Urban Cocktail Hour 2009 02-10-09



Well I hate to say it… it is unfortunate… but the fact of the matter is that every podcaster comes to a point where he has a creative block. Moments become hours, hours become days, days become weeks… etc, etc, etc.

As an avid podcast subscriber, I have always hated when a DJ misses a show… don’t they know that we are waiting, patiently waiting, to listen to what they will bring us next? I hate when they do that… oh wait, I am guilty of just that! I am indeed sorry.

I did not post a podcast in January, the very month that the Chill with the Chola podcast turned two years old. I will try to make up for that throughout the year, posting an extra episode here or there if possible, or even better, finding more guest DJ’s to produce mid month episodes.

I finally found my muse after booking a trip to Chicago this coming weekend… I cannot wait! I am headed up to Chicago to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the girl that I love. To be in one of my favorite cities with my favorite person excites me to no end. A city full of romance, UNBELIEVABLE food, scenery, jazz/ blues, etc… I just cannot wait!

This month I have decided to revisit a classic “Chill with the Chola” idea… the Urban Cocktail Hour, inspired by the trip that I am about to make to one of this nation’s finest cities. The Urban Cocktail Hour is about celebrating the music inspired by the big city… jazz, funk, lounge, downtempo, jazzy hip hop… it is all here. If this set does not get your head bobbin,’ I am not sure what will. I hope that you will enjoy this month’s podcast with your favorite libations.

I would like to dedicate one of the most interesting, unconventional, and beautiful pieces of music in this month’s set (Jazzanova’s “Little Bird”) to my own little bird. XO.

Here is this month’s tracklist…

01. Funk Off– Magic Touch
02. Katalyst– All You’ve Got (Ft. Hau, Ru C.L., Yungun)
03. Fort Knox Five– Sao Funky (Parts 1 & 2)
04. Mario Biondi– This Is What You Are (Dim’s Hipster Jazz)
05. Khromozomes & Kristin Mainhart– Another Girl
06. Kero One– In All The Wrong Places
07. Roberto Roena– Take Five (Nicola Conte Remix)
08. The Apples– Killing (45 Mix)
09. Nitin Sawhney– Days of Fire (Ft. Natty)
10. Jazzanova– Little Bird (ft. Jose James)
11. The Stance Brothers– Capricorn
12. The Bird And The Bee– Polite Dance Song
13. Kenichiro Nishihara– From Time To Time (ft. Gregg Green)

And by the way… a big phat tuba bassline with a tenor sax solo just makes me want to get down!1 minute 46 seconds… that sh!t gets the f@ck down! I just thought that you should know that 🙂


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Nu Funk in the Trunk 06-09-08


Woohoo! The last month has been a BUSY one! I finally got some time to put together this month’s podcast over the weekend so, I just barely made my deadline. 🙂

This month’s downtempo podcast features NU Funk music from a variety of artists from around the world. While I was researching this month’s selections, I was surprised to find out that Australia has a flourishing funk scene and artists that are regularly releasing awesome tunes. Check out some of the links in the tracklist for more info.

Get ready to get funky, this set has some serious character, is super uplifting, and tons of fun. Enjoy!

Here is this month’s tracklist…

01. Flow Dynamics– Live In The Mix
02. Kylie Auldist– Cut You Loose
03. Mr. Confuse– Lookout Weekend (Lack Of Afro Deep Funk Mix)
04. Family Vision Care– A Smashful Shape
05. Kinny– Back Street Lust ft. Diesler
06. Katalyst– Say What You Feel ft. Stephanie McKay
07. Saravah Soul– Nao Posso Te Levar A Serio
08. Kylie Auldist– Gotsta Get Me Some
09. The Herbaliser– You’re Not All That
10. Baby Charles– Invisible
11. The Apples– Lou-e-zee-yanaa
12. The Sahara All Stars Of Jos- Take Your Soul
13. The Heads Of The Family- Troubled People

