Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Artist Spotlight : November : Ron Trent

Artist Spotlight : November : Ron Trent

"DJ/Producer Ron Trent, rooted in the dance music world for over 29 years, is largely regarded for producing and playing an eclectic range of music. Raised in Chicago's early underground music scene in the 1980s, which transitioned from Disco into House..

A perennial presence in music since the early 90's, Ron Trent is considered to be one of the architects of the Chicago music scene. He began the journey through studying and collecting records from a young age, taking cues from his father who ran a record pool in the late 70's. This upbringing provided the strong foundations which not only enabled him to become a respected DJ in his early teens, but also gave him the confidence to embark on his own productions in the mid 80s, culminating in his first release, the highly recognized and international acclaimed classic "Altered States", in 1990.

Through his legendary Prescription Records, Ron has notched up an extensive back catalogue of his own productions and introduced several key players. Prescription Records is widely regarded as one of the most influential Deep House imprints of the period. In the early 90's, Ron collaborated with House/R&B team Hula & Fingers, producers for Jive records and production credits with Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Kool Mo D, High Five, Lidell Townsend and MTF. Under the direction of Hula & Fingers, Ron began to develop his skills as producer and musician by incorporating his training as a percussionist along with developing skills on the keyboards. After several releases on Club Records, Hula & Fingers classic imprint, Ron went own to form his own label with renowned vocalist/producer Chez Damier. In 1993, Ron and Chez began creating the template for what would become the signature Prescription sound, eventually finding its way into various remix and writing production hits, and implementing the conception of Prescription Records. Prescription Records, together with it's sister label Balance, introduced the likes of Anthony Nicholson, Abacus, Glenn Underground (CVO), Moody Man, Norma Jean Bell, Joshua, Peven Everett, Rob Mello, and Luke Solomon to the world. During its course, Prescription became known for issuing superbly produced, often epic dance music by drawing influences from all over the globe and delighting club goers, as well as DJs with its highly unique sound.

Ron's sound expanded in 1997 with the release of the dance classic "Ncame U.” With writing partner Anthony Nicholson, famed vocalist D'bora, and Peven Everett on trumpet, this record launched Ron onto the NYC dance scene. After moving to NYC in the early 90's, Ron Trent quickly gained respect as a DJ/Producer by playing for Body and Soul at Shelter and hosting his own events at the legendary night club Vinyl in downtown Manhattan. Ron’s DJ and production skills would eventually lead to collaborating with giant step records, creating a new sound that would lead the way for the future of Giant Step the club and Giant Step the label. In 2000, Ron started his highly popular weekly residency with Giant Step at Shine, bringing forth a fusion of Neo Soul, Jazz Funk and World music whilst merging it into a dance formula. With Ron's vast knowledge of music and Giant Step’s thirst for the cutting edge, the event became one of the most top rated nights in NYC. Ron's in-house productions on the Giant Step/Sony label, featured artists such as Amel Larrieux, Jody Watley, Anastacia, Donnie, Carl Hancock Rux, Lina, just to name a few. His productions have lead to work with other greats including Tony Allen, Chucho Valdes, Papa Weba, 4Hero, Amp Fiddler, Groove Collective, as well as various other world artists. DJ compilations include: “Giant Step Sessions” (Giant Step), "Musical Reflections (R2 BBE), “Afro Blues” (Kings Street), “Deep&Sexy 2” (Wave music), “Abstract Afro Journey” (King Street).

In addition to prescription, Ron Trent created two further imprints which broadened the scope of his music production spectrum. Electric Blue recordings features more experimental sound, pushing the envelope and complementing the already established prescription sound. Future Vision Records was created as a platform to combine various artists with the signature Ron Trent production. Ron has also built up a quite a reputation within the music industry circles with his unique interpretations and reformulations of commercially popular tracks on his remixes, such as 'Honey' by Erykah Badu and 'Spring Summer Feeling' by Jill Scott. 

