Dec 31, 2016

Writer's Block

When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open” – Bob Marley

I have seen things reach their finale in more ways than one. I walk around Montreal and some parts of New York to see stores that I grew up visiting or shopping at closed or about to close. Television shows have had series finales and even some characters have been killed off after twenty years. 

I spoke with a local producer/DJ one summer and asked why the monthly party he was associated with ended at a popular venue. His response was that it was best to end it on a high note rather than have it turn to a word that could in no way be associated with high note.

The idea to create this blog came to me in 2008 after being inspired by the blog of a former local columnist/DJ. The logic was that if The Suite Delight blog developed a following than the readers would be inclined to tune in for my radio show.  However, that presented me with the tasks of promoting not only a radio show but a blog as well. 

I transferred a good amount of creative energy into this blog and the radio show over the last few years. The results were my learning that The Suite Delight show was among my former radio station’s most visited web pages and topped the list on some weeks. After months of disillusionment, that news was confirmation that my efforts were bearing fruit.

It hasn't been easy to blog lately. It had been months since the last posts. I was sitting on a bank of posts for a while and just recently posted them. I've wanted to write more but I haven't been able to. I used to bring paper and pencil almost everywhere I went to write rough drafts.  I have tried to write but it was either too late, I was too comfy, too tired, too preoccupied or had no inspiration. At the moment of understanding I wasn't going to write, I realized I can't write as much as I would like and that this day was approaching.  

This is probably also the time to let the cat out of the bag. I've been working on what I consider my musical masterpiece for the last 3 years.  It is a DJ set list of the best songs I'd want to unleash on a crowd. It consists of personal favourites as well as the best songs I've discovered or heard for the last few years.  These are songs that I've never played on my own Suite Delight radio show or any fill-in guest DJ sets for any other radio show. I haven't even played these songs out in public because they are inspired and designed for a specific Montreal dance floor.  This set list I've been curating won't spin itself. My goal now is to reach a platform that will allow me to deliver this masterpiece. I have been blessed with the opportunities to perform live DJ sets.  That has been where my focus has shifted for at least the second half of 2015. With the new year upon us, I have resolved to direct my energies towards becoming the best DJ I can be. 

I have been proud to have had the visitors, readers and subscribers I achieved over the last eight years.  I thank you for inspiring me to continue to write on the blog for the time you did.  

I guess you're reading the last written Suite Delight blog article. Everything after this post would be for the purpose of promoting my radio show on CKUT 90.3FM, playlists, live DJ sets or any mixes I might create. 

If you haven't already, please make yourself familiar with the links below to bring you up to speed.

The Suite Delight new time slot is Tuesday morning 12am-2am EST on & 90.3 FM radio in Montreal.

Click here to listen and download the most recent archived episodes!

Feel free to request songs and artists below in the comments section below as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Visit the Mixcloud page to listen to older archived episodes and the Podomatic site to download more of them.

Oct 24, 2016

The Suite Delight CKUT Funding Drive Episode

Late one night as a high school teenager, I was scanning the FM radio dial and came across sounds I never imagined I’d hear.

The next day at school, I told anyone that there was a radio station playing hip hop music late at night.  

CKUT is that radio station that I grew up listening to and made me want to do what I do on radio.  

CKUT is the most influential radio station of my life.  I have spent the last decade or so in preparation for hopefully contributing to CKUT’s tradition of quality programming.  Most of the hip hop songs I grew up listening to, bought for myself when I was old enough and have played on air over the last few years were heard on CKUT.
I achieved my dream of being a member of CKUT’s roster in February 2013. The station celebrated 25 years of being a vessel for education, information, enlightenment and entertainment in Montreal

The Suite Delight October 25 playlist falls in the middle of the 2016 CKUT Funding Drive.

Please help support Montreal's university radio station that continues to support Montreal.
Please donate generously at the CKUT funding drive pledge page

Tune in to CKUT on Tuesday mornings from 12am-2am E.S.T.   

Below are the CKUT Funding Drive playlists to bring you up to speed.  

Click here to download  other older archived shows. 
The Suite Delight - 2015 CKUT Funding Drive Podcast Playlist:

1. Classified - Quit While You're Ahead feat. Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes & Moka Only 
2. Moka Only - More Soup featuring MF Doom
3. Moka Only - The Tighten Up
4. Moka Only - Grab Grab Grab Remix
5. Moka Only - Grab Grab Grab
6. Moka Only - Commission Boogie feat. Illa J
7. Moka Only & Chief - Crickets
8. Dandy Teru - Below (Monkey Robot Remix) feat. Moka Only
9. Dan-E-O - Cherry On Top feat. Moka Only & Dice Ailes
10. Moka Only - Calling out feat. K-OS
11. The Extremities - New Season feat. Ohmega Watts & Moka Only
12. Swollen Members - Grind feat. Moka Only
The Suite Delight - 2014 CKUT Funding Drive Podcast Playlist:

1. Group Home - Suspended In Time
2. Nas - Memory Lane
3. De La Soul - Itzsoweezee (Hot)
4. Cappadonna - Everything is Everything
5. The Notorious B.I.G. - Everyday Struggle
6. Dr. Dre - Little Ghetto Boy
7. Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
The Suite Delight 2013 CKUT Funding Drive Podcast Playlist:

1. Salt-N-Pepa – Get Up Everybody

2. DJ Kayslay – Untouchables feat. Prodigy & Raekwon
3. D-Shade - The World We're In 2(Simahlak Mix) feat. Buckshot And Blurum 13
4. Kanye West - Classic (DJ Premier Remix)featuring Nas, KRS-One and Rakim
5. EPMD – The Big Payback
6. Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics - A Day In The Life featuring Sadat X & Lord Jamar 
7. Masta Ace and Edo G - Good Music featuring Posdnuos & Light
8. The Beatnuts – Se A Cabo (Remix) featuring Method Man
9. Shad + Skratch Bastid – Homie featuring Cadence Weapon

Sep 28, 2016

Theo Parrish Changed My Life

When I learned Theo Parrish was closing Mutek 2010, I instinctively knew enough to know that I should be there. 

