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Pisces Moon Pilgrimage

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Pisces Moon Pilgrimage : Mixed by DJ Fundi
Winter Solstice 2015 > Spring Equinox 2016


Here's a mysterious mix that has been lingering in the shadows of the Fundi Vault that was conceived nearly a year ago. As daylight savings ends and we move in to the darkness of winter, it seems a good time to share this moody, contemplative journey with you.

This is one of those "free-range, open road journeys" where we didn't have a theme or agenda in mind but merely wanted to explore our archives and get lost in the moment of the musics. We dropped the opening convocation from Hundred Waters and let it flow from there.... the journey begins with interwoven Himalayan themes before sliding in to a stunning recent Radiohead track (their
rejected (!?!?) theme song for the James Bond movie Spectre) and a haunting prayer from Seattle's Pepper Proud. Nostalgia led us to play some Galactic, Charlie Hunter and MM&W gems, then an unexpected pivot towards south-of-the-border funk. Wondering how to bring this eclectic journey to conclusion, DJ Fundi received a message to play a gentle piece by composer Gabriel Yared from the film Cold Mountain. Huh?? Where did that come from? But, it fit right in and wrapped things up (before passing the baton off to Damien Jurado for the coda).

So, there you have it ~ some liner notes to one of our more unusual mixes in a while. Best enjoyed with a cup of tea, headphones or nice speakers, a puff and some quiet time to sink in to the vibes from beginning to end... let us know where it takes you:
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episode 110 // A Hundred Waters "Show Me Love" > DJ Cheb i Sabbah "Kese Kese"/ The Beatles "Within You Without You" / Junun "Kalandar" / Radiohead "Spectre" / Pepper Proud "Reflection" / Xavier Rudd "Bow Down" / The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band "Return to Dismal Swamp" (feat. Jerry Douglas, Glen Duncan, Ronnie McCoury & Tony Rice] / Beats Antique "New Speedway Boogie" / Galactic "O Coco Da Galinha" / Charlie Hunter "Dersu (Slight Return)" / Medeski Martin & Wood "Midnight Poppies > The Dropper" / MC Yogi "Truth Seeker" / Lulacruza "Pensar Bonita" / Novalima "Ay Bembe" / The Polish Ambassador "Sondo del Sol" / Rising Appalachia "Zavedi Me Lalino" / Gabriel Yared "Ada Plays" / Damien Jurado "Maraqopa" / Charlie Hunter outro…… ~

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Here's another DJ Fundi ambient free-range space journey:
Winter Circle: Contemplative Music for the Dark Night

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Black Radio

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Welcome to Episode #103! As in previous episodes El Blanco Chango and SnowGreen SpinCycle, DJ Fundi typed a word in to iTunes -- in this case, obviously, "black" -- and challenged himself to make a fun, interesting & coherent mixx from the search results. This was a pretty easy color challenge as you might imagine, and it offered a wide array of funky, soulful, jazzadelic and reggae-skankin' tunes.



episode #103 :: Blackalicious "Blazing Arrow" > The Black Brothers "The Donkey Bray" > Black Heat "Wanoah" > The Black Keys "Black Mud" > Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics "Addis Black Widow" > Tony Allen "Voices of Black" > Miles Davis "Black Satin" > Robert Glasper "Black Radio" (with Mos Def) > Ray Charles "Blackjack" > Prince "Black Sweat" > Parliament "Theme from the Black Hole" > D'Angelo "Prayer" from "Black Messiah" > Aretha Franklin "Border Song" (from 'Young, Gifted & Black') > Stevie Wonder "Black Man" > James Brown "I Feel Good" (Tall Black Guy remix) > The Heptones "Choice of Black and White" > Lee "Scratch" Perry "Pablo in the Black Arc" > Pearl Jam "Black" > Led Zepplin "Black Mountain Side" > Cave Singers "Black Leaf" > Local Natives "Black Spot" >  The Beatles "Blackbird" >  Tony Rice Unit "Blackberry Blossom" > Laura Veirs "Black Butterfly > Blackened Anchor" ::


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Love is the Future: 2015 Favorites

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It's that time of the year again when DJ Fundi goes digging through the past 12 months of music to find, then mix, the best 2015 had to offer. It was a shitty year in many ways: Paris, San Bernadino, Lebanon, refugee crisis, drought & wildfires, melting ice sheets, the murder of Cecil the Lion, Donald Trump. Luckily we have the balm of music to soothe our souls and take us away to our happy place, and this past year offered up a very wide variety of amazing releases. Sit back, put your feet up, nurse your hot toddy and escape in to this 90-minute mix made lovingly by the hands and heart of your friends at the Podcast Cafe...

