Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stormy Weather

Friday was slow, but decent. The weather was terrible. One friend who was supposed to show texted something to the tune of "the city is paralyzed in the grip of this storm." That's a little much. Really people, we don't even use cars in this city.

Here is a version of Stormy Weather by Doris Troy. It's great and very unique for this widely covered tune. She turns it into a blues yeller. In my once-a-year acoustic sets I play Stormy Weather, Doris Troy style.

Stormy Weather

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friday Night : Bar Reis

I'll be DJing my usual 5 HOUR SET at Bar Reis this Friday night. Come witness the marathon. If you come early you get lots of classic reggae, Donald Byrd spirituals and all sorts of slow jams. Really, the whole set spans all sorts of styles----I'm promising myself that I will play the dubstep I've been holding back(I'm not sure y'all are ready). This week I'm gonna play some classic dancehall as well (including a refix) as some remixes of Alvin Robinson and Andre Williams which you can listen to or download. Come on down and listen to my mix in the meantime.

Here's something somber and deep for you----something you will only hear if you are at bar reis by 8:30 on Friday.
Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Here's a mix for y'all. I'm putting it up as one long (50:08) mp3 (320kbps), but I'll post separate tracks if there is demand. Here's the tracklisting:

get up

1. Intro: Mr Sunshine - The Sun (feat. Rod McKuen)
2. D'Angelo - Devil's Pie
3. Talib Kweli - Hot Thing (prod.
4. The Checkmates LTD - Got To See You Soon
Mark Ronson Feat. Phantom Planet - Just
6. Erykah Badu - Cleva (Captain Planet Remix)
7. Andre Williams - Bacon Fat (dj sunshine re-do-fix-edit)
8. Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
9. The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
10. The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko (Diplo Remix)
11. Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson - Miscommunication
KC & The Sunshine Band - I Get Lifted
13. Alvin Robinson - Down Home Girl (dj sunshine remix)
14. Lowell Fulsom - Tramp
15. Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That
16. Trick Daddy feat. Cee-Lo - In Da Wind
17. Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
18. - Heartbreaker
19. Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
Esther Phillips - Boy, I Really Tied One On
21. Marva Whitney - Unwind Yourself

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bacon Fat

Here is a re-do-edit-fix-mix of an Andre Williams track called Bacon Fat that hit made the charts in 1956. Bacon Fat is hardcore.

Andre Williams - Bacon Fat (mr sunshine re-do-fix-edit)

Here is the original via youtube

Friday, December 5, 2008


The venue double-booked. There is no dj sunshine tonight. See you next time. ::shit-eating-grin::


Hey y'all,

So I'm DJing Bar Reis tonight instead of my usual Saturday.
Also, I'll be at Bar Reis every other Saturday instead of every week.
Tonight? Well....I'm planning on playing a lot of disco. Barry White.

You can thank the kitchen staff of Cheryl's Global Soul in prospect heights and the downturn in the global economy for that.

Barry White - It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me