Monday, August 7, 2017

Radio BSOTS show #166 - Tranquil Beats: Tuesdays In August, 2016



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In August of last year, I served as the guest curator for the Tranquil Beats playlist series on Bondfire Radio.  This episode of Radio BSOTS features the cuts I chose to play on a Tuesday throughout that month.

There are far too many reasons to keep chill out tunes within your reach these days.  Hopefully, this mix is able to meet you where you're at and take you somewhere else, if need be.  Either that or keep your soul and spirit stabilized in that good place.  For anyone who missed the first mix of tunes played on Mondays in August, you can find that episode here.


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This episode's track list:

1.  Joakim - Peter Pan Over The Bronx {Bandcamp}
2.  Om Unit - Fumes {Bandcamp}
3.  Flying Lotus - Camel {iTunes}
4.  Samiyam - dartgun {Bandcamp}
5.  J Dilla - One Eleven {Bandcamp}
6.  Molo - Glisten {Bandcamp}
7.  Quasimoto - Low Class Conspiracy {Stones Throw}
8.  Maverick - When Speakers Spoke {Bandcamp}
9.  James Pants - Light My Fire {Stones Throw}
10. Rory More - Lazlo Gets Close {iTunes}
11. Dotmatic - The Night On Fire {Bandcamp}
12. Alain Goraguer - Ten Et Tiwa {iTunes}
13. Kruder & Dorfmeister - High Noon {iTunes}
14. will.i.am - Lost Change {iTunes}
15. Lost Midas - Broken Peace Is {Bandcamp}
16. Comfort Fit - The Holy Moment {Bandcamp}
17. Danny Scrilla - Rigel 7 (VIP) {Bandcamp}
18. Scarper - Lacuna (Radio Edit) {Bandcamp}
19. Dana Boulé - 164 Steps To Awesome {Free Music Archive}

ID drop courtesy of TGrundy.  Background music is BADLUCK - Vanity (instrumental).

Items mentioned within this episode:

Radio BSOTS show #165

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Macedonia on Mixcloud
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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Radio BSOTS show #165 - BUCKWILD: Recovery Mode


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This show was recorded in stages between the months of March and April 2017.  I think the last time BSOTS got "buckwild" was in December of 2015, so this podcast has been long overdue for another primal scream.  A lot has happened since then, both in my life and the world at large.  There's plenty of music contained within this episode that speaks at length on the problems of the world today.  At the same time, there's music for the body to provide some balance.  As I always say with every "buckwild" episode, music for the party people, music for those that stay politickin', and music for the rest of us who find ourselves somewhere in between.  Hope you enjoy it.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Sega Bodega - Land Of Ooo {Bandcamp}
2.  The Dread - Staring At The Sun {Free Music Archive}
3.  Submerse - trip {Bandcamp}
4.  DJ Rashad, MoonDoctoR & FreshtillDef - Wah Wah
5.  Hotheads - Boss Level {Bandcamp}
6.  Mako & The Hawk feat. Chima Anya - The Devil Made Me Do It {Bandcamp}
7.  True Ingredients - Selfie Skank (Radio Edit) {Bandcamp}
8.  Open Mike Eagle & Paul White - I Went Outside Today (feat. Aesop Rock) {Bandcamp}
9.  Serengeti & Polyphonic - My Patriotism (Why? Remix) {iTunes}
10. Prince Ali - The Majors feat. Casual, Planet Asia & Keith Murray {iTunes}
11. Run The Jewels - 2100 (feat. BOOTS) {iTunes}
12. Oddisee - Like Really {Bandcamp}
13. Lecture On Nothing - Forward To Victory {iTunes}
14. Mister Wise - The Asylum {iTunes}
15. Jonny Sonic - Republican't {artist website}
16. J-Live - Eleven Nine {Bandcamp}
17. Kazi - Demons (feat. Bobby Earth & Nicholas Ryan Gant) {iTunes}

BSOTS BONUS TRACKS:

18. Negativland - The Greatest Taste Around {iTunes}
19. Pechiney Par[k] Heavy Industries - No Phunk Last Night


ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, Jonny Sonic and Kahlee.  Background music featured is "Kyoto" by Nest and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Items mentioned within this episode:

Radio BSOTS show #52
The End Of Absence by Michael Harris
Six Pixels Of Separation #430 with Michael Harris

Other key info:

The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Radio BSOTS show #164 - Cupid's Hunt 2017: grass ain't greener...



