Something Else Radio!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FEB 01 Electric Blue Sessions: Juanlu & R. Mirabet feat DJ T-BIRD

The first day of February (this Sunday) I will play music again in La Cava del Retiro.  With the most famous bassist of Sitges (Juanlu of group Calima,) the vocalist Ramon Mirabet and other guest musicians we will have a "jam session" starting at 8pm until 11pm.  When the live music ends, I will play tunes for the dancers...

When you come, greet me--I'll be very happy to see you!

Where:  La Cava del Retiro, Carrer Àngel Vidal 17-23, 08870 Sitges
When: Sunday 1 February starting 8pm
How much: Free Entry
FB event:



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Guest DJ Sets on Mixcloud!

As a DJ it's very common to be a guest at someone's event.  Sometimes these sets are recorded and uploaded to the web.  A wise person mentioned to me that I should make these easily accessible from my website; this post is for some of the sets available on Mixcloud.

Click "Play" to start the journey or "Up Next" if you prefer to see the available sets.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

SPOTIFY!! (I'm trying not to hate...)

So I finally sort of gave in late last year and created a Spotify account...

Initially I posted a playlist of jazz for a friend that I thought she might appreciate.  Jazz 4 Zsofi is for people who have had bad experiences with jazz but are willing to give it another shot...

I just receently posted another that started out as a CD compilation for another, younger (i.e., teen-aged) friend.  As a "card carrying O.G." when it comes to music these days, I would rather educate than complain about ignorance.  Curmudgeon is a cute word, but I'd rather not be one when I can help it...

So, I've compiled the first in a series called Music Everyone Should Know.  I'm not starting out with "the most important" tunes, just some important tunes.  As such, other music fiends will see huge holes in this list.  Feel free to comment and school me!

Next up on my "to-do list" -- get back to doing some radio shows!  Until I get my act together, please try to enjoy these bits.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

OUT TODAY!!! Lounge Grooves 2 by Dj Azibi

LOUNGE GROOVES 2 by Dj Azibi by LADRecords

On behalf of Los Chicos Altos & Palo Q'sea, I am pleased to announce the release of Lounge Grooves 2 by Dj Azibi on iTunes.  Later this month it will be released on other online stores. It features music by Los Chicos Altos & Palo Q'sea, Federico Aubele, Lenny Ibizarre and many others.  There's definitely some tunes included that will become lounge/chill-out classics.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Big Tings a Gwan!

Halloween Session!

This coming Friday I'll be sharing the stage with a few local legends of the Barcelona DJ scene, DJ Panko (Ojos de Brujo, Lenacay, Electrorumbaiao,) DJ2D2, Guille de Juan (Playtime) and our host Professor Angel Sound for "Night of the Zombeats" at Trip Club!  Trip Club is his baby and the Professor has been bringing great talent to town every Friday: Nightmares on Wax (Warp Records,) Silicone Soul (Soma Records,) Pete Herbert and last Friday Miguel Puente.  The venue, El Molino, is a really beautiful club and goes until the wee hours...

Friday, October 31: 11:55pm - 5:00am, Trip Club at El Molino.
C/Vila i Vilà, 99; 08004 Barcelona (metro L3 [Red]/L2 [Purple] Parallel) Tel: +34 93 205 51 11

For inclusion on the guest list you only need to put your name and number of people accompanying you on the event wall.  The list is valid until 2:00h. If you're not on the guest list or arrive after 2:00h, entrance is 15€ including a drink or 12€ if you come in costume.  Event page (in Spanish)

The following Friday will be exciting as well! 

I will be spinning alongside more excellent local talent, DJ Millie (celebrating her birthday that evening,) Fred Guzzo & LeMarquis!  Mr. Guzzo & LeMarquis are the first DJs I'd ever heard spinning jazz (the O.G. stuff, e.g., Art Blakey, Horace Silver) as dance music!  I'd read about the London "Jazz Dance" scene for years, but by the time I made it to London, the big names had moved on to other music and most of the venues were long-gone.  My first experience with this happened at Harlem Jazz Club afterhours in Barcelona.  After residencies in Soul Club and Cafe Royale, Fred has his own spot, Guzzo.  If you haven't been there yet, this is a great reason to stop by!  The room is amazing, the staff is wonderful and of course the music is top-notch!  Years later I met DJ Millie laying down some great soulful, deep house grooves.  She also plays the foundation music for that style as well (i.e., soul, jazz/funk.)  "London Connection" is an appropriate name for this event as Ms. Johnson hails from there and is bringing one of our DJ heroes: Patrick ForgeDa Lata (band,) Cosmic Jam (radio show,) Dingwalls (the club-night was officially called "Talkin' Loud and Saying Something") and Rebirth of Cool (compilation series) are all things of which Patrick is or has been a part.  I'm supremely happy to be a part of this event!

Friday, November 7: 8:00pm - 3:30am, London Connection at Guzzo.Plaza Comercial, 10; 08003 Barcelona (Metro L4 [Yellow] Barceloneta) Tel: +34 936 67 00 36

FREE Entry!!  Music policy: Worldwide baby! Dress code: Dancing shoes and smiles!
See you there!
Event Page (English & Spanish.)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Saturday Brunch!

Back in Barcelona this Saturday for a Brunch Session at Dos Trece!  From 1pm til 5pm there are bottomless mimosas, great food and marvelous music!

Below is a recording from the last session I did there.

If you can't see the player, this is what it sounded like last time:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sample This (Something Else! Radio for 9/23/14)

Listen at top of page or Download

Among with the usual mix of new and classic tunes I've included a short tribute to the man pictured above, Joe Sample.  He is most known for his work with the (Jazz) Crusaders, but has worked with people as varied as Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis and Michael Franks.  The Average White Band tune "Put It Where You Want It" is a cover of Joe's tune written for the Crusaders and the Michael Franks track "Chain Reaction" is another Crusaders song.  Mr. Sample passed away recently and has been a very influential person in my musical development.

Take a look at a couple videos where the man speaks for himself.

Something Else! Intro - Dj T-Bird
Stop War, Make Love - Omar
What Is This? - Sergio Mendes
Dream - Shankar Family
Put It Where You Want It - Average White Band
Spiral - Crusaders
Chain Reaction - Michael Franks
Grandma's Rocking Chair - Olli Ahvenlahti
Ska Trek - Tackhead
Breathe Easy - Ivaylo & Slammer feat. Renate
Trains Over Broadway (Pezzner's Native Language Rework) - Sleazy McQueen
The Game - Mega Jawns
All Gone feat. Fi McCluskey (Boogie Balo Remix) - Josh Caffe & David Newton
Love Attack - Brooklyn Classic