Welcome to The Sunday Soundtrack – 24 Aug 14


Greeting Listeners.

Welcome to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. It’s always good to be back, especially as we come to the close of another summer soulstice. I don’t know about you, but I definitely would like there to be a “restart” button, I’d be pushing it with a vengeance! LOL.

I bring to you seven tracks, many of them are marked as first time appearances on the podcast. I hope you enjoy them as well as I do. Without further adieu….the tracklist:

1. Let Go – Inside Out/Kuba
2. Aerosol (Ice Lounge Mix) – Sunrider/Jens Buchert
3. Cosmopole – Cantoma
4. Deep (f/C3) – Halcyon Sky/Mr. Fresh
5. Zauis (Ski Oakenfull Mix) – Sousode Records Compilation/Incognito
6. Chamorrita – What Love Is/AfterSix Productions
7. New Dawn – Halcyon Sky/Mr. Fresh

Special shout outs to Cross Country Collective (Trel Robinson and Todd Kelley), Calandra Branch for conducting the interview of me for my debut EP, Halcyon Sky, my newest drop deliverer and CEO of the PR firm, Tigerlily Communications, Felicia Hodges, and of course…to all the fan, both of Halcyon Sky and The Sunday Soundtrack.

Have a great day!

::: oceans of rhythm :::


The Sunday Soundtrack – 14 Apr 13

Greetings Listeners….

Welcome to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. “It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you…” (a little hip hop lyric reference there). It’s great to be back with another edition, albeit overdue, of the podcast. It’s about 12:37 am here in studio, but it’s done. I hope to stay on a regular (to be determined) schedule. Starting with pre-production on Monday for the following Sunday helps, doing a little everyday helps even more. The plan is to finish Saturday evening 🙂

For my new listeners, The Sunday Soundtrack podcast is geared towards giving you an alternative listening experience to the standard Sunday afternoon commercial smooth jazz formatted programs and expose you to independent artists with tunes that provide that same smoothness, but in such genres as electronica, nu jazz, downtempo, experimental, chillout, instrumental jazzy hip hop, and the like. Please feel free to take a listen and leave comments, if u like. You can also reach The Sunday Soundtrack at (301) 458-0499

Without further delay, let’s get to the playlist.

1. Moon Beat – LTJ X-Perience/Moon Beat
2. Consequences (Late Night Mix) – Blank & Jones/Relax 4
3. Gutenmirgenduft (Morning Scent) – dZihan & Kamien/Gran Riserva
4. Subsolitude – Hypoetical/Pendulum
5. Try Me – J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science f/Goapele & Capitol A/J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – OM Records 2003
6. Square Purity – The Jazzment/Beats – Old Stuff
7. Sunbeams – Uko/Cafe Del Mar – Vol. 7

Some special shout outs:

  • My entire podcast massive: Fave, Big La (Todd Kelley), DarrenKeith, Anji Bee, Nikki, BSOTS, DJ Diva, EJ Flavors (The Sensei), and T. Grundy (Mr Brilliant). All excellent podcasters whose episodes range from smooth jazz to soul to hip hop to R&B to chillout to funk. My hats off to all of you, thanks for the encouragement
  • All the podcast drops done by the crew above AND listeners – thank you!
  • Ray Garraud – The Garraud Files Podcast, a versatile tech enthusiast, author, blogger, podcaster, public speaker, and good friend with whom I’ve had several great conversations with on his own thoughts of mobile podcasting and the evolving tech out which allows it. Thanks for the push, Ray!
  • Calandra and Madeline for the re-encouragement
  • @DVSJr, @Upright for the re-tweets/favorites about the return!
  • I hope you’re enjoying the tracks. Please feel free to follow the The Sunday Soundtrack on Twitter

    Take care and have a great week.

    ::: oceans of rhythm :::


    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 20 Feb 2011


    Welcome, once again to The Sunday Soundtrack. It’s been a few months, almost four months, since the last podcast and during the necessary hiatus, it was good to rearrange somethings, and get some new tracks to share with you. Officially, I wish you a Happy New Year and hope things are going well for you.

    As said above, brand new tracks are on the playlist, representing the essence of what I’ve created The Sunday Soundtrack for years ago – a relaxing, yet no so common mix of laidback music for any day of the week. I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank all who gently poked me in the side to get the podcast back on board. Mad shouts to my entire podcasting crew (see the blogroll) for the encouragement, the ID drops, the whole nine. Keep doin’ it big, you keep me inspired. Special shout to all the fans of the podcast as well, your comments keep me inspired in the same way.

