Episode 8: Good Music

October 12, 2007

I drew from worlwide musical influences for this eclectic mix of good music plain and simple. Brazilian, Latin American, African, and European styles are all here for you to enjoy.

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Track Listing:

Hey Pocky Away- The Meters
Real, Real- Nina Simone
Ain’t No Sunshine- Kashmere Stage Band (J. Rocc Remix)
La Cumbia Cienaguera- Cimaloquera
Mais Que Nada- Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66
Joven- Cuco Valoy
N.E.S.T.A.- Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
One Note Samba- Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66
Creature Feature- Billy Preston
Seasons (Dhundee Remix)- Grey Reverend
Dim Light- Manolo Escobas
Magic Number (Todd Terje Edit)- Herbie Hancock
Gatekeeper- Feist
Technologystolemyvinyl- Moodyman
The Angels- Dom Um Romao

I wanted to make another mix that wasn’t all hip-hop ever since I posted our old Jazz mix from high school. So I gathered records from my fathers collection, hit up some local record stores in Cambridge (only a few still exist), dug into my own supply, and borrowed some more jams from DJ Elyte. The only criteria that I had for this mix was that I must enjoy the music and there should be a heavy percussion element in most of the songs. I liked what this criteria was doing for the mix, but I decided to throw in a Feist track with no percussion just to keep the listener off balance. You will hear that there is a large Latin American and Brazilian infuence to this mix and I think this stems for my days living in San Juan and the types of music I encountered there. A little something different from Ross The Boss. I hope you like it.