Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Podcast Updated: Professor Z Sessions

I thought it would be appropriate to start posting the DJ session Professor Z and I did back May at Mood Mosaic. I've put up 2 parts of the 4 part series featuring tracks by Xinga, Gil Scott Heron, Manzel, George Baker, Astrud Giberto, Lena Horn, Joe Cuba, and many more.

Enjoy here!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Classic Track: Dibango's Soul Makossa

Here is a great article about one of my favorite tracks, Manu Dibango's Soul Makossa from our friends at

Manu Dibango's Soul Makossa is an important record not just because it has a most dancable african jazz groove but because it is the first record that club DJs truly made into a hit record.

Originally from Cameroon, Manu Dibango was interested in music at an early age and eventually moved to France to study at Jules Ferry College in St. Calais and ended up in Paris later on. It is in Paris that he frequented Jazz clubs and built a reputation as an excellent musician. Manu traveled back to Africa in 1960 and visited many French and English speaking nations....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Vampi Soul Night August 15th

Mood Mosaic is partnering up with Vampi Soul Records to bring you an exciting night of 60s latin, boogaloo, bossa nova, mambo, and salsa. Deano Sounds will be joined by Professor Z of Weekend Warriors fame.

To check out more info on Vampi Soul and to purchase some of their goods go here.

Mood Mosaic and
Proudly present Vampi Soul Night
Featuring Deano Sounds and Professor Z
August 15th, 2007 8pm
The Redline
59 JFK St
Harvard Sq.

Deano Sounds Podcast Launched!

I've finally launched the Deano Sounds Podcast. Every week I'll be digging deep in my crates to bring you the choiciest, rarest, and funkiest cuts from the likes of Fela Kuti, Eddie Bo, JJ Johnson, Jo-Jo and the Fugitives, Spanky Wilson, Byron Lee, Esther Phillips, Mark Murphy, Marcos Valle, Djavan, Som Tres, Joyce, Evinha, Jorge Ben, George Duke, Ray Barretto, La Charanga 76, Joe Cuba, The Harvey Averne Dozen, Willie Colon, Candido, Manu Dibango, The Chi-Lites, Ananda Shankar, The Cals, Betty Davis, Betty Wright, Speedometer, Nicole Willis, Bronx River Parkway, Village Crusaders, Cal green, Above and Beyond, Universal Robot Band, Prince Buster, Azymuth, Latin Brothers, Hugh Masekela, Tyrone and Carr, Joe Gibbs, Seu Jorge, Curtis Mayfield, West African Rhythm Brothers, and many more.

To subscribe click here.