I only knew his name from an LCD Soundsystem remix but I felt he would have been interesting to see live. 

A local DJ friend of mine spoke very highly of him days before the finale and that reinforced my need to be there. He mentioned something about Theo Parrish’s manipulation of sound being somewhat sick or awesome. I was sold without having to see the look on his face while speaking about Theo Parrish.

I was talking to a few CKUT colleagues for most of the night while waiting for Theo Parrish to take the stage. One of them told me he missed several opportunities to see Theo Parrish and was making a huge sacrifice being there that night.

I knew nothing of Theo Parrish prior to that night and surely would know less about his selections. I was there to take in the experience and learn. One of the earliest signs of trouble was him playing The Police’s The Bed’s Too Big Without You. I knew of the title and that K-os covered it years ago. The place went nuts and I scrambled to know what it was. When I learned the truth, I went nuts. I have mad love for The Police but to know a song like that was on an album I own, and never fully played, shook me. The only Police albums I know inside out are Synchronicity and the 1986 greatest hits package.

Apparently there was technical difficulties. Things got back on track and the magic continued.

At some point in the night, my entourage and I moved to the middle of S.A.T. The place was packed and I was drawn to the front.  My CKUT colleagues declined to join me as I forged to the front. I was compelled to experience more. If Theo Parrish rocked me with a song I have at home and never heard, he was capable of rocking me again and with God knows what next time!

I figured I’d be a nuisance asking people if they knew what Theo Parrish was playing so I decided to take my ignorance to the front of the stage. It would at least be bliss and maybe I’d learn something I would use in my own DJing.

I couldn’t have chosen a better time to be in the front. It was hot and sweaty but I didn’t care. He was playing what sounded like house music and maybe disco/house until I heard a very familiar track. When I heard James Brown’s Ain't It Funky Now creep in out of all that house music, I literally lost it. I had done enough screaming by that point that I risked leaving the venue hoarse. I took off my Le Coq Sportif top and waved it like a flag. I threw it in the air with all the song’s hits so that he could have known he was killing me. That would be the only song I’d truly recognize that night. Ain’t It Funky Now played that night validated everything I heard about Theo Parrish.

I moved and grooved until the end. I, like everyone around me, gave him a rousing applause. After we calmed down, he proceeded to give us what I learned is a standard sermon about vinyl superiority over mp3. He brought 3 record bags with him and I respect that. I respect what he did that night and his message all the more.

With no hesitation, I can say that Theo Parrish Mutek 2010 is still the best DJ set I’ve ever heard in my life. I told a friend of mine not too long ago that Theo Parrish is the living embodiment of what I want to be as a DJ.  Thanks to the Mutek family for allowing me to have that experience.

Piknic Électronik is allowing another Theo Parrish experience in Montreal when he returns on October 2. Perhaps it will be your best DJ set of your life. 

Aug 22, 2016

Jacob Lawrence

I've heard it said that a book chooses its reader and not the other way around. In my case, the art got my attention.

I remember going to a nearby greasy spoon restaurant on my lunch breaks and seeing a painting on their wall.

The painting was of literally black men in a pool hall. The men were all black except for their eyes. It immediately got my attention and made me wonder what message the painter was getting across. For the artist to paint the men so black, I figured he was Black himself or an extremely sympathetic and in tune non-Black painter. Either way, I wanted to learn more about the painting and artist.

As busy as I've been, I kept forgetting to look into the artist name and works. I looked deeper into it and came away with new information. I did a quick research on Jacob Lawrence to learn he was a Black artist and I believe the figures in black was his motif.

For more information about this legendary artist, visit Artsy's Jacob Lawrence page.  The site provides the artist's biography, over 30 of his works, exclusive articles and up-to-date Lawrence exhibition listings. 

Jul 31, 2016

New Direction

In a recent discussion with a local record store owner, I came to the realization that August 2016 will mark my being on college radio for the last decade.

Since 2006, the radio stations, timeslots, blog names, my own DJ name have changed.  The one constant has been me

Whether I knew it or not, change was going to come to me in some form or another.  My perspective on music and life have changed over the last 10 years bringing me
to this moment. 

After 10 years, however, I am at a crossroads. 

I'm not the only one doing what I do at CKUT or any other college radio for that matter.  My personal best DJ selection has always been saved for my guest fill-in DJ appearances on The Goods.
The challenges of having an overnight timeslot are not easy to ignore.  It has become difficult for me to market my show becuase I have been too diverse with my selections to identify the target audience.

For the longest time, whenever I would be asked what my "niche" was, I would tell them I was eclectic. I refused to be classified, boxed-in, pigeon-holed or pinned down to a simple category. My philosophy was that I never wanted to limit myself or the listener to one specific genre of music. At this point, I'm considering making a decision for the next direction the radio show will take.

