The Sunday Soundtrack Pt. 2 – 12 Apr 2009

(Thx to AK for the photo “donation” [wink])

Welcome back (smile). This is a first…two podcasts in one day. I was going to save this one for next week, but I’m in the mood to bring it from both ends today. I like the tracks I found this week and wanted to bring them forth. One, of course, as mentioned is your’s truly, with a track I featured before, Cham’s Groove. This track is one I wrote while on business travel in Guam. Inspired by the people there, the city, the etc. I composed it and recorded it right there in my hotel room…ahhh technology (wink).

On the playlist this week is the hip-hop influenced chill out of none other than the world renowned DJ Cam and independent artist, Skipless, of the indie label Dusted Wax, the smooth downtempo of pearlcoder out of Germany, and two new artists I just discovered week, via XM Radio, Rory Hoy and Bluemind. Presenting…the playlist:

1. Kalimba Groove – DJ Cam/Liquid Hip Hop
2. Alter – Skipless/Rooftops
3. Cham’s Groove – Groove 7/SFTF – Barrigada Sky
4. jazzilanvon – pearlcoder/moving pattern session 1
5. Marrakech (Specek Main Mix) – Incognito/Future Remixed
6. Hypnotease – Rory Hoy/Cosmic Child
7. Really – Bluemind/Om Chilled, Vol. 2

Seven tracks….a complete number. Enough to whet your musical appetite? I hope so. As always, u know I like to keep it short, sweet, and to the point…..the point being…chilled beats.

Lazy with the links today, folks, grrr. All the artists above can be found on iTunes (with the exception of Skipless, and…..me). For more information, check Discogs.com as well.

Two shout outs today. First, big up to my boy Donny Shelton. Donny and I go back to middle school. Thanks for the call about the Sunday Soundtrack enjoyment, both from a listening and audiophile standpoint…I appreciate the comment…let me know when you can listen to it on that high end system of yours!. Second one to Regina in NYC…hey you! Thanks for the e-mail comments on the podcast….glad it can get your through your work day and complaining co-workers (wink).

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Enjoy your day!

peace,

F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 05 Apr 09

Photo Credit: Mr Fresh. All Rights Reserved 2009

Welcome back again, friends/listeners. Ok, this is technically still the Sunday Soundtrack since it was uploaded before 12am PST (my rules…lol) I trust all is well. This particular SSP returns to the essence of downtempo and chill. It’s sorta off the cuff in that nothing particularly new came across my radar…but in the quick choosing of tracks, I like the end result. I hope u will as well. There are two tracks from your’s truly, Groove 7, as well as a childhood friend, Erasto.

Been a long week, was in training Monday through Friday and had a very busy weekend, so this Sunday evening is the first I had a chance to wind down. With some documentation work ahead of me, I may just re-listen to this in The Lab…candles lit and all.

Minimal commentary on this one folks….it’s back to grind tomorrow, and I hope to wind down as quickly as I can tonite. Your tracklisting is below:

1. blue beach – boot cut rockers/moving pattern session 1
2. Typewriter Lesson – Cornelius
3. X Facto – Erasto/Man Of Peace
4. Y-Factor – Groove 7/SFTF – Barrigada Sky
5. Guidance – Headphonism Ft. Anna Meta
6. Good Morning London – Kaya Project/Elixir
7. Third Sky – Groove 7/SFTF Vol. 1

A small plate of chilled beats for you this evening… Wishing u great times ahead….

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 22 Mar 08

Hello listeners! Welcome back to the Sunday Soundtrack.

HAPPY VERNAL EQUINOX (Spring has finally arrived….although the temps on Friday were NON seasonal…haha). In any event, bye bye Winter… I’m ready for spring and the birth of all things refreshing. Hope everyone is doing well. I don’t feel particularly chatty today, although I don’t really know if I’m ever seen as such in these blogposts….(I would say not but…). I will say that I like this particular assembly of tracks for this podcast edition. I went back and discovered artists such as Andy Caldwell and Sounds From The Ground. As you know, anything out of The Blackfish collective, I am thoroughly down with! I hope you enjoy this set as well.

