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Song of the Day: Spoek Mathambo “Let Them Talk”

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Apr 02, 2014
Spoek Mathambo

Spoek Mathambo is part of the vanguard of young, African artists rewriting all the rules of dance and pop music. “Let Them Talk” is reworked here from its original appearance on Mathambo’s debut album Mshini Wam.

Download: The Sol Power All-Stars Live at Bembe

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Feb 26, 2014
The Sol Power All-Stars Live at Bembe

Brooklyn’s Bembe has been one of the best places for DJ Meistro and me to play over the past year as The Sol Power All-Stars. Here’s an hour long slice of Sol Power getting busy. Free download!

Song of the Day: Mim Suleiman “Nyuli”

Posted by: KC Higgins
Feb 14, 2014
Mim Suleiman in the studio

I would describe “Nyuli” by Mim Suleiman as Swahili Nu-Disco / Word House, clearly distinct from the Deep House popular in South Africa.

Song of the Day: Tune-Yards “Bizness”

Posted by: KC Higgins
Jan 29, 2014
Merril

“Bizness” by the tUnE-yArDs gives me the excitement of hearing new sounds. One of the most amazing things about this music is that it’s largely made by just one person, Merrill Garbus.

Download: live mix from Upstairs at Marvin [06.15.2012]

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Jan 07, 2014
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Digging through the mix archives, I unearthed and edited this early evening segment of a live set from summer 2012.

Dimitri From Paris joins All Good Funk Alliance and The Sol Power All Stars tonight at U Street Music Hall

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Jan 03, 2014
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An absolutely amazing night of house music, from the afro- and Latin-flavored deep sounds of The Sol Power All Stars (complete with live percussion, as always), to the funky electronic-tinged house of All Good Funk Alliance, to the classic, deep, and soulful house that Dimitri From Paris calls his stock-in-trade. This is a do-not-miss night!

Back on the Ice

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Dec 05, 2013
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DJ D-Mac & Associates are back with the rinkside beats every Thursday, December 5th thru February 27th, at the skating rink in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art!

Song of the Day: MC Solaar “Bouge De Là”

Posted by: Neville C.
Dec 02, 2013
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MC Solaar’s “Bouge De Là” is a track I’ve been playing out since I tracked down the original Talkin’ Loud single back in the early 90′s.

Song of the Day: Laura Mvula “Green Garden”

Posted by: KC Higgins
Oct 21, 2013
Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula’s “Green Garden” is a fresh neo-soul gem from the UK.

The Sol Power All-Stars on OkayAfrica: Africa In Your Earbuds

Posted by: DJ Stylus
Jul 16, 2013
Sol Power - Africa In Your Earbuds

Myself and DJ Meistro are really happy to be part of OkayAfrica‘s Africa In Your Earbuds series, a curated collection of African music mixes assembled by top selectors. Get some of this sunshine summer dance music in your life by stream or download.

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