    1 – Optymystic-Tom Middleton/Life Tracks
    2 – Letcha Letcha-Ten Madison/Travelling
    3 – Harissa-Ten Madison/Travelling
    4 – Miner’s Son (Aquatic mix)-Beth Hirsch
    5 – Another Time, Another Space-Citrus Sun/Another Time Another Space
    6 – afterthewoman-rdm
    7 – Afternoon in the Park (Orbiting Dream) Ft. Dan Prudian-Inner Light Spectrum/The Path to Reality
    8 – A Touch Of Jazz

    It’s been a pleasure. I’ll be back with another edition within the month. Big shouts to all my indie musicians who are flowin’ everything from jazzy, downtempo instrumental hip-hop (stay tuned in the coming episodes), to @fave and @toddkelley, my writing partners on the Cross Country Collective (C3) project, my writing and business partner as well as LONG time good friend, Dan McCollum (we are After Six Productions on FB) and to all artists adding to this universal language of of music. One last shout out to @dvsjr and @shaktiirocket, I hope The Sunday Soundtrack continues to provide that musical backdrop for your Sunday brunches. To my fans, I salute you! Follow me here:

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    ::: oceans of rhythm :::


    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 19 Sep 10

    Morning Sky
    “Morning Sky”- Photo Credit: Hey Kim! 2010

    Good day listeners…

    Welcome to another edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I hope your week was (or is) going well. Here we are half way through September and I have to ask the all to well known question: “Where has the time gone?” That question is rhetorical as I think our answers are all pretty similar. In any event, without time passing, I’d never reach this point of bringing you yet another podcast. Amidst the excitement of an oncoming start to the NBA season and football season underway, I hope you incorporate this musical into the time you find to chill.

    I’ve been doing some trackhunting over the past week and have discovered a new way of getting new music for the podcast which is pretty exciting. With that, ahead of you is an hour of all brand new tracks that I hope you enjoy. Among the tracks are two from San Francisco based DJ and producer, Kaskade, and two from sought after and finally found artist, Lazybatusu. I’ve featured tracks from Kaskade on the podcast before, but Lazybatusu has been elusive in obtaining via my usual haunts…until I discovered my new source. I really like the flow of Lazybatusu and will be featuring more of their tracks in future SSPs. Their track “8am” I’ve heard numerous times on somafm.com’s Groove Salad and SiriusXM’s Chill, two long time sources of the tracks you hear in the podcast. I hope you enjoy it as well as I do.

    In the coming months I hope to be showcasing some more of my own smooth electronica here as well. Stay tuned. With that, let’s tune into this week’s playlist:

    1. Tonite f/Amy Michelle – Kaskade/Om Lounge
    2. Close – Kaskade/OM Lounge 8
    3. R-Evolution – Lazybatusu/Cafe Solaire Vol. 2
    4. Mellow – Seductive Souls/Cafe Solaire Vol. 14
    5. Can U Feel It? – Marc Antoine/Rendezvous Lounge 2
    6. Get It On – Spacefish/Global Psychedelic Chill Out – Compilation Vol. 4
    7. 8am – Lazybatusu/Cafe Solaire Vol. 14
    8. Nkechi – Konferenz/Kontakt
    9. Bay Of Hope – Planet Lounge/Grill Out
    10. The Story Of Us – Chevalier

    Thought I’d shoot a short video of where The Sunday Soundtrack podcast is created. Insight is always valuable. Thanks to my brother-in-podcasting, DarrenKeith over at My Love For Music for the idea. He’s done an on-location video of where he shot his podcast recently.

    Thanks for listening, always appreciated, and a special shout to my entire podcasting massive, especially for the drops. Time for me to send new ones out to you as well.

    To download the podcast, just right-click on the “Download” link and save it to your hard drive.

    ::: oceans of rhythm :::


    Nice commentary: The Sunday Soundtrack

    As you know, I’ve finally come around to bringing The Sunday Soundtrack back after a few months. As said in the previous post, it was a pleasure to get back in the swing of it and I appreciate the comments from all of you yesterday. I gave a particular shout out to Dionne during yesterday’s edition. I found out about how much she enjoyed it via her friend Davis, a follower of mine on Twitter. After inquiring if they got a chance to listen, I received two direct messages he allowed me to post:

    The Sunday Soundtrack on a Sunday, during brunch….that’s what I’m talking about. D, thanks for inspiring me to never take such a long hiatus again. It’s that kinda atmosphere that makes creating the Sunday Soundtrack a sheer pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it so much. Say hello to Dionne for me.

    You can follow the Sunday Soundtrack on Twitter here. You can follow me here. Have a great day.

    ::: oceans of rhythm :::


    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 15 Aug 2010

    Hello listeners…

    Welcome to another (long awaited) edition of The Sunday Soundtrack. I trust everyone has been enjoying this quickly fleeting summer. It’s been dissipating a little TOO quickly for me. In any event, it’s really good to be back, bringing you another collection of chilled tracks for your listening pleasure. I want to take a moment to thank all those who passed encouragement along my way during the hiatus. I trust it will not be as long between podcasts. I enjoyed putting this one together in hopes that you’ll enjoy what it has to offer.