At my core, I am a crate-digger and record collector.  The vintage sounds of the 1960-1990s have always been a joy to spin and hear.  What is even more a joy for me is discovering the original smaples to modern songs/production. I believe that The Suite Delight radio show now going the route of strictly samples is exactly what I need to rejuvenate my love for music and radio and to give the framework that I'd be glad to follow.

I'm proud of the music I've played on my show over the years.


Jul 20, 2016

Larry Levan Tribute

I woke up this morning thinking about Larry Levan and possibly dedicating my next Suite Delight radio show playlist to tracks he played/made famous. 

 I discovered today is his birthday. 

That is all the more reason to follow with the inspiration. 

Tune in to CKUT 90.3FM from midnight -2am EST for The Suite Delight.

Below is the tribute playlist and podcast link dedicated to the late, great DJ/producer. 

The Suite Delight Playlist (Larry Levan Tribute) - July 26, 2016

1.    The Whispers - It's A Love Thing
2.    Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Spank
3.    Change - A Lover's Holiday
4.    Gayle Adams - Your Love Is A Lifesaver
5.    Loose Joints - Tell You Today
6.    Eddy Grant - Time Warp
7.    Gary's Gang - Let's Lovedance Tonight
8.    Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna Let (12" Version)
9.    The System - You Are In My System
10.    Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One
11.    Rhyze - Just How Sweet Is Your Love
12.    Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Games
13.    Tom Tom Club - L'Elephant
14.    Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (Special 1984 Nile Rogers Remix)
15.    Gino Soccio - Try It Out
16.    Visage - Fade To Grey (12" Mix)
17.    Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (Extended)
18.    Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
19.    The Whatnauts - Help Is On The Way (Instrumental)

Jun 20, 2016

The Cholo Cassette Concept

Cholo is the boombox enthusiast I mentioned in my post about legendary hip hop photographer Martha Cooper.

It was quite fitting that it was her signature on his boombox that would inform me of her being in Montreal and dictate my actions of seeking to meet her myself.  It was also quite fitting that his text message informing me of where I could find her made my meeting her that afternoon and that post possible.

Cholo and I share a passion and love for hip hop culture and it shows in perhaps not so subtle ways.

Although my interest in boombox culture may not be as profound, it is specifically the cassette culture where Cholo and I meet. 

Cholo had posted a photo similar to the ones accompanying this post a while ago.  It was another of his Facebook profile photos of hip hop cassettes that reminded me to put an idea to use.

It stands to reason that since The Suite Delight Radio Show recently changed its timeslot   that I would act on the inspiration by spinning some to old school hip hop.  Now the timing couldn't be any better.

Coincidence or not, my range for old school hip hop music extends up to 1999.  Unless I'm mistaken, there were no more hip hop cassettes in production after that year.  If they were, they may not be of much interest to myself and don't earn the title of old school.

Thank you to Waahli “Wyzah” Yussef, Cholo & Lexis for the 90's Hip Hop Tape Cassette Exhibition inspiration and photographs.

The Suite Delight June 21 radio show playlist features old school hop hip artists featured in Cholo & Lexis' cassette collections that I saw during the 90's Hip Hop Tape Cassette Exhibition

Press play below to hear the podcast of the first show done inspired by hip hop cassettes.

Tune in to Montreal's CKUT 90.3FM on Tuesday mornings from 12am-2am EST.

The Suite Delight - 2016-06-21 Playlist:

1.    Main Source - Think
2.    Main Source - Atom
3.    Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Vibes Mix)
4.    Cru - Just Another Case (Remix) featuring Slick Rick
5.    Dream Warriors - Follow Me Not (Ultimatum Mix)
6.    Digital Underground - No Nose Job
7.    House of Pain - Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)
8.    Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics - Sally Got A One Track Mind (Showbiz Remix)
9.    Cypress Hill - The Phuncky Feel One 
10.    Lootpack - Whenimondamic
11.    Showbiz & A.G. - Bounce Ta This (Remix) featuring Dres of Black Sheep
12.    Organized Konfusion - Stress (Remix)
13.    Organized Konfusion - Walk Into The Sun (Remix)
14.    Artifacts - Dynamite Soul II (Lip Service Remix) featuring Mad Skillz
15.    Tha Alkaholiks - The Next Level (Remix) featuring Diamond D
16.    Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (Remix) 
17.    Das-Efx - Jussumen (Remix)
18.    Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin
19.    Big Pun - Twinz (Deep Cover '98) featuring Fat Joe
20.    Casual - Me-O-Mi-O
21.    Mic Geronimo - Masta I.C. (Remix) featuring Lost Boyz
22.    Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do (Remix) featuring Method Man & DMX 
23.    Public Enemy - Shut 'Em Down (Pe-Te Rock Mixx)
24.    Tha Alkaholiks - Daaam! (Buckwild Remix)
25.    Lootpack - Questions
26.    Big Pun - How We Roll '98
27.    Showbiz & A.G. - Hold Ya Head 
28.    Master Ace - Together

The Suite Delight - 2014-09-30 Playlist:

1. Queen Latifah - Ladies First feat. Monie Love
2. Run-D.M.C. - Mary, Mary
3. Brand Nubian - Grand Puba, Positive & L.G.
4. A Tribe Called Quest - Show Business feat. Lord Jamar, Sadat X & Diamond D
5. Casual - Get Off It
6. Kurious - Walk Like A Duck
7. Apache - Gangsta Bitch
8. Nas - Nas Is Like
9. Onyx - Shifftee
10. Ice-T - Mind Over Matter (Remix)
11. Cypress Hill - Boom Biddy Bye Bye (Fugees Remix)
12. Xzibit – Eyes May Shine (Remix) feat. Mobb Deep
13. Outkast - Player's Ball

Jun 10, 2016

DJ Solespin Fills In For CKUT's The Goods (June 12, 2016)

I got the call to fill in for CKUT 90.3FM's The Goods on June 12 from 2pm-4pm E.S.T.

