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Soul Sauce Mix

My mix for May is an excursion into New Soul, grooves and laid back Electronica.With music from D’AngeloHiatus KaiyoteHindi ZahraFrameworks – UKAlice RussellGUTSThe Lijadu Sisters, KenLo, Space CaptainSegilolamr jukesOmar Lye-FookGuy OneRomarePopulousFat Freddy’s DropThe SeshenLianne La Havas & Kamau

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Soundtrack To A Sunrise

I always like the idea of matching music to the changing of the seasons, and the change into Spring is one of the most profound changes. I wanted to capture the feeling of awakening and being reborn in this mix so from a sleepy start and a track called “Just Before Dawn” the mix progresses, getting gradually more uplifting and optimistic. I hope it has the same feeling for you, the weather will catch us up soon hopefully.

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Colombian Vinyl Mix

One year ago I was returning to the UK from a month long trip to Colombia, a little more sunkissed, with a bag full of records that i’d picked up along the way. A year later and I find myself sat at the window, eyes closed, soaking in some rare February sunshine and listening to the collection of these records you can hear above. It doesn’t feel like the Caribbean coast of Colombia in Manchester today, but it’s enough to temporarily take me back. I hope the mix of Cumbia, Afro-Latin and Salsa transports you up too.

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The video below is from Discolombia in Barranquilla. An amazing place with a rich history, that I found most of the records you hear in the mix.