I’ve started paying more attention to Myspace as well as The Podsafe and Creative Commons networks. They happen to be most excellent resources for the tracks I feature here. Virtual head nod to them both. With that being said, the playlist is as follows:

1. Invierno – Andy Caldwell/Pan Global Electro Lounge Vol. 1
2. deepster – attic tree/moving pattern session 1
3. Anagram – Dousk/D.I.Y.
4. Deepness Is Served – J. Axel/Deepness Is Served
5. 93 Reasons – Platonic/Sound In Color, Vol. 1
6. Eclipse On 5th – Sounds from the Ground/Brightwhitelight
7. Optymystic – Tom Middleton/Life Tracks
8. Stay Home And Chill – Headphonism
9. The Sweetness of Charity [spoken word] (The Groove 7 Edit) – Racquel
10. Destiny – Zero 7/Ultra Chilled

Next week…brand new tracks…I’m looking forward to bringing you those, as well as more material by yours truly…straight from The Lab. Stay tuned!

Shout outs to my podcast massive over there to the right (in my blog roll), keep doin’ it right! Special shout to Lady T for the drop today, as well as the *six* others you emailed me. Highly appreciated!

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I send well wishes to everyone…hope you are emjoying the morning/afternoon/evening/night…what ever time this post finds you.

Peace…
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack f/Jens Buchert – 15 Mar 09

Chill, downtempo, electronica, ambient, nu-jazz
Photo Credit: Jens Buchert

Welcome, once again, listeners to this edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I trust you are doing well. I haven’t done a featured artist since last year, so I figured it was time to cross that bridge again. As you cross it with me, I am sure u will enjoy embarking on this journey for about an hour. During that time, you’ll discover the sonic landscape and musical scenery of Jens Buchert.

1. Aerosol (Ice Lounge Mix) – Jens Buchert/Ice Lounge
2. Variomat (Crystal Mix) – Jens Buchert/Ice Lounge
3. Smooth Department – Jens Buchert/Intersphere
4. Superdope – Jens Buchert/Intersphere
5. Aztec – Jens Buchert/Sunrider
6. Reflections – Jens Buchert/Sunrider
7. M̩lange El̩ctrique РJens Buchert/Spa Lounge
8. Plastic Heart – Jens Buchert/Spa Lounge
9. Jade РJens Buchert/Caf̩ Lagoon
10. Bamboo Sun РJens Buchert/Caf̩ Lagoon

Discogs describes Jens as a prolific German producer of Chill, Downtempo, Lounge, Dub, Ambient & Techno and owner of JeBu Records. He is known under other aliases as Amberland, Dakini Mandarava, Hydra, and Noah. He’s performed in the group Noctemia.

I discovered Jens, as well as a number of other artists via my long time two resources for The Sunday Soundtrack, XM Radio Channel 84 – Chill and Soma FM’s Groove Salad. He is a very good example of the kind of chilled beats and flow that I like in my downtempo preference…very smooth, laidback, and smooth. As I am typing this, I’m recording the music for this podcast on my Powerbook G4, listening back and enjoying the ambience here in The Lab.

Now that you know a little bit of the man, let’s get into today’s playlist.

You can find out more about Jens Buchert at his main websites:
Jens Buchert’s Official Website
Jens Buchert’s Myspace Page
His expansive discography at Discogs

I hope that u enjoyed the musical scenery as much as I did. Cherish the day, keep it chilled.

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 08 Mar 09

Hello listeners…how’s everyone’s weekend going? I trust it’s going well. I’m sitting here in Panera Bread composing this post. I was interviewed today by a fellow follower on Twitter, Deb Allison Lee, a professional organizer here in the DC Metro area. The interview was one in a series of video segments for her website. The gist of the interview basically asks the question: How do you stay organized in your busy life? I was sought as a candidate because of the 80 bazillion things I’m involved with every day…LOL. It was really cool and we had a lot of fun. She tells me that the various videos will appear on her site by the end of March 2009, so make sure to stop by and check it out.

