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.

RL163 - Cherished Things (Jazzy Lounge Compilation)

January 18th, 2018

Here's to the floor,
Our best friend of all,
Who sticks to us close
In the time of our fall.
When benches are fickle
And tables betray
And rugs are revolving,
He meets us half-way.
-Oliver Herford

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Milonga Del Mar Yonderboi
2 08:40 Beautiful Metafora Saba Rock, Sandy Cay
3 14:05 Next Order Please Club Des Belugas
4 19:39 My Favourite Place Moodorama
5 24:26 Mankz (Balearic Dub) Andy Caldwell
6 30:35 Ocean Drive South Beach Lenny Mac Dowell
7 37:04 Piano Summit (Wrong Notes And All) Tier Ra Nichi
8 42:54 Uand'bar $uperchrome
9 46:51 Great Day In The Morning Zadar
10 51:56 Jazzistics Living Rooms
11 55:10 Hang Out Time T.I.L

RP18 - Vintage Resonance (Pop Compilation)

January 15th, 2018

Guarantees in Life

One day a Madam opened the brothel door and saw a rather dignified, well-dressed, good-looking man in his late forties or early fifties.
"May I help you?" she asked.
"I want to see Valerie," the man replied.
"Sir, Valerie is one of our most expensive ladies. Perhaps you would prefer someone else," said the madam.
"No. I must see Valerie," he replied.
Just then, Valerie appeared and announced to the man that she charged $5,000 a visit. Without hesitation, the man pulled out $5000.00 and gave it to Valerie, and they went upstairs. After an hour, the man calmly left.
The next night, the same man appeared again, once more demanding to see Valerie. Valerie explained that no one had ever come back two nights in a row -- too expensive -- and there were no discounts. The price was still $5,000. Again the man pulled out the money, gave it to Valerie, and they went upstairs. After an hour, he left.
The following night the man was there yet again. Everyone was astounded that he had come for a third consecutive night, but he paid Valerie and they went upstairs.
After their session, Valerie questioned the man. "No one has ever been with me three nights in a row. Where are you from?" she asked.
The man replied, " South Carolina."
"Really" she said. "I have family in South Carolina."
"I know," the man said. "Your father died, and I am your sister's attorney. She asked me to give you your $15,000 inheritance."
The moral of the story is that three things in life are guaranteed:

1. Death
2. Taxes
3. Being screwed by a lawyer

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Paid In Full Eric B & Rakim
2 07:05 Shout (US Mix) Tears For Fears
3 15:03 Puttin' on the Ritz Taco
4 19:32 Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
5 23:36 True (Live at Sadlers Wells 1/5/83) Spandau Ballet
6 29:57 Wonderful Life Black
7 34:42 Only You Yazoo
8 37:46 Dignity Deacon Blue
9 41:39 The Whole Of The Moon The Waterboys
10 46:37 In The Shadows The Rasmus
11 50:43 Loving Each Day Ronan Keating
12 54:09 Something About You (Shep Pettibone Mix) Level 42



RR&B3 - Smooth Medley (R&B Compilation)

January 13th, 2018

No matter where you float in the sea of love, it is important to see all the love around you. The universe is brimming and swimming with all shapes, colors and sizes of love - A beautiful coral reef of variety that's yours for the sharing. An open heart is seldom lonely. - Margot Datz, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
2 04:48 Lovely Day Bill Withers
3 08:56 You Don't Know My Name Alicia Keys
4 15:00 I Am Your Woman Syleena Johnson
5 19:16 Ms. Stress Floetry
6 23:07 My Boo Usher
7 26:47 Used to Love U John Legend
8 30:15 Waiting on the World to Change John Mayer
9 33:33 Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire
10 37:15 No More "I Love You's" Annie Lennox
11 42:01 Feel Like Makin' Love Roberta Flack
12 44:46 And I Gave My Love To You Sonja Marie
13 49:22 If You Love Me Brownstone
14 52:26 Put Your Records On Corinne Bailey Rae
15 55:56 Loving Every Minute Lighthouse Family
16 59:58 I Couldn't Love You More Sade



RH105 - Music In My Heart (Soulful House Mix)

January 9th, 2018

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. - E.B. White

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Closure S.Chu, Terri Walker
2 06:08 Capricorn (Qb's Hot Nights Mix) 60 Hertz Project
3 12:55 An American in Paris Stp Ft. K. Jost
4 18:33 Just Can't Wait (Alpha & Olmega Mix) Pat Bedeau & Steve Gurley Ft C
5 24:42 Only Love (Main Vocal Mix) Monocles & Slezz with Andy Compton feat. Tantra Zawadi & Dana Byrd
6 32:07 Perfectly (The Layabouts Vocal Mix) The Layabouts feat. Shea Soul
7 37:45 Better Days (Original Mix) A. Salih
8 43:38 Freedom (Rich Medina Remix) Doc Link Feat. J Paul Ghetto
9 50:02 All Over Again Feat. Lisa Shaw (Rocco Deep Mix) Dario D'Attis, Lisa Shaw
10 56:27 Keep It Clear Stevie Sole pres. Guiro feat Monet



RH104 - Deep Keys (Deep House Mix)

January 8th, 2018

In the beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldly declared, “Let there be house!” and House Music was born.
I am the creator, and this is my house!
And, in my house there is ONLY House Music.
But I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes OUR house and OUR House Music!”
And, you see, no one man owns House because House Music is a universal language, spoken and understood by all.
You see, house is a feeling that no one can understand really unless you’re deep into the vibe of house.
House is an uncontrollable desire to jack your body.
And, as I told you before, this is our house and our house music.
And in every house, you understand, there is a keeper.
And, in this house, the keeper is Jack.
Now some of you who might wonder,
“Who is Jack, and what is it that Jack does?”
Jack is the one who gives you the power to jack your body!
Jack is the one who gives you the power to do the snake.
Jack is the one who gives you the key to the wiggly worm.
Jack is the one who learns you how to walk your body.
Jack is the one that can bring nations and nations of all Jackers together under one house.
You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don’t make a difference in OUR House.
And this is fresh.

-Rhythm Control (My House – Vocal by Chuck Roberts)

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Pain (DJ Veany Mix) Mr. Cee Feat. Mind Games
2 06:23 The Funk Helly Larson
3 12:48 Night Safari AM
4 19:58 Azadi Nist Babak Shayan
5 25:35 On The Rhode Evren Ulusoy
6 31:10 Before Afterhours (Album Mix) Sven Van Hees
7 34:48 Shades Patrick Green Feat. Will Barnes
8 40:11 Keep Doin' It (Original Vibe) Scott Diaz
9 47:06 Your Turn Atapy
10 53:45 Distant Front Addex Feat. The Messen
11 59:21 Frankfurt Deep Pedersen



RL162 - Lounging Again (Vintage Lounge Compilation)

January 5th, 2018

Love is patient,
love is kind,  
Love does not insist on its own way.
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
Hopes all things,
endures all things.
Love never fails.
-1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Beleza Suntheca Prod.
2 05:44 Closer The Birdstones
3 09:50 Breather 2000 (Arithunda Mix) Afterlife
4 15:49 Junto Al Mar Schwartz & Funk
5 20:40 Linhas Da Mao Concorde A Lorange Feat. Janice
6 24:20 Raki Oliver Mtukudzi
7 31:22 La mauritia Yann Kuhlmann
8 36:53 Wild Rose (Sweet Mix) Toda Perez DeTraba
9 42:03 Antologia Café Del Mar Melibea
10 48:10 100 Billion Stars Lux
11 53:21 Walking On Air T.I.L
12 59:31 Distant Invitation Rae & Christian



RH103 - The Lowdown Deep (Low Tempo Deep House)

January 3rd, 2018

A collection of slow-cooked Deep House tracks put together in Compilation form rather than the usual House Music Mix format. It was done this way because low-tempo Deep House is not common to find. People like their House Music delivered fast and hard – few have time for anything below 125 Beats Per Minute. It takes a determined kind of Producer who would make the slow stuff when most of the market want it fast. To continue to force this kind of Deep House into beat-matched mixes is ridiculous – there just are not enough songs that can be used for smooth transitions. Do not get me wrong – it can be done, and I have done it before here on the Funky Melting Pot. This time, however, I wanted to share the full beauty of these tracks. There are stunning intros and outtros everywhere and these are missed when mixing. Beat-matching and/or mixing sometimes denies us the beauty of the full picture. I hope, in giving you these full-length tracks, that this beauty can be recognized and appreciated. Cheers and enjoy!

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Dream Jullian Gomes, OVEOUS
2 02:43 Spreepark Hi, Saberhägen
3 07:58 Broken Jacob Korn, Kid A
4 12:25 Circles And Spheres (Rotation) Sub Made
5 18:21 Indian Summer Paul Jones
6 23:55 Hearts & Soul (Christo & Disco Rinse Remix) Robert Owens & Atjazz
7 31:37 Lose You (Lemongrass Deep House Remix) JetTricks Feat. Adefunke & Faye Houston
8 36:58 If U Want Me Cisco Cisco
9 43:51 Summer Afternoons (Verano Remix) nikosf.
10 50:27 The System (Petalpusher Salted Disco Dub) Miguel Migs, Capleton
11 56:42 Don't (Sellouts Slo mo Vibe) Matin
12 01:03:39 Changes Franc Dux



RL161 - Being Here Now (Lounge Mix)

January 2nd, 2018

Janice, I apologize to you if I don’t seem real eager to jump into a forced awkward intimate situation that people like to call 'dating.' I don’t like the feeling. You’re sitting there, you’re wondering: do I have food on my face, am I eating, am I talking too much, are they talking enough, am I interested, I’m not really interested, should I play like I’m interested but I’m not that interested but I think she might be interested but do I want to be interested but now she’s not interested? So all of the sudden I’m getting, I’m starting to get interested…And when am I supposed to kiss her? Do I have to wait for the door 'cause then it’s awkward, it’s like well goodnight. Do you do like that ass-out hug? Where you like, you hug each other like this and your ass sticks out 'cause you’re tryin' not to get too close or do you just go right in and kiss them on the lips or don’t kiss them at all? It’s very difficult trying to read the situation. And all the while you’re just really wondering are we gonna get hopped up enough to make some bad decisions? Perhaps play a little game called 'just the tip.' Just for a second, just to see how it feels. Or, ouch, ouch, you’re on my hair. - Wedding Crashers

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Mon Amour Lulu Colette
2 05:19 When Comes the Rain Boot Cut Rockers
3 10:32 Sans Esprit (Score-Chillmix) Bloomberg
4 15:16 Who Killed Kennedy Johannes Huppertz
5 19:05 Senta Blue Pilots Project
6 23:18 Free JK Soul
7 26:56 Swansong (Deeper Than One Mix) Data A
8 29:54 A Grand Love Theme Kid Loco
9 33:28 Black Rock Sunrise Statedlife
10 38:31 Maison A La Mer Lemongrass
11 42:20 Ou Es Tu Bloomfield
12 47:12 Everybody (Luxury Lounge Cafe Mix) A Nuit Del Mar
13 53:36 Clue to a Mystery Aquarius
14 58:51 Smoother Things David Nicelrod



RP17 - Three-Way (Pop meets Soul meets R&B - Vintage Compilation)

December 30th, 2017

When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought; beauty, he said, is unity in variety! Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of nature, or, more exactly, in the variety of our experience. Poetry, painting, the arts are the same search, in Coleridge’s phrase, for unity in variety. - Bronowski

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 More Than Words Extreme
2 05:31 All I Want is You U2
3 11:59 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Hollar) Marvin Gaye
4 15:03 Why Annie Lennox
5 19:54 Baby, I Love You Aretha Franklin
6 22:34 Out Of Reach Gabrielle
7 25:48 Never Find Someone Like You Keith Martin
8 30:17 The Sweetest Taboo Sade
9 34:35 Family Reunion The O'Jays
10 41:27 On My Own Patti LaBelle-Michael McDonald
11 45:59 No Worries Simon Webbe
12 49:25 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
13 53:30 My Love Is Waiting Marvin Gaye
14 58:35 Killing Me Softly Fugees
15 01:03:24 No Scrubs TLC
16 01:07:17 Back & Forth Aaliyah
17 01:10:57 Tell Me How You Feel Joy Enriquez
18 01:15:00 It Wasn't Me Shaggy



RL160 - Jazzmatix (Jazzy Lounge Mix)

December 28th, 2017

You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in. - Mandy Hale

Track List

No. Time Title Artist/Band
1 00:00 Illusion Enigmatic
2 4:09 Turn Off The Light (The Diventa Project Mix) Marga Sol
3 07:58 Just Chillin In The Spot Freddie Cruger, Red Astaire
4 10:10 Stoned Love (Jazzomatic Mix) Good Chillaz
5 15:11 For No Reason At All Climatic
6 19:22 Bless Me (Master) Expression, Pal Joey
7 24:39 Ba Dada DJ Mark Farina
8 28:41 Travelling Mirage Of Deep
9 34:04 Deep Dream Gaba Milani
10 38:05 Grace De Charme
11 44:10 Break Down Forbident
12 48:18 Faboulous Luca Fioretti
13 52:21 Eastend Stargazer
14 56:42 Encounter DJ Okawari
15 59:43 Point Of View T.I.L