Starman Songs: A Tribute to David Bowie


Mixed by DJ Playaduster and DJ Fundi / January 2016

We attempted to honor the life, music and creative legacy of David Bowie after his sudden departure from Planet Earth. We collaborated on this mix that features Bowie's songs (in somewhat chronological order), interviews, news reels, a few choice covers and a handful of remixes. When choosing tracks, we had studio cuts, live versions, remixes and sometimes Bowie's reinterpretations of them re-recorded 20+ years later ~ we often blend several sources in to one track, so listen carefully! So much gratitude for this magical human being and all that he left behind.

Travel well, Spaceman. We'll miss you.

track list :: Ziggy Stardust / Starman (original studio mix + live at the BBC 1972) / Rebel Rebel / All The Young Dudes / The Man Who Sold the World (studio + live at the BBC 2000) / Changes / Rock n Roll Suicide / Jean Genie / Fame (live at the BBC 2000 + studio + Luke Mandala remix) / Young Americans (2007 mix) / Modern Love / Under Pressure (acapella with Freddy Mercury) / Golden Years (single version + Jeremy Sole remix) / Ashes to Ashes / China Girl / I'm Afraid of Americans / Never Let Me Down (Britt Daniels cover) / Heroes / David Bowie retrospective / Lazarus / I Can't Give Everything Away / Life On Mars? / Suffragette City (Seu Jorge) / Space Oddity (Choir! Choir! Choir! ) / ...outro :: \\

Artwork by Kelly Bjork


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Rest in peace, Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson performing with James Brown and Prince:

Michael Jackson * 9.27.87 * Live in Yokohama


Freddie's Dead

'Taps' for Freddie Hubbard

Wall Street Journal

In the 70 years that he was with us, Freddie Hubbard, who died on Dec. 29, was known primarily for one thing: playing the trumpet harder, faster and with more pure chops than virtually anyone else who ever picked up the horn. Hubbard was regaled as the most prolific, the most prodigious, the most celebrated, and probably the longest-lasting trumpet king of what came to be known as the hard bop era, performing a style of jazz that has exerted a disproportionately large influence on the young jazzmen of the Marsalis generation and beyond.

Yet over the course of his productive career, the iron-lipped Mr. Hubbard did a great many things brilliantly: He was working with avant-garde musicians (John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy) almost from the beginning, and later made a pile for himself in the burgeoning field of jazz-rock fusion; he could play ballads with exquisite, heart-breaking tenderness; as a composer, he had an extraordinary track record of tunes that were widely played (and even sung) by other musicians. He did a lot of things but still remained known for playing hard-bop or soul-jazz style trumpet better than almost anybody.

(Visit Radio Free Fundi for a podcast-tribute of Hubbard and his most memorable moments in the studio and on stage; link below to continue reading.)Keep Reading...