4:59pm: The weather is really gorgeous out there, so I’m gonna head home, take advantage of this good temperature and get back to this post later…. Ciao

9:52pm: Ok…so why am I sleepy…haha! I will press on though.

I will take a moment to explan to some of my new listeners why The Sunday Soundtrack was created. The concept came out of desire to share these particular genres of music I tend to showcase with listeners I thought wouldn’t normally know of such genres. As you have noticed, downtempo, electronica, ambient, nu-jazz, chillout (or chill) is a feel that is very laidback, cool, collected, at times sensuous, but generally relaxing. As a person that stays busy with variety of things continually, I found my personal collaboration of similar tracks in my iPod library often became a nice way of chilling out my hectic schedule (music can be very medicinal and therapeutic as I’m sure you can attest to). The other primary for creating the podcast was to provide an alternative to the typical (and always popular) smooth jazz music that is commonly associated with a relaxing afternoon.

I’ve found, as a musician for more than half my life. the discover of a genre or genres of music can b extremely exciting. Growing up on R&B, Soul and Jazz, I was able to develop a well respected love for those genres, especially being fortunate enough to see the evolutions in each. Discovering the genres I share in this podcast remains exciting and new, as I had NO idea how big the culture of chill is…from the beach bars of Ibiza to the cafes among the seas. I can’t seem to get enough of these musical vibes in what seems to be a never ending discover of new grooves

That being said, I present to you….the playlist. I hope you enjoy it.

1. afterthewoman – rdm
2. Alternate Thursday – Platonic/Sound In Color/Mu.sic – Pixelated Pulse
3. Second Cup Of Coffee – Big La vs. Todd/Blue… Kinda Grey
4. Argha Noah – Nightmares On Wax/Carboot Soul
5. Bay of Islands – Blackfish/Pole Navigation
6. Bizarre Love Pentangle – Muzz/Sty Wars
7. Breather 2000 (Arithunda Mix) – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
8. Gaze – Sweetback/Sweetback
9. The Glass Bead Game – Thievery Corporation/Ultra Chilled
10. If You Don’t Love Me, Understand Me – Vision
11. Woman’s Mood – Lady Tha ProducHer

That’s it…It’s my wish that u enjoy this podcast, it’s always a pleasure to bring it. Be sure to check out my fellow podcast massive in my blogroll. I’m certain you will enjoy what they have to offer.

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As always, thanks for listening. Enjoy ….

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 1 Mar 09

Kristof's Chill Spot
Photo Credit: Christophe Sandot

Hey everyone…welcome back to The Sunday Soundtrack. Goodbye February…hello March. Two months gone already in ’09…wow…somebody slow it down…geez!. In any event, glad you can join me again. Hope your day is going well.

The type of week I have, along with the kind of tracks I discover or am feeling at the moment, generally determines the flow of the playlist I developed. While this past week wasn’t necessarily overwhelming by any stretch of the imagination, it was tedious. The perpetuation of such led me to put together more of a laidback playlist. I put it together, partly, as a result of having discussions with who seems to be my biggest fan on The Sunday Soundtrack Facebook Group, Christophe Sandot over in France!. Kristof has made himself my official global ourtreach PR man, as he says…hahah. Just wanna give you a quick shoutout, brotha. Thanks for letting me know about the tracks your are listening to, the stories of your travels, and most of all spreading the word about The Sunday Soundtrack to your crew abroad, I definitely appreciate it.

This edition of the podcast sort of features an artist I discovered on XM Radio and subsequently found their tracks on iTunes – Blank and Jones. Blank and Jones is a top dance group out of Germany, known for their chill and downtempo tracks. If you love some seriously chilled tracks, check them out. Their official website is here.

Let’s move to the playlist:

1. Gotta Be Love – Joey Youngman/Om Lounge, Vol. 10
2. Original Bedroom Rockers – Kruder & Dorfmeister/Ultra Chilled
3. President Chimp Toe – Fila Brazillia/Power Clown
4. Twilight – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 2 (Sun) – EP
5. Cruisin – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 2 (Sun) – EP
6. Die Blaue Stunde – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP
7. ‘Lost In Thought – Jon Hopkins/Opalescent
8. Florent 2 A.M. – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP
9. Miracles – Afterlife
10. Tone Poem – Third Face/Sty Wars

For your viewing pleasure, here’s one of their videos.

