4-6-20 Dublab Set

This past Monday, I had a two hour set on Dublab. It opened with a short Bill Withers tribute before moving into some “feel good grooves.” In the second hour, I turned things over to my 15 year old, EMW, who programmed and sequenced a set based around stuff she’s been listening to during lockdown. It’s a family affair.

SPEAKING OF WITHERS…

I totally forgot I made this back ~2015. It’s a mix of some of my favorite Withers’s songs + favorite covers of his songs.

Also, be sure to check out the Heat Rocks episode with Joey Dosik about +justments.

ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE (A BURT BACHARACH MIX)

I originally made this mix for DJ Phatrick’s old Devil’s Pie party. It was wildly fun to research and put together and I still listen to it from time to time, just ’cause. Finally decided to upload it to Mixcloud for public enjoyment.

A NEW COVERS MIX FOR BIG CROWN RADIO

Back when Big Crown went by…another name, I recorded a covers mix for their radio/podcast way back when (whoa, nearly 10 years ago!) As they invited me back to contribute again, I figured…why not go with another covers mix? Hope you all enjoy. (If you prefer to listen as a podcast, link is here).

Real talk: I’m too lazy to write out the tracklisting but I do back announce every song on there!

BETTER THINGS: A SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS TRIBUTE

My friend Jeff Chang says, “don’t despair, create” so here’s my contribution for this holiday week: a simple mix based around 15 of my favorite Sharon Jones and Dap-Kings’ songs.

Annotated tracklisting:

1. Sharon Jones: Hook N Sling Meets The Funky Superfly
2. Sharon Jones: You Better Think Twice

These first two are from Jones’s early years at Desco, where she first met many of the key players who’d later become part of the Dap-Kings. Back then, most of those folks were in a Desco house band called the Soul Providers. Both can be found […]

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HANG ON IN THERE – A MIX BY MICHAEL BARNES

Michael Barnes, of The Melting Pot, has put together a great mix of soul music to soothe our pained souls or, as he puts it, “something to help with your election hangover and help you keep your head up and pushing forward.”

Oh so necessary right now.

END OF SUMMER MIX

Former Soul Sides contributor Eric Luecking just put together an “end of summer” mix for Wax Poetics. Anyone who knows me knows how much I lurve the end o’ summer vibe. Peep:

MILE HIGH (A MINI-MIX)

Mile High by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud

Originally created for the Underground Railroad show but literally assembled on a plane (hence the title). Mostly recent arrivals but a few classics mixed in. The Zeke Strong is for HHH and his newborn son and “Fire Eater” is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Africa.

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IT BEGAN WITH MATTHEW AFRICA

DJ O-Dub: It Began With Matthew Africa by Soul-Sides.Com/O. Wang on Mixcloud

After Matthew Africa passed away in the summer of 2012, his friends all pitched in song ideas for the music that played at his memorial. These were songs we associated with him, learned about from him, remixes he had done, etc. There was over four hours of music and folks had briefly considered using it to create a tribute mix in time for MKA’s birthday […]

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PINOY SOUL

The folks at The Vinyl Factory invited me to contribute to their specialized playlist series and I was happy to oblige by rooting through the crates to come up with ten releases by Filipino and Filipino American artists across the diaspora.