Episode 111: William Saint’s Soulsonic Summermix

One of the best things about running The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast is finding new DJs I’ve never heard of before and shining a light on undiscovered talent. Our podcast is definitely not about hype, it’s about music, so when my friend Salathiel from the Bay sent me a smoothed out slow jam mix by his cousin William a few months back, I reached out to William to get him to bring his smooth sounds to mothership. The mix William turned in went beyond expectations and features a wide array of soulful new music from many artists I haven’t even heard of before. It’s summer time music for your heart and your head, so close your eyes, kick back and let the groove take you away…

William is originally from Boston (Mattapan), but he left in ’91 to go to college in Atlanta, where he began DJing, now he lives in Memphis where he’s getting his doctorate in philosophy. Here’s how describes his style: “Coming up in the ’80s and early ’90s (Golden Age of Hip-Hop) I have an old school approach to DJing. It was common for hip-hop DJs back then to play a little bit of everything, as long as it was hot (hip-hop, r&b, dancehall, house, rock, disco etc.). Hence, I played everything from hip-hop to rave/techno (depending on the crowd) and still spin a little bit of everything.” And about this mix: “The mixes I make now for Sala or otherwise usually depend on my mood. There was a lot of good new music I came across recently, so this mix is primarily some newer stuff.”

1. ayah and slakah – keep up
2. ATU – way I feel
3. dwele – lady (sango & lakim edit)
4. robin thicke – wanna love you girl (sango remix)
5. maryann – I could give a
6. little dragon – ritual union (abjo refix)
7. mar – her past
8. adjoici – march
9. jesse futureman – the sleepwalker
10. debilorithmicos – loser for you
11. jill scott – crown royal (record breakin & sun circle re-edit)
12. dotmatic – the city
13. I-ced – gone by now
14. point d’orgue – diurne (koloah remix)
15. cornish –walking
16. tall black guy – fantastic race
17. soia – say hi
18. kissi b – hooked
19. anthony valdez – b side philly
20. la melodia – working on it
21. foreign exchange – all the kisses (ahmed sirour remix)
22. jeremih – all the time + benji b’s string ensemble (ahmed’s thr3mix)

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 111: William Saint’s Soulsonic Summermix

Episode 105: Monsieur M. Soul Survivor

Sometimes the most rewarding part of running The Adventures of Soul Clap is finding that new DJ that no one has heard of yet, but has that special something that makes us NEED to

include them in our podcast series. That was the case with Monsieur M, who I met after our first set in Athens and proceeded to talk to for hours about music and life. He told me about his disco edit oriented Modernism project with our buddy Thodoris Triantafillou, his love of r&b and deep music, and of course life in Greece. After he sent me a bunch of dope edits and mixes i asked him to contribute a podcast and boy did he deliver!

It took awhile to fit it into the schedule, but his mix, Soul Survivor pt. 1 is actually perfect for the holiday season. It’s as smooth a mix of 80’s and 90’s r&b as you’re going to here anywhere and it includes some of our all time favorite jams. So put it in on, pour yourself a glass of eggnog (or Manischewitz) and get yo groove on…

I think there must be, in every music collector or music lover, the need to make a mixture with few of his favorite tracks and maybe a sequel and a prequel and anyway you know how it goes… This is a journey through verry few of my most beloving tracks of the past decades, well… mostly of 80s and a bit of 90s & 00s! Joints of Soul – RnB – Funk and Pop, smooth enough to make you jump on you car and cruise or get you in the groove…

1. Soul For Real – Candy Rain (1995 – MCA Records)
2. Joy Enriquez – Tell Me How You Feel (2000 – LaFace Records)
3. Mtume – Juicy Fruit (1982 – Epic Records)
4. Crazy – Lady T (Hot Toddy Mix) – (2005 Shiva Records)
5. The Gap Band – Outstanding – (1982 – Total Experience Records)
6. Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long – (1983 – Motown Records)
7. Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done – (1981 – Polydor)
8. George Benson – Never Too Far to Fall (1983 – Warner Bros. Records)
9. Jean Carne – Don’t let it go to your head (1978 – Philadelphia International)
10. Sade – Give It Up (1988 – Epic Records)
11. Simply Red – Something Got Me Started (1991 – East West Records)
12. Richard Earshaw feat’ Carleen Anderson My Door

Is Open (2010 – Groovefinder Records)
13. Brandy – I wanna be down (Ezel Remix) (2011 – Unreleased)

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 105: Monsieur M. Soul Survivor