That’s it…It’s my wish that u enjoy this podcast, it’s always a pleasure to bring it. Be sure to check out my fellow podcast massive in my blogroll. I’m certain you will enjoy what they have to offer.

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Keep it chill….

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (recast 1 Jun 08) – 22 Feb 09

Hey folks….

Thanks for listening in once again. While this week wasn’t VERY busy (this past Friday night and Saturday evening moreso), I didn’t get the new tracks I was hoping to get, and currently need to troubleshoot a mic issue with my audio interface. That being said, I’m posting another recast. I hope you enjoy the mix.

1. Vibrations – Sutro Heights/Om Lounge – Vol.7
2. Well I Gotta Story to Tell – Evolve/Chill Out-West Coast Edition, Vol. 2
3. Survivor – Mr. Fingers/Future Soul
4. Planet Of The Breaks (Jazzanova Rmx) – Visit Venus/The Endless Bummer Rmx Appendix
5. Then Came You – Euphonic feat. Kevin Yost/Mushroom Jazz 2
6. Hurt Of A Nerd (Jimpster Rmx) – Visit Venus/The Endless Bummer Rmx Appendix
7. Feeling Good (Joe Clausell Remix) – Nina Simone/Verve Remix Box Set Deluxe Edition Set
8. Like a Tattoo – Sade/Best of Sade

Thanks to AMR for expressing interest in Nina Simone. I would have never considered her considering the vibe and genres of this podcast, but I was able to find the remix above. Again, Verve Records comes through.

I hope you enjoyed the tracks, and further hope that whenever you’re listening to this, your state of mind is playing your desired soundtrack as well. If you have any questions about The Sunday Soundtrack, please feel free to email me.

The Sunday Soundtrack is on Twitter, you can follow it here and on Facebook as well, here.

For those podcasters/musicians/remixers/etc…I’m hoping to resurrect another podcast that I started in 2007. It is entitled “Fusion: Where Music, Technology, and the Creativity of the Artist Intersect”. If you are interested in participating, you can find more information about it here.

peace, have a great week!
All the best,
F!

Cupid’s Hunt 2009 – A Special Edition Sunday Soundtrack

Welcome to this special Edition of The Sunday Soundtrack entitled Cupid’s Hunt 2009: A Valentine’s Day Chill. This is the 2nd Annual Cupid’s Hunt Valentine’s Day Podcast and the brainchild of a one Mr Todd Grundy of the Rhythms In Black Satin Podcast. Last year’s podcast was a great success and we all hope to bring that same success back again. Me, I’m bringing tracks in my regularly scheduled chilled format with just a hint of R&B flavoring. That being said…here is the playlist:

1. This Truth (The Fave Remix) – Anji Bee/The Chillcast with Anji Bee
2. Love’s Holiday – Norman Brown/Just Between Us
3. Since I Fell For You – Kenny Burrell/’Round Midnight
4. Dreaming Of You – Chevalier
5. You Know What I Like – Mark Whitfield/Mark Whitfield
6. No Words Necessary – Ben Tankard/Song Of Solomon
7. When We Met – Ben Tankard/Instrumentally Yours
8. Alone Together – Rob Arthur/Lifescapes – Midnight Moods
9. Ribbon In The Sky – Ben Tankard/Song Of Solomon
10. Two Occasions (Live Version) – Babyface/A Closer Look

I’d like to give special thanks to my guests, the lovely ladies Anji Bee and Lis for dropping by and letting us know the meaning of Valentine’s Day to them, nicely done ladies.

