August 12, 2016 04:26 PM PDT
This is Us (Roots Mix)- Elements of Life ft. Ursula Rucker
Melody Rising- Star Dish
Rubber Soul- Live Tropical Fish ft. Omar
Passing By- Inverse Cinematics
Love From the Sun- The Dangerfeel Newbies
Newness- Musiq Soulchild
Lifelines- Zo! ft. Dornik & Phontigallo
If I Ever Lose this Heaven- Quincy Jones ft. Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, and Al Jarreau
Take Me to the Alley- Gregory Porter
The One- Esperanza Spalding
The Truth- Moonchild
Les Fleur- 4Hero
Say Sumthin- Maleke O'Ney ft. Keite Young
Today- Laurnea ft. Omar
Don't Let Me Dream Like That Again- P'Taah
Blue Skies- Meditative Funk ft. Julie Dexter
Only Peace- Imani Uzuri
The Why- Mark de Clive-Lowe
This selector was involved in a cycling accident around this time six years ago.
The experience of going beyond the physical realm and returning to it was invigorating
at the very least, and redemptive at its best. With that,love has been harvested from my
innermost parts as I am now living the dream, and no longer just surviving. The songs in
this mix reflect that love as expressed in tunes from Quincy Jones,Musiq Soulchild,
Imani Uzuri and the heartfelt jam called "Lifelines" as sung by Dornik from Zo!'s latest release
With that...be empowered,be still and be one with the all as you enjoy these flavors.
May 11, 2016 08:14 AM PDT
The participants of the ultimate embrace have the inclination to coalesce they are first enticed, intrigued and engaged.
Just like a kick and a snare,a scent and/or a stare may be all that is necessary for a chemical reaction to become a spontaneous combustion.
This selector has prepared an appetizer for grazing in the grass at this summer's Atlanta Jazz Festival.
This blend is both cool and spicy,and subdued yet energetic:with a sprinkle of percussion, Mambo and lush chords...featuring tunes by The Foreign Exchange and Marc Cary,as well as Detroit's Dwele and Atlanta's own Justin Gilbert. Lizz Wright sways as Marvin Gaye swoons,with the opening track providing an awesome Jazz trip.
Floating- Groove Collective
Smoke & Coffee - Justin C Gilbert
7th Ave North- Marc Cary
Open Your Eyes You Can Fly- Lizz Wright
All The Kisses(Ahmed Sirour mix)- The Foreign Exchange
Incredible - Wagon Cooking
Yeah- Blue Six
Yemaya- Irakere ft. Chucho Valdes
Sunflower- Tito Puente
I Want You(remix)- Marvin Gaye
Red Clay- Dwele
January 30, 2016 05:43 PM PST
Now that the retrograde is behind us,
so are the things that are better off left there.
A few things that have come and gone may very well
become relics, some fossils, and others potentially end up in museums,
documenting landmarks from eras of yesteryear.
The latter, after have been found intriguing and harvested by an eager curator,
become exhibits and experiences for those that appreciate the preservation
of precious things. If there is nothing new under the Sun,
then there should be no problem accepting the fact that the songs
contained in this aural elixir are anything but that. Ironically, dated… they are not.
Therein lies the beauty of being ahead of one's time.
Several works represented here are more than a decade beyond their
original release years, yet they are light years away from many tunes
heard in today's conventional establishments,thus providing the reason, and the rhyme for the alternative. This kosmik occasion includes Africans, Asians,Australians and
Europeans, representing a wide spectrum for the palette.
Headbangers by Taylor McFerrin and E.Badu envelop broken joints by UK heroes the Bugz, Jazzanova and Beady Belle.
ATLien Justin C. Gilbert's keys and the STLien Bradd Young's vocals
make for a proper romp in the sack, after the frequency foreplay paves
the way by third eye(and ear) by openers from other dimensional GB, and Jesse Fischer's melted veins. The die and spell has been cast, come get a fix.
68th Dimension- GB
Vein Melter- Jesse Fischer & Sly5thAve
Decisions- Taylor McFerrin ft. Emily King
So Sweet- Brad Young
By Fire- Hiatus Kaiyote
Mister Magic- Lauren Desberg
Soulful Jazzy House- Jafrosax ft. Yukimi Nagano
Mister Magic- Lauren Desberg
Moderation(extended remix)- Beady Belle
No Use (Lensco remix)- Jazzanova ft. Clara Hil
Red Handed- Bugz in the Attic
The Cosmic Laws- P'taah ft. Monday Michiru
Sun Moon Child- Imani Uzuri
Gimme What You Got - Justin C. Gilbert
Don't Explain (Dzihan & Kamien Remix)- Billie Holiday
Sweet Melodies- Julie Dexter
Hello- Erykah Badu ft. Andre 3000
There's Nothing Like This- Omar ft. Pino Palladino
December 08, 2015 03:08 PM PST
So, it would appear that this selector likes a certain set of sounds, rhythms, and time signatures in the 'records' that makes up the sum of a particular ' collection'. These similarities often resonate with a season or spell,such as the fall making way for winter, and during these times it's quite possible to find oneself shifting between hopeless romantic and melancholy optimist. Brown crumpled leaves and crisp clean air pair well with waltzes and suites, breaks and bonus beats like the ones you may hear here by international acts Koop & Cecelia Stalin, Kyoto Jazz Massive & Nicola Conte, or perhaps PPP,Moonchild, The Roots and Atlanta's Dangerfeel Newbies plus Justin C. Gilbert. There are also some Acid Jazzy Soulful gems in the form of Laurnea(produced by Omar from the UK), and turntablism from Jazzy Jeff appearing with Nuyorican Soul. The first Holidaze mix was recorded five years ago and
while the apparent leitmotif in this case are the recurring artists in the episodes, the not so obvious one is the warm fuzzy feeling which invokes warm beverages, fireplaces and closeness with loved ones. With that, Namaste and Uangaze...enjoy!
