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VF Live: Aloha Got Soul #7 with Roger Bong

Celebrating the sounds of Hawaii – with disco, island folk, rock, and AOR records.

In VF Live, our favourite DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios, for intimate mixes and performances.

Aloha Got Soul’s latest set sees founder Roger Bong celebrating the sounds of Hawaii – direct from its record store in Honolulu.

“This is a mix of all things Hawaii: country, disco, Hawaiian, folk, rock, AOR, and ending with the all-time classic, ‘Naturally’ by Kalapana.

These selections come from a crate I was spinning every weekend at the Honolulu Museum of Art for a recurring event which centered around a relaxing evening of Hawaiian and local music. Recent government measures have cancelled or prohibited many types of events throughout Hawaii due to the pandemic, and this crate has sat unplayed since.

The records also remind me of my first VF Live set – songs that feel like home, songs that remind me of the islands.”

Watch and listen to the set above, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist

1. Gabe Kila – Jiro And Ichiro
2. Kona Blend – Meeting in Secret
3. Keli’i Tau’a – Roll It Maika
4. Makaha Sons of Niihau – Hale Aniani / Lani Ha‘aha‘a
5. Buddy Fo and his Group – Going Home
6. Henry Kaleialoha Allen – Naka Pueo
7. Na Kaholokula – Puhipuhi Osole Pipi
8. Haleakala – Jan Ken A Po
9. Loyal Garner – Kaaahi Kahului
10. Hawaiian Railroads – Kapoho (A Village In The Land Of Puna)
11. Kaleo O Kalani – Hanalei
12. Country Comfort – We Are The Children
13. Mike Kahikina – Who Came First?
14. Eddie Suzuki – Beauty Near Hanalei
15. Harry Sonoda – Waves
16. Moondance – Still On My Mind
17. Kalapana – Naturally


Head here to discover more about Aloha Got Soul

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VF Live: Jayson Wynters

Broken beat, house, and techno records from his Birmingham HQ.

In VF Live, our favourite DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios, for intimate mixes and performances.

DJ, producer, and Cafe Artum founder Jayson Wynters makes his VF Live debut, playing Broken beat, house, and techno records from his Birmingham HQ.

First cutting his teeth in the garage scene as an MC in the late ’90s, Jayson has continued his musical journey weaving through different scenes in his hometown, as well as further afield – in the UK and across the globe.

“My inspiration behind the mix was paying homage to nights like Co-op at plastic people, Bruk up at the Hare n Hounds in Birmingham and Bruce Q’s Liquid Fusion at Zinc Bar. All in the name of Broken Beat/Nu Jazz and the people/usual suspects who are responsible for this sound.”

Watch and listen to the set above, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist

1. Yukiro Fukotumi – Is it Featuring Ion Fine
2. Kaidi Tatham – In search of hope pt 2
3. Dub Basement – Thrill Seeker
4. Cosmosis – The Land of the forgotten dreams of Zoo
5. Matt Wood – No Time (Neon Phusion Mix)
6. Ben Hauke – Simple Feat Jerome Thomas
7. Da One Away – Trash Da Junk (808 dub Version)
8. 2000& Black – Two way here one way go
9. Untitled
10. Bossa Tres Jazz – Easy in
11. DJ Rels – Eclipse Parts 1 & 2
12. Daniel Maunick – A Vicious Circle
13. Samrai – Khadi (JTC Remix)
14. Untitled
15. Sir Lord Commix – Motionvibe
16. 4Hero – We who are not as others (Jazzanova Remix)
17. Watching Windows (Roni Size Meets Nu Yorican Soul)

Listen to Jason Wynters’ forthcoming The Affect Heuristic EP on Delsin Records here.

Photo by: David Stanley

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VF Live: Love Injection #2

Exploring “the NYC <> Tokyo house music connection” from their sunny Brooklyn HQ.

In VF Live, DJs take you inside their HQs, record stores, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

Champions of New York dance culture past, present, and future, Love Injection aka Barbie Bertisch and Paul Raffaele return with a house special exploring the connection between NYC and Tokyo.

“In our set, we noticed a clear nod to Body & Soul and the NYC <> Tokyo house connection. Some records directly, some in spirit and texture,” Raffaele explains. “It makes sense, as that’s what we’ve been thinking about a lot lately. We wear our references on our sleeve — it feels most natural to us. That’s the way we were taught.