    On deck are a number of my fave artists, none new to the podcast, but adding a certain, je ne sais quois (kidding), a certain chilled out, laid back flow for your relaxing moments. 4Hero, Blackfish, Bebel Gilberto, and Afterlife are a few of the offerings on tap. Without further adieu, I bring you…the playlist:

    1 – Morning Child f/Carina – 4Hero/Play With The Changes
    2 – Hidden Shore – Blackfish/Hidden Shore
    3 – Sustain & Maintain (Love’s Remix) – Big La vs. Todd/Blue… Kinda Grey
    4 – Let It Go – Angelica Love Ross
    5 – Somewhere – Alex Cortiz/Mood Food
    6 – Seed – Keston and Westdal/Truth is Stranger
    7 – s.i.p. – Boozoo Bajou/Dust My Broom
    8 – All Around (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix) – Bebel Gilberto/Telefon Tel Aviv-Remixes Compiled
    9 – Sunrise [DJ Thunda & The K20 Allstars Mix] – Afterlife/Collections: The Best Songs of Ibiza’s Sunset
    10 – Rood Beatz (Cornucopia Remix) – Afterlife/Lounge Ibiza Vol. 2

    All of the above tracks featured on today’s podcast can be found on iTunes and Amazon.com.

    I’d like to give a special shout out to Dionne…I know it’s been a moment, but I’d be remiss if I forgot the message a special friend of yours gave to me some months ago. I hope you enjoy today’s podcast.

    Wishing all of you a great day as well. Thanks again for listening…

    ::: oceans of rhythm :::


    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 30 Aug 09

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    Greetings listeners….

    I hope all is well. It was a pretty long work week that just past, and while chillin’ in studio Friday night, I get this alert on my phone:

    From: SomaFM
    To: Doug R
    ReplyTo: dj@somafm.com
    Subject: Live Space Shuttle coverage tonight on Mission Control
    Sent: Aug 28, 2009 10:26 PM

    Dear Doug R:

    Sorry for the late notice, hope you get this in time:

    After 2 aborted attempts earlier this week, Space Shuttle Mission
    STS-128 is set to launch tonight (in just a couple hours) at 9pm
    pacific, midnight Eastern time (04:00 GMT) on a flight to the
    international space station.

    We’ll be mixing ambient music and the live mission audio from NASA on
    our new Mission Control channel. You can tune in at http://somafm.com

    If you’re using a device that needs a direct stream link, that is:

    We hope you’ll tune in!

    Best of luck to Commander Rick Sturckow and the crew of STS-128

    At that time I was still trying to decide on the tracks for this weekend’s podcast, then……the light bulb went off. I had never done a pure ambient show before….at least before now ;-). So, I present to u, The Sunday Soundtrack STS-128 Mission Control Flow. I know that I have a few ambient fans out there, as well as a few Twitter followers that express keen NASA interest, either as an employee or enthusiast (some of you know I supported NASA as a systems engineer for 8 years, and began my career in satellite communications in 1988). I had the good fortune of visiting Cape Canaveral to view a launch of satellite that was one of ten that got put into orbit, part of a Dept of Navy program I worked on. If you ever have a chance to view a launch, take advantage of it…it still excites me.

    That being said, I present to you this week’s playlist:

    Space Shuttle Discovery Launch audio. The STS-128 mission to the International Space Station.

    ♫ Yuminale – On The Eve Of Loxic Streams
    ♫ Velocette – Space Q
    ♫ Steve Roach, Erik Wollo – Stream Of Thought 19
    ♫ Disturbed Earth – Temple
    ♫ Spice Barons – Voyager (And What Did You Think Of The First Episode)
    ♫ Anthony Rother – Elixir Of Life Part I
    ♫ Gas – Zauberberg V
    ♫ Alpha Wave Movement – Silent Promise
    ♫ Natural Frequencies Aka Andreas Leifeld – Timeless
    ♫ Harold Budd – The Room Alight
    ♫ William Edge – Not Returning Home

    I hope you’ve enjoyed the ambient flow this weekend. As I’ve said previously, you can find tracks like these, as well as other excellent chillout and electronica tracks at Soma FM as well as follow them on Twitter

    For getting excellent launch and mission coverage, follow Space Launch News on Twitter.

    Special shout out to Hidden Place and Steph, my ambient expert and NASA bud.

    Keep it ultra-chilled.


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

    Summer Drive

    Photo Credit: Kim

    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!)

    For the Twitter fans and Facebook crew, please feel free to follow and join me there in both places, respectively.


    Have a great day, keep it chilled.


    Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack – 12 July 08

    Photo Credit: Sandy Betts

    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…


    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)

    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….