October 03, 2015 08:57 PM PDT
The spirit and/or soul of mankind throughout time has often been considered elusive, a destination of sorts only available to the mystic or perhaps an unattainable state of profundity. It would seem that enlightenment is a place where ascended masters in 'Heaven' dwell, yet this ideology is a self inflicted mental handicap. As long as being deep is not an option for the average human being then the being remains average at best. This podcaster would like to present an alternative to that school of thought, and open the gates to boldly go where no mix has gone before, into the ether via your eardrums. I profess that you are the master of your destiny. The one you've been waiting for is in the mirror, asking for your allowance to come forth.
This episode could very well assist with a breakthrough, with gems from Jazzanova, Ibeyi and Atlanta's Anthony David. D'Angelo, Moonchild, and Groove Collective also add eclectic grooves as well as a haunting duet from father and son, Bobby and Taylor McFerrin. P'taah (aka Chris Bræn) describes the Sun's Departure just after the supermoon has come and gone. Celestial songs await you, press play and enjoy!
August 14, 2015 02:32 AM PDT
It has been said that one picture can say a thousand words, and if that is so then it is
probably safe to assume that mental pictures could very well speak thousands exponentially.
Such is par for the course as pictures themselves are but mere images or vibrations slowed down and captured,
and are often accompanied by an audible component. Music, for me, when mixed live or in a recording
is usually a collage of days gone by as well as the possibility of those yet to come, perhaps in an alternate reality or fantasy
complete with an aroma,and an undeniable, underlying emotional texture.
As my solar return is on the horizon, I reflect on the past year, with all of its triumphs and defeats,
lessons and losses, as well as those from times past, including a five year marker,and what I was doing
twenty years ago. All of it combined calls for a gratitudinous,regretful,happy yet melancholy
array of lush chords and basslines, creating a rollercoaster ride of feeling with several possible alternate
endings. The beauty of art is just that. It may start as one thing but is left for interpretation by its beholders,
and can invoke infinite possibilities as to its meaning. With that, I will allow these tunes to
describe scenarios with words spoken and some not, as I project my imprint into the psyche of those
that dare to daydream. Gems from groups Koop, Sonzeira, & Hiatus Kaiyote only skim the surface of the
treasures embedded in this mix, as Atlanta based artists like Gwen Bunn,
Khari Cabral Simmons, Emdee Brown and Carmen Rodgers have also influenced my pallette in the recent
past, making the flavors sizzle that much more. Speaking of which, both nuyorican and UK Soul make their
way into the pot as well for the well rounded travelers' appetite, and I do hope that it is whet accordingly.
Indulge. Imbibe. Injoy.
May 27, 2015 03:56 PM PDT
The new year is upon us. Yes,the real new year,not the plagued by cold fronts and blizzards,
but the time of year when flowers are in bloom, birds harmonize in unison, and the air is
breathable. With it comes the merging of frequencies where those that were formerly in
hibernation rise from their cocoons and take flight. This mix is both hot and cool, prompting
one to dance, or perhaps sway while sitting still. Percussion and more is found with Yoruba Records gems
along with UK stars 4 Hero and Omar,KJM, Ben Westbeech and an oldie but goodie for Dorian...
as these passing days make up this thing called life. Shazzam the tracks, support the artists,
spread liberally,and repeat.NAMASTE!
April 24, 2015 11:09 PM PDT
Silence is golden, as are the the nuggets in the form of
spaces in between the notes while listening to or playing
music. So much more does the unsaid do to help make phrasings understood,
the telepathy of tunes, if you would. And yet there is even so much more being unsaid during
our daily comings and goings, but somehow we get it, by listening intently,
with our inner parts. This abstract blend of ingredients will challenge
you to do the same, hearing without hearing certain things. The songs speak for themselves
as they float into the ethers... Georgia Anne Muldrow, Moonchild, and Louie Vega's Elements Of Life,
with a sprinkle of some of the UK's finest acts,Jamiroquai, Reel People plus MDCL
who takes us to his ceremonius Church of groove. Get planted, we're diggin' deeper. Namaste.
