Menica

🌅Menica🌅

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Tell us about yourself:

Started playing 50’s – 80’s jazz, rhythm & blues, funk, soul and disco for several years, however growing up during the rise of the Belgian electronic music scene, beats have always been deeply rooted. I’m co-organizing the Tuupe-events and just started my own project by the name of Ojoo Music. Digging deep, long sets and playing vinyl are essential in my approach to DJing. You can not fit me into one category, I’m a bit of an all-rounder fully in love with the dust and grooves of that good old black plastic magic called vinyl.

Your top 5 picks & why:

    1.  Mr. White– The sun can’t compare

Old but gold, music that transcends time and genre.

             2. Claro Intelecto – Peace of Mind

 

2003 Electro classic, truly a masterpiece. You don’t talk whilst this one is on the platter, you just listen and experience.

               3. R.P – Irma

Genius producer! Dreamy, mysterious and has a Twin Peaks feel to it.

               4. Moreira – The Truth

Love the label, the artists and their commitment: “vinyl as weapon of mass dissemination of their musical works.” Played this one several times to close a set and always gets the crowd going.

               5. Convextion – Saline Moon

Such an excellent produced track, funky yet dreamy with that perfect playful percussion. I could listen and dance to this for a lifetime. Actually the whole album is to die for.

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

Küken (Hannes Proot)

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Fred Nasen

🌄  Fred Nasen 🌄

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The man behind the famous Urgent Fm radio show

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Your top 5 picks & why:

 

1)  51 Days – Paper Moon 

Legendary label from the early nineties. All releases (mostly from Dobre, Zki & Jamez) were really good & still sound very fresh 23 years after release.

2) Spike – Kanti Datum (Abel rmx)

Just buy the full album “Orange Cloud Nine” where the original is included. All winners on it. This is a more “dance friendly” edit from Red Light Radio’s Abel.

3) A Vision Of Panorama – Cacades

Solid & melodic track with the typical AVOP sound in it. I’ve played this one a lot in the Texture Radio shows & when I’m doing the warming-up or closing down I mostly have it with me. 

4) Midnight Zone – Danger Zone

This was re-released on the PPU label a few years ago. All time classics & a perfect one for early mornings.

5) Pino Daniele – Yes I Know My Way

Good memories on this track but haven’t played it out much. Always hesitating if it’s the perfect moment or not and then I forget to play it … 😉

One day!

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

 

Arno Lemons

KOODOO & LAMAZ

💣  KOODOO & LAMAZ 💣

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Tell us about yourself:

 

On a mission to enlighten crowds with refreshing dance tunes, suitable for boogie buffets, nightly car trips through desolate Communist landscapes or gatherings on space ships fueled with gin.

Your top 5 picks & why:

1) TWO ARMADILLOS – FLOATING FAST

Sublime track that always works at the end of a night. Fuzzy beats combined with subtle synths, we love it!

2) JEROME SYDENHAM & DENNIS FERRER – TIMBUKTU (PAN AFRICAN ELECTRO DUB)

We’ve used this one a million times to finish a set. Works every time. All time classic.  

3)  WESTBAM & NENA – OLDSCHOOL BABY (PIANO MIX )

Another cracking classic. Produced in 2002 by Westbam, an electronic music legend from Berlin. A catchy piano tune & a crafty vocal. Simple but very effetive.

4)  WHO MADE WHO – KEEP ME IN MY PLANE (DJ Koze’s Hudson river dub)

Sweet & mellow track, made by one of our favorite producers. Play it during a sunrise and you will see a lot of smiling faces.  

5) CLOSER MUSIK – MARIA

A true tear-jerker. A wake up call for the dancing crowd in the early morning. The melancholy makes them realize that the night is nearly over.  

