Julien Minarro aka Waxist Selecta is a tireless champion of the Island sounds that have caught fire over the last few years. Having grown up on a small island paradise located between Madagascar & South Africa, he was immersed in the sun & sand vibrations that helped mold his musical tastes. "This unique experience has taught me a lot of things." he says, "among which the love of people from other cultures than mine & the love of music. As a consequence, it is no surprise that as a record collector I've been attracted by island music."
His Tropical Heatwave mix, "Island Grown", is like greeting old friends, as he has chosen a lot of my personal favorite tracks. It is a Tropical Bouillabaisse that brings together the flavors of the sea and spices of the islands in a hearty stew that will warm your bones and get you ready for a long night of dancing!
"The present mix is mostly made of rare disco & funk & soul joints recorded in the Caribbean in the 70s." Waxist explains. "I also choose to select 2 'creole' sung tracks from the French speaking Caribbean as I think they are another qualitative facet of that sounds. The mix ends up on an afro-funk sound from JM Tim & Foty."
You can find more WS sounds on his Soundcloud page.
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Stream it through Mixcloud or Download here.
TRACKLIST: Intro - Let's Play Real Music Now, Bob Williams - I Am Alright, WildFire - Check It Out, Cool Creations Of St Maarten - Wish Upon Love, Merchant - Instant Funk, Micheal Boothman feat. Charmaine Ford - What You Won't Do For Love, Smile Street People – Lypso Disco,
Bro. Valentino – Stay Up Zimbabwe, Nadie Lafond - Three Way Situation, Yvan Bonnet & Roland Louis - Day After Day, Tru Tones - Dancing, Carribean Superstars - Dance, Sylvesters Inc. Band - Funky Calypso, Leroy Brown & His Defence Force – In The Book, Boo & The True Tones - Let Me Get Stoned, Red Stripe Disco - Keep Diggin, Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau Part 1 & Part 2,
Wild Fire – Try Making Love, Charlies's Roots – Past Time Paradise, Undercover - Cé Ca Ki Fait Nou Souffrir, Malavoi - Madjoumbe, JM Tim & Foty - Doula By Night