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.

RL117 - For Birdie & Equal (Lounge Mix)

February 22nd, 2017

English Four-word horror stories:
1. Team building away day
2. Rail Replacement Bus Service
3. Tell us about yourself
4. We're out of milk
5. Someone's at the door
-Rob Temple

After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.
-P.J. O'Rourke

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 The Clearing (Reprise) Vincenzo
2 03:03 Right Now Samantha James
3 07:15 Popular Secret The Lushlife Project
4 12:44 For Shiva Moodorama
5 17:05 Stay Strong Cane Garden Quartet
6 22:09 Airplanes Dj Santero
7 26:50 Sale Histoire (Azur Begic Lazy Remix) OBu
8 31:53 Fog in the Morning Rhythmphoria
9 37:23 Good Mood Shivana Faction
10 42:27 The Sheriff Fila Brazillia
11 50:34 She Said Saba Rock, Sandy Cay
12 55:55 Lovin Music Vision Factory
13 01:02:25 Kay of Dreams Kay Of Dreams



RL116 - Rainy Day Blues (Chillout Lounge Compilation)

February 18th, 2017

Stephen: I think animal testing is a terrible idea. They get all nervous and give silly answers.
-A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1986)

Charles: Mathematics... mathematics is never going to lead you to higher truth and you know why? Because it's boring!
-A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Funny Noises Buckminster Fuzeboard
2 05:05 Our Bond Diario
3 11:12 Noite Van
4 12:48 Spirit of the Moon Marie Therese ft. Liz Larch
5 16:28 La Manana Taco-Town, PNFA
6 19:27 Burn Burn (Afterlife Remix) Rami Deejay Feat. Keely Timlin
7 24:10 A Different Coastline The Four Caves
8 30:14 Never Stop My Love Denis Rusnak
9 34:48 Be Yourself Michael E
10 39:37 What I Would Miss About You Diario
11 45:10 Soul Music Dj Amid Edelweiss
12 50:50 New Heroes (Casino Lounge Mix) Las Vegas Grooves
13 54:57 Position of Witness Moonseeker



RH69 - Vintage Resonance (Vintage Funky House Cuts)

February 16th, 2017

In all the music that deals with experimental repetition, drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music, there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience.
-Travis Porter

Not everyone understands House Music. It’s a spiritual thing, a body thing, a soul thing.
-Eddie Amador (From the classic track "House Music")

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 And That's Saying A Lot (Groove Armada 2nd Take) Natural Calamity
2 06:56 Goin' Thru the Motions (Shelter Mix) Blaze Feat. Keisha Jenkins
3 13:44 My Piece of Heaven Ten City
4 20:11 The Future of the Future Deep Dish
5 29:40 Show Me Love (Kerri Chandler Mix) Robin S
6 35:44 In The Mood Mateo's Father
7 41:43 Just Us (Dance Remix) Vinyl Masters
8 45:53 Lola's Theme The Shapeshifters
9 49:14 Put 'Em High StoneBridge
10 57:29 Push The Feeling On Nightcrawlers
11 01:03:18 Something About The Music Da Slammin Phrogz
12 01:06:23 Feel What You Want Kristine W



RP6 - Bringing Happy Back (Vintage Pop)

February 15th, 2017

Each man has his own fortune in his hands; as the artist has a piece of rude matter, which he is to fashion to a certain shape. But the art of living rightly is like all arts: the capacity alone is not born with us; it must be learned, and practiced with incessant care.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Sealed with a Jason Donovan
2 02:27 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2
3 06:52 Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
4 09:39 Alive and Kicking Simple Minds
5 14:54 December 1963 (Oh What A Night) Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
6 18:13 Life Des'ree
7 21:28 Hay The McCoys
8 24:29 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys
9 29:27 You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
10 33:23 Loving Each Day Ronan Keating
11 36:51 Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
12 40:56 Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
13 45:39 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Alternate Unreleased Version) Paul Simon
14 50:11 Praise You Fatboy Slim
15 55:26 Japanese Girl Track Info Lost
16 59:12 Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) Spiller Feat Sophie Ellis Bextor



RH68 - When Soul Goes Deep (Deep House Mix)

February 11th, 2017

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
-Douglas Adams



Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Kvasten I Hornet Claes Rosen
2 05:41 You're Still The Same (Ethyl's Wheezy Garage Mix) James Johnston
3 11:52 Happy (Autodeep Remix) Ferry Ultra Feat. Gwen McCrae
4 19:05 Feel Your Love Proxy Brides
5 24:15 Hoarfrost Anton Lanski
6 30:00 Midnight Woman (Martino Remix) Suges & Deon Nathan
7 35:11 Yes I Do Krewcial
8 40:54 Can You Feel It Adiosoul, Cooper
9 48:00 What I Want DJ Aakmael
10 52:39 Windy City The Disclosure Project
11 58:50 LondonGround Comité



RL115 - Vintage Valentine

February 7th, 2017

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.
-Robert Fulghum, True Love

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
-Lao Tzu

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Stand By Me Ben E. King
2 02:57 How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes
3 07:40 I'll Stand By You The Pretenders
4 10:50 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Bonnie Tyler
5 15:13 Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) Christopher Cross
6 18:54 Believe Elton John
7 23:28 Making Love Out Of Nothing Air Supply
8 29:06 Power of Love Jennifer Rush
9 35:04 Oh Yeah Roxy Music
10 39:49 Sail On Lionel Richie
11 43:33 Always Bon Jovi
12 49:10 Father and Son Cat Stevens
13 52:26 For Your Love Gwen McCrae
14 55:18 Hero Enrique Iglesias
15 59:37 Eternal Flame The Bangles



RL114 - Kickin’ It With Latin Loungers (Latin Lounge and Bossa Nova Compilation)

February 6th, 2017

I don't listen to a lot of music when I have my free time. But I'll go to a jazz club and have a drink and listen to a good jazz musician. Or sometimes in the morning, if I want to put myself in a good mood, I'll put on some Latin music.
-Joshua Bell

What Jennifer Lopez puts out, it's not Latin music.
-Marc Anthony

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Calling my Mermaid Mystic Diversions
2 02:49 Summerbreeze (Bossa Mix) Deeparture
3 08:13 Rendez Vous Au Club Du Bossa Giacomo Bondi
4 12:15 Herido de Sombras Ibrahim Ferrer
5 16:16 Amore (Latin Mix) Florens; Gasparus Ezekius
6 21:00 Hombres Marcus Octavus
7 25:43 Guateque Campesino Ibrahim Ferrer
8 30:45 Outro Lugar Salome de Bahia
9 34:01 A Favor Do Vento Miraflores
10 38:39 Everything You Want Lemongrass
11 42:35 Beleza Suntheca Prod.
12 48:18 Com Voce Aqui Bossaroma
13 51:47 Bossa'n Jazz Don Gorda
14 57:22 Bossa Rouge Gazzara



RP5 - Drivetime Tools (Vintage Pop)

February 5th, 2017

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
-Michael Jordan




 Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Mercedes Benz (Album Version) Janis Joplin
2 01:44 True Colours Cyndi Lauper
3 05:26 Avalon Roxy Music
4 09:33 Perfect Fairground Attraction
5 13:04 Up, Up and Away (Digitally Remastered 1997) The 5th Dimension
6 15:36 Escape (The Pina Collada Song) Rupert Holmes
7 19:22 Here Without You 3 Doors Down
8 23:13 It Must Be Love Labi Siffre
9 26:54 Brown Eyed Van Morrison
10 29:52 Johnny Calls Falling Mirror
11 34:24 Runaway The Corrs
12 38:51 Thank You Dido
13 42:21 Lullaby Shawn Mullins
14 46:51 Gone Till November Wyclef Jean
15 50:18 Waiting on the World to Change John Mayer
16 53:29 I don't wanna wait Paula Cole
17 58:29 No Worries Simon Webbe



RL113 - Sunset Marauder (Lounge Mix)

February 2nd, 2017

Out of the deep and the dark,
A sparkling mystery, a shape,
Something Perfect,
Comes like the stir of the day:
One whose breath is an odor,
Whose eyes show the road to stars
-Yone Noguchi




Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Deliver Moonseeker
2 04:48 Love Is Fighting Doors In The Sand
3 10:02 Enchant Me The Amalgamation of Sounds
4 16:43 Cocaine Is A Sin The Strike Boys
5 21:05 Aperitif Moment Matteo Vanetti
6 25:44 Years Go By The Sura Quintet
7 30:41 Rain Living Room
8 34:55 Dream Christophe Goze
9 39:42 Surfing Emotional Waves Don Gorda Project
10 45:13 Nokondi Florito
11 51:22 Lido Shuffle Enrico Donner
12 56:19 Appointed Jone

RHH17 - Throwback (Hip Hop Nostalgia Mix)

January 30th, 2017

I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin these
mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me
Method Man (Wu Tan Clan)

"Today the paper say Timothy McVeigh’s in hell
So everything’s okay and all must be well
I remember Oklahoma when they put out the blaze
And put Islamic terrorist bombing, on the front page
It’s like saying only gays get AIDS, propaganda
Like saying the problem’s over when they locked that man up
Wrong! It’s just the beginning, the first inning
Battle for America’s soul, the devil’s winning."
Talib Kweli, The Proud

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Love The Way You Lie (Clean) Eminem Feat. Rihanna
2 04:49 Eminem Feat. Rihanna DMX Feat. Snoop Dogg
3 07:40 Who Dat J. Cole
4 11:45 Lighters Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5'9) f. Bruno Mars
5 16:28 Stay Around Talib Kweli
6 20:33 This World Is Mine (Plan B Studio Version) Roots Manuva
7 24:25 People Everyday Arrested Development
8 27:56 Headache Floetry
9 31:16 UNIverse at War The Roots
10 35:53 Pushin' Weight Ice Cube Feat. Mr. Shokhop
11 40:18 Get a Light Snoop Dogg Feat. Damian Marley
12 43:52 What's The Difference Dr. Dre
13 47:42 Gotta Make It To Heaven 50 Cent
14 51:31 Hits From The Bong Cypress Hill
15 54:02 Wanna Be A Baller Lil' Troy
16 59:35 Izzo/In the End Linkin Park & Jay-Z