#iTR115 by Chris NG (Melbourne, Australia)
For over 12 years & counting Chris NG has been one of the leaders of the vibrant & ever-changing Melbourne House scene. With a dedication to great music & the art of DJing Chris has gained a reputation for continually pushing new music, creating dance friendly environments & reaching out to a diverse music-loving community.
After heavy involvement in a varied range of iconic projects including Le Soul, Release, Yum Yum & Kiss FM over the past 10 years, Chris developed Goodlife to continue spreading positivity, education & community building through music, resulting in regular events including Afrocan (back to the roots Afro-influenced house), Classics (House & Disco classics revisited) plus one-off events such as Artists Lane (live street-art, music & food) & the Goodlife Dance Workshop ft Byron CoNYC) with many more in the planning!
The International front has seen annual performances at Bobby & Steve’s ‘Soul On The Beach’ party at the Miami Winter Music Conference plus performances at Funkbox in New York & Miami, Rhythm Factory in London & The Motherland Warehouse party in New Jersey. Home and abroad Chris has supported Black Coffee, Marshall Jefferson, Robert Owens, Osunlade, Ian Friday, Timmy Regisford, Tony Touch, Julie Mcknight, Zepherin Saint, Josh Milan, Joi Cardwell, Mr V & Culoe De Song.
1. UPZ ft Sio - Dream Away (Cuebur Remix)
2. George Lesley ft Earl W. Green - Blow My Mind (Original Mix)
3. Donae'O ft Cherri V - Baby Love
4. David Anthony & Bennett Holland ft Sheree Hicks - Let Love In (Terry Hunter Remix)
5. Steal Vybe ft Peven Everett - I Found Inside (Mesmerized Soul Mix)
6. Djeff Afrozila - Labyrinth (No Sax Solo)
7. KingSfiso ft Mbuso Khoza - Ilanga (Manoo Remix)
8. Lea Lisa - Twenty Four (Rocco Rework Mix)
9. Souldynamic ft Rich Medina - Addiction (Spoken Mix)
10. Chelsea Como & Jacko - Still I Rise (Black Panther Vocal Mix)
11. Nathan Adams ft Sabrina Joy - Love Yourself (Sean McCabe Main Vocal Mix)
12. St. Jovis ft Jaidene Veda - Sun Kissed Life (Deepconsoul Classic Mix)
13. Sir LSG ft Kafele & Jaidene Veda - Memories (Sir LSG Main Mix)
14. Donae'O ft Anton Romero - Its Life
#iTR114 by Denz Devarez
1. Arthur M - Sa La Lloa
2. Ralf Gum Feat. Lee Biling - The Best Thing (Rocco Remix)
3. Sifa, Oluhle, Ivory - Wonani
4.Vanco Feat. Thandi Draai - Walls
5. Armonica Feat. Toshi - Ngeke (Andhim Remix)
6. Soulholic Feat. 70ptions - Error
7. Sabb - Jeopordized
8. ARTBAT - Prometheus
9. Sir Nova Iii Feat. Samurai Yasusa - Copenhagen
10. Vanco Feat. Njabulo - Lutho
11. Djeff Afrozila - Labyrinth
12. Benny T - Galectech Journey
13. DJ Satellite Feat. Fredy Massamba - Abantu
14. Xtetiqsoul - We Can Be One
15. Original Swimming Party Feat. Moonchild Sanelly - Biggest Curse
#iTR112 by Activists 1976 (South Africa)
Activists 1976 is a Pretoria, South Africa based house music duo comprising of legendary House 22 co-founder Jr and his deck partner Mo Stereo.
The pair have been residents at the legendary House 22 club for over 10 years and continue to make rare underground appearances at pop up house parties as and when. The current Friday residency called OurHouse happens every Friday and has played host to some of the finest House Music world has to offer. Their party motto goes “Peace to the motherland & goodwill to mankind”.
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#iTR111 by DJ YOGI (Toronto, Canada)
DJ / Promoter / Producer YOGI has been a brick layer in Toronto's Dance Music Community for the past 2 decades now. His journey started as a member of the highly respected DJ collective: Groove Institute. Their mission: to educate and entertain the people with the MUSIC that they loved. Over the years, YOGI has shared the stage with some of the industry's finest like Tony Allen, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Louie Vega, Osunlade, Colonel Abrams, Jellybean Benitez, Robert Owens, Byron Stingily, Adeva, Blaze, Jazzanova, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Tortured Soul, Black Motion ... On any given night, Yogi's dj set showcases his love for global rhythms and Solid Garage music! He has also appeared at WMC, BPM Festival & The Tribe Tambor Boat Cruise.