Now, you would be remiss if u didn’t stop and check out the rest of the Cupid’s Hunt podcasters…All these offerings complete a colorful rainbow palette of music:

Anji Bee
Chillcast with Anji Bee

DarrenKeith
My Love For Music

DJ Diva
The Mixtress of R&B

DJ GrantLOVE
Music To My Ears

EJ
EJFlavors.com

Fave
Friday Favecast

Jeff Hintz
Friday Night Dance Party

Nikki
Soulrific

Roddykat
Roddy-O-Jukebox

TGrundy
Rhythms In Black Satin

Todd Kelley
Todd Kelley.net

calinative
calinative

dbassist
dbassist

However you celebrate Valentine’s Day…I hope it’s chilled.

For more info on Cupid’s Hunt, check out the link to the FAQ below:


Cupid’s Hunt Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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peace!
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 08 Feb 09

Welcome listeners…

Always glad to bring to you another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I’ve got a few new tracks for this show a few featured previously. I hope that the mix of old and new brings an experienced chilled.

For those of you that came by last week, you know that the 51st Annual Grammys will be broadcasted tonite. Check it out, if you’re so inclined. I’d be interested to see how many of the nominees I picked for my podcast last week, actually win! All of the podcasters that participated last week did an excellent job! With that being said, let’s jump into the playlist.

1. Together – Senseque/moving pattern – vol.1
2. Melodious – Fave and The Big La
3. Sandbank – Flashbaxx/moving pattern – vol.1
4. Delta – Blackfish/Remember 1997 – 2001
5. Shine – AfterLife ft Cathy Battistessa/The Blue Bar
6. Right Is Right [Full Version] – Paradiso/Paradise II Paranoia
7. All Around (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix) – Bebel Gilberto/Telefon Tel Aviv – Remixes Compiled
8. Change – Awake

Next week is the 2nd Annual Cupid’s Hunt Valentine’s Day Podcast. This is the brainchild of a one Mr Todd Grundy of the Rhythms In Black Satin Podcast. Last year’s podcast was a great success and we all hope to bring that same success back again. Me, I’ll be bringing tracks in my regular chilled format with just a hint of R&B flavoring. For more info on Cupid’s Hunt, check out the link to the FAQ below:


Cupid’s Hunt Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Watercolors Photo Credit: Guitarmantoo © All rights reserved.

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My bad for the mispronounced track titles and tracks 2 and 3 out of orderwhew…it was late (early) when I finished the podcast! Fave and Todd, thanks for the info and track title…Melodious Massage…that’s hot!

Have a prosperous and productive week. Keep it chilled…

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 25 Jan 09

Welcome crew…
Sunday…Sunday. I hope everyone’s doing well and that you’ve been enjoying (if u choose) the historic transition into the new leadership of this country. I chose not to get “in the mix” (no pun intended) of the live events of the Inauguration, but took it all in from my family room in HD. Either way, it was exciting to say the least.

I have a bunch of new tracks this week, compiled via my internet and satellite downlink journeys over the last two weeks…I hope you enjoy them, as well as the commentary throughout the podcast. Without further adieu, let’s jump in to the playlist:

1. Breakin It Down – Miguel Migs/Colorful You
2. Schooled In TheTrade (v.3) – People Under the Stairs/Best of Mushroom Jazz Vol. 1-5
3. Feeling Good (Joe Claussell Remix) – Nina Simone/Verve Remixed (Box Set – Deluxe Edition)
4. Cheeky Quarter – Bullitnuts/’A Different Ball Game
5. Reel Life (Evolution II) – The Cinematic Orchestra/Man With a Movie Camera
6. Blue String Pudding – Momma Gravy/The Chill Lounge – 26 Chilled Euro Tracks
7. East River Drive – Stanley Clarke/East River Drive
8. Motion Dub – Soundsfiter/Floating Couch – First Cushion
9. Be Like That – Clara Hill’s Folkwaves/Sideways
10. That’s All – Jua Howard/Anticipation

As usual, all commentary is welcome, track suggestions are not barred. Toss them my way for consideration and it’s all good.

The Sunday Soundtrack is now on Twitter
Please consider following there for updates regarding everything about the podcast.

Have an enjoyable balance of the weekend, week, day, hour, minute, second….

Keep it chill…

peace,
F!