Three years ago I started a series to showcase some of my favourite jazz, soul, hip hop and downtempo records, with a smattering of ambient electronics and deep techno. I hesitate to call them DJ mixes, as there wasn’t much in the way of beat-mixing, but they were carefully programmed and designed to reflect what I liked to listen to in more contemplative moments. I managed nine of them, all compiled and arranged from digital files.
Well, last week I finally revived the series, this time raiding my vinyl collection, and added a tenth instalment to Mixcloud. I’m hoping to record a couple more along these lines in 2019. In the meantime you can play volume 10 here. The tracklisting is below, and all the previous editions are available here.
- Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Peace Go With You, Brother (As-Salaam-Alaikum)
- Air – Mr Man
- Jon Lucien – Lady Love
- The Lloyd McNeill Quartet – 2504 Cliffbourne Pl.
- Grover Washington Jr – A Secret Place
- The Awakening – Slinky
- Weldon Irvine – Walk That Walk; Talk That Talk
- Shamek Farrah – First Impressions
- Phil Ranelin – Vibes From The Tribe
- Marasma – On Time