Episode 11 comes from DJ Phils

A regular record enthusiast operating out of Detroit, Michigan, DJ Phils has been spinning around the Motor City area for a very long time.

Featured is a 1 hour absolutely sleazy mix he threw together for The Drop Vinyl. Keep on the look out for new mixes/music and feel free to reach out by email or the social media/internet.

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Track list

Siren – all is forgiven (mercury)

Ymo – behind the mask (A&M)

Deliverance – prince of the galaxies (columbia)

Messerschmitt – hold on i’m coming (rocktopus)

Sly fox – lets go all the way (capitol)

Paul gardiner – no sense (numa)

Irmin schmidt – roll on euphrates (WUA GmbH)

27 – castastrophe (tremor)

Colors – jealousy (infinite)

Bearz – she’s my girl (axis)

Homework – feelin’ fine (monday)

Eddie jobson – zinc (residential mix) (capitol)

Nicky robson – stars (scratch)

Fighting machine – fighting machine (columbia)

Nina hagen – african reggae (CBS)

Paul gardiner – stormtrooper in drag (beggars banquet)

Kix – body talk (atlantic)

Barry gibb – fine line (extended mix) (MCA)

Menudo – when i dance with you (RCA)

Robin gibb – hearts on fire (polydor)

Kiz – mein herz ist klein (CBS GmbH)

Alan sorrenti – per sempre tu (EMI)

Nick lowe – cracking up (radarscope)

Episode 10 comes from ACTUALsize

Thomas Draudt, aka ACTUALsize, is a filmmaker and television producer/director who has been an active vinyl collector and DJ for over 40 years. Thom lived in San Francisco in the 90’s. He expanded his musical horizons and developed his DJ skills and musical vocabulary with all the positive musical influences that the Bay Area offers. Thom is now back in Massachusetts, in the state where he got his DJing start, on the airwaves of WMUA at UMass, Amherst. His most recent documentary is THE HUSTLE IS REAL, a short film on DJ Prestige. www.thomasdraudt.com/hustle/

Look out the window and fly into musical possibilities across the globe. 
Connect through a mix of funky global soul vibrations. Border-crossing, genre-busting contrasts and similarities inna Actual Size style. There are no limits -only magical outernational excursions of collective power through music.

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Track list

Elijah Minnelli – Venn Diagram (Breadminster County Council)

Liam Baily – Champion (Big Crown)

Y-Bayani & His Band Of Enlightenment, Reason, & Love -Obar No NI (Philophon)

Alogte Oho & his Sounds Of Joy – Yu Ya Yumma (Philophon)

Frente Cumbiero & Mad Professor – La Bocachico (La Roma)

Grupo La Droga – La Chicharra (VampiSoul)

Mahmoud Ahmed & Equators Band – Aynotché Tèrabu (Mr. Bongo)

Y-Bayani & His Band Of Enlightment, Reason, and Love – Get Away (Philophon)

The Mighty Mocambos -The Take Off part 1 (Mocambo)

The Ethiopian Brothers -Ashadwa (Mushi 45)

Silver Apples – Oscillations (Kapp)

Delvon Lamar Organ Trio – Cold As Weiss (Colemine)

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Rhapsody In Berlin Part 1 (Philophon)

Dexter Story feat. Kamasi Washington – Wejene (Soundway)

Grupo La Droga -El Avioncito (Vampisoul)

Mulatu Astatke – Assiyo Bellema (Mr. Bongo)

Ozdemir Erdogan – Zenci Yuruyusu (Arsivplak)

Vaudou Game – La Vie C’est Bon (Hot Casa)

Cymande -Brothers On The Slide (GRT)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity -Life Is Just A Moment Part 1 (Polydor)

The Sorcerers – Summoning The Monkey God (ATA)

Liam Baily, with Black Thought – Champion (Big Crown)

Elijah Minnelli – Venn Diagram in Dub (Breadminster County Council)

Episode 9 comes from Jaz

JAZ is a NY-based DJ, collector, and Episcopal Minister (exploring the places where Cosmic Disco and the insights of the English Reformation overlap). Known for his off-the-wall edits (on such esteemed labels as Rotating Souls, Universal Cave, Sixty Five, and STUDS) and eclectic mixes, here he pulls out a bunch of 7″s for a fun and funky world tour.