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Textured Beats 05-02-08


This month’s podcast is dedicated to the TextureDJs who produce one of my favorite podcasts anywhere, “Transatlantic Grooves.” The TextureDJs play some of the most eclectic genres of music from brokenbeat, to jazz, to funk. Their sets seem to be somewhere between old and new, full of warm vintage charm, almost as if you were listening to your old 45’s.
Unfortunately the TextureDJs seem to be M.I.A. 😉 Last I have heard, “A few trips to Kenya have gotten in the way of regular podcasting.” I hope all is well fellas, and, I just wanted you guys to know that there are quite a few people out here having withdrawals without our monthly doseage! 🙂
If you believe that imitation is the ultimate form of flattery, then lets continue! This month I have put together my own eclectic mix of old and new to come up with my own “vintage 45 sound.” I have found some terrific brokenbeat, funk, and jazz as well as a couple of excellent mashups that will transport you back to more simple times. In fact, I even whipped together a couple mashups of my own for this one!”



This show is all over the place, but, was quite fun to create and is bound to leave you with a smile on your face. Enjoy!

Here is this month’s tracklist…

01. DJ Frane– A Story I Heard
02. Aleksi Virta– The Giant Catch 22
03. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons– Beggin’ (Pilooski Re-Edit)
04. The Chola VS. Larry Bright– Surfin’ Queen
05. The Human Beinz– Nobody But Me (Pilooski edit)
06. The Chola VS. The Trashmen– Surfin’ Bird
07. Jamie Lidell– Little Bit Of Feel Good (Senor Coconut Mix)
08. Dinah Washington– Relax Max
09. Saravah Soul– Funk E Saravah
10. The Bamboos– Bring It Home ft. Alice Russell
11. The New Mastersounds– One Note Brown (Lanu Remix)
12. Sindbad– Gauche
13. Fdel– Rocksteady
14. Mashed Up Funk– Pepe ’99
15. A Skillz vs Beatvandals– Sunshine
16. Jazz Liberatorz– Clin D’oeil

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Its a NU Year


Happy New Year my friends! I hope that everyone had a great holiday and that going back to work this week has not sucked the life right out of you. Hopefully the cool sounds of nujazz, broken beat, and hip-hop in this month’s podcast will lift your spirit some if you are indeed feeling a bit down about returning to work. 🙂

This month’s episode is quite special… it marks the 1st birthday of the “Chill With The Chola” podcast. Wow, it has gone by so fast I can hardly believe it!

In the past year, this show has grown to almost 5000 active RSS subscribers and averages another 1500 unique page views per month. That makes this site a very strong promotional tool for independent artists and labels and it does not cost them a dime to reach new listeners and potential fans. I am happy to say that this site is cash flow negative on its first birthday… yea, that’s right, NEGATIVE. This podcast is here to spread the word about the music I love, not to turn a profit. I am EXTREMELY proud of that and thank you all for your support. I could not have done it without you, the loyal listener!

This month’s episode is chock full of tastey nu jazz and broken beat, and, it is even lightly dusted with some choice underground jazzy hip-hop. I found a great new website to legaly download electronica this month and highly recommend it. Check out http://www.bagpak.net when you have some time. Quite a few of the tunes in this month’s episode were purchased right there. Enjoy!

Here is this month’s tracklist…

01. Basement Freaks– Shapeshifter
02. Soulphonic Soundsystem– Catalina Sunset (Fort Knox Five Remix)
03. Sunshine State– Day Job (Alister Johnson Remix)
04. South City Allstars– South City Allstars vs Joe Quartermain
05. Princess Superstar– Perfect
06. C.L. Smooth & DJ Jazzy Jeff– All I Know
07. Count Bass D & John Robinson– Turn The Bass Up
08. Aaron Jerome– Blue Lotus
09. Alister Johnson– Like A Star
10. Aklimatize ft Totin Agosto- Dime La Verdad
11. 12th Floor– Salsa 313
12. Justis– Jazz Music

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