"PolyRhythm" Mixed By DJ IMANI (Soul/Latin/Jazz Broken Beat)

This mix is full of older personal favorites of mine.  There are 2 cover songs, a Marvin Gaye one, and a Celia Cruz one that are the Shiznittle. The title is taken from the crew that DJ MIKAN and I started, the PolyRhythm Conductors. We want to do our part in building up the Nu Jazz, Brokenbeat, Rare Groove/Boogie and Trip Hop scene out here. We haven't pulled it off just yet, but there are a few crews that are still keeping it alive.  I feel like the music scene it going through a strange transition right now, or maybe it's just me.

1 - Can You Feel It - Marc Antoine
2 - Dub Club Track - Stereotype And Soothsayer
3 - Burnin' (Jazzanova Mix) - Tate 's Place
4 - After The Dance feat. Melo (Bugz In The Attic Remix) - Simbad
5 - Who Are You Featuring Capital A - Afro Mystik and Capital A
6 - Nobody Knows - P'taah
7 - Higher Love (Vocal Mix) - Antonio Ocasio
8 - What's Your Number (Jazzanova Renumber) - Ian Pooley
9 - True Love (Brokenbeat Version) - Aquanote
10 - Day 2001 - At Jazz
11 - La Brisa Da Vida (Charles Spencer Remix) - Favela 5
12 - Tourment d'Amour - DJ Gregory
13 - Afro Rainbow - Raw Deal
14 - Quimbara (Jazztronik Mix) (Celia Cruz) - Jack Costanzo
15 - Come With Me (Reel People Remix) - Rasmus Faber
16 - Complete Life (Jazzanova Mix) - Liquid Lounge
17 - Fool - Rae & Christian

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"The Universal Language" Mixed By DJ IMANI (Trip Hop, World Beat, Downtempo)

There is a saying that "Music is the universal language". I was listening to a lot of Jazz on KCSM around the time that I made this mix. I heard Chuy (not Chuy Gomez) on his Sunday Brazillian Jazz show mention that "Music Is The Universal Language". I figured if I ever needed to communicate to other cultures, what better way than to make a mix of tunes that I felt characterized what I'm about. This mix is not really a Jazz mix.  It does have some Jazzy elements, but it's more of a cluster of styles that I still find inspirational to my roots as a DJ. It has some Trip Hop elements, some Downtempo, a little World Beat, and some dark sexy Electronic. It is a pretty mellow mix.  Enjoy!

The pic actually has a pretty cool history to it.  I guess Picasso used to recycle the canvas from pieces of art that he created, but was unsatisfied with. This face was a piece he created, but painted over. Thanks to technology, we are able to see what lies beneath the surface, pretty cool!

Marseillais Du Nord - Cheb Mami
Un Simple Histoire (A Simple History) - Thievery Corporation
Cleopatra In New York Feat. Carol C (Zim Zam Mix) - Nickodemus
Wings Of Santa Lucia - Adani & Wolf
Outro Lado - Zuco 103
Bandy Bandy Feat. Erykah Badu - Zap Mama
Hey Baby - Stephen Marley
Duality - DJ Krush
Don't Stop - Masters Of Groove
Ever Since I Was A Kid (Pt I) - Fink
Nautilus (MAWtilus) - Nuyorican Soul
Shadow - General Midi
Long Gone Blues (GXR Remix) - Billie Holiday
My Torture - Esthero
Music Box - Spylab
Like No Other - As One
Yen - Soul Circuit

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