Love is the Future : 2015 Favorites by Moontrolling on Mixcloud



episode #101 // Colleen "Holding Horses" / Laura Marling "How Can I” / Courtney Barnett "Pedestrian at Best” / Father John Misty "Nothing Good Ever Happens At The Goddamn Thirsty Crow" / Hot Chip "Love is the Future" (feat De La Soul) / Jamie XX "Loud Places" (feat. Romy) / D'Angelo "Back to the Future" (Part II) / Erykah Badu "Phone Down” / Missy Elliott “WTF” / Built to Spill "On the Way” / Modest Mouse "Ansel" > “Sugar Boats” / Alabama Shakes "Over My Head” / Wildlight “Lantern” / Widespread Panic "Steven's Cat” / Wilco "Taste the Ceiling” / Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" / Beirut "Gibraltar" / Deerhunter "Snakeskin" / St. Germain "How Dare You" / emancipator "Honey > Kids / Truman Sleeps" / Kurt Vile "That's Life, tho (almost hate to say)" \\

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El Blanco Chango

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Never mind the graphic ~ it's our 100th episode!! I typed the color-word "White" in to my iTunes and several dozens songs came up. I made an hour+ music mix from these options, enjoying the random constraints as I attempted to craft an audio journey for myself and for you too. It helped me to dig deeper in to my vaults!

episode #100! // Bill Frisell "White Fang" / Wilco "The Lonely 1" (White Version) / Parquet Courts "Black and White" / The Heptones "Choice of Black and White" / Gillian Welch "Six White Horses" / Doc Watson "Whitehouse Blues" / Elliott Smith "Bled White" / Morphine "Honey White" / The Field "Then It's White" / Bluetech "White Magnesia" / Pantha du Prince "White Out" / Thriftworks "Pearly Whites" / Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal" / Neil Young + Crazy Horse "White Line" / Johnny Cash "Six White Horses" / Sturgill Simpson "Long White Line" / Iron & Wine "White Tooth Man" / The Whites "Keep on the Sunny Side" \\

El Blanco Chango by Moontrolling on Mixcloud



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Cause You Had Taste: 2014 Favorites Bands

Cause You Had Taste: 2014 Favorite Bands

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The War on Drugs "The Haunting Idle" / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers "Shadow People" / Lucinda Williams "West Memphis" / Sturgill Simpson "A Little Light Within" / Jack White "Black Licorice" / Hurray for the Riff Raff "Good Times Blues (An Outlaw's Lament)" / Parquet Courts "Dear Ramona" / Chet Faker "Melt" feat. Kilo Kush / Spoon "Outlier" / CSNY "Mellow My Mind/Vampire Blues" CSNY Live 1974 / Rising Appalachia "Calling Me Home > Ye Ye Bongye" / Alt-J "Bloodflood pt. II" / Thom Yorke "Brain in a Bottle" / Aphex Twin "1-03 produk 29(101)" / The Black Keys "10 Lovers" / Bob Dylan & the Band "It Ain't Me, Babe" (The Basement Tapes archive release) / The Allman Brothers "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" (Fillmore East '71 Remastered) / Damian Jurado "Return to Maraqopa" / Robert Plant "Up on the Hollow Hill" / Wilco "I Shall Be Released" (With Fleet Foxes) (Alpha Mike Foxtrot boxset) / Sharon Van Etten "Every Time the Sun Comes Up" / Flying Lotus "Your Potential / The Beyond" \\



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2013 Favorites
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2012 Favorites

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Winter Circle : contemplative music for the dark night

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Winter Circle //
Julianna Barwick "Flown" > Balmorea "Winter Circle + Herons" + Brian Eno "Music for Airports 3" > Jon Hassell "Time and Place" > Yungchen Lhamo "Dream" > Tsuki "Shell" > Yo-Yo Ma "Seven Tunes Heard in China: Seasons" > Tsuki "Moscar" + Trio Mediaeval "Beata viscera" + Bill Frisell "Fingers Pickin'" > Valentin Sipp "Tableau II + Pendule" + "woodpeckers and loons at Ferd's Bog" > Darkside "Golden Arrow" > Holden "A Circle Inside A Circle Inside" > Wingless Angles "Love Love Love" > Julianna Barwick "Labyrinthine" \\ Art by Luminokaya