Outside of running record labels Prescription, Future Vision, Electric Blue Recordings and Music And Power, the last few years has seen Ron Trent making his presence known internationally: from regularly gracing the decks at Berghain in Berlin and making appearances at ADE in Amsterdam, to playing for serious audiophile and music connoisseurs in both London (Need2Soul, Boiler Room, Brilliant Corners) and Japan (Air, Circus)....just to name a few. Now based back in Chicago, Ron Trent's musical quest for knowledge and tones continues. Having been featured on Red Bull Music Academy numerous times and co-curating the multimedia exhibit 'Move Your Body - the Evolution of House Music' at the Chicago cultural centre in summer 2015, 'SODA' is an organisation Ron Trent founded in 2016 with the aim of perpetuating and preserving the legacy of underground music through cultural and educational events for future generations ahead." - RA
      K Civ Favorites
Urban Sound Gallery "Ncameu"
Jill Scott "Spring Summer Feeling" (Ron Trent Full Version Remix)
Inner City "Do Me Right" (Prescription Instrumental)
Inner City "Do Me Right" (Urban Sound Gallery Vocal Mix)
Amel Larrieux "Get Up" (Ron Trent Vox Mix)
Ron Trent "Morning Factory"
Round Five feat. Tikiman "Na Fe Throw It"
Ron Trent feat. Tkumah Sadeek "Till I See The Light Mas"
African Blues "Word Sound Power"
Ebo Taylor "Krumandey" (Ron Trent Remix)
Amp Fiddler "Possibilities" (Ron Trent Vocal Mix)
Ron Trent "Space Is The Place" (Dubbin' Version)
Round One "I'm Your Brother"
Ron Trent & Manoo "The Sound"
Ancestry "You're The One" (Ambient Gallery Mix)
Ron Trent "Morning Factory" (Original Mix)
Ron Trent & Chez Damier "Don't Try It" (KMS 54)
Ron Trent feat. Tkumah Sadeek "In Time"
Tony Allen & Afrika 70 "No Accommodation for Lagos" (African Blues Edit)
Ron Trent "I Feel The Rhythm"
Rebel Tumbao "A Love Supreme/Exodus" (Ron Trent Remix)
Ron Trent "Altered States"
Soundspecies & Ache Meyi "Alina's Calypso" (Ron Trent Remix)
Ron Trent "I Feel The Rhythm" (Inner Experience Revision)
Mudd & Pollard "Far Away" (Ron Trent Remix)
Carola Pisaturo & Anthony "Dear Breeze" (Ron Trent Remix)
Ron Trent "Ilé Rock" (Original)
Round Two "New Day"
Skymark "Find a Place in This Crazy World" (Ron Trent Mix)
Osunlade "Butterfly" (Ron Trent's Music and Power Remix)
New African Orchestra "Village Dance" (USG Village Dance Mix)
Azymuth "Fenix" (Ron Trent Remix)
Batidos "Tengo Sed" (The Batidos Song) [Ron Trent Drum Mix]
Missing Souls "Regard" (Ron Trent Remix)
4hero "Escape That" (Ron Trent Choice Remix & Dub Remix)
Carlton "Can't Be Without" (Unreleased Ron Trent & Chez Damier Prescription Mix)
N'Dambi "Can't Change Me" (Ron Trent Remix)
Mr. Raoul K "Sene Kela" (Ron Trent Remix)
Ron Trent "Power Movement"
Erykah Badu "Honey" (Ron Trent Chicago Boogie Breakdown Remix)

K Civ November Music Chart

    K Civ November Music Chart
1. Penya "Search It Out" (Dengue Dengue Dengue Remix) 
2. K Civ "Pokoance"
3. Savile "When I Blow Fire" 
4. Mr. Raoul K "African Paradigm" (Kaito Remix)
5. Needles feat. Georgia Rose "Ghost" (N'Dinga Gaba Remix)
6. Penya "Iyesa" (Daisho Remix)
7. &Me "As Above so Below"
8. DJ Qness feat. Nomalungelo Dladla "Mama We" (Original Mix)
9. Big Leaf "Planets" (Coflo Remix)
10. BokkieUlt & Karyendasoul "Is'Bindi" (Original Mix)
11. Folamour "Look at Me or I'll Steal Your Eyes" (Byron The Aquarius Remix)
12. Trinidadian Deep "Native Rebirth"
13. Emilie Nana "I Rise" (Francois K Journey Vocal)
14. Guy Gerber "What To Do" (&Me Remix)
15. The Astral Walkers "Passage" (Astral Stroll)
16. Another Channel "Run Dub" (Original Mix)
17. DJ QU "Picazon" (Original Mix)
18. Alessio Pagliaroli "Grace" (Kuniyuki Remix)
19. Koloko "How We Gonna Work It Out" (Bosq Remix)
20. Lonely C feat. Sa'D The Hourchild Ali "Folks Be Lyin'"

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Grassfed Disco ~ Friday November 16, 2018

Grassfed Disco 
Friday November 16, 2018
@ Zuzu 
474 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Ma 02138

Grassfed Disco: A gathering for Disconauts, House heads, Lovers, Haters and Burners. Creating a space for all to awaken themselves with euphoric dance and music. A shared goal of cultivating our local scene, feeding our local community. Come let yourself loose with a positive environment of Disco, boogie and love. ♥ 

Dustin Rosata (Grassfed, Soul Clap, ۞ Lump ॐ)

Dustin has been producing and DJing for nearly a decade and has become a mainstay in the Boston nightlife community. His Hip Hop roots brought him to a deep understanding of soul, disco, and house music and has allowed him to create inspired dance tracks for a number of heavy-hitting labels. Recently, Dusty has co-founded Grass Fed to further infuse his passion for building community around multi-cultural soundscapes that create a unified essense on the dancefloor. 

