The Funky Melting Pot

This weblog is about funky music delivered as DJ Mixes. We cover mostly Lounge/Chillout but try to keep things as diverse as possible.

RH72 - Spellbound (Soulful House Mix)

March 26th, 2017

We only have a set amount of time on this earth – no more, no less. What makes it chilling is how easily we can be done away with. It is, to use a word a friend used recently, perturbing. And the ways and methods by which such a doing away can happen, are legion. It is absolutely shocking how many things, events and psychos can extinguish life.

Therefore, every second counts in thought, decision and act. Being at the happiest we can be at each moment is not just some Philosophical conjecture, it is Wisdom at its most exquisite. It is not a question of waiting for this, that thing, or that person which or who we think will bring happiness or at least inner peace. It is a question of starting right where you are NOW regardless of circumstance. The Mind is the tool you need and it has not, in reality, been diminished in power one bit by any negative circumstance. It is not an easy task to mentally be above circumstance but all things of worth are not. Every art needs practice, every skill needs polishing – this is no exception. Just remember that old piece of Wisdom: Failure is another step to Success.

It is a long and hard journey but thankfully there are joyous things in this world which can assist in changing mental processes for the better. Soulful House, for me, is one of those. Listen to those soft harmonics, let that groove penetrate your being, let those melodies move you. See how you feel after. We may not be able to achieve bliss, but some level of inner-peace is always within reach and a little is always better than nothing both for Body and Soul.

Up next is a rather unusual one episode. Since the beginning of the Podcast every episode has been compiled and mixed by yours truly. This is about to change – we are going to have a guest compiler! Its going to be different from anything you have heard here so far. It comes out on Tuesday or Wednesday. If you love your movies, check it out. Laters!

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Girl Tojami Sessions
2 06:24 Just Vibing ( Until The Sun Comes Up ) (Sophisticado Sunrise Vocal Mix) Vick Lavender
3 15:44 Miracle Tojami Sessions Feat. Matthew Tasa, Tojami Sessions, Matthew Tasa
4 19:28 Away (Da Sunlounge Remix) Jazzy Eyewear, Da Sunlounge
5 25:09 Brighter Day Horixon, Robert Owens
6 31:03 The Tea (Reel People Rework) Choklate
7 35:44 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Layla Jayne, N'dinga Gaba
8 43:20 Holding On Ross Couch
9 49:24 Butterfly (Phil Asher's restless soul Vocal Mix) Osunlade, Phil Asher
10 56:57 Let's Go Arco

 

Save

00:0000:00

RP7 - The Age of Radio: The 1960s (Pop Compilation)

March 23rd, 2017

Come along as we take you through the start of the Golden Age of Radio. We begin the series in the 60s where Rock and Soul ruled the airwaves. There are one or two tracks which, perhaps, were not hits at the time, but have certainly stood up well to the test of time. A special thanks to my two sons who, while travelling in the car the other day, asked, “what was radio like in those days?”. Well, I was not alive in the 60s but having then gotten the idea of doing this series, I just felt that all this fine music could not be left out. There are LOTS of highlights here. This one is perfect for just playing away in the background while at work or on the car stereo. It makes an excellent companion with its mostly upbeat, happy and pleasant-to-the-ear sounds. Apologies if you are not into this kind of thing but a House mix will be coming up soon. For those who appreciate the value of good music that stands the test of time, this will be a treat. Enjoy!

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) The Tokens
2 02:40 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) The Temptations
3 06:19 Everybody's Talkin' [From Midnight Cowboy] Harry Nilsson
4 09:58 Elusive Butterfly Bob Lind
5 11:45 Walkin Back to Happiness Helen Shapiro
6 14:11 Weekend Eddie Cochran
7 15:54 Rockin' Robin Michael Jackson
8 18:22 Toy Ballons Track Info Lost
9 20:28 Donna the Prima Donna Dion
10 23:15 Georgi Girl Seekers
11 25:33 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) The Delfonics
12 28:44 I'd Rather Go Blind Chicken Shack
13 31:56 I'm Telling You Now Freddie & The Dreamers
14 33:56 James Bond Theme John Barry
15 36:42 He's So Fine Chiffons
16 38:33 Hippy Hippy Shake The Swinging Blue Jeans
17 40:15 Good Vibrations Beach Boys
18 42:49 Hold on to My Baby The Cavaliers
19 46:14 Batman Theme Neal Hefti
20 48:32 Runaround Sue Dion
21 51:04 Let's Have a Party Wanda Jackson
22 53:06 The Magnificent Seven Track Info Lost
23 55:01 Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down Track Info Lost
24 57:42 Black Velvet Band The Dubliners

 

Save

00:0000:00

RL122 - Enya Meets Ambient Lounge (Ambient Chillout Compilation)

March 21st, 2017

Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are prepared to use it; when they do not require it they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would be unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiocy, or be struck with paralysis. -Herodotus

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Angeles Enya
2 03:55 Rain & Forest Echo-ES
3 09:39 The Memory of Trees Enya
4 13:52 Paese Che Sogna Corrado Saija
5 20:28 Smaointe Enya
6 26:21 Annon Edhellen Syllix
7 31:35 No Holly for Miss Quinn Enya
8 34:14 Au Parc Akmusique
9 38:07 Deora ar mo Chroi Enya
10 40:47 Angels with You (Full Meditation Trip) In Credo
11 48:05 Paint the Sky with Stars Enya
12 52:14 Morning Breath Kaxamalka
13 57:51 Watermark Enya
14 01:00:11 Nautica (Ambient Mix) Dreamscape

 

00:0000:00

RL121 - Luna Lounge (Lounge Mix)

March 16th, 2017

You know, just when you think you have your finger on things, and are well on top of them, life throws a curveball and you suddenly find yourself looking out as if through stained glass. Instantly you do not feel as much in control – a greater force has gotten hold of you and ripped you by the scruff of the neck out of your comfort zone.

This is what I currently feel like and man it feels good because luckily, the change is for the positive. When such curve balls come your way, and you perhaps had been praying for change, grab on and do not let go. Lao Tzu is a mysterious and profoundly confusing man – hell, even his existence is a subject clothed in the history-obfuscating cloak of myth. But something he said struck a deep cord: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”. And what you become is always more, never less. Go for it!

This mix has had a massive curve ball thrown at it. Moving along swiftly at no less than 110 BPM, we are dangerously and tantalizingly close to House Music Four-To-The-Floor territory. The beats are urgent – the bass is thumping – the mood is one of dance. Forget what you know about Lounge and take this one in like the breath of fresh air it is. Enjoy!

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Numb Ostrich Fogsheep
2 04:39 La Movida de Gracian Underlounge Experience
3 09:27 Cruise Control Green Tea
4 12:56 Lotus Chad
5 17:18 Underground River PNFA
6 21:27 Voz interior (Meditation Mix) Green Lemon
7 27:51 Incli Nation Rhythmphoria
8 32:13 Summer Days Nebula
9 36:34 I'll Shine When You Shine Placid Larry
10 39:29 Go Figure Kevin Yost
11 43:49 On the Verge (Blissed Out Mix) Cobra Experience
12 46:20 My Film Is a Drama Alexander Dancaless
13 49:58 Koalition Ganga
14 54:02 Daddy Don't You Andrea Caloni
15 58:24 Do Love Ep (Yellowtail Remix) Temma Teje

 

00:0000:00

RL120 - Sublime Serenity (Ambient Lounge Compilation)

March 12th, 2017

am-bi-ent - adj. Relating to or being instrumental or electronic music that has melody, gentle rhythm, and limited harmonic development and is intended to induce a relaxed mood.

Nuff said. Enjoy!

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Deprivation Of Rights Edgar 9000
2 08:29 Velvet Lounge (String Mix) Sleeptalker Feat. Anette Paradies
3 12:50 Kalahari Silence (Dark Sand Mix) Panafrican Project
4 19:16 My Dream Marga Sol
5 24:26 Outbreak In Long Island Arrojas
6 29:55 Sunset (Poolbar Mix) Sky And Sand
7 36:32 Deep Rooted Enrico Donner
8 42:48 You Are The Light Christian Hornbostel
9 48:25 Drowning Sun Pt. 2 (Guardnerand's Experience Mix) Acoustique Parfum
10 54:22 Distant Shore Alexandra Hampton
11 59:26 Pi Lo Chun Sunyata Project

 

Save

00:0000:00

RL119 - Jazzy Nova (Jazzy Lounge ‘n Bossa Nova Mix)

March 10th, 2017

In our journeys through the world of Jazzy Lounge, I am sure you would have noticed that I straddle the thin line between Jazzy Lounge and Bossa Nova and often include tracks from both. This is because for me there are tracks along this invisible line that easily fit into both categories. It is like those people that live along country borders – who knows what they are?

There is some mighty fine music in this mix and I am talking all the way from the first track to the last. The feel is always Jazzy and the tempo is nice and uplifting. As always some Future Jazz sound is included – always a treat. This is a good one - a perfect Friday mix and it totally gets one nicely into the swing of things. Enjoy!

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Beach Day Riolistic
2 04:57 El ritmo de Miami Tetris
3 09:36 Islamorada Fishing Company Sven van Hees
4 13:32 Great Shape Twelve Code
5 16:22 Recalling the Rising Sun Sweet Velvet
6 22:20 Saudade Da Bahia Club Camarillo Feat. Don Gorda Project
7 27:25 Daytona Beach Track Info Lost
8 30:16 S.W. Avenue S.W.
9 34:35 Chillin' Guitar (Trippin' Mix) Airstream
10 39:15 Sunset Blvd Treasure Room
11 44:38 Turn Back Time Bortolotto Leonardo
12 47:32 Soulbreak Ingo Herrmann
13 49:26 Dogg 37 FXU
14 54:22 Cotton Candy PNFA
15 57:17 Beijo Grande Diario

 

00:0000:00

RR3 - Tuff Gong (Bob Marley Tribute Compilation)

March 8th, 2017

You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.
-Bob Marley

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Redemption Song Bob Marley
2 03:45 Time Will Tell Bob Marley
3 07:05 Rainbow Country Bob Marley
4 12:44 Turn Me Loose Bob Marley
5 15:12 Lively Up Yourself (JAD Version) Bob Marley & The Wailers
6 17:58 Guiltiness Bob Marley & The Wailers
7 21:11 On Drop Bob Marley
8 24:56 So Much Things to Say Bob Marley & The Wailers
9 28:02 Turn Our Lights Down Low Bob Marley
10 31:39 Coming In From The Cold Bob Marley
11 36:06 She's Gone Bob Marley
12 38:25 Three Little Birds Bob Marley & The Wailers
13 41:20 One Love/People Get Ready Bob Marley & The Wailers
14 44:08 So Much Trouble In The World Bob Marley
15 48:02 Get Up Stand Up Bob Marley
16 51:10 No Woman No Cry (Live) Bob Marley
17 55:11 Waiting In Vain Bob Marley
00:0000:00

RH71 - 4 Da Chill HouseHeadz (Chill House Mix)

March 5th, 2017

We’re so self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. I’m tired of this shit. I’m tired of f-ing Earth Day. I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is that there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles … hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages … And we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!

We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet will be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas.

The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, ’cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?”

Plastic… asshole.

-George Carlin

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Islands Eddie Silverton
2 04:47 My Original Satin Jackets Feat. Natalie Conway
3 11:40 Can't See What Is Burning There Nicolas Jaar
4 17:47 Linda Tarde The Sura Quintet
5 22:36 Eleven Years Pablo Bolivar
6 27:15 Galaxya Solanos
7 32:29 New Beginning (Intro) Calar Del Sole
8 35:06 Nightchill Marga Sol
9 39:08 Alright Soulchillaz
10 43:45 Sunrise Moment AKMusique
11 47:11 The Garden of Butterflies Diario
12 52:31 Africa (G8 Mix) Juluka
13 57:17 Executioner (Palm Spring Mix) La Diva

 

00:0000:00

RL118 - Jazy Shores (Jazzy Lounge Mix)

March 4th, 2017

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.
-Zig Ziglar

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
-Aristotle

 

 

 
Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Black Magic Enigmatic
2 03:39 Cognac (2006 Remix) Collective Sound Members
3 07:19 Manuel Diaz Grey Secret Lies
4 12:43 Drum 'N' Bossa Carbuncle
5 16:10 My Mind's At Ease Mojo Rising
6 21:07 Magical Mambo (Latin Lounge Cut) Cafe Americaine
7 25:53 Colours Of Love Cane Garden Quartet
8 30:39 Serenia, Amor D'agua Cibelle
9 35:10 The Black Narcissus Joint Dotmatic
10 39:12 In Walked Mr. Cool Kevin Yost
11 44:28 Bailar a Musika Elvira Pinioliz
12 48:25 Faith (Album Version) Mr. Moods
13 51:19 I Have a Good Feeling About This PNFA
14 54:42 Intake (Salinas Cut) Schwarz, Funk
15 58:26 Grand Central Slow Motion Tape Five

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

00:0000:00

RS5 - Legends of Soul (Soul Music Compilation)

February 28th, 2017

"Love, Oh Love" - Lionel Ritchie

Show the world and all it's people
All the wonders love can bring
Give us strength and understanding
Give us all one song to sing
Let the music play
Play it loud and make it clear
It's time to stand up
To a new world that is now so near
From the bottom to the top
To the leaders of the land
We all have one heart
Everyone of us must lend a hand
And let there be joy in the world
And let there be no sorrow
(let there be)
And let there be peace on earth
And let there be peace on earth
For all the world
We've got to see

That love, oh love
What a blessed thing (oh, yeah)
Say it loud
Make it clear today

 

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Enchanted Lady Pasadenas
2 04:53 Love, Oh Love Lionel Richie
3 10:31 Back Up Train (Digitally Remastered) Al Green
4 12:46 Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
5 17:34 One More Chance The Jacksons
6 22:33 Breathe Again Toni Braxton
7 26:47 Kiss Of Life Sade
8 32:23 Lovely Day Bill Withers
9 36:28 Ordinary People John Legend
10 41:02 Standing in the Shadows of Love Barry White
11 46:11 Chain Of Fools Aretha Franklin
12 48:53 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
13 52:01 Can You Feel It? (Single Edit) The Jacksons
14 55:42 September Earth, Wind & Fire
15 59:04 Ha Cha Cha Funktion Brass Contruction

 

Save

00:0000:00