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Joy: More Favorite Music from 2013

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Greetings friends of The Podcast Cafe — we’re back with another installment in our annual End of the Year Roundup of our favorite music of the year. We already posted "The Thickness: Favorite Music of 2013" a few weeks back, but 2013 offered up a plethora of great tunes and so we had more music to play with. Hope you dig the variety and quality of “Joy: More Favorite Music from 2013.”


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Track list // Daughter "Get Lucky" (An-ten-ae remix) / Nightmares of Wax "Eye (Can't See)" / Bob Dylan "Pretty Saro" / Valerie June "Pushin' Against a Stone" / Ty Seagall "The Man Man" / Bonobo "Get Thy Bearings" / Phosphorescent "The Quotidian Beasts" / LYNX "Picture" / Saqi + The Polish Ambassador "Jarro" / Pearl Jam "Pendulum" / Cocorosie "Gravedigress" (original + FlicFlac edit) / Vampire Weekend "Step" / Emancipator "Merlion > Outlaw" / Josh Ritter "Joy to You Baby" / Iron & Wine "Joy" / Rhye "Open" / Rokia Traore "Lalla" / Kurt Vile "Goldtone" //

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The Thickness: Favorite Music of 2013

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Here's our annual review of the music that most moved, grooved, inspired or soothed us over the past year. As per usual, the Podcast Cafe serves up a diverse and tasty dish, with selections ranging from Americana and folk to funk and groove, rock n roll to an archive release of music recorded more than 50 years ago. Our friend from
Destination Burning Man, DJ Playaduster, joins DJ Fundi here and there to share some of the most original sounds from the world of electronic music too.

This 92nd episode from the Podcast Cafe is dedicated to the example and memory of Nelson Mandela. (The voice samples you'll hear in the mix are from the speech
Madiba gave upon being freed from jail after 27 years.)

We hope you enjoy and Happy New Year!


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Track list:
Tor "Lux"
Atoms for Peace "Ingenue"
Bob Dylan "I Went to See the Gypsy"
Laura Mvula "She" + Shlomo remix
Lorde "Royals" (An-ten-ae remix)
Daft Punk "Doin' It Right" (w/ Panda Bear)
Laura Marling "Master Hunter"
Bonobo "Antenna"
Mount Kimbie "Many Times, So Many Ways"
Iron & Wine "Low Light Buddy of Mine"
Neko Case "Night Still Comes"
Phaeleh "Night Lights" (ft. Cian Finn)
RJD2 "Behold, Numbers!"
Janelle Monáe & Erykah Badu "Q.U.E.E.N."
James Blake "Retrograde"
Pearl Jam "Infallible"
Cave Singers "Shine > Northern Lights"
Rising Appalachia and The Human Experience "Downtown"
Tor "The Thickness"
ODESZA "Keep Her Close" (Tor remix)
The Polish Ambassador "Conversations Between" (with Ayla Nereo"
Pretty Lights "One Day" (Break Science remix)
Plantrae "Primary Decomposers"
Rena Jones "Dusk to Daen"
Andrew Bird "Hover II"
Darkside "The Only Shrine I've Seen"
Bill Callahan "Spring"
Valerie June "Trials, Troubles, Tribulations"


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Autumanal Equinox III

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The rains have returned in a big way to the wet side of the Cascades mountain range this week, signaling the definitive end of another gorgeous, carefree, playful summer in Ish River Country. We've been keeping summer hours here at the Podcast Cafe, releasing a couple of kick-ass bootleg concerts from the Dead and Panic but otherwise focused on outdoor pursuits.

As the season shifts, the Cafe springs back to life, with customers coming back around looking for steaming bowls of soup, hot toddies, spruce tip martinis and a place next to our blazing hearth. We're excited to welcome the winter weather back, and along with it all things cozy and good.