Yogi also heads United Soul, an event promotions company responsible for the launch of Solid Garage (19 yrs strong), Do You Love House?, SA Deep & Brighter Days party brands. He has brought some the worlds top dance parties to Toronto: Paradise Garage Tribute, Dance Ritual, ANBAHP, Crossroads, Therapy, Tribe, Tambor, Bang The Drum, Yoruba Dance Sessions & Funkbox NYC.
On the production tip, Yogi and his brother, D'Pac have had great success under their Artist moniker: The Soul Immigrants. Together, they have celebrated releases on KMS Records, Serious Grooves, Crash Records, i!Records and DNH Records.
1) Gregory Porter - Queen Africa (Joe Claussell Overdub)
2) Loic L - Doumbadà (Moblack)
3) Souldynamic - Excedo (Excedo Records)
4) Bassekou Kouyate - Ngoni Fola (Chris Deepak Mix)
5) Saint Evo ft Tina - Pond (Arawakan)
6) DJ Romain & Nedelka - I Didnt Know (Greg Gauthier Remix) - Quantize Recordings
7) Intruderz SA & Vee - Be Free (Arawakan)
8) Rune Feat. Deme - Tshyitshyimba (VeneiGrette's Magic Mix)
9) Ewonder feat. Egudileyo - Moyo (Mark Francis Mix) - Merecumbe Recordings
10) Reelsoul - While You Were Sleeping (Reelsoul Musik)
#iTR110 by Denz Devarez
A fresh episode filled with new songs and some classic ones heard here on Inside The Rhythm in the past. Enjoy this 1 hour + mix while working out, relaxing, or play it out loud over your system.
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Next on ITR: #iTR111 by DJ Yogi (Canada)
#iTR109 by Denz Devarez
Summer summer summer time madness! Hope you all are enjoying the summer, and below the equator, I trust you are getting through your winter all OK!
Mix includes artists like Cee ElAsaad, Quentin Harris, Mike Dunn, EOL, Honeycomb, Manoo, Luciano, Dixon and many more
Enjoy episode #iTR109 with some new tracks, edits and some good oldies to get you going while working out, driving, working or simply chilling out!
#iTR108 by Gio Garcia (Melbourne, Australia)
Gio Garcia has been djing for more than 25 years in locations around the world like Mexico, Australia, Singapore and the USA. Gio is a Melbourne-based DJ who has a deep connection with the roots of Afro-Latin house and disco music.
A great believer in the old school techniques
Currently a resident at two of the most iconic bars in Melbourne, Section 8 and The Arbory where he host his BABALU parties !!
Gio’s sets are a journey that will take you from deep and soulful house to Afro-Latin sounds and anything in between.
Allstarr Motomusic - Allstarr Motomusic - Cosmic Stream (Trinidadian Deep Remix)
Trikk - Wardance
The Foreign exchange - Cant turn around
Jose Marquez - Mali blues
Pablo Fierro - La palma
Matteo - El peleo
Charo Velecio - Cubanacan
Willie Colon - Siembra
#iTR107 by Cee ElAssaad (Morocco)
Ranked as 21st best afro house artist in 2016 by Traxsource, Cee ElAssaad is a seasoned music lover and one of the most influent DJs and producers in the house scene which adventure started in the early 2000's.His passion grants to his musical universe an incredible depth and an unique style on the turntables.
Cee ElAssaad has played alongside greats such as Louie Vega,Osunlade ,Todd Terry,Quentin Harris,Grant Nelson,Jerome Sydenham,Ninetoes,Kiko Navarro,Mr V,Souldynamic,DJ Rocco,Djeff Afrozilla,Boddhi Satva.. And his music is out on Tribe Records,United Music Records,Uncover Music,Sunlcock,MoBlack Records,Double Cheese Records,Offering Recordings,DM Recordings,Open Bar Music,FOMP,Peng Africa..
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#iTR105 by John Agesilas (The Netherlands)
John Agesilas, Born in 1970 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, came to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1986.
