Taking a break from World Cup blogging to post some new mixes...
No season inspires DJs quite like the summer: Mick Boogie and Jazzy Jeff with nothing but outdoor grilling anthems, Matthew Africa pays tribute to "Warm Weather" with some disco, boogie and Cassiano's phenomenal "Onda," and an eclectic "Express Yourself" from Dreams in Audio. (d/l, stream, d/l)
If you have twenty minutes, listen to this tropical funk/cumbia mix from Geko Jones. (stream)
Derek, of Derek's Daily 45s, offers a great live set of 60s soul (the opener, Sam Dees' "Lonely For You Baby," is a scorcher), garage and psych nuggets and, weirdly, the Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog." (d/l)
The Midnite Soulstice radio show/podcast with a Blue Note jazz mix. (stream)
Andrew Kuo of NY Times review-chart and Smiths googly-eye t-shirt fame with a mix from "the era when you alphabetized compact discs, drove an hour for the new Bedhead (sold out) and rewarded yourself that Unwound record after a week's work." For the purposes of this 1990s-themed mix, we'll refer to him as Andrew Kuo of the great Trash Heap. (stream)
Chicago's fantastic Numero Group label selects some of their favorite reissues (their own, naturally) for Self Titled Magazine's Needle Exchange series. (stream)