Something Else Radio!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Traveling (again...)

Currently writing from Munich, Germany.  It's my first time out here and I'm playing for a private event on Sunday. 

Arrived Friday and had a blast going out!  Hung with Dusty from Jazz & Milk who took me to a family-oriented Italian restaurant ro start off.  We were seated next to a few people who seemed to be having a great time.  When they left, one of the men made a point of rapping his knuckles on our table and saying goodnight to us.  Although a bit odd, it was definitely coming from a place of friendliness.  I thought maybe he knew Dusty, but as it turns out he was just being social...  Afterward we went to to hear D2E3 who was PHENOMENAL!!!  The venue is a lot of fun and his music just completed the vibe.

After that we got a kebap (traditional german food--via turkey) and went to hear the man from Kalakuta Soul rip it up at DIE REGISTRATUR.  After a great set of funky-disco-afro-latin-soul
we called it a night and went to the booth to give the DJ his proper respect.  ...At which point we were gifted the record you see at the top of this post!

I've been informed by the other Chico Alto that I must try Schweinsbraten with
Semmelknoede in a traditional restaurant with a beer garden.  I guess I know what happens tonight..

Switching subjects, it's been a really busy summer!  We like that and one of the things keeping me busy is more radio shows with Barcelona City Fm!  Deep Tuesdays broadcast live from Bar 68 7-9pm, my usual Something Else! Radio Wednesdays 10pm-12mid and Vibe Select Barcelona Saturdays from 8-10pm with R.D.  Tueday is a house session, Wednesday is eclectic and Saturday is Soul/R&B/Hiphop.

Other upcoming live gigs include:

Sat 20 August @ Bar 68 10pm-3am, Barcelona
Sun 21 August @ Xiringuito Zero 4-9pm, Vilanova
Fri 26 @
Bar 68 10pm-3am, Barcelona 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Something Else! on Barcelona City Fm featuring Guest Co-Host! (3/23/2016)

My first guest on Something Else! for Barcelona City Fm was the UK's Melodi!  She was a great co-host and we had a lot of fun.  Along with chatting with me, we played a few songs that were particularly meaningful for her and then she performed a few of her own songs!
Listen below (or at the top of the page) to enjoy some of it, yourself.

Part 1:

Darkest Light - The Lafayette Afro Rock Band

P.Y.T. (The Reflex Revision) REMASTER 2016 - Michael Jackson

Looks Like We're Shy One Horse - Colourbox

From The Beginning - Emerson Lake & Palmer

Next To Me (Acoustic) - Emeli Sandé

I Should've Known Better - Mica Paris

The Man - Omar

Stronger Than Me - Amy Winehouse

I Will - Beatles

Heartbeat [Chase & Status Remix] - Nneka<
Stay Home (Live PA) - Melodi

Part 2:

Me and My Arrow - Harry Nilsson

Mister Mellow - Maynard Ferguson

Melodi Road (Guitar) - Melodi

Blue (Blak & Blue Mix) - Caron Wheeler

2 Deep (May We Get A Bit Deeper Mix) - Gang Starr

Barcelona (Guitar) - Melodi

2nd Chance (feat. Tony Allen) - Cerrone

Part 3:

Intro / Outro (Recloose remix) - Frankie Valentine

What You Want (Taylormade) - TY

Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic Remix) - 4 Hero

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Newest Something Else! on Barcelona City FM! (3/16/2016)

You can listen at the top of the page or here.

Part 1:

Get Involved (DJ Thomilla's Benztown Remix Extended) - Raphael Saadiq & Q-Tip
Athabasca - Maurice Aymard & Sasse
Bodytalk - Cerrone
Galaxy Innerzone Orchestra - Programmed
Last Night feat. Akua Naru (Razoof Remix) - Ancient Astronauts
Hand In Hand - Phil Collins
Sierra Lonely - O’Donel Levy
God Only Knows - Funk Inc.
Love on Tap feat Kylie Auldist - Deep Street Soul
Deploy The Subaquatic Probe - Carl Hudson
Art$y Bruh - J57
Sittin' Here (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) - St Germain
Chillin' In The Ghetto - Andy Compton's Sowetan Onesteps

Part 2:

Itij (The Sun) - Abdelli Abderrahmane Abdelli
Ya Rayah - Dahmane El Harrachi
Enjoy - Emil Richards
Camel Rise - Bobby Hutcherson
Lucky Fellow - Leroy Hutson
Sax Therapy (Remastered) - John B
Tough At the Top (Instrumental) - E-Z Rollers
Go Deep (Roni Size Remix) - Janet Jackson
I Wish (Los Chicos Altos Remix) - Nappy Riddem
Dis Ya One - More Rockers
Number One Sound featuring Gregory Isaacs (Jungle Mix) - BONE
Bragga Funk - DJ Suv

Monday, March 14, 2016

Two Regular Gigs!

