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

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Radio BSOTS show #159 - fifteen/sixteen

Despite the fact that I'm typing this on the last day of January, I'm still saying "Happy New Year" to you all. Feel free to hate on me if I'm still saying it come Easter Sunday, but as for right now, 2016 is still young.

I always like to start off a new year of Radio BSOTS by looking back at the previous year of music and things are no different this time around. There are quite a few releases that came out within the last four months of the year that I think were exceptional and shine some light on those that we should keep tabs on in 2016, particularly Mizan K and Sarah Williams White. If you've been listening to the show for a few years, you know of my love for Harleighblu. Word has it that she'll be working on a full-length this year, which has me really excited. Beyond that, the new album from Chi Turner was originally scheduled for a February 7th release, but dropped early on his Bandcamp page. It's a really special one, certainly his best release to date.

Other highlights in the show include Satele's drum and bass take on A Tribe Called Quest instrumentals, the feverish remix of Moresounds provided by Clap! Clap!, the self-love affirmed by Rat Habitat, the melodic perfection of Prefuse 73 and My Panda Shall Fly, and the cathartic energy of Young Fathers. And let's not even get into how relevant a song "Don't Poison All The Water" by Mo Kolours is in light of the water crisis in Flint, MI.

There's so much more that I could say about the music, but it's always best to let it speak for itself. I invite you to listen and (hopefully) enjoy.

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This episode's track list:

1. JGivens - "Ignorantro" (2015) {FREE DOWNLOAD | iTunes}
2. London Jazz IV - "Death Is Near" (2015) {iTunes}
3. The Gingerbread Express - "Missed Another Day" (2015) {iTunes}
4. Mo Kolours - "Don't Poison All The Water" (2015) {Bandcamp}
5. Werkha - "Falling Through The Wall" (2015) {Bandcamp}
6. Harleighblu - "Meant To Be feat. Azure" (2015) {Bandcamp}
7. Blacksmif - "Beautiful Things" (2015) {iTunes}
8. Prefuse 73 - "Infared (feat. Sam Dew)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
9. Sarah Williams White - "Hum Pt. 2" (2015) {Bandcamp}
10. Mizan K - "7 Billion" (2015) {Bandcamp}
11. My Panda Shall Fly - "Asylum feat. Katherine Joyce" (2015) {Bandcamp}
12. Young Fathers - "Rain Or Shine" (2015) {Bandcamp}
13. Ziga Murko - "Marjana Flip" (2015) {Bandcamp}
14. Georgia Anne Muldrow - "Sans Vacay" (2015) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
15. Dam-Funk - "Floating On Air, feat. Flea & Computer Jay" (2015) {stonesthrow.com}
16. Rat Habitat - "Pat Yo Afro" (2015) {Bandcamp}
17. Moresounds - Simon Peacefull (Clap! Clap! Remix) (2015) {Bandcamp}
18. Satele - "Red Bourbon Street" (2015) {iTunes}
19. Blackalicious - "Imani (feat. Zap Mama)" (2015) {iTunes}
20. Chi Turner - "Hold You" (2016) {Bandcamp}

Theme music produced by Cy Tru. ID drops courtesy of TGrundy, DarrenKeith, and EJ Flavors.

Background music selections include the following:
"germinal ring" by Cyclops Joint
"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
Anji Bee on Mixcloud
Cupid's Hunt Podcast Collaboration on Twitter and Facebook

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Radio BSOTS show #158 - BUCKWILD: The Anger Management Mixtape

Normally, Radio BSOTS is all about the music, a platform where I get all geeked out about artists and songs and I invite you to geek out with me. And then there's this little thing called BSOTS GONE (buck)WILD, an all-too-rare occurrence where the gloves come off and you learn about me alongside the music (for better or worse).

This year's "buckwild" experience is all about anger. Technically, many of these shows have dealt with anger in some way, shape, or form, but that's another story. Two forces of nature pop up on this show in the form of soundbites: Tastykeish of Bondfire Radio's TK In The AM and longtime activist / 2008 Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Rosa Clemente. For conceptual continuity's sake, I make mention of a previous podcast episode as well as a blog post from over two years ago. Feel free to check those out if you're curious.

Sonic catharsis begins here. Lord knows I needed it and I'm sending this one out for all those in need of a primal scream.

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This episode's track list:

1. Lea Lea - "Psycho Killer" (2014) {Bandcamp}
2. Semi Hendrix (Ras Kass & Jack Splash) - "M.A.S.H. (feat. Kurupt)" (2015) {Bandcamp}
3. Willie the Kid & Bronze Nazareth feat. Roc Marciano - "Avalon" (2014) {iTunes}
4. Public Enemy - "Praise The Loud" (2015) {iTunes}
5. Respect Tha God - "Dum Dum" (2015) {iTunes}
6. Pete Cannon Meets Ghost Writerz - "How We Living" (2015) {iTunes}
7. Romare - "Pusherman" (2014) {Bandcamp}
8. Moki McFly - "Ghostride The Whip" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
9. Naked City - "Blood Is Thin" (1998) {Amazon}
10. iAreConscious - "If Only (Black Lives Mattered)" (2014) {Bandcamp (name your price)}
11. King Magnetic - "Our War" (2015) {iTunes}
12. Gensu Dean - "It Happened Before" (2015) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
13. yU - "Disturbed feat. B. Jamelle" (2011) {song no longer available}
14. Blaktroniks - "It Can Get Ugly" (2012) {iTunes}
15. Jonny Sonic - "Rugout" (2014) {FREE DOWNLOAD}
16. The Walkmen - "We've Been Had" (2001) {iTunes}

BSOTS BONUS TRACK: Blakesmith - "What Matters ft. Mmdelai" (2015) {Bandcamp}

Theme music produced by Cy Tru featuring Jonny Sonic. ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, India of Astronauts of Antiquity, and Jonny Sonic.

Background music selections include the following:
"Pop Champagne (Instrumental)" by Jim Jones
"germinal ring" by Cyclops Joint
"Adolar Aluminum" by Comfort Fit
"five minutes, five seconds" by Kid 606 vs. Max Tundra
"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
Support The Free Music Archive