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Dj Spinna Journey Mix (End of Summer 2013/Labor Day Weekend)
September 01, 2013 11:40 AM PDT
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I'm back! It's certainly been a while and many of you have been waiting for this.

So many good jams out that I had a hard time picking what to include in this episode. Featured here are my current remixes for Sir LSG featuring Brian Temba and Kafele Bandele, and Shaun Escoffery, my decade long collaborator with whom so many bangers were made. Turn it up, play loud!

Dj Spinna Sade Mix
January 16, 2013 07:48 AM PST
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Made this mix a few years ago in honor of the sultry songstress Sade. I've been a fan ever since
Smooth Operator dropped. I remember having a little crush on her watching her videos on Video Music Box, a legendary local New York video show that aired the best of rap, r&b, and dance videos. I got a suprising call to open up for her a couple years ago in Atlantic City for a concert, but unfortunately it didn't pan out. I was so hyped on meeting her. Anyway, Happy 54th Birthday Sade. Enjoy the vibes!

Journey Mix 2012 Wrap up
December 27, 2012 09:08 AM PST
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I'm back with the goods. Here's my final soulful house mix for the year. Cd length and full of current heat including my recent remixes for Dj Ino and Tortured Soul. Enjoy and play loud.

1. BreakDown - Soulution Soul feat Nina Provencal

2. From Now On (Josh Milan Honeycomb Vocal Mix) - Namy feat Josh Milan

3. The Beast and the Ghost - Atjazz, Fred Everything

4. Just Fine (Bang The Drum Remix) - SMI Feat Shea Soul

5. Shining (Sean McCabe Remix) - Timmy Regisford feat Mickey Dance

6. Green & Yellow (Dj Spen and Ziggy Funk Remix) - Arnaud D feat Heidi Vogel

7. The Horn Song (Azza K. Fingers & The Dizz Repro Mix)- Dj Pierre the Don

8. Tim's Groove - Timmy Regisford

9. Pride - Dj Pepsi feat Monique Bingham, Magesh & Ben

10. Dj Ino (Dj Spinna Remix) - Dj Ino feat Carmen Ray

11. Black Boy (Dalminjo Remix) - Peven Everett

12. Battle Cry - Azza K. Fingers

13. Jaded by NYC - Tommy Bones

14. Searching (Sir Piers Kirwan Remix) - Roberto De Carlo feat Dyanna

15. Is it Love - Typheni

16. Dirty (Dj Spinna Nostalgic Future Remix) - Tortured Soul

Journey Mix (Mid Summer 2012)
August 13, 2012 05:10 AM PDT
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Back again with another blend of soulful house jams. It's been a great summer for music this
year. I might surprise you with another one of these before the fall season hits!
Enjoy and play loud!


1. Love Is So Nice (Reelsoul RMX) - Dj Roland Clark presents Urban Soul
2. I Still Love You (Pablo Martinez RMX) - Andrea Martin
3. Faith (Dj Spinna Galactic Soul RMX) - Groove Addix feat Annette Taylor
4. Downtown - Kerri Chandler
5. Don't You Want My Love (Sean McCabe Need My Dub) - Dajae
6. Smile (Joey Negro Mix) - Mistura
7. We Need His Power (Dj Spen Instrumental) - Marlon D & Mena Keys
8. Superewoman (K2 Re-Edit) - Quincy Jones
9. Guitar Groove - Yusuke Hiraoka
10. Somebody That I Used To Know (Reelsoul Mix) - Gotye
11. Rain - Kerri Chandler
12. Rain (Atjazz RMX) - Kerri Chandler
13. Linda (Da Capo Touch) - Ralf Gum feat Oluhle
14. What We Gonna Do - Sia & Ribatone
15. The Roof Leak - Dj Fale
16. Awukhu Muzi (Shelter Edit) - Busi Mhlongo
17. All In My Head (Mark Francis Edit) - Avery Sunshine
18. B-Piper - Wyze, Joy Halliday
19. Kissing You (Josh Milan RMX) - Miranda Nicole
20. Lost Tapes (Feel Mix) - Needs
21. Living My Dream (Zepherin Saint Tribe RMX) - Local Instruments

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye Part Two.
April 02, 2012 07:40 PM PDT
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Happy 76th Birthday Marvin Gaye! Here's the sequel to the Marvin B-Day mix I did two years ago. Sorry I took so long to get this done but I believe the length of this one will make up for lost time. This mix is almost two hours long and filled with burners. Classics, a few unheard remixes and reworks by my brother Kenny Dope, John Morales Salaam Remi and myself, unreleased nuggets of some thangs and rare album cuts, singles and alternate takes of other thangs. I even snuck in Donny Hathaway's version of "What's Going On" as it's probably my favorite Marvin cover of all time. Spread the word!...



Journey Mix (Early Summer 2011)
June 24, 2011 08:59 PM PDT
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Sup Podcast peoples,

Ok, so I took a little over a year to put another mix up. My bad. Just been busy djing, making records and being a family man. The life of a dj right? Ok, no extensive dialogue here. I'm just inspired with all this great new music out. I had to zone out and release it into the universe. So here it goes!

Track List

1. Who Am I (French Twins Remix) - Boddhi Satva feat Athenai & C. Robert Walker
2. East Of The Sun (G U's Fusion Beyond Mix) - David Cote
3. Capricorn (Ralf Gum Remix) - 60 Hertz Project
4. Hey Hey (Atjazz Remix) - Dennis Ferrer
5. Envision (Ame Remix) - Osunlade
6. Lights Out (Rocco Deep Mix) - Groove Concept feat Johnny Dangerous
7. Feel Alive (Sean McCabe Remix) - The Demetrios Project
8. Anything (Mr V. and Reelsoul Remix) - Musiq Soulchild
9. Sweetness Is (Koyla Remix) - Peven Everett
10. Spinnin - Cajmere feat Russoul
11. Abyss - Manoo
12. Call Me (Kenny Dope O'Gutta Remix) - B. Original & Damir Pushkar feat J.A.M.O.N.
13. There Is A Truth - Motor City Drum Ensemble feat Stee Downes
14. 2AM FM - Desolate Cities
15. Boy Beats On His Drum (Kenny Dope O'Gutta Beats) - Mike Dunn
16. Light Of Love (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix) - Lady Alma & Yameen
17. Forever (Dj Spinna Galactic Soul Remix) - Blueday Stereo
18. Ngawe (Atjazz Love Soul Remix) - Bossruu feat Wandile
19. Show Me (Timmy Regisford Rework) - Jill Scott

Cd length if you need to burn it. Bang it in your whip! I hope to be back sooner than later with more mixes. Don't hold your breath though, hahaaa


Journey Sunday Sessions - All Vinyl Episode One
July 19, 2010 08:40 AM PDT
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What's up fam,

Sometimes it's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we're living in such a virtual
world when it comes to music, especially new music. I don't want to believe that I'm just some
kind of old school fool that can't get over my vinyl addiction. I have friends who downsized
their record collections due to space which is understandable, but for those with space, the idea of wanting to convert their entire collection to digital and then ridding themselves of the wax is inconceivable to me. I don't get it!

On the contrary, I love Serato. It allows for the traveling DJ to have their library with them at all times, ready for any situation. Sometimes though, I get lost in that digital realm and I miss the feeling of digging in the record boxes and identifying music by labels and artwork. Before using Serato it was even worse for me with CD's. Carrying up to three books or more of CD's with a gang of typed up track listings all over the place. CD's going bad on you due to wear and tear, and constantly having to rip and burn new music all the time. Plus for me, being a multi genre DJ, you could never have all your music with you using CD's. It became a nightmare!

Life seemed much simpler when it was just wax. Vinyl is still the best sounding format. It's the original way music is supposed to be heard. There's a human element to it. It makes sense that when the needle reacts from those microscopic wiggly lines in the grooves and those subs in the speaker boxes tremble in response, your body moves accordingly. It's all physics, it's all physical.
I love music. I have to get it any way I can. If I purchase a download of a particular song that becomes available on wax, I'll still buy the wax if I really love the song. I gotta feel it.

This mix is an all vinyl edition. Not a single mp3, aiff or wav file used. My laptop was disconnected. Every record in the mix was purchased from one of the last standing record stores in Brooklyn New York, Dope Jams. Luckily for me it's in my hood... well being the addict that I am I'm not sure if that's a good thing, (pause). You can check them out at Dopejams.net. They also do mail order. If you're an open minded progressive thinker, you'll love their selection. I even got some killer sought after classics in their used record bins, one of them being the last track in this mix.

I'm thankful that some artists, producers and label owners still consider vinyl a viable format. It doesn't sell as much as it used to years ago, but obviously there are other people in the world who share my sentiments. Listen to the words spoken by Nathaniel X on the first track in the mix. My feelings are the same brother, wherever you are! Long live the underground.

