Breakdown FM on ADP: Do U Wanna Soul Clap?

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Yesterday on Breakdown FM heard weekly on All Day Play (ADP), we took it there with a nice soul mix.. Many of y’all like to call the music we rocked, Neo-soul, but I’m gonna honor the wishes of artists like Erykah Badu who insists that we not separate what she and others do from the cannon of soul..

So what was rocked yesterday was a retro mix with everyone  from Rapahel Saadiq to Q-Tip and Janet Jackson to Mary J Blige w/ Smif & Wessun.. all coming across my turntables.

Do U Wanna Soul-Clap?.. That’s the theme of the mix.. How can you not when what we drop is so funky.. Enjoy

Download or stream Breakdown FM Mix HERE

http://www.alldayplay.fm/episodes/episode-87-12

01-Rakim ‘Remember That’

02-Alicia Keyes ‘ If I Was Your Woman’

03-Malcolm X America Doesn’t Love Us’

04-Janet Jackson w/ Q-Tip Till Its Gone”

05-Davina ‘You and Me’

06-Sunshine Anderson ‘Lunch and Dinner’

07-Mary J Blige ‘I Love You w/ Smif and Wesson’

08- Akrobatik ‘Remind My Soul ‘ Jesse Jackson remix

09-Erykah Badu ‘Otherside of the Game’

10-Eric B & Rakim I Got Soul ‘Neo soul remix’

11-Rashann Patterson ‘I’m Trying to Get Into You’

12-Mantronix ‘Gotta Lotta Love’

13-Rebirth The Movement’

14-Blackalicious First in Flight’ Eldrigfe Clever Mix)

15- Rapahel Saadiq ‘Never felt this Way’

16-Joi I’m Not Gonna Be Weak’

01-Raphael Saadiq ‘Tic Toc

02- If I let You take Me Home

03-Sunshine Anderson ‘I Heard It all Before’

04-Clipse ‘Everyday Made It’

05-Raphael Saadiq w/ Q-Tip

Big Daddy Kane.. Setting It Off & Still Getting the Job Done (Breakdown FM Intv)

Got a chance to build with Hip Hop legend Big Daddy Kane who is on his way to San Francisco this weekend to perform at Yoshi’s Jazz Club.You have to marvel at a guy who’s been putting in work since 1986, when Kane first hit the scene as a member of the Juice Crew and still manages to keep himself and his music relevant 26 years later…

In our interview we talked about his longevity in Hip Hop.. Kane explained it was always his intention to stand the test of time. He noted he never approached his music or any of his performances in a lackluster way. It was always about leaving a lasting impression and having folks one day wanting to mimic everything from his rhyme flow to his overall steeze.

I asked Kane why he never took his music career into acting the same way many of his peers had. Kane was often dubbed the leading man of rap aka Dark Gable, a play upon the famed actor Clark Gable. He also was dubbed Blackanova a play upon Casanova. Kane said he was open to doing more acting, he just hadn’t been offered good roles. At the same time he noted he hadn’t pursued things as hard as he could. Nowadays he’s open and wants to step into the acting arena and really give things a try..Thus far kane has appeared in movies like; Posse, Meteor Man, Dead Heist, Brown Sugar and Gunmen.

In terms of music, Kane explained, that he’s been working with singer Showtyme, who we know for the work he does w/ Pharoah Monch.. They have assembled alive band are currently working on an album. Kane didn’t say when it would drop, but noted they were putting down the finishing touches.

We also talked about the art of freestyling vs writing a good song. Kane explained that a true emcee takes time to create pictures and those pictures get perfected when you write. There’s no getting around it. He noted that the term freestyling initially meant to rap without form, meaning that you may touch upon a variety of subjects in song. he explained that song like Raw was him freestyling. The term ‘coming off the dome’ meant spitting rhymes on the spot. He said its a good when doing a show and you forget a lyric and have to change up for a few bars, but ultimately an emcee takes time to craft vivid pictures. Coming off the dome doesn’t allow that with any sort of regularity

We concluded our interview by talking about Kane’s favorite song.. He went into detail explaining why Set It Off was his best work. He noted he was trying to mimic James Brown‘s sex machine..

Kane will be appearing at Yoshi’s in SF this Saturday August 11th … for more info click this link

http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/2771

Listen to the Breakdown FM Intv w/ Big Daddy Kane

 

Breakdown FM.. Fear of a House Music Planet

Here’s a nice lil mix we did the other day on All day Play FM.. we dusted off some of the old house joints and had some fun.. Please enjoy.. Click the link below to listen or download the ADP/ Breakdown FM House Music Mix

http://www.alldayplay.fm/episodes/episode-78-fear-a-house-planet

Playlist

01-Donna Summers… MacArthur Park Siute
02-Jamie Principal¬† Your Love (Frankie Knuckles Presents Director’s Cut)
03-Black Science Orchestra – New Jersey Deep
04-Joe Smooth Promise Land
05-KC Flight-Summer Madness
06-Liz Torres-Can’t Get Enough
07-Hashim-Chateau Vie (Castle Life)
08-Butch Quick – Higher (Club Mix) (
09-House of Venus – Dish And Tell
10-Green Velvet – Preacherman
11-Salsa D (Brian Tappert Edit)
12-Sade-Slave Song
13-Kay Gee’s – Tango Hustle
14-Earth People – Dance (Beats) Classic House
15-Barbara Tucker – I Get Lifted (The Bar Dub)
16-Adonis-No Way Back (Vocal)
17-Ira Levi-Free Your Mind (club mix)
18-Todd Terry – Walk out the Door
19-Eskimos And Egypt – Fall From Grace
20-Jamie Principal-Baby Wants to Ride-
21-Sound Factory – Take Me To The Top (Original Mix)
22-Marshall Jefferson-Revolution (Mike Monday Goodman remix)
23-Planet Soul -Set U Free
24-Global Deejays feat. Rozalla – Everybody’s free-
25-Pace Setters-Push On Jesse Jackson
26-Orbit-The Beat Goes On
27-Jamie Principal-Bad Boys
28-Join Three – Movin On
29-Global Deejays-San Francisco
30-MC Shy D-Shake It (wicked mix)