Got lost in a cabin in the woods in Woodstock, NY – this mix caught some of the vibe.
Set done at State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA on 9/28/17 – Hip Hop with touches of nu-jazz, funk-soul, electro, and a dash of some light house.
All vinyl set by Mint Pillow recorded live at State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA on 7.27.17 with two Technics 1200’s & a Pioneer DJM-250MK2 mixer and two crates full of waxy goodness.
Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk, Latin, & Groove
All vinyl live mix from State Park Bar in Cambridge, MA on 6.29.17. Jazz, Funk, Soul, Electro, & Hip Hop. Felt like a full moon this night, people were wonderful, weird, and feisty, myself included.
DJing G2 Tech Group’s annual NOCtoberfest is always a good time – and last night was no exception. I played a funk to hip-hop to electro set that allotted for things to go off in an elegantly weird fashion. Also, T-Rex overtook the dance floor to the delight of my airhorn.
|Al Barry and The Cimerons||Morning Sun|
|Ranking Slackness||Give Me One Of Your Gal Friends|
|Yellowman Versus Josey Wales||Society Party|
|Jorge Ben||Meus Filhos Meu Tesouro|
|C.S. Crew||Doin’ The Good Thing|
|William Onyeabor||Fantastic Man|
|Funkadelic||Can You Get to That|
|Frank Ocean||Sweet Life|
|Kendrick Lamar||You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said)|
|Freddie Gibbs & Madlib||High|
|Gap Dream||Greater Find|
|Ty Segall||Mister Main|
|Gramatik||Make You Better|
|Toro Y Moi||Lilly|
|Metronomy||A Thing For Me (Breakbot remix)|
|Empire Of The Sun||Walking On A Dream|
|PNAU||With you forever|
|The Avalanches||Because I’m Me|
|De La Soul||Eye Know|
|Beastie Boys||Root Down|
|Run-D.M.C.||Beats To The Rhyme|
|DJ Shadow||Organ Donor|
|Nas||The World Is Yours|
|James Pants||Cosmic Rapp|
|Sleigh Bells||A/B Machines|
|Run The Jewels||Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)|
|Joey Bada$$||Black Beetles|
|Heems||Tell Me (Feat. Childish Gambino)|
|Gorillaz||Rock The House|
|Cornelius||Count Five Or Six|
|Nostalgia 77||The Goat|
|Flying Lotus||Camera Day|
|The Poets Of Rhythm||More Mess On My Thing|
|The Pharcyde||Passin’ Me By (Video Remix)|
|Lushlife||She’s a Buddhist, I’m a Cubist (ft. Cities Aviv)|
|Chance The Rapper||Favorite Song (ft. Childish Gambino)|
|Company Flow||Vital Nerve|
|Cypress Hill||When The Shit Goes Down|
|Baron Zen||BZ Theme (Danny Breaks Remix)|
|Flying Lotus||Massage Situation|
|Madlib The Beat Konducta||Chrome Dreams|
|Flume||Sleepless ft. Jezzabell Doran|
|The Avalanches||Flight Tonight|
|Buffalo Daughter||Socks, Drugs and Rock’n’roll|
|Simian Mobile Disco||I Got This Down|
|LCD Soundsystem||Get Innocuous!|
|Mr. Oizo||Flat Beat|
|RUN DMT||Bass Drum|
|YG & Nipsey Hussle||Fuck Donald Trump|
|Floating Points||Vacuum Boogie|
|Carbon Chic||A Broken Man (Redux)|
The above is Mint Pillow’s live vinyl set from State Park Bar on 8.23.16 and features FOUR HOURS of hot jams from around the planet Earth. Focusing on afrobeat, psychedelic, funk, garage, & reggae – Pillow traipses across the planet, playing tracks from Ghana, South Africa, Singapore, UK, Nigeria, Jamaica, Turkey, Thailand, Mexico, France, the US and all points in between.