So I mentioned I have a new radio gig last time.  Just as before, it's with Barcelona City Fm.  The time slot is Wednesday night 10pm-12mid (CET/UT+1) and I think the vibe is appropriate to that--gets you over the hump day, but sufficiently night time...  Above the blog posts is the new player that will be updated every week with the new show and is playlist-based, so it will automatically play the older shows later.  These will be uploaded in three parts: the first hour, 1st part of second hour and a short DJ mix to close out hour 2.

Here is the playlist of shows, starting with the most recent:

Second regular gig is called HEAT and I'm working with Lady Shizzle at Surya Pau Claris in Barcelona.  We're doing monthly Saturdays and mixing it up with house, soul/r&b, latin/global vibes and of course hiphop...  Last time was really fun, so don't miss the one coming up next month!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

New Radio Gig!!

Hey folks,

I've got a new radio gig with a local station: Barcelona City Fm!  I'm doing a 2-hour show instead of only one in the past...

Here's show number one (in 3 parts, sorry!)  More news soon...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Heat from Finland! (Something Else! Radio for 2/17/16)

This show is special!

Most of the show is a guest mix from Finland.  I met Helsinki's DJ Anna S years ago when she lived in Barcelona.  We have remained in touch and she was kind enough to send me this great set.  I start the show off with the usual intro and Isaac "Red" Holt Unlimited's version of The (post-Smokey Robinson) Miracles' "Do It Baby." After that, it's all Anna...

Rather than rewriting her DJ bio, I'll just post it here along with the tracklist and her comments about the session.

Dj Bio:

Head :: Heart :: Feet :: Repeat ::

The two-turntable-tabernacle got a hold of her soul back in 1997.
The years between then and now have seen her hosting a radio show, promoting several clubs in Helsinki.
Looking for the perfect beat up & down the block from house to disco, jazz to funk, latin to afro, guardian of the vibe, music-wise, and keeping people dance happy.
Red Bull Music Academy participant in Sao Paulo 2002.
Gigs outside Finland:
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Germany, Spain, U.S, Brasil

The track list:

1. Al Green - Simply Beautiful (Ben Gomori’s Field Maneuvers edit)
2. Eli Escobar - Seeing you
3. NIckodemus - Funky Libra Child
4. Dan Shake - Northern Merry
5. Logg feat Leroy Burgess - I know you will (Pied Pipers re edit)
6. Aleem feat. Leroy Burgess - Get Loose
7. Roy Davis Jr.  - Chicago Heights
8. Boddhi Satva - How sex changes things
9. Roy Davis Jr. - What it love feat Mark
10. Dagui Rodann, Alex Finkin - Universal Prayer ( Alex Finkin mix)
11. Hyenah - The Wish ( Manoo dmx)
12. Seven Davis Jr.  - Sunday Morning ( Kaytronik Ruff Kat mix)
13. Yoav B. -  Sunset Glow

About the mix:

Lately I have been asked to make tech house mixes, which have challenged to trust in myself. However I must say that I have truly enjoyed to mix strictly house beats.
Hope you enjoy this one, tailored for T-Bird’s Something Else show, with some funky tunes in the middle.

Peace & Love

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Turntable Tour!

Tribute to Rap History Biel/Bienne - 1994 by T-Bird on Mixcloud

Today is the first part of my Swiss "Turntable Tour." 3 nights, 2 cities: Biel/Bienne (Thursday) & Basel (Friday/Saturday.)

The mix above is to commemorate an event I went to many years ago in Biel called "Rap History." Each event would be themed around a certain year and the music would all be from then.  I always liked the idea and wanted to play one. Unfortunately, they have ended and now they only exist as an idea and organization...

Tonight I'll be playing the place where it all started for me in Switzerland, Pooc. Tomorrow will be my traditional Friday at Grenzwert (2nd venue I ever played in this country) and Saturday will break new ground at Cafe Singer, a venue new to both me and Basel!