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Spring Buds 2: Bodhisattva Vow



"I give thanks for this world as a place to learn
and for this human body that I'm glad to have earned
and my deepest thanks to all sentient beings
for without them there would be no place to learn what I'm seeing.”

--"Bodhisattva Vow,” MCA

Spring Buds 2 offers a meandering musical journey through new muzikz we've acquired over the past few weeks: freshness, green growth, sprouts, spring buds. Smoke em if you got em! (Spring Buds 1 from 2007 is available here.)



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This mix features new tracks from Floratone (Bill Frisell & Matt Chamberlain) * Father John Misty * Jimmy Cliff * Dub Is a Weapon * Rusko * Quantic * Santigold * The Shins * The Black Keys * Andrew Bird * Amadou & Mariam * The Decemberists * Bonnie Raitt with Bill Frisell & Greg Leisz * Alabama Shakes * Beach House * Josh Ritter * Beastie Boys * Damian Jurado * An-ten-ae * Horsefeathers * M. Ward * Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros //

I didn’t make this musical mix specifically for anybody or any particular reason, but in the last few weeks of putting the final touches on it, a number of very special people passed on to the Great Gig in the Sky:
MCA of the Beastie Boys, Doc Watson and then, just yesterday, two artist-musician-circus performers that were friends of friends. Drew Keriakedes (aka "Shmootzi the Clod”) and Joseph Albanese (aka “Meshuguna Joe”) were gunned down in a coffee shop in Seattle in an act of horrific and senseless violence. They were bright lights in the rainy city, and their warmth, generosity, freedom and love touched many, many people. Though I never met them, they meant a lot to some close friends who are now grieving, and I can feel the heartbreaking loss to the close-kn it community. I decided to dedicate this mix -- which offers a few appropriate songs, including the Beasties “Bodhisattva Vow” and M. Ward’s “Pure Joy” -- to the memory of the light of all four performers….







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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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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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Sliding Down Rainbows : Favorite Electrojams of 2010



Here's a musical mix fresh from the astral plane that explores some of our favorite electrojams of the past year. The sounds come from whomp, hip-hop, funk, glitch, freakbeat and other undeclared genres. DJs Playaduster & Fundi provide the amorphous soundtrack to the journey...

Bonobo * Jneiro Janel * Flying Lotus * The Great Mundane * Eskmo * Tipper * The Roots * Sufjan Stevens * Nosaj Thing * Boreta * Fever Ray * R/d * Ratatat * Missy Elliott * Big Boi * Mimosa * Erykah Badu * Thriftworks * The xx * Dubtronix * Cee-Lo * Kid Cudi * Pretty Lights * Bassnectar * Zero 7







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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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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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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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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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Freaky Hijiki (God Make Me Funky)


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



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