DJ OBaH (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #68 (August 31, 2010)

A photo from DJ OBaH‘s guest set on last night’s The Main Ingredient. Hear us both spin this Wednesday (7pm-12am) at 675 Bar for his birthday party!

My Set
cee-lo green – f**k you
enrique olivarez u los vampiros – arriba tipo (now again)
bilal – restart (plug research)
de la soul – the return of dst
the s.s.o. orchestra – faded lady (bbe)
oddlaner – uno junk (360 version) (uphigh collective)
mos def – priority (downtown)
bilal salaam – noohustle (bbe)
dinner at the thompson’s – reality check (2good/earth at work)
trek life – ready to live (mello music group)
james pants – clouds over the pacific (stones throw)

DJ OBaH’s Set
madlib – slim’s return (blue note)
ocote soul sounds / adrian quesada – pelican (eighteeth street)
sach – number 9 (plug research)
the souljazz orchestra – lotus flower (strut)
javelin – susie cues (luaka bop)
sharon jones & the dap kings – give it back (daptone)
wendy rene – afta lafta (remix) (shoes)
guilty simpson – a man’s world (instrumental) (stones throw)
lee fields – my world (truth & soul)
diana ross – brown baby (onur engin edit) (square)
portishead – all mine (go! beat)
ticklah – elimination game (liondub45)
the black keys – never gonna give you up (nonesuch)
the jackson 5 – i am love (motown)
aloe blacc – take me back (stones throw)
sam cooke – love me (keen)
the delfonics – hey love (philly groove)
jazzanova – l.o.v.e. you & i (compost)
j dilla – love featuring pharoahe monch (bbe)
j-88 – the love of love pt. 1 (groove attack)
kool & the gang – summer madness (live) onur engin edit (de-lite)
kool & the gang – summer madness (de-lite)
unknown artist (compiled by dj muro) – people make the world go round (bbp)
blackalicious – swan lake (solesides)
common – they say (instrumental) (geffen)
aretha franklin – one step (featurecast re-edit) (wah duplate)
bobby depasois & marvin gaye – music feel the soul (choonz)
marvin gaye – mercy mercy (re-edit)
mos def – modern marvel (geffen)
st. germain – sure thing (blue note)
stevie wonder – wonderful beats
a tribe called quest – the chase part 2 (jive)
queen latifah – u.n.i.t.y. (motown)
pete rock & c.l. smooth – straighten it out (instrumental) (elektra)

DJ OBaH (NYC) on the Main Ingredient 8/31!

DJ OBaH brings his Recycled Funk to the Main Ingredient this week! Tune in – every Monday Night / Tuesday Morning at midnight.

About DJ OBaH:

DJ OBaH turned a family legacy into a profession, becoming a rising industry music producer and highly sought after NYC DJ. OBaH stands for OldskoolBeatsAndHarmonies for a very good reason… the son of veteran NYC DJ/Record Dealer, Baba Chico, DJ OBaH had the world’s best funk, jazz & soul records at his fingertips. Armed with his father’s epic record collection, OBaH quickly made his mark on the NYC club scene, becoming the resident DJ at several nightclubs in his native Brooklyn.

Quickly gaining respect and a solid fan base, his first big break came courtesy of world-renowned DJ, Rich Medina, who invited OBaH to spin at his weekly party at APT in the meatpacking district of NYC. Since then, OBaH has spun in well over 50 venues in NYC, across the U.S. and Europe and has DJ’d private parties for Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Donna Karan and many other A-list celebrities. His talents have also been commissioned by such companies as Louis Vuitton, Vogue magazine, DKNY Jeans, Yahoo, Getty Images. Live performances by hip hop legends Krs-one, Brand Nubian and an impressive list of international bands and DJ’s.

DJ OBaH continues to spin on a weekly basis, produce remixes as well as original compositions for television and film. His tracks have been featured on networks such as Mtv, Bravo, HBO. He can also be heard on the Giant Step jukebox radio, as host of his own show, Recycled Funk. OBaH is also employed as a DJ instuctor at Dubspot, school for dj and music production located in NYC. He takes his “formative education” with him wherever he goes (thanks dad).

DJ Reborn (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #67 (August 24, 2010)

A photo from DJ Reborn‘s guest set on last night’s The Main Ingredient. (Pardon the low quality iPhone pic, forgot my good camera.)

