Dinner At The Thompson’s (Paris) In The Studio for Episode #81 (November 30, 2010)

A photo from Dinner At The Thompson’s interview on The Main Ingredient.

**If you are in NYC be sure to check out their last show before they head to Chicago! This Thursday, December 2nd, at 10:00 pm at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg – FREE.**

My Set
olivier daysoul – in the now (duke hugh bossatronic remix) (dukehugh.bandcamp.com)
maddslinky – special featuring omar (tru thoughts)
bilal – think it over (exile remix) (plug research)
mar / louis bordeaux – mar variation/1st session (marvations.net)
ces cru – float (innate sounds)
andre 3000 feat. black spade – da art of storytelling part iv (mixtape)
jesse boykins III – trust (nomadic music llc)
bonobo – black sands (ninja tune)
electric wire hustle – again (scratch 22 remix) (bbe)

Dinner At The Thompson’s In The Studio
dinner at the thompson’s – daily vitamins (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – vegas (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – can’t get over it (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – fly nature (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – reality check (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – short & sweet (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – conciousness (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – ladies (earth at work)
dinner at the thompson’s – running (forthcoming)
dinner at the thompson’s – different beings feat. lee fields (forthcoming)
dinner at the thompson’s – you are love (forthcoming)
dinner at the thompson’s – rise up (forthcoming)
dinner at the thompson’s – this day we call hope (forthcoming)
dinner at the thompson’s – levitating (forthcoming)

Dinner At The Thompson’s Pick The Tracks
asiko – lagos city (soundway records)
james mason – funny girl (chiaroscuro records)
flying lotus – tea leaf dancers (feat. andreya triana) (warp)
pattie blingh and the akebulan five – reallytho (ramp recordings)
night people – lee dorsey (abc records)
the fabulous peps – my love looks good on you (soul-tay-shus)
steve spacek – hey there (sound in color)
serge gainsbourg and jane birkin – ballade de melody nelson (mercury france)

Dinner At The Thompson's (Paris) on The Main Ingredient 11/30!

Dinner At The Thompson’s are in town from Paris, touring in support of their newest album “Off The Grid” and are going to come by The Main Ingredient tonight to talk about their music, share some music they are listening to, and if I’m lucky, do a brief live acoustic performance! Listen live tonight at midnight ET or listen on demand anytime after that.

Rise Up by DINNER AT THE THOMPSON’S

Vegas by DINNER AT THE THOMPSON’S

Qool Marv (NYC) In The Studio for Episode #80 (November 23, 2010)

A photo from Qool DJ Marv‘s all-vinyl, all-45s guest set on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
brenk – ole woam 2 (aus kaisamuhn in die wod) (melting pot)
fs green – tycoon thug (melting pot)
black spade – i heart featuring simeon & vic spencer (mixtape)
koen – 671 (koen.bandcamp.com)
jesse boykins III – tabloids (machine drum remix) (nomadic music LLC)
dj mitsu the beats – m.o.o.d. for otis featuring medaphoar (planetgroove)
freddie joachim – that’s life (radio edit) (mellow orange music, organology)
electric wire hustle – waters (bbe)
nicolay – move on featuring darien brockington (bbe)
fid mella – ha ha ha ha (melting pot)
trek life – so supreme (featuring olivier daysoul) (mello music group)
pretty lights – my other love – filling up the city skies
marie queenie lyons – see and don’t see (deluxe)
johnson & jonson – the only way (tres)
black milk – don cornelius (blackmilk.bandcamp.com)

Marv’s All-45s Set
hundred strong – shine (featuring j. todd) (high noon)
beans – mutescreamer (el p remix) (warp)
thunder lightning and rain – super funky part II (vox pop)
robert jay – alcohol – part 2 (vox pop)
bumps jackson – funky in jamaica (part 2) (alatac)
jstar – i’m dubbing out (white label)
greenwood rhythm coalition – regresar a cali (names you can trust)
plant life – this – when she smiles she lights the sky (gut)
tes – new new york (lex)
malcolm mclaren – world’s famous (island)
roe o vs. monk o – bdk vs greedy g – extra raw (wah wah 45)
the together brothers (emskee & monkone) – let it go (ten12)
the dix – here comes the dix (smacks)
the majestics – tighten up (unique)
madeline bell – that’s what friends are for (jazzman)
j-walk – tearaway / heavens above (pleasure)

Qool DJ Marv (NYC) On The Main Ingredient 11/23!

