Saturday, September 09, 2006

DJ San Fran In The Mix : Afrotransit August 31, 2006

Afrotransit Fill-In August 2006 - Playlist and commentary

On this edition of Afrotransit, I decided to play moody, deep and soulful House songs that made me think of the Sunshine and the memories that I've had this past Summer. Hope you enjoy!

01. Inner City - Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin' (Def Mix)
02. Driza Bone - Brightest Star (Morales Classic 12")

These two songs are examples of the beautiful "Classic" Def mix sound pioneered by legendary remixers/producers David Morales and Frankie Knuckles. I've loved the Inner City track since I first bought the cassette of "Paradise Remixed", long since out of print.

03. Beyonce - Deja Vu (Sanfrandisco Bootleg Blend)
Beyonce's latest track. This is a special version done by yours truly.

04. Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song
Another classic House jam dating back to 1990. Simply beautiful!

05. Julien Jabre - Swimming Places (Sabaudia Gabin Remix)
Mr. Jabre's tune makes a reappearance this summer with a brand new remix by Sabaudia Gabin on a Balearic tip. Out now on 12" only from Defected.

06. Yuna Ito - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
(STUDIO APARTMENT Impulse Groove // Sanfrandisco Anthem Re-Touch Edit)
Japan's Yuna Ito was the co-star of the recent hit "Nana", which also features popular JPOP singer Mika Nakashima. This is a cover of the Nancy Sinatra song, and the CD single features a version true to the original. This version however, was re-vocaled and re-produced by one of my favourite Japanese House producing teams, Studio Apartment. As the original remix was way too short, I decided to extend it and make things more DJ-friendly.

07. Luisito Quintero feat Francis Mbappe -
Gbagada, Gbagada, Gbogodo, Gbogodo (Louie Vega Mix)

08. Ame - Rej (Original Mix)
This is the song of the summer...the original is still the best, but there are some hot remixes from Japan's A Hundred Birds and Italy's Pastaboys!

09. Roland Clark - Simple Things (Shelter Vox Mix)
Sometimes it's the simple things that mean so much...Roland's beautiful vocal is matched by the sublime production with a summery guitar and drums from Quentin Harris.

10. DJ Gregory - Elle
11. DJ Gregory - Soldiers
Two tracks from the genius that is DJ Gregory. More lovely French House goodness, both from the stellar "Africanism Volume II" compilation

12. Omar - It's So (Bob Sinclar Remix)
UK Soul singer Omar is finally back on the scene, and back with a vengeance for the clubs on this track. "It's So" is originally a mid-tempo R&B jam, but Bob Sinclar turns it out into a floor-filler, full of tribal chanting and synth stabs reminiscent of "Plastic Dreams"

13. Sergio Mendes feat. The Black Eyed Peas - Mas Que Nada (Masters At Work Remix)
The legendary Sergio Mendes collaborates with BEP on a cover of his classic tune, with MAW on remixing duties. Hotness.

14. MAS Collective - Free Your Mind (Spen & Karizma Dub)
One of my favourite Gospel House Classics

15. Evelyn "Champagne" King - Love Come Down
16. Gladys Knight - It's a Better Than Good Time
We end of the show with some disco nuggets

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