Thursday, January 29, 2009

Freddie Hubbard (April 7,1938 - December 29, 2008)

It was a big shock for me to find out weeks after the fact that legendary Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard passed away. I have a few of his vinyl records in my collection and enjoyed hearing him play with the Blue Note Records family. If you're not familiar with who he is and his music, check out this gem. For those who are familiar, enjoy this again and again.

Freddie Hubbard - "The Body and the Soul"


This is a compilation of vocal tracks and instrumentals I put together so the listener(s) would hear music that makes them think about things from the past to improve on areas in life (be it good or bad) and make changes, if needed, to make a better future. This is a mix you can listen to while sipping a cup of warm tea and meditate, or after a long day at work to help you unwind.

1. 4 Hero - Golden Age of Life
2. DJ Cam ft. Anggun - Summer In Paris
3. Marvelous - Sunshine Baby
4. Roy Ayers - I Am Your Mind (Pt.2)
5. Jaguar Wright - Self Love
6. Nuspirit Helsinki - Subzero
7. Shaun Escoffery - Let It Go
8. Marvin Gaye - Life Is For Learning
9. Mos Def - Umi Says
10. Herbie Hancock ft. Chaka Khan - The Essence (DJ Krush Main Mix)
11. Mr. Hermano - Free As The Morning Sun (Full Vocal Mix)
12. Fenomenon - Pacific Memories
13. Fertile Ground - Sentimental Groove

Download here: Reflections

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NuSoul Blend 8

This is one of the mixes from my NuSoul (NOT "Neo-Soul") series. Track listing is as follows...

1. Jneiro Jarel ft. Vinia Mojica - Big Bounce Theory
2. Erykah Badu - Honey
3. Sy Smith - Fly Away
4. Bilal Salaam - Noohustle
5. Coultrain - Endangered Species (Danger)
6. Pete Rock ft. Chip-Fu & Renee Neufville - Ready Fe War
7. Freddie Kruger ft. Desmond Foster - Over The Ocean
8. Rodney Hunter ft. Aphrodelics - Glamour Girl
9. Zap Mama - 1,000 Ways
10. Aya - Looking For The Sun
11. Alice Russell - Hurry Home (TN Juke Mix)
12. Little Dragon - Recommendation
13. Raphael Saadiq ft. Ledisi & Goapele - Different Times
14. J-Dilla - Crushin'
15. Grooveman Spot ft. Yoshika - Love Is In The Way
16. Ge-ology - Black Light Purple
17. Ledisi - Think of You
18. Sizzla - Give Me A Try
19. Jennifer Johns - O Whoa

Download here: NuSoul Blend 8

J-Dilla Tribute Mix Pt.1 by DJ Kool Emdee

Early February marks the birthday and 3 year anniversary of the passing of James Yancey (2/7/74 - 2/10/06) a.k.a. J-Dilla/Jay Dee. J-Dilla was known by fans as the greatest Hip-Hop producer of all time, commonly reffered to as the "G.O.A.T." He has produced tracks or did remixes for Slum Village, Erykah Badu, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Janet Jackson, Talib Kweli, Amp Fiddler, and many more. With his birthday approaching, I decided to post a mix I did some time back for an event that featured a tribute to the late producer, entitled J-Dilla Tribute Mix Pt.1. For info on the upcoming tribute weekend (2/7/09 - 2/10/09), log on to Reloaded2009 Part two of the mix will be posted soon.

Download here: J-Dilla Tribute Mix Pt.1

WELCOME: My first post


Just want to welcome all those who have visited and to look forward to some treats that will follow in the weeks to come. To get you started, take a listen to my podcasts in the link posted below.

Emdee's Podcasts


P.S. You can also listen to them in the player at the bottom of the page.