Groggizz (La Récré)

Born and raised in Paris and cofounder of the Lausanne based Swiss collective La Récré, Groggizz specializes in deep house. He’s played alongside artists such as Leo Pol, Demuja, Cab Drivers or even S.Moreira. He’s preparing an eclectic selection for his warmup duty.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

K Civ "Fulabash" Immers Music

K Civ "Fulabash" Immers Music
Promo Available Today 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

K Civ October Music Chart

    K Civ October Music Chart
1. Lilac Jeans feat. Sio "This Love" (Ta-Ice Remix)
2. Native Tribe & Da Q-Bic "Evolution" (Original Mix)
3. Shimza feat. Marissa Guzman "W.U.S." (Kususa Remix)
4. Afrikan Basement "Hlanganani" (Joaquin's Demo Sketch Mix)
5. Kato Change & Winyo "Abiro" (Da Capo's Dub Mix & Da Capo's Touch)
6. Soundspecies & Ache Meyi "Alina's Calypso" (Ron Trent Remix)
7. Other Souls & Things "Mundo De Agua" (The Psychedelic Transfusion Remix)
8. Fink "Little Bump" (K Civ Rebump)
9. Femi Kuti "Na Their Way Be That"
10. Adam Port "Planet 9"
11. DJ Qness "Chants of the Panther" (Original Mix)
12. Awa Band feat. Tony Allen "Baba Batteur" (Gbedu Afrobeat Beat Mix)
13. Timmy Regisford & Raoul K. "The Track"
14. Black Motion feat. Msaki "I Rise"
15. Kawuku Sound "Jinja to Kampala"
16. Shimza feat. Argento Dust "All Alone"
17. IntruderzSA feat. Toshi "Thandiwe" (Original Mix)
18. &Me "In Your Eyes"
19. Sobek "Jewel of the Nile" (Original Mix)
20. Fabio Aurea feat. Toshi "Yini" (Original Mix)

Monday, October 15, 2018

Artist Spotlight : October : Fela Kuti

Artist Spotlight : October : Fela Kuti ~ (Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti)

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. He has been called "superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend." At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers. 
more back story wikipedia

"He formed his first group Koola Lobitos in 1963. The large jazz, funk, and afrobeat collective underwent many changes in the following decades but the style remained the same thanks to Fela's vision and other key members such as drummer Tony Allen.

In 1969 after visiting America, Fela returned to Nigeria and opened club Afro Spot in Lagos also changing the group's name to Afrika 70. He played with Ginger Baker on the album Ginger Baker Live with Afrika 70 and Fela Kuti, released in 1971 and along side Bobby Gass, better known as Bobby Tench from The Jeff Beck Group, on Stratavarious which was released the next year. In 1981 Fela changed the group's name for the last time to Egypt 80.

He was known as Fela Ransome-Kuti until about 1978, when he renamed himself Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the middle name meaning 'he who carries death in his pouch'. He was a human rights revolutionary who started his own political party, Movement Of The People, to protest the kleptocracy in Nigeria. He had his own compound called the Kalakuta Republic in Lagos, which he declared independent from Nigeria, where he and his uncountable number of wives lived and they were constantly terrorized by the government.

His influence on funk and African music is unsurpassed and has put his name to many albums, the total number thought to be 77."
 ~ discogs

Fela Rarities with Stephen Budd & Rikki Stein (3 part series)
part 1 
part 2 

part 3 - (Highlights K Civ 13:30 mark)

   K Civ Favorites
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Water No Get Enemy"
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Lady"
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers "2000 Blacks Got To Be Free"
Fela Kuti "No Possible" (Joystick Jays Vulgar Distractions Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Opposite People"
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Shakara Oluje"
Fela Kuti & Nigeria '70 "Witchcraft" (K Civ Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Fefe Na Efe" (Boddhi Satva's Ancestral Soul Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Shuffering & Smiling" (K Civ Rebump Edit)
Fela Kuti & Nigeria '70 "Ako" (K Civ Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Eko Ile" (K Civ Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Go Slow"
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Upside Down" (Special Jazzy Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Egbe Mi O" (K Civ Felabration Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Opposite People" (Timmy Regisford and Adam Rios Remix)
Fela Kuti & Egypt '80 "You Gimme S**t I Give You S**t" (K Civ Edit)
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers "Africa - Center Of The World"
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Roforofo Fight"
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Zombie"
Fela Kuti "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense" (K Civ 4:20 Party Break Mix)
Fela Kuti "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense" (K Civ Radio Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Egbe Mi O" (Frank Booker Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 "Alu Jon Jonki Jon"
Fela Kuti & Egypt '80 "M.O.P." (Lady's Groove Edit by K Civ)
Fela Kuti & Egypt '80 "M.O.P." (K Civ Edit)
Fela Kuti & The Africa '70 "Why Black Man Dey Suffer" (Lady's Groove Edit by K Civ)

    Fela Kuti Remake Favorites
Fela (Broadway) feat. Sahr Ngaujah & Lillias White "Trouble Sleep"
Masters At Work feat. Wunmi "MAW Expensive"
Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians, & Manu Dibango feat. Chateau Flight "Shakara/Lady"
Femi Kuti feat. Macy Gray & D'Angelo "Water No Get Enemy"
Luisito Quintero "Gbagada, Gbagada, Gbogodo, Gbogodo (lp mix)

Fela Lives!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Mi Casa Holiday - 10 Year Anniversary

