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Archive for January, 2010

Arthur Lewis (NYC) on The Main Ingredient 2/2!

The extremely talented Arthur Lewis will join me on The Main Ingredient this week to play tracks from his “If We Were” EP as well as share some of his favorite songs. Tune in!

(You can preview the EP from his website.)

DJ Raichous (Los Angeles) In The Studio for Episode #37 (January 26, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #37 (January 26, 2010)
dexter – the future (melting pot)
mr. chop – for pete’s sake (stones throw)
jay electronica – exhibit 3 (the dogon society / decon)
curtis mayfield – cannot find a way (curtom)
bill withers – heartbreak road (sussex)
morgan zarate – sticks and stones feat eska
little brother – that ain’t love feat jozeemo (abb)
james reese and the progressions – let’s go (it’s summertime) (stones throw)

DJ Raichous Guest DJ Set
jorge ben – cinco minutos (philips)
jorge ben – eu vou torcer (universal music latino)
orquesta riverside – en casa del trompo no balies (world music network)
irakere – bacalo con pan (areito)
nomo – divisions (ubiquity)
joe bataan – aftershower funk (mericana records)
bronx river parkway – san sebastian 152 (truth & soul)
sharon jones and the dap kings – how long do i have to wait for you (ticklah remix) (daptone records)
astrud gilberto – the gentle rain (rjd2 remix) (verve)
devonwho – fedoraworm (klipmode)
j. dilla – phatkat (dedication to the suckers) (house shoes recordings)
afta-1 – believe (circulations)
ayah – they we’re lyin (prod nicolay)
nikko – love in the music
devonwho – about you redux (feat suzi analogue) (fresh selects)
jack mayborn – music people
unknown – creme de menthe
the sweet inspirations – why marry (stax)
marvin gaye – t plays it cool (motown)
zo! – night’s over egypt (feat carlitta durand) (chapter 3hree, verse 5ive music)
raheem devaughn – never too much

7 samurai – marvin (g.a.m.m.)
oddisee – 60901 instrumental (
24-carat black – the best of good love gone (numero group)
the cinematic orchestra – ma fleur (ninja tune)

DJ Raichous (Los Angeles) on The Main Ingredient 1/26!

On the heels of opening up for Mos Def the Apollo on Saturday night, L.A.’s DJ Raichous will join me for a guest set on The Main Ingredient this Monday! Tune In!

Put Everything Together
Funk Mode (Compilation), 2004
(not available on iTunes, amazon says “This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer.”)

This is a track I heard Freddie play back in the summer of ’07 after a somewhat bizarre El Michels Affair show at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg. The band played a really short show and ended super abruptly; it was the kind of thing you really wouldn’t want to follow as a DJ. DJing after a band is bad enough as it is – people have an ingrained “the show is over – time to go” thing with bands, even if the band is part of a larger event with other artists. Freddie played his ass off for the people who stayed and was nice enough to let me take cell phone pictures of some of the stuff he played. This track blew me away. I love this guy’s voice – his really defined diction is reminiscent of Jon Lucien.

I can’t figure out much about this track. It shows up on two other compilations, one by Morcheeba and one possibly by Madlib. The subtitle for this compilation is “Undiscovered funk gems from the far corners of the globe” and the only credits inside say “Courtesy of Pink Elephant (Belgium) From the LP Plus. Catalogue Number PE8777.024-Y.” Anyone know anything about this artist/track?

Click for a larger view of the tray card.

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #36 (January 19, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #36 (January 19, 2010)
marc mac – the dreamer (omniverse)
forss – soulhack (sonar)
a plus – put everything together (scenario)
choklate – incredible (cajmere)
j*davey – everybody touch it / the land of the lost (illav8r/warner)
bilal – love poems (interscope)
asheru and blue black of the unspoken heard – elevator music (bad life, miclife)
ahu – i know all the bitches (bullion remix) (altered vibes)
dam-funk – toeachizown (stones throw records)
common – forever begins (geffen)
teddy pendergrass – believe in love (phat phili mix) (elektra)
teddy pendergrass – when somebody loves you back (philadelphia international)
willie mitchell – groovin (delabel)
gza – liquid swords (geffen)
al green – look what you done for me (london)
zero 7 – crosses (atlantic)
tiombe lockheart – (title unknown)
simbad – soul forever (feat steelo) (raw fusion)
ben westbeech – so good today (brownswood)
ecstasy, passion and pain – ask me (roulette)
joe quarterman & free soul – (i got) so much trouble in my mind pt. 2 (gsf)

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass
teddy pendergrass – only you (philadelphia international)
teddy pendergrass – i don’t love you any more (philadelphia international)
teddy pendergrass – you can’t hide from yourself (philadelphia international)
teddy pendergrass – the more i get, the more i want (philadelphia international)
harold melvin and the blue notes – don’t leave me this way (philadelphia international)
harold melvin and the blue notes & teddy pendergrass – satisfaction guaranteed (philadelphia international)
harold melvin & the blue notes – the love i lost (philadelphia international)
teddy pendergrass – close the door (philadelphia international)
teddy pendergrass – come go with me (philadelphia international)

Still Bill

The Highline Ballroom is hosting two free screenings ($10/person food/drink minimum) of The Bill Withers documentary Still Bill on Monday (MLK Day). This movie needs your support!

The Main Ingredient Episode #35 (January 12, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #35 (January 12, 2010)
the ambassadors – ain’t got the love
j. rawls – a game… (polar)
slum village – get dis money (barak)
black star – respiration (dr. luke remix) (rawkus)
cymande – getting it back (janus)
lyrics born & the poets of rhythm – i changed my mind (spinna remix) (mo wax)
suff daddy – psycho (gunshot remix) (promo only)
los hermanos latinos – puerto rico (remix) (los hermanos latinos records)
j* davey – outta the window (
the jackson 5 – the life of the party (motown)
2000 black – move over (third ear japan)
kraftwerk – numbers – computer world 2 (warner bros.)
jazzanova – i can see (ishfaq’s busted speaker remix) (unreleased)
fat freddy’s drop – the nod (the drop)
zero 7 – ghost symbol (atlantic)
dot.jmatic – the city (recordbreakin)
red – i should tell ya momma on you (hvw8)
the dynamics – move on up (groove attack)
the wooden glass feat billy wooter – in the rain (p-vine records)
ghostface killah – wise (starks enterprises)
jazzanova – rendezvous (sonar kollektiv)
sly & the family stone – time for livin’ (epic / legacy)
daru jones – chef of funlilinium feat. ray burton (rusic)
bilal – something to hold on to (unreleased)
kool & the gang – north, east, south, west (de-lite)
marc mac – mar-68 (omniverse)
oscar sharp – runaway (feat melo) (raw fusion)
michael jackson & cookin soul – outro (
ben westbeech – nothing else (brownswood)
arthur lewis – far side of town

The Main Ingredient Episode #34 (January 5, 2010)
el michels affair – uzi (pinky ring) (truth and soul)
homemade – feel like (bacardi vista)
joy jones – supernova (future soul)
hudson mohawke – rising 5 (warp)
mayer hawthorne – maybe so, maybe no (stones throw)
little dragon – feather (peace frog)
shafiq husayn – cheeba featuring bilal (plug research)
diamond district – streets won’t let me chill (oddisee music)
afta-1 – love suite 2 (sit still)
raekwon – ason jones (ice h2o/emi records)
lee fields & the expressions – ladies (truth and soul)
pure p – body heat (g.a.m.m)
mos def – casa bey (downtown music)
floatingpoints – love me like this (ftps remix)
dam funk – burn straight thru u (stones throw records)
zero 7 – medicine man featuring eska (atlantic)
dirty projectors – stillness is the move (domino)
fat freddy’s drop – big bw (the drop)
sa-ra creative partners – love czars (ubiquity)
eska – inside out (live)
jay electronica – exhibit a (decon)
little dragon – come home (peace frog)
black spade – untitled mix ii featuring coultrain
de la soul – forever (nike)
joy jones – over (future soul / love jones)

Dawkins & Dawkins – Love pt2 inst.
Edge Of (Aischa & Coultrain)
Daru Jones
Spirit & Soul​-​Hop Sampler 09, 2009

Daru Jones is back with another free album’s worth of material, this time with a very streamlined presentation, courtesy of Bandcamp – the site that seems to have become every producer’s favorite, overnight. This ‘sampler’ features “songs produced by Daru…and remixes of songs recorded by local and international artists such as Muhsinah, Rena, Kissey Asplund, Eagle Nebula…”

These tracks have his signature heavy percussion vibe.

My favorites so far are:

Kissey Asplund – Rat Race “Up & Down”
Chef of Funkilinium feat. Ray Burton – Chef Love
Aischa feat. Black Spade – I Want U pt2 “Spirit Dilla”
Daru & Reggie B. – So Happy pt2

And the two tracks above. You can download the sampler for free here.

Songs are available for two weeks.

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