Episode 71 is meant to celebrate life. As a newly minted Father, Pillow finds himself heavily sleep deprived, raspy voiced, and most of all happy as hell to be a Dad. As a result a funktified set is played in honor of his less than week old baby boy Dylan – AKA: Junior Mint Pillow / Soul Baby #1. The set takes a somber note at the end as Derek remembers a co-worker who left this world far too soon. Please, if you can, click below if you’d like to donate to help John’s Family during this trying time.
1. Madlib – Untitled (Filthy Ass Remixes – 2011)
2. Generation – Kon Muan Khan [People Are The Same] (Thai Funk Volume 2 – 2011)
3. Ohio Players – Jive Turkey [Part 1] (Jive Turkey (Part 1) / Streakin’ Cheek To Cheek – 1974)
4. Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane (Pieces of a Man – 1971)
5. Cymande – The Message (Cymande – 1972)
6. The Brothers Johnson – The Devil (Look Out For #1 – 1976)
7. Dr. John – Zu Zu Man [Version 1] (Zu Zu Man – 1973)
8. Isaac Hayes – Need To Belong To Someone (Black Moses – 1971)
9. Irene Reid – Dirty Old Man (Dirty Old Man / I Keep Forgetting 7″ – 2014)
10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park (City Life – 1975)
11. The Poets Of Rhythm – Serengeti Stroke (Anthology – 2013)
12. The Meters – Sophisticated Cissy [Instrumental] (Sophisticated Cissy / Sehorns Farms – 1968) 13. Madlib – Funky Blue Note (Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note – 2003)
14. Dam-Funk – Mirrors (Toeachizown – 2009)
15. Parliament – Unfunky UFO (Mothership Connection – 1975)
16. Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Higher (Vibrations – 1976)
17. Edan – Funky Voltron (Beauty And The Beat – 2005)
18. Kool And The Gang – Who’s Gonna Take The Weight (Live at the Sex Machine – 1971)
19. Amel Addmore – Jane (Brand New Wayo – Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 – 2011)
20. Chuck Carbo and The Soul Finders – Can I Be Your Squeeze? (Can I Be Your Squeeze? – 1970) 21. Slave – Separated (Slave – 1977)
22. Funkadelic – Red Hot Momma (Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On – 1974)
23. Os Mutantes – Ave Genghis Khan (Os Mutantes – 1968)
24. Os Brazões – Volksvolkswagen Blue (Os Brazões – 1969)
25. Jack Wilkins – Red Clay (Windows – 1973)
26. Thundercat – Lotus and the Jondy (Apocalypse – 2013)
27. Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain (I Can’t Stand The Rain – 1974)
28. Kendrick Lamar – How Much a Dollar Cost [feat. James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley] (To Pimp a Butterfly – 2015)
29. Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers To Cross (The Harder They Come – 1972)
Last Wednesday I had the fortune to spin vinyl at State Park Bar in Cambridge. State Park is the Sister restaurant to the highly revered and loved Hungry Mother – and is quickly becoming one of many reasons you should spend more time in Kendall Square.
Located on the same block as West Bridge, Friendly Toast, & Cambridge Brewing Company – State Park offers a sophisticated & laid back vibe that’s disguised as a dive bar. This said, the food, cocktails, and staff exhume the opposite of dive – and pump out A+ Southern inspired dishes, drinks, & charm that leave mouths happy and hearts content.
The scene offered the perfect compliment to the music featured on Visions of the Unexcused, making for a fit that was seamless, ideal, & preferred. I spun a set that included favorites from Garage, Indie, African, Funk, and Hip Hop – many that can be heard on previous podcasts – and as the tunes echoed throughout the bar – smiling ears and eyes couldn’t deny the symmetry between music and location.
As a cherry on top we had a New England staple, which also doubles as a favorite, Narragansett Beer, be a generous sponsor, providing the Unexcused Faithful (that’s you!) with some drinks sans charge in support of our Visions. This is hopefully the first of many nights we get lost together- and I hope we find each other with the music next time around.