MCH 10 Year Anniversary!
Playa Del Carmen / Tulum - Mexico October 3-8, 2018


Welcome to Playa + Mexico House Unity - 2pm - 2am @ Selina (Calle 2 between 5th & 10th ave)
2:00 - Miss Kink
3:30 - Jonathan Soul
5:00 - Miss and Dude
6:30 - Nelson Cuberli
8:00 - JoseAlanisz
9:30 - Sy Daze
11:00 - Mike Rosales
12:30 - Ritmo Du Vela


Do you Wanna Boogie? - 6:00pm - 10:00 pm (Calle 8 y Ave 5)
6:00pm - Mark Fullaflava (Chicago)
7:00pm - Del (Philadelphia) & Francisco Collazo (Philadelphia)

Uhuru Afrika White Party - 10:00pm - 3:45am @ Cero Uno (Calle 8 y ave 5)
10:00pm - K Civ (Boston)
11:20pm - David Montoya (LA)
12:40am - Oscar P (San Diego)
2:00am - Adam Gibbons (Boston/LA)

10:00pm - Nimbus (Houston)
11:15pm - Mikeytown (San Diego)
12:15am - Peace rtg (Chicago)
1:15am - Ray Vazquez (NYC)
2:15am - DJ G (SP, Brazil)


Yoga10:30am - 12:00pm - Instructor tba!
12:00pm - 2:00pm - led by Kapela (Paris)

It’s Her Turn / Breast Cancer Awareness - 12:00pm - 6:30pm (48 Norte + Mar Caribe Colcolosio) - Wear Pink!
12:00pm - Mia Phillips (NYC)
1:15pm - Juliet Mendoza (LA)
2:30pm - Pauza (Cuba)
3:45pm - Kristine Dava (Tulum)
5:00pm - Dajae live! (Chicago)
5:15pm - Colette (LA)

7:30pm - 10:00pm @ Selina (Calle 2 between 5th & 10th ave)
Dancers: BraveSoul (Chicago) - Kapela (Paris)
DJ G (SP, Brazil) - Booty Killers (Playa del Carmen)
DJs: Tony Touch (NYC) - Kwest_On (Chicago)
Art: Joanne Ludwig
Performer: Adonis Bloomfield (Cuba) (Voodoo Ray Tribute) + much more!!!!

House in the Park - 10:00pm - 4:00am (Calle 12 between 5th & 10th ave)
10:00pm - Salah Ananse (ATL)
10:45pm - DJ Kemit (ATL)
12:15am - Salah Ananse (ATL)
1:00am - Ramon Rawsoul (ATL)
2:30am - Kai Alce (ATL)


Turntables on the Caribbean - @ Delek Tulum (12:30pm - 6:30pm)
10:30am - Yoga w/ Lillian So (SF) & Diaztek (Oakland) - RSVP ONLY!
Percussion by Adonis Bloomfield (Cuba)
12:00pm - Sean Alvarez (Chicago)
1:30pm - Eddy Plenty (NYC)
3:00pm - Nickodemus (NYC)
4:30pm - Tony Touch (NYC)

Soulgasm / Dancegruv radio - 10:00pm - 3:45am (Calle 8 between 5th & 10th ave)

Club: Soulgasm
10:00pm - David Sabat (Chicago)
11:20pm - DJ Ala (San Diego)
12:40am - Josh Milan (NYC)
2:00am - Brian Coxx (NYC)

Terrace: Dancegruv radio
10:00pm - DJ Nugz (Raleigh)
11:15pm - Yiro Yiro (CDMX)
12:15am - Ms Voltaghe (CDMX)
1:15am - Emmaculate (Chicago) feat. Kaye Fox Live! (LA)
2:30am - Marshall Jones (Raleigh, NC)


10:30am - 12:00pm - Instructor tba!
12:00pm - 2:00pm - led by DJ G (Sao Paolo)

JtMT & Friends - (Official Closing party) 12:00pm - 2:00am @ Mamita's beach club (Calle 28 y la Playa)
12:00pm - DJ Marione (Playa del Carmen)
2:00pm - Jayvi Velasco (San Francisco)
3:30pm - Omar T (Playa del Carmen)
4:30pm - Soulful Josh (South Africa)
5:45pm - Cris Herrera (San Diego)
6:45pm - Sunlightsquare live! (UK)
7:45pm - Hallex M (Hong Kong)
9:15pm - Julius the Mad Thinker (Chicago)
10:45pm - Atjazz (UK)
12:15am - Karizma (Baltimore)


MCH Cool down - 2pm - 10pm @ Be Roof/ Be Playa (26th st & 10th ave)
2:00pm - The Funk District (Cancun)
3:00pm - Keith Ward (Raleigh)
4:00pm - Timothy Triplett (Chicago)
5:00pm - Djoy (Cuba)
6:00pm - JtMT (Chicago)
7:00pm - DJ Dulce (Tulum)
8:00pm - DJ Justice (NYC)
9:00pm - Deepjust (NYC)


Wednesday OCTOBER 3 - Welcome to Playa / Mexican House Unity - No Dress Theme - (4pm - 2am) - Attire (Cute & Casual) - Outdoor/Indoor venue

