Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Radio BSOTS show #169 - two weeks off from humanity...



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"Every day breathing in the United States is an away game for the Black man."
-Rich Medina, DJ/Producer/Poet, Beat Society Podcast, Episode No. 8

The title of this episode first came to mind back in July of 2016, shortly after the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.  Since then, it was put on the back burner and I knew I wanted to use it eventually.  After hearing that Brother Sterling's killers weren't being charged and then the police shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, CA, as well as far too many incidences of 911 calls on my people for simply existing, it just made sense to put together a show during this moment in time...where Starbucks locations nationwide have to close for a day so that their employees can learn how to simply treat all people like human freaking beings.

I recorded the music mixes for the show back on April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The first part deals heavily with police brutality.  By extension, it also goes into what happens when Black people internalize the hatred that this nation has for us.  Sometimes that hatred is thrust upon each other in both subtle and overt ways.  The second part of the mix was inspired by the movie Black Panther, thinking about Africa, and wanting to make my own Wakandan soundtrack.

Keep in mind that I recorded the opening voice over about a month before the NFL ruling on protests protests while the National Anthem is being played.  Seems like the longer I waited to release this episode, the more relevant it became.  Seeing as how I prefer to not have to make episodes like these at all, I really wish that weren't the case.

Should there be someone in your life working through the confusion, rage, sadness, and (let's just call it what it is) PTSD that comes with being Black in America, please share this episode with them.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Courtney Pine - A Word To The Wise {Bandcamp}
2.  MUTE - Brothers (Version 4) {Free Music Archive}
3.  KRTS - Serve And Protect feat. Mad Flows {Bandcamp}
4.  Mos Emvy - Hands Held High {FREE DOWNLOAD}
5.  Noname - Casket Pretty {Bandcamp}
6.  jitwam. - youkilledmyson [feat. loretta smith] {Bandcamp}
7.  C-Doc - Drugs By Roman Candlelight {Free Music Archive}
8.  Propaganda - Darkie (feat. Micah Bournes & Jackie Hill Perry) {iTunes}
9.  Brother Ali - Dear Black Son {Bandcamp}
10. Jamila Woods - Blk Girl Soldier {Bandcamp}
11. ClassicBeatz - For Sandra {Bandcamp}
12. Dr. Who Dat? - Deep Blaque {Bandcamp}
13. Clap! Clap! - Kabwe Beats (Paranam Mix) {Bandcamp}
14. Rocket Juice & The Moon - Dam(n) {iTunes}
15. Claude Delcloo/Arthur Jones - Africanasia, Pt. 1 (Excerpt) {iTunes}
16. Orono - Live At Nyawara {Free Music Archive}
17. DJ Khalab - Zaire (Will LV Remix) {Bandcamp}
18. Dexter Story - Xamar {Bandcamp}
19. Kaidi Tatham - We All Breathe The Same Air {Bandcamp}
20. Rambler 1976 - Angela Davis {Free Music Archive}


ID drops courtesy of Kahlief Adams and Kahlee.  Background music includes "Vanity (instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

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Macedonia on Mixcloud
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Radio BSOTS show #168 - BUCKWILD: No Place For The Quiet


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For the first time in Radio BSOTS history, a new year begins in BUCKWILD fashion.  Honestly, I'm kinda surprised that this hasn't happened before.  And seeing as how my 2018 has already proven to be challenging, it seems just as well that this show would premiere now rather than closing out 2017.  Everything happens for a reason.

This show may take more personal turns this year. While that remains to be seen, I can remember just getting into podcasting back in 2005, holding the belief that the podcast should be the audio extension of the blog.  I thought it should straddle the fence between the professional and the personal.  Lately I've been feeling the need to tell stories through music, to find the narrative that weaves together all these songs that I've been coming across.  I also know that I need to speak from the heart more when I have something to say.  I pick my words carefully (not enough people do), but I ought to share them when it comes time to say something.

