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What’s up world… been pretty much forever since I’ve posted anything here. I’ve been busy playing the delicate balancing act between DJing a lot, running my sound company, being a husband/dad and living life. Well, as if that weren’t enough, I’ve added something new to my plate. Those that know me well are familiar with this… I don’t sit still for long and invest myself fully into anything worthy of pursuing.

Anyways, yeah, so after about 2 years of playing around with the idea, I’ve finally opened up Deckademics. It’s Indianapolis’ first official DJ school. Our grand opening was incredible, we’re getting a ton of love from the local DJ/music scene and I have a feeling this will all be worth. It’s just the beginning of the journey, but I’m excited about it nonetheless.

Check us out on the interwebs, twitter and facebook!

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I just made a quick Oddisee mix to get you up to speed to some of his material (and he has a LOT of it, so this is just the tip of the iceberg…).
Here’s where you can get discount advance tickets to the show with Oddisee at the Jazz Kitchen on Weds, Oct 9th:
http://oddiseeindy.eventbrite.com/
Here’s the link & tracklist to the mix:
http://www.hightail.com/download/OGhlNU1DSWVOMUJEZU1UQw
Oddisee: Ready To Rock
Oddisee: All Along The River (instrumental)
Skyzoo ft Oddisee: So Mafuckin’ Soulful
Tokimonsta ft Oddisee, Andreya Triana & Tranqill: Jackinforbeats Pt. 4
Tiron ft Oddisee, Blu, Asher Roth: The Riches
Oddisee: Way In, Way Out
Oddisee: Chocolate City Dreaming (instrumental)
Oddisee ft Phonte: All Because She’s Gone
Oddisee: Maybes
Torae ft Oddisee & Tiara Wiles: Gratitude
XO: Black Broadway (produced by Oddisee)
Diamond District: The Streets Won’t Let Me Chill (produced by Oddisee)
Diamond District: Who I Be (produced by Oddisee)
Oddisee: Skipping Rocks (instrumental)
United Soul ft Phonte, Jean Grae, Aziz & Josh Collins: Soul Clap (Oddisee Remix)
Oddisee ft Olivier Daysoul: Mattered Much
Oddisee: Let It Go
Eric Lau ft Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul: Rise Up
Homeboy Sandman: Whatchu Want From Me?
Oddisee: Set You Free
Kingpen Slim ft Oddisee: Anticipation
Oddisee: The Carter Baron (instrumental)
Oddisee: Beach Dr. (instrumental)
Oddisee: You Know Who You Are
Oddisee ft Tranqill: The Supplier

I just made a quick Oddisee mix to get you up to speed to some of his material (and he has a LOT of it, so this is just the tip of the iceberg…).

Here’s where you can get discount advance tickets to the show with Oddisee at the Jazz Kitchen on Weds, Oct 9th:

http://oddiseeindy.eventbrite.com/

Here’s the link & tracklist to the mix:

http://www.hightail.com/download/OGhlNU1DSWVOMUJEZU1UQw

  1. Oddisee: Ready To Rock
  2. Oddisee: All Along The River (instrumental)
  3. Skyzoo ft Oddisee: So Mafuckin’ Soulful
  4. Tokimonsta ft Oddisee, Andreya Triana & Tranqill: Jackinforbeats Pt. 4
  5. Tiron ft Oddisee, Blu, Asher Roth: The Riches
  6. Oddisee: Way In, Way Out
  7. Oddisee: Chocolate City Dreaming (instrumental)
  8. Oddisee ft Phonte: All Because She’s Gone
  9. Oddisee: Maybes
  10. Torae ft Oddisee & Tiara Wiles: Gratitude
  11. XO: Black Broadway (produced by Oddisee)
  12. Diamond District: The Streets Won’t Let Me Chill (produced by Oddisee)
  13. Diamond District: Who I Be (produced by Oddisee)
  14. Oddisee: Skipping Rocks (instrumental)
  15. United Soul ft Phonte, Jean Grae, Aziz & Josh Collins: Soul Clap (Oddisee Remix)
  16. Oddisee ft Olivier Daysoul: Mattered Much
  17. Oddisee: Let It Go
  18. Eric Lau ft Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul: Rise Up
  19. Homeboy Sandman: Whatchu Want From Me?
  20. Oddisee: Set You Free
  21. Kingpen Slim ft Oddisee: Anticipation
  22. Oddisee: The Carter Baron (instrumental)
  23. Oddisee: Beach Dr. (instrumental)
  24. Oddisee: You Know Who You Are
  25. Oddisee ft Tranqill: The Supplier

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My longest running weekly (and the 2nd longest running weekly in Indianapolis) is turning 7 this coming Tuesday. It’s been a lot of fun over the years, but an amazing amount of work as well. Holding down a weekly gig for even a year can be challenging, but to do it for this amount of time is damn near impossible. Oh yeah, did I mention that I cart all of the gear and sound every week down to the spot as well. Yeah, son… DEDICATION. I’ve only missed 4 weeks in 7 Years also. So, nonetheless, I’m proud of this party and the fact that I have an outlet to play everything except the same tired radio rotation and current hits (we refuse to do that here and have a staunch “NO REQUESTS” policy… Oh, and a “IF YOU DON’T TIP THE BARTENDER, YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE” policy that has also become famous in Indy).

Come help J. Moore and I celebrate this Tuesday, March 12th with some good ol’ hip hop, soul, funk, reggae and party classics.

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This has been done for a couple weeks, but finally getting it posted. I know there are still a lot of Wu heads out there that will enjoy this, but them aside, how can you not be entertained by Ghost’s semantics? He’s one of my favorites anyways.

I also realized while making this that he has WAY too much material for one single mix so I’ve pulled some of his more obvious pieces and will put them on Vol. 2 (which I’ve already started also). So, yeah, there’s some sleepers, album cuts, and guest features on here to go with some of his classics.


Enjoy!

http://tinyurl.com/MetroGFKv1

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Just wrapped this mix up, it’ll be live within the next few days. Also, I realized while recording this that he has WAY too much music for only one volume so I actually spaced out the “hits” so there are some surprises on this mix that only the true GFK fans will be hip to and some of the obvious jams will be on volume 2.

Stay tuned…

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Source: surpassedsoul

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This past Thursday, Jan. 24th, I was able to see 5 months of work culminate with a really dope event I’ve been waiting 3 years for Red Bull allow me to bring to Indy. Well, ultimately, the wait was well worth it as nearly 1,000 people packed into Deluxe at the Old National Centre to see Action Jackson, Buck Rodgers, Cool Hand Lex, Indiana Jones & Limelight battle it out for $5,000 and the chance to advance to Chicago next month at the regional.

Honestly, all of these dudes did the damn thing! The energy was insane and the sets were so strong that Four Color Zack, Big Once & TopSpeed had to deliver one of the first ties in Thre3Style history.

Congrats to Buck Rodgers on taking the victory, but big ups to them all! Check out their sets here:

Buck Rodgers

Action Jackson

Limelight

Cool Hand Lex

Indiana Jones

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Soul Supreme v3 … features a bunch of super-talented, but lesser-known artists of the soulful variety. Hope you dig it!

PS: If you want a physical cd, hit me with your physical addy and I’ll get one to you asap.

DOWNLOAD:

http://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZYlJZeDNrWStFTmNUQw

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Flying Lotus = Genius

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daughtersofdilla:

Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde (Official Teaser) (by GummySoulPresents)
Release Date: 9.13.2012

As we approach the one year anniversary of 2011′s award winning Fela Soul release, we’re pleased to give you a sampling from Amerigo Gazaway’s upcoming mashup, “Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions — pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde.

Download the single here:
gummysoul.bandcamp.com/track/bizarre-tribe-runnin

facebook.com/gummysoulpresentstwitter.com/Gummy_Soulgummysoul.comamerigomusic.com

(via egotripland.com)

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lexxdigs:

Brasiliana (Promotional Video) (by Haylow Overby)

For more information please visit djhaylow.com/brasiliana.

Cover art designed by Lexx Valdez (lexxdigs)
Video edited by Haylow

Propers!

Source: youtube.com

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The newest mix by DJ Haylow is more than just a compilation of songs. It is a mindset.Brasiliana takes place in the late 60′s, early 70′s, and it is truly a beautiful place. The vibe is one of pipes and smoking jackets while entertaining a social event in your mod style case study house overlooking the city, or it could be a relaxing day on a deserted white sand beach. Either way, Brasiliana is musical enjoyment at the fullest, designed to paint a picture of another world and era. An assortment of lounge music, you will hear bossa nova, samba, and jazz by Brazilian, Italian, and American artists, singers, composers, musicians, and arrangers. There is no limit to instrumentation, as each song holds unique qualities that make them different from the next, though the mix in it’s entirety has a marvelously cohesive sound that makes it an easy listen from start to finish.
This is a glimpse into a time that sparks intrigue, style, fascination, and wonderment.
Welcome to Brasiliana.

For more information please visit djhaylow.com/brasiliana.
Cover art designed by Lexx Valdez (lexxdigs) Video edited by Haylow

Big shouts to Haylow and Lexx… great people and artists!

lexxdigs:

The newest mix by DJ Haylow is more than just a compilation of songs. It is a mindset.

Brasiliana takes place in the late 60′s, early 70′s, and it is truly a beautiful place. The vibe is one of pipes and smoking jackets while entertaining a social event in your mod style case study house overlooking the city, or it could be a relaxing day on a deserted white sand beach. Either way, Brasiliana is musical enjoyment at the fullest, designed to paint a picture of another world and era. An assortment of lounge music, you will hear bossa nova, samba, and jazz by Brazilian, Italian, and American artists, singers, composers, musicians, and arrangers. There is no limit to instrumentation, as each song holds unique qualities that make them different from the next, though the mix in it’s entirety has a marvelously cohesive sound that makes it an easy listen from start to finish.

This is a glimpse into a time that sparks intrigue, style, fascination, and wonderment.

Welcome to Brasiliana.

For more information please visit djhaylow.com/brasiliana.

Cover art designed by Lexx Valdez (lexxdigs)
Video edited by Haylow

Big shouts to Haylow and Lexx… great people and artists!

Source: lexxdigs

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npr:

Wormhole on the loose?! Run away!
—Daisy 

npr:

Wormhole on the loose?! Run away!

—Daisy 

Source: thisissgood

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I recently completed my latest mix, “Collections & Connections, vol. 1”… it’s a concept mix based entirely  on song-to-song relationships (might be a sample, might be wordplay, etc, etc). Feel free to download or pass the link along to anyone of interest.
www.tinyurl.com/MetroGnomeCCv1
By the way, the cover shows the majority of acts that are on the mix. Curious how many people you all can identify before opening up the file?

I recently completed my latest mix, “Collections & Connections, vol. 1”… it’s a concept mix based entirely  on song-to-song relationships (might be a sample, might be wordplay, etc, etc). Feel free to download or pass the link along to anyone of interest.

www.tinyurl.com/MetroGnomeCCv1

By the way, the cover shows the majority of acts that are on the mix. Curious how many people you all can identify before opening up the file?

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So after Exile’s performance on the 21st, we’re going to open up the sound system to basically anyone that wants to play material, new or old, in front of a crowd. Maybe you want to test the mix on a new record, or maybe you haven’t heard it outside of your car or headphones yet, or maybe you just want to get the reaction from a crowd of people. Whatever it is, this is your opportunity… and it’s only $5 to get in all night regardless. I’d suggest getting to the show early enough to see Exile perform though… trust me, you won’t be mad.

So after Exile’s performance on the 21st, we’re going to open up the sound system to basically anyone that wants to play material, new or old, in front of a crowd. Maybe you want to test the mix on a new record, or maybe you haven’t heard it outside of your car or headphones yet, or maybe you just want to get the reaction from a crowd of people. Whatever it is, this is your opportunity… and it’s only $5 to get in all night regardless. I’d suggest getting to the show early enough to see Exile perform though… trust me, you won’t be mad.