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Track list

Albatros – Africa (Carosello)

Dreamworld – Summerdays (Vertigo)

Nightbirds – Undertow (Injection Disco Dance Label)

Sidney Owens & North South Connection – Sputnik (Moving Up)

Ozo – Listen to the Buddha (DJM Records)

Noosha Fox – The Heat Is On (Chrysalis)

Bolao – Sem Querer (RCA)

Eric Hine – After Dark (Montage)

Olivier Dassault et Philippe D’Aram – Le Chien (Disc’Az)

Richie S. – African Dance (Private I Records)

Amy Cooper – Music (Mit)

Bjorn Holm – Tid Att Sta Stilla (Sonet)

Orient Express – Everybody Needs It (Polydor)

Dollar – Star Control (Carrere)

Silvana – Couer Bongo (Carrere)

Solcyst – Silver Satin (Carrere)

Under Final – Tell Me Now (Ricordi)

Charles Ferguson & Company – I Wonder Where She’s Gone (Vision’s Express Records)

Miharu Koshi – Scandal Night (Pick Up Records)

Mandrake – Break in Love (Carrere)

Amadeo – Dance the Funky Boogie (Disques Ibach)

Riccardo Wolf – Hot Trash (Sound Of The Sphinx)

D. J. Cioni – Smoke the Funk (For Sale)

Loris Ceroni – For Dancing (Strjx Records)

Mare – Le Figlie Del Vento (@ -12) (Disco Più)

Jo Squillo – Avventurieri (Polydor)

Patrizia Pellegrino – Automaticamore (CGD)

Judy Larsen – Easy Dreaming (Music Land)

Andy Nelson – Bionic Eyes (Carrere)

Helicopters – Solid State Logic (EMI)

Seaboard Coastliners – Dance Dance (All Night Long) (Mayhams Collegiate Records)

Episode 8 comes from Automaticamore

Automaticamore is Diana McNally, a Toronto, Canada-based DJ, record collector, housing advocate, and all around-oddball (her description) specializing in all-vinyl sets of Italo, Canadian disco, New Beat, and synth-pop.

This mix is a gorgeous selection of Canadian and Quebecois synth and disco 45s.

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Track list

Sonia – Sur Ma Musique (Arabella)

Alec Mansion – Laid, Bête Et Méchant (Impression)

Marie-Lyne – Iti (T’es Mon Ami) (Pro-Culture)

Sophie Stanke – L’Amour D’une Diva (Six A.M. Records)

Estelle Reich – Completement Gaga (Tracey Records)

Roxane – Secret D’etat (CTC Productions)

Eric Eliott – Cherie Noire (Kébec-Disc)

Corynne Charby – Boule De Flipper (Trafic)

Telex – L’Amour Toujours (Pick Up Records)

Artefact – M.A.E. (Dorian)

Ishtar – Ca Va Craquer (Vertigo)

Etienne Daho – Epaule Tattoo (Virgin)

Chiffon – Etat De Choc (Pro-Culture)

1ere Classe – Poupée Flash (WEA)

Rational Youth – Cité Phosphore (Yul Records)

Alice Elysee – Lolita (Bodisc)

1ere Classe – Tous Les Jours (WEA)

Arnold Turboust – De Ma Fenêtre (Trafic)

Episode 7 comes from Ms. 45

The mysterious Ms. 45 is deep collector known to pop up wherever you find treasure troves of wax in the North Eastern United States. This mix spans the wide range of genres that she traverses, everything from Earth shattering gospel, soulful reggae, heavy Afrofunk, and onward to Italo Disco, New Wave, and punk.

Track list

Big Mama Thornton And Her Hounddogs – Wade In The Water (Arhoolie Records)

Sophisticated Ladies – This Ain’t Really Love (Reflection Records)

Della Reese – Compared To What (Avco Embassy)

Patti Jo – Make Me Believe In You (Wand)

Sam Cooke With Karl Bryan And The Afrokats – Lost And Lookin’ (Studio ?)

Merva Grier – Feeling Like A Million (Music Works Records)

Valerie Stuart & Black Heart – Flirt (Darkstar Records)

Janet Kay – Imagine That (Solid Groove Records)

Margie Evans – Good Feeling (United Artists)

Jeannie Reynolds – The Phones Been Jumping All Day (Casablanca)

Marsha Hunt – (Oh, No! Not) The Beast Day (Vertigo)

Valeria Mongardini – Mujer Americana (RCA)

Rosetta Hightower – Come Together (CBS)

Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice (Geffen)

Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg! (Frotee)

Sinéad O’Connor – I Am Stretched On Your Grave (One Little Indian)

PJ Harvey – 50ft Queenie (Island)

Jean Kassapian – The Snake (Kassap Records)

Laid Back – White Horse (Sire)

