Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 28 Jun 09

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Hello Listeners…
Thanks for checking out the Sunday Soundtrack once again, it’s always a pleasure bringing it to you.

Here we are, in the summer solstice once again. Being a four seasons man, I always embrace it (u can keep the humidity though) for it brings long summer nignts…even with the heat, that can be a cool thing.

Speaking of summer, I started with a track that reps summer in last week’s podcast and will continue do so here (see the playlist below) with a regular artist on The Sunday Soundtrack, Chevalier. What’s summer with the beach? Two artists from the Blackfish Productions camp bring us “Bondi Beach” and “blue beach”, as well. Now that we’re in the summer flow, I bring to you, the playlist

1. De Muse – Fragmentorchestra/ragmentorchestra
2. Cham’s Groove – Groove 7/SFTF – Barrigada Sky
3. Soon – ORG Lounge/Has It Come to This
4. Seemless – Buddha Lounge/The Best of Lounge – L.A. Lounge
5. Summer Nights – Chevalier/Balance
6. Drift – Buddha Lounge/The Best of Lounge – L.A. Lounge
7. Interject – Buddha Lounge/The Best of Lounge – L.A. Lounge
8. blue beach – boot cut rockers/moving pattern session 1
9. Bondi Beach – Blackfish/Hidden Shore
10. Cinquo Dias – Espresso Del Lago/Yeki

Even though the heat is here in my neck of the woods, today we have a cool reprieve. I hope this edition of The Sunday Soundtrack matches that reprieve.

My prayers and condolences go out to the Jackson Family regarding the loss of their son, Michael Joseph Jackson, this past Friday. Without getting into a long post about this phenomenal artist, I’ll suffice it to say that it’s my belief that the King of Pop has gone to be with The King of Kings: Remember The Time

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Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 14 Jun 09 (for 21 Jun 09)

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Hello listeners, Twitter followers and Facebook group members…

Thanks again for tuning into another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I trust your weekend and/or week is going well. It’s been a good one thus far. Work is getting busier and busier, so chillin’ out putting together this podcast is a nice little excursion away from such matters. As the title says, this podcast should have went live LAST weekend, but I had some technical difficulties that didn’t permit to mix it down. I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.

I did some track hunting this week and came up with same nice new gems from an artist called ORG Lounge. Soma FM is my main source of tracks that I draw from, especially since it’s net radio flowin’ through the studio here, as well as on XM Radio in the car. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. In anticipation of summer, Monte LaRue brings us “Summer Interlude” (I think I feel a summer theme coming up for a future podcast…stay tuned).

Speaking of staying in tune, I think I may try to start including some artist interviews in the near future…would that be of interest? Let me know what you think. The possibility is definitely there since I’ve been in touch with a few indie artists who have expressed thanks regarding their tracks being featured….

Ok, without further adieu, the playlist for the Sunday Soundtrack – 14 Jun 09 is as follows:


1. Spirit -Monet/The Groove Boutique: Volume One
2. Mirror – ORG Lounge/Has It Come to This
3. Summer Interlude – Monte la Rue/Interludia (Disque Deluxe)
4. Soon (Jazzy Jeff Mix) – Jazzanova/Jazzanova Remixed [Disc 2]
5. 97 Ways – Groove Matter/Jazzelcious Presents
6. Shiny Cage – Fresh Moods/Love. Death. Angels
7. Chambre 606 – Alex Cortiz/Mesmerising
8. Drowned – Campa/Obsession Lounge
9. Smooth (featuring Dustlab) – ORG Lounge/ORG Lounge
10. Din Atrium – Soehngenetic/Second Hand

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peace, and thanks for listening….

F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 07 Jun 09

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Hello Listeners…

Good to be back with another Sunday Soundtrack podcast. It’s my gift to you (as well as me) and I really enjoy every chance I get to do it. I hope your week has been good, or is starting off well and will remain as such throughout.

I was driving somewhere last week and my wife asked me how the podcasts were coming along with regards to featuring music, etc. I told her one of the great things about featuring these genres is the willingness of indie labels and artists to have their music featured on a podcast. The labels and artist that have found out about the Sunday Soundtrack have always been generous and thankful to me for supporting and showcasing their tracks, to the end where they have placed me on their mailing list to receive free downloads of new tracks as they are released. Last week, I contaced Skipless via his myspace page regarding the tracks from his EP, “Rooftops”, that I’ve featured, He was so thankful that, even though both his EPs are available for download, he wanted to send me physical CDs….all the way from Finland….that’s some luv right there! LOL. All in all, it’s always a win-win situation doing this podcast. New tracks for me, exposure for them!

Here we are, into the second half of 2009 and embarking on the summer solstice in a few weeks. We’ve had a lot of rain in the DC metro area, so I’m looking forward to some extended sunshine. I’m sure many in the area would agree. If anything, we are super green over here! Interestingly enough, it’s this second half of the year, leading into the next, where I really look at what needs to be focused on and/or fixed to start a new year off…what about you? Whatever it is, I hope that what you positively set out to achieve becomes manifest.