The playlists I created for The Goods are available below.  

Click on the title to download the podcast where available.

DJ Solespin - The Goods (June 12, 2016) Playlist:

  1. K'Naan - America featuring Mos Def & Chali 2na
  2. Eric B. & Rakim - Eric B. Is President
  3. Shad - I Don't Like To
  4. D-Shade - Told You So featuring Euphrates
  5. Elaquent - The Official
  6. Goapele - Childhood Drama (Remix)
  7. Zero 7 - Somersault (Danger Mouse Remix) featuring MF Doom & Sia
  8. Common - So Far To Go featuring D'Angelo
  9. Pete Kuzma - High & Dry featuring Bilal
  10. Candy Flip - Strawberry Fields Forever
  11. Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
  12. Midnight Star - Wet My Whistle
  13. Lillo Thomas - Sexy Girl
  14. Kleeer - Intimate Connection
  15. Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)
  16. Prince - Let's Work
  17. John Martyn - Johnny Too Bad
  18. Dennis Alcapone - Cassius Clay
  19. Skin, Flesh & Bones - Reggae Stomp
  20. Delroy Wilson - Love Uprising
  21. Max Romeo - War In A Babylon
  22. George Faith - Midnight Hour/Ya-Ya
  23. George Faith - To Be A Lover (Have Some Mercy)
  24. The Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can
  25. Dave Valentin - Sidra's Dream
  26. The Supremes - Come Together 

DJ Solespin - The Goods (April 17, 2016) Playlist:

  1. The Commodores - The Assembly Line
  2. Boris Gardiner - Melting Pot
  3. Fitz & The Tantrums - Breaking The Chains of Love
  4. Charles Bradley & The Bullets - This Love Ain't Big Enough For The Two of Us
  5. Mark Ronson - The Only One I Know
  6. Bob Dylan - Most Likely You'll Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine
  7. The Stone Roses - Fool's Gold
  8. Sly & The Family Stone - M'Lady
  9. Jr. Walker & The All-Stars - Pucker Up Buttercup
  10. Queen Latifah - Dance For Me
  11. King Bee - Back By Dope Demand
  12. Chubb Rock - Lost In The Storm (Marley's Hip Hop Remix)
  13. Main Source - Peace Is Not The Word To Play (Remix)
  14. Maestro Fresh-Wes - Drop The Needle
  15. Kwame The Boy Genius - Keep On Doin'
  16. LL Cool J - Nitro
  17. K-Os - B-Boy Stance
  18. Gang Starr - Gotch U
  19. Fu-Schnickens - La Schmoove (Remix)
  20. Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul
  21. St. Vincent Latinaires - Hot Pants, I'm Coming
  22. The Chosen Few - Funky Buttercup
  23. The Jesse Gresham 3 - Shootin' The Grease
  24. Reuben Wilson - Superfly
  25. Johnny Guitar Watson - I Need It
  26. Pucho - Got Myself A Good Man

DJ Solespin - The Goods (July 12, 2015) Playlist:

1. United 8 - Getting Uptown (To Get Down) (Quantic Remix)
2. Shawn Lee`s Incredible Tabla Band - Apache
3. Johnny Gill - Rub You The Right Way
4. London Grammar - Hey Now (Bonobo Remix)
5. Platinum Pied Pipers - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
6. Jay Dee - Rico Suave Bossa Nova
7. Emile Normand Sextet - Mas Que Nada
8. Tippie & The Clovers - Bossa Nova Baby
9. Dream Warriors - My Definition
10. Dream Warriors - Wash Your Face in My Sink
11. Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy
12. Black Moon - Who Got The Props
13. Mos Def - Undeniable
14. Moka Only - More Soup
15. The Protege - Nothing
16. Q-Tip - Move
17. Dela - Big Time
18. Reggie B & Miles Bonny - My Sunshine
19. The Chambers Brothers - Funky
20. Ruby Andrews - You Made a Believer Out Of Me
21. Betty Lavette - Soul Tambourine
22. Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band
23. Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back IN Time
24. Toni Tornado - Sou Negro
25. Darondo - Legs
26. Larry Williams & Johnny Guitar Watson - Nobody
27. Faze-O - Riding High
28. The Souljazz Orchestra - Celestial Blues

DJ Solespin - The Goods (May 31, 2015) Playlist:

1. Africa - Paint It Black (Harmless Records)
2. Cymande - Zion I (Janus Records)
3. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Chant (Island Records)
4. The Folkes Brothers - Oh Carolina (Blue Beat)
5. Bongo Herman - Chairman of the Board (Soul Jazz Records)
6. Zap Pow - River (Pressure Sounds)
7. Zap Pow - River Stone (Pressure Sounds)
8. King Tubby - Tribal War (Select Cuts)
9. Jackie Edwards - All Shook Up (Trojan Records)
10. Peter Tosh - Ketchy Shuby (Columbia)
11. Tenor Saw - Golden Hen (Uptempo Records)
12. Admiral Tibet - Leave People Business (Maximum Pressure)
13. Pinchers - Agony 
(Jammy's Records)
14. Admiral Tibet - Serious Time (Jammy's Records)
15. Tenor Saw - African Children (Black Roots)
16. Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse 
(Island Records)
17. Gregory Isaacs - 
Sad To Know (You're Leaving) (Island Records)
18. Cornel Campbell - Boxing (Joe Gibbs Music)
19. Mr. Vegas - Do You Know 
(Delicious Vinyl)
20. Les Colocs - 
Tassez-Vous De D’là (Le Musicomptoir)
21. Ariane Moffatt - Montréal (EMI Music France)
22. Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Lights (Reggae Remix) 
(Universal Music Canada)
23. k-os - The Bed's Too Big Without You (Universal Music Canada)
24. Redhead Kingpin & The F.B.I. - Kilimanjaro Style (Virgin Records America)
25. Heavy D & The Boyz - Mood For Love (Uptown Records)
26. Master Ace - Me & The Biz (Extended Remix) (Cold Chillin')
27. Brand Nubian - Who Can Get Busy Like This Man 

DJ Solespin - The Goods (March 2015) Playlist:

1. 3rd Bass - Derelicts of Dialect (Def Jam Recordings)
2. Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - I Gotta Have It (PWL America Records)
3. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician (Wild Pitch Records)
4. Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud - Do The James (Elektra)
5. Antoinette - I Got An Attitude (Next Plateau Records)
6. Brand Nubian - Slow Down (Elektra)
7. Reflection Eternal - Fortified Live (BBE)
8. Chubb Rock with Howie Tee - Mr. Nobody is Somebody Now (Select Records)
9. EPMD - Chill (Def Jam Recordings)
10. The Fugees - Ready Or Not (Ruffhouse Records)
11. Chill Rob G - Let Me Show You (Remix) (Wild Pitch Records)
12. Poor Righteous Teachers - Time To Say Peace (Profile Records)
13. Def Jef - On The Real Tip (Delicious Vinyl)
14. Steady B - On The Real Tip (Jive)
15. Dream Warriors & Gang Starr - I've Lost My Ignorance (Remix) (Island Records)
16. Artifacts - Wrong Side of The Tracks (Big Beat)
17. Black Moon - How Many MC's (Wreck Records)

18. The Pharcyde - Passing Me By (Brixton Flavor) (The Funky Chemist Records)
19. The Beatnuts - Props Over Here (Relativity)
20. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - One In A Million (Epic Soundtrax)
21. A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) (Jive)
22. Souls of Mischief - Never No More (Jive)
23. Black Sheep - Flavor of The Month (BBE)
24. House of Pain - Word Is Bond (Remix) (Tommy Boy)
25. Gang Starr - Gotta Get Over (Large Professor Remix) (Chrysalis)
26. Common - Resurrection (Large Professor Remix) (Relativity)

DJ Solespin - The Goods (February 2015) Playlist:

1. The Magic Disco Machine -Scratchin’ (Strut)
2. Juice – Catch a Groove (Strut)
3. Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had A Ball) (Strut)
4. B.T. Express – This House Is Smokin’ (Scepter)
5. The Mighty Imperials featuring Joseph Henry – Joseph’s Popcorn (Daptone)
6. Rick James – Give It To Me Baby (Gordy)
7. Cameo – I Just Want To Be (Chocolate City)
8. Eddy Grant – Walking on Sunshine (Columbia)
9. One Way – Give Me One More Chance (MCA)
10. Mizellstory – N Our Time (Blue Note)
11. Gino Vannelli – People Gotta Move (A&M)
12. Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Sunshower (RCA)
13. Zapp- Doo Wa Ditty (Warner Brothers)
14. Serge Gainsbourg – Javanaise Remake (Mercury)
15. Tenor Saw – Roll Call (Blue Mountain)
16. Shinehead – Know How Fi Chat (Elektra)
17. The Brothers Johnson- The Devil (A&M)
18. Davina- Come Over to My Place (Loud)
19. D’Angelo- Brown Sugar (DMC)
20. Miguel- Adorn (RCA)
21. Prince- Sign “O” The Times (Paisley Park)
22. Creative Source- You Can’t Hide Love (Sussex)
23. Claudia Barry – Love For The Sake of Love (London)
24. Leon Haywood- I Want To Do Something Freaky To You (Harmless)
25. Idris Muhammed- Crab Apple (Kudu)

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2014) Playlist:

1. Disclosure - Latch (G. Duppy Reggae Remix) feat. Sam Smith
2. Pharrell - Happy (Cousin Cole Reggae Remix)
3. Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm
4. Garnett Silk - It's Growing
5. Beres Hammond - Move Along
6. Jacob Miller & Inner Circle -None Shall Escape The Judgement
7. The Clash - Guns of Brixton
8. Main Source - Just Hangin' Out (Your Hood Remix)
9. Brand Nubian - Word is Bond
10. Fatlip - Today's Your Day 
11. Michie Mee & L.A. Luv - On This Mic
12. MC Lyte - Cha Cha Cha
13. Brother Ali - Take Me Home
14. Wyclef Jean - Wish You Were Here
15. Mayer Hawthorne - Shiny & New
16. Stevie Wonder - Rocket Love
17. Elton John - Little Jeannie
18. The Bar-Kays - Anticipation
19. Earth, Wind & Fire - Love's Holiday
20. Earth, Wind & Fire - Reasons
21. Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians - What I Am
22. Nikka Costa - Like A Feather
23. Jully Black - 5X Love
24. Groove Theory - Tell Me
25. Mary J. Blige - Love No Limit (Remix)
26. The Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes
27. Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2014) Playlist:

1. The Turtles - I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're The Royal Macadamia Nuts)
2. Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges
3. Marlena Shaw - California Soul
4. Erma Franklin - Son of a Preacher Man
5. Cannonball Adderley - African Waltz
6. Mongo Santamaria - Green Onions
7. Lee Dorsey - A Lover Was Born
8. The Isley Brothers - I Turned You On
9. The Delfonics - Ready Or Not
10. The Delfonics - Trying To Make A Fool Of Me
11. Don Covay & The Goodtimers - Come See About Me
12. Solomon Burke - Cry To Me
13. Jean Walls - Have A Little Mercy
14. Al Brown - Here I Am Baby
15. Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
16. Norma Fraser - Respect
17. Eugene Paul - Frankie & Johnny
18. Jimmy London - Suspicion
19. Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk
20. Howling Wolf - Back Door Man
21. Ray Charles - Night Time
22. Champion Jack Dupree - Frankie & Johnny
23. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me
24. The Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You
25. Bobby & Jimmy Purify - I'm Your Puppet
26. Aretha Franklin - The Weight
27. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
28. Wilson Pickett - I Found A Love, 1
29. Wilson Pickett - I Found A Love, 2
30. Wilson Pickett - Jealous Love
31. Percy Sledge - It Tears Me Up
32. Galt McDermot - Coffee Cold
33. Stevie Wonder - Hey Love
34. The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

DJ Solespin - The Goods (November 2014) Playlist:

1. Thes One & Raashan Ahmad - Doin' It
2. Marco Polo  - Nostalgia featuring Masta Ace
3. Madvillain - America's Most Blunted 
4. Litte Shawn - Hickeys on your Chest
5. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Butcher Shop
6. Cash Money & Marvelous - Ugly People Be Quiet (Remix)  
7. Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb 
8. Stezo - Crazy Noise 
9. Chubb Rock with Howie Tee - Talkin' Loud, Ain't Sayin' Jack 
10. The Roots - Right On 
11. Original Concept - Knowledge Me 
12. Sir-Mix-A-Lot - Posse On Broadway 
13. The Clash - Bankrobber 
14. Mikey Dread - Break Down The Walls 
15. Da'Ville - Mirrors 
16. Rahsaan Patterson - Do You Feel The Way I Do 
17. Donnie - Classifieds 
18. The Isley Brothers - Work to Do 
19. Sly & The Family Stone - Let Me Have It All 
20. Average White Band - I'm The One 
21. Rick James - Mary Jane
22. DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah - Make It Last 
23. Donny Hathaway - What's Going On (Live)

DJ Solespin - The Goods (July 2014) Playlist:

1. Damian Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
2. Koushik – Be With
3. Washed Out – Feel It All Around
4. The System – Don’t Disturb This Groove
5. Loose Ends – Hanging On A String
6. Erykah Badu – Bag Lady
7. Feist – Mushaboom (K-os Mix)
8. D’Angelo – Feel Like Makin’ Love
9. Mark De Clive Lowe – Restless
10. Marley Marl – Hummin’ feat. Roy Ayers
11. Charles Bradley – Heart of Gold
12. DJ Spinna – Surely
13. The Pharcyde – Drop
14. Masta Ace Incorporated – The I.N.C. Ride
15. Busta Rhymes – Turn It Up
16. De La Soul – Plug Tunin’
17. Nice & Smooth – No Delayin’
18. MC Tee & Lord Tasheem – Gangster Nine
19. Gang Starr – Code of the Streets
20. Pete Rock – Back on the Block featuring C.L. Smooth
21. Souls of Mischief – Make Your Mind Up (Rock On Mix)
22. Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz
23. Digable Planets – 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)
24. Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – Everybody Loves A Star
25. MF Doom – Dead Bent

DJ Solespin - The Goods (April 2014) Playlist:

1. Aries: Planetary Motivations 
2. Black Heat - Love The Life You Live
3. The Ohio Players - Walt's First Trip
4. African Music Machine - Black Water Gold
5. Dyke & The Blazers - Let A Woman Be A Woman
6. All The People - Cramp Your Style
7. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Fire Weaver
8. The Blackbyrds - Blackbyrds Theme
9. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Try Me
10. Paul Simon - Mother & Child Reunion
11. Greyhound - Black & White
12. Jackie Mittoo - Toronto Express
13. Ken Boothe - Look What You've Done To Me
14. Delroy Wilson - Ain't That Peculiar
15. Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
16. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites
17. Tomorrow's Children - Sister Big Stuff
18. The Bar-Kays - In The Hole
19. Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
20. The 5 Stairsteps - Dear Prudence
21. The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
22. Al Green - I'm Glad You're Mine
23. Gene Chandler - Groovy Situation 
24. Q65 - Get Out of My Life Woman
25. Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm - Gettin' Nasty
26. Clarence Reid - Masterpiece (Kenny Dope Edit)
27. Bo Diddley - Hit Or Miss
28. The Headhunters - God Made Me Funky
29. Richie Havens - Handouts In The Rain
30. Bill Withers - Kissing My Love
31. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion 