My Set
marc mac – liberation drums (omniverse)
oddisee – city lights (think loud)
pi-r square – fantasy (ubiquity)
shafiq husayn – love still hurts (plug research)
7 samurai – marlies & marcus (g.a.m.m.)
nas – ghetto (remix) feat. joell ortiz (mixtape)
slum village – 2000 beyond (feat. j dilla) (e1)
mono/poly – oil fields (fat city)
nobody presents blank blue – eyes closed (ubiquity)
sly and the family stone – mother beautiful (epic)

DJ Reborn’s (Ubiquita, Dubspot) Set
burning spear – live good (sonic sounds)
adam f & horx – shut the lights off featuring redman (breakbeat kaos)
m.i.a. – teqkilla (xl)
gyft – they just don’t know (gyft.tumblr.com)
j* davey – division of joy (illav8r/warner)
thaylo bleu – (red) t-model ford (the black rock coalition (?))
black moon – how many mc’s… (duck down)
erykah badu – love (universal mowtown)
guillermo e. brown – 2 much 2 touch (with live drums) (cleveland tapes)
kev luckhurst – dreams (unique uncut)
tcf crew – go to the horses mouth (cold chillin)
electric wire hustle – perception (wonderful noise)
bernard wright – who do you love (manhattan)
the daktaris – musicawi silt (r2)
rebirth brass band – we make it funky (tipitina’s)
hot 8 brass band – we are the one (natural self remix) (tru thoughts)
hot 8 brass band – sexual healing (edit) (tru thoughts)
femi kuti – victim of life (barclay)
babe ruth – the mexican (harvest)
chen lo – the flyest (liberation music group)
chaka khan – clouds (warner brothers)
stephanie mills – put your body in it (20th century)
liquid dope – air macks (kenny dope mix) (henry street music)
gil scott-heron – the klan (arista)
zaki ibrahim – money (king britt mix) (sony canada)
blackcoffee – even though (real tone)
eric roberson – borrow you (funky mix) (blue erro soul)

DJ Reborn (NYC) on the Main Ingredient 8/24!

DJ Reborn (Dubspot, Ubiquita) will stop by to play a guest set on the Main Ingredient this week.
Tune in – every Monday Night / Tuesday Morning at midnight.

From her bio (wow):

DJ Reborn has been pleasing crowds across the country and abroad for over a decade with her mellifluous blend of Soul, Hip-hop, Reggae, House, Latin, Afro-beat, Electro, Classics, Rock and more.

This Chicago native now resides in New York and not only spins at clubs and parties but also at museums, (The Studio Museum of Harlem, The Whitney Museum, The Bronx Museum, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum) as well as live shows (The Roots, Common, Talib Kweli, India Arie, John Legend, Alice Smith and Goapele) She has also spun private parties for Music artists as diverse as Metallica, Maxwell and Lauryn Hill as well as visual artists like Kara Walker and Wangheci Mutu.

Reborn is also a mentor/workshop facilitator for NYC teens. She has crafted a workshop specifically for teen girls that explores djing, creative writing and women’s images in music/media culture.

Since 2002, DJ Reborn worked as musical director and live on stage DJ with renowned actor/playwright Will Power on the off Broadway Hip Hop theater hit show FLOW. She partnered with Will Power again in 2007 as the musical director/sound designer for his original children’s theater production LITTLE HONEY BO. Reborn was the 2004/05 international tour DJ with Russell Simmons DEF POETRY JAM and she has made four appearances on BET’s Rap City. She has been featured in TRACE, NRG, URB, SCRATCH, NEW YORK MOVES, LUIRE and DJ TIMES magazines.

In 2007 DJ Reborn graced the cover of New York’s venerable VILLAGE VOICE paper and by the end of that year she was ecstatic to DJ for one of the SEX AND THE CITY PT.1 feature film parties. In 2009 Reborn was the featured DJ on HBO’s BRAVE NEW VOICES hosted by Idris Alba.

Her ability, experience and unique perspective have primed this pioneering DJ to participate in seminal panels, conferences and lead lecture/demonstrations. Some of these include: The Ethnic Pen Conference, The Ms.Foundation conference panel hosted by NYU, University of Wisconsin Hip-Hop/Poetry conference, Pace University panel on Hip-Hop and lecture/demonstrations at both Trinity and Sarah Lawrence College.

For the last three years Reborn has been a DJ instructor at Dubspot in New York. Dubspot is New York’s premier DJing and music production school.

DJ Brainchild (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #66 (August 17, 2010)

A photo from DJ Brainchild (of Gordon Gartrell Radio)’s guest set on last night’s The Main Ingredient.
Check for Gordon Gartrell Radio #18 coming very soon!