The hiatus last week allowed me to tune into my favorite sources and bringing 8 brand new tracks this weekend. Returning artists are Blank and Jones, Alex Cortiz, and Skipless. The mood is definitely chilled throughout the playlist, ending with yet another track that I think defines the genre of downtempo and chillout VERY nicely. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

1. Racetracks -Tony Watson/Abstrakt Sampler
2. Solarcell – Fresh Moods/Exhale
3. Smooth – Alex Cortiz/Magnifico
4. Skeptic Manc – Moss/East Coast Chip Shop
5. Loose Tune – Skipless/Jazzamentals EP
6. Livechange – Fresh Moods/Exhale
7. Blue Sun – Moss/Stone Soup
8. Twilight – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 2 (Sun) – EP
9. Really – Bluemind/Om Chilled, Vol. 2

Another great Chill Out Track on Ibiza Chill Session 2006

Song: Emotional – Laguna Sun (Ibiza chill session mix)

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peace, and thanks for listening….

F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 10 May 09

Crew…
Thanks for stopping in again for this week’s Sunday Soundtrack. As usual. always a complete pleasure in sharing this musical pallette every week that I can.

This week’s playlist includes a continuation of tracks from the Obsession Lounge compilation, first featured last week. The OL collection collection has a well rounded representation of tracks in the chillout genre, so I hope you enjoy another taste of such.

About half way through the week, I was auditioning tracks to feature this week, and stumbled into my Incognito playlist. While ‘Cog is not classified as downtempo, chillout, or the like, I think their vibe is right inline with the concept of the Sunday Soundtrack That being said I bring you a triple play of Incognito, as well. There is something about their music (to me) that lifts spirits each and every time. I’ve lost track of how many times, over the years, listening to their tracks has transformed my not so good mood into a much better one. I had to include them this week.

With that being said…here’s this week’s playlist:

1. Wonders & Signs – Buckshot LeFonque/Buckshot LeFonque
2. One Step Beyond – Fogger/Obsession Lounge
3. All That – Atjazz/LabFunk
4. A Past Life – Adam Singer/Gradient Sound
5. I Can See The Future – Incognito/No Time Like The Future [Bonus Track]
6. She Wears Black – Incognito/Beneath The Surface
7. Fountain Of Life – Incognito/Beneath The Surface
8. Moon B252 – Nor Elle/Mole Listening Pearls
9. Une Table B Trois – ZEN-MEN feat. Caroline/Obsession Lounge
10. Conmigo – Fous De La Mer/Obsession Lounge

All the tracks featured can found or identified at Amazon.com, iTunes, or discogs.com

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  • Adam Singer
  • Incognito
  • Nor Elle
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    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 26 Apr 09

    Hello Listeners….

    Glad to be back with another edition of the Sunday Soundtrack. Thanks for coming by to get a lil bit of smoothness during your day, night, or in between.

    I had a nice weekend last weekend and this weekend has offiicially started. Today was representative of a true spring day, in every sense of the word. Lots of sun, blue sky and very seasonable temps, even into the 7pm hour. It should be in the 80’s all weekend, so that’s a plus in my book. It’s a little after 9pm and I decided to get a little jump on the production of this podcast. I’ve got a few favorite tracks of mine on the playlist this time around, from Rae and Christian, Jazzanova, etc. I think the musical palette your about to sense is pretty good, if I may say so…(I guess I just did…:-P)

    I’ve a number of new tracks in store for you over the coming weeks. I was recently contacted by AstorBell Records, a new net label out of Sweden that has graciously given me access to all their artists tracks to feature on the Sunday Soundtrack at my leisure. it’s nice when u can forge global relationships such that the music can be put forth!. Since I am one for brevity…the playlist follows…

    1. Not Just Anybody (At Jazz Flugelhorn Remix) – Rae & Christian/Nocturnal Activity (Sleepwalking Remixed)
    2. Sudden Moments – Sunyata Project/Obsession_Lounge
    3. Konspiration V1 – Konferenz/Obsession_Lounge
    4. Didjital Vibrations – Jamiroquai/Travelling Without Moving
    5. Sound Burger – Akotcha/Sounds Like Inertia, Vol. 2
    6. Make It So (2008) – Chevalier/Balance
    7. Cross That Line – Sine/Cross That Line
    8. L.O.V.E. And You & I (Dr. Ghe Mix – Jazzanova/Jazzanova Remixed [Disc 1]
    9. Acre of Sun – Darshan Ambient/Autumn’s Apple
    10. Shelter – Rory Hoy/Cosmic Child

    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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    Until next time, keep it chilled.

    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 – 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.

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

    Keep it chill…

    peace,
    F!