Paul Paul – Good Times (Discogmagic Records)

Nina Hagen – Cosma Shiva (CBS)

Carmen – Time To Move (Presents Records)

Orgone – Strike (Colemine)

The Coup – The Guillotine (Anti)

Spanglish Fly – Think (Pensamiento) (Electric Cowbell)

The Smiths – Ask (Rough Trade)

Aurita Castillo Y Su Conjunto – Chambacu (Fuentes)

Snatch – All I Want (Lightning Records)

Downtown Boys – Maldito (Radical Empathy)

James Brown And The Famous Flames – Just You & Me, Darling (King)

Curtis Blandon – Young, Dumb (Tower)

Della Reese With The Bobby Bryant Quintet – Solitary Woman (ABC)

Doris Troy – Kill Them All! (General Music)

Chiemi Eri – Otemoyan (King Records)

Dusty Springfield – Spooky (Philips)

Betty Harris – Mo Jo Hannah (Jubilee)

Jimmy McCracklin – Georgia Slop (Mercury)

The Tammys – Egyptian Shumba (United Artists)

The Cookies – Chains (Dimension)

Keanya Collins – You Don’t Own Me (ITCC)

Stevie Nicks – Edge Of Seventeen (Atlantic)

Episode 6 comes from DJ Angel Figueroa out of Chiba, Japan.

Strongly influenced from an early age by music-loving parents from Jamaica and Cuba, it was only natural for Angel Figueroa to end up deejaying. He started in Seoul, Korea in the mid 1990s. Currently a resident of Japan, where he teaches at Josai International University, he has had a long side-career as salsa DJ and event producer, especially in Osaka.

A keen collector of Japanese Latin music, Angel aspires to one day produce a compilation of rare Japanese Latin songs.

In the early days of his DJ career, Angel relied on CDs as his sole media format. It was not until the late 2010s that he started collecting records in search of more obscure material. During this time, he also expanded into acid/club jazz and electronica, as well as Jamaican and African music. Recently, he has been growing his collection of 7” vinyl, especially in afro-funk, from which he compiled the pool of tracks for this mix.

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Track list

Amamita – Makossa [intro]

Heroes of Limbo – Madchester Woman (Matasuna Records)

STEPAK-TAKRAW – Yellow & Green (Soul Garden Records)

Oghene Kologbo & Afrobeat Academy – We Dey Suffa (Rabbi Records)

Jungle Fire – La Kossa (Colemine Records)

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band – Jibiti (Bosq Remix) (Ubiquity Records)

Ikebe Shakedown – Assassin (Colemine Records)

Akin and The Afrobeat Brothers – Boomerang (Enlace Funk)

Mr. Confuse – Against All Odds (Confunktion Records)

The Ethiopian Brothers – Ashadwa (Mushi 45)

Nkumba System – Amanecer Despiértame (Okra)

Kaleta & Super Yamba Band – Mr. Diva (Ubiquity Records)

Zè Bigode – Tikulafe (Little Beat More)

The Tibbs – Lies (Record Kicks)

Omar Gaindefall – Mama Africa (Key Of Life)

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Kpede Do Gbe Houenou (Acid Jazz)

Superfónicos – Tropidélico (Public Hi-Fi)

Ipa-Boogie – Get the Music Now (Acid Jazz)

Afro Begue – Boula Niit Tognie (Playwright)

Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Jewels (Names You Can Trust)

Mr. Confuse – Spinning Around (Confunktion Records)

Black Market Brass – The Thick (Colemine Records)

Conjunto Jovens Africanos – Volta Pa Terra (Ostinato Records)

Dereb the Ambassador – Mewuded Lemejemer (Duck Soup Productions)

Episode 5 comes from Will Martin out of Oakland, California.

Will has been collecting records since the tender age of 15 when an early obsession with Jungle/Drum and Bass opened his ears to all variety of danceable music. While throwing underground parties in Boston, Massachusetts, he met and formed a close friendship and musical partnership with fellow Bostonian John Barera. Their first release landed them smack in the center of Steffi’s Panorama Bar mix, with subsequent releases on her Dolly label as well as cult favorites Argot, 2MR, and John Barera’s Supply Records.

After moving to Brooklyn, Will started Firm Tracks, a label dedicated to put out debut releases of new and emerging artists. There he helped launch the careers of beloved midwest fixtures Ali Berger, and Davis Galvin, among others.

Today he lives in beautiful Northern California with his 2 year old daughter, where he splits his time between digging for the best records and the best burritos he can find.

