ONE THING CoverWith my Fridays in November residency coming up at the Ace Hotel in New York City, I wanted to drop a quick mix highlighting some music I’ll be playing during that time. There is a hefty amount of heavy drums, quality hip hop, original samples, authentic reggae, raw funk and soul, as well as other assorted nuggets. The mix was done all live in one take with no pre-planned set in the FleaMarket Funk lab in Jersey City, NJ. It’s how it will go at The Ace Hotel. The mix contains pops, crackles, etc. that you would expect when a live DJ set goes down. I’m a huge fan of doing it live as opposed to making it perfect through editing. That’s the way the park jams went down, and that’s the way a mix should be done. If it was good enough for the founders of this hip hop culture, than it’s good enough for us. Fortunately, we don’t have to plug into a light pole and steal electricity. That being said, put on your headphones, sit back and enjoy. You are about to go on a ride on a ride with Fleamarket Funk as your captain. Get up and dance a bit if you want, we’re not telling. It’s Friday, you have to cut loose somehow, right?

ONE THING: A Live Mix Track List:

UGeorge – 40 Year Old Rapper
The RZA – Funky Theme
Vince Evans – Speak Ghetto Speak
Bobby & James Purify – I’m Your Puppet
Grand Daddy I.U. – Something New
Reuben Bell – Superjock (DJ Yamin Edit)
Betty Adams – Make It Real (Ride On)
U Roy – Wake The Town
Dennis Alcapone – Funky Tang
Damu The Fudgemonk – Leo The Ruler
Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love
Donald Byrd – You and The Music
Billy Brooks – Forty Days
A Tribe Called Quest – Luck of Lucien
Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Rudy Got Soul
The Herbaliser – A Little Groove
Central Line – Walking On Sunshine
Main Source – Looking Out The Front Door (Instrumental)
Freeway & Jake One – One Thing (Instrumental)
Gap Mangione – Free Again
The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
Willie Mitchell – Groovin’
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
Joe Simon – Before The Night Is Over
Arzachel – Queen Street Gang
BadBadNotGood (feat. Ghostface Killah) – Experience

If you dig what you hear, please pass it along to a friend.

Keep Diggin’!

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