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This podcast episode is a two-fold celebration.  First off, this show marks the beginning of the 2017 podcast year for Radio BSOTS.  Not only that, but this show is also being released as part of the 10th Anniversary Cupid's Hunt Podcast Collaboration.  Since 2008, music lovers, DJs, and podcasters have been gathering together and releasing music mixes in honor of Valentine's Day.  The celebration at Cupid's Hunt is a month-long thing, seeing as how this project has hit the 10 year mark.

My Cupid's Hunt offering for this year began by asking a simple question:  what would it sound like to try to tell the plot of the movie Blue Valentine through music?  In no way am I suggesting that I have accomplished this, but the idea of pulling that off was a driving force behind this episode.  Pink Floyd's "Don't Leave Me Now" from The Wall soundtrack also served as a major influence for this mix.  Both of those pieces of information go a long way to suggest that this is not the typical Valentine's Day mix, but I've been moving further away from the traditional collection of love songs since 2013.  I didn't know it then, but I had started to create a trilogy.  It only dawned on me that I was making a trilogy once I started to map out the song sequence of this mix.  The offerings from past Cupid's Hunt mixes in 2013 and 2015 seem to share a common thread with this one.

Four years ago, I became far more interested in the gray areas of love, all the emotions that can often be confused for it or offered up as a substitute when there's no love to give.  This mix is no different.  I wanted to explore what goes on behind the social media veneer of smiling faces and vacation shots.  There's hurt behind the lives that we create online for the public to see and as far as I'm concerned, the real emotions underneath make for a far more interesting story to tell within the mix.

I certainly hope that you enjoy this mix and will find the time to listen to the previous parts of the trilogy, if you haven't already.




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This episode's track list:

1.  Rev. Johnny L. Jones - I Don't Need A Doctor (Sermon Excerpt) {Bandcamp}
2.  Prefuse 73 - Girlfriend Boyfriend {iTunes}
3.  Duke Hugh - Butterflies {Bandcamp}
4.  Mo Kolours - How I (Rhythm Love Affair) {Bandcamp}
5.  Serengeti - Guess What Mom
6.  ELWD - whenitfeltreal//sometimesclear {Bandcamp}
7.  NxWorries - Best One {Bandcamp}
8.  Tha Silent Partner - Mandingo Ocean {Free Music Archive}
9.  Odyssey Group - Midnight And You {iTunes}
10. Cohoba - Holla At Me {Bandcamp}
11. Submerse - Thinking About You {Bandcamp}
12. Core Rhythm and Zajazza - Lady (feat. Tah Phrum Duh Bush and Grand-Phee) {Bandcamp}
13. J Dilla - The Creep (The O) {Bandcamp}
14. Nangdo - Cry {Free Music Archive}
15. Harleighblu - Mmm feat. Dr. Zygote {Bandcamp}
16. Prince Paul feat. MC Paul Barman - The Night My Girlfriend Left Me
17. Foreknown - Cathartes Aura (Vulture) {Humble Beast}
18. Blaktroniks - Blow You feat. Exes4Eyes {Bandcamp}
19. Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Somebody's Got To Lose {iTunes}
20. Myka Nyne - Me And My Girl {iTunes}
21. Werkha - Falling Through The Wall (Tom Blip Remix) {Bandcamp}
22. Comfort Fit - Guess There's Nothing More To Say {Bandcamp}
23. Marquice Turner - Sometimes Things Don't Go As Planned {Free Music Archive}
24. Gizmo - Red Balloon {Bandcamp}
25. Phonte & Eric Roberson - Hold Tight {iTunes}


ID drops courtesy of TGrundy, Radio 95X, Sista Suga, and Fave.  Background music featured is "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Other key info:

The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Radio BSOTS show #163 - BBE Label Profile



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This Radio BSOTS episode is actually a Bondfire Radio broadcast that I wanted to share with the podcast feed subscribers.  It's a show that celebrates the music of the fiercely independent Barely Breaking Even (BBE) Records label, so I figured that this would be a great one to share with those that have yet to experience a BSOTS on Bondfire broadcast in its entirety.

BBE has been celebrating its 20th Anniversary all year long.  The playlist below represents a mere toe dip in the pool of their massive catalog, but it speaks to the diversity of this great label.  Hope you enjoy the show.