Here's a mix we've been tinkering with off and on for a month, full of new/recent songs from many of our standby favorites, but with a twist: our buddy
DJ Playaduster from Destination Burning Man.com dropped in midway through our mixing and we decided to let him share some new music from the Realms of Elektronika to spice up the mix. He eases his entry in with the familiar voice of Bon Iver before launching off in to a half-hour journey that makes our heads spin and feet move….before we take back the controls and land the Fundiship back on Planet Earth just in time for dessert at the Cafe with amazing new songs from Mazzy Star (!!!), Pearl Jam and, finally, the sweet strains of Sam Beam.

Hope you all enjoy!


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Track list // Phosphorescent "Ride on Right On" / Local Natives "Wooly Mammoth" / Michael Menert "CHI cago" / CocoRosie "Gravedigress"/ The Cave Singers "It's a Crime > Evergreens" / Elephant Revival "Drop" / The xx "Together" / Laura Veirs "Ten Briges / Neko Case "Calling Cards" / Local Natives "Three Months" / Xavier Rudd "Lionness Eye > Bow Down" / Bon Iver "Wolves" (Kill Them With Color remix) / Saqi "Explode Into Clouds" / Jupit3r "1226" / Russ Liquid "The Ocean See" / Phaeleh "Make You Feel" / Timonkey "Sooner or Later" / Laura Mvula "She" (Shlomo remix) / Pearl Jam "Sirens" / Mazzy Star "California" / Iron & Wine "Joy" //

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White Horses : Acoustica 11/11 > 3.1.13

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Comfort food here at the emergence from our deep, dark winter's cave, blinking in the light of a new spring season…

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Track list:
Sigur Ros "Intro"
Andrew Bird "Three White Horses"
Neko Case "I'm an Animal"
Wilco "I Got You"
St. Vincent "Year of the Tiger"
Modest Mouse "3rd Planet"
Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Love"
The National "Fake Empire"
Wye Oak "Two Small Deaths"
Neil Young "What Happened Yesterday > Campaiger"
Cowboy Junkies "Helpless"
Fleet Foxes "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"
The xx "Unfold"
Grizzly Bear "What's Wrong" + Mary Oliver
Grizzly Bear + Feist "Service Bell"
Feist "How Come You Never Go There?"
Built to Spill "Things All Apart"
Bon Iver "Blindsided"
Gillian Welch "The Way It Goes"
Jim James "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)"
Damien Jurado "With Lightning In Your Hands"
Neil Young "XII > V"
Andrew Bird "Beyond the Valley of Three White Horses"
Gillian Welch "Six White Horses"

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Frozen Fog: Purple Moomindub Vol. 1

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a frozen fog descends over the Purple Soundsystem on the fringes of the Salish Sea……..into the haze, DUBSTYLE!

Quiet Village "A Trader in Furs" (remix)
Scuba "Tracers" + Mulatu Astaqe "Gubelye " + Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer "Reannounce"
Nichola Jaar "With Just One Glance > John the Revelator"
Lee "Scratch" Perry "Dub Organizer"
LKJ "Commad Counsel Dub"
Mad Professor "Dub So Hard"
Black Uhuru "Party Next Door"
Ossie All Stars "Ready Dub"
Gregory Issacs "Rumors"
Aswad "Ways of the Lord"
Pantha Du Prince "Particle" + Hunter S Thompson reading the Book of Revelations
The xx "Sunset" (Jamie xx remix)
Fela "No Agreement / Shuffering and Smiling"
Paul Horn + Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer "Reemergence"
Nosaj Thing "Home" medley + Paul Horn + burning embers underwater
Emancipator "Eve II"
Built To Spill "Heart"

Spoken word: Hunter S Thompson '77 Boulder, CO.

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Real Life : 2012 Favorites

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Every year around this time we join journalists, DJs and music bloggers in looking back at the year of music and having some fun selecting the sounds that moved us the most. DJ Fundi scratched out a list of 20 or so albums that we enjoyed the most, and then crafted up a mix over 2 nights featuring his favorite tracks from those records. We hope you enjoy the flavors and this celebration of great music, songwriting, grooves & hooks!