In honor of International Women's Day, I dedicated the playlist to my muse.
DJ Solespin - The Goods (March 2014) Playlist:

1. Teena Marie - Square Biz
2. Stephanie Mills - Pilot Error
3. Howard Johnson - So Fine
4. Babyface - It's No Crime
5. Entouch - II Hype
6. Christopher Williams - Every Little Thing U Do (Dawghouse Mix)
7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You
8. Michael Wycoff - Looking Up To You
9. Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared Of You
10. Tara Kemp - Hold You Tight
11. After 7 - Can't Stop
12. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
13. Debarge - Stay With Me
14. Al B. Sure! - Night & Day
15. Tamia - So Into You
16. Troop - Spread My Wings
17. Groove Theory - Tell Me (6 Karat Hip Hop Mix)
18. Monica - Before You Walk Out of My Life (Pete Rock Remix)
19. Davina - So Good (Remix) feat. Raekwon The Chef
20. N'Dea Davenport - Bring It On (Premier & The Guru Mix)
21. Trey Lorenz - Photograph of Mary (Kenlou B-Boy Mix)
22. Club Nouveau - Lean On Me
23. J.C. Lodge - Someone Loves You Honey

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2013) Playlist:

1. Dave Cortez & The Moon People – Happy Soul (w/a Hook)
2. Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm – Funky Mule
3. Bo Diddley ‎– The Shape I'm In
4. Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
5. Harmonica Paul ‎– Motherless Child
6. Ramsey Lewis ‎– Mighty Quinn
7. Lonnie Mack - Memphis
8. The George Benson Quartet ‎– Benson's Rider
9. Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back
10. James Brown ‎– Nose Job
11. Five Stairsteps & Cubie ‎– We Must Be In Love
12. David McCallum - The Edge
13. Dyke & The Blazers ‎– You Are My Sunshine
14. Otis Redding - You Left The Water Running
15. Johnnie Taylor - Love Bones
16. The Staples Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)
17. Wilson Pickett - Take That Pollution Out Your Throat
18. Robert Palmer - Pressure Drop
19. Ken Boothe - My Love
20. Gwen McCrae - 90% Of Me Is You
21. The Illusion - Together
22. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
23. Patrice Rushen - Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up
24. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
25. Buddy Miles - Down By The River
26. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
27. Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Celestial Blues

DJ Solespin - The Goods (June 2013) Playlist:

1. Bill Cosby - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Traffic - Heaven Is In Your Mind
3. Allen Toussaint - Sweet Touch Of Love
4. The Meters - Hey Pocky A-Way
5. Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe - Todo Tiene Su Final
6. Wilson Pickett – Bumble Bee (Sting Me)
7. Hank Ballard & The Midnight Lighters - From The Love Side
8. Erma Franklin - Hold On, I'm Comin'
9. Cyril Neville - Gossip
10. Aretha Franklin - Baby, I Love You
11. Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
12. DJ Catalist - Hot Witness
13. Ken Boothe - Live Good
14. Horace Andy - Fever
15. Miike Snow - Animal (Mark Ronson Extended Dub Remix)
16. John Holt - Holly Holy
17. Toots & The Maytals - Redemption Song
18. Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul
19. George Faith - All The Love I've Got
20. Roots Manuva - Again & Again
21. The Beatnuts - Turn It Out feat. Greg Nice
22. Diamond D - Gather Round
23. INI - Props
24. Taj Mahal - Corinna
25. Taj Mahal - Satisfied 'N Tickled Too
26. Bruce Cockburn - Wondering Where The Lions Are
27. Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You For Talking To Me Africa
28. Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Band - Your Love (Means Everything To Me)
29. James Brown - Your Love

DJ Solespin - The Goods (January 2013) Playlist:

1. Junior Walker & the Allstars - Cleo's Mood
2. Tommy Roe - Dizzy
3. Gary Wright - Love is alive
4. Johnny guitar watson - Lover Jones
5. James Brown - Make It Funky, Pt. 1
6. Ramsey Lewis - Back To The Roots
7. The Chris Hinze Combination - Bamboo Magic
9. The Shocking Blue - Love Machine
10. Grootna - I'm Funky
11. Freddie Scott - You Got What I Need
12. Buddy Miles Express - Train
13. THE EQUALS - The Skies Above
14. Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield - Stop!
15. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity - Why (Am I treated so bad)
16. Willie Bobo & The Bo - Gents - Come Together
17. Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean
18. Barrabas - Children
19. Day Break - Everything Man
20. Rufus With Chaka Khan - Swing Down Chariot
21. The Flaming Ember - Spinning wheel
22. The Electric Flag - Groovin' Is Easy
23. James Last - I am I said
24. Nancy Sinatra - Fridays Child
25. Percy Sledge - Love Me Tender
26. William Bell - I Forgot To Be Your Lover
27. Gino Vannelli - The Wheels of Life
28. Bobby Bryant - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
29. Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand
30. The bee gees - Marley Purt Drive
31. Erma Franklin - Piece Of My Heart

DJ Solespin - The Goods (December 2012) Playlist: 