Keep up at
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Track list

Boy Dude – Cosmic Lines (CQQL)

Moon Tan – Gel Dust (Red Motorbike)

Chocolate Snow – A Day In The Life (Fryers Records)

Exit – Detroit Leaning (Superior Elevation Records)

Sharon Forrester – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (Dice)

The Ramada Singers – Wade In The Water (Su-Ann)

The Pendeltons (feat. K-Maxx) – Can’t Nobody (Voltaire Records)

Lowrell Simon – Love Massage (Zoo York Records)

Tasha Thomas – Stay With Me(Disco) (Buddah Records)

Flyte Tyme – I’ve Got You On My Mind (Numero Group)

E’lan – No Limit(Extended Mix) (Boogie Time Records)

Dr. Otto Gomez – Love Junkie (People’s Potential Unlimited)

Morris Mobley – What’s On Your Mind(Late Night Dub) (CQQL)

Santo & Johnny – Sleep Walk (Canadian American Records)

Episode 4 comes from DJ Nik!

This set of monster rare Latin 45s was recorded live streaming on the Cobeat Party Facebook group. Cobeat Party is the meeting place of tens of thousands of salsa lovers from around the world with DJ sets regularly streaming from some of the world’s best salsa DJs.

DJ Nik has been spinning and passionately collecting salsa, mambo, and Afro-Caribbean music for over 20 years. Ever since he purchased his first salsa album in 1999 (Angel Canales – Sabor), he was hooked. Originally based out of Boston and NYC, Nik has spent the last 17 years living in the San Francisco Bay Area in semi-DJ retirement and enjoying the absence of snow. In addition to over 100 nightclub and social dance party gigs, DJ Nik has played at numerous major salsa events, including the West Coast (Los Angeles), East Coast (New York), and San Francisco Salsa Congresses. He was also the head DJ for the Boston Salsa Congress (2004 and 2005) and a regular guest DJ at the world-famous Jimmy Anton Sunday Social in NYC. Now he enjoys Facebook live #COBEAT Party sets and hopes to play at local dance socials very soon. He is planning a European vinyl DJ tour in 2022/2023!

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Track list

Sonora Poderosa – Guajira Islena (Tropical)

Orq. Nueva Vida – Don Lengua (Tamayo)

Hermanos Baca – Entre Rejas (Hnos. Baca)

Los Arco Iris – Mi Ritmo Guaguanco (Tamayo)

Laba Sosseh Orch. – Yo Sin (Sacodis)

Conjunto Las Aguilas – La Salvaje (Doremi)

Les Super Jaguars – Amy Ne Na (Antilles Disques)

Piro Mantilla – Vuelve (PM Record)

Alonso Guarin – Dime Gaviota (INS)

Joe Baerga Orch. – Guaguanco Bonito (ELI Records)

Los Sobrinos del Juez – Mortifica (RCA)

Orq. Innovacion – Amigos (Melon)

Johnny Zamot – Historia de los Cueros (7-11)

Orch. Poly Ritmo – Guanteque Campesino (Alibarka Store)

Les Super Messagers du Benin – Yokpo Se Ho Tche (MB 001)

Grupo Maya – Aruba Querida (Colruba)

Les Volcans – Jomido (VG EP)

Latin Quarters – Mambito (Red Bird)

Orq. Fecco’s Combo – No Hard Feelings (Same Records)

Orq. La Moderna – Nunca se Acabara (Horoscopo)

Gonzy Figueroa – Quisiera no Puedo (Frama)

Hermanos Miranda – Oye Mi Ruego (Miranda)

Orq. Felicidad – Griselda (Piedra)

Super Combo Kastaneer – Kwa Kwa (Acta)

Marco Rizo – Rumbambu (SMC)

Los Clarks – Mani Picado (CBS)

Orq. Dee Jay – Dona Paula (Mango)

Orq Caribe – Lo Nuestro Termino (PDC)

La Compania w Nino Jesus – Poblacion Habanera (LC Records)

Ray Cruz y su Orq – La Sociedad (Omayra)

Sexteto Pabon – NoTe Vuelvo a Querer (Pabon Records)

Episode 3 comes from Stray Current Records head D. Briggs.

D. Briggs is a DJ and producer living in Queens, NY, USA. He has released records on Dailysession Records, Peace and Rhythm, and his own label “Stray Current Records”.

His newest full length record is available digitally on Bandcamp.