My Set
dexter – kloete (mixtape)
dj mitsu the beats – m.o.o.d. for otis (planetgroove)
dj ko – someday feat. torae, john robinson, talib kweli (shaman work)
bullion – are you the one? (one-handed)
dj center – strings (push the fader)
damn! – spooky nerd pt. II (raw fusion)
j. rawls – still talking it ez (polar)
dabrye – game over (feat. j dilla/jay dee & phat kat) (ghostly international)
jesse boykins III – baby “i don’t know” (jesse boykins III)
dj vadim – that lite (astronote remix) featuring juice lee and rjay (a-side worldwide)

DJ Brainchild’s (Gordon Gartrell Radio) Set
gray – so far so real
the roots – the day/dillatude (og demo) (def jam)
daru & rena – iluvyou (1,2 mix2) (innatesounds)
yu – thought about it (mellow)
miguel – all i want is you (feat. j. cole)
benny tones – on my way (feat. mara tk) (wonderful noise)
prince – if i was your girlfriend (warner brothers)
q-tip – let’s ride (arista)
the randy watson experience – phrentrow
pete rock – placebo (rapster)
phil collins – do you know, do you care (atlantic)
francis and the lights – for days (cantora)
the system – you are in my system (tee’s freeze mix) (polydor)
dexter wansel – you can be what you wanna be (philadelphia international)
harold melvin and the blue notes – tell the world how i feel (philadelphia international)
ron hall & the muthafunkaz – the way you love me (dim’s t.s.o.p. version) (the sound of defected)
kloud 9 – love’s just better with you (the realm vocal mix) (expansion)
dwele – euro (unreleased)
atjazz – put it on (feat. ernesto) (mantis)
iz and diz – mouth (brad peep’s remix for friends) (classic)
aya – uptown (naked)

The Stuyvesants (Brooklyn) In The Studio for Episode #65 (August 10, 2010)

A photo from The Stuyvesants guest appearance on last night’s The Main Ingredient…and if you haven’t already downloaded their (free) album…what are you waiting for??

Tracklist
oddisee – anticipation (instrumental) (oddisee music)
the stuyvesants – brooklyn’s finest (sd records)
the stuyvesants – soul & tell (sd records)
the stuyvesants – took her curls out (sd records)
the stuyvesants – roosevelt projects jam session (sd records)
the stuyvesants – seldom seen (sd records)
the stuyvesants – pookie’s gone (sd records)
the stuyvesants – keep dreamin’ (sd records)
the stuyvesants – panty dropper (sd records)
the stuyvesants – hustlers (sd records)
the stuyvesants – oooh baby (sd records)
the stuyvesants – liquid love (a sophisticated meeting place) (sd records)
the stuyvesants – greene ave. anthem (sd records)
sylvia – you sure love to ball (vibration)
rasputin’s stash – you’re so special (gemigo)
eugene record – putting it down (warner bros)
della humphrey – just like the boys do (arctic)
matthew larkin cassell – in my life
kevin toney – naima (fantasy)
millie jackson – get your love right (spring)
eugene record – overdose of joy (warner bros)
leroy hutson – i’m in love with you girl (charly)
the stuyvesants – softer side (sd records)
algorythm – (unreleased beats)
algorythm – (unreleased beats)
algorythm – (unreleased beats)
algorythm – nights over egypt cover
naturel – lookin’ so (algorythm remix)
donwill – i see you (feat. ragen fykes) (mixtape)
von pea – show em up (feat. che grand)
naturel – ride bounce
the stuyvesants – stuyvesant swing
raphael saadiq – ray ray on drums (unreleased)
slum village – actin’ normal (unreleased)
the roots – eve (unofficial)
madlib – episode viii (stones throw)
jay-z – thank you (roc nation)
marcos valle – ele e ela

The Main Ingredient Episode #64 (August 3, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #64 (August 3, 2010)
damn! – leaving this planet/warp factor8 (raw fusion)
trek life & the unknown – 2 seconds (thinkloud)
slum village – scheming (feat. j. dilla, posdnous & phife) (koch)
the roots – the fire feat. john legend (def jam)
summsemann – fadenfilm (cinematic remix) (thinkloud)
m64 (ragen fykes & ohmega watts) – helium
jr and ph7 – all in a days work (feat oddisee) (soulspazm)
j. dilla/jay dee – history (instrumental) (stones throw)
lauryn hill – repercussions
fLako – desert ride (fLako)
madlib – montara (blue note)
strange fruit project – ready forum (om)
black milk – welcome (gotta go) (fat beats / decon)
tiron – go ronnie go (society)
brian deady – over like mcgyver (magicmachine)
jamie lidell – what’s the use? (warp)
statikmusic – 1000 love (R.I.L.)
a bossa eletrica – skindo-le-le (raw fusion)
beatfanatic – electromagnetic colours (raw fusion)
oriol – jam (planet mu)
zo! – flight of the blackbyrd feat. phonte (foreign exchange music)
homemade (full crate, fs green & grand jackson) – innersoul (bacardi visita)
mayer hawthorne – i need you (stones throw)
res – 700 mile situation (mca)
me’shell ndegeocello – love song #1 (maverick)
maxwell – changed (columbia)
isaac hayes – do your thing (single version) (mgm)
radiohead – planet telex (capitol)