Purple Vibes – All Prince Live Mixes by Mr. Sonny James, DJ Lean Wit It & Cosmo Baker

On Friday April 22nd 2016, Mr. Sonny James, DJ Lean Wit It & Cosmo Baker all got together in a small room in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia and paid a cathartic tribute to the greatest of all time, Prince. There were tears of joy and of sorrow and there was plenty sweat. Here is what we sounded like that night.

Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2016

Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2016 by Skratch Bastid & Cosmo Baker

Once again back it’s the incredible. You already know what it is. We hope. This being our 5th one, and with a title like that, do we really need to tell you what it is? SWLTALI is a series we have grown to look forward to annually. A mix that tells the story of our musical experience ver the past year. New stuff, older stuff; just great music that we played, loved, revisited, shared, and are now sharing again in the form of this carefully curated and mixed 2 hours and 31 minutes. We hope you enjoy these tunes as much as we do, and if you like an artist’s music contained within, find a way to support them.

It seemed that in 2016 (into 2017) there were times when the world seemed to be on the brink of collapsing upon itself, and everything was enveloped in darkness. It’s times like these that we need music the most. Music will help us see our way through that darkness and into the light.

And that’s about it. Push play, and let it ride…

Joey Dosik – The Night Before… (+ Cannonball Adderley speaks)
Andy Shauf – The Magician
Invisible – Ruido de Magia
A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation
Anderson Paak – Come Down
Mura Masa – What If I Go?
Mr Eazi & Juls – Shitor
Gilberto GIl – Toda Menina Bahiana (Tahira Re-Edit Edit)
Heidi Leonore – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (The Reflex Edit)
Solange – Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Edit)
Tinashe – Vulnerable (Pomo Remix)
Chance The Rapper – All Night feat. Knox Fortune (Kaytranada Extended Joint)
DJ Stuart – Re-Work
Housemate – Always Here For You (Stro Elliott Mix)
Maxwell – NoOne (UnCut)
Prince – Little Red Corvette (12” Mix Edit)
Foals – Night Swimmers (Mura Masa Edit)
Bird Peterson – Funky For You
Troyboi – And Wot
Rudimental – Healing feat. Joseph Angel
Aminé – Caroline
Z-Ro – Legendary
Christian Rich – Still feat. Tunji Ige, High Klassified & Kris Bowers
Isaiah Rashad – Wat’s Wrong feat. Kendrick Lamar & Zacari
Andre 3000 – Solo (Interlude)
BADBADNOTGOOD – In Your Eyes feat. Charlotte Day Wilson
Childish Gambino – Redbone
Wings – Arrow Through Me
The Sylvers – What’s It All About
Chronixx – Spanish Town Rocking
Marsha Ambrosius – Have You Ever?
Dennis Brown – Revolution
Cassiano – Onda
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades – Plastico
Mbongwana Star – Malukayi feat. Konono No. 1
Thundercat – Bus In These Streets
Pastor T.L. Barrett – Father Stretch My Hands
Peter Gabriel – Heroes

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Artwork by Alex Rhek!

New Mix – WKDU 91.7 FM 2016 Electronic Music Marathon

Each year, WKDU 91.7 FM  holds a 72+ hour mix show marathon to raise money for a partner charity as well as to raise funds for the radio station and this year the charity was for PAWS – the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. I was so happy and honored to have been able to play a role in supporting such a worthy cause for the second year in a row. Thanks to all the hard work of the entire WKDU Philadelphia 91.7FM staff, especially Chris Burrell as well as all the listeners, DJs, donors and supporters for the #2016EMM This year raised $2500 which is enough money to help take care of 100 rescued animals until they find their forever homes – and gave us an opportunity to present them with a BIG ASS CHECK.

I was honored to have been able to play a set for the marathon and here it is for your listening enjoyment. Most of the stuff that I played here in this set is like the kinda stuff that I’m playing these days. I love this stuff.

Cosmo Baker “2016 Electronic Music Marathon WKDU 91.7 FM”
Track List:

Wet “All The Ways (Branches Remix)”
GoldLink “Late Night feat. Masego (Falcons Remix)”
krs. “Falling”
Louis Lastic “Reactions”
Christian Rich “Still feat. Tune Ige, High Classified & Kris Bowers”
Penthouse Penthouse “69 Camaro feat. Bobby Saint”
Tall Black Guy “The Heart Of The Town”
Sam Gellaitry “Long Distance”
Kaytranada “Killa Cats”
TroyBoi & Grandtheft “Sneaky”
Vindata “Own Life feat. Anderson .Paak”
wntr “can’t take it (DJ Pump Edit)”
Stro Elliot “TechStrologic”
Stro Elliot “Mighty Dollar”
Mura Masa “What If I Go?”
Busta Rhymes “Touch It (VANDALIZED EDIT)”
Mr. Carmack “Chillin’ With Girlfriend”
Tinashe “Vulnerable (Pomo Edit)”
GoldLink “Palm Trees (Motez Remix)”
Busta Rhymes “What It’s Gonna Be feat. Janet Jackson (Kaytranada Edition)”
Travis Scott “SDP (Sammy Bananas Bootleg)”
Bird Peterson “Funky For U Pt. 1: Common”
Foals “Night Swimmers (Mura Masa Edit)”
Full Crate “Bando (Refix)”
Full Crate “Yeah”
Beyoncé “XO (Full Crate Edit)”
Drake “With You feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR”
Jabair “Give U”
Sango “Baile Somebody”
The Eaton Canyon Royal Ensemble “The Beautiful Ones”
The Club Casa Chamber Orchestra “Get Free”

Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2015

Songs We Listened To A Lot In 2015 Cover

My dude Skratch Bastid and I just released the latest instalment of our annual “Songs We Listened To A Lot” mix. A 2 1/2 hour mix 38-song mix of songs that we gave many spins in 2015 – new releases, new discoveries, and classics that came back. Special thanks to THUMP who have premiered it – check the link in below for the mix along with some words about the mix and select songs. Artwork by Alex Rhek, duh. GO LISTEN! LINK:

Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sly 5th Avenue Orchestra
Remember Me (Jim Sharp Remix) – Marlena Shaw / Bleuboy
Liquid Spirit (20Syl Remix) – Gregory Porter
Omen – Disclosure w/ Sam Smith
Dreaming At The FUNKtion – JNTHN STEIN & Brasstracks (Skratch Bastid Biggie Edit)
Beastin’ – Redman
Good Times – Jamie XX w/ Young Thug & Popcaan
As Crazy As It Is – A-Trak & Zhu & Keznamdi
Lovesick Fuck – Mura Masa
Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabaraumba) – Jorge Ben
Elsa – Los Destellos
Break Away – Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash w/ Jessie Ware
Better man – Leon Bridges
Sweet Touch Of Love – Allen Toussaint
Black Friday – Kendrick Lamar
Lord Pretty Flaco Jodye – A$AP Rocky
Girls That Dance – Masego & Medasin
Benny & Lil’ Ze – Drew Howard & Birthday Boy
My Male Curiosity (The Reflex Revision) – Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Don’t Stop the Feeling – Roy Ayers
Sossego – Tim Maia
Quem Vai Querer – Aroop Roy
Sometimes – Enzo Siffredi
Let It Happen – Tame Impala
Surf – Vince Staples w/ Kilo Kish
Careless – Freddie Gibbs
Be Alright – Jarreau Vandal
Shutdown – Skepta
Oh My – Boogie
I Choose You – Willie Hutch
Hello – Erykah Badu w/ Andre 3000
Girl – The Internet w/ Kaytranada
Them Changes – Thundercat
Portrait Of Tracy – Kadhja Bonet
Love Call – Eric Lau
JB Suite – Tall Black Guy
Tezeta (Nostalgia) – Mulatu Astatke
Father John Misty – The Suburbs (Garage Session
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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)

    BAKERS DOZEN BONUS

    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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