Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 17.02

Hey; I’m back again!

First of all, if you missed Show 17.01, don’t forget that it’s available online now. I don’t want you to miss it.

If you’ve read the blog post to go along with the last show, you know that my main focus as far as music are music that I’ve been receiving from May 2017 onward. There were loads of great music that I’ve been fortunate to listen, and in some cases played out, between October 2016, when my last show was posted online, and end of April, but I’ve been so incredibly busy, and I don’t have infinite time. Something had to give. I am still a one-man band, so I hope you forgive me for moving onward and forward. With that, the first two shows: the last one and this one, focuses again between May and end of July 2017.

As ever, there is great new music out there to be had, and I’m privileged as ever to share them with you. When I can find the time, I will return to the mike, and share some info on these talented artists when I can.

For now, please enjoy this show. My next one, which will be very soon, will be a full-on club mix, because there are some great nuggets of beats that I don’t wish for you to miss.

There’s more to come, but I will leave it here. Thank you.

Peace.

Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes
Show 17.02 – August 2, 2017

Song – Artist – Release – Label
La Sombra (Spaceways Radio Edit + Additions By Carlos Niño) – Chip Wickham – La Sombra Remixes EP – Lovemonk
Summer Love AD2231 ft Richard E (Break Reform Mix) – Solar Apple Quarktette – Solar Bossa EP – Further Out
Mesmer Mesmerising feat. Isa Kurz (Chamber Orchestra Version) – Manu Delago – EP – Tru Thoughts
Above The Clouds – Yisrael Trio – Brownswood Bubblers Twelve Pt. 2 – Brownswood
Say What – James Brandon Lewis Trio – Brownswood Bubblers Twelve Pt. 2 – Brownswood
All – Hunrosa – Wah Wah 45s
Vibes (Worlds Collide) – Abi Flynn – Ambiguous EP – Tru Thoughts
Right Here – The Seshen – EP – Tru Thoughts
Hours Go By (Jay Em Remix) – rkls feat. Sio – R2 Records
Can You Handle It? – Red Sharon – KAT
Sparrow Love – Merry Clayton – Scrimshire Summer Lovin’ Edits – Wah Dubplate
Downtown – Bas Roos – Black Jukebox 18 EP – Exploited
Right In The Socket – Marashal – KAT
City Living – Gianluca Pighi & Massimo Paramour feat. Ahmad Larnes – EP – Mint Condition
Red Planet (Andrés Remix) – Chip Wickham – La Sombra Remixes EP – Lovemonk
Make Heaven – Octo Champ – Southern Uplands EP – Shapes of Rhythm
Funkadonna – Life on Planets – The Maze – W+L Records
Bobby’s Grapevine – Aldo Vanucci – Wah Wah 45s
Sommer Love – Chaka Khan – Scrimshire Summer Lovin’ Edits – Wah Dubplates
Amor En Francia (Sideswipe Remix) – Quantic & Nidia Góngora – EP – Tru Thoughts
Rush (Captain Over Remix) – Paper Tiger – EP – Wah Wah 45s
Sambaiana – Candeias – Sambaiana – Notes on a Journey

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Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes – Show 17.01 (O. M. F. G.)

Hello, Beautiful People.

The last post I’ve done on this site was back in January.

The last show that I’ve made available was back in October 2016.

For. Shame.

I won’t bother you with all of the goings-on that have been taking place since that period, except that indeed I’ve been very busy with loads of things. Okay really, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with stuff, and had to decide to pare down some things, let other things wait, and just get to the point where I can get enough space to decide if keeping up with doing this show is worth it, given the challenge of my lack of time.

Ultimately, the answer is yes. I love the new music…most of it, anyway….that comes into my inbox, especially since pulling myself off quite a few promo lists that ultimately did not suit me or the integrity of how I choose the music that I support.

All of this is in tandem with how I want to live my life, going forward. I have done a lot of work to decide on this, but I still have a lot to do. But I enjoy Urban Landscapes, and I enjoy supporting the great labels, artists, and industry professionals who are just as passionate. Oh, and I can’t forget the fans, which apparently I’ve left you in wait. I’m sorry about that.