I don't usually like doing track listings but I'm making the exception this time to support the vinyl cause!


Title/Artist/EP Title (where available)

1. Gotta Get Over 2010 - Jer & Iz - Nathanial X Project
2. In My System - The Gathering
3. Track 4 - Kerri Chandler - Core 1994
4. Window Seat (Guy Robin Underground Mix) - Erykah Badu
5. Slightly (Mike Huckaby Remix) - Losoul
6. It Is What It Is - Fred P - Semesteres II
7. The Sun Can't Compare - Larry Heard Presents Mr. White
8. Night Lights - The Oliverwho Factory
9. Grandes Orgues - I:Cube
10. Tribal Gathering - Bolla
11. Move On feat Duchy - Kay Suzuki - Opening EP
12. Love Harmonic (Carl Craig Soundscape Remix) - Mirko Loko
13. Ambush - Culoe De Song
14. Deja Vu - Jephte Guillaume presents Wiltrud Weber
15. Hyper Ballad (David Morales Classic Mix) - Bjork
16. Arise - Anthony "Shake" Shakir
17. Turned On To You - 80's Ladies

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye Part One
April 02, 2010 10:51 PM PDT
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Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

The whole world knows that I'm a huge Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince buff.
But the other beast of a soul artist that I love to death is Marvin Gaye, of course! His music deeply expresses the soul of a man.
The most bewildering thing about Marvin that I've come to understand more in my adult years is how he was able express his life experiences so artistically despite all his traumatic upheaval. I mean, his pops was a cross dressing preacher that practically despised his own son. I'll never forget the day I found out his dad took him out, the day before his birthday! I couldn't understand it and I was
sad as hell. But life is wild that way. All that pain he endured led to greatness.

Check these two youtube clips.

(Tom Joyner interview) The most honest interview I think I've ever seen an artist do while they're STILL dealing with their issues, not after.

His dad was illmatic!

And a suggested read... Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye by David Ritz (who actually co wrote Sexual Healing)
This book will change your life and have you paying more attention to Marvin's lyrics. I guarantee it!

I grew up with his music like so many so I thought it was only right to bless the world with a mix. Included here
here in this first episode are some rare releases, B-sides, alternate versions, exclusive re-edits and remixes courtesy of myself and some legendary dj/producer friends.

More Marvin heat to come shortly...

Dj Spinna Live at the Hudson Hotel 11-16-09
November 19, 2009 10:43 AM PST
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Here's a short 40 minute clip of me rocking at the New York Hudson Hotel for Giant Step. There was magic in the air that
evening. Can't really explain it. I think it must have been the energy of the people that were there, most of them being familiar
faces of the club scene from the past 3 decades. I wish I had more of that night but my recorder was filled with other
recordings I had not backed up yet. Enjoy while it lasts. Thanks for listening.

Larry Levan Dedication Part 1
October 05, 2009 09:26 AM PDT
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Here's a mix of some of my personal favorite Larry Levan remixes and productions. Many people in the dance community already understand the role that Larry had on shaping the New York club culture via the legendary Paradise Garage which lasted a little over a decade. I was fortunate enough to experience Larry's magic in the G the year the club came to an end in 1987. You could only get in as a member and luckily one of the older members on my block was able to make it happen for me. I was in my teens and it literally changed my life forever. I caught that bug...It's something that's embedded in your soul for an eternity. I sometimes hear from older members that I should have been around when he was really on fire in the earlier days, but 1987 was good enough for me. The sound system alone was something that I have yet to see duplicated. You could feel the bass in your chest. I remember riding home on the train feeling like I had gone deaf. My ears never rang again like it did that sunday afternoon.

I grew up listening to his music mainly on WBLS via Frankie Crocker and Tony Humphries in the early 80s' and I have memories of going to my local record store in the neighborhood to buy jams like 'Let's Go Dancin'' by Sparque and I got 'My Mind Made Up' by Instant Funk, both included in this session. As a New Yorker and anyone living in New York in the 80's you couldn't really avoid Larry's work. Some of his work even infiltrated the hip hop world via samples with records like 'Heartbeat' by Taana Gardner, '7th Heaven' used in Biggie's 'Friend of Mine' and Central Line's 'Walking Into Sunshine' used in the classic LL Cool J/Marley Marl remix of 'Jingling Baby.'

Some call it Boogie, some say Disco, and some Garage but at the end of the day it's straight up good music that you can dance to and enjoy, period! This is part one, more to come shortly.


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