Weekend Mixtapes #38

From the french capital to the West Indies. The Paris DJs Soundsystem is back with their famous thematic mixes. Following the more than 7 years old “West Indies Vintage Funk Vol. 1” it’s thankfully now time for the second edition of Caribbean soul.

Red Light Radio’s All Around The Globe is back with a tropicália special, tracklist included!

Funkycan out of Berlin made a nice sunny mix, from “Strawberry Letter 23” to “Can You Feel It” it’s very well rounded. 

Also out of Berlin, Jazzanova associate Alex Barck dropped his fourth My Kind of House mixes and it’s as good as the previous three.

Already a week old, but Romare’s summer mix is still worth a mention.

Weekend Mixtapes #30

Shows like this are the reason why Red Light Radio is one of the best online radio stations. On “All Around the Globe” Remco Beeskow and Jorn Konijn focus on obscure and rare music from all places and genres. This time they present great findings from Central America.

Kutski of BBC Radio 1 tracks down the history of Roland’s famous and more relevant than ever 808s, 303s and 909s. 60 minutes of background informations to sharpen your knowledge in electronic music.

Juan Gomez, who is also running a nice Tumblr blog, made a sweet afrobeat mixtape highlighting Accra’s music scene in the 1970s.

Record collector Gene Pontecorvo from Austin, Texas made a deep psych and folk rock mix called “Drugged, Tormented, Forgiven, Redeemed: Suburban Malaise in the 1970s”. It’s all in the name!

This week’s jazz contribution comes from John “L.A. Jay” Barnes III, who made a mix for crate diggers favorite Wax Poetics magazine.

And last but not least you have a couple of hours left to listen to last week’s two hour show of selector and reggae representative David Rodigan on BBC 1xtra.