Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Turntable Tuesdays: Brotha Onaci: Trans∆itions

Each Tuesday, we pay homage to some of the mixmasters in the DJ world who have good ears for music and flare on the wheels. "Turntable Liberationist" Brotha Onaci is one of those who displays skill and helps to keep me on my toes, introducing me to more great music. Here's what he had to say to describe his Trans∆itions: A Summer-Fall Mixtape;

This mix is about the tension and harmony between seasons, facets of the self, and the continuum of existence. The music featured here moves across a variety of (sub)genres and styles to highlight the melancholy, joy, love, rejection, and other emotions that compete for our total attention at any given moment. More importantly, these songs transport listeners across state-constructed borders and lifts them beyond the gravitational pull of planets. The tracks work together to obliterate time and space as we know it, thanks to the various vessels through which this audio communication was gifted to us.

Several inspirational people transitioned back to the spiritual essence during the long process of curating this mix. Some were personal friends and acquaintances. Others existed outside of my personal space. All taught me some important lessons about humanity and provided glimpses of how we can work together to heal it from its current ills. I dedicate this mix to them, as well as to my people who still travel with me in their earthly form. Some of you just arrived. Others have been here for a few years. I love and cherish you all.

Trans∆itions by Brotha Onaci on Mixcloud

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