Below is the first remix that I published in 2018–a project on which I collaborated with fellow LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM member, David Cardena aka degruvme. It’s an African disco inspired re-envisioning of Burkina Faso’s WUIWA and their traditional kora and balafon heavy tune “Sou”. It’s out now on France’s RADIO KRIMI RECORDS.
Here, too are my remixes of a couple of favorite local Los Angeles bands making excellent new Afro-Latin music, QUITAPENAS and Las Cafeteras, respectively:
Next, this one’s a bootleg Brazilian capoeira edit that I fashioned in an early global bass style, chopping backing vocals and adding berimbau, pandeiro and surdo lines. Check it out and feel free to grab it:
My first mix of 2020 comes under my MARINA SOUL CLUB LA moniker, which officially kicked off in 2019 although there were some early iterations in 2018. The MSC format includes 70’s soft rock, breezy jazz, lite disco, mellow 80’s, island vibes and coastal grooves. Some people call it ‘yacht rock’. I prefer the term ‘Marina Soul’. In this first ‘episode’ of what I hope turns into a regular radio-style show, listen for music by the likes of familiar artists of the era such as Jimmy Messina, The Doobie Brothers, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Boz Scaggs alongside equally amazing but lesser-known acts like Marc Jordan, Laura Allan, Larsen/Feiten Band, Byrne & Barnes and more. Enjoy!
From 2018, here’s a mix of jazzy and funky Brazilian tunes that I did as the featured guest on February 9th’s edition of KPFK 90.7 FM’s “One Track Mind” in Los Angeles. Thanks to one of my favorite LA tastemakers, Michael Barnes, for the invitation! I hope you dig it!
Here are three SUPER OLD mixes as well. I plan to record one or two new ones (and maybe more) in the coming year, but I’ll leave these here for now so you get an idea of my musical lean. The first is a live mix that I did in 2013 for Mystic Pete’s midnight show on KXLU 88.9 Radio at Loyola Marymount University. Then, an Earth Wind & Fire tribute mix full of originals, covers and sampled tidbits that I did for the Devil’s Pie Soul music event in 2012. Finally, and still one of my faves, is an old dub and reggae mix from circa 2008 titled ‘Madly In Dub’. If you have the time, please sit and/or dance and enjoy ’em: