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Wintry Conditions : Winter Songs

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Episode #115: As we emerge from another dark and drizzly winter, DJ Fundi offers a bright bundle of songs that look back to favorites from the past few months as well as new releases pulling us towards the season ahead. A little bit of folk, a little bit of hip-hop, spiced up with some jamband, gospel, funk and folk. A beautiful batch of new music, we hope you enjoy the journey....



tracklist // The xx "Dangerous" / Anderson Paak "Light Weight" (feat The Free National United Fellowship Church) / A Tribe Called Quest "Movin Backwards" / Father John Misty "Pure Comedy" / Widespread Panic "Jamais Vu > Steven's Cat" / David Bowie "Fame" (Luke Mandala remix) / David Bowie "Golden Years" (Jeremy Sole remix) / Chance the Rapper "Finish Line / D'Angelo "Betray My Heart" / Spoon "Hot Thoughts" / Laura Marling "Soothing" / Kendrick Lamar "Alright" / Alabama Shakes "This Feeling" / Prince "Adore" / Chance "Blessings" / Little Simz "Picture Perfect > Shotgun (feat. Syd)" / Fleet Foxes "Third of May / Ōdaigahara” \\


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We the People : 2016 Favorites!

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Episode #112: this musikal journey explores our favorite sounds, moods, experiments, tributes + songs of 2016. shitty year, good music!

A-Wa "Yemenite Lullaby > Habib Galbi"
Beats Antique "Burn Dub"
A Tribe Called Quest ".....We the People > Conrad Tokyo (with Kendrick Lamar) > The Donald"
Glass Animals "Cane Shuga"
David Bowie "Girl Loves Me"
Bon Iver "666"
Frank Ocean "Close to You"
Nicolas Jaar "No"
Wilco "Quarters"
Car Seat Headrest "Drunk Drivers / Killer Whale:  
CloZee "Sankar's Lake"
emancipator "Father Dream"
Erothyme "Lemur Dreams"
Yaima "Our Game'
Tor "Days Gone"
Eliott Lipp "Come to Life"
Cave Singers "Fade Away"
Courtney Barnett "New Speedway Boogie"
Ed Droste "Loser"
Man Forever & Sō Percussion and Oneida " Drums > Space"
Cass McCombs and Joe Russo "Dark Star"
Radiohead "Desert Island Disk"
Prince "Moonbeam Levels"
D'Angelo + Princess "Sometimes it Snows in April" live on Jimmy Fallon / RIP

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Prince & Friends: PARTYUP (Purple Reign VII)



I have been channeling my confusion and grief over the passing of the Purple One by diving deep in to my Prince archives and mixing up favorite, lesser-known tracks from Prince and his Purple Posse. No greatest hits here; this is a selection for Prince connoisseurs of live tracks, B-sides, stuff he produced for friends and special edition covers!

episode #107 // Paisley Park (Extended Remix) / If I Were the Man in Your Life / Xpand > The Family "Mutiny" > Mutiny (Live) / Purple House / I Love U in Me / Box of Chocolates (clip) / Something in the Water (3rdEye Girl rehearsal) / Sex Me Sex Me Not (clip) / Partyup / Sheila E. "A Love Bizarre" (live) / The Time "777-9311"/ Satisfied (live) / Janelle Monae "Give Em What They Want" / Madsex / Letitgo / Forever in My Life (Live) / Choir of 1999 Voices Sings "When Doves Cry" / Alexa de Paris / Ani Difranco "Providence" //

\\ RIP PRN xo xo xo

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Prince & Friends: SEX GOD COME YES (Purple Reign VI)



I have been channeling my confusion and grief over the passing of the Purple One by diving deep in to my Prince archives and mixing up favorite, lesser-known tracks from Prince and his Purple Posse. No greatest hits here; this is a selection for Prince connoisseurs of live tracks, B-sides, stuff he produced for friends and special edition covers!

episode 105 // Sheila E. + Prince "Koo Koo" / Pink Cashmere / Sex / Ol' School Company / Cloreen Baconskin (with Morris Day) / When Doves Cry (Be Good Tanyas cover) / Condition of the Heart interlude > Mellow / 17 Days (solo piano) / Thieves in the Temple (+ Herbie Hancock cover) / Soft & Wet / Purple Music (demo + Chrissle & Kid Fury) / When Doves Cry (Ani DiFranco cover) / The Family "Yes" / Sheila E. "Strawberry Shortcake" / Come / The Question of U (live) / Morning Papers / Feel For You (+ Chaka Khan) / D'Angelo "Sometimes It Snows in April" (with Princess) / "Purple Rain / Beautiful Ones" (final performance on the "Piano and a Microphone" tour) / God \\ RIP PRN xo xo xo

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Purple Reign II : Prince Tribute Mix



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Originally created in 2009, this is the second in a series of Prince-centric podcasts -- a long time coming and pretty damn self-explanatory. Dig if you will the picture...


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Rain Return

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It's been a very interesting week here in the Pacific Northwest, home of the Podcast Cafe : raging wildfires, air full of smoke and ash, then a giant storm on the day of the Full Moon bringing torrential rains and winds strong enough to topple trees and knock out power at the cafe. In the midst of all this elemental power, raw force of nature and dramatic upheaval, we lit some candles, opened the cafe to our neighbors and spun out this nearly-2-hour mix of newish music that has been tickling our earholes here in late Summer. It is, mind you, our 99th episode!

"Rain Return" features a bunch of cafe regulars like Wilco, Beck, Built to Spill, Father John, Beirut, Kurt Vile and Laura Marling, while also bringing is some new friends that we'd love for you to meet, like Courtney Barnett, Yaima, SaQi, Hot Chip, Subaqueous and Pepper Proud. DJ Fundi gets things started off, while DJ Playaduster steps in midway through to blend in some new, groovy sounds from the world of electronica and sacred bass music, before handing back to Fundi to wrap things up and tuck us in. The journey ends with a fitting track, "The Long Awaited Rains....."

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episode #99 // Hot Chip
"Huarache Lights" / Courtney Barnett "An Illustration of Loneliness" / Kurt Vile "Pretty Pimpin'" / Laura Marling "Strange" / Wilco "Random Name Generator" / Father John Misty "Nothing Good Ever Happens At The Goddamn Thirsty Crow" / Kendrick Lamar "i" / Alabama Shakes "Don't Wanna Fight" / D'Angelo "The Door" / Beirut "No No No" / Beck "Dreams" / Hot Chip "Need You Now" / Jamie XX "Seesaw" (with Romy) / Terra Bella "Dreaming of Banjos" / The Polish Ambassador "Sri Gurvastakam" ft. Kirtaniyas (DAD remix) / Lulacruza "Lagunita" / Subaqueous "Dusk's Dawning" (Yaima remix) / Pepper Proud "Reflection" / Tame Impala "Let it Happen" / Shakey Graves "Hard Wired" / Rising Appalachia "Cripple Creek" / Built to Spill "When I'm Blind" / Beats Antique "New Speedway Boogie" / Courtney Barnett "Boxing Day Blues" / SaQi "The Long Awaited Rains" \\

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Give Em What They Love : Summer Solstice 2014

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By popular request, here is a
New Music Blend that gathers together some of the best tunes that have been bumping out of The Podcast Cafe this summer: fresh tracks from old favorites like The Black Keys, Ray LaMontagne, Natalie Merchant, Jack White and Beck, alongside new discoveries like Chet Faker, Ayla Nereo and tUnE-yArDs, seasoned with a sprinkling of EDM cuts (curated by DJ Playaduster of Destination Burning Man) from The Polish Ambassador, Halo Refuser and Gramatik. This mix has been getting heavy play in our backyard beer garden, inspiring sing-alongs, making out and danceparties on more than one occasion!

Happy Summer Solstice!

Love you, DJ Fundi




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Track list // Michael Jackson "Love Never Felt So Good” / Gramatik "Get a Grip" (feat. Gibbz) / The Black Keys "In Time" / Ray LaMontagne "In Time" / tUnE-yArDs "Look Around > My Life" / Chet Faker "1998" / Halo Refuser "One Dimensional" / LYNX "Picture" + The Polish Ambassador remix / The Polish Ambassador "The Juiceman Cometh" (feat. SAQI) / MC Yogi "A.U.M." / Jack White "Three Women > High Ball Stepper" / Natalie Merchant "Texas" / Tinariwen "Timadrit In Sahara" / Beck "Heart is a Drum" / Damien Jurado "Silver Donna" / Ayla Nereo "Oh Love" + (Ryan Herr remix) / Janelle Monae "Give Em What They Love" (feat. Prince) \\


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Widespread Panic + Dirty Dozen Brass Band * Las Vegas, July 2013

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band opened for Widespread Panic during their two-night stand at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV on July 12-13, 2013. Of course, several of the horn players from the Dirty Dozen joined Panic onstage to help them jam out some of their funky, bluesy, swampy, git-down tunes. This mix collects all nine songs that the boys collaborated on, sharing some of the mightiest, most epic WSMFP I've heard in a very long time!



tracks// Weight of the World (7/12) * Bust It Big (7/12) * Use Me (7/12) * Tail Dragger (7/12) * Pickin Up The Pieces (7/13) * I Walk on Guilded Splinters (7/13) * Christmas Katie (7/13) * Slippin Into Darkness (7/13) * Superstition (7/13) * e: Many Rivers To Cross (7/13) * Take Out > Porch Song (7/13)

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You can download both shows in full at
www.livewidespreadpanic.com. Photos by Andy Tennille Photography.

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Open Channels : new elektrogrooves 2013

87-openchannelsA guest DJ set from our friend DJ Playaduster, courtesy of Destination Burning Man — a user-friendly survey of the best electronic music cuts of 2013, including house, nu disco, sacred bass, ambient, electrofunk, dub and a good dose of whomp!



Track list:
DJ Koze "Amygdala" (ft. Milosh)
Wolf + Lamb "Real Love"
Scuba "Hardbody"
Claude VonStroke "TurboStepper"
Herbaliser "Welcome to Extravagance"
Emancipator "Valhalla"
The Polish Ambassador "Live Inside a Dream"
Bonobo North Border tryptich
Pantha Du Prince "Quantum / Photon"
Little People "M.N.O.P.Q."
James Blake "Voyeur"
The xx "Sunset" (Jamie xx remix)
Russ Liquid "Zappa Darling"
Thriftworks "Housesitter"
Nosaj Thing "Eclipse/Blue"
Kalya Scintilla "Open Channel"
Kaminanda "Optimal Trajecstasy"
Sugarpill "Space Foray"
Andreilien "Tafoni"
jOBOT "Be You Auto"
jOBOT & ChrisB "Sevens on the Out"
The xx "Together"

A joint production of
www.podcastcafe.org and www.destinationburningman.com

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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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Roots Blend: N'Awlinz & Beyond

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For our 81st episode, we're going on a road trip to New Orleans. Down in the Crescent City, we'll take in some of the music finest purveyors of cajun funk, swamp blues and street jazz. "Roots Blend" explores a wide variety of down-home music from NOLA and beyond, starting with the propulsive get-down music of Galactic and touching on related moods found in hip-hop, James Brown-inspired grooves, jazzy funk and funky jazz, from new to old and in-between.

Artists featured include Galactic * De La Soul * Quantic & Mr. Scruff * Brothers Johnson * Dr. John * Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns * Wynton Marsalis * Taj Mahal * Dirty Dozen Brass Band * The Roots * Bill Withers * Garage a Trois * Stevie Wonder * Jimmy McGriff * Spoon * Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood * Gary Clark Jr. and John Lennon!

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Purple Reign V : Prince Tribute Mix



REPOSTED IN HONOR OF THE PURPLE ONE'S PASSING RIP PRN xoxo

The fifth and final (?) episode in the ongoing “Purple Reign” series of Prince tribute mixes!

Track list: Alphabet St * Tamborine * Electric Chair * All the Critics Love You in New York * Cream * Kiss * Flutestremental * Lovesexy * Do It All Night * Marrying Kind * On the Couch * Darling Nikki * Vicki Waiting * Freaks on this Side * Get on the Boat * Forever in My Life

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As in all of the other installments, DJ Fundi has combed through his vast Purple Vault in search of rare remixes, B-sides, obscure cassingle tracks and a bunch of under-appreciated songs from mostly-forgotten records. This mix brings back in to the light a number of heavy cuts from the Batman soundtrack, Musicology, New Power Soul and others. I set out to make a mix of my favorite Prince songs in 2009 -- that initiative didn’t end until this Mix #5 three years later. Its been a labor of love for sure, and a great way to rediscover all of the funky gems from Prince’s 25+ year career and share them with you!
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Grand Royal : A Tribute to the Beastie Boys





A mix of Beastie Boy greatest hits, live cuts, B-sides, remixes and more, from Mick Boogie.

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Blues You Can Use



A new mix of roots music orbiting around the soul of the blues, featuring deep cuts from the very, very best, including Jimi Hendrix / Cowboy Junkies / Blues Traveler / Cassandra Wilson / JJ Cale / Joan Osborne / Ray Charles / Muddy Waters / Cannonball Adderley / Ella Fitzgerald / The Roots / Nina Simone / Al Green / John Lee Hooker / Mahalia Jackson / Taj Mahal / Son House / The Black Keys / Aretha Franklin / The Allman Brothers / & Leadbelly

Hope you feel it, deep in yer bones.



mixed jan-feb 2012

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Keepin It Real : Classic Funk Chronicles 1



In an effort to
keep it real, we present to you a mix of classic funk from OG sources, spun out in one inspired session while loungin’ on the Mothership: Sly & the Family Stone (late period); Fred Wesley & the Horny Horns (featuring Maceo & the Godfather); Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye; Funkadelic (uncut)….and more. Feels good deep in the bones.



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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!



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mixed dec 2011


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Our Love is Our Power



A mix of new soul, r&b love and loose-limbed funk, inspired and informed by my recent discovery of the musician Jamie Woon. Jeremy Sole dropped Woon's track "Lady Luck" on his KCRW show a couple of weeks ago, and I've been rocking it on the headphones every day since. I built this mix around 3 Jamie Woon tracks that I love, and they appear at the beginning, middle and end. Supporting the mood are jams by Raphael Saadiq, Digable Planets, Sade, Aloe Blacc, The Bees, Erykah Badu, Jamie Lidell, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Andreya Triani, Galactic, Pharcyde and the Spinners. DIG IT Y'ALL!







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Purple Reign IV : Prince Tribute Mix



REPOSTED IN HONOR OF THE PURPLE ONE'S PASSING RIP PRN xoxo

The fourth (of five) installment in the Podcast Cafe’s Purple Reign musical mix tribute series to Prince opens up with an abstract funk-jazz track from his obscure “Xpectations” album, then segues in to the start-stop funk of “Dance On” from “Lovesexy” and a remix of “Irresistible Bitch.” It’s a promising start and lets the listener know right away that they are in the hands of a Prince master archivist and mixmaster supreme. This isn’t any kind of Greatest Hits compilation -- expect rare tracks, remixes, B-sides and other surprises that range the entire 30-some years of the Purple One’s extravagant career.
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Other tracks along the way include “Call My Name,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Hot Thing,” “Let’s Pretend We’re Married,” “Thieves in the Temple,” “Lemon Crush,” “New Power Generation,” “Joy in Repetition,” “The Beautiful Ones,” “Rainbow Children,” “Private Joy,” “Paisley Park,” Do Me, Baby” and “Positivity.”



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LOVENESS : Got Found? (Part 2)







We're back on the playa and it's late in the week -- things are moving in synchronicity through deep cosmic channels, new friends have been made, sleep is an afterthought, everything is irreversibly dusty and you love it all. The music you hear throughout the city at night is vibrating through your bass chakras and you don't know where the DJ ends and you begin anymore. In this interpretation, Beats Antique, R/D, Pretty Lights, Kid Kudi and others represent this disorienting but beautiful freakbeat madness.

If you've met a special someone during the week, things may be getting impossibly romantic as the week nears its crescendo. This mix reflects that by veering in to a Tanjalove-inspired pocket of funk and soul healing, grooves that both reflect and enhance the love that is filling your heart to overflowing: "Erotic City", "Take My Heart (You Can Have It)", "Simply Beautiful", "Love to Love You Baby", "You Make Me Smile" and "Sexual Healing." Heavy stuff, for sure, but that's how it is.

On Saturday, the Man falls right around the time that your last bit of protective armor, fear & sadness fall away, and you give in to full
Loveness. A mobile soundsystem, crowned with a glowing, beating heart, plays "Love is in the Air" at the exact moment as the sun rises over the eastern horizon on Sunday morning. Bliss reigns, friends swirl, mimosas bubble, hearts swell and you dissolve in to sunlight with your dusty Beloved in your arms.

Sunday night the Temple is set ablaze and there is
culmination. Sade returns with another take on "Soldier of Love" to show you how far you and your wounded heart have traveled through the week; The Cinematic Orchestra reprises your theme song, "To Build a Home"; Bassnectar & Nelly Furtado conclude the entire affair with a wise reminder: "And I say follow me, follow me, follow me / Down, down, down, down / 'Til you see all my dreams / Not everything in this magical world / is quite what it seems."