Read DJ Fundi's list of 20+ favorite artists, albums, songs and videos on our Fundiblog at
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Playlist:
∆ "Intro"
Cody ChestnuTT "I've Been There"
Cat Power "Cherokee > Real Life"
Dirty Projectors "Offspring are Blank"
Frank Ocean "Sweet Life > Crack Rock"
Grizzly Bear "Speak in Rounds"
Horse Feathers "So Long"
∆ "Interlude 1"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop"
Tallest Man on Earth "There's No Leaving Now"
Father John Misty "Now I'm Learning To Love the War"
The xx "Sunset > Missing"
Hot Chip "Look At Where We Are" (with Four Tet rmx)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse "Psychedelic Pill"
The Lumineers "Dead Sea"
Andrew Bird "If I Needed You"
∆ "Fitzpleasure"
Damian Jurardo "Maraqopa"
The xx "Swept Away" + ∆ "Interlude 2"



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Harvest Moon



Hard to believe but this marks our 80th episode here at the Podcast Cafe! That is a hell of a lot of music mixes streaming in to your home, your ears, your mind, your soul, and its been nothing but a pleasure to serve up the freshest blends for the people since 2007.

With autumn in full effect here in the Pacific Northwest, we concocted up a Harvest Moon mix, conceived of on the full moon earlier this month. It features highlights of some really, really good recent releases we've been enjoying lately, albums that no doubt will be populating our Favorites of 2012 list at the end of the year. The styles and genres vary, but as per usual, DJ Fundi has deftly blended them together into this smooth cocktail of mostly-mellow sounds (with some surprising exceptions, of course) —an inspired session blending the old with the new in a journey of sound, lyric & song. From acoustic to glitch, blues to grunge, americana folk to hipster anthems.

Pour up another hot toddy — we recommend grinding your own cinnamon fresh — and enjoy!

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Artists include Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Andrew Bird, Wye Oak, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, GRiZ, The xx, Horse Feathers, Frank Ocean, M. Ward, Tom Waits and a few surprises….

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Electric Frogsong



Hard to describe what holds this set of tunes together -- DJ Fundi spun it out mostly in one night based on intuition, chance and and trusting in the process of fateful detours. The results are a tapestry of soundscapes and textures from a wide variety of genres, including jazz, electronica, hip-hop instrumentals, lo-fi, Americana folk and…a touchdown in to some Muppet territory. While it may look strange on paper, take the journey and trust in the sound-selekting powers of DJ Fundi.


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Track list:

Medeski Martin & Wood "Palo Santo"
Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal "Future"
James Blake "Love What Happened Here"
Ed Solo "Life Gets Better"
Dub is a Weapon "Nablus"
SBTRKT with Ishmael Butler "Wildfire"
Clams Casino "Brainwash >I'm Official"
How To Dress Well "RFTW"
Robert Glasper with Erykah Badu "Afro Blue"
Floating Point "Obfuse"
Mount Kimbie medley
Wilco "Speak Into the Rose / Black Moon"
Galactic "Attack"
Andrew Bird "The Naming of Things"
Muppet Medley
Mark Ronson / Erykah Badu / Bonobo "A La Modeliste"
Dr. John "Eleggua"
Shlomo "wen uuu"
Pretty Lights "We Must Go On"
MMW "Last of a Kind" (DJ Olive remix)
Gillian Welch "The Way The Whole Thing Ends"
O'Death "Say Goodbye"
Julianna Barwick "Prizewinnning"

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The Backfloating Hedgehog



A free-range mix in one sitting, featuring Quantic / Steel Pulse / Lee "Scratch" Perry / Rashaan Roland Kirk / Four Tet / Radiohead / Tom Waits / Yo-Yo Ma / The Spinners / The B-52's / The Beatles / Nirvana / Johnny Cash / Medeski Martin & Wood / Willie Nelson / Phish / Art Blakeley / Pearl Jam / Ziggy Marley / Prince!



view the original backfloating hedgehog at http://youtu.be/zXjPQYgT25Q
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mixed dec 2011


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The Drunken Monkey



Alternate names for this particularly strange and tantalizing episode: Introverted Excavator and/or Kermit's Beautiful Vision

I've been pondering what holds all of this really disparate and varied music together, why the mix sounds so cohesive to my ears even though it doesn't look like it should work if you scan the playlist.

Part of the harmony of the many is, to my ears, a prioritization of the rhythm of the song. Most of these tunes have a solid groove propelling them forward, drums out front. Some pieces are rather abstract -- I love to play with soundscapes and create moods and atmospheres -- but still have the ghosts of a rhythm floating through them.

