They say multi-tasking kills creativity but in this case, listening to two types of audio generated an idea for jungle beats mixed with a Sunday sermon. This Lenny De Ice track, (We are I.E.) is mixed with sound snippets from a rousing sermon by Ahman titled Mental Fast. It will give you permission to question religious practices that manipulate and limit the mind of a spiritual seeker.
Here is an outstanding selection of Soul Train clips with Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay by Big Sean Ft. Kanye West & Rosco playing in the background. It’s titled Black History Mix: ‘Marvin’s Room of Chardonnay Train’. Cool how the dancing works with funk, soul, rap and R&B. Soul Train style captivated me at the age of 7 and the influence on my life is notable.
In fact, here’s an audio/video mix from DJ Gal VanIZed 2012. It’s a montage that symbolizes the many contributions black culture has made to my personal life. Enjoy this blend of sounds, words and images that represent creativity, authenticity and power.
Relax and unwind while watching the waves and the sunset at La Jolla California. Rare reggae and dub records from Jamaica via Zed Records blended with a La Jolla Sunset backdrop. Guest appearance by Mr. Seagull.
Summer, music and L.A. is an irresistible recipe that unites a world wide community of lovers. This mix blends together all of the elements that make music, summer and L.A. great. Funk, punk, soul and hip hop simmering together with a vibe of unity and spunk. Get galvanized. To see a playlist or to listen in MixCloud, click here.
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In the ’80’s I was pretty big into punk rock. One of my favorite tunes was “Oh Bondage, Up Yours!” by X-Ray Spex. I especially loved the way the tune started, first with a sweet female voice saying “some people think little girls should be seen and not heard….but I think”. Then, with all the power you can imagine lead singer, Poly Styrene belted out the words that ring on in the minds of anyone who’s ever heard the song: “OH BONDAGE, UP YOURS!”.
Poly Styrene was one of the few females who made a mark in the punk rock scene. Pioneers like her paved the way for artists such as Madonna, P!nk and Lady Gaga. She passed away on April 25, 2011 at the age of 53 and I wanted to acknowledge her contribution to the music scene and to the lives of many girls and women who have plenty to say but are sometimes too afraid to say it. May this mix bring out the pioneer in me, in you and in anyone who wants to be bold and leave a lasting mark.