Namaste, and thanks for listening. Yours in
LOVENESS, DJ Playaduster

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Beats Antique "Prelude/Ms. Levine/Revival"
R/D "Face of God"
Pretty Lights "High School Art Class"
Big Boi "Tangerine"
Kid Cudi "Day 'n Night" (Crookers Remix)
Splatinum "It's Bigger Than Glitch Hop"
Flying Lotus "Roberta Flack" (Heartbeat Remix)
"Michael & Justin's Erotic Adventure"
Prince "Erotic City"
Bill Withers "Heartbreak Road"
Al Green "Simply Beautiful" (Lenton Remix)
Kool & the the Gang "Take My Heart"
Aloe Blacc "Make Me Smile"
John Paul Young "Love is in the Air"
Hot 8 Brass "Sexual Healing"
Sade "Soldier of Love"
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Home" (RAC Remix)
Get Found field recording
The Cinematic Orchestra "That Home
Nelly Furtado "Magical World" (Bassnectar Remix)

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Part one -- JOYISM -- is here.

Joyism : Got Found? (Part 1) FIXED



While DJ Fundi is out on sabbatical, we asked our comrades over at DestinationBurningMan.com to share a mix with our listeners that would feed the ears, tantalize the mind and lift the spirits. DJ Playaduster sent this mix over. We think it will work on all accounts. Enjoy! -- The Podcast Cafe

"There is a house built out of stone
Wooden floors, walls and window sills...
Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust..
This is a place where I don't feel alone
This is a place where I feel at home.......

Cause, I built a home
for you
for me

Until it disappeared
from me
from you

And now, it's time to leave and turn to dust…….."



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The Cinematic Orchestra open up this musical mix with a beautiful and emotive song that speaks to me in these days and weeks after Burning Man 2010 : "To Build a Home." It has multiple layers of meanings for me and stirs me in places deep down inside.

Sade provides the second track in the "opening statement" of the podcast, livening up the mood with another song that is rich with meaning for me these days. I heard a DJ slyly drop in to a dance party on the playa, and I sang along to the chorus with all the lovely people on the dancefloor at the top of our lungs, "I've been torn up inside (oh!) / I've been left behind (oh!) / So I ride / I have the will to survive. I'm a soldier of love / all the days of my live..."

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Summersauce Doubleshots



Two tracks each from the musicians I am diggin on the most in this midsummer glory stretch....I expect many of these artists to make Fundi's Best of the Year list in a few months, cuz they so good. I been listening to some of these albums over & over & over again. The songs in this mix are all pretty new except for the Band of Horses tracks -- hitched my wagon to their sounds only recently. Much funk and hip hop, blended with introspective folk and some modern blues.

"Summersauce Doubleshots" features The Roots, Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Janelle Monae, Big Boi, Quantic , Jack Johnson, Bonobo, Aloe Blacc, M.I.A., Flying Lotus, The Tallest Man in the World, Trombone Shorty and Josh Ritter.



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Art by Jeff Soto

Analog Soul (Intergalactic 3)



A fresh blend of soul, funk, gospel and hip-hop, with both contemporary and traditional flavorings. In tribute to those musicians who keep the soul-flame lit through the many generations. Performed across different technological mediums, but always emanating from the heart. Dig it if you can. Fundi hearts you!

Featuring Erykah Badu / Raphael Saddiq / Q-Tip / Al Green / Jamie Lidell / The Supremes / Galactic / Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Sade / Stevie Wonder / Aretha Franklin / Bill Withers / Gift of Gab / Saddiq / Sharon Jones & the Dapp Kings / Gnarls Barkley / The Stax Singers / Saddiq \\

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Purple Reign III : Prince Tribute Mix



REPOSTED IN HONOR OF THE PURPLE ONE'S PASSING RIP PRN xoxo

The Podcast Cafe's 3rd Prince mixxx installment in the Purple Reign series, featuring Shockadelica, Strange Relationship, Housequake, Always in my Hair, Mad Sex, We Can Funk, It, How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?, New Position, 3121, Lovesign, The Work and other favorite jams from the Purple Funkster.

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The Lighthouse Keeper : New Music 5



The Cave Singers, Built to Spill and Pearl Jam open this mix with a triple blast of Northwest moody rock juju.

From the fourth corner, we travel outwards over a diverse terrain of tracks, most of which are new on the scene from the past month or so. Several are lifted from the "Dark Was the Night" double-album, which I highly recommend you purchase (proceeds go to AIDS research and prevention via the Red Hot Organization.)

