Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 18 Oct 09

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Photo Credit: Delaney_55

Greetings Listeners….

I hope this podcast finds u well. I like the graphic chosen for this week’s podcast. It describes how the past few days have been, lots of rain, overcast skies, and a blustery day or two. Frankly, I enjoyed, and still am enjoying every bit of it. It definitely causes me to appreciate the sunny days as well. Days like the ones of recent do provide for some good inspiration, some introspection, etc…so I have an appreciation for them as well.

Glad to inform you that I finally came across some new tracks for the podcast, ones that reflect this weekend as well. Kicking off the podcast is none other than British soul giants, 4Hero. I love their arrangements, big drums, lush big strings, and soulful lyrics. It’s a pleasure, as a musician and listener, to hear musical compositions in this genre that has been missed stateside. Carina Andersson brings that vocal magic to every thing she touches.

I discovered Capsula, Pineapple Corner, J. Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, and Afterlife’s (Smooch) tracks on Groove Salad this week. I think my favorite track on this podcast is Alive (Instrumental). Of course, one can never go wrong with Blackfish or the chill out artist of the century, Afterlife.

That being said, without further adieu, I bring u the play list:


1. Morning Child f/Carina Andersson – 4hero
2. Easy Fly – Pineapple Corner/Pineapple Corner
3. California Sunrise – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP
4. Circular Motion – Nuspirit Helsinki
5. Alive (Instrumental) – J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science/Mushroom Jazz 6
6. Bay of Islands – Blackfish/Pole Navigation
7. Illusion Hill – Capsula/Sense of a Drop
8. Clear Blue Sky – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
9. Smooch – Afterlife/Speck of Gold
10. Gutenmorgenduft – dZihan & Kamien & The Brut Imperial Quintet/Fakes

Thanks to my new listeners, Celeste, Belinda, and Audrey. Big up to Philip Clark for the podcast drop!

I’m gonna relax tomorrow….knowing me, probably in the studio most of the day, catching up on creating!

peace and blessings…

F!

[Edit: Please forgive me for omitting my standard intro voiceover. How I forgot to include it, is beyond me…duh!]

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (XM Summer Driveby: Vol 1) – 16 Aug 09

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Greetings listeners….

Welcome back to the Sunday Soundtrack for 16 Aug 09. I trust all is well with you. Here we are in the month of August. I want a do-over (as we used to say as kids) for the summer. It’s flying by waaaaay to fast, but, I’m enjoying it anyway. It’s been especially a good time for new musical endeavors, discoveries, and connecting with new artists that allow me, as well as request for me, to feature their tracks on this podcast – that’s always a good thing.

Speaking of connecting with new musical endeavors and connecting with new artists, the last month has afforded me the opportunity to do something I’ve wanted to do for quite sometime: working on remixes. Just over the last week, I was asked, and got the chance to, lay some guitar tracks for a remake of a Stevie Wonder classic, Rocket Love. The artist who did the arrangement and recording is none other than Fave of the world famous Friday Favecast. Fave sent me his initial track, I laid my track, sent it back, he worked it and sent it to the third party on the flow on in LA, Todd Kelley of Flowink, for the drum programming. I love the fact that we are leveraging the net, as well as Logic Studio to make this track nice. Gotta be truthful about it, it’s already a winner. Stay tuned.

Similarly, while this is all going on, another NICE artist we both follow on Twitter, Philip Clark approaches Todd and I to do remixes for his previous album. While Todd has mad flow in this area, I am very excited to get the chance to a remix for an artist with such mad flow. I received his vocal stems today and will start work on it soon, something I’m defnitely looking forward to. Stay tuned to the Sunday Soundtrack for featured tracks by Philip Clark.

That being said, this edition of the podcast features a number of tracks that are remixes, three speicifically of a track entitled “Janeiro” by Soul Sessions. I’m liking the flow of the playlist. I hope you do as well. With that being said: the playlist.

The Sunday Soundtrack (XM Summer Driveby: Vol 1) – 16 Aug 09

1. L.O.V.E. And You & I (Dr. Ghe Mix) – Jazzanova/Jazzanova Remixed [Disc 1]
2. Janeiro (Lounge Conjunction Remix) – SolidSessions/Real Ibiza Chill Out, Vol.
3. Love Garden (dedicated to Ildiko) – Gabor Deutsch/Contrast [remastered]
4. Downtown – Chris Zippel a.k.a. Genuine/Nu Ambient Grooves
5. Where’s Vicky (Quantic Mix) – Bathysphere/DWEP001
6. Quantum – Beanfield/Human Patterns
7. El Cid – Leftfield/Rhythm and Stealth
8. Handsome – Bathysphere/Bathysphere’s Daylight Shrubbery EP
9. Janeiro (Chiller Twist Blue Line Remix) – Solid Sessions/Armada Lounge
10. Janeiro (Nibiru Remix) – Solid Sessions/Chill Department

Thanks for listening, as always I appreciated. Special thanks to Kim for the photo above. She was driving a few days ago, snapping and posting everything she found interesting to Twitter and this one (as well as another for next week) caught my eye! Good job (your BB seems to take great pics!)