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This episode's track list:

1.  Katalyst - Dreaming Of You {Bandcamp}
2.  Mathias Stubø - I Never Knew {Bandcamp}
3.  Jim Dunloop - The Only Thing feat. Devon Parker & S. Squair Blaq {Beatport}
4.  Pete Rock - Something Funky {Bandcamp}
5.  Phantogram - As Far As I Can See {Bandcamp}
6.  Kid Sublime - Music ft. Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow {iTunes}
7.  Lady Daisey - My Story {iTunes}
8.  Tha 4rce - Damned If I Do feat. Russell Nash
9.  Space Invadas - Done It Again (Remix by Katalyst) {iTunes}
10.  J Dilla - So Far To Go feat. D'Angelo and Common (7" Edit) {iTunes}
11.  The Ambassadors - Ain't Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)
12.  will.i.am - Possessions {iTunes}
13.  Jay Dee - Rico Suave Bossa Nova {Bandcamp}
14.  Marley Marl - Hummin' feat. Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong {Bandcamp}
15.  Slakah The Beatchild - Enjoy Ya Self V2 {iTunes}
16.  King Britt - Cobbs Creek (Great Skate Mix) feat. Pos and Trugoy {iTunes}
17.  Foxy - Tena's Song {Beatport}
18.  Deep Tenor City - Fireheart {Bandcamp}
19. Joy Jones - Over (Osunlade Remix) {iTunes}
20. DJ Duke & Roland Clark - D2-D2 (Blaise Fade)
21. Aaron Jerome - Late Night Mission (feat. Yungun) {iTunes}
22. Kalyanji Anandji - Back Ground Music {iTunes}
23. Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even {Bandcamp}

Other key info:

The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Radio BSOTS show #162 - Tranquil Beats: Mondays In August, 2016



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Early on in 2016, Bondfire Radio began a playlist series called Tranquil Beats.  Focused on chilled out instrumental music, this playlist opens and closes the broadcast day Monday through Friday (9 a.m. and 12 midnight, EST).  A new guest curator is invited to select music to feature every month.  I took on the guest curator role for August of 2016.

Normally, Bondfire asks for individual songs from the guest curator that are played in whatever order they see fit.  From the website, listeners can see both the artist name and song titles as they play.  This episode features my Tranquil Beats picks that were played on Mondays in August, but they are presented in more of a mix tape style rather than a playlist one.  This is not the same order in which the songs were originally broadcast on Bondfire, either.  I just felt like the podcast audience should have something a little different.

This show is dedicated to all my USA heads who will be suffering from P.T.S.D. due to the 2016 presidential election campaign.  We all need a moment to decompress and I certainly hope that the songs within this episode can help with that effort.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Jon Phonics - "Candy Coupe" (2014) {Bandcamp}
2.  Darondo - "I Don't Want To Leave feat. Tall Black Guy (Sure Know How To Love Me Re-Edit)" (2013) {Bandcamp}
3.  Keyboard Kid - "Life's Real World 2 Gil" (2012)
4.  BADBADNOTGOOD - "Speaking Gently" (2016) {Bandcamp}
5.  ELWD - "citystreetflower" (2016) {Bandcamp}
6.  The Stuyvesants - "Sunrise In The Stuy" (2010)
7.  Submerse - "Fumes" (2014) {Bandcamp}
8.  Dabrye - "Piano" (2006) {iTunes}
9.  Karriem Riggins - "12's in 8" (2008}
10.  Darkhouse Family - "Disco Duck" (2016) {Bandcamp}
11.  Denaun Porter - "jUsT 4 dA hAwAiI eVeNiNg" (2013) {Bandcamp}
12.  fLako - "Humming" (2011) {Bandcamp}
13.  Def Dee - "Rain" (2011)
14.  Alain Goraguer - "Le Bracelet" (2014) {iTunes}
15.  Ultramarine - "Nova Scotia" (1991) {iTunes}
16.  Sepalcure - "See Me Feel Me" (2011) {iTunes}
17.  Mount Bank - "We Could Be Real" (2016) {Bandcamp}
18.  Big La vs. Todd - "Death Wish" (2016) {Bandcamp}
19.  Nangdo - "1st 2 Know" (2010) {Free Music Archive}
20.  Tha Silent Partner - "Love really?" (2016) {Free Music Archive}

ID drop courtesy of TGrundy.  Theme music courtesy of Cy Tru.  Background music featured is "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Other key info:

The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed
Anji Bee on Mixcloud
Joseph Aleo's Journey To Tranquility mix
Gaming Looks Good YouTube series

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Radio BSOTS show #161 - Both Sides on Bondfire (pt. 2)


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As a person who never wants the summer to end, I can't say that September is one of my favorite months.  It's the usual routine:  back to work, back to school, back to life, back to reality.  And for me, it's back to BSOTS on the podcast end of things.  The broadcast side of my life has been thriving thanks to Bondfire Radio and there's no reason why I can't dive into those archives to create shows for the podcast feed.  Not everyone gets to hear the live broadcasts, so I should make more of a concerted effort to bring some of that back to home base.