Thursday (EARLY EVENING) OCTOBER 4 - Do You Wanna Boogie? - No Dress Theme - (6pm - 10pm) - Attire (Cute & Casual) - Indoor/Resterant

Thursday OCTOBER 4 - Uhuru Afrika - Dress Theme - WHITE party (10pm - 3:30am) - Attire (Cute & Casual) - Indoor/Rooftop club

Friday Yoga - OCTOBER 5 (10:30am - 12:00pm) - Bring a towel or matt / fruit & water for purchase
Friday Dance workshop - OCTOBER 5 (12:00pm - 2:00pm - Water for purchase

Friday - (DAY) OCTOBER 5 - It’s her turn (Breast Cancer Awareness) - Dress Theme - PINK (12pm - 6:30pm) - Attire (Beachwear or Cute & Casual) - Rooftop w/ great pool w/ amazing view

Friday - (EARLY EVENING) OCTOBER 5 - Exprésate - No Dress Theme (7:30pm - 10pm) - Attire (Cute & Casual) - Outdoor venue

Friday - (NIGHT) House in the Park - Dress Theme - Your cutest you! (10pm - 4am) - Attire (Club cute!) - No Sandals

Saturday Yoga - OCTOBER 6 (10:30am - 12:00pm) - Bring a towel or matt / fruit & water for purchase (must RSVP) - TULUM Beach venue)

Saturday - (DAY) OCTOBER 6 - Turntables on the Caribbean - No Dress Theme (12:00pm - 6:30pm) - Attire (Beachwear / lunch & drinks for purchase / bring sunscreen & mosquito repellent) - TULUM beach venue

Saturday - (NIGHT) OCTOBER 6 - Soulgasm/Dancegruv radio - No Dress Theme (10pm - 3:30am) - Attire (Cute & Casual) - Indoor/Rooftop club

Sunday Yoga - OCTOBER 7 (10:30am - 12:00pm) - Bring a towel or matt / fruit & water for purchase
Sunday Dance workshop - OCTOBER 7 (12:00pm - 2:00pm) - Water for purchase -

Sunday - OCTOBER 7 (DAY/) ATTS presents JtMT & Friends -Dress Theme - Wear your favorite Mi Casa gear! - (2pm - 2am) - Attire (Cute beachwear!) - Upscale Indoor/Outdoor beach club)

Monday - OCTOBER 8 - MCH Cool down - No Dress Theme (2pm - 10pm) - Attire (swimwear or Cute & Casual) - Rooftop w/ great little pool

Friday, September 28, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

K Civ September Music Chart

    K Civ September Music Chart
1. Ayani Huni Kuin "Habu Raminibu" (Dengue Dengue Dengue & Joutro Mundo Version)
2. Fred Everything feat. Sio "by Day" (Fred ReVersion)
3. Emilie Nana "Wild Sensations"
4. Dengue Dengue Dengue feat. Mikongo "Semillero"
5. Jazzanova feat. Charlotte OC "Everything I Wanted" (Yoruba Soul Remix)
6. Ish D feat. BeMyFiasco "Flashlight" (Ancient Deep Remix)
7. Dele Sosimi "Turbulent Times" (Sobek Remix)
8. Doug Gomez "Spic, Me" (FNX Omar Instrumental Remix)
9. Coflo "Beija-Flor" & "Fazendo Coisas feat. Gyrefunk"
Nolan feat. Forrest "Would Be"
11. Rampa "Sunday"
12. Exte C "Barena" (Original Mix)
13. Unknown "Djaraby" (D'oké Edit)
14. Mozaik (FR) "Idjewena"
Osunlade "Same Same"
16. Djeff "Labyrinth" (Atjazz Remix)
17. Andy Compton "Waves" (Original Mix)
18. DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson "El Nino" & "Fontaine (Drink Drink)"
19. I-Robots "Glamouflage" (Kuniyuki Takahashi Jungle Remix)
20. Marsha Ambrosius "Your Hands" (DJ Beloved BPM Mix)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Artist Spotlight : September : Black Coffee

Artist Spotlight : September : Black Coffee

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (born 11 March 1976 in Umlazi, South Africa), better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African record producer and DJ. He began his career around 1995 and has released five albums as well as a live DVD. Black Coffee had his big break shortly after being chosen as a participant in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy held in Cape Town. In September 2015, he won the "Breakthrough DJ Of The Year" award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza, a few weeks after the release of his fifth studio album, Pieces Of Me.

