DJ Jun – Boom Shots!

October 18th, 2010 by invisible · 4 Comments · DJ Jun

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

DJ Jun – Boom Shots!

Here’s the next installment with an assortment of boom tunes.  Expect to hear some Funk, Soul, Hip hop, Reggae, Rock, Re edits, Remixes and new releases.  Enjoy.

Tracklisting:

Nairobi Sisters – Promised Land Dub (Flames)
Lenis Guess – How You Gonna Do It? (Plut)
3 Titans – The Life of a Scholar (Daptone)
Aretha Franklin – One Step (Featurecast Re-Edit) (Dubplate)
Blundetto – My One Girl feat Lateef The Truthspeaker (Heavenly Sweetness)
Rita Wright – Touch Me Take Me (Dusty Fingers)
Congress Alley – Congress Alley (AVCO)
J. Rawls presents The Liquid Crystal Project- Tribute to Dilla (Turntable Jazz)
Delegations – Oh Honey (State Records)
Gang Starr – Just To Get a RIP (The Gaff & Marvel RMX)
Blundetto – Voices w/ Hindi Zahra (Heavenly Sweetness)
Archie Whitewater – Cross Country (Cadet Concept)
Brethren – Outside Love (Tiffany)
The Universals – New Generation (Funk45)
Ernie & The Top Notes, Inc. – Things Are Better (Fordom)
Shaolin Temple Defenders – I Know What It Is (Soulbeats Records)

→ 4 CommentsTags:·····

DJ Jun – Tough Love 2

June 22nd, 2010 by invisible · No Comments · DJ Jun

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

DJ Jun – Tough Love 2

One of the things that I really enjoy about creating mixes and podcasts is that I get to go through the crates and pick out tunes I don’t usually get to play out much.  Some of my most favorite tracks are those slower soul love jams that just melt you away with every listen, but end up taking a back seat to something more uptempo for the party.  The next mix is a compilation of just that…15 bangin’ soul love songs from the vinyl vault, which make up the second installment in the ‘Tough Love‘ series.

A big Shout to Boule at Consortium Distributions and Brian C for being dude.  If you’re in the Montreal area, CD quality versions of ‘Tough Love 2′ are being given away with purchases at the Consortium Pop-Up Shop on St. Laurent until the month’s end.  Grab’em before they’re gone.

Enjoy the mix!

Tracklist:

Hodges, James, Smith & Crawford – Nobody (Mpingo)
Ruby Andrews – You Made a Believer (Out of Me) (Zodiac)
Alice Clark – You Don’t Care (Mainstream)
Smith – Baby It’s You (Dunhill / ABC)
The Lovelites – This Love Is Real (UNI)
The Olympians – How Can I Love (Now That You’re Gone) (Truth & Soul)
Kings Go Forth – High On Your Love (Mr. C’s)
Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends (Tamla)
The Voices of East Harlem – Giving Love (Just Sunshine Records)
The Persuaders – Thin Line Between Love and Hate (ATCO)
Kool Blues – Can We Try Love Again (Capsoul)
Marie “Queenie” Lyons – I Don’t Want Nobody To Have It But You (DeLuxe)
Halleluiah Chorus – I’ve Got to Find a Way (Nickel)
Wendy Rene – After Laughter (Stax)
Isley Brothers  – Don’t Say Goodnight (T Neck)

→ No CommentsTags:·····

DJ Jun – Reggae Love III

April 28th, 2010 by invisible · 3 Comments · DJ Jun

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

DJ Jun – Reggae Love III

Welcome to the new home of DJJun.com!!  I’ve joined forces with my man Sawtay once again to develop Invisible-Friends.com, which is a community based site that hosts DJ Jun, CR8APES, DJ Sawtay, Adrian Hayles and Behind the Front Visual Art Studio.  We’ve been working hard trying to get this new site up and running and will be adding plenty of new mixes and content in the near future so we hope you enjoy it and come back often.

To kick things off at the new site, I present to you the next installment of Reggae Love; Part III.  I’ve had many requests for this ever since Part II dropped in 2008, and what better time to drop a reggae mix than the start of summer.  Seen?  So expect to hear some of my favorite deep Roots, dubbed out Disco mixes, early Dancehall and chilled out Reggae Soul chunes all recorded from original vinyl straight out of the vault.  Love Reggae?  Reggae Love for rills.

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my podcast to be automatically notified of new mixes and upcoming events.  This podcast link is different from the previous one at the old site so please make sure you have it updated.  Also, if you like what you hear or want more information on songs or artists, feel free to use the new comments section or email me at djjun(at)invisible-friends.com.  Thanks for stopping by the new site.

Peace & Love, Jun

Tracklist:

John Holt – Up Park Camp (Channel One)
Ernest Ranglin – Surfin Part 2 (Studio One)
Derrick Drummond – Jah Judgement Dread (Ital International)
The Chantells – Waiting in the Park (Phase 1)
Jayes & Rankin Trevor – Queen Majesty (Channel One)
Rankin Toyan – Spar With Me (Jah Guidance)
Winston Samuels & the Clintones – Let’s Get It On (Clintones)
The Debonaires – In the Rain (Tobin Records)
Midnight Groovers – Stranger (Hit Parade)
Gregory Isaacs – Bad da (The Thing)
I Roy – Dread Dread Collie (Humbres Blank)
Johnnie Osborne with Earth Roots & Water – Right, Right Time (Summer Records)

→ 3 CommentsTags:·····

DJ Jun – Sesión de Alma – Afrofunk, Latin Mix

February 7th, 2010 by invisible · No Comments · CR8APES, DJ Jun

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

DJ Jun – Sesión de Alma

Life has been keeping me insanely busy these days but I finally made some time to go through the crates and put together a new mix. I dropped the needle on Soundway’s latest Little Francisco Greaves’ Panamanian 45 and the mix flowed from there, all the way to Africa and back again to the Americas. ‘Sesión de Alma’ is a tropical funk, latin jazz and soul session designed to keep you warm in these long wintery months.

Tracklist:

Little Francisco Greaves – Moving Grooving (Soundway)
Fela Ransome Kuti and his Koola Lobitos – Olulufe (Klimt)
Matata – Talkin’ Talkin’ (Makossa)
Theadora Ifudu – Four in a Tangle (Theagart)
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Enyere Kumbara (Tru Thoughts)
Tito Rodriguez – Descarga Cachao (West Side Latino)
Louis Perez & the Peruvian Persuasions – Que Se Sepa (Killer Funk)
Kako’s New York After Hours Orchestra – Vitamina (Alegre)
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Salsa Verde (NYC trust)
Paper Plane Project – Welcome to Brazil (Cardboard City Records)
Bronx River Parkway – El Resbalon (Truth & Soul)
Har-You Percussion Group – Welcome to the Party (Jazzman)
Randy Carlos and his Orchestra – Mambo Silvado (Fiesta)

→ No CommentsTags:·

An Ice Skating Jam on a “Saturday”

December 8th, 2009 by invisible · No Comments · DJ Jun, Events

Thanks again to all those that came out to the ice skating party for the Cavalcade of Lights at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square on Saturday, December 5th. Jully Black put on a great show, the fireworks were incredible and the rink was packed. The full set of photos by my friend Melissa Moffat can be found here at melissamoffatphotography.blogspot.com

→ No CommentsTags:

DJ Jun – Rude Boy Ruckus – Ska & Rocksteady Mix

October 5th, 2009 by invisible · 5 Comments · CR8APES, DJ Jun

rudeboyruckusfront rudeboyruckusback

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Download (right click, ‘save as’)

Continuing on where ‘Connecting Flight’ left off, this next mix dives deeper into Jamaican ska and shows its transformation into the slower and more relaxed Rocksteady beat. ‘Rude Boy Ruckus’ mixes together tunes from 1963 to 1967 when this significant change occurred and paved way for Reggae music as we know and love today. Expect to hear some uptempo Ska scorchers and chilled out Rocksteady classics. Enjoy the mix.

Tracklist:

The Skatalites – Chinatown (Top Deck, 1966)
Baba Brooks – Dreadnaught (Beverley’s, 1964)
Don Drummond – Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle)
Alton Ellis – Mouth A Massy (Randy’s, 1965)
Stranger and Ken – Artibella (Studio One)
The Skatalites – Ska Ra Van (Top Deck)
Tommy McCook – Ska-Ba (Island, 1963)
Prince Buster – Answer Your Name (Blue Beat, 1966)
Lynn Taitt and the Boys – Storm Warning (Treasure Isle, 1966)
Prince Buster – Madness (Prince Buster)
Phyllis Dillon – Don’t Stay Away (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Dandy Livingstone – Rudy, A Message to You (Trojan, 1967)
Tommy McCook – Real Cool (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy (Merritone, 1966)
Techniques – Queen Majesty (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Alton Ellis – Rock Steady (Trojan, 1967)
Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (Coxsone, 1967)
Keith & Tex – Tonight (Move & Groove, 1967)
Keith & Tex – Stop that Train (Move & Groove, 1967)

→ 5 CommentsTags:··

Funk Fridays @ Starving Artist w/ DJ Jun

September 25th, 2009 by invisible · 1 Comment · DJ Jun, Events

→ 1 CommentTags:·

DJ Jun – Connecting Flight – Funk, Latin, Afrofunk & Ska

August 7th, 2009 by invisible · No Comments · CR8APES, DJ Jun

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Download (right click, ‘save as’)

I’ve put a mix together that breaks down the genre barrier and connects music from, in this case, 8 countries from 4 different continents. ‘Connecting Flight’ mixes together funk, salsa, bossa funk, brazilian & ska tunes from countries such as Germany, Panama, Nigeria and St. Lucia in a way that, hopefully, you don’t even realize that you’ve just travelled through 4 continents in just under 50 minutes. I hope you have as much fun listening to it as I had making it.

A BIG shout out to DJ Double K of Parkdale Funk who has kindly offered to post the ‘Connecting Flight’ mix as Part 1 of his ‘Toronto Funk Series’ and to give me the opportunity to share some music with his readers. If you haven’t already, make sure you go and check out his wicked website with enough podcasts to keep you busy til next year. The man knows his funk & Soul, and better yet…he’s willing to share it.

Tracklist:

Mike James Kirkland – Hang on in There (Bryan, USA)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – I Been Born Again (Truth & Soul, USA)
Dubben – Funky Duck pt. 1 (GAMM, Germany)
Los Silvertones – El Baile De La Arana (Soundway, Panama)
Coke – Na Na (Sound Triangle, USA)
Orquesta International – Mucho Control (Mavi, USA)
The Funkees – Now I’m a Man (EMI, Nigeria)
Boo and the Tru-Tones – Let Me Get Stoned (TREX, St. Lucia)
Matata – I Feel Funky (Makossa, UK/Kenya)
Tonistics – Holding On (Kingdom Productions, Israel)
The Soul Shakers – You Ain’t My Brother (Amark, USA)
Baba Brooks & His Proceeding Band – 1st Session (Gay Feet, Jamaica)
Tommy McCook & the Skatalites – Sauvitt (Studio One, Jamaica)

→ No CommentsTags:····

DJ Jun – Brazilian Wax – Brazilian Funk & Samba Soul Mix

June 7th, 2009 by invisible · 2 Comments · DJ Jun

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Download (right click, ‘save as’)

Summer has been crazy busy so far, but I’ve finally got around to putting up a new mix for those summer bbqs and long road trips. ‘Brazilian Wax’ is a collection of rare and classic Brazilian funk, samba soul and bossa grooves from yesterday and today.

Tracklist:

Joao Donato – Amazonas (Odeon)
Uniao Black – A Vida (Mercury)
Banda Black Rio – Mr. Funky Samba (Atlantic)
Djavan – Serrado (Odeon)
Banda black Rio – Casa Forte (Atlantic)
Curumin – Esperança (Quannum)
Grupo Xodo – Essa Menina (Copacabana)
Di Melo – A Vida Em Seus Métodos Diz Calma (Odeon)
Jorge Ben – Comanche (Philips)
Tim Maia – Sossego (Warner)
Banda Uniao Black – Yeah Yeah Yeah (Commonfolk)
Orquestra Cbd – Tema Da Zorra (Philips)
Skowa & Mafia – Deus Me Faça Funky (EMI)
Jorge Ben (7 Samurai Remix)- Sou Da Pesada (Poets Club)
Vanessa da Mata – Não Me Deixe Só (Sony)

→ 2 CommentsTags:·

DJ Jun – The Soul Clap – Uptempo Soul Funk

May 7th, 2009 by invisible · No Comments · CR8APES, DJ Jun

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Download (right click, ‘save as’)

Calling all dancer, calling all dancers…put on those dancing shoes and boogaloo to the sounds of The Soul Clap. An uptempo selection of soul & funk gems from yesterday and today. Enjoy.

Tracklist:

Myron & E with the Soul Investigators – Cold Game (Timmion)
Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators – Feeling Free (Timmion)
Eddie Kendricks – Date with the Rain (Motown)
Kings Go Forth – Now we’re Gone (Mr. C’s)
The Capprells with the Sul Brothers Band – Close Your Eyes (Bano)
Maceo & the JBs – Tighten Up (Sound of Champions)
Pearl Dowell – Good Things (Saadia)
Sharon Jones – I Just Dropped in to see What My Condition My Condition is in (Daptone)
Trinikas – Black is Beautiful (Pearce)
Temptations – What it is (Gordy)
Kings Go Forth – One Day (Mr. C’s)
Nina Simone – Mosquito’s Tweeter (RCA)

→ No CommentsTags:·