Another thing that has been taking up some of my time is a DJ collective that I’ve formed here in San Luis Obispo, California called Soul Dust Productions. It consists of many of the town’s most respective DJs and true-blue supporters who are passionate about good music and quality parties. We’ve formed in November 2016, and so far it’s been an awesome experience. It’s been a learning experience leading the charge, and knowing that there’s no way that I could do this on my own, it’s great to earn the trust of the guys and gals flanking our special collective. I’m sure to share more about it in the future. Feel free to add us to keep up with the goings-on via Soul Dust Productions on Facebook, or on Instagram at @souldustpro.

So now, on to the new shows. The plan, and I will do my best to keep up, is to produce at least two shows a month. Some shows will be freestyle and eclectic, and others full-on club mixes, just as my shows have been in recent years. Because of the crazy time schedule, I’ve decided to focus on select music since May of this year, and making the show into two parts. Please check to make sure that you get Shows 17.01, which is this one, and then 17.02, which will follow this one. Again, look for them both so that you don’t miss them.

I’ll have more in the next posting for 17.02. But do please enjoy this edition of Urban Landscapes.

I love you all, and thanks again for your patience and for your support.

Peace.

Velanche Presents Urban Landscapes
Show 17.01 – July 31, 2017

Song – Artist – Release – Label
Everything Is Everything – Sly5thAve – Composite EP – Tru Thoughts
Bottom of the Bucket – Hot 8 Brass Band – Tru Thoughts
Rise N Shine – Alex Rocks Feat. Sleep Sinatra – Rise N Shine – Lovemonk
Moonlight Creedence – Alex Rocks Feat. Jessica Fitoussi – Rise N Shine – Lovemonk
Whole Of London – Nina Miranda – Six Degrees
Kang Ding Love – Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Year Of The Funky – Légère
Year Of The Funky – Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Year Of The Funky – Légère
Felag Mengu – Nomade Orquestra – Entremundos – Far Out
Rinoceronte Blues – Nomade Orquestra – Entremundos – Far Out
Pra Fuder (Gilles Peterson & Simbad Remix) – Mais Um Discos
Bossa B (Glenn Astro Remix) – Hector Plimmer – EP – Albert’s Favourites
Dizzy’s Bounce (Opolopo Remix) – Bahama Soul Club – The Havana Remixes – Buyù
Rumba Fugaz (Jack&Jointz Remix) – Bahama Soul Club – The Havana Remixes – Buyù
We Can Do It – BB Boogie feat. Vanessa Freeman – Standing On The Wall – R2 Records
Sweating And Shaking (On The Dance Floor) – BB Boogie feat. Monica Blaire – Standing On The Wall – R2 Records
Red Hot – Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap – Make Love Our Destiny EP – Crew Love
No Habla feat. John Camp – Wolf + Lamb – EP – W+L Records
Shine (This Is It) (Scott Grooves Deepah Dub) – Soul Clap featuring Nona Hendryx – EP – Classic Music Company
Clareia – Sabrina Malheiros – Far Out
Take It Back (feat Doc Brown) – The Haggis Horns – Haggis
Blinded Souls – Soothsayers – Speak To My Soul EP – Wah Wah 45s

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(Mostly) January Update

It’s almost the end of January, and I think that I’m slowly coming around to getting some semblance of chaotic organization. I am still working to flesh out the coming year, but so far it seems that my plans for pushing both DJing and music production are going to come together, albeit a bit more deliberate for the latter.

Regarding DJing endeavors, it’s been surprisingly good. Our new DJ collective, Soul Dust Productions, has gotten off to a great start with two successful events since its founding, in addition to another wicked successful event and a New Year’s Eve event….all at the same local venue, Bang The Drum Brewery, which has been very generous with giving me chances to show what could potentially work. Fortunately, it’s worked out for all of us, and people really seem to enjoy something different than the usual music that they otherwise would be getting downtown.