Qool Marv, whose sets were a major inspiration for me to start DJing, is going to come by The Main Ingredient next week and share a guest set from his deep, deep crates. Not to be missed.

Marv’s Bio:

There is a method to the magic in the way Qool DJ Marv presents and plays music. He tunes into the atmosphere of the venue and the energy of the people, and then he blends what he sees with what he hears. Intertwining many styles for many faces from many places, Qool DJ Marv captivates you with his blend. The fluid flow and continuously ascending momentum of his wide-ranging sets is inviting, hypnotic, and breathtaking. Qool DJ Marv crafts an unforgettable feel good, get down party where everyone in the room will hear something that they enjoy. It’s as if he knew you were coming.

An inventive pioneer, Qool DJ Marv deliberately defies categorization to great effect. An evening of Qool DJ Marv may include a mind boggling array of selections spanning many eras and decades of music including R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin, House, Jazz, Funk, Rock & Roll, Soul, and Disco classics, and Eclectic beats from around the world.

Since 1994, Marv has been producing mixed tapes/CD compilations that illuminate the many styles of music that he loves but have fallen short of major exposure and marketing. Listeners enjoy the meticulous attention to the sequencing and the seamless continuity of the mixing. Qool DJ Marv has a way of introducing genre-defying songs to listeners who previously may have only preferred popular mainstream offerings.

With a DJ resume that includes playing at venues in every major American city, worldwide and at special events of the entertainment elite, Marv has maestro’d parties in Barcelona, Moscow, London, Glasgow, Oslo, Dublin, Dubai, Paris, and the Bahamas with his good time grooves and has played at several premiere parties for HBO (Sopranos, Sex in the City, Entourage, The Wire and Oz) as well as playing at HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe after parties in Hollywood.

It’s Qool DJ Marv’s laid-back demeanor and the playfully enchanting smile that you first notice. He is genuinely pleased to meet you and despite his even keel, he’s bubbling at the thought of what he has in store for your listening, dancing, and celebratory pleasure. There’s an exuberant idealism in Marv’s appealing mix that bridges us all – with a universal vibe, everybody gets down.

This is an article from an Irish newspaper that offers more background on Marv
Links to more info, press mentions, and music.
Qool DJ Marv’s Podcast Page | Artwork illustrating Qool DJ Marv’s club career

Olivier Daysoul (Oxford, UK) In The Studio for Episode #79 (November 16, 2010)

A photo from my interview with Olivier Daysoul on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
jay electronica – the announcement feat. john f. kennedy (mixtape)
brenk – cannibal love – hi-hat club vol. 4 (mpm)
paul white – so far away (tranqill’s version) (soundcloud.com/alexchase)
little dragon – fortune (iambic remix) (peace frog)
fid mella – bada bing (mpm)
take – neon beams(alpha pup)
dj mitsu the beats – intro (grooveman spot remix) (planet groove)
hearin’ aid – higher (feat. tony clifton) (juggling’)
koen – 660 (koen.bandcamp.com)
14kt – the meaning (self-released)
dibiase / p.u.d.g.e. – smoke it over (allcity)
sa-ra creative partners – hey love (babygrande)
reggie b – it gets better (INnatesounds)
trek life & the unknow – 2 seconds (thinkloud)
blackalicious – as the world turns (quannum)
oddisee – the warm up feat. homeboy sandman (oddisee)
rjd2 – sell the world (def jux)
blu and exile – dancing in the rain (sound in color)

Olivier Daysoul in-studio Interview
olivier daysoul – in the now – mr. saint louis ep (oddisee)
onra – my mind is gone featuring olivier daysoul (all city)
olivier daysoul – just a song – mr. saint louis ep (oddisee)
olivier daysoul – labor – mr. saint louis ep (oddisee)
olivier daysoul – foolish – mr. saint louis ep (oddisee)

His Mr. Saint Louis EP is available now.