1. The Jackson 5 - It's Great To Be Here
2. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Tramp
3. Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool
4. The Budos Band - Budos Rising
5. Charles Bradley - Golden Rule
6. Lee Fields - Money Is King
7. AYB M.O.D. - Turn Back The Clock
8. M.C. Solaar - Nouveau Western
9. Prince & The Revolution - Pop Life
10. Chuck Stanley - The Finer Things In Life
11. Maxwell - Ascension
12. Esperanza Spalding - I Can't Help It
13. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - A Chance For Peace
14. DJ Sun - Marks On The Keys
15. The Chimes - True Love (Extended)
16. Sybil - Don't Make Me Over
17. feat. Julie Dexter - Lay Me Down
18. Thievery Corporation - Until The Morning (Rewound by Thievery Corporation)
19. Material - Let Me Have It All
20. Landslide feat. Ernesto - Solitary (Simple Time Mix)
21. Rosey - Love (King Britt Remix)
22. The Brand New Heavies - Sometimes (The Ummah Remix)
23. Foxy - Madamoiselle
24. K-os - Heaven Only Knows (West Coast Mix)
25. Main Source - Scratch & Kut

DJ Solespin - The Goods (Puces Pop Record Fair Edition 2012) Playlist:

1. NRBQ - Rocket number 9
2. Mongo Santamaria - Cloud Nine
3. Edwin Starr - Time
4. Junior Walker & the Allstars - Pucker Up Buttercup
5. Chairmen Of The Board - Pay To The Piper
6. The Freedom Sounds feat. Wayne Henderson - R.E.S.P.E.C.T
7. Boobie knight & the soulciety - Soul Ain't No New Thing
8. Eddie Kendricks - Date with the rain
9. The Hitch - Hikers feat. The Mighty Pope - Mr. Fortune
10. Young Holt Unlimited - Funky Is As Funky Does
11. Colosseum - Elegy
12. Joe Bataan - Chick-a-Boom
13. Johnnie Taylor - I Could Never Be President
14. The Spinners - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
15. Hugh Masekela - Mago
16. Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine
17. Bobbie Gentry - Mississippi Delta
18. Wilson Pickett - Mercy Mercy
19. Cannibal & The Headhunters - Land Of 1000 Dances
20. Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
21. Otis Redding - Don’t Mess With Cupid
22. Mongo Santamaria - Spinning wheel
23. Paul Anka - It doesn’t matter anymore
24. The Cougars - Right On
25. Titanic - Something on my mind
26. Madeleine Chartrand - Ani Kuni
27. Stevie Wonder - Don’t Know Why I Love You
28. Nina Simone - To Love Somebody
29. The New Birth - Honeybee
30. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Sweet City Woman
31. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Groovy Situation
32. Dave & Ansil Collins - Double barrel
33. Big Youth - Hit The Road Jack
34. MAX ROMEO - Seasons In The Sun

DJ Solespin - The Goods (March 2012) Playlist:

1. Bongo Rock - The Incredible Bongo Band
2. Back in the USSR - Ramsey Lewis
3. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey
4. Things Have Got To Get Better - Marva Whitney
5. Light My Fire - Erma Franklin
6. Don't Mess with The Messer - Koko Taylor
7. Beggin’ - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
8. Indian Ropeman - Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity
9. Peint En Noir - Nanette
10. Send Me a Postcard - The Shocking Blue
11. I Got A Line On You - Spirit
12. The Kids are Alright - The Last Words
13. Over, Under, Sideways, Down - The Yardbirds
14. If I Were Only A Child Again - Curtis Mayfield
15. Monkey time - Bobby Jay & The Hawks
16. Something You Got - Wilson Pickett
17. Suzanne - Nina Simone
18. Footin' it - George Benson
19. Hey Joe - King Curtis
20. Games People Play - Joe South
21. Sweet Inspiration - King Curtis
22. Baby While You're Young - Andy Kim
23. Sneakin in the back - Tom scott & the l.a. express
24. I keep asking you questions - Black Ivory
25. Reasons - Minnie Riperton
26. Mr. Muhammed - A Tribe Called Quest
27. Give the people what they want - Vicious Beat Posse
28. Somethin' That Means Somethin' - The Pharcyde
29. Just Hangin Out - Main source
30. Build - Diverse
31. Religious - Musiq
32. Dub Be Good To Me - Beats International
33. Wishing On A Star - Fresh 4

The GOODS PRESENTS DJ Solespin Aug 1st 2010 Playlist:

1.Mandrill - Fencewalk
2.The Staple Singers - For What It's Worth
3.James Brown - Ain't it Funky Now
4.Wilson Pickett - Knock on Wood
5.The Byrds - My Back Pages
6.The Shocking Blue - Venus
7.Tamiko Jones - Black is Black
8.The Super Eagles - Love Is a Real Thing
9.The Nite-Liters - Horny Man
10.King Curtis - Teasin'
11.United 8 - Get Uptown (To get Down)
12.Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
13.The Equals - Laurel & Hardy
14.Webert Sicot & Thoray All-Stars - Chaffeur Automobile
15.De La Soul - Say No Go
16.T Connection - Do What You Wanna Do
17.Ramsey Lewis - Spring High
18.James Brown - Body Heat
19.The B-52's - Mesopotamia (Danny Krivit Edit)
20.Mark Ronson - Stop Me Medley
21.Madlib - Distant Bounce
22.B.T. Express - Everything Good To You
23.Kym Sims - Too Blind To See It (Hurley's House Mix)
24.Jomanda - Make My Body Rock
25.The Jungle Bros. - I'll House You
26.Tok - Unknown Language
27.Lee Scratch Perry - Party Time
28.The Ohio Players - Find Someone to Love
29.Aretha Franklin - Think
30.George McRae - Rock Your Baby