 

There’s a lot to say about our success, and perhaps that will be for another post, except to say that though I’ve been told many times that I was responsible for the idea and the inspiration, truly these things cannot come tougher if people didn’t believe in its potential, in our potential. Also, those who enjoyed and attended our events have to believe in what we are doing, which is to make them fun events with music that’s outside the usual current top 40/party music vibe that management at most places see as safe bets to pull in crowds. I’d like to think that if you need a safety net, perhaps our events are not going to be people’s thing. But if you’re the adventurous, soul-loving type who years for something deep and primal, then check us out.

But enough tooting horns, except to say that we have some upcoming events that I’m really excited about. Also, we have added a bit of estrogen to our group, which made it necessary to just slightly change the wording from a DJ collective to a music collective, or even a DJ/music collective. Whatever, because these all consider themselves to be “dance captains, and one is a prospective DJ who could soon join our ranks on the decks. All-in-all, it’s very exciting to have these music-lovers and rebel rousers as part of our tribe.

As mentioned earlier, I’m slowly working my way back into music production. It’s on the slow side, but I’m also diving in deep into areas that I know will take more more time to learn, but will also help result in faster workflows in the long run. The same is happening with my DJ skills, which I also want to strengthen and polish, but I really would also like to make music, in addition to playing others music, as well as perform at some point. I’m crazy for diving this deep, but I look forward to magic happening, as well as sharing and collaborating with others in due course.

Other things will come into play soon, like the long, long awaited second edition of Urban Landscapes, post-radio. I feel that I should give it another name, so I’ll see how things go. Nevertheless, I have a bumper crop of music to both choose from and to still listen to. It’s insanity, man, but I’m going to make things work..

I have other things on my list for the year related to my musical endeavors, which I’ll share as time goes on. Also, get ready for some non-music posts, because when I have a blog, that means I also have a voice. You can guess which voice I’m referring to, but stay tuned and see if you’re right.

Right now, time to jet. Thanks for reading!

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Freshening Up 2017

Happy New Year, good people.

2016 has been a continuation of a few transitional years that I’ve gone through, throwing out some things, trying out others, and trying to find out what works. The period has been interesting. Really, the year has been interesting, and not just because of the crazy political campaign that has turned into political crazytown. It’s also because of the juggling that I’ve been doing that needed some reigning in.

If you’re good to yourself, hopefully you’ve taken the time to assess what the previous year has brought you in terms of your goals and objectives for the year, and you’ve by now decided how to proceed. I, too, have taken some time to figure things out. And while I”m unsure if I’ve completed fleshed out everything, I think that at least I have some anchors to play with, knowing of those other things that are best left on the shelf. For instance, attempting to resurrect Urban Landscapes as a weekly radio show just wasn’t going to work in the end. Preparing for the show took a great deal of time in of itself, but then other things related, from the weekly transpiration that was getting both time-consuming and expensive, to the need to have to go through promos and give feedback every week for more hours than I had. I’ve decided to put the weekly show on the shelf, and try out for a monthly podcast. I’ve only done one since the summer, but I think that I’m all but ready for a monthly stint, with a regular schedule. I will try for twice monthly, but doing it once a month, I can commit.

The bigger commitment I’d like to pursue are two deep dives into music: music production and DJing. Fortunately, the latter has sort of been taking shape in my current town of San Luis Obispo, where I’ve done my radio show for years. Along with some friends, I’ve organized two very successful DJ gigs at a local brewery, where the crowds were overflowing. We are anticipating yet anther event just like it, barring any changes in the weather. I’m very happy about that, and after years of trying to get something off the ground, even a stable network of DJs, I think we finally have it going now. It takes a village, they say, and I think that we have a good village of quality selectors in my town who are very deep in their selections nd very experienced as DJs. We’ve developed something that’s been good, and I look forward for the magic to continue.