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Have a great day, keep it chilled.

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 19 Jul 09 (UltraChilled)

Welcome listeners….

I hope this blog post finds you well. It’s a mellow Sunday evening here, nice way to round out a busy day. In the background, here in studio, is the latest mix from fleep, Summer, some very soulful global deep house….definitely suitable vibe for me any day of the week.

Speaking of week, the last one was extremely busy, just coming off a big software design review at work, and now getting ready for the resulting work thereof. This brings me to the desire to do a laid back mix, featuring an artist who I consider to me definitive example of chill….Afterlife. Here is a small excerpt from the official MySpace page:

“Steve Miller is Afterlife. The top UK Downtempo producer. The most played artist in Ibiza, at least at the beach bars and anywhere into lush, lilting, chilled and totally saturated sounds of impeccable taste. He is the sunset phenomenon, purveyor of deep and soulful music….”

The words above provide an impeccable description of the essence of Afterlife. Frankly I think the music will speak far better than anywords ever could. That being said, here’s what I have on tap for this episode:

1. Lovedub – Afterlife/The Afterlife Lounge
2. Clear Blue Sky – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
3. A Way (Original) – Afterlife/The Album, the Single Remixes, the Journey… Disc 1
4. Deeper – Into Places – Afterlife/Simplicity 2000
5. Breather 2000 (Arithunda Mix) – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
6. Speck of Gold – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove
7. Return to Margin (Afterlife Mix) – Afterlife/The Afterlife Lounge
8. Shine – AfterLife ft Cathy Battistessa/The Blue Ba
9. Miracles – Afterlife

You can find much more about Afterlife at the following sites:

Afterlife (The Official MySpace Page)
Afterlife – The Official Website

Thanks for listening as usual, I highly appreciate it. I’ll be taking the next weekend off for some PRIME relaxation, but plan on returning in August. In the meantime, in case you missed the post, you can help me develop the playlist for the next Sunday Soundtrack. If you’re so inclined, check out the details here.

I hope whenever you’re listening to this, your in a cool state of mind. Look for you next time…

peace and blessings…

F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 12 July 08

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Good day listeners….welcome to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. It’s a gorgeous day out (which lets u know I am actually doing this Sunday afternoon…ha!) In any event, I will definitely be partaking of some of this sunshine. I hope things are well were u are!

I’ve got a good mix of tracks for this edition, presented in my usual “rush hour” mix – uptempo (leaving work) to a slow pace (winding down at home). On tap is some Incognito, Blue Six, ORG Lounge, Keston and Westdal, and the like,

Kudos to my many listeners, especially those on Twitter, who continue to provide me with links and visuals to help my present this podcast in a unique way. Shout outs to my Facebook group members as well. Thanks for listening…Kristoff…much thanks for feeding my global goodness for the podcast. That being said, I present to u the playlist for 12 Jul 09:


I Can See The Future – Incognito/No Time Like The Future [Bonus Track]
Sanctuary – MJ Cole/Sincere
Reel Life (Evolution II) – The Cinematic Orchestra/Man With a Movie Camera
Good Morning London – Kaya Project/Elixir
Aquarian Angel – Blue Six/Aquarian Angel
Onikoroshi – Keston and Westdal/Super Structure Baby
Musikkvennen – ORG Lounge/Has It Come to This
Nobody Knows Me -Aya/Strange Flower
Florent 2 A.M – Blank & Jones/Relax Edition 3 (Sun) – EP
Right Is Right [Full Version] – Paradiso/Paradise II Paranoia

Another weekend come and gone. I enjoyed it, spent some time at the pool, working on some personal tracks in studio, advancing work on our CD project, etc. I hope that your weekend was as enjoyable, and that your work week is even better.

If you’re on Twitter and Facebopk, please feel free to follow The Sunday Soundtrack there as well. The links are in my blogroll….over there ——->

Keep it chilled…

peace,
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 05 July 09

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Hello listeners….

Happy Independence Day weekend for those stateside. I hope it was and will continue to be safe. Welcome to this edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I hope all is well with u.

