The Making of Soulosophy – Day 3

Soulosophy Concept Art v1 Brown

Greetings all…hope u are enjoying your Saturday. In the last post, I was going on about a roster of 24 musicians (25 including myself) that I thought could participate on this project. After giving it much thought, especially in relationship to the approach and final release of the Halcyon Sky EP, I decided to take the “walk before you can run” approach. Gone is the idea of that many musicians participating for a sophomore project. I’m definitely not ready to book and pay for studio time when the project can very well be done between my studio and my partner’s studio.

That being said, I have one solid tune already given to me to review by a long time friend and smooth jazz keyboardists with four (at least) CDs under his belt. With the roster being significantly smaller and the musician commitments I have thus far, yeah, we can rock this. Next step, song completion assessments. More about that in the next post.

Before I forget, for those of you that have been following my tweets on my personal Twitter account, @mrfresh, regarding my musical endeavors, I’ve decided to consolidate all those under one new Twitter ID, SFTF Productions, you can follow me there. I’d highly appreciate it. Thanks!

Have a great weekend.

::: oceans of rhythm :::


Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 07 Jun 09


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….


Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (Hip-Hop Floetics: The Minimal Flow) – 24 May 09

needle to the groove

Good day, crew….

Thanks for joining me on the Sunday Soundtrack again, it’s always a pleasure to have u listening in. I hope and trust all is well with everyone and for those celebrating Memorial Day, please remember to honor our heroes that have fought, sacrified, and continue to sacrifice for the freedom of this great country. To them we owe great gratitude. All heroes, of all types, deserve this thankfulness.

This week, I felt a hip-hop vibe many days and the result is a mix of the conceptual flow of the Sunday Soundtrack with some organic instrumental hip hop vibe. Many of you have discussed music with me, know that I am a huge fan of, as well as being, the indie artist. I bring to you, this episode, two such indie artists in the genre of smooth, organic instrumental hip hop. My featured artist is Skipless…bring us tracks from a release called Rooftops. Special guest is none other than my man (who I have and have had the pleasure of musically collaborating with) Todd Kelley, aka The Big La, with two smooth selections from his EPs entitled “Blue, Kinda Grey” and “Water Under The Bridge”. I also have some spoken word interlude by a very good friend and poetess, Roqui, bringing us a piece entitled “Untitled”…flowing over a track by yours truly.

Without further adieu (u know me, a man of brevity), the playlist:

Rooftops Intro – Skipless/Rooftops
Climbing – Skipless/Rooftops
Freddie Knows – Skipless/Rooftops
Alter – Skipless/Rooftops
Ashes – Skipless/Rooftops
Ego – Skipless/Rooftops
Eclipse Outro – Skipless/Rooftops
Spoken Word: “Untitled” by Afro Bane/Roqui
Moment Of Truths (The Morning After) – Big La vs. Todd/Water… Under The Bridge
The Etry – Big La vs. Todd/Blue… Kinda Grey/
Water Under The Bridge – Big La vs. Todd/Water… Under The Bridge

Skipless/Rooftops EP
Todd Kelley Worldwide

This is how it’s often done…my boy Hedtec flowin’ a track using the Akai MPC 1000:

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

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…


Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (24Feb08 recast) -18 Jan 09

Welcome! Always good to have you back. I hope this netcast finds you in good health and good spirits. It’s Inauguration Weekend here in the Nation’s Capital and metro area is quickly filling up. For those friends and family in town, have much patience, take LOTS of pics AND video, have fun, and be safe. Me, I’ll be checking out all the grand festivities from my family room in high definition television (heh).

I’ve decided to kick it up a notch and add a video clip of one of the artists featured in the podcast. The featured artist from the playlist is Vargo. This clip is entitled “The Flow”. I believe this is the radio edit, which is different from the remix I am presenting in the podcast. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to let me know what you think.

The playlist is as follows:

1. Living Waters – Mike Hawkins/MHJ Music
2. Love On My Mind – Freemasons (f/Amanda Wilson)/MC Chilled
3. Incident At Gate 7 – Thievery Corporation/Incident At Gate 7
4. Monkey Business (Original Mix) – Racoon/Summer Chill – A Jazzy Descent Into Chill
5. Yesterday – Rara Avis/Shaktified EP 1
6. The Flow (The Guitar Mix) – Vargo/Beauty
7. Simplesmente (Tom Middleton Balearic Mix) – Bebel Gilberto/Remixed

It’s always my wish that you enjoy the musical offering. Special shout out to all my podcasting crew (check the blogroll), Gen Kanai for the musical knowledge, and all of you, the listeners….


Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (08 June 08 recast)


Hello Listeners…

Thanks for checkin’ out the Sunday Soundtrack today. As I have mentioned in previous posts (and whined to some of you about personally…LOL) how I was going to rebuild the deleted archives from the first year of The Sunday Soundtrack, comments and all? Well, I’ve come to the decision that it is too much trouble (part of it is laziness…I WILL ADMIT). So…from time to time (especially due to bloody procrastination during the week), I will do a recast of a show that was lost. This way I will kill two birds with one stone. Cool? (betta be….hmmph!) Heh!

I am excited about some very recent news I received. I’ve been contacted by The Grammys to do a special podcast for those nominated in the Jazz category. They will market the podcast on the net about a week before The Grammys. I’m happy I was asked, now to step up and kick it up a notch! Hah!

That being said…the playlist is as follows:

1. Make It So (2008) – Chevalier
2. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade/The Best Of Sade
3. Aztec – Jens Buchert/Sunrider
4. Smooth Department – Jens Buchert/Intersphere
5. The Last Three Minutes – Chris Botti/The Groove Boutique – Vol. 1
6. Falling Man – Espresso Del Lago/Yeti
7. Moving – Espresso Del Lago/Electrolux presents Chill Out Essentials, Vol.1
8. Solitaire – Monte la Rue/Interludia (Disque Deluxe)
9. Reflections – Jeff Lorber/Kickin’It
10. Wasted Time – Jazzanova feat. Vikter Duplaix

The following video is by Jens Buchert, the title of the selection is called “Reflections”

Whenever and wherever this podcast and post finds you, I hope your mind is in a great state.

Keep it chill….


Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 04 Jan 09

Happy 2K9 to all. I trust the new year has started off great for everyone…and…if not, there are still 361 days left! I’m excited, despite the fact I brought over a few things from ’08 that I would have preferred not to be, but hey…time to (continue) to work it out! 

I’m looking forward to a great year, musically, especially with my own material as well as with The Sunday Soundtrack. Hopefully, we’ll enjoy the ride together. The assembly of tracks for the podcast follow. I hope the combination thereof is fitting for some mellowness…

  • Circular Motion  – Nuspirit Helsinki/Nuspirit Helsinki
  • Journey Into Day  – Seek/Journey Into Day
  • LIke Wind To Rain – Shang/Beautiful
  • The Raw Perspective – Vision
  • 1000 Islands – Monte la Rue/Interludia (Disque Deluxe)
  • Lean On Me (f/Colein) – Sounds From The Ground/Ultra Chilled [Disc 2]
  • Alternate Thursday – Platonic/Sound In Color/Mu.sic 
  • Flit – The Solid Doctor/Beats Means Highs
  • Afterlife – Jon Hopkins/Opalescent

Wishing u a great Sunday, or any day you are listening to this. As mentioned a few podcasts ago, I’ll looking to do some new things to present in the Sunday Soundtrack, in terms of features. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any ideas, I just might use a few.

Again, wishing u a Happy New Year…


Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (TBOC ’08) – 28 Dec 08

Happy New Year '09

Welcome listeners. Glad to have you back for another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. This edition is the official closeout for the year 2008, aptly titled – The Best of Chill. These are the tracks in my collection that I feel, in under an hour, represents the best of what could possibly transform you into a state of relaxed of mind….that is my hope anyway.

Before going on any further, I’d like to wish you and yours a very Happy and Prosperous 2009. It’s my wish that all positivity envelops you throughout the year.

Last weekend’s podcast, in honor of the SSP one year anniversary, brought a contest on, and I promised I would to present the winner – – – Madeline! Send me your tracklisting so can so I can get started on your custom SSP! Thanks again to all for participating in the contest, I appreciate it!

Now, the tracklisting, enjoy it to the fullest and remember, multitasking is NOT aloud (wink)

  • No Use (Beanfield Remix ) – Jazzanova/Jazzanova Remixed [Disc 1]
  • Sa Trincha – Espresso Del Lago/Yeki
  • If You Don’t Love Me, Understand Me – Vision
  • Optymystic – Tom Middleton/Life Tracks
  • Return to Margin (Afterlife Mix) – Afterlife/The Afterlife Lounge
  • Sonar – Blackfish/Pole Navigation
  • Gaze – Sweetback/Sweetback
  • Speck of Gold – Afterlife/The St. Regis Chill & Groove Chill
  • Bomberclad Joint – Knowtoryous – Kruder & Dorfmeister/The K & D Session
  • Like A Tattoo – Sade/The Best Of Sade
  • Third Sky – Groove 7/SFTF 
  • Miracles – Afterlife
  • Get Back to Serenity (Beach Mix) – Vargo/Beauty
  • Dreaming Of You – Chevalier
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Finally, I want to give a shout out to all my podcast massive – Fave, DarrenKeith, Macedonia, EJ, Todd Kelley, DJ Diva, Todd Grundy, Angibee, Luvsels, Honeysoul and a special shout out (because I inadvertentently didnt give props on this podcast) to Travis, Nikki and Lis! Keep doin’ it big in 09. I thank you for your gifts and constant inspiration and encouragement!