Also: these songs feel
REAL to me. like REAL musical expressions from REAL people expressing REAL emotions. I am attracted to that quality in music no matter what the genre: authenticity, integrity, soul.

Many of these songs feel erotic to me. Even though the styles and sounds are all over the map, they share some kind of sexy charge, some languid hotness, attitude and life-force juju. It must be the always-teasing rhythms and slightly-agitated grooves that get me all hot and bothered.

Most of the music in this here episode #57 (!?!?!) really has a deep and funky swing to it. Some tracks are basically all swing, a bunch of jamming around a loose groove. Listen for that underlying swing (different from the swagger) -- better yet, just feel it by swaying your hips to the music, dancing across the floor.

Alright. Dig it, if you can.

oxox, DJ Fundi
(monkey art by the fabulous Fishboy of Bellingham, WA)



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Intergalactic IV : Red Eyed Wonder



Medeski, Martin & Wood, Gift of Gab, St. Germain, DJ/rupture, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Critters Buggin and othe classic space-dub artists arranged in a pleasing, drifty session made for late nights. Special guests include Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper getting Jack Nicholson stoned for the first time around a campfire in the 1969 classic, Easy Rider.






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Fond Farewell to a Friend








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Summer Solstice II : Last Heron Home to Roost



This episode features a wide array of music from just about all of my favorite genres -- hip-hop, reggae, electronica, jazz, alt-folk, Grateful, ambient, funk, weird noises -- and is like a transcription of my favorite toonz this springtime. It is a sibling mix to earlier efforts including
Spring Buds, Fall Equinox and Summer Solstice I, and a cousin to 080808. This episdode does two things: collects and presents some of my freshest harvesting of tracks -- new songs, old songs newly discovered -- alongside a random smattering of other tracks not new in anyway but riding high on my "favorites" playlist. A finely-tuned assortment of grooves, ballads and jams that fill my earholes as of late.

Is there deeper meaning within the seemingly randomness of it, like the procession of Bill Frisell into Sonic Youth into the Supremes? That is, I suppose , a question for the listener to decipher on his or her own time. Or you could just kick back and enjoy the ride....

And listening to the Dead -- the 2009 versions sans Garcia -- play my all-time favorite Grateful Dead song "Brokedown Palace" live at Madison Square Garden brings me a sweet, sweet pleasure. What I hear when I listen is the
crowd playing the band: "In a bed, in a bed / by the waterside I will lay my head / Listen to the river sing sweet songs / to rock my soul" and "Mama, mama, many worlds I've gone since I first left home" sing to my heart. An upwelling of voices, with Jerry watching over us.



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Podcast Cafe 3rd Anniversary Fundraiser Special!



For its third anniversary on 5/15/09, the Podcast Cafe is kicking off its first ever listener-powered fundraiser. The old soundsystem, aka 5-year old MacBook, is starting to wear down and its memory banks are brimming over. The headphones recently stopped working and the music vault is straining. The whole shebang starts to smoke everytime Fundi gets deep down in to the groove, and that is unacceptable work conditions. The soundsystem can't take the strain of DJ Fundi's heavy podcasting habit and so the Cafe crew looking to upgrade to a system with more horsepower -- the better to power the Podcast Cafe!

Give a little and watch it come back to you with more musical blends to tantalize your earholes and frontal lobe. In 3 years, between all of his channels here at the Podcast Cafe and his work for www.destinationburningman.com, Fundi, sometimes in the bewigged guise of DJ Playaduster, figures he has somehow cranked out 60-70 podcasts. No kiddin'. That averages something like 2 per month, which is ridiculous. If you've been a beneficiary of this musical manna, then we hope you'll consider donating something like a 20 dollar bill to the Podcast Cafe PayPal account and help us upgrade the soundsystem for the next 60-70 podcasts. We're all looking forward to replacing things that are barely functioning now, and can see a bright future of music-mix-making on in to the future!

What does the Podcast Cafe and its steady stream of podcasts over the past three years mean to you? What are the mixes worth to you? Show us the love with a donation today and know you've contributed to the mission of sharing music freely across Planet Earth!








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Readymade: Golden Hits of the 1990s



Here is a recently-unearthed treasure trove of golden hits of the 1990's. This episode represents a cross-section of what I was filling my ears with in an earlier decade. I suppose you could also call this mix "The Roots of Fundi."

