DJ Imani "Sensations" (Deep Soul House and Remixes)
Finally, my first mix of strictly Deep, Soulful House. No Brokenbeat or Latin House in this one, like most of my others. Well I take it back, there are 2 Latin tracks, but just a little taste. I couldn't help myself. Speaking of not being able to help myself, the model in this pic is the Bamboo Vixen at an event called Club For A Cure. It was a night where all the door money went to breast cancer research. I wouldn't mind researching the Bamboo Vixen's breasts a bit more, haha. Wait, did I say that out loud?
I think I'm starting to focus on more upbeat tracks when I spin, like the ones in this mix. The world of Downtempo is starting to fade. I know I've said it before, sorry for sounding like a broken record. Pun anyone???
I would love to keep spinning some Trip Hop at happy hours or lounges, but people want to dance. I am also noticing that it is getting harder and harder to find high quality tunes. Maybe I'm getting old, but so much music fuckin sucks right now, and that's in many genres. I go to Stompy.com or Traxsource.com and it is so saturated with bad music that it takes me forever to find the gems that I'm looking for. Maybe piracy has forced these great producers to get day jobs to make ends meet, therefore leaving them little time to produce. I think we really fucked ourselves here. There are so many record labels going out of business, and pretty soon the only record stores that will be open will be the massive ones like Amoeba that mainly sell used music, or these mega chains like Target or Best Buy that only sell new Pop/Radio hits, or $5 greatest hits CDs from Queen and Rod Stewart.
I went into Rasputins the other day, and they are selling porno now!?!? Is that what it has come to to survive?!?! When they started selling posters and T-shirts, then movies and video games, it made sense, but fucking porn??? (or butt fucking porn, hahaha)
Besides all that, I spent hours in the Electronic section and it was full of garbage. You probably won't see me in a record store anymore when I can go on amazon.com and download a song for a dollar. I'm done spending 4 hours of my time at a record store flipping through trash. I used to do all my research and purchasing at record stores, now it just wastes my time. I used to spend entire days in record stores and walk out with bags of music. Now I walk in and it takes me forever just to find a single CD I like.
These record stores fucked up, for me at least. Instead of focusing on making the music consumer happy, they just decided to start selling all these other mediums to bring more customers in. PORNO FOR FUCK SAKE!!!!! If they had better music buyers bringing in better quality, instead of just the billboard charters, they'd still have customers. They also need to improve on those old, broken down, shitty listening stations that barely have any content in them.
Oh well, times change I guess. I feel like a part of me died today, and I will miss those experiences, but now that I am a DJ, not merely a collector, I need to be more efficient and be able to hear the music before a purchase.
Well this blog entry sure took a turn huh? Back to my original intention... to give you this new mix. The title is taken from a new Deep House night that I just started with Rahiem and Rob in SF. All the details for that are on my facebook page
1 - Music in the Air (Will Reel Soul Rodriguez Vocal) - Tyrone Ellis
2 - Fallin' (Reel Soul Remix) - Tonya Renee
3 - First Love (Feliciano Classic Mix) - Syren
4 - Love and Happiness (Ray Jones Vocal Mix) - First Choice
5 - Hang Around (Karizma's Deepah 1ne Remix) - Ben Westbeech
6 - You’re All I Need - DJ Dealer
7 - De Color (Ferry B. Original Mix) - Ferry B
8 - Curiosity Killed The House Cat (Aaron Hall Remix) - Jazzmopper J
9 - Better Than Never (Main Mix) - Orlando Vaughan
10 - Losin' My Head [Peaktime Mix] - Monkey Brothers feat Shaun Escoffery
11 - Samba Consumo (CrisP mix) - Sumo
12 - Second Guess (Grant Nelson Remix) - Reel People
13 - Everything She Wants (White Label Remix) - Wham
14 - Black Man (Deep Soul Mix) - Gianluca Pighi feat Robert Owens
You can download all of my mixes and Mashups for free, and read my rants. I spin Broken Beat/Nu Jazz, Trip Hop/Downtempo, World Beat, Rare Groove (Funk/Soul Jazz), Deep/Soul House, and so many others.-----------------------------At the bottom of each post is either a direct link to download, or you will need to copy and paste the link in your browser. You can either choose the Zip file, or download each track individually, since all of my mixes are cut into individual tracks. If you burn to a CD, I recommend burning at a slow speed, to avoid silence between tracks, and be sure to change your Burn settings to remove the 2 second gap between songs.----------------------------You will be directed to either MediaFire, Z Share or Megaupload. In Mediafire you will need to click on each song title (In Blue), to get a download link for each song. You have to download each track individually. In Megaupload there will be a zip file and you can download the entire folder at once. I use Zshare for Uncut mixes that are usually very long mixes. Usually recorded Live.--------------------------------------Also check out www.therapythroughmusic.blogspot.com, that's where I Talk Shit About The Music Industry