Raised by a Ghanaian Mother and a French father; the drums of African Music, the sound of Jazz, the flow of Disco and funk were all prevalent throughout his childhood. However; it was not until he discovered the culture of Hip Hop and its pioneering Break Dancing that inspired John to become a dancer at the tender age of 13. By the time he was 18, John had become one of the founding members of the Jazz Dance Group AJDJazz and later a member of the “Southern Roots Jazz Dancers”, a collective of Jazz dancers who are still performing all over Europe today. His ambitions have no limits and his impeccable talent got him to Choreograph and tour internationally with mayor artists such as the Pointer Sisters, Jocelyn Brown, Sister Sledge, the Metropole Orchestra, the New cool collective and Donna Summer just to name a few. Aside from a broad roster of artists with whom John performed he also holds an extensive resume that includes his name on all major Dutch Music festivals, TV shows, commercials, clubs, fashion shows, magazines and noteworthy gigs such as choreographing Amsterdam Arena’s Bollywood opening performance. In light of the above, it is obvious that John has given a remarkable contribution to the world of dance on both the Dutch and international dance scene. Further expanding his career, John was also able to create opportunities in the corporate world, becoming one of the leading choreographers to produce fashion shows for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Vivienne Westwood, Evisu, Bjorn Borg and Paul Smith. He was also one of the first dancers in his genre to introduce a ground braking “Jazz” dance act to the Theatre. Produced in collaboration with Mojo Theatres, John debuted his self directed and produced jazz act “Intrepertationzz”, a theatre show of different Urban Dance styles on jazz music. The show went from being a moderate dance group performance at Amsterdam’s characteristic nightclub Panama and rapidly galvanized into a full sized ensemble that consisted of eighteen cast members including an eight piece live band with musicians, all of whom went touring around Europe. With devotion and dedication to dance, John is one of few people who has been able to recognise career potential with dance and music in other industries that by traditional standards could be considered unconventional. It is therefore not peculiar that he found his way into the music industry, excelling as a renowned MC and becoming one of the founding members of DJ’s and THE Voice of Risk Sound System; a 3 man DJ collective who’s goal is to promote and preserve “real” House Music and deep soulful House culture worldwide. With RSS, John has collaborated with like-minded DJ’s and Producers such as Kenny Dope, Kerry Chandler, At Jazz, Mr V, and Louis Vega. Producing two 1 House hits which includes, “The Sound Is Your’s Remix (Kerry Chandler) and “Grow” featuring AtJazz, reaching #13 in Africa’s House Music top 100Their success has also led the collective to become a collaborating partner of Dutch Music Festival ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) as DJ’s and bookers. Although still teaching at Amsterdam’s University for the Performing Arts AHK/5 O’Clock and Ballet Academy Lucia Marthas, John always searched for other ways to contribute to the world of dance. Through his persistence, hard work and passion for his art form, this has led John to contracting with the World’s biggest Dance Battle Event Juste Debout, for which he became the franchise holder and organizer for the Netherlands in 2009 and the host of not just the Dutch edition but also the French Finals in Paris. Juste Debout further eclipsed his career, as a businessman, emerging into one of Holland’s most relevant Promoters as he spawned off his own Dance festival “Summer Dance FOREVER”. Currently Amsterdam’s biggest Dance festival with John as the Co-Creator, Co-Artistic Director and Host not only introduced a simple yet seemingly unique formula to the battle culture (a battling concept where the judges end up battling remaining finalists), his festival also cultivated and rejuvenated the level of dancers in the Netherlands. John has a distinct vision for the future of dance and his philosophy with FOREVER is unblemished. It’s about bringing back the social aspect to the dance floor and battling culture the way John experienced it years ago. With FOREVER he aims to put House culture back on the map and reintroduce the importance and relevance of DJ’s, known to be the foundation to dance culture and is largely responsible for the success of his FOREVER events. “We often forget where things started or loose awareness on how this culture is a tool for social change. “I want to bring back this awareness and show that Hip Hop culture is just as relevant as for instance, a theater as it is in the streets”. Looking back at 30 years of accomplishments one could say, that with FOREVER as the next move in his career, John is in some way coming full circle as he takes it back to where it all began, concluding that, Hip Hop didn’t change his life, It started it!
Currently John is active as DJ in the DeepHouse/AfroTech scene, DanceInstructor(UKJazz/House),
Co-creator, co -artistic director Summerdanceforever/Housedanceforever/Juste-Debout NL and a
residency at NightOwls in Amsterdam
1) Impernance ( Toto Chiavetta )
2) B.O ( Toto Chiavetta )
3) All because of you ( Kiko Navarro, Julie McKnight )
4) Kimi ( Pascal Morais, Zono, Migosy )
5) The Wish ( Manoo, Hyenah )
6) Webaba ( Culoe de Song )
7) Rej ( Âme )
8) Darts Arts ( Jazzuelle )
9) I am Free ( Johannes Brecht, Fetsum )
10) Eyes of the drum ( Luis Radio)
11) Nagnu Jubo ( Toto Chiavetta )
12) Dinosaur Hunt ( Si Tew )
13) Falling Up ( Carl Craig/ Theo Parrish )
14) Trust ( Rampa )
15) Somebody new ( George Levin/ Clara Hill )
16) Gabriel ( Roy Davis Junior )
17) Watch them come ( Roy Davis Junior )
18) The system ( Jullian Gomes )
19) Soldiers ( Jullian Gomes/ Oveous Maximus )
20) Real Blues ( Atjazz/ St Germain )
Next on iTR: #iTR106 by Denz Devarez