Maphumulo majored in Jazz Studies at Technikon Natal now Durban University of Technology before working as a backup singer for Madala Kunene together with then schoolmates: Mnqobi Mdabe (Shota) and Thandukwazi Sikhosana (Demor). Black Coffee, Shota and Demor later formed an Afro-pop trio called SHANA (Simply Hot and Naturally African) which was signed to Melt 2000, then headed by Robert Trunz. Black Coffee was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003, jump-starting him into the South African dance music scene. His first big break was when his song "Happiness" was featured on the DJs at Work album. ~ wikipedia

   K Civ Favorites
Black Coffee "My World" (promo version)
Monique Bingham & Black Coffee "Deep in the Bottom (of Africa)"
Black Coffee "Inkodlo Kamashimane"
Deepa Trybz feat. Black Coffee "Save Me"
Black Coffee feat. Unplugged "Ungqo"
Black Coffee feat. Bucie "Turn Me On"
DJ Kent feat. Malenhloka Hlalele "Falling" (Black Coffee Remix)
Black Coffee "Kwanele"
Black Coffee feat. Bucie "Superman" (K Civ Edit)
Zo! "We Are On The Move" (Black Coffee Remix)
Black Coffee feat. Zakes Bwantini "Take It All Off" (K Civ Dub Edit)
Black Coffee feat. Busi Mhlongo "Izizwe"
Culoe De Song feat. Busi Mhlongo "Webaba" (Black Coffee & Culoe De Song Remix)
Black Coffee feat. Ringo "Mama"
Gold FIsh "This is How it Goes" (Black Coffee Remix)
Black Coffee feat. Zakes Bwantini "Juju"
Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons "I Found You" (Black Coffee Remix)
Black Coffee feat. Toshi "Buya"
Marissa Guzman "Time To Go" (Black Coffee Remix / K Civ Edit)
Black Coffee "The Beat of Indlamu"
Black Coffee "Set Me Free"
Black Coffee & Black Motion feat. Xoli "Sthandwa-Sam"
Sai & Ribatone feat. Tshepo & Black Coffee "Been Around (the world)"
Black Coffee feat. Mque "Come With Me"
Rocco & C. Robert Walker "Hard Time For Lovers" (Black Coffee Remix)
Black Coffee feat. Thiwe "My Dream"
Mi Casa feat. Black Coffee "Africa Shine"
Black Coffee feat. Nomsa Mazwai & Black Motion "Traveler"
Black Coffee feat. Kenny Bobien "Keep On Moving"
Black Coffee feat. Nathan Adams "Afraid of the Dark"
Black Coffee "Tell Me" (Sophia & K Civ Simple Edit)
Darque feat. Black Coffee & Kaylow "Ready For The World"
Black Coffee feat. Jluv "Masquerade"
Black Coffee "We Dance All Night"
Black Coffee feat. Tumelo "Don't Give Up" 
Black Coffee feat. Thiwe "Crazy"
Black Coffee feat. China "Fly"
Big Nuz "Uyoyisholo Wena" (Black Coffee Remix / K Civ Party Dub)
Black Coffee feat. Zakes Bwantini "Bum Bum"
Black Coffee "Even Though"
Vusi Nongxa "Kuhl'e Africa" (Black Coffee Remix)
Black Coffee "Sun & Shine"
Black Coffee feat. Ribatone "Music is the Answer" 
Black Coffee feat. Nakhane Toure "We Dance Again"
Black Coffee feat. Ribatone "Inseparable"
Marie Joly, Black Coffee, & Rebecca Murray "Gratitude"

Sunday, August 26, 2018

K Civ August Music Chart

   K Civ August Music Chart
1. K Civ "Fulabash"
2. Braille Face "Faraway"
3. Underground System "What Are You"
4. Dominique Fils-Aimé "Unstated"
5. Andreas Horvat "Mandinka Woman"
6. Ancient Deep "Wasteland"
7. Salah Ananse "Dealer Wins"
8. Mumbaata & Ashibah "All I Want"
9. Massimo Lippoli "Dougne Te Soye"
10. Kawuku Sound "Many Hands"
11. Soundspecies & Ache Meyi "Egrem Bata Jam" (Hello Skinny Remix)
12. Zara Mcfarlane "Peace Begins Within" (Reggae Version)
13. Rick Wilhite "Technology Stole My Vinyl" (Godson's Cosmic Soup Mix)
14. Shamrock "People of the Rain"
15. Gaelle "Evermore" (Salah Ananse Original)
16. Culoe De Song "Medicine"
17. Hallex M "Straight Up!" (Original Mix)
18. Jazzuelle "The Shadow People"
19. Warren Deep & Soul Chap feat. Natasha K "Rose Petals" Da Q-Bic's Samburu Mix)
20. Marcus Henriksson & Kuniyuki Takahashi "The d•N•a sessions" 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Artist Spotlight : August : Henrik Schwarz

Artist Spotlight : August : Henrik Schwarz

Internationally renowned music producer and composer Henrik Schwarz is known for his eclectic musical approach to composition and sound design. As a producer and performer, he has successfully maintained a balance between electronic music, classical and jazz, and between energetic, highly charged dance sets at huge Techno events and concert performances in seated auditoriums.
Since 2002, Schwarz has been releasing his own music, and has accrued over 100 music releases and productions as an artist for big and small labels like Warner Music, Universal Music, Motown, Sony/BMG, !K7, Verve Records, and indies like Defected Records, Innervisions, Ninja Tune, G-Stone , Compost Records and many more. Countless, widely heard remix productions for a Who’s Who of the international dance scene have ensued, making their way into DJ charts. Amongst those whose work he’s tailored for the global dance floor are Michael Jackson, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Boy George, Ane Brun, Camille, The Foals and Mari Boine. In addition, Coldplay and Mary J. Blige have recently sought his unique production style and sonic aesthetics.
Schwarz’s early years culminated in 2006 with a stylistically surprising and diverse mix for the hip DJ-Kicks CD series (which was originally brought to public attention by Kruder & Dorfmeister). In 2007, he released Henrik Schwarz Live, which documented his transformation from DJ to dynamic live laptop performer on the international club and festival scene.

