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Mint Pillow Mix: Nuggets Of Wisdom

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.

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Mint Pillow Mix: Love or Money

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

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Mint Pillow Mix: Summer Madness

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.

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Episode 91 – NOCtoberfest 2016

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NOCtoberfest 2016 Playlist

NOCtoberfest 2016 Playlist

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.

TRex can't dapp

TRex can’t dapp

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
Mndsgn Cosmic Perspective
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
Beck Wow
Sleigh Bells A/B Machines
Run The Jewels Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)
RJD2 Exotic Talk
Joey Bada$$ Black Beetles
Heems Tell Me (Feat. Childish Gambino)
Gorillaz Rock The House
RJD2 1976
Cornelius Count Five Or Six
Nostalgia 77 The Goat
Flying Lotus Camera Day
Samiyam dartgun
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!
Aphex Twin 2X202-ST5
Plaid Dett
Mr. Oizo Flat Beat
RUN DMT Bass Drum
Fort Romeau Insides
YG & Nipsey Hussle Fuck Donald Trump
Gold Panda You
Floating Points Vacuum Boogie
Carbon Chic A Broken Man (Redux)
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Live Mint Pillow Vinyl Set: Afro Funk Psych Garage JAMZ

Mint Pillow - Live from State Park 8.25.16

Mint Pillow – Live from State Park 8.25.16

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.

 

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Episode 71 – Many Rivers

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Episode 71 - Many Rivers

Episode 71 – Many Rivers

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.

John Ohrt Memorial Relief Fund

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)

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Lost While Found: Visions of the Unexcused at State Park Bar

Mint Pillow enjoying the night with friends. (Photo - K.Chandler)

Derek (aka, Mint Pillow) enjoying the night with friends. (Photo – K.Chandler)

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.

The faithful sit during the congregation. (Photo - K. Chandler)

The faithful sit during the Mint Pillow’s congregation. (Photo – K. Chandler)

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.

State Park offers and affordable menu that's both creative and fun. (Photo - K. Chandler / J. Nguyen)

An affordable menu that’s creative & fun. (Photo – K. Chandler / J. Nguyen)

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.

Garage, Indie, Post, and Funk 45's & LP's provided the night's soundtrack. (Photo - K. Chandler)

Garage, Indie, Post, & Funk 45’s & LP’s provided the soundtrack. (Photo – J. Nguyen)

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.

Once your delicious meal's complete activities such as shuffle board demand your attention. (Photo - K. Chandler)

After food, activities like shuffle board demand attention. (Photo – K. Chandler)

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