I don't know what this year will bring for Radio BSOTS.  And neither do you.  That makes us even.  Let's find out together.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Tricky - Same As It Ever Was {Bandcamp}
2.  Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) - Grab Hold {Bandcamp}
3.  The Hot 8 Brass Band - Can’t Nobody Get Down (Kabuki Remix) {Bandcamp}
4.  Vandemons - Can you go the distance Ft. NFA Jones {Bandcamp}
5.  Sho Baraka - Kanye, 2009 feat. Jackie Hill-Perry and Jamie Portee {iTunes}
6.  Pugs Atomz - On The One feat. Dirty Dunnz {Bandcamp}
7.  Born Ina Barn - No Good {iTunes}
8.  LORD RAJA - Zoro {Bandcamp}
9.  beatbox bandit - Les Jus Be Real {Bandcamp}
10. beatbox bandit - You & I [Illusions] {Bandcamp}
11. A Tribe Called Red - The People's Champ ft. Hellnback {iTunes}
12. Jitwam - Alone {Bandcamp}
13. Washed Out - Get Lost (Radio Edit) {iTunes}
14. Jonny Sonic - GenNext {Bandcamp}
15. Propaganda - Crooked Way {iTunes}
16. Lecture On Nothing - I Will Rise (Traditional) {iTunes}
17. The Cornel West Theory - Whut U B is Whut U Get {Bandcamp}

ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, Thad Reid, Kahlee, and Jonny Sonic.  Theme music by Cy Tru and Jonny Sonic.  Background music includes the songs "Eeekin Days" by MUTE, "Kyoto" by Nest, "At That Cafe" by Gorje Hewek, and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Items mentioned within this episode:

Spawn On Me Podcast Episode #200
News Beat Podcast
Radio BSOTS show #165 - BUCKWILD: Recovery Mode

Other key info:

Macedonia on Mixcloud
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Friday, November 24, 2017

Radio BSOTS show #167 - Another Dive Into The Free Music Archive...



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It's been way too long since I've done a show like this, but the activity on the Internet surrounding net neutrality back in July (which has intensified as of late with all the talks of repeals by the FCC) inspired me to reexamine the world of Creative Commons-licensed tunes again.  Not only that, but the 3rd Annual Netlabel Day happened in July as well, releasing a ton of free and legal music for the people.  I started mixing tunes together from the Free Music Archive during Labor Day Weekend and it's still fun discovering songs through that resource because there's no telling what you might find there.

The show opens and closes with words from Michael Weinberg (formerly with Public Knowledge, now with Shapeways) speaking on net neutrality.  (His interview segments are part of a sample pack posted on the FMA for artists to remix and make their own work with.)  In between, you'll find selections crossing various genres, from hip-hop and house to gospel and experimental works.  All of the songs heard within this episode are available for free download to share and enjoy.  I hope that this episode can serve as a gateway for someone listening to do their own digging through the FMA for more CC-licensed gems.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Donnie Ozone - How to Make a Smoothie (Recipe) {FMA}
2.  C-Doc - TheEnsuranceTrap featuring Tab (PMRC Mix) {FMA}
3.  The Honorable Sleaze - Broad Street Boogie {FMA}
4.  Lushlife - Gymnopedie (Live at WFMU, April 13, 2012) {FMA}
5.  Nangdo - Just Begun {FMA}
6.  Anitek - Glenn {FMA}
7.  Jazzafari - Unit {FMA}
8.  The Funk Underground - Emcee Parties {FMA}
9.  TV Girl - If You Want It {FMA}
10. The Impossebulls - Pope {FMA}
11. PERSONA LA AVE - LOVE FAITH {FMA}
12. Fanas - Sunshine {FMA}
13. DJ Harrison - One Way Downtown {FMA}
14. Nine Inch Nails - 7 Ghosts I {FMA}
15. M-PeX & Makrox - Hezper {FMA}
16. Silver Apples - Lovefingers (Live at Monty Hall, 11/5/2016) {FMA}
17. Leggysalad - Eve Of The Festival {FMA}
18. Mike B. Fort - Morning Shopping {track not available}
19. The Polish Ambassador - Center For Kids Who Can't Dance Good {FMA}
20. Tha Silent Partner - 1nightstand (Kwik Nutt Edit) {FMA}
21. Ant The Symbol - 002 {FMA}
22. The Relatives - Evil World (Live At The Bell House, 2013) {FMA}
23. Night Owl Committee - Manual Retro {FMA}
24. Studio Noir - The Thirteenth Hour on Heliopolis {FMA}


ID drops courtesy of Thad Reid, EJ Flavors, Kahlee, and Jonny Sonic.  Theme music by Macedonia and Techniken Defunkus.  Background music is "Kyoto" by Nest and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.


Items mentioned within this episode:

FMA Listening Party Volume 22: blocSonic
Radio BSOTS show #124 - Hooray For The FMA!
Radio BSOTS show #125 - Hooray For The FMA! (vol. 2)


Other key info:

Macedonia on Mixcloud
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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

Other key info:

Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
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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