Continuing with the playlist approach from the previous episode, all of the songs in this show (except for "Mothership Riddim") were pulled from 2015 broadcasts along with a few talkover moments.  The selections within this show include everything from hip-hop and drum and bass to gospel house and even some Afrobeat from Eastern Europe.  While it's not brand new music, I do believe that quite a few of these joints have a timeless quality to them and will still sound good a decade from now.  Beyond that, at least one song in this episode will be new to someone out there.  Perhaps your next favorite artist is hiding out within this playlist.  Here's hoping that you enjoy the show and will share it with someone else who loves music.  :-]

(And don't forget about International Podcast Day!)



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This episode's track list:

1.  Blakesmith - "Live & Create" (2015) {Bandcamp}
2.  Steve Spacek - "Dollar" (2005) {iTunes}
3.  A Tribe Called Quest - "Lyrics To Go (Jesse Fischer Remix)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
4.  Roots Manuva - "Facety 2:11" (2015) {Bandcamp}
5.  Heresy - "Da Call Out" (2015) {iTunes}
6.  Mikal Amin (Hired Gun) - "Get Away" (2015) {Bandcamp}
7.  Saun & Starr - "Look Closer (Can't You See The Signs?)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
8.  Dokkerman & the Turkeying Fellaz - "Illegal Move" (2015) {Bandcamp}
9.  The Whole Truth - "Memories Of Love" (2015) {Bandcamp}
10.  J-Felix - "Keep On (We Ain't Here For Long)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
11.  Essa - "LeLeLe ft. Kashmere of Strange U (produced by Flako)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
12.  Bastien Keb - "Down River" (2015) {Bandcamp}
13.  Alicia Myers - "Right Here Right Now (Hallelujah Anyway)" (2015) {iTunes}
14.  J Dilla - "Walkinonit" (2006) {Bandcamp}
15.  Exist - "Lookin' At Blue" (2011) {iTunes}
16.  Submerse - "whyarntyou" (2015) {Bandcamp}
17.  Om Unit & Fracture - "Chatting Breeze" (2015) {Bandcamp}
18.  Om Unit - "Mothership Riddim (feat. Mark Force)" (2016) {Bandcamp}
19.  The Polyversal Souls - "Goin' In (feat. Afrika Baby Bam)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
20.  Ahmed Sirour - "The Mourning After" (2014) {Bandcamp}

ID drops courtesy of Hired Gun, Aspektz, Stan Smith, DJ Diva, James Taylor of JTQ, India (Astronauts of Antiquity), and Thad Reid.

Background music selections include the following:

"Pond" by Lavender Worm
"Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Other key info:

The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed
International Podcast Day

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Radio BSOTS show #160 - Both Sides On Bondfire (pt.1)


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I could list a dozen reasons as to why I haven't done this earlier, but none of them would be good ones.  For any one who ever wondered what on earth has been keeping me from creating new podcast episodes, the live broadcasts for Bondfire Radio every other Friday certainly have something to do with it.  With that being the case, I figured that I really ought to bring the BSOTS on Bondfire broadcast experience to the podcast feed.

Big shout out to Classick Material of the Cold Slither Podcast Network, whose encouragement served as inspiration for me to finally get this show done.  With that being said, it's clear that consistency lies on the broadcast side of things, so for more Bondfire archives and to subscribe to the broadcast feed, just go here to make that happen.




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This episode's track list:

1.  The Hot 8 Brass Band - "Homies (Radio Edit)" (2012) {iTunes}
2.  DJ EFN - "Paradise (feat. Talib Kweli, Wrekonize & Redman)" (2015) {iTunes}
3.  DJ Vadim And Sena - "Work Hard" (2015) {iTunes}
4.  Markis Precise - "Back To Life (feat. Eligh)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
5.  Blitz The Ambassador - "JuJu Girl" (2015) {Bandcamp}
6.  Core Rhythm And Zajazza - "Grown Folk Biz (feat. Homeboy Sandman And Eagle Nebula)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
7.  Romare - "Nina's Dream" (2015) {Bandcamp}
8.  Semi Hendrix - "Jesus Pressed Mute" (2015) {Bandcamp}
9.  Sebastian Paul - "Birth" (2015) {Bandcamp}
10.  Public Enemy - "Corplantationopoly" (2015) {iTunes}
11.  Benjamin - "Those Memories (Sneak Up On Me)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
12.  NxWorries - "Link Up" (2015) {iTunes}
13.  The Greg Foat Group - "The Hunt" (2015) {Bandcamp}
14.  Mbongwana Star - "Malukayi (feat. Konono No. 1)" (2015) {iTunes}


ID drops courtesy of Fave, Kahlee, EJ Flavors, Core Rhythm, and Jonny Sonic.

Background music selections include the following:
"Pond" by Lavender Worm
"Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Other key info:

The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed