (Haji & Emanuel Remix) – Big Love
Rasmus Faber feat. Melo – Get Over Here (Axwell Remix Mode) – Paradise
Girls Aloud – Some Kind of Miracle (Illicit Remix) – White
Unknown – Borderline – White
Kings of Tomorrow – 6pm (Sandy’s Blackwiz Remix) – Defected
Da Sushiman – In & Out (Instrumental) – Ledge

Enhanced (2005)

The precursor to the Valley Stream mixes, and inspired by Only Deep from 2003.

Recorded at Triboro Studio, NYC 05.2005

Spacek – Starz (King Britt Scuba Inst) – Fivesix
Sylk 130 – I Can’t Wait (Alex Kid rmx) – Brickhouse
Paul Hughes – Wait – Brique Rouge
Kosma – Heliocentric (Jesse Rose mix) – Infracom!
An-2 – Inner Source – Theomatic
Rene Breitbarth – Caipirinha – Shayan Music
Korsakow – I Don’t Know – Komfort Musik
Emerald City – Good Times – Visage
Racine vs ELP – Fanfare
Paolo Mojo – Discotech – Honchos
Dan Welton – Higher Love (Ross Couch mix) – Dorigen
Divine Rite feat. Diana Waite – I Told You (Deep Josh mix) – 99 Carat
Olav Basoski – That Last Track – Rootz
Nathanmas – Star Lover (Martin’s Soul Dub) – Soul Purpose
DJ Antoine – All We Need (Patrick Alavi rmx) – Session
Synthique – Sunday Morning – Moody
Mylo – Drop The Pressure – Breastfed
Julien Jabre – War – Elias
T&F vs Moltosugo – La Serenissima – Airplane

Undercover 4 (2005)

In 2005, I wrote:

“nearly 10 years after the first undercover, 7 years after undercover the third, deep house is still alive. here are more timeless melodies for your soul from the past year. this mix is dedicated to todd edwards, creator of “fly away” on i! records, and to trevor loveys, who wrote some of the smoothest original tracks to inspire the undercover series in 1996.”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 04.05.2005

280 West – Fly – Phuture Sole
John Kumahara and Martino – Esperanza – Iwanai Music
Nathan Haines feat. Guida De Palma – O Misterio – Chilli Funk
Ilya – Bliss (Tom Middleton’s Cosmos Mix) – Virgin
Steven Mestre & Wilson Santos – Raindance (Solu Music Mix) – Stealth
Joyce Sims – Come Into My Life (Deep Mix) – Funk La Planet
Señor Coconut – Sodade (DJ Rork & Demon Ritchie Mix) – Lusafrica
Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Haze – Thru (Simon Grey Dub Rework) – Defected
Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Haze – Thru (Simon Grey Vocal Rework) – Defected
Sterling Ensemble feat. Juliet Moesha – The World (Instrumental Edit) – MAW
Mood Rotation – Getting Started (The Rurals Mix) – So Sound
Low – Tonight (Ben Watt Dubstrumental) – Buzzin’ Fly
Kemdi – Still A Dancer (Sole Channel Dub) – Coco Soul
Les Garagiste – Show Me The Way – Equal
Beady Belle – Hindsight (Instrumental) – Ricanstruction
Nulife – My Joy (Instrumental) – Ricanstruction
Soichi Terada & Shinnichiro Yokota feat. Naoko Shimada – Sun Shower (Larry Levan Mix)

Beach Party 2 (2004)

just before summer’s end, more uplifting and energetic muppet music from the beach days of 04. part one starts off covered in barbecue sauce, while part two gets deeper into the white girl progression as the sun goes down…

recorded live at midtown studio, new york 09.18.2004

Part 1

Bobby & Steve – Brotherly Love (Reprise) – Zoo Groove
Simon Grey feat. Abbey Joyce – The Prophecy – Smokin Beats
X(eptional feat. Tyrah Morena vs DJ Rob Boskamp – Pela Praia (Alex Romano mix) – Ricciardi
Danny Marquez & Ferry B – Afrocatalans (Hardsoul rmx) – Bubble Soul
NV – Pega La Vuelta (Knee Deep rmx) – Hedonism
Kneedeep feat. Brooke Russel – I Won’t Let You Down – Knee Deep USA
Mini Coola – Spacejam (Richard Earnshaw mix) – Duff Note
Soul Avengerz feat. Kristin Cummings – It’s Alright – Realbasic
Midnite Touch – Weekend – White
Haji & Emanuel – Tonite It’s Party Time – White

