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Refuge flashback

I salvaged the lone live mix marking the end of my Refuge residency. Lots of deep treats.

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Refuge #6: Boundless beats

The pre-Thanksgiving session was fresh. No one was there then everyone came through all at once. I almost made Brett repeat his set because he played so many hot records early on. But then he had more hot records so it was all good. To mark the occasion of an old friend being the first […]

Refuge #4: Rainy nights

While I was bemoaning the bone-chilling weather and its effect on my gathering, a couple rolled in and turned the back of the room into their own special dancefloor. Vibe Conductor Pick: Kaidi Tatham – “I’m High” This song almost broke my iPod’s repeat feature. The album was only released in Japan so it can […]

Roddy Rod’s at it again

The newest incarnation of his Cuba After Market project. Next installment to hit iTunes on Nov. 27, 2009. And of course, the first single’s been kragenoff. Did you catch the Vibe Conductor cameo? And then there’s that new Kev Brown vid. Shot by Apex. Edited by the Humble Monarch himself, young Roderick.

New Year’s Eve 2008: The Lost Tapes

Finally liberated an important SD card from Jamil‘s clutches. Now we can reminisce on the first minutes of 2009. Part 1 The warm-up. [download] Part 2 The clock striking midnight with maximum room capacity then busting the lightweights upside the head for about an hour. [download] Part 3 Going deep and hitting a few peaks. […]

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I had a Bug in my attic

When an international dance music star needs to borrow your studio to finish a remix on deadline, you show him where the beer is kept, step aside and record reams of mental notes. Kinda makes all those RBMA rejections hurt a bit less.

The Vibe Conductor 2008 Hot List

Even more so than last year, this list was an excruciating exercise due to a glut of options rather than a shortage. 2008 was a great year for black music. I won’t even address the type of coonery that could make one feel otherwise because what’s the point in even giving that any mental energy […]

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ProjectVIBE 17

1. Takuya – Summerjam 2. Caron Wheeler – UK Blak 3. Anthony Hamilton – Nobody Else 4. Sade – Turn My Back On You 5. Femi Kuti – Blackman Know Yourself (The Roots Remix) 6. Moodymann – People Make The World Go Round 7. Dionne Farris – 11th Hour 8. Chaka Khan – What Cha’ […]

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ProjectVIBE 7

1. Blue Girl – Q-Tip 2. Why – Eric Benét & The Roots 3. The Hop – Radio City feat. Bajka 4. Summertime – Mos Def feat. Esthero 5. Very First Time (hip-hop 01) – Aloe Blacc 6. Simply So (Sa-Ra Rmx) – GB feat. Steve Spacek 7. Keep On – Up Hygh feat. Phonte […]

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