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Retail DJ February 2012 Podcast

5 Mar

By the way, I released this a few days ago, before it was March. You’d know that if you were a fan on facebook…just sayin’ ūüėČ I have no comments, really. It’s just a collage of the music I’m into right now. It’s got some new, it’s got some old. It’s good for a variety of moods. I hope you enjoy!

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Waifs and Strays – Yeah Yeah (Original Mix)

Joyce Muniz – Back Down

Status IV – You Ain’t Really Down (Jazzanova’s Hey Baby Remix)

La Fleur – Ten Fingers

Joyce Muniz – Erykah

Inxec & Matt Tolfrey – Bring It

Claptone – Cream

Hot Natured – Nino Brown

Tiger & Woods – Dr. Burner (Original)

Michael Jackson – Off the Wall (Only Children Club Edit)

Soundstream – Live Goes On

Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Justin Martin Edit)

Cassius – Hey Babe

– Retail DJ


The October 2011 Podcast Is Here!

23 Oct

A few nights ago, I had been up reading for hours and once it was time to actually sleep, my body wouldn’t allow it. I knew I was “in the doghouse” for not having completed a September podcast and was afraid that I was suffering the same “DJ’s Block” for October’s. Luckily, my sleep deprivation comes to my aid at times. After playing around with some old and new music, I put together a podcast that I feel properly reflects the state I’m in right now.

It’s a busy podcast, jumping from genre to genre and growing more and more aggressive as it goes on. It has its dark moments that are evenly eclipsed by lighter ones. It can serve as a party-starter or a soundtrack to some serious lounging; it’s all up to you.

I’ll be back with a new podcast in November and a few updates here and there (including a renovated podcasts page), so don’t forget to come back for more!

Retail DJ October 2011 Podcast

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Motorfunk – Motorfunk (from Groove Armada’s Doin’ It After Dark Compilation

Cocolores – Heart Quest

Photek – Mine to Give

SBTRKT – Pharaohs (ft. Roses Gabor)

Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Vox)

Homework – Fissa Turn (Homework After Hours Dub)

Distant People / Dee Major – Guidance (Lovebirds in 1998 Mix)

Urulu – Washing Up (Prince Club Remix)

Lazaro Casanova – The Healer (Oscar G Calle Ocho Mix)

Radiohead – Nude (Justin Martin Remix)

Brodinski – Gold Digger (Original Mix)

Chernobyl & Praga –¬†Balan√ßa (Renaissance Man Remix)

Evil Nine – Ultimo

Femme en Fourrure – Plump Bisquit

– Retail DJ

p.s. The mix is more dynamic in headphones…

Retail DJ July 2011 Podcast

25 Jul

Hello, everyone. I have indeed returned to this thing we called blogging, after a brief hiatus. It was a pitiful bit of time off, at best, consisting of doing lots of boring things, though a few exciting things were scattered therein (like my DJ residency in Williamsburg). But all in all, it’s nice to be back!

I’ve returned bearing gifts in the form of music, my most valuable currency of exchange as a thank you for being readers. The gift to which I am referring is the July podcast, of course. It’s a little late in the month, but as I always say, “better late than never!”

This podcast contains music by Turkish “newcomer” (at least in terms of popularity) Deniz Kurtel, Ogris Debris, La Fleur, and a brand new track by Azari & III. All in all, it’s a danceable mix, but it leans on the mellow side with lots of deep house.

But enough talking. I’ll let you get to playing. Enjoy!

Retail DJ July 2011 Podcast

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deniz kurtel (feat. jada) – the l word (12″ version)
azari & III – manic
sis – nesrib
x-press 2 (feat. david byrne) – lazy (mowgli goes deep mix)
penner & muder – absence
jewel kid – spinola
plastik park meet alexander purkart – musics hypnotizin
la fleur – primula
kerri chandler – all i have is this feeling
round table knights feat. ogris debris – cat power (extended mix)
ogris debris – dark aery (original mix)

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Retail DJ June 2011 Podcast Is Out!

18 Jun


The new Retail DJ podcast is out and ready for your listening pleasure! I don’t have much to say about this one, actually, except that it’s good ūüôā I added a lot of music that I don’t get to play that much at work (as I play more mellow music by day), so it starts a little hard. There are, of course, track of a light variety laced throughout the podcast, but this is just about dancing. I hope that it compels you to do a lot of it. Enjoy:

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one-half nelson – humachine (dj nita’s battle ready mix)
madredeus – o paraiso (buscemi remix)
roisin murphy – orally fixated
toni lionni – found a place (original mix)
classixx – into the valley (nycpartyinfo remix)
rimer london – squaring the triangle
kim ann foxman – what you need
shit robot – simple things (work it out) (todd terje remix)
hercules and love affair – classique #2 (edit)
broke one – go go go
rimer london – kunt*
* just a small sample from the intro included at the end

– Retail DJ






Retail DJ May 2011 Podcast

9 May

Alright folks. The May podcast is ready for your listening pleasure! There is no real theme this time around except that the podcast is sprinkled with older electronic music tracks I remember listening to in high school and my early years in college. I played around with this podcast quite a bit. It originally had a far more mellow vibe, but I upped the pace a bit and decided to put in more dance-friendly tracks, most of which have an upbeat lounge feel though some are borderline oldschool rave friendly. As per usual, I am all stopped up and sick right now, so my voice sounds craptastic (sorry!).

I find that this mix would inspire me the most while getting ready to go out, but much like any other form of art, music is best left for interpretation. Listen to it whenever you feel best and don’t forget to dance a little as you go along.

Retail DJ May 2011 Podcast

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Motorbass – Neptune

Homework – I’m Into This

Playgroup – Pressure

Phonat – Intimate Confessions

Motorbass – Ezio

Mysterious People – Fly Away (Jason Jinx’s Joystick Remix)

DJ Falcon – Honeymoon

Yellow Sox – Flim Flam (Smith & Selway Remix)

Switch – Just Bounce To This (Original Mix)

Eddie Amador – Rise (Deep Dish vs. Eddie Amador Mix)

Maya Jane Coles – What They Say

Munk – La Musica (Shir Khan Remix)

Chris Lattner – Sick

Ben Mono & Lars Moston – Can’t Stop (Original Mix)

Alcatraz – Giv Me Luv (Original Mix)

– Retail DJ

Retail DJ April 2011 Podcast!

8 Apr


(photo courtesy of Pitulineta)

Over the past few months, as many of you may know, I’ve been doing quite a bit in terms of my personal life. Beyond the family and romance bit, there have been some changes in terms of work (I went in full-time on Retail DJ) and my academic career (I applied to grad school). The results were all positive, with the exception of the tough part that came at the end: deciding to whom I would say “yes.” After lots of careful thought, university visits, budgeting, planning, and nights spent with my eyes glued to mindmaps and pro/con lists on neon paper squares, I made the decision to stay in NYC for grad school.

However, during that process, particularly in the last month, I had been playing around on the mixer and using my mood to dictate what went into this podcast. I really wanted the songs to speak to each other – literally and figuratively – as they came together in the mix. Take, for example, the transition from a Sissy Knobby track to Mike Q’s “Ha Dub” rework. Considering Sissy Knobby’s transgressive performance of gender as a part of the now well-documented “sissy bounce” movement in New Orleans and DJ Mike Q’s presence within the NYC and NJ gay ballroom scene, there is no doubt that the two pieces fit, both thematically and musically. Then there’s “What I Need” by Curses! speaking directly to Hot Chip’s chanting on Jesse Rose’s “Forget My Name.” I let the songs talk to each other in a sense. It’s something that I truly enjoy when putting together these podcasts. Though a stressful and time-consuming process, I find that I learn a lot about the way music works and the power of even the simplest beats and lyrics.

Just a production note: this podcast was put together using my Vestax mixer with Serato and Itch, with final editing (i.e. voiceovers) done in Garage Band on my MacBook Pro.

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sebastiAn – embody
kraak & smaak – thinking back
ttc – telephone
djuma soundsystem – junkies vs. rain (djuma bootleg)
kraak & smaak – plastic people
tony senghore – if you came here (shir khan remix)
jesse rose (feat hot chip) – forget my name
curses! – what i need
ka§par Рso right
sissy knobby – lay me down (renaissance man remix)
dj mike q – the ha dub rewerk’d
savage skulls (feat tony senghore and sprinkle juice) – watching you (dub version)
mstrkrft – paris
savage skulls – caravan (jacques greene remix)
voices of life (feat sharon pass) – word is love (mercury edit)
database – your heart
todd edwards – come around
makam – you might lose it (kerri chandler kaoz 623 remix)
homework – hudson square


– Retail DJ

Retail DJ March 2011 Podcast

17 Mar

For the first time in, well, ever (?), I am putting up the monthly podcast weeks before the last day. That’s cause for celebration. Another aspect of this podcast worthy of a hoorah is the fact that I recorded it all on my new mixer! You see, I previously had the difficult task of manually placing each song next to another, manually attempting to beatmatch when possible, crossfading almost all of the time, from one song to the next. But now, with the help of modern technology, this podcast is going to get increasingly better over time. Note that this recording was made after only one week of playing with the mixer (a Vestax vci-300 mk II + Serato/Itch), so there are a few mistakes. However, I am really proud of this and know that they will only get better with time and additional practice.

This mix includes new (and old) tracks by several of my favorite artists. I wanted to make something relaxing and danceable all at once, so I consulted some of the best, including: Joyce Muniz, Homework, Jesse Rose, and others who bring a guaranteed dance beat with every track they make. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did putting it together!

Retail DJ March 2011 Podcast

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nicolas jaar – keep me there (atreides’ ‘swag numero deux’ edit)
homework – hold me tight (original mix)
jesse rose – non-stop
hercules & love affair – my house (original mix)
crookers (ft. roisin murphy) – royal t (house of house remix)
prince club – i know (2011 re-issue mix edit)
pteradactil disco – big ass biscuit (original mix)
round table knights – endless (original mix)
lcmdf – future me (mr. a’s repeat the repeat the repeat mix)
azari & iii – into the night (renaissance man extended mix)
joyce muniz – party over here, party over there
risk sound system – the sound is yours (kerri chandler remix)
round table knights – cat power (extended mix)
idiotproof, renaissance man, payme – moonlighting (original mix)
green velvet – flash (jamie jones remix)
la fleur – racine (original mix)
crookers, kardinal offishall, carla-marie – put your hands on me (jesse rose play prime remix)
detroit grand pubahs – sandwiches (idiotproof mix)
sapabonde – vai nao se esconde (guto de almeida remix)
chaz jankel – get myself together (original mix)

– Retail DJ

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