April 10, 2015 07:14 PM PDT
Ever since there was electricity in the form of airwaves, the world has sought to communicate and project thoughts, feelings, and vibrations, with the hope of a worthy recipient on the opposite end to absorb the message. Conventional radio, originally broadcasted via towers and transmitters, became a current which could be felt and interpreted with wire antennae. This medium, often commercially driven, lucrative, and at times corrupt in practice saw its ascent, peak, and the beginning of its decline all during the 20th century.
Then… the current went underground. The desire and need to be free of a federally controlled, and caste system-like monopoly gave birth to an assortment of alternative means for one to be heard. The advent of coaxial cable, fiber optics, and data flowing through phone lines revolutionized the way information, and more importantly, music… was sent and received.
The Soul made a breakthrough.
Satellite, cable and now Internet radio, while different in their applications, yet similar in intent, have slain the all-encompassing ogre and put the power back into the hands of the people it was meant to serve. YOU!
KNOC Radio is the natural progression and brainchild of the people.
KNOC (Keep Nourishing Our Communities) has emerged from the rubble to provide a voice for the unheard. Encouragement of individual expression and attentiveness to one’s Soul is the model for the next millennium through
quality programs on and offline, artistic endeavors and audio on demand.
A nu standard in radio has arrived.
My first internet based radio show was called "Eklektika", co-hosted with comedian/filmmaker Kenny Kinds,
and afterwards there was "Knocturnal Sunshine", a ray of light in the night, featuring Soul, Acid Jazz, Lounge and more.
I buried the show after the passing of a dear friend at the hands of the police, and it is now
reborn,infused with healing energy to make the world a better place from my stance of
Indulge in this mix as it blurs genres, color lines, and periods in time....some new,some olde,
an exploration at its best. No track list will be put up, if you like a song, Shazzam it, then
buy it. That is all...enjoy.
(Spoiler alert: Jose James, Fertile Ground, Roni Size, Marc Cary, and a couple of songs regarding the act of kissing all appear here...)
March 14, 2015 08:25 AM PDT
The 'spiritual' realm is term that is perpetually elusive to most, yet is a constant dwelling place for some others. For those that reside in innerspace, it is not uncommon to convey its magnificence to destinations that are less than stellar, hoping to offer a glimpse of something...more. Those of us that are charged with this task eagerly deliver the goods, intact and unadulterated so that the recipients of the vibrations are attuned accordingly. This blend of Soul, Salsa, and (Acid)Jazz features tunes from nu skool genre benders Slakah the Beatchild and Taylor McFerrin, Soul from Dwele and D'angelo, Asian Electronica from Kyoto Jazz Massive and Yukihiro Fukutomi, and Nuyorican flavor from Elements of Life with a special remix of the classic straight ahead tune "Take five" originally recorded by Dave Brubeck. If you so happen to like it, support it, however you can. You have the power, so invoke it.
"The Soul Safari" is an ongoing compilation of selections from the private collection of deejay/producer Enoch IS Real, inspired by the live event of the same name. Hear healing vibrations in various dialects and genres ranging from Acid Jazz to Afro Beat,House to Bossa Nova,Drum&Bass to eclectic,rare & Nu soul, blended mixed without commercials,without fail. Subscribe now with either iTunes,Gmail,or Yahoo...
Enoch IS Real!
Metaphysical musician, producer, and deejay, Enoch IS Real is the go-to-guy for an alternative, above & underground fusion of the right elements for a cosmic occasion. His spin style, ACIDAFROBASSBROKENSOUL, is a combination of Acid Jazz & Broken Beat from the UK, Afro Beat from the Congo, Bossa Nova from below the equator and classic and Nu Soul from the depths of spirit worldwide. He has been hailed by entertainment editor of The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Kevin Johnson, as "St. Louis's most under-recognized DJ" and was awarded DJ of the Year by St. Louis Black Pride for 2009.
Enoch has shared the decks and stages with some of the industry’s most prominent musicians, deejays and producers on the Dance and Soul scenes including but not limited to Rich Medina, Osunlade, Questlove,Kerri Chandler, and Vikter Duplaix, and has opened concerts for Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green, Raphael Saadiq, Julie Dexter, Anthony Hamilton, Kindred The Family Soul and Eric Roberson just to name a few. Enoch’s production as a recording artist fuses turntablism and sampling with live instrumentation for an eclectic Acid Jazz sound incorporating Dance, Latin and atmospheric elements into his recordings.
Enoch is also a Reiki practitioner, and approaches his craft from a spiritual perspective, incorporating energy work, universal melodic vibrations, and environmental soundscapes to help heal the planet, one song at a time. His monthly event, “Global Warmth: the listening party that embraces us all” includes a multi-genre spin, live art, performances and drummers, and has an accompanying podcast of the same name with international listeners in numerous countries and six continents.
Enoch has rapidly become a staple on his hometown of St. Louis’s nightlife scene and is now a resident of the culturally rich Atlanta, GA. He has provided the musical backdrop for various Spoken Word functions, private events, exhibit openings and eclectic lounges, and has been the music coordinator for several fashion shows, exercise classes, and scored soundtracks for independent short films.
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