Featuring Built to Spill, Pearl Jam, Pharcyde, Soul Coughing, Kristin Hersh, Ben Harper, the Presidents of the United States of America, Beck, Ani DiFranco, Nirvana, Pavement, Cornershop, Blind Melon, Tribe Called Quest, Jane's Addiction, Morphine, Digable Planets, Soundgarden, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, Screaming Trees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blues Traveler, Spearhead and others!

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Yes We Did: Obama Hopecast : Part 2

Part two of a two-part series (click here for part one) -- released MLK Day 2009, one day before Inauguration Day!



Left speechless & shaking with an intense, spiritual joy after the 2008 presidential election, I was so happy for myself, for my country and for the whole entire world that I came to a rare loss for words. This "hopecast" is my best attempt to describe and share some portion of the mix of emotions the election of Barack Obama has inspired in me. It is especially informed by looking backwards, because you can't know where you're going unless you know where you've come from.

Part two centers around Obama's election night victory speech in Chicago, interspersed with Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech from the March on Washington in 1963: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." Bob Marley, the Neville Brothers, Bill Frisell, Marvin Gaye, Common, Z-Trip, Bonobo, James Brown, the Blind Boys of Alabama, George Clinton, Fela, Prince, Public Enemy and assorted hymns, field hollers and cameos from Dubya inform this tribute, along with a cast of dozens more.

I hope that my Hopecast serves as an audio record of history in the making, set to a fitting groove. Viva Obama!




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Yes We Can : Obama Hopecast : Part 1

part one of a two-part series



left speechless & shaking with an intense, spiritual joy after the 2008 presidential election, i was so happy for myself, for my country and for the whole entire world that i came to a rare loss for words.

this "hopecast" is my best attempt to describe and share some portion of the mix of emotions the election of Barack Obama has inspired in me. it is especially inspired by looking backwards, because you can't know where you're going unless you know where you've come from.

bob marley, curtis mayfield, marvin gaye, ludacris, nas, lee "scratch" perry, maceo parker, the blind boys of alabama, george clinton, fela, prince, public enemy and assorted hymns, field hollers and cameos from MLK and Dubya people this tribute. it also features excerpts of Obama's most memorable oratory as he made the transitions from junior senator to presidential candidate to president-elect -- an audio record of history in the making, set to a fitting groove.

Part one takes the listener from Obama as junior senator from Illinois on to the campaign trail and up to the Democratic Convention when he became the Democratic nominee. I'll release part two on Inauguration Day and it will finish up the story with his acceptance speech in Chicago.



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Troubled



Welcome to the 35th episode from the Podcast Cafe! This is a musical mix in the same vein as "Snowgreen Spincycle" -- I chose the concept of "trouble" and then searched through my archives for songs with that word in their title. I think the whole idea came about because of my enormous love for Cat Stevens' song "Trouble":
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080808



An audio postcard from where DJ Fundi's ears, heart and mind is at on the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year of the new century. Brewed with freshly-harvested soundstick recordings.



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Snowgreen Spincycle



Poised between two seasons, with a little bit of winter hanging on and lots of spring bursting forth, this episode -- our 30th! -- takes its inspiration from two words: Snow and Green.

Every track has some connection to these terms:
Snow or Green appears in either the song title, artist's name or album title. Random, yes. But lots of fun to be guided to all kinds of excellent music by way of an arbitrary set of criteria.

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Tales of Johnny Buckskin : episode 2 : From Whitehorn to Nooksack


The Tales of Johnny Buckskin continue in episode two and they are full of kinetic motion and diverse strains of cosmic funksmanship...



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Tales of Johnny Buckskin : episode 1 : A Man of the Nooksack


The Tales of Johnny Bucksin begin, appropriately enough, with a blast of warped dub and disorientating babble as the three seekers enter the upper reaches of the Nooksack...



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Ladies Night!



This month's episode is dedicated to the ladies -- give 'em all your lovin', all day, every day...



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Snow Geese of the Skagit


Flexile Sonic Quality is the connective tissue of this 100% organic, non-contrived mix conducted in a haze of full moon sparkle...It was crafted with a wide open stance towards the principles of zen DJ'ing. In the moment, all the way through.



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Snowed In


Come on in and warm yerselves up next to the cracklin' wood stove here at the Podcast Cafe with this special "Snowed In" episode from the DJ Fundi Podcasting Network...



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