Bon Iver, Kid Cudi with Ratatat, Modest Mouse, Monsters of Folk, Sharon Jones & the Dapp Kings, Fever Ray with Bassnectar, Feist with Ben Gibbards, The Decemberists, David Byrne with Brian Eno, Beats Antique, M. Ward, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine, Thom Yorke, Yim Yames and Q-Tip are the elements of this mix, which skews heavily towards
man-rock and beard-folk for some unknown reason. As it turns out, Sharon Jones and the Fever Ray singer are the one female representatives here -- they holds their own, I'd say.

I'd like to close by quoting Built to Spill from a new song, "Things Fall Apart," which I think are some of the most authentic lyrics I've heard in years:

"We've all seen enough, now it's time to decide
The meekness of love or the power of pride
It doesn't matter if you're good or smart
God damn it, things fall apart

Let's go for a walk. yeah, let's go for a drive
Don't know how to say, thanks for being alive
Let's go for a lifetime. let's go for a fling
Don't know how to say anything"




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Blame it on the Boogie : A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Part 3)

The first two sets have been downloaded over 500 times each in the short period of time they've been put out on the internets, which makes me very happy. I envision Michael Jackson dance parties happening around the planet to the soundtrack of joyful music I've weaved together here. I appreciate the positive feedback I've heard from many listeners in diverse corners and hope that those who appreciate these mixes will share them widely with friends.

Michael Jackson's story is a very complicated, weird, mysterious and, ultimately, tragic. Some think his troubles originate in his childhood at the hands of his father, other argue that he brought it all on to himself. "Blame it on the Boogie" sidesteps all of these debates and instead focuses on the unmatched legacy of Michael Jackson's music -- his original blending of Motown, disco, r&b, funk and soul, spiced up with a huge amount of confident showmanship. MJ was a musical genius who created a huge body of uplifting, emotionally moving, booty-rocking music, and I hope this tribute trilogy helps remind listeners of how, beneath all the controversy, MJ was an extremely and sensitive gifted artist.
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Blame it on the Boogie : A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Part 2)



Part 2 of my Michael Jackon Tribute series picks up where Part 1 ends, delving back in to the "Thriller" era before committing to an extended appreciation of "Bad" and then dropping in on a fast-paced, booty-rockin' exploration of MJ's underappreciated Late Period. I had no idead he was still putting out such amazing and ground-breaking music post-"Bad," tracks like "Scream", "They Don't Care About Us", "2 Bad", "Xscape" and "Jam." Like Part 1, this mix tells the MJ story through nontraditional tracks: home demos, remixes, dubs and rare tracks. I've been listening to both constantly these past 2 weeks, with mad appreciation for MJ's gift of groove to the world.

Against my better judgement, I had to start a third (and hopefully final!) installment in the tribute series. As I was mixing this one up, I kept finding amazing remixes and rarities online, but I wanted Part 2 to come in at under 80 minutes so it could be burned to CD, and the incoming rush of MJ music had to spill over in to a 3rd mix. A Michael Jackson "Trilogy" was unplanned when I first started out, but that is what this process has naturally evolved in to, so there it is. The man just put out too much great music -- blame it on the boogie!


Blame it on the Boogie : A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Part 1)



This musical journey starts with some selections from the Jackson 5, of course, before exploring Michael Jackson's early solo career, with a multifaceted look at "Off the Wall" and his original melding of disco grooves with Motown soul. Eventually, we reach "Thriller," looking at half of the album's hits from various different perspectives, before running out of time at the 79:45 mark -- just the right length to be able to burn this mix to CD. Part two, to be released in a couple of weeks, picks up with the second half of Thriller and runs through various side projects and the most intriguing sounds from his later releases.

Now, those listeners looking for a run-through of his greatest hits can, well, purchase or dig out his many "Greatest Hits" collections. In other words, this ain't your mamas Michael Jackson. The mix is built on alternate takes, mash-ups, early home demos, interviews and, especially, remixes. There are many, many remixes of Michael floating around out there in cyberspace, and I chose a wide variety of reinterpretations: some ready to bump your booty, some corny and others just plain weird. I reveled in the wide, creative diversity of remixes that MJ inspired, and listening to them over the past week, it dawned on me just how universal his music was -- there was an essential DNA of heart, soul and groove in just about everything he performed, and those core elements were able to be fit in and reprogramed in all kinds of musical scenarios. House, reggae, grunge, glitch, ambient -- Michael's words and voice sounded natural in so many different genres and environments, in part because it was so real. And I guess that is why he was loved the whole world over -- his gift of song was universal. It touched the heart and moved the booty, no matter what culture or creed.