“In an industry that’s been co-opted and capitalised, seemingly feeding on dishonesty, this is what feels most honest for us. We are guests in this space, and it’s important to continue to present and contextualise our choices so others can pick up the bread crumbs and learn.

“It’s a soup of the sounds we find ourselves drawn to at the moment. Jazz-influenced house; dramatic, organic percussion; complex rhythms – tied to our emotions and state of mind at the moment.

“Jazzanova’s ‘Caravelle’ at 33rpm is a world I want to live wrapped up in forever. François K. presented it this way in his Essential Mix in 2000, but I can promise you Barbie arrived at the decision on her own. But François was here first!”

Tracklist:

1. Parquet Courts – Plant Life (Peak Wifi Vibes Mix) (Rough Trade)
2. Nature Soul – Dawn (Beatless Dub) (Remix by Jerome Sydenham) (Ibadan)
2. Soul Family Sensation – I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You (Marshall Jefferson Piano) (One Little Indian Records)
3. Fumio Itabashi, Henrik Schwarz, Kuniyuki – Watarase (Kuniyuki Version) (Mule Musiq)
4. Jazzanova – Caravelle (Jazzanova Compost Records)
5. Basement Jaxx – Betta Daze (Atlantic Jaxx)
6. Billy Cobham feat. Novecento – Interactive (Honeycomb Keyapella Mix) (Rebirth)
7. Anthony Nicholson – Transgressions (Circular Motion)
8. Ballistic Brothers – A Love Supreme (Black Science Orchestra Remixes) (Soundboy Entertainment)

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VF Live: Scarlett O’Malley

A soul, disco, and house special with the West London DJ.

In VF Live, DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

London DJ Scarlett O’Malley makes her VF Live debut with a soul, disco, and house special from her abode:

“I was born and raised in West London, which is where this set was recorded. I have been collecting records since I was about 13 years old, and DJing for six years – starting in Southampton while I was at university playing house parties and local venues.

As a kid, I started collecting records at car boot sales because I had a record player and was already into soul music at the time. All these years later, my collection is about 1,500-strong made up of mostly rare soul, crossover, disco, house, garage, and dance music. About 80% of my collection is made up of 45s. Over the past year or so I have really been building up my house collection too. My absolute pride and joy.

I base my weeks around checking out local record shops, and searching for tunes online. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The inspiration behind these selections comes in two parts. First of all, I am playing my favourite records – tunes that really have some significance in my life whether it be a memory of when I first heard it, how often I play it, or responses I’ve had to it when DJing. All of these records are linked to the best experiences I have had with nightlife.

I also love looking at these records within the context of their lineage in the dance music timeline. Soul music is what created disco music is what created house music, and that length and breadth is truly the music I love most. As someone who studied history at university, discovering the history behind these releases, the climate in which they were made, and how they informed later music are just as important to me as the sounds.

The music, collecting these sounds in vinyl form, and my love of history are all the perfect combination of what I am most passionate about in life.

This set was also a chance to play records from my favourite artists and labels. Amazing soul music is continually being re-discovered, and reissued to wider audiences. On that note, big ups are due to Athens of the North, Epsilon Records, and Soul Direction for a good portion of the inspirations behind this mix. Summers spent in Ibiza, and nights at the 100 Club are also behind a lot of the memories contained within.

Tracklist:

1. Oliver Cheatham – Don’t Pop The Question
2. The Fantastic Four – As Long As I Live (I Live For You)
3. Leroy Hutson – I Think I’m Falling In Love
4. Edwin Starr – Running Back And Forth
5. The Constellations – I Don’t Know About You
6. United Sounds – It’s All Over (Baby)
7. Nobody’s Children – Shardarp
8. Romeo & Juliet – You Got What It Takes
9. Jax Transit Authority – Life Is A Miracle
10. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Baby, You Got My Nose Open
11. Liquid Blue – Take It Anyway You Want To
12. The Nu-Rons – All My Life
13. Paris Ford – Boogie On Down
14. Mind & Matter – My Love Is Like A Fire
15. Prince Phillip Mitchell – One On One
16. he Miracles – Can’t Get Ready For Losing You
17. Timeless Legend – Everybody Disco
18. Arnie Love & The Loveletts – We Had Enough
19. Black Ivory – Mainline
20. Brand New Heavies – Stay This Way (Danny Krivit Edit)
21. MD X-SPRESS – God Made Me Phunky (Original Mix)
22. Stabbs – Joy and Happiness
23. 280 West feat. Diamond Temple – Fly (280 West Mix)
34. Leon Ware – Why I Came To California

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VF Live: Kirollus #7

Boogie, funk, and jazz from his Brighton HQ.