His passion for minimal music was evident in 2009 on the conceptual mix album The Grandfather Paradox with Âme & Dixon.
Since 2010, Henrik Schwarz has performed regularly as a musician and composer. In 2010, he broke new ground by collaborating with Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, which found piano and computer side by side on stage as well as on their first album, Duo, allowing concert halls and renowned jazz festivals a chance to discover Henrik Schwarz for themselves.

Since 2010, Henrik Schwarz has composed commissioned work for the Berlin State Ballet, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Tonhalle Zürich and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, as well as new music for silent film classics belonging to the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Foundation. He also created the sound logo for well-known US film production
company FilmNation (The Imitation Game, The King’s Speech, Looper etc.).

With the addition of exceptional bassist Dan Berglund (e.s.t.) on bass, Schwarz’s duo with Wesseltoft has developed into a trio, Wesseltoft Schwarz Berglund. In 2014, the trio released the album album TRIALOGUE through Universal Music, playing celebrated concerts across Europe.

2013 provided the first two appearances of the Henrik Schwarz live band – at Berlin’s Watergate Club and the Melt! Festival – with Schwarz as vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player, alongside a bassist and two drummers.
That same year, his conceptual, sound research-based collaboration with German pianist Hauschka, Scripted & Prepared, was unveiled at the Muziekgebouw aan ‚t IJ in Amsterdam. Since 2014, Scripted & Prepared has continued with Swiss ECM artist Nik Bärtsch.
In 2013, together with the State Ballet, Schwarz composed and produced a nearly 30 minute score for a ballet production at Berlin’s Berghain club called

As part of his own composition, INSTRUMENTS, Schwarz has worked with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, independent ensembles in Tokyo and Stuttgart, and the German Chamber Orchestra in Berlin.
Henrik Schwarz’s INSTRUMENTS album will be released in April 2015.
Schwarz works on live projects with Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, bassist Dan Berglund (Esbjorn Svensson Trio), Frank Wiedemann, pianist Nik Bärtsch (ECM), Hauschka (Deutsche Grammophon), Etienne Jaumet, Kahil El’Zabar, Ben Westbeech, Robert Owens, Johannes Brecht, and many more.

As a result of Henrik’s work for Berghain’s Masse project he worked with german painter Norbert Bisky on his exhibition/installation „Zentrifuge“ for Kunsthalle Rostock 2014.
In Autumn 2015 Henrik wrote the new title music for the famous german television show „Das Literarische Quartett“ (ZDF).

Schwarz’s international success and his passion for global music culture are visible in his collaborations with Samí singer Mari Boine (Norway), Emanuel Jal (Sudan), Kuniyuki Takahashi (Japan), Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (USA) and Amampondo (South Africa).
Henrik Schwarz has performed as a musician under his own name on the stages of, among others:
Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Barbican Hall (London), the Royal Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Tonhalle Zürich, the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the Royal Festival Hall (London), the Auditorium Parco Della Musica (Rome), the Kampnagelfabrik (Hamburg), the Hellerau Theatre (Dresden), the Leipzig Opera House and the Chamber Music Hall (Berlin) and at festivals including:
Montreux Jazz, North Sea Jazz, Enjoy Jazz, Jetzt Musik, London Jazz, Numusic, So What’s Next, Rewire, Young Pianists Festival Amsterdam, Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, Mutek, Nuits Sonores, Worldwide Festival, Melt! Festival, Timewarp, Awakenings etc
Henrik Schwarz runs his own record label, Sunday Music, which releases his own productions as well as the work of musician and producer friends.
Schwarz is in great demand as an innovator when it comes to the invention and development of music software and new technology for musical instruments, hence his release of the compositional patch, the SCHWARZONATOR. He works closely with companies like Yamaha Music, Ableton, Native Instruments etc. ~