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Track list

Scott Grooves – Oceans of Thoughts and Dreams (From The Studio Of Scott Grooves)

Soul Supreme – Let’s Ride (Soul Supreme Records)

Brick – Southern Sunset (Bang Records)

Richard Hewson Orchestra – Love Bite (Splash Records)

Majik – Back Into Your Heart (Hi Records)

Crown Heights Affair – Say a Prayer For Two (De-Lite Records)

The Willow Band – Willowman (Epic)

The LTG Exchange – Corazon (Fania Records)

Rare Earth – I Just Want to Celebrate (Rare Earth)

“Fats” Greene – “Fats” Shake ‘M Up (Camille Records)

Timmy Thomas – Funky Me (Glades)

Sly5thAve + DJ Center – Paradise (Push the Fader)

Caserta – Luther (Bridge Boots)

Lynda Dawn – Roses (Extra Soul Perception)

Bobby Womack – Git It (United Artists Records)

Episode 2 comes from Soul Tune Records head Niclas Wretelid out of Stockholm, Sweden.

Wretelid has been DJing since the late 80s and in 1995 opened a record store called Street Level, which quickly became the go-to store for the Swedish Hip Hop and the Rare Groove crowd. In 1997 he co-founded Homebrew Records and toured DJing for Homebrew artist Growin Pains.

Fast forward to 2018 when Wretelid started Soul Tune Records to find both new and established singers with a voice that captures your soul. As a producer, composer, and multi instrumentalist, Wretelid shapes every Soul Tune release.

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Track list

The Diplomats – I’ve Got The Kind Of Love (CBS)

The Montclairs ‎– All I Really Care About (Is You) (Paula Records)

The Brothers of Soul – Can’t Get You Off of My Mind (Boo)

Dove & The Vatones – Don’t Take Your Arms Away From Me (Noriega)

Robert Tanner – Sweet Memories (Megatone)

Delilah Moore – I’ll Just Walk Away (Money Records)

Joe Williams And The Jazz Orchestra – Get Out Of My Life (Solid State Records)

Gloria Taylor – Deep Inside You (Selector Sound)

Jo Armstead – A Stone Good Lover (Giant Records)

The World’s Funkiest Band – When You’re Alone ( California Gold)

Zé Roberto – Lotus 72 D (RCA)

The Beginning Of The End – Doin’ The Funky Do (Alston Records)

Matata – Wanna Do My Thing (President Records)

The Randalls – Slums Of The City (Avalanche)

Rhythm Masters – Black Conversation (Success Records)

Soul Swingers – Ca’-Ba’-Dab (Topaz Records)

The New Jersey Queens – Party And Don’t Worry Bout It (Magnet Records)

Consumer Rapport – Go On With Your Bad Self (Wing And A Prayer)

Magic Sam ‎– I’ll Pay You Back (Minit)

Menahan Street Band – Make The Road By Walking (Dunham / Daptone)

Orchestre Du Bawobab – Kelen Ati Len (Soundway)

Stardust International & Tayfun – As’i Es La Vida (Hendrix Music)

Our kick off episode comes from the curator of The Drop, Studebaker Hawk!

This mix was made entirely with 45s that were subscription picks from The Drop in 2021.

Studebaker Hawk is a DJ, vinyl record dealer, organizer of the Northampton Record Fair, and curator for The Drop Vinyl Subscription Service, as well as one third of the label and DJ crew Peace & Rhythm.

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Track list

Night Owls – Put On Train (F-Spot Records) [Intro]

Napoleon Demps – Norma Jean (Daptone Records)

Night Owls featuring Kendra Morris – School Girl Crush (F-Spot Records)

Eddie C – Believe In Love (Bump’n Grind Wax)

King Steady Beat – El Jaguar (Steady Beat Recordings)

Of Tropique – Zoro (Electric Cowbell)

BT ALC Big Band – The Iguana (Vintage League Music)

Maria Raquel y Sus Maravillas – El Tiempo Se Acabo (Chulo Records)

Quitapenas – Inspiración (Peace & Rhythm)

Tribu Baharu – Baharulogía (Electric Cowbell)

Buyepongo – Cantarito (Peace & Rhythm)

LPT – Somos LPT (Papi Disco’s Manteca Remix) (Bold City Music)

Igor Jadranin – Heavy In Stereo (Star Creature)

Wilson Acevedo – Ritmo Sentimental (Hyperopia / Peace & Rhythm)

LPT – Los Bravos (Bold City Music)

Suspensivos Inflamables featuring Ras Amerlock – Pandemix Sound System (Cosmica Music)

Bubaza – Countdown Dub (All Town Sound)

Ritmos Tropicosmos – Con Cuidado (Discos Mas)

Mickey De Grand – Geraldine (CQQL Records)