DC soulful selections for spring time

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1. Gil Scott Heron – Intro
2. Ohmega Rhed – Chocolate City
3. Wayna – So Long Heartache
4. Chuck Brown – Playing Your Game, Baby
5. Raheem Devaughn & Backyard Band – Guess Who Loves You More
6. MVP – Feelin’ Free
7. Ne’a Posey – Gotta Be
8. Priest da Nomad feat. Asheru & Kokayi – Holding It Down
9. Ne’a Posey & PPP – You Should Be
10. Ave.To – Sand To The Beach
11. Oddisee feat. yU – Searching
12. Tamara Wellons – Corcovado rmx
13. Kenny Allen – Kissing You
14. Kokayi – Own Soul
15. Kev Brown feat. Raheem Devaughn – Heaven
16. Muhsinah – Once Again
17. RPM – Poetry Bum
18. Nicholas Ryan Gant & Pharcyde feat. Amma – I Ain’t Ready
19. Bilal Salaam – Metro Groove
20. DJ Stylus – O Fim Dos Tempos
21. Unspoken Heard – Truly Unique
22. JLaine, TFox & Wes Felton – Don’t Really Know
23. Kev Brown – Allways
24. Kokayi & Foreign Exchange – Where Did The Love Go?
25. Marky, Jazzanova & Clara Hill – No Use

Last year I did a happy hour with SoulBounce and put together a collection of DMV soul that was created before Beltway outsiders extended long overdue acknowledgement.

DJ Stylus at Vegetate
[I really miss Vegetate. | photo credit: Ne’a Posey]

It was only given out on site to folks who attended the party and has languished on my hard drive since then. It’s not that undiscovered new-newness, but a collection of modern DC soul that leans toward the indie and progressive. The main names of the scene over the past decade are included as well as a few bits you might have missed. And of course, there’s a taste of go-go. Without it, this mix would be improper.

I noticed a strong connection between the vibes on this mix and our current combination of warm sun, cool breezes and mild temperatures. I highly recommend this mix for the following activities:

– cruising in the sunshine
– relaxing at a cook-out
– Friday evening pre-gaming
– Saturday morning bunning-up
– Sunday afternoon housecleaning
– hipping people to DMV music
– flaunting your good taste when you pull up next to a cutie at a red light

5 Replies to “DC soulful selections for spring time”

  1. Ivan Neal

    this mix is nasty….would love to come check out one of your spots….Priest put me on to you

  2. GregP

    Alright, at 34 1/3 I’m finally ready to loosen up my ‘if it ain’t hip-hop, I ain’t interested’ mantra, and Stylus, this was the perfect intro. Looks like I’ve been missing out on quite a bit. Thanks for the mix: it’s even got a white guy feeling soulful …

  3. Greg, if there are any ladies around, they will thank you.

  4. Oh Stylus…this mix is pure perfection. Feels just like home!

  5. I want to let you know that I submitted this mix for Soulful Sunday on KN.com, my name is J. Rizzle and i’m a contributor on KN and also have a lil site called “DEF!NITION OF FRESH” http://definitionoffresh.blogspot.com/ and I will be starting another site at the end of the month called “CHECK DEEZ” which will feature only mixes and mixtapes (the skillz and etc that makes a true mix)

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