His great success in moving so many people killed him in the end. His superstardom took over his individuality and he gave himself away to our collective desire for hero-worship, gossip and judgement. In doing so, Michael lost touch with himself and then with reality and that's when the freak show began. I try to withhold judgement for all his oddities and naivete -- I feel like society pushed him in to the corner he was trapped in and we have no right to judge him. Especially now that he is gone and cannot respond. We can only go back to the music that was left behind.

Instead of getting swept up in the media frenzy of the past week -- the endless analysis of his finances and prescription drug use and relationship with his family and fate of his children -- I have turned to the music to remember. Just as I imagine millions of other fans are too. And my full immersion in Michael's glorious art -- "I'll Be There," "Ease on Down the Road," "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough," "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Jam" -- has reminded me that MJ was, ultimately, a bright light, brighter than most of us here on Planet Earth. He was born to sing and dance and make people happy. His soul was made of pure light and he came to us a bodhisattva, giving of himself to ease the suffering of humanity. "Let me fill your heart with joy and laughter," he sings, "Togetherness is all I'm after."

MJ fearlessly became one with his creative expression, merging his life with his gift, and all of us are that much better off because of it. He performed with selflessness, devotion, generosity and an amazing amount of courage. I might be getting carried away now, but hearing him sing the bridge in "Human Nature" makes me feel like Michael, in his heartfelt surrender to his muse, was channeling the divine spirit. He opened up for us and the bright light of something sacred poured forth. He made it more beautiful to be a human being. We won't ever experience another musical being like MJ in our lifetime.

This musical mix, to be released in two parts to keep it manageable, is my tribute to MJ and all that he gave. Like I said, it is exploratory and sometimes experimental, but hopefully reflects even just a little bit of the shine that Michael gave to the world.



Rest in peace, Michael Jackson. You've earned it. And thanks for all the amazing music!

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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Purple Reign I : Prince Tribute Mix



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Originally posted in 2009, this is the first in a series of Prince-centric podcasts -- a long time coming and pretty damn self-explanatory. Dig if you will the picture...


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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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The Glogg Chronicles : 2008 in Review



A sound-smoothie made from my most favorite sound-nutrients of the past year; favorite artists, dopest tracks, weirdest records: all blended up just for you! Starts off pretty mellow, but by the time Bassnectar winds up his clock, things start pumpin' pretty damn hard, with funky flourishes to end on...

Featuring Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Gnarls Barkley, Al Green, Bob Dylan, Cat Power, Fleet Foxes, Q-Tip, The Roots, Jamie Lidell, Stephen Malkmus, The B-52's, Beats Antique & Bassnectar, Dust + Blackdown, DJ/rupture, Bon Iver, Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit, DJ Scruff, Ani Difranco, Amadou & Mariam, K'naan, Nina Simone, Thievery Corporation & Quantic, y'all. Dig it correct!

Love, DJ Fundi
12/31/08
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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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Intergalactic 2 : Urban Beet Pharmer



Featuring Ike & Tina Turner, Bassnectar, Missy Elliott, The B-52's, Jamie Lidell, James Brown, Gnarls Barkley, Herbaliser, Roots Manuva, Portishead, The Glitch Mob, The Time, Girl Talk, The Roots, Antibalas, Mr. Scruff, Alozade and Hollow, Al Green & even more funky things to play with from Fourth Corner Soundsystem -- crank it up loud and rock the block, summerstylee!




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Intergalactic!


The second installment in the Podcast Cafe series, this episode travels terrains of funk, hip-hop, trance and space music, a hybridized musical journey designed to engage your deepest inner groove...



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Deep Fried Funk Nuggets



Podcast Cafe digs deep into the Live Funk Archives for this bouillabaisse of rare funky nuggets...



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Soundtrack for a Kitchen Dance Party



It's the holiday season, which means folks are gettin' festive out there on the good planet earth...



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SUPERBAD : a tribute to the Godfather of Soul


"My music wasn't written by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach or Schubert. It's written by God and me. They go 'a one and a two and up.' We start on the downbeat. Bam! And that's where we got them."



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Freaky Hijiki (God Make Me Funky)


freaky hijiki recipe notes (every funk has its story)...



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