  K Civ Favorites
Alton Miller "Clouds Are Gone" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Ane Brun "Headphone Silence" (Henrik Schwarz Remix, Dixon Edit)
Detroit Experiment "Think Twice" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Omar feat. Stevie Wonder "Feeling You" (Henrik Schwarz Live Remix)
Kuniyuki feat. Henrik Schwarz "The Session 2" (Original Mix)
Stateless "Bloodstream" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Bill Withers "Who Is He" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Henrik Schwarz "Jon" (I'm Fading Away Mix)
Frankie Valentine "Zumbi" (Henrik Schwarz Dub Remix)
Slope feat. Disney Bailey "Keepin It Up" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
James Brown "It's a Man's World" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Fritz Kalkbrenner "Right In The Dark" (Henrik Schwarz Remix - Chopstick & Johnjon Edit)
Dark Globe "Atoms" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Ben Westbeech "Inflections" (Produced by Henrik Schwarz)
Amadou & Mariam "Je Pense A Toi" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Henrik Schwarz "Unknown Touch Two"
Kuniyuki feat. Henrik Schwarz & Yoshihiro Tsukahara "The Session" (Henrik Schwarz Version)
Popol Vuh "Heart of Glass" [Sei still wise it bin edit] (Henrik Schwarz, Dixon, Amé A Critical Mass Remix)
Baaba Maal "Fulani Rock" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Black Motion & Amampondo "Far Lands" (Henrik Schwarz Mix)
Recondite & Henrik Schwarz "Motion"
Deetron feat. Justin Chapman "Let's Get Over It" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Henrik Schwarz "Endangered Species"
Radio String Quartet "Debussy: String Quartet (Assez Vif Et Bien Bien Rythme) [Henrik Schwarz Remix]
Henrik Schwarz "L'Abeille"
Kahil El'Zabar "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Marsmobil "Gonna Be My Day" (Henrik Schwarz Acoustronic Remix)
Makossa & Magablast feat. Hurbert Tubbs "Coming Home" (Henrik Schwarz Acoustronic Remix / K Civ Edit)
Y-Bayani "Asembi Ara Amba" (Henrik Schwarz Version)
Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas "Eye Nyam Nam 'A' Mensuro" (Henrik Schwarz Blend) 
J.Bernardt "Wicked Streets" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
The 2 Bears "My Queen" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Johannes Brecht feat. Qzen "Psylica" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Jackson 5 "Dancing Machine" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Seekae "The Worry" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Sheharzard "Yalla Yalla" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Foals "Red Sox Pugie" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Vista & Meyland "Yes Ma'am" (All Night Long) (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Henrik Schwarz & Metropole Orkest "Counter Culture"
Mari Boine "Vuoi Vuoi Me" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Henrik Schwarz & Amampondo "I Exist Because of You" (Henrik Schwarz Live Version)
Jesse Rose "Stop, Look, & Listen" (Henrik Schwarz Instruments Midi Version for 15 Strings)
Henrik Schwarz "Confirm Humanity"
Carl Craig "The Melody" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
London Grammar "Wasting My Young Years" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Kuniyuki Takahashi "Dear African Sky" (Henrik Schwarz Remix - Unreleased Live Version)
Emmanuel Jal "Kuar" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Kuniyuki "Once Again" (Henrik Schwarz Version)
Dapayk Solo feat. Camara & Jon Hester "Back To Me" (Henrik Schwarz Remix / K Civ Edit)
Camille "Ta Douleur" (Henrik Schwarz Vocal Remix)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

K Civ Hotter Than July Music Chart

   K Civ Hotter Than July Music Chart
1. Jaymz Nylon "Hueman" (Album)
2. Jovan Vucetic "Bloom" (Cee ElAssaad and Sound Of Mint Remix)
3. Randomize Coffee feat. Tony Cercola "Cotone Mediterraneo"
4. Andy Compton feat. Shamrock "Bunny Chow" (Original Mix)
5. Lemon & Herb "Ivory"
6. Recondite & Henrik Schwarz "Motion"
7. Bebi Philip feat. Eddy Kenzo "Balaumba" (Remix)
8. Hyenah "Dodoma"
9. Umii "Dangerous" (Ancient Deep Remix)
10. Te'Amir "Habesha" & "Afrika"
11. Alpha K "Afrovaganza" (Original Mix)
12. Andy Compton feat. Shamrock "Nifanyeje" (Original Mix)
13. Mike Steva "Sila"
14. Infinite Souls feat. Kaleem "Kokula" (Caiiro's Obeah Mix)
15. Chelsea Como feat. Jacko "TTYD" (Shino Blackk Blackkdraft Mix)
16. Marcel Vogel "If You Like" (Alma Negra's Wisdom Of Oz Remix)
17. Manoo "The Dub"
18. Chris Annibell feat. Rozie Gyems "Ye No ntem" (Original Mix)
19. Timmy Regisford feat. Raoul K. "The World" (Dounougnan Magni)
20. Four Tet "Sing" (Floating Points Remix)
21. Stones & Bones feat. Mpumi "Masambe" (Santiago Garcia Remix)
22. Floyd Lavine "Betiti" (Africa Techno Mix)
23. Ame "No War"
24. James Stewart "Cotounou" (Original Club Mix)
25. Cortney LaFloy "Intentions" (Rick's Pure Extended Roots Mix)
26. Eugéne Mona "Lizo" (Kiko Navarro Afroterraneo Mix)
27. Hallex M. feat. Mordekhai "Night Goes On" (Cee ElAssaad Voodoo Mix)
28. Chancha Via Circuito "Los Pastores"
29. Bosq "Because of You" (Caserta Spacetrumental)
30. Rancido feat. Jaidene Veda "Colors of Your Love"
31. Nickodemus feat. Grey Reverend "Music Man"