Sound Travels, From The New New to Dubstep…A Heap Of Mixes For You


Sound Travels Sunday Soul Rub, Ital Rinse: Dubstep Mix


So we find a bit of space and time since I last posted a Sound Travels Session and I have a ton to drop on ya today. The week started out as an adventure in new music and by Wednesday, had turned into a dubstep expedition. Although many of you are familiar with this very young genre, most are not. Though if you are here to fulfill your curiosity I will stick to the basics. There are plenty of pieces on the internet that can tell you what the genre is all about, I wanted to play some of it for you.

So I did, and thereby bringing you all some of the heaviest vibes in Milwaukee, hope you heard something inspiring, this is what I played…


Rusko “C Jahova” Babylon Volume 1

DZ “Jah Prayer” DZ Dubwise

Accomplice “Babylon Dub (feat Edit)” Babylon Dub

DOM HZ/SYNKRO “Dub Dicipline (Synkro remix)” Dub Dicipline

The Spit Brothers “Roll & Tumble (VIP mix)” DZ Dubwise

The Bug “Jah War (feat. Flowdan)” Mary Anne Hobbs – Warrior Dubz Continue reading


The Weekly Top 5 Countdown….Soundtracks

top 5Another Top 5 Countdown here and Scott Mullins and I have a batch of music from movies, ie Soundtracks. And with so many to choose from we might have to get into this list twice the selections are so nice. While I am certain that there are more than a few that we have either forgotten or simply didn’t fit the list today but these did…


Guns N Roses “Live & Let Die” from Grosse Pointe Blank


The Plimsouls “Oldest Story In The World” from Valley Girl


Dennis Brown “Sitting & Watching” from Countryman


Steeler’s Wheel “Stuck In The Middle With You” from Reservoir Dogs


Big Jack Johnson “Big boy Now” from The Blues

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Donald The Funkee Homosapien

Today’s sample continues our exploration of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. The early 70s were a good time for Mr. Byrd.
Electric Byrd (1970)
Ethiopian Knights (1971)
Black Byrd (1972)
Street Lady (1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow (1974)
Places and Spaces (1975)
Wow! That’s a lotta funky jazz. Some of my favortie Donald Byrd works came out in the early 1970s. Today’s sample comes to us from the 1973 release STREET LADY. The title track is 5 minutes of pure funkiness…
Check it out!

That funk did not go under the radar of rap icon Ice Cube. He dusted off this Blue Note classic for his 18 year old cousin DEL on his debut album I WISH MY BROTHER GEORGE WAS HERE. On the album’s A side you’ll find this great use of Donald’s funk…

New Music Wednesday: Bob Schneider, Maxwell, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Fanfarlo


For New Music Wednesday 8/12/09, we have new music from Bob Schneider, Maxwell, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Fanfarlo. Listen to the tracks below and then let us know what you think by voting for your favorite tune. We’ll announce the winner next week.

You can also grab this week’s picks in our iTunes store!

Bob Schneider – “40 dogs {like romeo and juliet}”
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “Give It A Rest”
Fanfarlo – “The Walls Are Coming Down”

Main Source Thinks Twice

I’ve recieved a number of requests from loyal listener Butch for some Donald Byrd. Butch has called me several times asking to start his morning off with a little funky bit of Byrd in the 7 o clock sample… Well Butch, it’s my pleasure!
From the 1975 Blue Note release Stepping Into Tomorrow here is THINK TWICE…

This track was sampled in 1991 by the Large Professor for the Main Source album BREAKING ATOMS.
Here is one of my favorite Hip Hop songs of all time…

Large Pro also sampled a few other cuts to put together this old school classic….
Some drums from the Detroit Emeralds…

And a vocal cut from the Pazant Brothers and the Beaufort Express…

OOOH WE! Thanks funky!

Sound Travels Sunday…In The New


Sunday Sound Travels New World Mix


Since the week was devoted to sounds that have already travelled,I figured that the Sunday edition might be served by going all new for the sesion. So that’s what I got for you all, nothing but the newest and unaired. That’s right, if you caught the Sunday set, you ARE hipper and I hope happier for the listen. This then, chronicles the degree of separation, let’s close the information gap…

Track List: Sunday Sound Travels 08-23-09

0-4min. Mdungu “Paps touré” Afro What!? ZIMBRAZ

4-6:50. Ceu “Cangote” Vagarosa SIX DEGREES

6:50-9:10. Anna Ternheim “What Have I Done” Leaving On A Mayday UNIVERSAL

9:10-13:20. Dubkasm “Sangue Brasileiro” Transform I DUBKASM

13:20-14:30. The Very Best “Nsokoto” Warm Heart of Africa GREEN OWL

14:30-18:30. Movits “Swing För Hyresgästföreningen” Äppelknyckarjazz UNIVERSAL

18:30-20:40. Sheharzad “Yalla Yalla(Panoptikum Remix)” Yalla Yalla

20:40-25:30. Novalima “Yo Voy (Seiji Remix)”Coba Coba Remixed CUMBANCHA

25:30-28:05. Miike SnowAnimal (Peter Bjorn and John Remix)” DOWNTOWN

28:05-30:20. Valkyrien Allstars “Sommernattsdrøm” Sommernattsdrøm(Single) HEILO

32:45-34:20 Bidjoï Sisters “Chantal” Africa Express Presents… AFRICA EXPRESS

34:20-37:30. Private “My Secret Lover (Diplo Remix)” UNIVERSAL

37:30-41:30. Anthony B “Throw It Pon Dem” Throw It Pon Dem

41:30-45:50.Conqueror Zion “On a planté” Jah Star Line ACAZPROD/BELIEVE DIGITAL

45:50-48:30.Ocote Soul Sounds “Tu FIN, Mi Gomienzo” Coconut Rock EIGHTEENTH ST.

48:30-50. Estefanía Caicedo, Totó la Momposina, Paulino Salgado “La Verdolaga”

50-52:40. Bomba Estereo “Raza” Blow Up NACIONAL

52:40-56:25. Otto “Meu Mundo” Certa manha acordei de sonhos intraquilos NUBLU

56:25-59min. Big Voice Jack “Tsi Tsi No.1” Africa Express Presents…AFRICA EXPRESS

Jamie and Joe!

This morning’s 7 o clock sample is a continuation of my love affair with jazz. Tuesday’s Bob James track got me looking through the stacks for some more jazzy delights. I came across this little number while going through some of my favs…

This song originally appeared on the Soild State records release Joe Williams and the Thad Jones & MEl Lewis Jazz Orchestra. They Just don’t make em like this any more!

Years later this track was used by Jamie Cullum and super-producer Dan the Automator for the track “Get Your Way”.