Olivier picks the tracks
nipsey hustle – tha hustle way (direct connect)
cameo – freaky dancin’ (chocolate city)
ryan leslie – you’re not my girl (casablanca)
rick ross – maybach music III (def jam)

The Main Ingredient Episode #78 (November 9, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #78 (November 9, 2010)
black milk & fat ray – welcome to the district (barak)
fs green – awesome (melting pot)
boom clap bachelors – girl (boom clap bachelors)
jesse boykins iii – shine (nomadic music llc)
full crate – crack (melting pot)
black spade – new african (union los angeles)
jay electronica – exhibit b feat. mos def (mixtape)
fid mella – worms (melting pot)
roots manuva – witness (dub) (big dada)
latyrx – aim for the flickering flame (solesides)
ducap – optimistic (uphigh collective)
gorillaz – stylo (feat. bobby womack) (parlophone/virgin)
clara hill – the source (freddie joachim remix) (organology)
magestik legend – the run down (produced by astronote) (magestiklegend.bandcamp.com)
electric wire hustle – they don’t want (bbe)
coultrain – green (tall black guy remix) (perpetual rebel group)
gb – simply so (sa-ra remix) feat. steve spacek (sound in color)
raheem devaughn – i don’t care (rca)
mayer hawthorne – no strings (produced by classixx) (stones throw)
lorett fleur – slam (yann kesz remix) (myspace.com/lorettfleur)
the clonious – bugs n’fools (ubiquity)
chris barker – breakin bread (TrebleO)
can – vitamin c (soul heaven)
arch_typ – boogie back funk (unfold)
robin hannibal & jullian gomes – i need your love (red bull music academy)
milosh – instrumental (plug research)
cee lo – is it? (mixtape)
mos def – the panties (geffen)
terrace martin – here my dear (free download)
slakah the beatchild – something forever (bbe)
fs green – pick a star (melting pot)
bilal – robots (plug research)
caural – i won’t race you (raw fusion)
jonah smith – when we say goodnight (probe dms remix) (unofficial)

The Main Ingredient Episode #77 (November 2, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #77 (November 2, 2010)
jr & ph7 – persuasion (feat. oliver daysoul & sean price) (soulspazm)
shigeto – and we gonna (samiyam chopsticks remix) (ghostly international)
j-live – how i feel part 1 (clean) (triple threat)
the stuyvesants – liquid love (a sophisticated meeting place) (sd)
chris turner – liquid love (christurner.bandcamp.com)
magestik legend – crazy (produced by astronote) (magestiklegend.bandcamp.com)
bibio – lovers’ carvings (leatherette remix) (warp)
hi-tek – let it go (feat. dion, talib kweli) (babygrande)
shigeto – unrelentless drag (mike slott remix) (ghostly international)
esthero – lounge (freddie joachim remix) (organology)
choklate – to whom it may concern (me)
la melodia – keep it on (pias)
dj cleo – wena ne’hambo nawe (djcleo.co.za)
vikter duplaix – manhood (original) (!k7)
morgan geist – lullaby (environ)
marco passarani & jullian gomes – walking down tooley (red bull music academy)
andreya triana – a town called obsolete (mount kimbie remix) (ninja tune)
milosh – it’s over (plug research)
darkstar – aidy’s girl is a computer (hyperdub)
oliver daysoul – labor (oddisee)
bilal – levels (plug research)
black spade – running gunning (mixtape)
benny tones – the centre (feat. adi dick) (wonderful noise)
bonobo – kong (ninja tune)
electric wire hustle – tom boy (bbe)
nottz – i still love you (feat. mayer hawthorne) (raw koncept)
pretty lights – aiminatyourhead (pretty lights)
pharoahe monch – desire (street)
sharon jones & the dap-kings – the game gets old (daptone)
jamie lidell – i can love again (warp)
francis and the lights – strawberries (normative)
cee lo – the secret (mixtape)
black spade – new u (mixtape)