Once again, a Happy and Prosperous 2009 to you all


Smooth Merry CHRISTmas from The Sunday Soundtrack (25 Dec 08)


Merry Christmas listeners….just a lil gift from me to you. I hope it makes your Christmas Day brighter. Remember the reason for the season! Ready? Let’s flow….

  • The Christmas Song – Norman Brown/Mo Jazz Christmas Album
  • O Come All Ye Faithful – Sam Levine/Brentwood Jazz Christmas Holiday
  • Oh Christmas Tree – Eric Reed/Mo Jazz Christmas Album
  • Silent Night Holy Night – Sam Levine/Brentwood Jazz Christmas
  • Away In A Manger Ben Tankard/Christmas Love
  • What Child Is This – Norman Brown/Mo Jazz Christmas Album
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Ben Tankard/Christmas Love
  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Ben Tankard/Christmas Love
  • Angels We Have Heard On High – Ben Tankard/An Instrumental Christmas
  • Silent Night – Ben Tankard/An Instrumental Christmas
  • Good King Wenceslas – Sam Levine/Brentwood Jazz Christmas
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain-Ben Tankard/An Instrumental Christmas
  • Joy To The World – Ben Tankard An Instrumental Christmas
  • Feliz Navidad – Pete Escovedo/Mo Jazz Christmas

I’ve got one more gift to wrap…
Have a blessed day…


The Sunday Soundtrack (A Christmas Chillout) – 21 Dec 08

Hello listeners….and Happy Holidays to all!

I’d like to thank everyone again for the warm welcome back after a few weeks hiatus and triumph over some small technical difficulties. One of my listeners was keen enough to remember that last week’s podcast was a repeat. For those just as keen, yes there will be times where I will repeat a podcast instead of rebuilding the entire archive (which I don’t think is possible because I doubt every page from last year is cached, though I do have a few that I’ve been able to recover). I hope everyone is well into the spirit of the season and more so remembers what the reason for the season is…the word Christmas describes that reason to a tee!  As mentioned to a few of you, this month marks the 1st anniversary of the Sunday Soundtrack podcast. In celebration of such, I am running a contest! Keeping it simple (’cause I couldn’t think of anything reaaally catchy – LOL ), all you have to do is place a call to the voicemail number below, and tell me what you like best about The Sunday Soundtrack Podcast. The winner will receive a custom Sunday Soundtrack podcast with up to 15 tracks of your choice (provided I can find them on iTunes), and personal voiceovers referencing you in the podcast (or no reference at all – your choice)! I’ll choose and announce the winner during the 28 December Sunday Soundtrack podcast. The cutoff is 11:59am EST on Dec 28. Provide me with your email address and I’ll provide you a download link to your podcast when done. It’s my way of saying thanks for making this podcast a success, in my eyes.

Just call 1-805-222-4641

..and remember … “ gotta be in it to win it” 😉

The following tracks i think non-traditionally (genre-wise) fit the flow nicely. I have a few favorites that I just discovered over the last week. I hope you find a few as well. Without further adieu…the playlist is as follows:

1.The First Noel – Inverse Cinematics/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 1: A Christmas Chillout

2. What Child Is This? – The Pleasant Groove Minstrels/hOMe for the Holidays

3. We Three Kings  -Kurbis Blumen/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 2: A Festive Collection

4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Zigo/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 1: A Christmas Chillout

5. Still Still Still – Kaskade/hOMe for the Holidays

6. Mi Ymalei (Who Can Retell?) – Craig Taubmas/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 3: Not So Silent Night

7. Carol of the Bells – Durbin Elf/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 1: A Christmas Chillout

8. Jingle Bells – Sub Santa /The Reindeer Room, Vol. 1: A Christmas Chillout

9. O Christmas Tree – Sub Santa/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 2: A Festive Collection

10. Good King Wenceslas – Billy Paul Wiliams and Nicole Henry/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 2: A Festive Collection

11. The Kwanzaa Song – Billy Paul Williams/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 3: Not So Silent Night

12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – DJ Trax/The Reindeer Room, Vol. 2: A Festive Collection

13. Peace On Earth – Kaskade/The Mistletoe Lounge

Wishing all of you a safe, blessed Christmas….Stay tuned for the Sunday Soundtrack CHRISTmas Day Special Edition!

Keep it chilled….