Day: June 18, 2007

Officially Live!

…the truth is, the site has been live since February and I’ve been toying with a few ideas.  I’d rather just get it out there now and watch it grow.

What have I been doing?! A lot! I know that’s vague but at this point, I do not know where to start.  Don’t worry, Deep Soul Sessions still has a lot left in the tank.  I promise to follow up this evening with my Memorial Day Mix.  In the meantime, I’ve been toying with ideas to make this site more than just a Podcast Portal.  The plan is to make the site more interactive.

Deeper Soul Sessions!!
The idea came from listening to Osunlade’s Yoruba Radio podcast.  He went to his crates and dropped some amazing blends of music outside of what we are use to hearing from him.  I have a few personal mixes and/or creative playlists that I’d like to share that are outside of the normal house mixes and they will be displayed on this site as well. I am excited about sharing.  If you have any suggestions, please share.  I did one about a year ago which was quite suggestive but it’s for the Grown & Sexy.

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I will not be responsible for anything!! Oh do not blast at work…. not work safe! lol

Deeper Soul Sessions will not be on that level but it’ll flow. 🙂

I am exciting about sharing this with everyone…. until then, please share your feedback!! Enjoy the “What’s In My Rotation” post along with the “Flashback Mixes”…


Flashback! I Love Old iMixes….

My brother recently called me and asked for another copy of the last mix cd I dropped, “Red Eye Flight”.  This was back in 2005!! So I may get a few moments and do one per his request for this year…in the meantime, I’d love to share it with some of my newer listeners.  I think this is when I decided to transition into a two hour show… enjoy!

Nina Morena’s Red Eye Flight 1.7.06 [Right Click…Save As To Download]

Arabesque (Vocal Version) – Micatone & Nicola Conte Vocals by Lisa Bassenge
I Might Do Something Wrong – Tortured Soul
I Want You (Redsoul Remix) – Erykah Badu
Tania (New Mix) – Harry Choo Choo
Da Sambafrique – Nick Holder
Calma (Louie Vega Remix) – Bah Samba f/Isabel Fructuoso
Like A Butterfly (You Send Me) [Masters At Work Remix] – Patty Austin
Nice To See You (Osulande Remix) – Lascivious
Do What You Know (Mario Fabrini & Oliver Demset Remix) – Vibezselect
Music Sounds Better With You – Stardust f/Daftpunk
Flight – Studio Apartment f/Monique Bingham

What’s In The Rotation…6/18/07

I often get asked, what is in my rotation.  So I decided to drop a quick list of what I’ve been listening to the past week.  Since there have not been too many releases I’ve been impressed with as of late, I’ve gone back to some not so recent drops…

  1. Nomumbah – Love Moves
    This Brazilian group has been brought to the forefront by Osunlade and let me tell you, I listen to this from beginning to end.  It dropped back in late 2006 and I got my hands on in February.  It was my calming while in Miami during WMC and it has become a wonderful Spring/Summer soundtrack.  Trust me you MUST HAVE this cd. 
    Favs: Ela, Dandaula, Tu Que Voca Podia Ser
  2. Blue Six – Aquarian Angel
    Finally another Blue Six LP. I was thinking maybe Naked Music has lost their edge and it won’t be the same.  I’d have to listen to the older LPs and play back some of my favorite memories of their music in my head.  Well I was in for a plesant suprise.  It’s sexy, loungy (yes I made that up)  and much needed. THANK U JAY DENES!  Aquarian Angel is no Beautiful Tomorrow but sufficed its need to be only what a Blue Six LP can be.  Once again Aya & Lisa Shaw blessed the tracks provided by Jay with their sensual and sometimes mumbly voices. Cathlene Russell has an amazing appereance with my favorite track, “Half Life” with the same intrigue she left on the last LP with “All I Need”.  The Tropicalia promo got a lot of play in my personal rotation. This is the perfect summer night cruising CD…another naked must have…
    Favs: Tropicalia, Half Light, Here I Come
  3. Since I am in a Naked Music mood, I had to make a dash one late night a few weeks back and I pulled out the Aquanote playlist.  To my suprise, this LP still demands the same respect it did in 2002.  If you have never taken a moment to listen to “The Pearl” it is a much needed purchase in your music library.  It touches the soulful side of Naked Music and you get to hear the early vocals from Monique Bingham and Lisa Shaw.
    Favs: The Last One, Heartbreaker, All Over You
  4. Sunday driving can be random at best when it comes to me. I, for some unknown reason, decided to throw in a Janet cd and jam.  I actually forgot how much I loved the “All For You” cd.  What really caught my attention  was the very last track, so it has to get some attention because I think we all have those moments when we feel like giving up.  I think Ms. J conveyed her message quiet well in this song and it’ll always be a gem in my book… “Better Days”.
  5. While all of us are awaiting a new Tortured Soul cd, I have always explored the remixes by Spinna and others on thier already amazing live house music. While I may laugh a time or two at the lyrics, the music is some of the best I’ve heard in a while.  So I chanced on listening to “Introducing Tortured Soul” and I wondered if this was one of those “let’s record this in one session” cds.  It ended up being one of my favorites in 2005/2006.  The one song that I keep in my rotation over and over is “Epic”.  I enjoy the CD but I love to see them live.  If you have never seen them, please be advised!! They will have you dancing from start to finish….