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

BAFANA

Music Mania Record Store

🎵  Music Mania 🎵

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Selection by Music Mania Record Store

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Early Morning Classics

Thomas Leer ‎– Lust For Loneliness

 

Gary Wilson ‎– New York Surf

 

Severed Heads ‎– Dead Eyes Opened

(played at 33 rpm + 8 pitch)

 

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Otto Mix ‎– Sahara Sand

 

Tony Orlando – Don’t Let Go

 

Kiki Dee ‎– Chicago

 

J.J. Cale – Durango

 

Bobby G ‎– Lollipop Girl

 

 

No Shit Like Deep

No Shit Like Deep ⚡

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Tell us about yourself:

 

Up for anything, down with everyone!

 

Your top 10 picks & why:

Carl Craig – Mind Of A Machine:

 

Absolute beauty by a musical genius. Just listen and you’ll understand.

 

Banderas – This Is your Life (Less Stress 12″ Mix)

 

Not sure why but when talking about the supreme ‘last-track-of-the-night-track’, this one always comes directly into mind. Real life truth kickin in at 9am..

 

Ron Trent & Chez Damier – Morning Factory

 

Most of Ron Trent’s music has a morning feel to it (to our ears at least), but the colab with another legend is definitely the one for this list

 

Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea

 

Trance and the wee hours are a match made in heaven, mix in some breakbeat and you get one of our most played morning classics. Quintessential

Junior Boys – In The Morning (Alex Smoke Rmx)

 

Ultimate morning melancholie and the lyrics wrap it all up perfectly

 

2 Djs’ 2 top 5’s

 

Rednail + 1 – I Think Of You (Herbert’s Love Dub)

 

From the first chord till the last pad, this is pure bliss Herbert, mesmerizing and a fantastic sexual feel

 

Jii Hoo- Let Me Luv U(Muzique Tropique’s Love Mix)

 

Bringing carving soul and deep layered house into an absolute morning vibe

 

Mari Boine-Vuoi Vuoi Me (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

 

Incomprehensible lyrics, a mysterious yet so hypnotising voice that makes you shiver from pleasure, stunning production and a flawless after feel

 

Aly Us -Follow Me

 

This Strictly Rhythm classic puts a smile on every dancer’s face, even with tired legs, this part gospel, part vocal house song cracks it every morning including lovely piano chords

 

Robert Armani – Circus Bells(Hardfloor Remix)

 

Partly acid, partly trance minded, but effective since 1993!

 

 

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks

Koodoo & Lamaz

Frankysoo aka Sam Gysel

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Tell us about yourself:

Being a professional musician for more than 10 years and after only 4 years of being a professional DJ, FrankySoo aka Sam Gysel already became a residence at Charlatan, Belga Queen and roerkuip. With a mix of House, Deep House, Boogie-Funk, 80’s, …

Your top 5 picks & why:

  1. Miami Vice – Crockett’s theme
  • Miami sunrise after clubbing

 

 

2.  Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You

  • For that special one

 

3. Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan’s Extended)

  • Just a great song

 

4.Daft Punk – Something About Us

  • For the lady’s

 

5.Outkast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious

  • When the dance floor is still full but people just won’t quit.

 

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks

 

Rakesh Thielemans aka Blackjack9000

SENSE

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Tell us about yourself:

Music lover full force – Dj – Vinyl junk

Your top 5 picks & why:

1) Bobby Caldwell: “What you won’t do for love”

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A great last song choice in order to ending your night the right way, certainly when in company of a lady.

2) Billy Paul: ” Me & Mrs Jones ”

Imagine dancing to this song at the end of a great night, slightly drunk, with the one you love.

3) C Leela James: ” Music”

Non-stop smoothness and beautiful to end with.

4) Michael Mcdonald “I keep forgetting”

When you dance with the right person, this song could last forever.

5) Angie Stone ” Wish i didn’t miss you”

Early morning classic pure sang!

 

 

These are my 5 songs, probably out of 500 other options but i had to make a choice and this is the result. Smooth and sexy is the keyword cause thats the kind of atmosphere I love to create, certainly at the end of the night…

Nominate someone who you would like to hear & see their top 5 picks:

Frankysoo aka Sam Ghysel