Part 2

Haji & Emanuel – Tonite It’s Party Time – White (cuntinued)
Bhangra Knights – Fascinating Rhythm (Openair rmx) – Lowered
Kalista – Here In The Sun – Moonwatcher
Dark Globe – Feed (Shapeshifters rmx) – Island
The Attic – Destiny – White
Axwell – Feel The Vibe – Nero
Isko feat QD – Feel It – Steeltown
Intrailzzi & Fratti – The Love (Scape rmx) – PDand
Johnny Fiasco – Cielo Y Tiera – Trailer Park
Bobby & Steve – Brotherly Love (Dub) – Zoo Groove

Beach Party (2004)

The mix that started it all. It reminds me of the short period of time I lived in Manhattan, a short lived love affair, and my affinity for cheesed out muppet house.

In 2004, I wrote:

“this summer brought me lots of uplifting and energetic house music. i wish when i close my eyes on my travels to tropical places that i could return to the fiesta on the beach with my muppet friends of yesterday.”

recorded live at midtown studio, new york 08.13.2004

Only Freak – Tiny Forces – Freerange
Benz & MD – Snowblind (Spincycle rmx) – Dorigen
Johnny Fiasco – Headstrong Grooves – Feelling
Phaze & Soul – Only Girl – White
Sometimes Interplanetary – Oops A Daisy – White
Love 80s – One Night – Love 80s
JCA feat. Dannii Minogue – Come And Get It – Wea
Mauve – Round And Round – Mauve Traxx
Sound Doc – Holding On – Audio Friction
Jim Porto – Voce è Demais (Nick Sushi dub) – 1st Groove
The Table Dancers – The Real Thing – The Ibiza Collection
Junior Jack – Stupidisco (Hot 22 rmx) – Defected
Saucy – Saucy’s Hyperdisko (Georgio Schultz rmx) – Robots
Kaleidoscopio – Você Me Apareceu – Irma

Only Deep (2003)


Note – Due to SoundCloud being assholes I will need to reupload this mix without it starting cold with the Schmoov track. Check back for updates. (May 2012)

I will say that this is probably the finest collection of tracks I’ve ever found. It’s the mix that once literally brought me to tears.

In 2003, I wrote:

“whenever i set up to record a house mix, there are inevitably a few records that must get left out, mostly because they are too deep, time doesn’t permit and don’t fit with the rest of the mix. here are those neglected babies, crying out for empathy. this is not peaktime music! one wednesday night i turned down the lights in the studio almost to the point where it was pitch black in the room, turned up the system real loud, and absolutely got lost in it. in today’s depressed music industry, the beautiful and intelligent tracks get left out, replaced by candy coated bullshit. the artists represented here have obviously recorded these soulful gems for the love. they were released between 2002 and 2003, largely under the radar.”

Recorded live at Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn 06.04.2003

Schmoov! – Playground – DIY
Vincenzo – The Charmer – Dessous
Osunlade – Beloved – Soul Jazz
Cpen – Follow The Shine Pt. 1 – Aesoteric
Patrick Richard – Runnin – Route 33
Rebuild – Late Night Cycling (Gerd rmx) – Duplex
Sweet Abraham – Couldn’t Catch You When I Fell – Diaspora
Rasoul feat. Star Stern – Reality Remix – Soulfood
Dylan Drazen – What Will She Do (unreleased)
Elesse – Liberian Girl – BlackJack
Mike & Steven Sugar – Flight@Night – Milk&Sugar
Dalminjo – Cruz Persille – Deeplay
Westpark Unit feat. Victor Davies – Fade Away – Draft

Deep Outage (2003)

my first internet broadcast live from the studio, this deep house set was originally planned for for august 2003, but seconds before the “broadcast” button was pushed, the blackout of 2003 began. here’s the rescheduled broadcast which took place on september 25, 2003.

Broadcast live from Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn 09.25.2003

Part 1

Glenn Underground – Black Action – Shelter
François K feat. Barbara Mendes – Awakening (Needs rmx) – Wave
Diva 1 – White
Andre’s Record Shack – Still Got It – White
Blagger’s World – #1 (Ian Pooley rmx) – Polo
Banda Black Rio – Magia Do Prazer (Faze Action rmx) – Mr Bongo
Kemit Sources – Bor Dlan (I:Cube rmx) – Versatile
Su-Paka-Pooh – Theme De Yo-Yo (Restless Soul rmx) – Disorient
Jill Scott – The Interlude (Bush rmx) – White
Soul Central feat. Diana Waite – Memories – Clean Cut
Jordan Fields – Music In My Soul – Aroma

Part 2

Zoom – Safety Pin – Senator
Next Evidence – Morning Breeze – Capitol
Candy Dulpher – What’s In Your Head – Absolutely
Gene Farris feat. Lady Sarah – Black Satin (Miguel Mix rmx) – Soma Dubs
Indiana Jones – No Sleep – White
Sabrynaah Pope – Someone For You – Kif
Brand New Heavies – Do Right – White
Brandy – What About Us (E-Smoove rmx) – Atlantic
Whiplash & Turner – Don’t Go Lose Your Pride – Purple
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Innocent (Joey Negro rmx) – NRK
Dubtribe Sound System – Autosoul (Rasmus Faber rmx) – Defected
Double Dee – Shining – Airplane!
David Penn feat. Sheylah Cuffy – Scream 4 Love (The Thief rmx) – Urbana

Double Miles (2002)


Another terribly important mix to me, this comes second only to Only Deep. It’s yet another demonstration of how special the late 90s and early 2000s were for house.

In 2002 I wrote:

“80 minute deep house mix originally recorded for lars behrenroth’s deeper shades of house radio show, broadcasted on germany’s JAM FM 07.20.02. a bit of post-production fun found its way into this mix. what originally started out as quite well rounded, the mood took hold and i realized how many smooth jams needed to be immortalized. hence this is probably one of the deepest mixes up on the site to date.”

recorded at tetanus studio, 06.25.2002 – brooklyn

Ciudad Feliz – Airport – Silver Network
Tiefschwarz – You (Dub) – Classic
Word Of Mouth – Reach Out – Quiet Riot
Shukie feat. Olalekan Babalola – Apna Musaik (Modaji rmx) – Rekawa Sound
Martin Solveig – Someday (Spen & Karizma rmx) – Mixture
Ken Norris & Demon Ritchie – Love Makes You Right – Gatitude
Soul Central – Song For Sharma – Clean Cut
DJ Fudge – Tafina – KIF
Monsieur Charles – Light Of The Sun – Electronic Jazz
Marschmellows – Flash Fried (Needs rmx) – Audiopharm
[Digital Underground – Doowutchyalike]
Mazi feat. Colette – Do You Want Me? (Freestyle Man rmx) – Brique Rouge
P. Lauer – Handcuffs – Séparé
BRS – Treat Me So Bad (JT Donaldson rmx) – Cyclo
[Donald Fagen – I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)]
DJ Rasoul – Quiet Storm – Large
Kim English – Been So Long (Wamdue rmx) – Hysteria
DJ Rasoul – Quiet Storm – Large
[Anita Baker – Been So Long]

Gayclub (2001)

Along with Rygar, this mix displays the effect tribal house had on me during those days.

recorded at tetanus studios, 10.03.01 – brooklyn

Organic Audio – Play to the Music – Spunki Spanko
Dr. Kucho & Wally López – La Luna – Bonus Tracks
Phil Kieran – Vital 3 – Kingsize
The Plastic Avengers – El Bombata (H-Foundation Mix) – NRK
East West Connection – Once I’ve Been There (Lexicon Ave Rmx) – Chilli Funk
Kings of Tomorrow – Finally (Danny’s Return to Paradise Mix) – Defected
Take Away – Bobu Drums – Combustible
The Ones – Flawless – Ink
Mochico – Mochico 1 – Mochico
T. Atkins – Control Freak – Mango Boy
Mr G. – G’s Strings – Duty Free
Mr G. – G Beatz For Yo Mind – Phoenix G
DJ Q – 2 Bad Acid – Cordless
Phunk Investigation – Horror House – DWBoys
Full Intention feat. Shena – I’ll Be Waiting – Rulin
Martin Cartledge – Sunday Shining – Weekend World
Circulation – Turquoise (differentGear Rmx) – Hooj Choons