Regarding music production, I found that I’ve fallen quite behind in that area, even though I have been exploring with other tools and the like. But now I think I’ve finally found a way to get things done more effectively, while working with others too. Old things to finish, new things to explore, and just ensuring really that whatever I start, I can finish. Finishing what I started, from a song to a course, has befuddled me for ages. Not easy to do when I spend eight hours a day, five days a week on things that are not related to music. I’m working on that angle, too. But I’m very bullish on getting more in touch with my creative side, because it’s important to me, as important as the air I breathe. I am committed to that, but I hope now that it’s better planned out. We’ll see how that goes.

Part of the music side is to continue Urban Landscapes in a monthly form. I also have other plans to share with you, but they are being fleshed out, and I hope to get those other items in place by the spring. I don’t wish to jinx up things, so I’ll let you know when they are ready.

As ever, thanks so much for your support. I plan to share more with you, when the time is ready. Until then, best wishes for you and Happy New Year!

Peace.

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Velanche’s Urban Landscapes Mix 001 – October 2016

Greetings!

It’s been awhile coming, but here is the first of what I hope will be a number of mixes, in the spirit of my former radio show. I am still inundated with music left and right, and I am getting super, super picky these days, as my time is very compressed. Hopefully, you’ll feel like you’re reaping the rewards by the quality sounds.

At least one mix will be a more eclectic selection, and another will be more of a club mix. I thought that I’d start off with an eclectic, freestyle selection. There was way more that I wanted to put in than I had time for, but there are some incredible albums that you need to check out, and a few of them are represented nicely here.

Hope you dig; back with more soon!

Urban Landscapes Mix 001
October 2016

Song – Artist – Release – Label
Make ’em Pass – My Trippin’ Mojo – Resistant Mindz
Another Sunrise – Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – Late Night & Heartbreak — Record Kicks
Woman Got Soul – Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – Late Night & Heartbreak – Record Kicks
Upwards from the Ground – Carleen Anderson – Cage Street Memorial – Freestyle
Deliverance – Carleen Anderson – Cage Street Memorial – Freestyle
Sunshine – Myles Sanko – Just Being Me – Légère
Just Being Me – Myles Sanko – Just Being Me – Légère
Shuffle Them Shoes feat. Hollie Cook (Jago & Ghost Writerz Remix) – Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – EP – Tru Thoughts
Day Dreamin – Falkwun – In:soul
Mammy Hot Daddy Cool – Big Youth – Mr. Bongo Record Club Volume One – Mr. Bongo
Yu Ya Yumma – Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy – Philophon
Sem Sombra – Pedro Santos – Krishnanda – Mr. Bongo
Desengano Da Vista – Pedro Santos – Krishnanda – Mr. Bongo
Agua Viva – Pedro Santos – Krishnanda – Mr. Bongo
Muevelo Papi ft. Olvido Ruiz – Bahama Soul Club – Havana ’58 – Buyú
Eleggua ft Sexto Sentido – Bahama Soul Club – Havana ’58 – Buyú
Rumba Fugaz ft Arema Arega – Bahama Soul Club -Havana ’58 – Buyú
El Mercado – Alex Rodriguez – Mr. Bongo Record Club Vol. 1 – Mr. Bongo
Think Twice – Takuya Kuroda – Zigzagger – Concord
The Travelling Song (Kyoto Jazz Sextet Remix) – Pete Josef – Remixes EP – Compost
Crumble – JetTricks presents Sam Spence – Make It Through – s/r
Where’s That Love – JetTricks presents Sam Spence – Make It Through – s/r
Caught Counting ft. Lizzy Parks & Azaxx – Diesler – Sounds Familiar – A Little Something
Downtown Express – Diesler – Sounds Familiar – A Little Something
Numb ft. Ebony Houston – Soul Clap – Crew Love
Searchin I (4 That Familiar Feelin) – Mndsgn – Body Wash – Stones Throw
Afro Funky (Original Mix) – Diesler & Yam Who? Feat Andre Espeut – EP – A Little Something
Cosmic Perspective – Mndsgn – Body Wash – Stones Throw
San Gorgonio – Lost Midas – Tru Thoughts
All Or Nothing – Chrome Sparks – Counter

END MIX

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