In VF Live, DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

Brighton-based DJ Kirollus has been working at his local specialist record store Uptight Records for the past eight years, amassing a mighty collection along the way. In 2020, he also launched a bi-weekly mix series called Forty Minutes of Funk, to help push boogie, funk, and soul, and the talented DJs within the scene.

He returns with an uplifting live set featuring boogie, funk, and jazz records:

“This mix is a bit unusual in the sense that it’s split into two halves that are musically quite different, but somehow manages to work. I kick off the freestyle session with a fierce, female-fronted synthesizer boogie record. The mix then takes an unexpected turn after the all-time classic ‘Expansions’ by Lonnie Liston Smith, which inspired me to delve into a lesser visited part of my collection.”

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Feel ‎– Got To Have Your Lovin’
2. Oliver Cheatham – Mama Said
3. Samson & Delilah ‎– I Can Feel Your Love Slippin Away
4. K.I.D. ‎– Hupendi Muziki Wangu? ! (You Don’t Like My Music)
5. Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
6. The Judy Roberts Band – Never Was Love
7. Flora Purim – From The Lonely Afternoon
8. Seawind – He Loves You

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VF Live: Rare Groove #3 with Norio

Japanese Balearic, house, techno, experimental electronica and more from the Osaka record store.

In VF Live, collectors take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

For Osaka record shop Rare Groove’s latest VF Live set, owner Norio plays Japanese Balearic, house, experimental, electronica, and techno selected from the racks.

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Imitation – Exotic Dance
2. TsuchiYaniBond – Urbane
3. Toshiyuki Honda – Tomorrow I Play A Piano
4. Emerson Kitamura & Tomoe Ura – Kieta Akabus
5. Sato – Towa No Us (waki remix)
6. Coastlines – Half Moon Shadow
7. Milk Talk – ‎Ah Be Rue (パソコン音楽クラブ Remix) (7-inch Edit)
8. Y.N – RTS
9. Fitzzgerald ‎– Moonjam (Roy Comanchero Remix) – *”Roy Comanchero is an Osaka guy!”
10. HANKYOVAIN – code name:party light (Bushmind Remix Instrumental)
11. CAZA FEATURING TUTTLE & DYNAMO – xxxZeroxxx (A.W. Mix)
12. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Exhibition


Head here to discover all of the records Norio played at Rare Groove, Osaka.

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VF Live: Macca

“Kickback chillers, instrumental bangers, and weirdo vocals.”

In VF Live, our favourite DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

NTS resident and Liverpool’s own, Macca brings a slice of One Glove to the VF Live series, direct from his living room.

“This was a great excuse to grab a bunch of records I haven’t played for some time. I played some well known artists mixed with lesser known tracks, but each one compliments the other. It’s a chilled affair to begin with – after all, I’m sat in my socks in my flat – closing out with a few heavy hitters from my nearest and dearest.”

“The set also features a track from One Glove 001 – Southside Park EP by moon, which straddles the boundaries between scouse bruk, house, hip-hop, garage and jungle, with essential streaks of adlibs, samples, and vocals from old and new voices, reflecting the grit and soul of inner-city Liverpool.”

Watch and listen to the set above, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Caliban – Open Mind
2. Fila Brazillia – July 23
3. Tornado Wallace – We’re Where We Were Part 2
4. Sonzeira – Southern Freeez
5. Dreamcast – Liquid Deep
6. K15 – Crush
7. Thundercat feat. Ty Dollar $ign & Lil B – Fair Chance
8. John Carroll Kirby – Essaouira
9. The Pool – Jamaica Running (European Mix)
10. Mike Slaughter – In Time
11. Contours – The Dada Loop
12. moon featuring Sticky Dub – Inna Dance
13. Rapscallion – A Dis Yah Secret Friend

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Pro Sound News’ Top 10 Stories of All-Time

PSN Top 10 Stories of 2021Here are PSN‘s Top 10 most popular stories of all-time, as ranked by Google Analytics. PSN has merged with Mix over at Mixonline.com; find us there, and also check out the revamped Mix weekday newsletter (get your free subscription at https://bit.ly/3gVh4Gf).

