I’ve occasionally been involved with the online radio station Box Frequency over the past year and a half. It started with the chance to provide a guest mix for the My Favorite Things radio show in March 2013, followed by a second guest mix in August 2013. At the start of the year I was given the chance to be part of the Down The Rabbit Hole show by providing a mix every 8 weeks. After 3 shows it’s all change again and I am now doing a mix show on a monthly basis (3rd Wednesday of each month).
The name of the show is Different Strokes and the idea is to try and provide musical selections from across the electronic spectrum and beyond. If it all goes to plan, then each month you will get a 90 minute guest mix from artists and producers who I love and enjoy listening to myself, followed by a 90 minute mix from me. I’m just riding on the coat tails of the guests really, but it’s all about having a bit of fun and, if possible, introducing people to artists, dj’s and music that they might have not otherwise listened to.
The first show aired on Wednesday the 20th August 2014 and my first guest was a friend that I met through Soundcloud; David Latte, otherwise known as The dL and one half of Decades. David is based in Adelaide, Australia and has been an avid record collector since a very young age, following in his fathers footsteps. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’d imagine that most of Davids following on Soundcloud encountered his music and dj-ing, just as I did, through the huge selection of high quality edits that he had posted via the Decades page.
Having caught a lot of his edit work, it was a natural progression to pick up on his DJ sets and it was the fact that I’ve always really enjoyed his sets that I asked him to get on board the Different Strokes train. David agreed and I’m delighted to present to you this exclusive mix.
Below you will find the tracklist, which I’ve tried to link up as best as I can. And at the foot of this post you will find a selection of links of where to catch more from The dL and the projects he is involved in, do check them out and give them a ‘LIKE’ / ‘FOLLOW’ if you enjoy what you find.
01. Liquid Crystal Project – Tribute To T.R.O.Y [Vinyl @ Discogs]
02. Cee Lo Green – The One (dL Remix) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
03. Milton Wright – Keep It Up
04. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns – Fourplay [Vinyl @ Discogs]
05. Mary J Blige – Family Affair (Pete Rock Remix) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
06. Platinum Pied Pipers – Stay With Me (DJ Mitsu Remix) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
07. Dj Mitsu – Yeah Y’all (Ft. Kev Brown & Roddy Rod) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
08. Freddie Joachim – Waves
09. J Dilla feat. Dwele – Dime Piece [Vinyl @ Discogs]
10. Count Basie & Sammy Davis Jr. – The Work Song (dL Edit) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
11. Doug Hammond – Wake Up Brothers
12. Jazz Liberatorz – Music In My Mind
13. Mary J Blige – Ooh (Dilla Remix) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
14. Bahamadia – Uknowhowwedu (dL Remix) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
15. Jimmy Mcgriff – The Bird (Edit)
16. The Visioneers – Funk Box [Vinyl @ Discogs]
17. Raheem DeVaughn feat Damian Marley – Revelations
18. Gwen McCrae – 90% Of Me Is You (dL Edit) [Vinyl @ Discogs]
19. Robert Glasper Experiment – Letter To Hermione
20. Marc Moulin – Dag Madam Merci [Vinyl @ Discogs]
21. Jazz Liberatorz – What’s Real
22. Pete Rock feat. Grap Luva – Collector’s Item [Vinyl @ Discogs]
23. Nujabes – Lady Brown [Vinyl @ Discogs]
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Decades – Facebook // Soundcloud