Old Chris, Young Chris, Classy Chris, MF Chris, Old Young Classy Chris, are just some of the names our good friend and veteran NYC Soul DJ, Chris Barrett goes by. Luckily for us, Chris took a minute away from his laborious schedule of reinvention to bring us a mix of epic proportions. Culled from Chris‘ extensive collection of first rate soul 45s – this mix boasts a potpourri of mid-tempo floaters, and heavy low-rider ballads; the kind of tunes that have made Chris a fixture on the Slow Soul Scene. Catch him at his regular gigs here in Brooklyn: Truly Yours (Every Thursday at The Great Georgiana), and Knights of the Round Tables (Every third Friday at The Commodore – along with fellow purveyors of the “Slow Sound” Mr. Fine Wine and Mikey Post). A perfect mix for warm-weather Get Downs, or late-nite Stay Ins. Download
The stars at night are big and bright – DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS!
It is an honor for us to share with you this artfully crafted mix, lovingly transferred to the MP3 format by our favorite Houstonian currently presiding in our beloved Brooklyn, the incomparable Brett Koshkin. When Brett’s not writing cover stories for the Village Voice, posting pictures of plus-size cats on Instagram, preparing delicious feats, or obsessing over the TSU Toronados – he’s probably buying, playing, or listening to first rate Soul 45s. Thankfully for us, he decided to put together some of his favorites for us to enjoy. So sit back, grab a Lone Star, maybe some chili (don’t you dare put beans in it), and get down to some quality Texas Soul. On the count of three: One… Two… Three… THANKS BRETT!
Disclaimer: Not all selections are from Texas.
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Our newest podcast features a superb mix of guaguanco, plena, mozambique and boogaloo sounds from one of our favorite Borinqueños, Christian Mártir. Born in Santurce, PR and residing in NYC, Christian has spread his love for soulful rhythms everywhere from Uptown to Madison Square Garden. Wepa!
He can be heard at his monthly party, Pa’lante! starting May 21st. @ APT 78 (4447 Broadway, NYC), and be sure to check out his record label, Sociedad Records for releases that are surely past and future classics. Click to download
A new mix of rare 45s from mighty hitters, Henning Börm & Emel Ilter, the DJ’s behind the regular Soul party, Spin Club Lucerne, and the yearly weekender, Not Too Young, in Lucerne, Switzerland. http://www.swisssoul.ch
Killer soul mix from George Rodriguez, part of the DJ team for two of the longest running rare soul and 45-only parties in the US, Angel City Soul Club (Los Angeles) and Hipshaker (Minneapolis). Click to download[audio src=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/Daptone/PODCASTS/Daptone.Podcast.George.Rodriguez.2013.wav”]
DIG the brand new mix from Helsinki’s Soulful Ambassador, Timmion Records own, Jukka Sarapaa. When he’s not dropping heavy, heavy beats for his top combo The Soul Investigator’s, or co-running Europe’s finest outlet for SOUL music (Timmion Records), he’s hard at work crafting world class mixes of First Class SOUL 45s. Get with it people! This is the real deal!
Mikey “Custodian of Soul” Post, long-time Daptone Sales and Production Manager, is also one third of the crew behind the monthly soul party, Knights of the Roundtables, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Every 3rd Saturday with DJ’s Mikey Post, Old Chris, and Matt Weingarden (WFMU’s Downtown Soulville).
@ The Commodore
366 Metropolitan Ave.