10. Software Tech: 96 kHz vs. 44.1 kHz—Let’s Settle This By Craig Anderton. Ever since we’ve had a choice of sample rates, there’s been controversy over whether higher sample rates sound better.

9. Bringing the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound Back to Life By Clive Young. Tribute act Dead On Live teams with Asbury Audio to replicate the legendary Wall of Sound concert audio system.

8. Timbaland’s VA Studio Hits the Market By Clive Young. The R&B megaproducer’s Virginia Beach studio complex is up for sale, along with its gear.

7. Monitor Engineer Michael Mule, Dead at 57 By Clive Young. Monitor engineer Michael Mule worked with everyone from Iron Maiden to Anita Baker across a nearly 40-year career that began at CBGB.

6. Seen on the Scene: 2019 NAMM Show, Day One By Clive Young. Dive into our huge photo gallery for all the new products, sights and hoopla of Day One.

5. Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position P.A. System – A Real-World Review By Jordan Kaplan. Bose’s first portable PA under $1,000 delivers considerable bang for the buck.

4. Behind the Scenes of the Grammys’ Live Sound By Steve Harvey. Providing live sound for an audience composed of the top music artists and executives is no easy task.

3. AKM Factory Fire—A Pro-Audio Industry Disaster By Clive Young. An 82-hour fire in AKM’s semiconductor factory is already hurting numerous top pro-audio manufacturers around the globe.

2. Finneas on Producing Billie Eilish’s Hit Album in his Bedroom By Steve Harvey. Finneas O’Connell—Billie Eilish’s co-writer, producer, older brother and an artist in his own right—discusses recording her sonically adventurous debut at their family home.

1. Police Photos Reveal First Look Inside Prince’s Legendary Tape Vault By Clive Young. Prince’s tape vault, rumored to contain thousands of unreleased songs, was a musical urban myth until his 2016 death, when photos taken by police investigators revealed that the rumors were true.

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Pro Sound News’ Top 5 Live Sound Stories of All-Time

PSN Top 5 Live Sound Stories of All-TimeHere are PSN‘s Top 5 most popular live sound stories of all-time, as ranked by Google Analytics. PSN has merged with Mix over at Mixonline.com; find us there, and also check out the revamped Mix weekday newsletter (get your free subscription at https://bit.ly/3gVh4Gf).

5. Tool Tours with Intricate, Immersive Sound By Steve Harvey. Touring the world behind Fear Inoculum, Tool’s first album in 13 years, the prog-metal heroes are filling arenas with a massive audio system that takes a new approach to immersive live sound.

4. Exclusive: Yamaha Launches Rivage PM5, PM3 Desks, DSPs, More By Clive Young. Take an exclusive sneak peek of Yamaha’s most ambitious expansion for the Rivage series yet, as the company introduces two new consoles—the PM5 and PM3—as well as a pair of new DSP engines—DSP-RX and DSP-RX-EX—and Version 4 firmware.

3. Bringing the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound Back to Life By Clive Young. Tribute act Dead On Live teams with Asbury Audio to replicate the legendary Wall of Sound concert audio system.

2. Monitor Engineer Michael Mule, Dead at 57 By Clive Young. Monitor engineer Michael Mule worked with everyone from Iron Maiden to Anita Baker across a nearly 40-year career that began at CBGB.

1. Behind the Scenes of the Grammys’ Live Sound By Steve Harvey. Providing live sound for an audience composed of the top music artists and executives is no easy task.

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VF Live: Zudrangma Records #7 with Maft Sai

An Ethiopian 45s special.

In VF Live, our favourite DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

For Zudrangma Records’ latest set from its Bangkok HQ, label head, shop founder, DJ, and producer Maft Sai selects Ethiopian 45s from the racks.

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist

1. Tilahun Gessesse – Lanchi Biye
2. Tilahun Gessesse – Alegntaye
3. Mulu-Ken Melesse – Wubit
4. Tamrat Ferengi – Anchin Yagengulet
5. Aster Aweke – Mulu
6. Tilahun Gessesse – Aikedashim Libe
7. Alemayehu Eshete – Tashamanalech
8. Alemayehu Eshete – Ney-Ney Woleba
9. Seifu Yohannes – Ebo Lala
10. Mahmoud Ahmed – Yefikir Wuha Temu

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