This edition of the podcast brings an eclectic mix of ambient, electronica, latin vibes, and classic jazz onto the musical palette, so I hope that u can find a color to suit your mood. Per a recent conversation, I’ve got some Vikter Duplaix for one of my new listeners, Tiffany…I hope you enjoy the track. Jazz guitar great Kenny Burrell is on tap as well…that track goes out to fellow guitarist and Twitter buddy Ray Betts.

I’d like to take a moment to give thanks to all my listeners, globally and locally. I always appreciate the comments and encouragement in bringing this podcast to you on a regular basis. Props to my podcasting crew over there on the right, in my blogroll. They bring a style and finesse that oftern aspire to. Thanks for doin’ it big.

That being said, the playlist is as follows.

As Possible (feat. Baschin) – Chris Zippel/Genuine Horizon
Nowhere (Crazy P’s Heatwave Mix)/Aquanote Bare Essentials, Vol. 2
Around, Arrived – Chris Zippel/Genuine Horizon
Let Go – Kuba/Inside Out
The Number Readers – Subsurfing/Frozen Ants
Dentro De Cien Anos – The Metitxell Project/The Metitxell Project
Slight Accent – Ray Obiedo/Modern World
Another Great Love Gone By Featuring Esthero – Vikter Duplaix/Bold & Beautiful
Tenderly – Kenny Burrell/Lucky So And So

All the tunes above can be found on iTunes, and I am sure Amazon.com. The Sunday Soundtrack podcast is also available on iTunes.

Thanks for listening, as always. If you’re on Twitter and or Facebook, please feel free to follow me there as well. The links are to the left, in my blogroll.

Have a great week….keep it chilled.

peace,
Fresh

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

For those of you on Twitter, please feel free to follow me there . For those who are on Facebook, please feel free to join the Sunday Soundtrack Facebook Group as well. Shouts to my entire podcasting massive in the blogroll. I hope your week is chilled.

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

For those of you on Twitter, please feel free to follow me there . For those who are on Facebook, please feel free to join the Sunday Soundtrack Facebook Group as well. Shouts to my entire podcasting massive in the blogroll. I hope your week is chilled.

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)

For those of you on Twitter, please feel free to follow me there . For those who are on Facebook, please feel free to join the Sunday Soundtrack Facebook Group as well. Shouts to my entire podcasting massive in the blogroll. I hope your week is as chilled out as that video track.

peace, and thanks for listening….

F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 17 May 09

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Hello listeners…

As usual, glad to bring you another Sunday Soundtrack…a late Sunday Soundtrack, but one nevertheless. I hope you enjoy it.

All quiet on the Eastern front here. Coming off of a 3-day weekend, and even that was too short. I am starting a petition to Start Friday Over…u wanna sign it? 😉

I’m completing my offerings from the Obsession Lounge compilation, I hope they were enjoyable. Now it’s time to go on a track hunt…and I think it’s time for a fully laidback and mellow SSP….yes?

Here is the playlist, for your edification:

Sacra Samba (Original Mix) – Ante Rem/Obsession Lounge
Composite Five – Lounge Conjunction//Obsession Lounge
Hispanos In Space (Remix 2005) – Jam & Spoon//Obsession Lounge
Sand (Original Mix) – R. Eberspacher/Obsession Lounge
Dear Tryphonite – Nor Elle
Reflections – Jeff Lorber/Kickin’ It
Nia – Pete Belasco/’Deeper
Shadow Of Your Smile – Amel Larrieux/Lovely Standards
Like A Tattoo – Sade/The Best Of Sade
Get Back to Serenity – Vargo/Beauty

All tracks can be found at Amazon.com and iTunes

A special shoutout goes to the family of Wayman Tisdale, ex-NBA star turned smooth jazz bassist. The community will truly miss u. Thank you for your musical prowess and gift…

Using Twitter? Feel free to follow The Sunday Soundtrack. If you’re on Facebook, check the group out here

For those interested, I’d like to get you on my mailing list. Rest assured the list is Sunday Soundtrack specific – podcasts, contests, new artists, etc. If you’d like to be on it, please email me your address….

Enjoy your moments in positivity…hopefully we can all learn, for the better, those of negavity.

peace/blessings.

F!

The Sunday Soundtrack Pt. 2 – 12 Apr 2009

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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).

For those of you on Facebook, please consider joining the group there. Thanks to those who have joined. I appreciate it. The Sunday Soundtrack on Facebook.

On Twitter…yeah, it’s there too: The Sunday Soundtrack Twitter Page. Please follow me there for weekly updates (new contest coming soon….)

Enjoy your day!

peace,

F!