SOUL SIDES DIGITAL STORE

Thanks to DJ Icewater up in Oakland, Soul Sides now has seven of its cataloged mix-CDs online for digital download.

Format: 256 rate, LAME encoded MP3s (sorry, no alternatives available right now but hey, it’s the same as Amazon.com).

(Click CD image for description of mixtape. Order here).

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MUXOLOGY

Hua put me up on this new experiment in social music networking: muxtape.com.

I’ve gone ahead and created my first Soul Sides Muxtape, filled with a bunch of goodies, a few songs I’ve written about but most of them I’ve yet to yap about here. Consider it the preview.

I like the lo-tech quality of the site and its basic concept but seriously, would it kill them to throw in a search function? Random play is not a bad idea in principle but I still like some level of organization. And while we’re whining, it’d be […]

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ICEWATER AND THE POSSE THROW IT BACK


DJ Icewater feat. Chioke and Sizwe: Throwback Vol. 1 (snippet)
From Throwback Vol. 1 (2007)

Uh, ok…late pass. Apparently, this came out last April but I only got familiar recently and alas, it’s not even avail through Icewater’s mixtape site anymore 🙁

Just some quick history: I’ve known Icewater since the ’90s, when he was interning for Solesides/Quannum in Berkeley. He’s always been one of my favorite DJs and frankly, dude is just a funny, good-natured guy. He’s also handled my mixtapes for several years now, both CD and digital form so I got nothing […]

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SOUL SIDES DIGITAL DOWNLOADS + FIRE SALE

You asked for it. Now we’re delivering.

Thanks to my old friend DJ Icewater, I can now sell many of my past mix-CDs in a digital download format. Sad as I am that physical media (for some) is going the way of the dodo, at least I can stop dealing with stuff going out of stock.

Soul Sides Digi Style

Currently, there are four CDs available there: Incognitos Redux and Deep Covers most of you should already know about. But I’m finally able to bring two other CDs back into rotation. More on this in […]

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BACK TO THE GM



Aaron Neville: She Took You For a Ride
From Tell It Like It Is (Par-lo, 1966)

Quantic Soul Orchestra: Tropidelico
From Tropidelico (Tru Thoughts, 2007)

The B.U.M.S.: West Coast Smack
From Lyfe N’ Tyme (1995)

DJ Shadow: Best of the KMEL Mixes Part 1 (snippet)
From The 4-Track Era (DJ Shadow, 2007)

Crystal Mansion: And It Will Take Your Breath Away
From S/T (Rare Earth, 1972)

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these GM posts but I was recently in the Bay Area on a short holiday/family trip and, of course, […]

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BIRTHDAY BASH

In celebration of my 35th, I decided to share a present with ya’ll: a digitized copy of my first funk/soul/jazz mix-CD, Soul Symphony. I originally put this out back in the ’90s (at this point, I can’t even remember when) and have never brought it back into rotation. It was a concept mix of a sort and rather appropriate with Soul Sides itself since all the music on here was inspired by Sole Sides, the Bay Area indie hip-hop label whose name obviously inspired mine. Sample hounds will enjoy this but it’s also got some great […]

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Incognitos Redux Back in Stock


It only took, um, a few years but I finally put Incognitos Redux, my rare rap CD, back in stock.

As an incentive, here’s one of the songs featured:

De La Soul: Double Huey Skit
From 12″, test pressings of “Say No Go” (Tommy Boy, 1988)

As I note in the liners for the mix-CD: “The “Baby Huey Skit” was introduced to me by Jeff “DJ Zen” Chang way back in the day. He knew I was a De La Soul fan and wanted to hep me to something that I didn’t know about […]

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