Friday, March 23, 2012

McBoing Boing on the radio...

I had a great time with the Downtown Affair crew last week on the radio!
Thanks to Alex & Mike for having me down...if you missed the show it's available for download or streaming here: CLICK ME!

Monday, March 19, 2012

"Enter Voodoo Island" ~ A guest Mix from Young Swizzy

A young Frenchman in a crisp white suit sips a smoking concoction of exotic jungle fruits and his own private stock of Rum out of a monkey skull goblet while the nearby hi-fi spins intoxicating rhythms...

Welcome to Voodoo Island!

Young Swizzy
is ready to transport us on a journey through French Caribbean sounds from the 60s to the early 80s. He says, "For me the madness started a few years ago, in the search of a different kind of groove when I discovered what Hugo Mendez and the Sofrito crew were doing in the UK: bringing back early tropical sounds on the dancefloor. The latin sound of course but better to me is its strong influence on more local music through all the carribeans and especially the french islands like Martinique, Guadeloupe or Haiti, with rythms like Begine, Tumbele, Gwo-Ka, Compas...With a really strong Antilles community in the Paris area, French Caribbean records manage to make their way around here, so most of the records I used were found in yard sales."

Swizzy's inspiration came from the deep heads that run Superfly Records in Paris as well as the awesome work of Les Mains Noires ( with its great mixes of dirty Caribbean jazz.

He adds, "This mix is a tribute to two real amazons friends of mine: tattoo artist Laura Satana ( & tiki/exotica sculptor Bai ("

Thanks to Swizzy for our inaugural guest Mix here at the Tropical Heatwave HQ ~ ENJOY!

Intro: Mandingo - Tiger in the Night
Ryco Jazz - M'Puli Mua Munie
Chano Scotty y su Combo Latino - Mi Serrana
Orchestre Tropicana d'Haiti - Tromperie
Barel Coppet et Mister Lof - Jeunesse Vauclin
Maxi Twenty - Lily
Abel Zenon y su Combo - Bon bon accourez y donc
Orquesta Americo y sus Caribes - La Mochila
Robet Mavounzy - Chauffe Begine La
Chakachas - Coco Seco
Tuco - Tuco's Jam #3
Les Freres Dejean - Jam Session #2
Gemini All Stars de Ti Manno - Vive le Disco
Scorpio - Carnaval 83
Outro: Mandingo - Pagan Ritual

Friday, March 16, 2012

DJing on the Radio tonight

I'll be spinning on WNYU tonight from 10:30-1am with the dons of downtown disco Mike McGill & Alex Biedermann~ it's
A Downtown Affair y'all!
There might even be some secret weapons dropped...tune in to find out!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tropical Heatwave ~ The Party... 3/1/12

* Calypso Disco * Afro Funkee * Latin Soul + more Caribbean Heat!

LoveOn TheRun and I will be your disk jockey operators tonight (9pm-1am)!

Tropical Heatwave @ The Bellwether 594 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211